Day 71: Two Pucks Demo

The Matter & Interactions curriculum offers this video demonstration (link to source video) as a way to get at the idea of rotational kinetic energy and, more importantly, analyzing scenarios from the perspective of the “point particle system” and the “real system.”

I highly recommend reading Chapter 9 of the M&I text for a unique and eye-opening perspective:

Also see this presentation on the Point Particle System.


About Frank Noschese

HS Physics Teacher constantly questioning my teaching.

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