We walk or ride on our vehicles to our destinations daily. Does our movement have any effect on the rotation of the earth according to Newton's law? What will be the effect if we move all the peoples ...
I understand that angular momentum is a vector, etc.. But, what really happens when some object, say a ball for example, is set to rotate along two axes? What would the resulting motion look like?
If I'm standing at the equator, jump, and land 1 second later, the Earth does NOT move 1000mph (or .28 miles per second) relative to me, since my velocity while jumping is also 1000mph. However, ...
Where exactly does the equation $MR^2$ for moment of inertia come from? The quantity itself seems fairly arbitrary.
I was doing an exercise in physics and I noted that the angular acceleration was negative. What does that mean?
I am currently reading about angular position, angular velocity, and angular acceleration. I came across this paragraph that was particularly confusing, and was wondering if someone could perhaps help ...
So, I have my force, and a distance vector. I've already calculated whether or not the force passes through the center of mass. How does one get the angular and linear acceleration from this force? I ...