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Upcoming Events
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Requests for organizing workshops/ conferences cannot be accepted by KIT right now as the TEQIP project is in a transition phase. Once the transition phase is over and the funds are here, we will be back into organizing workshops/ conferences/ courses.

Past Events
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TEQIP Workshop on ‘Mechanics in Physics’
[June 23 - 27, 2014]

Physics syllabus in engineering colleges in India is vast. It looks even vaster when one aims to cover it in just two semesters. In such a scenario, keeping the right motivation of learning physics as a subject, that has its own phenomenal individual identity, becomes quite difficult. Amid all the chaos, it is necessary to identify and separate the most essential topics of the physics syllabus and cover, at least, those with the right spirit and philosophy.

In the proposed workshop Mechanics in Physics, we identify one such group of topics: Mechanics. Broadly, it covers Newtonian, quantum and relativistic mechanics. It is well-acknowledged that these topics are very subtle and constitute the very basic building blocks of any other topic in physics.

The workshop will present us with the opportunity to discuss the contemporary aspects of teaching mechanics in a physics course. We shall try to see through model lectures by experts on how to squeeze maximum juice out of a topic that may look dry outwardly. There will model tutorial-sessions and discussions on model homework/exam problems that can be used to propel the course in a uniform pace without sacrificing lecture-hours. In addition to understanding what is the contemporary take on centuries-old Newtonian mechanics, one of the key highlights of the workshop will be seminars by experienced experts on how to do the difficult job of making transition from Newtonian mechanics to quantum mechanics and relativistic mechanics in a classroom.

Summarized Feedback:

Tentative list of invited speakers :

  1. Dr. Jayanta Kumar Bhattacherjee, HRI Allahabad
  2. Dr. Kaushik Bhattacharya, IIT Kanpur
  3. Dr. Sagar Chakraborty, IIT Kanpur
  4. Dr. Saikat Ghosh, IIT Kanpur
  5. Dr. K. Srinivasan, Toronto
  6. Dr. Tapobrata Sarkar, IIT Kanpur
  7. Dr. Mahendra Kumar Verma, IIT Kanpur
  8. Dr. H.C Verma
  9. Dr. Ishan Sharma

Schedule

Day 1 (Monday, june 23)
Classical
Time Event Speakers
9:30 - 10:30 Seminar Dr. Sagar Chakraborty,
Dr. K.Srinivasan
10:30 - 11:00 Tea Break
11:00 - 12:00 Model Lecture
Newton's laws
Dr. K.Srinivasan
12:15 - 13:15 Model Lecture
Conserved quantities
Dr. Sagar Chakraborty
13:15-15:00 Lunch Break
15:00 - 16:00 Model tutorial
Frames of reference
Dr. Sagar Chakraborty
16:00 - 16:30 Tea Break
16:30 - 17:30 Model tutorial
Dimensional analysis
Dr. Mahendra Kumar Varma
Day 2 (Tuesday, june 24)
Classical
Time Event Speakers
09:30 - 10:30 Model lecture
System of particles I
Dr. K. Srinivasan
10:30-11:00 Tea Break
11:00 - 12:00 Model Lecture
System of particles II
Dr. K.Srinivasan
12:15 - 13:15 Model Lecture
Oscillators
Dr. Mahendra Kumar Varma
13:15 - 15:00 Lunch Break
15:00 - 16:00 Model tutorial
Angular Momentum
Dr. Mahendra Kumar Varma
16:00 - 16:30 Tea Break
16:30 - 17:30 Model exam questions
Learning in Exam-hall
Dr. K. Srinivasan
Day 3 (Wednesday, june 25)
Relativistic
Time Event Speakers
09:30 - 10:30 Seminar
Classical to Relativistic in Classroom
Dr. Jayanta K Bhattacharjee
10:30 - 11:00 Tea Break
11:00 - 12:00 Model Lecture
Lorentz Transformations
Dr. Jayanta K Bhattacharjee
12:15 - 13:15 Model Lecture
Relativistic Kinematics
Dr. Tapobrata Sarkar
13:15 - 15:00 Lunch Break
15:00 - 16:00 Model tutorial
Generic examples
Dr. Kaushik Bhattacharya
16:00 - 16:30 Tea Break
16:30 - 17:30 Model tutorials
Paradoxes
Dr. Mahendra Kumar Varma
Day 4 (Thursday, june 26)
Quantum
Time Event Speakers
09:30 - 10:30 Seminar
Classical to Quantum in Classroom
Dr. Jayanta K Bhattacharjee
10:30 - 11:00 Tea Break
11:00 - 12:00 Model lecture
Schrodinger equation
Dr. Jayanta K. Bhattacharjee
12:15 - 13:15 Model lecture
Uncertainty Principle
Dr. K. Srinivasan
13:15 - 15:00 Lunch Break
15:00 - 16:00 Model tutorial
Generic examples
Dr. Saikat Ghosh
16:00 - 16:30 Tea Break
16:30 - 17:30 Model tutorials
Generic examples
Dr. Saikat Ghosh
Day 5 (Friday, june 27)
Quantum
Time Event Speakers
09:30 - 10:30 Model Lecture
Particle in a Box
Dr. Tapobrata Sarkar
10:30 - 11:00 Tea Break
11:00 - 12:00 Model lecture
Simple harmonic Oscillator
Dr. Tapobrata Sarkar
12:15 - 13:15 Model lecture
Hydrogen Atom
Dr. Kaushik Bhattacharya
13:15-15:00 Lunch Break
15:00 - 16:00 Model tutorial
Generic examples
Dr. Kaushik Bhattacharya
16:00 - 16:30 Tea Break
16:30 - 17:00 Special talk Dr. Ishan Sharma
17:00 - 18:00 Special talk Dr. H.C Verma


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