8.01L Physics I: Classical Mechanics

Fall 2005

Rotating gyroscope on the top of a nail.
This gyroscope remains upright while spinning due to its angular momentum. (Image courtesy of Wikipedia.)

Course Highlights

This course features a full set of assignments, exams, and lecture slides. This course is offered throughout the fall, and continues through the Independent Activities Period (IAP), which is a special 4-week term at MIT that runs from the first week of January until the end of the month.

Course Description

8.01L is an introductory mechanics course, which covers all the topics covered in 8.01T. The class meets throughout the fall, and continues throughout the Independent Activities Period (IAP).
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Dr. George Stephans

Course Meeting Times

Fall 2005:

Three sessions / week
Lec 1: 2 hours / session
Lec 2 and 3: 1 hour / session

One session / week
1 hour / session

IAP 2006:

Sixteen sessions for 4 weeks
2 hours / session

Four sessions for 4 weeks
1 hour / session