Physics 201

Space, Time and motion

What does it mean for an object to be truly in motion? In this course, we will engage in a careful study of dynamics—the science of motion and its causes. We will pay particular attention to the ideas of space and time, and how they have developed over time. We will focus on reading selections from Galileo’s Dialogues concerning two new sciences, Pascal's Physical Treatises, Newton’s Principia and Einstein’s Relativity.

If you are not currently enrolled in this course, you are still welcome to sit in on any of my lecture sections. Or you can check out one of my online videos (to be posted shortly). I look forward to our time together this semester studying some of the most significant and insightful works on physics that have been written!

The course syllabus, homework exercise solutions, and other resources can be found by clicking on the links provided below.