Students will learn to solve Yo-Yo type problems. That is problems where an object is rotating in free fall yet attached to a string (or some other similar restraint).
Understand the dynamics of rotating objects in the context of a spinning yo-yo.
A demonstration is used to illustrate the rotational kinematics of a yo-yo.
The rotational properties of a yo-yo are explained using calculations, and the results are compared to those of the demonstration.
A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Yo-Yo Type Problems.