8.01X / ESG.801X Physics I: Classical Mechanics with an Experimental Focus

As taught in: Fall 2002

Intricate diagram showing how an experiment is set up.

Equipment set-up for the Falling Object Experiment. (Image by Prof. King and Dr. Dourmashkin.)

Level:

Undergraduate

Instructors:

Prof. Kate Scholberg

Dr. Peter Dourmashkin

Course Features

Course Description

Physics I is a first-year physics course which introduces students to classical mechanics. This course has a hands-on focus, and approaches mechanics through take-home experiments. Topics include: kinematics, Newton's laws of motion, universal gravitation, statics, conservation laws, energy, work, momentum, and special relativity.