Introduction to the MIT 8.01 course

author: Walter H. G. Lewin, Linguistics and Philosophy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT
recorded by: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT
published: Oct. 10, 2008,   recorded: September 1999,   views: 26106
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The goal is to introduce the students for the first time to physics that's to say calculus based physics. Many students have had that in high school and many have not, and 8.01 the first course of physics covers not only Newtonian mechanics that is at the heart of the course.

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Comment1 Chinmayi Karmalkar, May 2, 2010 at 8:58 a.m.:

Dear Lewin Sir,

I have been through all your lectures and found them very interesting and informative. I am 16 yrs old and studying and residing in India. I have thoroughly enjoyed learning Physics with you Sir.
Thank You very much,

Best Wishes and Regards,


Comment2 ZhangBin, August 15, 2010 at 7:53 p.m.:

Dear Prof. Walter Lewin
I am a worker in China.I love physics since I was young.But I chose a different major in college.Now I am 27.It is not easy for me to study physics from the beginning at this age.You and your lectures have given me a lot of courage and confidence to restart.Thank you very much. You are the best teacher I have ever seen.

Best Resgards!


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