Classical Mechanics 1 (B.Sc. Autumn (Aug-Dec) 2022) 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 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 Moodle

Depending 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.

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,

Teaching Assistants: Ripunjay Dwivedi, Adhvik Jagannathan, Shubhendu Prasad Mandal, Pankaj Saini, Siddhant Shah, Pritish Sinha and Ankit Yadav.

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