10.002 Physics I

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An introduction to Newtonian Mechanics. Topics will include: One dimensional Motion: kinematics with non-constant acceleration; Two Dimensional Motion: vector analysis, motion in a plane, relative inertial frames; Newton’s Laws of Motion: forces, linear motion, circular motion. Energy: work-energy theorem, potential energy, conservation of energy, and vibrational motion (simple harmonic oscillator); Systems of Particles: particle dynamics, momentum, center of mass, impulse, and conservation of momentum, continuous mass transfer, kinetic theory and the ideal gas; Two Dimensional Rotational Motion: rigid bodies, moment of inertia, rotational energy, torque, angular momentum, rotational statics and dynamics, conservation of angular momentum; Central force Motions; Fluid Mechanics.

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