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Course# PHYS-101(c): General physics : mechanics (IN I)

Summary

Le but du cours de physique générale est de donner à l'étudiant les notions de base nécessaires à la compréhension des phénomènes physiques. L'objectif est atteint lorsque l'étudiant est capable de prévoir quantitativement les conséquences de ces phénomènes avec des outils théoriques appropriés.

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Christophe Marcel Georges Galland

I studied at Ecole Polytechnique in Paris (X2003) and received my PhD in 2010 from ETH Zürich for a thesis in solid-state quantum optics with individual carbon nanotubes, in the Quantum Photonics Group of Prof. Ataç Imamoglu. As a postdoctoral researcher ...

Sylvain Bréchet

Sylvain Bréchet was born on October 13th, 1981 in Moudon (legal origin Epesses, VD, Switzerland).
He obtained a Master of Science in physics at EPFL in 2005. He went on to Cambridge for his PhD studies in theoretical cosmology from 2005 to 2009 under the ...

Lectures in this course (28)

PHYS-100: Advanced physics I (mechanics)

La Physique Générale I (avancée) couvre la mécanique du point et du solide indéformable. Apprendre la mécanique, c'est apprendre à mettre sous forme mathématique un phénomène physique, en modélisant l

PHYS-101(f): General physics : mechanics

Le but du cours de physique générale est de donner à l'étudiant les notions de base nécessaires à la compréhension des phénomènes physiques. L'objectif est atteint lorsque l'étudiant est capable de pr

PHYS-101(a): General physics : mechanics

Le but du cours de physique générale est de donner à l'étudiant les notions de base nécessaires à la compréhension des phénomènes physiques. L'objectif est atteint lorsque l'étudiant est capable de pr

PHYS-101(en): General physics : mechanics (English)

Students will learn the principles of mechanics to enable a better understanding of physical phenomena, such as the kinematics and dyamics of point masses and solid bodies. Students will acquire the c

PHYS-101(e): General physics : mechanics

Le cours "Physique générale" fournit les notions de base nécessaires à la compréhension de phénomènes physiques comme la mécanique du point matériel. L'objectif est atteint lorsque que l'on peut prédi

Plasma Physics: Introduction

Learn the basics of plasma, one of the fundamental states of matter, and the different types of models used to describe it, including fluid and kinetic.

Plasma Physics: Introduction

Learn the basics of plasma, one of the fundamental states of matter, and the different types of models used to describe it, including fluid and kinetic.

Point particle

A point particle (ideal particle or point-like particle, often spelled pointlike particle) is an idealization of particles heavily used in physics. Its defining feature is that it lacks spatial extension; being dimensionless, it does not take up space. A point particle is an appropriate representation of any object whenever its size, shape, and structure are irrelevant in a given context. For example, from far enough away, any finite-size object will look and behave as a point-like object.

Trajectory

A trajectory or flight path is the path that an object with mass in motion follows through space as a function of time. In classical mechanics, a trajectory is defined by Hamiltonian mechanics via canonical coordinates; hence, a complete trajectory is defined by position and momentum, simultaneously. The mass might be a projectile or a satellite. For example, it can be an orbit — the path of a planet, asteroid, or comet as it travels around a central mass. In control theory, a trajectory is a time-ordered set of states of a dynamical system (see e.

Constraint (classical mechanics)

In classical mechanics, a constraint on a system is a parameter that the system must obey. For example, a box sliding down a slope must remain on the slope. There are two different types of constraints: holonomic and non-holonomic. First class constraints and second class constraints Primary constraints, secondary constraints, tertiary constraints, quaternary constraints. Holonomic constraints, also called integrable constraints, (depending on time and the coordinates but not on the momenta) and Nonholonomic system Pfaffian constraints Scleronomic constraints (not depending on time) and rheonomic constraints (depending on time).

Kinematics

Kinematics is a subfield of physics, developed in classical mechanics, that describes the motion of points, bodies (objects), and systems of bodies (groups of objects) without considering the forces that cause them to move. Kinematics, as a field of study, is often referred to as the "geometry of motion" and is occasionally seen as a branch of mathematics. A kinematics problem begins by describing the geometry of the system and declaring the initial conditions of any known values of position, velocity and/or acceleration of points within the system.

Cartesian coordinate system

In geometry, a Cartesian coordinate system (UKkɑːrˈtiːzjən, USkɑːrˈtiʒən) in a plane is a coordinate system that specifies each point uniquely by a pair of real numbers called coordinates, which are the signed distances to the point from two fixed perpendicular oriented lines, called coordinate lines, coordinate axes or just axes (plural of axis) of the system. The point where they meet is called the origin and has (0, 0) as coordinates.

Introduction to Mechanics: Concepts and ApplicationsPHYS-101(c): General physics : mechanics (IN I)

Covers fundamental mechanics concepts, emphasizing the application of Newton's laws and the importance of choosing the right reference frame for describing motion.

Kinematics in Cartesian CoordinatesPHYS-101(c): General physics : mechanics (IN I)

Covers kinematics in Cartesian coordinates and the impact of forces in non-inertial reference frames.

Kinematics of Point ParticlesPHYS-101(c): General physics : mechanics (IN I)

Explores the kinematics of point particles, covering position, velocity, acceleration, and trajectories.

Acceleration and RotationPHYS-101(c): General physics : mechanics (IN I)

Explores acceleration derivation, vector rotation, and coordinate systems in rotational motion.

Feedback and Coordination in Physics LecturesPHYS-101(c): General physics : mechanics (IN I)

Covers feedback, kinematics, rotational motion, and rigid body dynamics in physics.