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8.09 Classical Mechanics, Fall 2006

Chalkboard photograph showing equation.
An equation from the course as shown on a chalkboard in the MIT classroom. (Image by Prof. Boleslaw Wyslouch.)

Highlights of this Course

This course features an extensive set of readings and assignments.

Course Description

This class provides a formal introduction to classical mechanics, Euler-Lagrange equations, Hamilton's equations of motion used to describe central force motion, scattering, perturbation theory and Noether's theorem. The course also extends to continuous and relativistic systems and classical electrodynamics.
 

Staff

Instructor:
Prof. Boleslaw Wyslouch

Course Meeting Times

Lectures:
Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session

Level

Undergraduate

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