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Mechanics (Physics Paper- I)

Mechanics (Physics Paper- I)

Published by SIA Publishers and Distributors (P) Ltd.

Course Code : B.Sc I-I (O.U)
Author : SIA Publishers
University : Osmania University
Regulation : 2019
Categories : Arts and Science
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1. Vector Analysis

Scalar and vector fields, Gradient of a scalar field and its physical significance. Divergence and curl of a

vector field and related problems. Vector integration, Line, Surface and volume integrals. Stokes, Gauss

and Greens theorems – Simple applications.


2. Mechanics of Particles

Laws of motion, Motion of variable mass system, Motion of a rocket, Multi-stage rocket, Conservation of

energy and momentum. Collisions in two and three dimensions, Concept of impact parameter, Scattering


3. Mechanics of Rigid Bodies

Definition of rigid body, Ratational kinematic relations, Equation of motion for a rotating body, Angular

momentum and inertial tensor. Euler’s equation, Precession of a top, Gyroscope.


4. Central Forces

Central forces – Definition and examples, Conservative nature of central forces, Conservative force as

a negative gradient of potential energy, Equation of motion under a central force, Gravitational potential

and gravitational field, Motion under inverse square law, Derivation of Kepler’s laws, Coriolis force and

its expressions.


5. Special Theory of Relativity

Galilean relativity, Absolute frames, Michelson-Morley experiment, Postulates of special theory of relativity.

Lorentz transformation, Time dilation, Length contraction, Addition of velocities, Mass-energy relation.

Concept of four vector formalism.

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