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. Straightline 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 
12  7Sep, 12Sep 2011 
1(a,b,c) 2–3–4  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  19Sep2011  Dengue Break  
4  26Sep2011  5(a,b)6 7(a,b)  Integration. Fundamental theorems of calculus and their applications  Assignment 2 Solution 

5  3Oct2011  8–9  Dimensions and its applications, system of units, derived units. Kinematics (introduction to position, displacement, velocity, acceleration)  Assignment 3 Solution 
Quiz 1 Solution 

6  10Oct2011  10(a,b)11–12  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 Solution 

7  17Oct2011  13–14–15  Motion under gravity, projectile motion, dynamics (inertia, friction), Newton Laws  Assignment 5 Solution 

8  24Oct2011  16–17–18  Motion on an incline plane, free body diagram, relative velocity, acceleration, rotational motion  Assignment 6 Solution 

9  31Oct2011  1920–21  Canonical pendulum, work, conservative and nonconservative field and force, momentum, collisions; Elastic collisions  
10  7Nov2011  EidulAzha  
11  14Nov2011  22–23–24  Center of mass, angular momentum, moment of inertia, mechanics of many particles  Midterm Solution 

12  21Nov2011  2526–27  Many particle systems. Application of moment of inertia, torque, angular momentum to many particle systems  Assignment 7 Solution 

13  28Nov2011  28–29– 30(a,b)  Newton’s Law of Gravitation, Kepler’s Law of planetary motion, motion of center of mass  
14  5Dec2011  313233  Fictitious forces, periodic motion (oscillations), springmass system, rotation of a disk, simple pendulum  Assignment 8 Solution 

15  12Dec2011  3435–36  Equilibrium and its types (stable, unstable, neutral), simple harmonic motion, damped simple harmonic oscillator  Assignment 9 Solution 

16  19Dec2011  Quiz 2 Solution 

17  26Dec2011  37–38  Gravity, gravitational potential energy, consequences of inverse square law  Final Exam Solution 