PHYS 200 - Lecture 1 - Course Introduction and Newtonian Mechanics

Lecture 1 - Course Introduction and Newtonian Mechanics

Overview

Professor Shankar introduces the course and answers student questions about the material and the requirements. He gives an overview of Newtonian mechanics and explains its two components: kinematics and dynamics. He then reviews basic concepts in calculus through two key equations: x = x0 + v0t + ½ at2 and v2 = v02+ 2 a (x-x0), tracing the fate of a particle in one dimension along the x-axis.

Resources

Assignment

Wolfson and Pasachoff, Physics with Modern Physics, chapters 1-3.

Course Media

Transcript

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Audio

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