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Introduction to Classical Mechanics

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Classical Mechanics – OCR (H556)

In this course, Professor Derek Raine (University of Leicester) explores classical mechanics, in particular Newton’s Three Laws of Motion, covering Topics 3.5.1 (a) and (b) in the OCR A Level Physics A (H556) Specification. In the first mini-lecture, we give an introduction to classical mechanics, discussing Newton’s motivations for developing this theory and learn about inertial states. In the second mini-lecture, we learn about Newton’s first law of motion (3.5.1a). In the third mini-lecture, we explore Newton’s second law of motion (3.5.1a). In the fourth mini-lecture, we discuss Newton’s third law of motion (Topic 3.5.1a). In the fifth mini-lecture, we explore momentum as well as elastic and inelastic collisions (Topic 3.5.1b).

Introduction to Classical Mechanics

In this mini-lecture, we introduce classical mechanics, focusing in particular on: (i) classical mechanics vs classical dynamics; (ii) Isaac Newton’s motivations for contributing to this area of physics; (iii) previous understandings of motion before classical mechanics was developed; and (iv) inertial states.

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Raine, D. (2023, August 24). Classical Mechanics – OCR (H556) - Introduction to Classical Mechanics [Video]. MASSOLIT.

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Raine, D. "Classical Mechanics – OCR (H556) – Introduction to Classical Mechanics." MASSOLIT, uploaded by MASSOLIT, 24 Aug 2023,


Prof. Derek Raine

Prof. Derek Raine

Leicester University