Mechanics

A basic course on Newtonian Mechanics.

This is a basic course on Newtonian Mechanics. You will study the governing laws of mechanics and gain a conceptual understanding of physical phenomena through experiments. We help you develop and practice mathematical and computational tools to solve problems in mechanics, develop visualisation and problem solving skills and be relate experiment and theory in mechanics.

You will cover 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.