5. The Electric Potential and Conservation of Energy

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Fundamentals of Physics, II (PHYS 201)

The law of conservation of energy is reviewed using examples drawn from Newtonian mechanics. The work-energy theorem is derived from first principles and used to initiate a discussion of the vector calculus underlying the law of conservation of energy.

00:00 – Chapter 1. Review of Electrostatics
03:49 – Chapter 2. Review of Law of Conservation of Energy
08:13 – Chapter 3. Deriving the Work-Energy Theorem and the Law of Conservation of Energy
59:33 – Chapter 4. Electric Potential

Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://open.yale.edu/courses

This course was recorded in Spring 2010.