Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-1-1989

Publication Title

American Journal of Physics

Abstract

An alternative approach to the stability of torque‐free rotations and to top nutation that emphasizes conservation laws and physical reasoning is examined. It is felt that such an approach, which is largely free of sophisticated mathematics, would be useful in teaching these topics in rotational motion at the introductory physics level.

Original Citation

Lock, James A. "An Alternative Approach to the Teaching of Rotational Dynamics." American Journal of Physics 57 (1989): 428-432.

DOI

10.1119/1.15996

Version

Postprint

Volume

57

Issue

5

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