8.011 Physics I
Introduces classical mechanics. Space and time: straight-line kinematics; motion in a plane; forces and equilibrium; experimental basis of Newton's laws; particle dynamics; universal gravitation; collisions and conservation laws; work and potential energy; vibrational motion; conservative forces; inertial forces and non-inertial frames; central force motions; rigid bodies and rotational dynamics. Designed for students with previous experience in 8.01; the subject is designated as 8.01 on the transcript.
This class has no prerequisites.
8.011 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by D. Pritchard.
Lecture occurs 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 36-144.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits.
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