8.01X / ESG.801X Physics I: Classical Mechanics with an Experimental Focus

Fall 2002

Equipment set-up for the falling object experiment.
Equipment set-up for the Falling Object Experiment. (Image by Prof. King and Dr. Dourmashkin.)

Course Highlights

This course features problem sets with solutions given in assignments section, experiments in labs section, and practice exams.

Course Description

Physics I is a first-year physics course which introduces students to classical mechanics. This course has a hands-on focus, and approaches mechanics through take-home experiments. Topics include: kinematics, Newton's laws of motion, universal gravitation, statics, conservation laws, energy, work, momentum, and special relativity.
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Dr. Peter Dourmashkin
Prof. Kate Scholberg

Course Meeting Times

Three sessions / week
1 hour / session

Two sessions / week
1 hour / session