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8.012 Physics I: Classical Mechanics

As taught in: Fall 2008

Force diagram of a physical pendulum.

Classical mechanics provides an elegant means of describing the motion of a seemingly unwieldy system, like this physical pendulum. (Image courtesy of Wikipedia.)

Level:

Undergraduate

Instructors:

Prof. Adam Burgasser

Course Features

Course Description

This class is an introduction to classical mechanics for students who are comfortable with calculus. The main topics are: Vectors, Kinematics, Forces, Motion, Momentum, Energy, Angular Motion, Angular Momentum, Gravity, Planetary Motion, Moving Frames, and the Motion of Rigid Bodies.


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