Classical Mechanics

Chalkboard photograph showing equation.

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

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MIT Course Number

8.09

As Taught In

Fall 2006

Level

Undergraduate

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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.

Archived Versions

Wyslouch, Boleslaw. 8.09 Classical Mechanics, Fall 2006. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/physics/8-09-classical-mechanics-fall-2006 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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