8.01 Classical Mechanics

This course features lecture notes, problem sets with solutions, exams with solutions, links to related resources, and a complete set of videotaped lectures. The 35 video lectures by Professor Lewin, were recorded on the MIT campus during the Fall of 1999. Prof. Lewin is well-known at MIT and beyond for his dynamic and engaging lecture style.

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Course IntroductionGo to this video
1: Units, Dimensions, and Scaling Arguments
2: Introduction to Kinematics
3: Vectors
4: The Motion of Projectiles
5: Uniform Circular Motion
6: Newton’s First, Second, and Third Laws
7: Weight, Perceived Gravity, and Weightlessnes
8: Frictional Forces
9: Review of Lectures 1 through 5
10: Hooke’s Law, Simple Harmonic Oscillator
11: Work, Energy, and Universal Gravitation
12: Resistive Forces
13: Equation of Motion for Simple Harmonic Oscillators
14: Orbits and Escape Velocity
15: Momentum and its Conservation
16: Elastic and Inelastic Collisions
17: Momentum of Individual Objects
18: Review of Lectures 6 through 15
19: Rotating Rigid Bodies, Inertia, and Axis Theorems
20: Angular Momentum
21: Torque
22: Kepler’s Laws, Elliptical Orbits, and Change of Orbits
23: Doppler Effect, Binary Stars, Neutron Stars and Black Holes
24: Rolling Motion, Gyroscopes
25: Static Equilibrium, Stability, Rope Walker
26: Elasticity and Young’s Modulus
27: Gases and Incompressible Liquids
28: Hydrostatics, Archimedes’ Principle, and Fluid Dynamics
29: Review of Lectures 16 through 24
30: Simple Harmonic Oscillations of Suspended Solid Bodies
31: Pendulums and Springs
32: Thermal Expansion
33: Ideal-Gas Law
34: Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle
35: Professor Lewin’s Early days at MIT
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