Details of PH2102 (Autumn 2019)

Level: 2 Type: Theory Credits: 2.0

Course CodeCourse NameInstructor(s)
PH2102 Mechanics II Ananda Dasgupta


  • Maxwells equations and inadequacy of Galilean transformation; experimental evidences; basic postulates;
  • Lorentz transformations; time dilation and length contraction; simple examples like the photon clock; discussion on some basic paradoxes; space-time diagrams; light-cones; the need for redefining momentum; energy-momentum transformation; 4-vectors; the invariant scalar product; some applications like the Compton effect.
  • Principles of virtual work; introduction to Lagrangians and Hamiltonians.

Level 1 physics


Course Credit Options

Sl. No.ProgrammeSemester NoCourse Choice
1 IP 1 Not Allowed
2 IP 3 Not Allowed
3 IP 5 Not Allowed
4 MR 1 Not Allowed
5 MR 3 Not Allowed
6 MS 3 Core
7 RS 1 Not Allowed
8 RS 2 Not Allowed