Fundamentals of Physics (Classical Mechanics)

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This course called “Fundamentals of Physics (PHYS 200)” is an introduction to classical mechanics by Ramamurti Shankar. Shankar is John Randolph Huffman Professor of Physics at Yale. He received his B. Tech in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Madras and his Ph.D. in theoretical particle physics from the University of California, Berkeley.

This course provides a thorough introduction to the principles and methods of physics for students who have good preparation in physics and mathematics. Emphasis is placed on problem solving and quantitative reasoning.

Lecture structure:

00:00 – Chapter 1. Introduction and Course Organization
21:25 – Chapter 2. Newtonian Mechanics: Dynamics and Kinematics
28:20 – Chapter 3. Average and Instantaneous Rate of Motion
37:56 – Chapter 4. Motion at Constant Acceleration
52:37 – Chapter 5. Example Problem: Physical Meaning of Equations
01:08:42 – Chapter 6. Derive New Relations Using Calculus Laws of Limits


Full lecture list:

Lecture 2 Vectors in Multiple Dimensions
Lecture 3 Newton’s Laws of Motion
Lecture 4 Newton’s Laws (cont.) and Inclined Planes
Lecture 5 Work-Energy Theorem and Law of Conservation of Energy
Lecture 6 Law of Conservation of Energy in Higher Dimensions
Lecture 7 Kepler’s Laws
Lecture 8 Dynamics of a Multiple-Body System and Law of Conservation of Momentum
Lecture 9 Rotations, Part I: Dynamics of Rigid Bodies
Lecture 10 Rotations, Part II: Parallel Axis Theorem
Lecture 11 Torque
Exam 1 Midterm Exam
Lecture 12 Introduction to Relativity
Lecture 13 Lorentz Transformation
Lecture 14 Introduction to the Four-Vector
Lecture 15 Four-Vector in Relativity
Lecture 16 The Taylor Series and Other Mathematical Concepts
Lecture 17 Simple Harmonic Motion
Lecture 18 Simple Harmonic Motion (cont.) and Introduction to Waves
Lecture 19 Waves
Lecture 20 Fluid Dynamics and Statics and Bernoulli’s Equation
Lecture 21 Thermodynamics
Lecture 22 The Boltzmann Constant and First Law of Thermodynamics
Lecture 23 The Second Law of Thermodynamics and Carnot’s Engine
Lecture 24 The Second Law of Thermodynamics (cont.) and Entropy
Exam 2 Final Exam

 

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