Classical Mechanics (With Calculus)

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Open—Fall

This course covers topics in classical physics, including kinematics (uniform and accelerated motion), dynamics (forces in the universe), and associated conservation laws of matter (mass and energy), momentum and angular momentum. We will discuss all kinds of motion conceptually and mathematically using extensive graphical analytical methods. Emphasis will be on mathematical problem solving, as well as conceptual understanding. The principle of conservation of matter will be an integral core theory for this course. A weekly laboratory session will also be conducted. An optional course-within-a-course, preparing students for the MCAT, will be available for pre-med students and will count as part of their conference work. Open to any interested student. Permission of the instructor required. Students must have completed one year of calculus. It is also desirable that students have a basic knowledge of fundamental particles, much like those commonly covered in an intro chemistry course. Open to any interested student. Permission of the instructor is required. Students must have completed one year of calculus.