8.012 Physics I


Class Info

Elementary mechanics, presented in greater depth than in 8.01. Newton's laws, concepts of momentum, energy, angular momentum, rigid body motion, and non-inertial systems. Uses elementary calculus freely; concurrent registration in a math subject more advanced than 18.01 is recommended. In addition to covering the theoretical subject matter, students complete a small experimental project of their own design. Freshmen admitted via AP or Math Diagnostic for Physics Placement results.

This class has no prerequisites.

8.012 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Fall semester, and will be instructed by M. Soljacic.

Lecture occurs 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 6-120.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Physics I: Classical Mechanics site or on the 8.012 Stellar site.

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