Classical Mechanics I
### Classical Mechanics I (Fall '15, Fall '16)

[B. Sc. 1st year]
Textbooks: David Morin, Classical Mechanics (mainly).

Rough outline of content: review of Newtonian mechanics (standard
stuff like block-pulley systems, Newton's laws, small oscillations,
energy and momentum conservation etc).

Lagrangian formulations and rudimentary discussions of calculus of
variations; small oscillations; symmetries and conservation laws;
angular momentum, torque and rotational dynamics (only rudiments);
rotating frames and fictitious forces (rudiments).

Rudiments of special relativity -- broad context,
basic effects (time dilation, length contraction, loss of
simultaneity), Lorentz transformations and the invariance of the
interval, spacetime diagrams and lightcones, relativistic particle
Lagrangian and rudiments of relativistic dynamics.

midsem: 30%

assignments: 35%

endsem: 35%

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