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1. Course Introduction and Newtonian Mechanics

Fundamentals of Physics (PHYS 200) Professor Shankar introduces the course and answers student questions about the material and the requirements. He gives an overview of Newtonian mechanics and explains its two components: kinematics and dynamics. He then reviews basic concepts in calculus through two key equations: x = x0 + v0t + ? at2 and v2 = v02+ 2 a (x-x0), tracing the fate of a particle in one dimension along the x-axis. 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 Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: This course was recorded in Fall 2006.
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