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Lec 6 - Law of Conservation of Energy in Higher Dimensions

"Lec 6 - Law of Conservation of Energy in Higher Dimensions" Fundamentals of Physics (PHYS 200) The discussion on the Law of Conservation of Energy continues but is applied in higher dimensions. The notion of a function with two variables is reviewed. Conservative forces are explained and students are taught how to recognize and manufacture them. 00:00 - Chapter 1. Calculus Review: Small Changes for Motion in 2D 18:05 - Chapter 2. Work Done in 2D; Dot Products and Cross Products 36:16 - Chapter 3. Conservative and Non-conservative Forces 52:29 - Chapter 4. Cross Derivative Test for Potential Energy Equations 01:03:55 - Chapter 5. Application to Gravitational Potential Energy Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://open.yale.edu/courses This course was recorded in Fall 2006.

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