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.
10 lecture videos
|1||State diagrams and the nature of physical laws||Watch lecture|
|2||Newton's law, phase space, momentum and energy||Watch lecture|
|3||Lagrangian, least action, Euler-Lagrange equations||Watch lecture|
|4||Symmetry and conservation laws||Watch lecture|
|5||The Hamiltonian||Watch lecture|
|6||Hamilton's equations||Watch lecture|
|7||Liouville s theorem||Watch lecture|
|8||Poisson brackets||Watch lecture|
|9||Electric and magnetic fields 1||Watch lecture|
|10||Electric and magnetic fields 2||Watch lecture|
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