Classical Mechanics 1 (B.Sc. Autumn (Sep-Dec) 2021) Course Webpage

Instructor: Govind S. Krishnaswami

This is a first course in classical mechanics for first year (Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science) B.Sc. students

The course is scheduled to meet from 11:50 am to 13:05 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Lectures will be conducted online via zoom.

Some course information will be posted on Moodle

Depending on availability of time, the course will aim to address some aspects of Vectors, polar coordinates and kinematics, Galileo's principle of relativity, Newton's laws, forces, momentum, energy, work, angular momentum, conserved quantities, collisions, motion in one dimension, small oscillations, Kepler's laws of planetary motion, motion in accelerating frames and special relativity.

Some text/reference books are listed here.

Some brief lecture notes are here.

Video of Lecture 1, Lecture 2, Lecture 3, Lecture 4, Lecture 5, Lecture 6, Lecture 7, Lecture 8, Lecture 9, Lecture 10, Lecture 11, Lecture 12, Lecture 13, Lecture 14, Lecture 15, Lecture 16, Lecture 17, Lecture 18, Lecture 19, Lecture 20, Lecture 21, Lecture 22, Lecture 23, Lecture 24, Lecture 25, Lecture 26.

Teaching Assistants: Vishnu Kadiri, Shubhendu Prasad Mandal, Advait Phadnis, Pritish Sinha, T R Vishnu and Ankit Yadav.

Problem set 1 is due by 6pm, Wednesday Sep 29, 2021

Problem set 2 is due by 5pm, Friday Oct 8, 2021

Problem set 3 is due by 6pm, Sunday Oct 17, 2021

Problem set 4 is due by 6pm, Friday Oct 29, 2021

Problem set 5 is due by 6pm, Saturday Nov 6, 2021

Problem set 6 is due by 6pm, Friday Nov 19, 2021

Problem set 7 is due by 6pm, Wednesday Dec 1, 2021

Problem set 8 is due by 6pm, Sunday Dec 19, 2021

Problem set 9 is due by 1:30 pm, Tuesday Dec 28, 2021