Mechanics and Special Relativity by Harvard College
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Description This note covers the
following topics: oscillators damped and driven and resonance (how to rock your
car out of a snow bank or use a swing), an introduction to Lagrangian mechanics
and optimization, symmetries and Noether's theorem, special relativity,
collisions and scattering, rotational motion, angular momentum, torque, the
moment of inertia tensor (dynamic balance), gravitation, planetary motion, and a
quantitative introduction to some of the mindbending ideas of modern cosmology
like inflation and dark energy.
