Theoretical Mechanics IPSP

Jürgen Vollmer, Universität Leipzig

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Theoretical Mechanics (IPSP)

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Jürgen Vollmer, Uni Leipzig, WiSe2022/23

Classes, seminars, and the tutorial


Watch out: the times and the link have been updated!

Time Room
Wed 3-5 pm Linnéstr, Theoretischer Hörsaal, room 294
Fri 3-5 pm Linnéstr, Theoretischer Hörsaal, room 294

The lectures will be delivered in hybrid mode with accompanying BBB broadcast. The BBB access code for the course will be 810676. Notes of Online Lectures are available here.


In the Seminars we meet with small number of participants in order to discuss the homework exercises.

Times and locations will be arranged in the first week of the term.

Time Room Instructor
Tue 13:15 – 14:45 ITP, Brüderstr, SR210 Elias Enache
Tue 13:15 – 14:45 ITP, Brüderstr, SR114 Claudio Iuliano
Tue 13:15 – 14:45 Physics building, Linnéstr, SR 218 Likun Shi
Tue 13:15 – 14:45 BigBlueButton Channel Jürgen Vollmer
Fri 13:15 – 14:45 Physics building, Linnéstr, SR 225 Likun Shi

The access key to the BBB session on Tuesday is available at this page.

Tutorial and Help

In the Open Physics Room peers help to cope with understanding the lectures, and provide help in dealing with homework exercises. Abril will be available to answer questions and provide help with the homeworks.

Time Room
Wed 13 – 15 pm Linnéstr, seminar room 220
Thu 11 – 13 pm Linnéstr, seminar room 221

This time may/might still be changed depending on your and Abril's availabilities.

Please contact Abril for more information.

After the lecture on Friday I will offer a Question Time where we can revisit and consolidate core concepts relevant in the TP1 course:

Time Room
Fri 5 pm -… Linnéstr, Theoretischer Hörsaal, room 294

Everybody is invited to join this event. Requests for topics to be addressed in the Tutorial can be posted here.

Exercise Sheets

Each week there will be a set of homework exercises. For each problem there will be a discussion page, and after the submission deadline I will publish the solutions to selected problems. On request I also offer suggestions for further study.

The exercise sheets will be submitted on the Moodle pages of this course. Till October 23 you can register in Moodle with the course enrollment key that is provided on the Exercises Overview page.1)


The exam will be conducted

  • on Friday, 17. Feb 2023 — 11:00am – 14:30pm
  • in Physics building, Linnéstraße, Großer Hörsaal 205

This is a 3 hour exam, and we have some additional time for distribution and collection.

The requirement for participation is that you have earned a TP1 exam admission in a previous year, or that you have reached a score of at least 50% in the exercises.

The date for the retake will be announced as soon as it is scheduled.

* Tue, 29. Mar 2022 — 1pm * A list of your score is available here. * Three sample exams are available here.

Admission to the exam

If you score at least 50% of the points on your exercise sheets you will right away be admitted to the exam. You can double the points scored in an exercise by presenting your solution in your seminar.

Lecture Notes

In my lecture notes I provide

  • an exposition of the topics covered in the lectures,
  • material for follow-up course work,
  • material for further reading.

Further details are available at the Lecture Notes Overview page.

Team Members

This year the TP1 team comprises the following members

name email duties
Jürgen Vollmer lecturer
Likun Shi seminar
Elias Enache seminar
Claudio Iuliano seminar
Abril Gutierrez tutorial and wiki

| Tom Lübbeke | | correction and seminar | | Abhinav Dhull | | correction and stand-in | | Thiyagarajan Ranganathan | | correction and sage |

If you encounter problems of questions:

  • check out first if there is an appropriate discussion field in the wiki to post that problem
  • do not hesitate to contact us if this is not the case

Sage Notebooks

For selected problems I will set up a Sage playground, where you can explore the solutions to a range of problems in theoretical mechanics based on interactive Sage templates.


There are discussion forms on all pages. Viable suggestions and solutions will be promoted from the discussion to Howtos in the main part of the pages. Regular contributors will earn the right to directly edit the pages.

Jürgen Vollmer 2022/09/29 17:30

You need the login credentials of the wiki to access that page. You should have received them by email if your are registered for the course in AlmaWeb. We will discuss potential problems in the lectures this week. Please notify me by email only if they still persist after October 15.
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