# Physics I Classical Mechanics

MIT Course , Prof. Walter Lewin

### Lecture 1: Units - Dimensions - Measurements

##### Course Description :

Units - Dimensions - Measurements - Kinematics - Speed - Velocity - Acceleration - Vectors - Dot Products - Cross Products - 3D Kinematics - D Kinematics - Free Falling Reference Frames - Circular Motion - Centrifuges Moving - Reference Frames - Perceived Gravity - Newtons Laws - Weight - Perceived Gravity - Weightlessness Free Fall - Zero Gravity in Orbit (misnomer) - Friction - Exam Review - Hookes Law - Springs - Simple Harmonic Motion - Pendulum - Small Angle Approximation - Work - Kinetic Energy - Potential Energy - Conservative Forces - Conservation of Mechanical Energy - Newtons Law of Universal Gravitation - Non-Conservative Forces - Resistive Forces - Air Drag - Terminal Velocity - Potential Energy - Energy Considerations to Derive Simple Harmonic

Motion - Escape Velocities - Bound and Unbound Orbits - Circular Orbits - Various Forms of Energy - Power - Momentum - Conservation of Momentum - Center of Mass - Collisions - Elastic and Inelastic - Center of Mass Frame of Reference - Impulse - Rockets - Exam Review - Rotating Rigid Bodies - Moment of Inertia - Angular Momentum - Torques - Torques - Oscillating Bodies - Hoops - Keplers Laws - Elliptical Orbits - Satellites - Change of Orbits - Ham Sandwich - Doppler Effect - Binary Stars - Neutron Stars and Black Holes - Rolling Motion - Gyroscopes - Static Equilibrium - Stability - Rope Walker - Elasticity - Youngs Modulus - Fluid Mechanics - Pascals Principle - Hydrostatics - Archimedes Principle - Exam Review - Simple Harmonic Oscillations - Energy Considerations - Torsional Pendulum - Forced Oscillations - Normal Modes - Resonance - Natural Frequencies - Musical Instruments - Heat - Thermal Expansion - Kinetic Gas Theory - Ideal Gas Law - Isothermal Atmosphere - The Wonderful Quantum World - Breakdown of Classical Mechanics - Farewell Special - High-energy Astrophysics

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