# 2 Classes (24 Units)

**8.01**(12),

**18.06**(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 P. Dourmashkin and D. Chakrabarty.

Lecture occurs 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM 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.

# 18.06 Linear Algebra

Basic subject on matrix theory and linear algebra, emphasizing topics useful in other disciplines, including systems of equations, vector spaces, determinants, eigenvalues, singular value decomposition, and positive definite matrices. Applications to least-squares approximations, stability of differential equations, networks, Fourier transforms, and Markov processes. Uses linear algebra software. Compared with 18.700, more emphasis on matrix algorithms and many applications.

This class has 18.02 as a prerequisite.

18.06 will be offered this semester (Spring 2019). It is instructed by S. G. Johnson and A. Edelman.

Lecture occurs 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in 54-100.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

You can find more information at the MIT + 18.06 - Google Search site or on the 18.06 Stellar site.