Mechanics

Instructor : Dr Pervez Hoodbhoy, Dr Fakharul Inam
Term : Fall 2011
Level : Undergraduate
Course Code : PHY 101
Course Status : SSE Core
Course Outline


Course Description

Introduces the principles of classical mechanics. Straight-line kinematics; motion in a plane; relative inertial frames and relative velocity; forces; particle dynamics with force; work, conservative forces, potential energy and conservation of energy; conservation of momentum, center of mass and the center of mass reference frame; rigid bodies and rotational dynamics; conservation of angular momentum; central force motions; fluid mechanics.


WEEKLY TOPICS, ASSIGNMENTS,QUIZZES, EXAMS

Week Starting Date Lectures Tentative Topics Assignments Quizzes Exams
1-2 7-Sep, 12-Sep
2011
1(a,b,c)- 234 Review of calculus, functions and limits, derivatives of algebraic and trigonometric functions. ‘L’ Hospital rule and its applications.Derivatives of exponential and logarithmic function Assignment 1
Solution
3 19-Sep-2011 Dengue Break
4 26-Sep-2011 5(a,b)-6 -7(a,b) Integration. Fundamental theorems of calculus and their applications Assignment 2
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5 3-Oct-2011 89 Dimensions and its applications, system of units, derived units. Kinematics (introduction to position, displacement, velocity, acceleration) Assignment 3
Solution
Quiz 1
Solution
6 10-Oct-2011 10(a,b)-1112 Vectors, types of vectors (negative vector, zero vector, position vector, etc.), multiplication of vectors, scalar product and its properties, vector product and its properties, algebraic approach to vectors, basic vectors Assignment 4
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7 17-Oct-2011 131415 Motion under gravity, projectile motion, dynamics (inertia, friction), Newton Laws Assignment 5
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8 24-Oct-2011 161718 Motion on an incline plane, free body diagram, relative velocity, acceleration, rotational motion Assignment 6
Solution
9 31-Oct-2011 19-2021 Canonical pendulum, work, conservative and non-conservative field and force, momentum, collisions; Elastic collisions
10 7-Nov-2011  Eid-ul-Azha
11 14-Nov-2011 222324 Center of mass, angular momentum, moment of inertia, mechanics of many particles Midterm
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12 21-Nov-2011 25-2627 Many particle systems. Application of moment of inertia, torque, angular momentum to many particle systems Assignment 7
Solution
13 28-Nov-2011 2829–  30(a,b) Newton’s Law of Gravitation, Kepler’s Law of planetary motion, motion of center of mass
14 5-Dec-2011 31-32-33 Fictitious forces, periodic motion (oscillations), spring-mass system, rotation of a disk, simple pendulum Assignment 8
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15 12-Dec-2011 34-3536 Equilibrium and its types (stable, unstable, neutral), simple harmonic motion, damped simple harmonic oscillator Assignment 9
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16 19-Dec-2011 Quiz 2
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17 26-Dec-2011 3738 Gravity, gravitational potential energy, consequences of inverse square law Final Exam
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