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Rotational motion is an important concept in physics. We normally deal with linear motion in our introductory physics class and just gloss over this concept which leaves students confused.

In this experiment, we familiarize ourselves with this important concept and focus on some points below:

  • How a torque produces angular acceleration.
  • How the moment of inertia determines the acceleration in an object in response to torque.
  • How could we measure quantities like angular acceleration which is the change in angular velocity in the unit time?
  • Finally, just as in linear motion, there is ubiquitous friction which results in loss of energy. What factors determine this amount of friction?

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