For more information about Professor Shankar’s book based on the lectures from this course, Fundamentals of Physics: Mechanics, Relativity, and Thermodynamics, visit http://bit.ly/1jFIqNu.

Fundamentals of Physics (PHYS 200)

The lecture begins with a review of the loop-the-loop problem. Professor Shankar then reviews basic terminology in relation to work, kinetic energy and potential energy. He then goes on to define the Work-Energy Theorem. Finally, the Law of Conservation of Energy is discussed and demonstrated with specific examples.

00:00 – Chapter 1. More on Loop-the-Loop and Intro to Concept of Energy

11:57 – Chapter 2. Work-Energy Theorem and Power

29:19 – Chapter 3. Conservation of Energy: K2 + U2 = K1 + U1

44:39 – Chapter 4. Friction Force Effect on Work-Energy Theorem

56:13 – Chapter 5. Calculus Review: Small Changes

Complete course materials are available at the Yale Online website: online.yale.edu

This course was recorded in Fall 2006.