Why do the Riders' Weights and Positions Affect the Seesaw's Motion?

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How Things Work: An Introduction to Physics
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From the lesson
Professor Bloomfield illustrates the physics concepts of rotational versus translational motion, Newton's law of rotation, and 5 physical quantities: angular position, angular velocity, angular acceleration, torque, and rotational mass using seesaws.

Meet the Instructors

  • Louis A. Bloomfield
    Louis A. Bloomfield
    Professor of Physics