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Physics is a study of Energy and its transformations. One of the ways of energy transformation happens when objects are set in motion. Description of motion has been studied in Mechanics I module. The emphasis on mechanics I was on the kinematic and dynamic description of particles motion.
This module extends the kinematics and dynamics of particle motion to dynamics of a system of particles; rotational motion rigid bodies and Gravitation. Hence ability solve problems using the equation of motion of a rotating rigid body when the motion is about any fixed axis, as well as when the motion is about a principal axis will be developed. Furthermore the learner will be able to calculate the kinetic energy of rotation of a rotating rigid body and use this as an additional form of kinetic energy in solving problems using the conservation of energy.