Physics Unit 9 - Rotational Kinematics

High School, College, and AP Physics 1

Rotational Kinematics is the first of three courses covering the major topic of "Rotational Motion". Rotational motion is broken up into four sub-units, Kinematics, Dynamic, and Energy & Momentum. Really what we are doing here is breaking down the physics of rotational motion by analyzing and incorporated all of our prior linear motion units.

Rotational motion is a difficult and overwhelming unit for many first year physics students. Try your hardest to slow it down, take notes, and make those connections to our previous units.

In this course we will focus on the kinematics of rotation spending a great deal of time on topics such as angular displacement, angular velocity, and angular acceleration. We will also explore some strong algebraic relationships and connect Uniformally Accelerated Motion to rotation.

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Corey Mousseau
Corey Mousseau

Corey Mousseau is a highly qualified classroom science teacher in New York State. He has been teaching physics and related courses in NY State for over 15 years.

Physics is often overwhelming for many students. Over the years Corey has mastered the art of exciting students into falling in love with this wonderful field of science. Through a blend of conceptual understanding, demonstrations, and quantitative analysis Corey has found the correct formula for engaging individuals into highly successful physics students.

Corey holds a degree in secondary education in physics as well as a master's degree in integrating technology in the classroom. He a high school Cross Country Coach, a Science Olympiad Coach, and a New York State Master Teacher. Corey has a lovely wife, two young boys, and teachers at Plattsburgh High School in upstate NY.

While at Plattsburgh High School (PHS) Corey has had the opportunity to teach many different courses which have all had a focus on excellence, rigor, and mastery.

Courses Corey currently teaches during the traditional school day:

  • AP Physics 1
  • AP Physics 2
  • NY State Regents Physics
  • AP Physics C: Mechanics
  • Robotics 1
  • Robotics 2
  • Science Olympiad

Corey has been a dedicated science teacher since he was 22 years old and has influenced countless students along the way. His students show him respect, admiration, and commitment and he provides them with the same. Ask any student at PHS - Mr. Mousseau cares and is more than willing to help you become the strongest physics student you can.

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