8.012 | Fall 2008 | Undergraduate

Physics I: Classical Mechanics

Course Description

This class is an introduction to classical mechanics for students who are comfortable with calculus. The main topics are: Vectors, Kinematics, Forces, Motion, Momentum, Energy, Angular Motion, Angular Momentum, Gravity, Planetary Motion, Moving Frames, and the Motion of Rigid Bodies.

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Force diagram of a physical pendulum.
Classical mechanics provides an elegant means of describing the motion of a seemingly unwieldy system, like this physical pendulum. (Image courtesy of Michael Malak on Wikimedia Commons.)