A not so mechanical approach to Newtonian mechanics.

This is a basic course on Newtonian Mechanics. Students will get to know the governing laws of mechanics, gain the conceptual understanding of physical phenomena through experiments, develop and practice the mathematical and computational tools to solve problems in mechanics, develop visualization and problem solving skills and be able to relate experiment and theory in mechanics and thereby get a sense of doing Physics in general. 

The content includes vector analysis, three dimensional coordinate systems, mechanics until Newton, frames of reference, precise content of Newton’s laws, elementary applications of Newton’s laws to motion of a single particle under the influence of various forces, notion of symmetries and associated conservation laws, system of particles, center of mass, gravitation, Kepler’s laws, accelerated frames, tides, rigid bodies, moment of inertia, parallel and perpendicular axes theorems, bending and twisting of solids, flow of fluids, oscillations of simple and compound pendula.