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14

Systems of Particles

Lecture no. 14 from the course: Physics and Our Universe

Systems of Particles

Taught by Professor Richard Wolfson | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

How do you analyze a complex system in motion? One special point in the system, called the center of mass, reduces the problem to its simplest form. Also learn how a system's momentum is unchanged unless external forces act on it. Then apply the conservation of momentum principle to analyze inelastic and elastic collisions.

60 Lectures

1
Image of The Fundamental Science
The Fundamental Science
0 of 30 min
2
Image of Languages of Physics
Languages of Physics
0 of 31 min
3
Image of Describing Motion
Describing Motion
0 of 28 min
4
Image of Falling Freely
Falling Freely
0 of 30 min
5
Image of It's a 3-D World!
It's a 3-D World!
0 of 28 min
6
Image of Going in Circles
Going in Circles
0 of 29 min
7
Image of Causes of Motion
Causes of Motion
0 of 30 min
8
Image of Using Newton's Laws—1-D motion
Using Newton's Laws—1-D motion
0 of 31 min
9
Image of Action and Reaction
Action and Reaction
0 of 29 min
10
Image of Newton's Laws in 2 and 3 Dimensions
Newton's Laws in 2 and 3 Dimensions
0 of 29 min
11
Image of Work and Energy
Work and Energy
0 of 30 min
12
Image of Using Energy Conservation
Using Energy Conservation
0 of 29 min
13
Image of Gravity
Gravity
0 of 30 min
14
Image of Systems of Particles
Systems of Particles
0 of 30 min
15
Image of Rotational Motion
Rotational Motion
0 of 33 min
16
Image of Keeping Still
Keeping Still
0 of 30 min
17
Image of Back and Forth—Oscillatory Motion
Back and Forth—Oscillatory Motion
0 of 31 min
18
Image of Making Waves
Making Waves
0 of 28 min
19
Image of Fluid Statics—The Tip of the Iceberg
Fluid Statics—The Tip of the Iceberg
0 of 30 min
20
Image of Fluid Dynamics
Fluid Dynamics
0 of 30 min
21
Image of Heat and Temperature
Heat and Temperature
0 of 29 min
22
Image of Heat Transfer
Heat Transfer
0 of 30 min
23
Image of Matter and Heat
Matter and Heat
0 of 30 min
24
Image of The Ideal Gas
The Ideal Gas
0 of 30 min
25
Image of Heat and Work
Heat and Work
0 of 30 min
26
Image of Entropy—The Second Law of Thermodynamics
Entropy—The Second Law of Thermodynamics
0 of 30 min
27
Image of Consequences of the Second Law
Consequences of the Second Law
0 of 30 min
28
Image of A Charged World
A Charged World
0 of 31 min
29
Image of The Electric Field
The Electric Field
0 of 30 min
30
Image of Electric Potential
Electric Potential
0 of 30 min
31
Image of Electric Energy
Electric Energy
0 of 28 min
32
Image of Electric Current
Electric Current
0 of 30 min
33
Image of Electric Circuits
Electric Circuits
0 of 30 min
34
Image of Magnetism
Magnetism
0 of 29 min
35
Image of The Origin of Magnetism
The Origin of Magnetism
0 of 30 min
36
Image of Electromagnetic Induction
Electromagnetic Induction
0 of 31 min
37
Image of Applications of Electromagnetic Induction
Applications of Electromagnetic Induction
0 of 28 min
38
Image of Magnetic Energy
Magnetic Energy
0 of 30 min
39
Image of AC/DC
AC/DC
0 of 30 min
40
Image of Electromagnetic Waves
Electromagnetic Waves
0 of 30 min
41
Image of Reflection and Refraction
Reflection and Refraction
0 of 31 min
42
Image of Imaging
Imaging
0 of 29 min
43
Image of Wave Optics
Wave Optics
0 of 32 min
44
Image of Cracks in the Classical Picture
Cracks in the Classical Picture
0 of 29 min
45
Image of Earth, Ether, Light
Earth, Ether, Light
0 of 30 min
46
Image of Special Relativity
Special Relativity
0 of 30 min
47
Image of Time and Space
Time and Space
0 of 31 min
48
Image of Space-Time and Mass-Energy
Space-Time and Mass-Energy
0 of 31 min
49
Image of General Relativity
General Relativity
0 of 30 min
50
Image of Introducing the Quantum
Introducing the Quantum
0 of 30 min
51
Image of Atomic Quandaries
Atomic Quandaries
0 of 31 min
52
Image of Wave or Particle?
Wave or Particle?
0 of 31 min
53
Image of Quantum Mechanics
Quantum Mechanics
0 of 31 min
54
Image of Atoms
Atoms
0 of 31 min
55
Image of Molecules and Solids
Molecules and Solids
0 of 30 min
56
Image of The Atomic Nucleus
The Atomic Nucleus
0 of 30 min
57
Image of Energy from the Nucleus
Energy from the Nucleus
0 of 31 min
58
Image of The Particle Zoo
The Particle Zoo
0 of 30 min
59
Image of An Evolving Universe
An Evolving Universe
0 of 30 min
60
Image of Humble Physics—What We Don't Know
Humble Physics—What We Don't Know
0 of 31 min

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