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Classical Mechanics I

Classical Mechanics is Physics I the way that Newton envisioned. It requires a solid understanding of the math courses up through Differential Equations and Linear Algebra. The most important topic in this course is the Lagrangian. 

The prerequisites for this course are:  Physics II, and Multivariable Calculus 

This course is a co- or prerequisite for: Differential Equations

Book resources 

Section 11.1 - Two Masses and Three Springs

Section 11.2 - Identical Springs and Equal Masses

Section 11.3 - Two Weakly Coupled Oscillators

Section 11.4 - Lagrangian Approach: The Double Pendulum

Section 11.5 - The General Case

Section 11.6 - Three Coupled Pendulums

Section 11.7 - Normal Coordinates