Monthly Archives: August 2013

What is Classical Mechanics?

This question does not have a precise answer.  A good approximation is probably “physics excluding quantum mechanics” (the other field of mechanics).  A more detailed discussion of its meaning is given in Wikipedia.  Here is a portion of that discussion: … Continue reading

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Background to the ILEAD course: “The Theoretical Minimum”

The Theoretical Minimum is the title of a series of public lectures given by the famous Stanford physicist Leonard Susskind.  On the home page of theoreticalminimum.com, Susskind discusses his target audience: A number of years ago I became aware of … Continue reading

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