- A. General Materials & Mathematics
- B. Statics
- C. Kinematics & Dynamics
- D. Rotational Mechanics
- E. Gravitation & Astronomy
- F. Fluid Mechanics
- G. Vibrations & Mechanical Waves
- H. Sound
- I. Thermodynamics
- J. Electrostatics & Magnetostatics
- K. Electromagnetic Principles
- L. Geometrical Optics
- M. Wave Optics
- N. Spectra & Color
- O. Vision
- P. Modern Physics
Work Done By Pushing On Wall
Illustrates that the wall and the floor do no work.
Cart with non-rotating wheels, two lead bricks.
The instructor, while standing on a cart weighted with two lead bricks, pushes off against the wall. The energy comes from the pusher, not from the wall or the floor or the air. Be careful. This can be dangerous if you get unbalanced. Of course, this danger to the instructor heightens the interest of the students.