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8.01 Physics I: Classical Mechanics

8.01 Physics I: Classical Mechanics (Fall 1999, MIT OCW). This consists of 35 video lectures given by Professor Walter Lewin, dealing with Newtonian Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics, and Kinetic Gas Theory. In addition to the basic concepts of Newtonian Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics, and Kinetic Gas Theory, a variety of interesting topics are covered in this course: Binary Stars, Neutron Stars, Black Holes, Resonance Phenomena, Musical Instruments, Stellar Collapse, Supernovae, Astronomical observations from very high flying balloons (lecture 35), and the intriguing Quantum World.

Introduction


Lecture 01 - Powers of 10, Units, Dimensions, Uncertainties, Scaling Arguments
Lecture 02 - 1D Kinematics - Speed, Velocity, Acceleration
Lecture 03 - Vectors: Dot Products, Cross Products
Lecture 04 - The Motion of Projectiles (3D Kinematics, Free Falling Reference Frames)
Lecture 05 - Circular Motion, Centripetal Forces, Perceived Gravity
Lecture 06 - Newton's Laws
Lecture 07 - Weight, Weightlessness in Free Fall, Weight in Orbit
Lecture 08 - Frictional Forces
Lecture 09 - Review of Lectures 1 through 5
Lecture 10 - Hooke's Law, Simple Harmonic Oscillator
Lecture 11 - Work, Energy, and Universal Gravitation
Lecture 12 - Air Drag, Resistive Forces, Conservative Forces, Terminal Velocity
Lecture 13 - Equation of Motion for Simple Harmonic Oscillators
Lecture 14 - Orbits and Escape Velocity
Lecture 15 - Momentum, Conservation of Momentum, Center of Mass
Lecture 16 - Elastic and Inelastic Collisions
Lecture 17 - Momentum of Individual Objects, Rocket Equation
Lecture 18 - Review of Lectures 6 through 15
Lecture 19 - Rotating Rigid Bodies, Inertia, and Axis Theorems
Lecture 20 - Angular Momentum, Torques, Conservation of Angular Momentum
Lecture 21 - Torques, Oscillating Bodies, Physical Pendulums
Lecture 22 - Kepler's Laws, Elliptical Orbits, and Change of Orbits
Lecture 23 - Doppler Effect, Binary Stars, Neutron Stars and Black Holes
Lecture 24 - Rolling Motion, Gyroscopes
Lecture 25 - Static Equilibrium, Stability, Rope Walker
Lecture 26 - Elasticity and Young's Modulus
Lecture 27 - Fluid Mechanics, Hydrostatics, Pascal's Principle, Atmospheric Pressure
Lecture 28 - Hydrostatics, Archimedes' Principle, and Bernoulli's Equation
Lecture 29 - Review of Lectures 16 through 24
Lecture 30 - Simple Harmonic Oscillations of Suspended Solid Bodies
Lecture 31 - Forced Oscillations, Normal Modes, Resonances, Musical Instruments
Lecture 32 - Heat, Thermal Expansion
Lecture 33 - Kinetic Gas Theory, Ideal Gas Law, Phase Transitions
Lecture 34 - The Wonderful Quantum World, Breakdown of Classical Mechanics
Lecture 35 - Farewell Special - High-energy Astrophysics

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Instructor: Walter Lewin. Course Introduction. Powers of Ten - Units - Dimensions - Measurements - Uncertainties - Dimensional Analysis - Scaling Arguments. 1D Kinematics - Speed - Velocity - Acceleration. ...