# 8.01 Physics I: Classical Mechanics, Fall 1999 (Complete Lectures by Walter Lewin)

#### 8.01 is a first-semester freshman physics class in Newtonian Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics, and Kinetic Gas Theory. Created by MIT OpenCourseWare.

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1: Introduction

2: Powers of 10, Units, Dimensions, Uncertainties, Scaling Arguments

3: 1D Kinematics - Speed, Velocity, Acceleration

4: Vectors - Dot Products - Cross Products - 3D Kinematics

5: 3D Kinematics, Free Falling Reference Frames

6: Circular Motion, Centrifugal Forces, Perceived Gravity

7: Newton's Laws

8: Weight, Weightlessness in Free Fall, Weight in Orbit

9: Friction

10: First Exam Review

11: Hooke's Law, Springs, Pendulums, Simple Harmonic Motion

12: Work, Kinetic & Potential Energy, Gravitation, Conservative Forces

13: Air Drag, Resistive Forces, Conservative Forces, Terminal Velocity

14: Potential Energy, Derive Simple Harmonic Motion using Energy

15: Escape Velocities, Circular Orbits, Bound and Unbound Orbits, Power

16: Momentum, Conservation of Momentum, Center of Mass

17: Elastic & Inelastic Collisions, Center of Mass Frame of Reference

18: Impulse, Rockets

19: 2nd Exam Review

20: Rotating Objects, Moment of Inertia, Rotational KE, Neutron Stars

21: Angular Momentum, Torques, Conservation of Angular Momentum

22: Torques, Oscillating Bodies, Physical Pendulums

23: Kepler's Laws, Elliptical Orbits, Satellites, Orbital Changes

24: Doppler Effect, Binary Stars, Neutron Stars & Black Holes

25: Rolling Motion, Gyroscopes, VERY NON-INTUITIVE

26: Static Equilibrium, Stability, Rope Warker

27: Elasticity, Young's Modulus

28: Fluid Mechanics, Hydrostatics, Pascal's Principle, Atmosph. Pressure

29: Hydrostatics, Archimedes' Principle, Bernoulli's Equation

30: Third Exam Review

31: Simple Harmonic Motion, Energy Considerations, Torsional Pendulum

32: Forced Oscillations, Normal Modes, Resonances, Musical Instruments

33: Heat, Thermal Expansion

34: Kinetic Gas Theory, Ideal Gas Law, Phase Transitions

35: The Wonderful Quantum World, Breakdown of Classical Mechanics

36: Farewell Special, My Early Days in Astrophysics, Huge Balloons