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PH201: Advanced Classical Mechanics, July  Nov, 2017
Welcome to the course PH201. This web page is intended to provide all the necessary information about the course.
Course coordinator
Dr Ashwini Kumar Sharma
Room No. 107
Department of Physics,
Email: aksharma@iitg.ernet.in
Tel: 2724
D’Alembert’s principle and Lagrange equation: Generalized coordinates. Lagrangian formulation of dynamical systems. D’Alemberts Principle. calculus of variations.
Principle of least action: Hamilton’s principle, Symmetry and conservation theorems, Hamiltonian Formulation, Legendre transformation, Poisson brackets.
Two body central force problem and conserved quantities: Conservation of angular momentum and energy, motion in gravitational potential, equation for the orbit, stability of orbits, angular momentum and Runge Lenz Vector.
Orthogonal transformation: Rigid body rotation about a fixed axis, moment of Inertia tensor, eigen values and principal axis transformations; Euler angles, Euler equations of a rigid body, precession of heavy symmetrical top.
Small oscillations: Dynamical matrix, normal modes.
Continuum mechanics: Transverse motion of a Taut String, the wave equation, boundary conditions, waves on a finite string, threedimensional wave equation, volume and surface forces; Stress and Strain: the elastic moduli, the stress tensor, the strain tensor for a solid; Relation Between Stress and Strain: Hooke's law, the equation of motion for an elastic solid, longitudinal and transverse waves in a solid; Fluids: description of the motion, waves in a Fluid.
Texts
1. H. Goldstein, C. P. Poole and J. Safko, Classical Mechanics, 3rd Edition, Pearson (2012).
2. N. C. Rana and P. S. Joag, Classical Mechanics, Tata Mcgraw Hill (2001).
References
1. L. Landau and E. Lifshitz, Mechanics, Oxford (1981).
2. J. R. Taylor, Classical Mechanics,University ScienceBooks, 2003.
You may also refer any other text book that you feel comfortable with.
Lectures:
Room No.: 4206
Monday : 09:00  09:55 hrs (Tutorial)
Tuesday : 10:00  10:55 hrs
Wednesday : 11:00  11:55 hrs
Friday : 08:00  08:55 hrs
Student timings: Through appointment (by email)
Please visit the following link for the exam time table
http://shilloi.iitg.ernet.in/~acad/intranet/tt/ettJulyNov2017.htm
Exam 
Date 
Time 
Weightage 
Quiz I 
28.08.2017 
09:00 – 09:30 hrs 
10% 
Midsem 
19.09.2017 
09:00 – 11:00 hrs 
30% 
Quiz II 
30.10.2017 
09:00 – 09:30 hrs 
10% 
Endsem 
25.11.2017 
09:00 – 12:00 hrs 
40% 
Assignment 
To be submitted every Monday 
10% 
Tutorials/Quizzes/Exams 
Tutorial 1 
Tutorial 2 
Tutorial 3 
Quiz I 
Tutorial 4 
Tutorial 5 
Tutorial 6 
Midsem 
Tutorial 7 
Tutorial 8 
Tutorial 9 
Quiz II 
Tutorial 10 
Tutorial 11 
Tutorial 12 
Endsem 