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Paper : Classical Mechanics and Theory of Relativity

Code: 09010104

Sr. No Topic Learning Objectives (At the end the student should be able to) Teaching Guidelines Methodology Time
1. Laws of motion & its applications

1.Centre of mass and equation of motion

Constrained motion

2.Degrees of freedom,

3.Generalised coordinates

Explanation of law of motion, conservation laws and applications To make understand

1.Laws of motion, motion under force

2.Mechanics of single and system of particles

3.Conservation of laws of linear momentum

4. angular momentum and 5.mechanical energy


1.White Board teaching/


2. PPT’s



3. Numerical and conceptual problem based on the topic



 5 hrs



3 hrs



2 hrs

2. Moment Of Inertia

1.Moment of inertia of solid sphere ,Hollow sphere

2. Spherical sphere solid cyclinder

3.Hollow cylinder solid bar of rectangular cross section

Describe rigid body motion and moment of inertia and applications To define the basic about the topic moment of inertia & its applications

1.Rigid body motion

2.Rotational motion

3.Moment of inertia


5.Angular momentum

6.Kinetic energy of rotation

7.Theorems of prependicular

8.Theorem parallel axis

1.Visual aids subject for better concept clarity

2. Numerical and conceptual problem based on the topic


 8 hrs



2 hrs

3. Theory of Relativity

1.Michelson Morley experiment

2.Search for ether

3.Lorentz transformation equations

4.Length contraction

5.Time dilation

6.Velocity addition theorem

7.Variation of mass with velocity

8. mass equivalence

Relation of Newton’s mechanics with Einstein’s special relativity  To clear the relation between Newtonian mechanics and Special theory of Relativity

1.Frames of reference systems

2.Interial frames of reference

3.Galilean transformations equation


1. white board teaching

2. classroom discussion based on the topic  and how its useful and applicable in daily routine life



2 hrs