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Chapter 10: Rotations about a Fixed Axis

Many everyday objects undergo motion in a circle including: a spinning compact disk, the wheels (and other components) of a car, and a ceiling fan to name just a few.

While motion in a circle occurs in two dimensions, it turns out that this motion has a lot in common with motion on a line. We will analyze this motion using all of the techniques we have developed in one-dimensional and two-dimensional motion.

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