|Mar9-08, 03:08 PM||#1|
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Classical Mechanics: An introductory course
A complete set of lecture notes for an lower-division classical mechanics course. Topics covered include one-dimensional motion, three-dimensional motion, Newton's laws of motion, energy and momentum conservation, circular and rotational motion, statics, planetary motion, oscillations, and wave motion.
by: Richard Fitzpatrick (University of Texas)
|Nov4-10, 10:10 AM||#2|
I am here to post a similar compilation of information, but for an introductory calculus based physics course in Newtonian Mechanics. I wish that this could be posted on the main Introductory Physics Learning Materials page, and I hope that if an administrator reads this, they will consider that.
The following link contains a compilation of papers written by a former physics professor of mine. I post these now because I believe that he truly has an insightful way of presenting the topics of a introductory physics course. I think as a whole, the set of papers should be called "The Kapp Lectures on Physics", (of course playing on the very unique style of Richard Feynman in his "Feynman Lectures on Physics", which I find to be a similarly wonderful set of lectures... However I find the Kapp Lectures to be more accessible to the beginning student of physics.)
After taking Professor George Kapp's course in physics, I was able to go to MIT's website, download all of the Physics 8.01 tests, and do very well on each of them. I find these Lectures to be truly great, and I hope that you will take some time to have a look at them.
To find the papers, follow the link, and under where it says "Additional Discussion on Selected Topics" is a list of the papers in .doc and .pdf format.
By the way, I hope that I am not breaking any rules in this post. I read all of the sticky's and tried to put this post in the right place.
Thanks, and I hope this is helpful!
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