8.01T Physics I

Fall 2004

Photograph of the set-up for experiment 9 on angular momentum.

Photograph of the set-up for experiment 9 on angular momentum. (Photo courtesy of the MIT Physics Department.)

Course Highlights

This course features a complete set of  lecture notes and lab experiment materials. In addition, all exams and  problem set assignments are available, including solutions.

Course Description

This freshman-level course is an introduction to classical mechanics. The subject is taught using the TEAL (Technology Enabled Active Learning) format which features small group interaction via table-top experiments utilizing laptops for data acquisition and problem solving workshops.


The TEAL project is supported by The Alex and Brit d'Arbeloff Fund for Excellence in MIT Education, MIT iCampus, the Davis Educational Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the Class of 1960 Endowment for Innovation in Education, the Class of 1951 Fund for Excellence in Education, the Class of 1955 Fund for Excellence in Teaching, and the Helena Foundation.

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.

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Dr. Peter Dourmashkin
Prof. J. David Litster
Prof. David Pritchard
Prof. Bernd Surrow

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
2 hours / session
One session / week
1 hour / session