Physics I OpenCourseWare: A Free Online Undergraduate Physics Course by MIT

Published Jan 31, 2009

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Within its OpenCourseWare program MIT offers 'Physics I' as an OpenCourseWare. This class prepares students for more advanced mechanics-based physics courses by introducing the fundamental concepts of conservation and force laws. This undergraduate-level course is ideal for any student interested in eventually pursuing advanced Physics coursework.

Physics I: Course Specifics

Degree Level Free Audio Video Downloads
Undergraduate Yes No No Yes

Lectures/Notes Study Materials Tests/Quizzes
Yes Yes Yes

Physics I: Course Description

'Physics I' is taught by MIT Professors Peter Dourmashkin, J. David Litster, David Pritchard and Bernd Surrow. As part of the Bachelor of Science in Physics degree program at MIT, the course covers topics ranging from kinematics and advanced mathematics to Newton's Laws of Motion and Static equilibrium. Torque, collision theory, and rotational dynamics are also discussed in the 'Physics I' OpenCourseWare. The goal of this course is to help students develop an understanding of the basic fundamentals of physics and to help them use experimentation to verify what they have learned. In addition, students will be able to apply their knowledge in order to predict the motion of bodies using a variety of equations.

Course materials include downloadable lecture notes, assignments and exams. Students wanting to take this course should visit the intro to classical mechanics Physics course page.

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