8.09 Classical Mechanics II

Fall 2004

Chalkboard photograph showing equation.

An equation from the course as shown on a chalkboard in the MIT classroom. (Image by Prof. Boleslaw Wyslouch.)

Course Highlights

This course features readings, assignments with solutions, and exams with solutions.

Course Description

This course provides a formal introduction to classical mechanics. Topics include Euler-Lagrange equations, Hamilton's equations of motion used to describe central force motion, scattering, perturbation theory and Noether's theorem. The course also provides an extension to continuous and relativistic systems and classical electrodynamics.


Professor Wyslouch acknowledges the contributions of MIT Professor Christoph Paus to the development of the 8.09 materials.

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Prof. Boleslaw Wyslouch

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session