Physics I: Classical Mechanics with an Experimental Focus

Intricate diagram showing how an experiment is set up.

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


MIT Course Number

8.01X / ES.801X

As Taught In

Fall 2002



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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.

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Scholberg, Kate, and Peter Dourmashkin. 8.01X Physics I: Classical Mechanics with an Experimental Focus, Fall 2002. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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