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In chapter 8, students consider again the motion of a comet around the Sun, but now consider torque and angular momentum. Newton’s Law of Universal Gravitation is introduced, as well as the cross product and how to code it in VPython. Exercises are suggested.

Publication Date

2019

Keywords

Law of Universal Gravitation, Cross Product, Torque, Angular Momentum

Disciplines

Astrophysics and Astronomy | Curriculum and Instruction | Numerical Analysis and Computation | Physics | Science and Mathematics Education

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© 2019 W.A. Morgan and L.Q. English, Carlisle, PA 17013
All Rights Reserved.
https://scholar.dickinson.edu/vpythonphysics/

08 Rotational Motion, Torque, and Angular Momentum
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