8.09 Classical Mechanics

Fall 2006

Chalkboard photograph showing equation.
An equation from the course as shown on a chalkboard in the MIT classroom. (Image by Prof. Boleslaw Wyslouch.)

Course Highlights

This course features an extensive set of readings and assignments.

Course Description

This class provides a formal introduction to classical mechanics, Euler-Lagrange equations, Hamilton's equations of motion used to describe central force motion, scattering, perturbation theory and Noether's theorem. The course also extends to continuous and relativistic systems and classical electrodynamics.
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Prof. Boleslaw Wyslouch

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session



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