Fundamentals of Physics: Conservation of Energy in Higher Dimensions

Conservation of Energy in Higher Dimensions

The discussion on the Law of Conservation of Energy continues but is applied in higher dimensions. The notion of a function with two variables is reviewed. Conservative forces are explained and students are taught how to recognize and manufacture them.


00:00 - Chapter 1. Calculus Review: Small Changes for Motion in 2D
18:05 - Chapter 2. Work Done in 2D; Dot Products and Cross Products
36:16 - Chapter 3. Conservative and Non-conservative Forces
52:29 - Chapter 4. Cross Derivative Test for Potential Energy Equations
01:03:55 - Chapter 5. Application to Gravitational Potential Energy