At this writing I do not know how far we will get in the first class. I’ve planned the first class to go fairly slowly so we all have a chance to pick up the mathematical thread and I expect that we will not get quite into calculus during the first class.

In this, the second, class we will resume from where the first class leaves off. I will plan to cover integral and differential calculus and the kinematics of motion, although, as before, it is not critical to reach a certain point. **Please read through page 57 in the book. This reading will take you through Interlude 2 on Integral Calculus.** It’s only eleven more pages but the content is significant. If we have to return to these topics after my absence, that will be fine.

Susskind’s second video lecture is about the dynamics of particle motion and covers a fair bit of territory. If you don’t recall much, or any, calculus, I would defer the second video lecture until we have touched on calculus in class. If you’re currently comfortable with most of the material in Lecture 2 in the book on motion, then by all means go ahead with Susskind’s second video lecture.