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Part 1 Mechanics

Useful weblinks

Roller Coaster G-Forces This website has good examples of circular motion and weightlessness using g-forces on a roller coaster. http://www.physicsclassroom.com/mmedia/circmot/rcd.cfm

Simultaneity Albert Einstein and the Theory of Relativity The website has a video that gives a demonstration and explanation of simultaneity in Einstein's special theory of relativity. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wteiuxyqtoM

Inelastic Collision: Car Rear Ends Truck This website shows an animation of an inelastic collision between a car and truck, and shows a calculation of the conservation and transfer of momentum from one object to another. http://www.physicsclassroom.com/mmedia/momentum/creti.cfm

Elastic Collision: Car Rear Ends Truck This website shows an animation of an elastic collision between a car, and truck and shows a calculation of the conservation and transfer of momentum from one object to another. http://www.physicsclassroom.com/mmedia/momentum/trece.cfm

Physics: Newton's Second Law for Rotational Motion This website gives a video demonstration of Newton's second law for rotational motion. The video describes the concepts of torque, moment of inertia and angular acceleration.

Adding Vectors: How to Find the Resultant of Three or More Vectors This website has a video tutorial of vector addition. It takes students through algebraically adding vectors together using vector components.

Hyperphysics Concepts: Mechanics This website has information relating to mechanics, energy, momentum, velocity and acceleration, with examples for each of the topics. The site also includes many links to related physics topics. http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/hph.html#mechcon

PhysCasts: Stopping a rotating satellite This YouTube clip shows the worked solution of a problem involving Newton's second law for rotational motion.

Solved Problems: Box on an Inclined Plane This website provides an example of solving a problem using Newton's Laws. There are hints available to guide the student through the process.

Physics: Energy and Momentum Julius Sumner Miller This site is a seven-minute YouTube video of Julius Sumner Miller explaining and demonstrating the concepts of energy and momentum.

Centripetal vs Centrifugal This website discusses the important difference between centripetal and centrifugal force in circular motion.

Conservation of Angular Momentum This YouTube clip provides a thorough discussion of angular momentum, and situations in which it is a conserved quantity. Qualitative and quantitative examples are given.

Planetary Orbit Simulator This website provides an interactive simulator to analyse the various parameters of an orbiting body. Kepler's Laws are applied to the animated orbit. http://astro.unl.edu/naap/pos/animations/kepler.html