Lectures (Video)

- 1. Measurements And Dimensional Analysis
- 2. 1D Kinematics
- 3. Vectors
- 4. 3D Kinematics
- 5. Circular Motion
- 6. Newton's Laws
- 7. Weight - Perceived Gravity
- 8. Friction
- 9. Review
- 10. Hooke's Law
- 11. Work - Kinetic Energy - Potential Energy
- 12. Non-Conservative Forces
- 13. Potential Energy
- 14. Sources of energy
- 15. Momentum
- 16. Elastic and Inelastic Collisions
- 17. Impulse
- 18. Review II
- 19. Rotating Rigid Bodies
- 20. Angular Momentum
- 21. Torques - Oscillating Bodies
- 22. Kepler's Laws
- 23. Doppler Effect
- 24. Rolling Motion and Gyroscopes
- 25. Static Equilibrium
- 26. Elasticity and Young's Modulus
- 27. Introduction to Fluid Mechanics
- 28. Hydrostatics and Bernoulli's Equation
- 29. Review III
- 30. Simple Harmonic Oscillations
- 31. Forced Oscillations
- 32. Heat - Thermal Expansion
- 33. Kinetic Gas Theory
- 34. Breakdown of Classical Mechanics
- 35. High-energy Astrophysics

## Classical Mechanics

### Course Summary

This course is based on

This course is conducted by Prof. Walter Lewin at MIT well-known for his dynamic and engaging teaching style. This is a first-semester freshman physics class in Newtonian Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics, and Kinetic Gas Theory. In addition to the basic concepts of Newtonian Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics, and Kinetic Gas Theory, a variety of interesting topics are covered in this course: Binary Stars, Neutron Stars, Black Holes, Resonance Phenomena, Musical Instruments, Stellar Collapse, Supernovae, Astronomical observations from very high flying balloons (lecture 35), and you will be allowed a peek into the intriguing Quantum World.
*8.01 Physics I: Classical Mechanics, Fall 1999*made available by*Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare*under the*Creative Commons BY-NC-SA*license.In the following video, Prof. Walter Lewin gives an overview of this course.

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### Reading Material

1.**Physics for Engineers and Scientists**

Ohanian, Hans C., and John T. Markert.

*Physics for Engineers and Scientists*. Vol. 1. 3rd ed. New York, NY: Norton, 2007. ISBN: 9780393930030.

### Course Material

1.**Assignments**

The problem sets and readings in this course are drawn from the 2nd edition of the textbook "Physics for Engineers and Scientists". (MIT OCW)

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**Exam Questions and Answers**

(MIT OCW)

### Other Resources

1.**Book: An Introduction to Mechanics**

Kleppner, Daniel, and Robert J. Kolenkow. An Introduction to Mechanics. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 1973.

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**Book: Essentials of Introductory Classical Mechanics**

Busza, Wit, Susan Cartwright, and Alan H. Guth. Essentials of Introductory Classical Mechanics. Boston, MA: Pearson Custom Publishing, 1997.