Learn physics just like an MIT freshman would in the Introductory Mechanics X-Series. This set of modules offered by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Massachusetts Institute of Technology - MITx will take you through the full set of topics covered in the first semester of physics at MIT.
In the first module, you’ll explore the basic kinematic description of motion and the causes of motion—forces—and discuss more complex situations, such as a rocket whose mass depends on time, or the tension in a massive rope.
Then you’ll learn to use energy (kinetic, potential) instead of forces to describe the same physics. Finally, we dive into more complicated topics such as angular momentum, torque, and rotational dynamics and end the series with a mathematical description of simple harmonic motion and use that to approximate the simple pendulum and other cases where we can approximate the potential function as a quadratic.
This series of courses requires the use of calculus, but many of the concepts will be reviewed as needed.
What you will learn
- Forces and Free Body Diagrams
- Circular Motion
- Torque and Rotational Dynamics
- Simple Harmonic Motion
- This is a series of 4 courses to be taken in sequence – 8.01.1x through 8.01.4x.
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Courses in this program
- Mechanics: Kinematics and Dynamics
- Mechanics: Momentum and Energy
- Mechanics: Rotational Dynamics
- Mechanics: Simple Harmonic Motion
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- 6 months
Start dates & application deadlines
DisciplinesMechanical Engineering General Engineering & Technology Mechatronics
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
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International176 USD/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 176 USD for the full programme during 6 months.
National176 USD/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 176 USD for the full programme during 6 months.
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