PHYS 200 - Lecture 1 - Course Introduction and Newtonian Mechanics
Lecture 1 - Course Introduction and Newtonian Mechanics
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.
Wolfson and Pasachoff, Physics with Modern Physics, chapters 1-3.