Classical Mechanics II

Illustration of a counterweight trebuchet.

A counterweight trebuchet, a medieval compound machine. Students in this class have to build a small trebuchet and demonstrate that it works. (Image by MIT OpenCourseWare.)


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January IAP 2017



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This undergraduate course is a broad, theoretical treatment of classical mechanics, useful in its own right for treating complex dynamical problems, but essential to understanding the foundations of quantum mechanics and statistical physics.

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Matthew Evans. 8.223 Classical Mechanics II. January IAP 2017. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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