This course is designed to serve as a first course in an undergraduate electrical engineering (EE), or electrical engineering and computer science (EECS) curriculum. The course introduces the fundamentals of the lumped circuit abstraction. Topics covered include: resistive elements and networks; independent and dependent sources; switches and MOS transistors; digital abstraction; amplifiers; energy storage elements; dynamics of first- an...more
This lecture reviews selected concepts previously covered in lectures 6 through 15. Professor Lewin covers work-energy theorem, pendulum energy, simple harmonic oscillators, Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation, resistive forces, and finally collisions and conservation of momentum. At the beginning of class a top is spun on the desk in the lecture hall to show that friction dissipates the top's kinetic energy into heat, and the top quickl...more
This lecture covers resistive forces such as air drag. It includes the viscous (linear in velocity) and pressure (quadratic in velocity) terms. Quantitative demonstrations with balloons and with ball bearings dropped in syrup are shown. He concludes with numerical calculations of air drag examples, also discussing the contribution of air drag to the quantitative experiments down earlier in the course with falling apples.