# 3 Classes (36 Units)

**8.01**(12),

**8.02**(12),

**8.03**(12)

# 8.01 Physics I

Introduces classical mechanics. Space and time: straight-line kinematics; motion in a plane; forces and static equilibrium; particle dynamics, with force and conservation of momentum; relative inertial frames and non-inertial force; work, potential energy and conservation of energy; kinetic theory and the ideal gas; rigid bodies and rotational dynamics; vibrational motion; conservation of angular momentum; central force motions; fluid mechanics. Subject taught using the TEAL (Technology-Enabled Active Learning) format which features students working in groups of three, discussing concepts, solving problems, and doing table-top experiments with the aid of computer data acquisition and analysis.

This class has no prerequisites.

8.01 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Fall semester, and will be instructed by D. Chakrabarty and P. Dourmashkin.

Lecture occurs 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 26-152.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

You can find more information at the MIT + 8.01 - Google Search site or on the 8.01 Stellar site.

# 8.02 Physics II

Introduction to electromagnetism and electrostatics: electric charge, Coulomb's law, electric structure of matter; conductors and dielectrics. Concepts of electrostatic field and potential, electrostatic energy. Electric currents, magnetic fields and Ampere's law. Magnetic materials. Time-varying fields and Faraday's law of induction. Basic electric circuits. Electromagnetic waves and Maxwell's equations. Subject taught using the TEAL (Technology Enabled Active Learning) studio format which utilizes small group interaction and current technology to help students develop intuition about, and conceptual models of, physical phenomena.

This class has 18.01, and 8.01 as prerequisites.

8.02 will be offered this semester (Spring 2019). It is instructed by N. Gedik, M. Tegmark, P. Dourmashkin and R. Redwine.

Lecture occurs 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 26-152.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

You can find more information at the MIT + 8.02 - Google Search site or on the 8.02 Stellar site.

# 8.03 Physics III

Mechanical vibrations and waves; simple harmonic motion, superposition, forced vibrations and resonance, coupled oscillations, and normal modes; vibrations of continuous systems; reflection and refraction; phase and group velocity. Optics; wave solutions to Maxwell's equations; polarization; Snell's Law, interference, Huygens's principle, Fraunhofer diffraction, and gratings.

This class has 18.02, and 8.02 as prerequisites.

8.03 will be offered this semester (Spring 2019). It is instructed by Y-J. Lee and R. Comin.

Lecture occurs 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 6-120.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

You can find more information at the MIT + 8.03 - Google Search site or on the 8.03 Stellar site.