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Circles, Pyramids, Cones, and Spheres

Lecture no. 8 from the course: Change and Motion: Calculus Made Clear, 2nd Edition

Circles, Pyramids, Cones, and Spheres

Taught by Professor Michael Starbird | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

The description of moving objects is one of the most direct applications of calculus. Analyzing the trajectories and speeds of projectiles has an illustrious history. This includes Galileo's famous experiments in Pisa and Newton's theories that allow us to compute the path and speed of projectiles, from baseballs to planets.


January 5, 2017