Students will learn to apply Newton's 2nd law in the case of rotational dynamics.
Understand how the transition from slipping to rolling occurs in the context of a thrown bowling ball.
Understand the concept of rotational inertia (moment of inertia) by analyzing the motion of a circus tightrope walker.
An example problem using torque and tension is worked out.
A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Newton's Second Law for Rotation.