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.
Law of Universal Gravitation, Cross Product, Torque, Angular Momentum
Astrophysics and Astronomy | Curriculum and Instruction | Numerical Analysis and Computation | Physics | Science and Mathematics Education
Morgan, W.A. and English, L.Q., "08 Rotational Motion, Torque, and Angular Momentum" (2019). VPython for Introductory Mechanics. 7.