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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Fall 2006



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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.

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Boleslaw Wyslouch. 8.09 Classical Mechanics, Fall 2006. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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