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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Mechanics: Simple Harmonic Motion

Massachusetts Institute of Technology via edX

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This is the fourth of a series of four modules that cover calculus-based mechanics. You will explore simple harmonic motion through springs and pendulums. This short course will culminate in the ability to use the Taylor Formula to approximate a variety of other situations as simple harmonic motion.

The modules are based on material in MIT's Physics I, which is required for all MIT undergraduates, and is being offered as an XSeries on edX. Please visit the Introductory Mechanics XSeries Program Page to learn more and to enroll in all four modules.

To understand the material in this course you should have taken Mechanics: Kinematics and Dynamics, Mechanics: Momentum and Energy, and Mechanics: Rotational Dynamics.

Taught by

Peter Dourmashkin, Deepto Chakrabarty, Michelle Tomasik and Analia Barrantes


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    Class was good and infoative regarding simple harmonic motion of the pendulum... It is good to watch that how many students actively are participating in the course.. I have got the info through a mail

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