Prof. Stanley Kowalski
Physics I is a first-year physics course which introduces students to classical mechanics. Topics include: space and time; straight-line kinematics; motion in a plane; forces and equilibrium; experimental basis of Newton's laws; particle dynamics; universal gravitation; collisions and conservation laws; work and potential energy; vibrational motion; conservative forces; inertial forces and non-inertial frames; central force motions; rigid bodies and rotational dynamics.
OCW Scholar courses are designed for self-paced study with no registration required. They are substantially more complete than typical OCW courses, blending new online content with material used in MIT classes.