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Classical Mechanics

Newtonian, Hamiltonian and Lagrangian descriptions of motion.

Can you find the angle at which the projectile travels furthest when launched at 40 m/s? What if you launched it at 30 m/s? Does the angle change?

Watch how computational dynamics helps two quadrocopters not only balance an inverted pendulum, but also throw and catch it amongst themselves.

This course provides a thorough introduction to the principles and methods of physics for students who have good preparation in physics and mathematics. Emphasis is placed on problem solving and quantitative reasoning.

**Instructor**:
Prof. Ramamurti Shankar, Yale University

**Topics covered**:
Newtonian Mechanics,
Special Relativity,
Gravitation,
Thermodynamics,
Waves

**Course level**: Beginning Undergraduate

This course provides a delightful introduction to classical mechanics, the theoretical underpinning of modern physics. The course begins with a discussion of the allowable laws of physics and then delve into Newtonian mechanics. It then proceeds to present three formulations of classical mechanics respectively by Lagrange, Hamiltonian and Poisson. Throughout ...

**Instructor**:
Prof. Leonard Susskind, Stanford University

**Topics covered**:
Newtonian Mechanics,
Hamiltonian Mechanics,
Lagrangian Mechanics

**Course level**: Advanced Undergraduate