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Prof. Walter Lewin, 8.01 Physics I: Classical Mechanics, Fall 1999. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), http://ocw.mit.edu (Accessed November 21, 2008). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

Prof. Stanley Kowalski, 8.01 Physics I, Fall 2003. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), http://ocw.mit.edu (Accessed November 21, 2008). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

Dr. George Stephans, 8.01L Physics I: Classical Mechanics, Fall 2005. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), http://ocw.mit.edu (Accessed November 21, 2008). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

Dr. Peter Dourmashkin, Prof. J. David Litster, Prof. David Pritchard, Prof. Bernd Surrow, 8.01T Physics I, Fall 2004. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), http://ocw.mit.edu (Accessed November 21, 2008). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

Dr. Peter Dourmashkin, Prof. Kate Scholberg, 8.01X Physics I: Classical Mechanics with an Experimental Focus, Fall 2002. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), http://ocw.mit.edu (Accessed November 21, 2008). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

Prof. Walter Lewin, 8.02 Electricity and Magnetism, Spring 2002. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), http://ocw.mit.edu (Accessed November 21, 2008). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

Prof. John Belcher, Dr. Peter Dourmashkin, Prof. Robert Redwine, Prof. Bruce Knuteson, Prof. Gunther Roland, Prof. Bolek Wyslouch, Dr. Brian Wecht, Prof. Eric Katsavounidis, Prof. Robert Simcoe, Prof. Joseph Formaggio, Andy Neely, Matthew Strafuss, Prof. Eric Hudson, Dr. Sen-Ben Liao, 8.02 Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism, Spring 2007. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), http://ocw.mit.edu (Accessed November 21, 2008). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

Prof. Gabriella Sciolla, 8.022 Electricity and Magnetism, Fall 2004. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), http://ocw.mit.edu (Accessed November 21, 2008). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

Dr. Peter Dourmashkin, Prof. Gunther Roland, 8.02X Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism with an Experimental Focus, Spring 2005. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), http://ocw.mit.edu (Accessed November 21, 2008). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

Prof. John Belcher, Dr. Peter Dourmashkin, Prof. Michael Feld, Prof. Eric Hudson, Prof. John Joannopoulos, Prof. Bruce Knuteson, Dr. George Stephans, 8. 8.02T Physics (Electricity and Magnetism) Labs, Spring 2005. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), http://ocw.mit.edu (Accessed November 21, 2008). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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Model Airplane on a Wire Practice Problem

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Physics I Practice Problem 6 (and its solution) covers calculating tension in wire, critical angle, and safe speed for flight. Course: 8.01 Physics I, Fall 2003Instructor: Prof. Stanley Kowalski Prof. Stanley Kowalski, 8.01 Physics I, Fall 2003. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), http://ocw.mit.edu (Accessed November 21, 2008). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/web/terms/terms/index.htm#cc http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/legalcode
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Sliding Bead on Wire Practice Problem

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Physics I Practice Problem 4 (and its solution) covers finding normal force from wire and height the bead attains on the way back up. Course: 8.01 Physics I, Fall 2003Instructor: Prof. Stanley Kowalski Prof. Stanley Kowalski, 8.01 Physics I, Fall 2003. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), http://ocw.mit.edu (Accessed November 21, 2008). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/web/terms/terms/index.htm#cc http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/legalcode
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Uniform Circular Motion Practice Problem

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Physics I Practice Problem 1 (solution not included) covers the speed and acceleration of an object moving in a circle of constant radius. Course: 8.01L Physics I: Classical Mechanics, Fall 2005Instructor: Dr. George Stephans Dr. George Stephans, 8.01L Physics I: Classical Mechanics, Fall 2005. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), http://ocw.mit.edu (Accessed November 21, 2008). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/web/terms/terms/index.htm#cc http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/legalcode
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Circular Motion with Gravity Practice Problem

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Physics I Practice Problem 1 (solution not included) covers forces and acceleration of objects moving in vertical circular paths. Course: 8.01L Physics I: Classical Mechanics, Fall 2005Instructor: Dr. George Stephans Dr. George Stephans, 8.01L Physics I: Classical Mechanics, Fall 2005. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), http://ocw.mit.edu (Accessed November 21, 2008). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/web/terms/terms/index.htm#cc http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/legalcode
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Angular Speed Practice Problem

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Physics I Practice Problem 1 (solution not included) covers the relative angular speed of two objects at different points on a merry-go-round. Course: 8.01L Physics I: Classical Mechanics, Fall 2005Instructor: Dr. George Stephans Dr. George Stephans, 8.01L Physics I: Classical Mechanics, Fall 2005. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), http://ocw.mit.edu (Accessed November 21, 2008). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/web/terms/terms/index.htm#cc http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/legalcode
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Uniform Circular Motion Practice Problems

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Physics I Practice Problems 11 through 13 (and their solutions) cover whirling objects; circular motion inside a cone; and a car on a banked turn. Course: 8.01T Physics I, Fall 2004Instructors: Dr. Peter Dourmashkin, Prof. J. David Litster, Prof. David Pritchard, Prof. Bernd Surrow Dr. Peter Dourmashkin, Prof. J. David Litster, Prof. David Pritchard, Prof. Bernd Surrow, 8.01T Physics I, Fall 2004. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), http://ocw.mit.edu (Accessed November 21, 2008). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/web/terms/terms/index.htm#cc http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/legalcode
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Circular Motion and Conservation of Mechanical Energy Practice Problem

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Physics I Practice Problem 23 (and its solution) covers the motion of an object along a frictionless loop-the-loop track. Course: 8.01T Physics I, Fall 2004Instructors: Dr. Peter Dourmashkin, Prof. J. David Litster, Prof. David Pritchard, Prof. Bernd Surrow Dr. Peter Dourmashkin, Prof. J. David Litster, Prof. David Pritchard, Prof. Bernd Surrow, 8.01T Physics I, Fall 2004. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), http://ocw.mit.edu (Accessed November 21, 2008). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/web/terms/terms/index.htm#cc http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/legalcode
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Beads Sliding Along a Ring Practice Problem

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Physics I Practice Problem 23 (and its solution) covers the forces acting on a suspended ring with sliding beads. Course: 8.01T Physics I, Fall 2004Instructors: Dr. Peter Dourmashkin, Prof. J. David Litster, Prof. David Pritchard, Prof. Bernd Surrow Dr. Peter Dourmashkin, Prof. J. David Litster, Prof. David Pritchard, Prof. Bernd Surrow, 8.01T Physics I, Fall 2004. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), http://ocw.mit.edu (Accessed November 21, 2008). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/web/terms/terms/index.htm#cc http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/legalcode
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Circular Motion and Centripetal Forces and Acceleration Practice Problems

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Physics I Practice Problems 1 through 21 (solutions not included) cover circular motion; reference frames; centripetal force and friction; non-uniform circular motion; accelerating circular motion; centripetal force; centripetal acceleration; car wrecks; uniform circular motion; vertical circular motion; bicycle tires; and turntables. Course: 8.01T Physics I, Fall 2004Instructors: Dr. Peter Dourmashkin, Prof. J. David Litster, Prof. David Pritchard, Prof. Bernd Surrow Dr. Peter Dourmashkin, Prof. J. David Litster, Prof. David Pritchard, Prof. Bernd Surrow, 8.01T Physics I, Fall 2004. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), http://ocw.mit.edu (Accessed November 21, 2008). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/web/terms/terms/index.htm#cc http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/legalcode
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Spinning Ball Practice Problem

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Physics I Practice Problem 4 (solution not included) covers tension in strings suspending a ball from a spinning vertical rod. Course: 8.01T Physics I, Fall 2004Instructors: Dr. Peter Dourmashkin, Prof. J. David Litster, Prof. David Pritchard, Prof. Bernd Surrow Dr. Peter Dourmashkin, Prof. J. David Litster, Prof. David Pritchard, Prof. Bernd Surrow, 8.01T Physics I, Fall 2004. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), http://ocw.mit.edu (Accessed November 21, 2008). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/web/terms/terms/index.htm#cc http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/legalcode
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Rolling and Work Practice Problem

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Physics I Practice Problem 11 (solution not included) covers work done on a ball rolling in a spiral path along the inside of a hollow cylinder. Course: 8.01T Physics I, Fall 2004Instructors: Dr. Peter Dourmashkin, Prof. J. David Litster, Prof. David Pritchard, Prof. Bernd Surrow Dr. Peter Dourmashkin, Prof. J. David Litster, Prof. David Pritchard, Prof. Bernd Surrow, 8.01T Physics I, Fall 2004. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), http://ocw.mit.edu (Accessed November 21, 2008). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/web/terms/terms/index.htm#cc http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/legalcode
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Experiment 4 Pre-Lab Practice Problem

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Physics I Practice Problem 5 (and its solution) covers finding the spring constant of a spring; finding the radius of an object in uniform circular motion. Course: 8.01T Physics I, Fall 2004Instructors: Dr. Peter Dourmashkin, Prof. J. David Litster, Prof. David Pritchard, Prof. Bernd Surrow Dr. Peter Dourmashkin, Prof. J. David Litster, Prof. David Pritchard, Prof. Bernd Surrow, 8.01T Physics I, Fall 2004. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), http://ocw.mit.edu (Accessed November 21, 2008). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/web/terms/terms/index.htm#cc http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/legalcode
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Rotational Kinematics Practice Problem

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Physics I Practice Problem 1 (and its solution) covers velocity and centripetal acceleration of a person on the Earth's surface. Course: 8.01T Physics I, Fall 2004Instructors: Dr. Peter Dourmashkin, Prof. J. David Litster, Prof. David Pritchard, Prof. Bernd Surrow Dr. Peter Dourmashkin, Prof. J. David Litster, Prof. David Pritchard, Prof. Bernd Surrow, 8.01T Physics I, Fall 2004. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), http://ocw.mit.edu (Accessed November 21, 2008). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/web/terms/terms/index.htm#cc http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/legalcode
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Banked Turn Practice Problem

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Physics I Practice Problem 2 (and its solution) covers the motion of a car traversing a banked circular turn. Course: 8.01T Physics I, Fall 2004Instructors: Dr. Peter Dourmashkin, Prof. J. David Litster, Prof. David Pritchard, Prof. Bernd Surrow Dr. Peter Dourmashkin, Prof. J. David Litster, Prof. David Pritchard, Prof. Bernd Surrow, 8.01T Physics I, Fall 2004. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), http://ocw.mit.edu (Accessed November 21, 2008). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/web/terms/terms/index.htm#cc http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/legalcode
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Tetherball Practice Problem

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Physics I Practice Problem 3 (and its solution) covers the motion of a ball suspended from a string and travelling in a vertical circle. Course: 8.01T Physics I, Fall 2004Instructors: Dr. Peter Dourmashkin, Prof. J. David Litster, Prof. David Pritchard, Prof. Bernd Surrow Dr. Peter Dourmashkin, Prof. J. David Litster, Prof. David Pritchard, Prof. Bernd Surrow, 8.01T Physics I, Fall 2004. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), http://ocw.mit.edu (Accessed November 21, 2008). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/web/terms/terms/index.htm#cc http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/legalcode
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Planetary Rotation Practice Problem

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Physics I: Classical Mechanics Practice Problem 5 (and its solution) covers finding maximum rotation period for planet from density; and calculating periods. Course: 8.01 Physics I: Classical Mechanics, Fall 1999Instructor: Prof. Walter Lewin Prof. Walter Lewin, 8.01 Physics I: Classical Mechanics, Fall 1999. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), http://ocw.mit.edu (Accessed November 21, 2008). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/web/terms/terms/index.htm#cc http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/legalcode
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U-Control Model Airplane Practice Problem

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Physics I Practice Problem 14 (and its solution) covers U-controlled model airplanes. Course: 8.01L Physics I: Classical Mechanics, Fall 2005Instructor: Dr. George Stephans Dr. George Stephans, 8.01L Physics I: Classical Mechanics, Fall 2005. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), http://ocw.mit.edu (Accessed November 21, 2008). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/web/terms/terms/index.htm#cc http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/legalcode
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