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Historically, a set of core concepts: Space, time, mass, force, momentum, torque, and angular momentum, were introduced in Newtonian Mechanics in order to solve the most famous physics problem, the motion of the planets. The principles of mechanics successfully described many other phenomena encountered in the world. Conservation Laws involving energy, momentum and angular momentum provided a second parallel approach to solving many of the same problems. In this course, we will investigate both approaches: Force and conservation laws.

Our goal is to develop a conceptual understanding of the core concepts, a familiarity with the experimental verification of our theoretical laws, and an ability to apply the theoretical framework to describe and predict the motions of bodies.

Classical Mechanics MIT

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Historically, a set of core concepts: Space, time, mass, force, momentum, torque, and angular momentum, were introduced in Newtonian Mechanics in order to solve the most famous physics problem, the motion of the planets. The principles of mechanics successfully described many other phenomena encountered in the world. Conservation Laws involving energy, momentum and angular momentum provided a second parallel approach to solving many of the same problems. In this course, we will investigate both approaches: Force and conservation laws.

Our goal is to develop a conceptual understanding of the core concepts, a familiarity with the experimental verification of our theoretical laws, and an ability to apply the theoretical framework to describe and predict the motions of bodies.

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    0.1 Vectors vs. Scalars

    0.1 Vectors vs. Scalars

    • 1 min
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    0.2 Vector Operators

    0.2 Vector Operators

    • 2 min
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    0.3 Coordinate Systems and Unit Vectors

    0.3 Coordinate Systems and Unit Vectors

    • 1 min
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    0.4 Vectors - Magnitude and Direction

    0.4 Vectors - Magnitude and Direction

    • 39 sec
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    0.5 Vector Decomposition into components

    0.5 Vector Decomposition into components

    • 1 min
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    0.6 Going Between Representations

    0.6 Going Between Representations

    • 1 min

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