Exercises in this video:
1. If you are standing on Earth’s equator (radius about 6380km), how fast are you going? What is your rotational velocity? What is your angular velocity?
2. A tiny cat, mass 0.50kg is clinging to the edge of a record spinning at 45rpm. If the radius of the record is 0.10m, what is the frictional force keeping that cat moving in a circle?
3. If Dianna, mass 60 kg, is standing on a scale on the equator, what does the scale actually read?
4. Dianna and Marie want to balance on a seesaw. But Marie has 3 times Dianna’s mass. How far away from Dianna should they move the fulcrum in order to balance the seesaw?
Special thanks to propulsion engineer Diana Alsindy for her awesome shoutout at the end of the video! You can follow her on Twitter @DianaAlsindy
Dianna Cowern – Executive Producer/Host/Writer
Jeff Brock – Lead Writer/Course Designer
Laura Chernikoff – Producer
Rachel Watson – Video Editor
Sophia Chen – Researcher/Writer
Erika K. Carlson – Researcher/Writer
Hope Butner – Production Assistant
Levi Butner – Videographer
Lauren Ivy – Set Design
Vanessa Hill – Consulting Producer
Aleeza McCant – Illustrator
Rachel Allen – Illustrator
Consultant – Kyle Kitzmiller
Lucy Brock, Samantha Ward – Curriculum Consultants
Cathy Cowern – Transcription