__Classical Mechanics and Relativity __

** Overview:** There are 5 units on classical mechanics: W1
on the harmonic oscillator, CM1 on work and energy, CM2 on angular
momentum, CM3 on central force motion, and CM 4 on non-inertial
systems. Units CM1 and W1 must both be done at the beginning of 323.
They are prerequisites for all other units. CM2 amd CM4 can then be
done without additional prerequisites, but CM3 can only done after CM2
is successfully completed. CM2 is also a prerequisite for the unit QM4
which involves angular momentum in quantum mechanics. There are two
units on relativity which use the same textbook: R1 on the special
theory of relativity and R2 on relativistic energy and momentum Links to the
different classical mechanics and relativity units can be found below.

__Textbook: ____ __

D. Kleppner and R. Kolenkow, *An Introduction to Mechanics
*

It is your responsibility to either purchase or ensure the availability of this textbook for the units on classical mechanics. Many other useful textbooks and references on classical mechanics can be found in the Physics Library.

**CLASSICAL MECHANICS UNITS **

Note that some of the units below come in "PDF" versions in addition to the "html" version. The PDF versions do a better job of displaying the formulas.

- CM1, Work and Energy
- W1, The Harmonic Oscillator and PDF Version
- CM2, Angular Momentum Prerequisites: W1 and CM1
- CM3, Central Force Motion Prerequisite: CM2
- CM4, Non-inertial Systems Prerequisites: W1 and CM1
- R1, The Special Theory of Relativity and PDF Version Prerequisite: CM4
- R2 Relativistic Energy and Momentum Prerequisite: R1

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