Lecture Series on Evolution of Classical Mechanics and symposium on Engineering Pedagogy NEW

Jan. 22, 2022, 8:38 a.m.

About the event

Classical mechanics is an important subject in engineering and science curricula. However, hardly students are imparted any knowledge about how mechanics evolved since the time of Aristotle till special theory of relativity. As a result, course becomes monotonous. Main purpose of the event is to present the evolution of mechanics from ancient times to modern days with a brief history and biographies of major contributors to this great science. The other purpose is to have a symposium of engineering pedagogy for sharing the good pedagogical practices among engineering and science faculty. It is decided to dedicate this event to Professor Amitabha Ghosh, a veteran instructor of mechanics on his completion of 80 years of age.

This online event will comprise 12 lectures by Professor Amitabha Ghosh on evolution of classical mechanics. These lectures will be delivered on weekends for three weeks with two one-hour lectures at each first three weekend-days and three one-hour lectures on the fourth and the fifth weekend-days. On the last day (the sixth weekend day), there will be a symposium on engineering pedagogy with peer-reviewed contributory papers from the participants. Case studies are also welcome. The session will be coordinated by Prof. U.S. Dixit, who will provide useful suggestions to presenters. Proceedings of the events will be published by Springer with inclusion of selected papers.

The symposium keywords include but are not limited to:

  • Effective teaching of science to engineering students
  • Online teaching
  • Virtual laboratory
  • Educational toys and models
  • Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)
  • Publications and patents
  • Teaching of Professional ethics
  • Innovations in education

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