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The Physics Philes, lesson 52: Torque, This is Your Moment (of Inertia)

Oh. My. Glob. This is week 52. Fifty-two weeks (give or take a couple) of studying physics. It’s been, at various times, frustrating, fun, and rage-inducing. But it’s mostly been a hoot and a half, and I’m nowhere near done. So! Let’s get on with it! As promised, this week …

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The Physics Philes, lesson 51: Pipe Dreams

Last week we started discussing a brand-spanking-new topic: torque! At the end of last week’s saga, I left you with several different methods of calculating torque. This week I’ll do my best to show you how those equations work. Are you ready to go? LET’S DO IT. We have a …

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The Physics Philes, lesson 50: Torque It

Holy cow. We’re on lesson 50 of the Physics Philes. I’ve learned so much on this endeavor, and yet, there is so much to go. So onward! This week we will start a discussion of torque. We know from previous installments that the net force applied to a body gives …

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