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Lecture# Newton's Laws

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This lecture covers Newton's three laws of motion, reflections on them, fundamental forces, empirical forces, and exercises. It also discusses the gravitational and electromagnetic forces, including Coulomb's law and the force between charges.

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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

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