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 be offered this semester (Spring 2018). It is instructed by D. Pritchard.
Lecture occurs 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 36-144.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits.
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