Schedule and Reading Assignments 8.01

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Reading Sources:

Classical Mechanics: MIT 8.01 Course Notes http://web.mit.edu/8.01t/www/coursedocs/current/guide.htm Week 1

Sept 4/5 W01D2 Introduction to TEAL, Concept of Force and Newton’s Laws

Reading Assignment:

Chapter 1 The History and Limitations of Classical Mechanics

Chapter 2 Units, Dimensional Analysis, Problem Solving, and Estimation, Sections 2.1-2.2

Chapter 07 Newton’s Laws of Motion, Sections 7.1-7.4

Sept 6 W01D3 Kinematics and Motion (Emphasis on Differentiation and Integration)

Problem Solving Worked Examples

Reading Assignment:

Chapter 2 Units, Dimensional Analysis, Problem Solving, and Estimation, Section 2.5

Chapter 4 One Dimensional Kinematics, Sections 4.1-4.6

Week 2

Sept 9/10 W02D1 Vectors and Two Dimensional Motion

Reading Assignment:

Chapter 3 Vectors, Sections 3.1-3.2

Chapter 5 Two Dimensional Kinematics, Sections 5.1-5.2

Chapter 6 Circular Motion, Sections 6.1-6.3

Tuesday Sept 10 Problem Set 1 Due 9 pm

Sept 11/12 W02D02 Applications of Newton’s Second Law

Reading Assignment:

Chapter 7 Newton’s Laws of Motion, Sections 7.1-7.4

Chapter 8 Applications of Newton’s Second Law, Sections 8.1-8.4.1

Sept 13 W02D3 Problem Solving 01: Applications of Newton’s Laws

Reading Assignment:

Chapter 8 Applications of Newton’s Second Law, Section 8.6: Example 8.6-8.9

9/19/13

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Week 3

Sept 16/17 W03D1 Applications of Newton’s Second Law: Continuous Systems and

Differential Equations

Reading Assignment:

Chapter 8 Applications of Newton’s Second Law, Sections 8.4: Examples 8.3-4. Section 8.4.2,

Section 8.5

Tuesday Sept 17 Problem Set 2 Due 9 pm

Sept 18/19 W03D2 Review

Sept 19 Exam One Vectors, Kinematics, and Force 7:30-9:30 pm Rooms to be Announced

Sept 20 W03D3 No Class Student Holiday

Week 4

Sept 23/24 W04D1 Circular Motion Kinematics

Reading Assignment:

Chapter 6 Circular Motion, Sections 6.1-6.2

Sept 25/26