Fundamentals of Physics: Work-Energy Theorem and Conservation of Energy

Work-Energy Theorem and Conservation of Energy

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