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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 the lectures, Prof. Susskind focuses on the relation between symmetries and conservation laws.

Topics covered

Newtonian Mechanics,
Hamiltonian Mechanics,
Lagrangian Mechanics
Course level

Advanced Undergraduate

Course material

10 lecture videos

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