Consultations 
Friday, 12.00 – 14.00. 
Gained competencies 
Students gain knowledge about the concepts and mathematicall formulation of the laws of mechanics, which enables them to understand the mechanical phenomena in nature, as well as solving simple tasks. 
Content (Course curriculum) 
Introduction; definition and basic properties of the vector; addition of vectors; vector multiplication; mirroring; derivative and integral of a vector field; gradient; divergence and Gauss’s theorem; rotation and Stokes’ theorem; Laplace operator; cylindrical coordinate system; spherical coordinate system; velocity and acceleration in rectangular, cylindrical and spherical coordinate systems; circular motion; Newton’s axioms; inert and heavy mass; work, power, kinetic energy; conservative forces and potential energy, conservation of mechanical energy, impulse, torque and angular momentum, equilibrium of a particle; motion in a uniform force field: falling bodies and projectiles: attenuation; motion of charged particles in the Lorentz force field; free, damped and forced harmonic oscillator; resonance; twodimensional harmonic oscillator; the mathematical pendulum; gravitational force, field, potential energy and potential; equations of motion for a particle in central foce field, potential energy, energy conservation, energy graph; equivalence of Kepler’s laws and the laws of gravity; virial theorem; time derivative of vectors in inertial and noninertial systems, speed and acceleration in noninertial systems; the equation of motion in noninertial systems connected to the surface of the Earth; examples of motion in noninertial systems connected to the surface of the Earth. 
Recommended reading 
 Klasična mehanika, uvod – Glumac, http://gama.fizika.unios.hr/~zglumac/utm.pdf
 Teorijska mehanika – Z. Janković

Additional reading 
 Theory and Problems in Theoretical Mechanics – M. Spiegel
 Classical Mechanics – Goldstein;
 Mehanika – D. Landau, E. M. LifšicTeorijska fizika i struktura materije – I. Supek;
 Mathematical Methods of Classical Mechanics – I. Arnold;
 Teorijska mehanika – M. Targ;
 A Guided Tour of Mathematical Physics – R. Snieder, http://samizdat.mines.edu/snieder/

Instructional methods 
Lectures (30 hours) and auditory exercises (15 hours) 
Exam formats 
Three preliminary exams (90 min.) during the semester (50% weighting) and oral exam (50% weighting), or
one 2hour written examination (50% weighting) and oral exam (50% weighting). 
Language 
Croatian. English (mentoring students). 
Quality control and successfulness follow up 
Student survey. Permanent contact with students. 