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Departmental Colloquium

Title
Interpretation and Misinterpretation of Newton’s Second Law for Variable Mass Systems  
Guest Speaker
Prof. Kanzo Nakayama  
Guest Affiliation
Department of Physics and Astronomy, UGA  
When
Thursday, November 16, 2017 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm  
Location
Physics Auditorium (Rm 202)  
Details
Misinterpretation of Newton’s Second Law for variable mass systems currently found in the literature is addressed. In particular, it is shown that Newton’s Second law in the form F = dp/dt is valid for variable mass systems in general, contrary to the claims by some authors that it is not.  

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