Archived Versions

8.09 Classical Mechanics

As taught in: Fall 2006

Chalkboard photograph showing equation.

An equation from the course as shown on a chalkboard in the MIT classroom. (Image by Prof. Boleslaw Wyslouch.)

Level:

Undergraduate

Instructors:

Prof. Boleslaw Wyslouch

Course Features

Course Description

This class provides a formal introduction to classical mechanics, Euler-Lagrange equations, Hamilton's equations of motion used to describe central force motion, scattering, perturbation theory and Noether's theorem. The course also extends to continuous and relativistic systems and classical electrodynamics.