Civil and Environmental Engineering

Physics Video Course By Prof. Sanjay Sarma (MIT)
Students Enrolled: 0 Total Lecturs: 10
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What will I learn from this course?

  • Appreciate Kinematics, force momentum etc


  • anybody who is entering to any engineering stream

Who is the target audience?

  • Anybody who wants to have a strong base in Physics

Course Curriculum

Total: 10 lectures

  • 41m 44s

    Lec 1: Course information; Begin kinematics

  • 1h 17m 33s

    Lec 2: The spider on a Frisbee problem

  • 1h 19m 24s

    Lec 3: Pulley problem, angular velocity, magic formula

  • 1h 18m 51s

    Lec 4: Magic and super-magic formulae

  • 1h 19m 13s

    Lec 5: . Super-magic formula, degrees of freedom

  • Lec 6:

  • 1h 16m 42s

    Lec 7: Impulse, skier separation problem

  • 1h 17m 53s

    Lec 8: Single particle; Two particles

  • 1h 20m 38s

    Lec 9: Dumbbell problem, multiple particle systems

  • 1h 13m 59s

    Lec 10: Three cases, rolling disc problem


This class is an introduction to the dynamics and vibrations of lumped-parameter models of mechanical systems. Topics include kinematics; force-momentum formulation for systems of particles and rigid bodies in planar motion; work-energy concepts; virtual displacements and virtual work; Lagrange's equations for systems of particles and rigid bodies in planar motion; linearization of equations of motion; linear stability analysis of mechanical systems; free and forced vibration of linear multi-degree of freedom models of mechanical systems.

About Tutor

  • Tutor: Prof. Sanjay Sarma (MIT)
  • Tests Packages: 0
  • Students: 0

Sanjay Sarma Vice President for Open Learning,He also leads the Office of Digital Learning, 
which oversees MIT OpenCourseWare and supports the development and use of digital technology for on-campus teaching and massive open online courses (MOOCs).
He is also the Fred Fort Flowers (1941) and Daniel Fort Flowers (1941) Professor of Mechanical Engineering at MIT. 
A co-founder of the Auto-ID Center at MIT, Sarma developed many of the key technologies behind the EPC suite of RFID standards now used worldwide. 
He was the founder and CTO of OATSystems, which was acquired by Checkpoint Systems (NYSE: CKP) in 2008, 
and he has worked at Schlumberger Oilfield Services in Aberdeen, UK, and at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratories in Berkeley, California.
Currently, Sarma serves on the boards of GS1, EPCglobal, several startup companies including Senaya and ESSESS, 
and edX, the not-for-profit company set up by MIT and Harvard to create and promulgate an open-source platform for the distribution of free online education worldwide.
He also advises several national governments and global companies.
Author of more than 75 academic papers in computational geometry, sensing, RFID, automation, and CAD, 
Sarma is the recipient of numerous awards for teaching and research, including the MacVicar Fellowship, the Business Week eBiz Award, 
and InformationWeek's Innovators and Influencers Award. He received his bachelor’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, 
his master’s degree from Carnegie Mellon University, and his PhD from the University of California at Berkeley.

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