Torque: Crash Course Physics #12

It's all about how you pull—not how hard! The 12th installment in a physics series explains the importance of the direction and angle of force when calculating torque. The narrator includes a discussion of the moment of inertia as well as angular momentum.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Post the video as a resource for absent pupils or those needing extra instruction
  • Create a guided notes document to accompany the video
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires a strong understanding of translational motion
Pros
  • Compares translational and rotational motion
  • Builds on prior knowledge to develop new concepts
Cons
  • None