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 10:30 am to 11:45 am on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning 2 August, 2022.
In person lectures will be conducted in the Seminar Hall. Online lectures will be conducted via zoom.Attendance is required and will contribute to the course grade.
Some course information will be posted on MoodleDepending on availability of time, the course will aim to address some aspects of Vectors, polar coordinates, kinematics and vector calculus, 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.
Problem set 1 is due by 6pm, Monday Aug 8, 2022
Problem set 2 is due by 6pm, Wednesday Aug 17, 2022
Problem set 3 is due by 6pm, Friday Aug 26, 2022
Problem set 4 is due by 6pm, Monday Sep 5, 2022
Problem set 5 is due by 6pm, Monday Sep 12, 2022
Problem set 6 is due by 6pm, Thursday Sep 29, 2022