Earth to Mars

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 8.1 - The Problem

Section 8.2 - CM and Relative Coordinates; Reduced Mas

Section 8.3 - The Equations of Motion

Section 8.4 - The Equivalent One-Dimensional Problem

Section 8.5 - The Equation of the Orbit

Section 8.6 - The Kepler Orbits

Section 8.7 - The Unbounded Kepler Orbits

Section 8.8 - Changes of Orbit