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24-04-16 00:30

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Greetings by the Head Director


Thank you for your interest in the International Math & Physics Summer Camp (IMPSC). I am Dr. Shubhrangshu Dasgupta, a Professor of Physics at the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) and the Head Director of both IMC and IMPSC. It is our pleasure to offer this opportunity for high school students in collaboration with the esteemed professors at IIT.


We are organizing a summer camp for students who show exceptional promise in mathematics and physics. Over three weeks of intensive physics and mathematics classes, we aim to provide  substantial support to those planning to pursue degrees in science and engineering.



Thank you.


 



International Math & Physics Summer Camp (IMPSC)


IMPSC is a three-week online program that focuses on math and physics.


During this 3-week intensive program, you will have the opportunity to enhance your skills in both mathematics and physics.


IIT is a prestigious engineering institution where students must complete 432 credits to graduate. Notably, many CEOs of Silicon Valley companies are IIT alumni, highlighting its world-renowned reputation as a university that nurtures exceptional talent.


We are confident that your proficiency in math and physics will see significant improvement through our IMPSC this summer.



 



Application requirements

- All high school students from around the world who are proficient in English.



Application period :

Selection will be made until the class is filled with rolling (Can be closed by May 2024)


Camp timeline and schedule :

- 9:00 EST: Physics (Dr. Shubhrangshu Dasgupta) (Recorded class)

- 11:00 EST: Maths (Dr. Chetan Waghela) (Live class)

- 12:00 EST – 22:00 EST : Assignments

- 22:00 EST – 23:59 EST: 1-to-1 Live session with the Tutors for help in Assignments

- 07:00 EST: Live Discussion on Physics (Dr. Shubhrangshu Dasgupta)


- 11:30 EST: Deadline of submission of Assignment


All classes will be recorded. 

 The recorded class can be played as often as possible, considering different time-zones of the participants

 Tutors will check the assignment during 9:00 EST – 22:00 EST

 No classes and assignments on Sunday

 Evaluations of the Assignments will lead to performance analysis of each participant.


※ The Live Discussion on Physics takes place for 1 to 2 hours each day, with slight variations in timing depending on the circumstances.



 



Application Information


Application period : Selection will be made until the class is filled with rolling (Can be closed by May 2024)

1) Go to www.imc-impea.org and click "Apply Now!".

2) Complete 2024 IMPSC Personal Information form.

3) Essays and questions will be sent to the student’s personal email. Questions set consists of 6 math problems.

4) A link for submitting a recommendation letter will be sent to the designated school math/science teacher or mentor of the applicant.

5) Apply by submitting an essay (in doc or pdf format), a recent school report card, and your problem solution files via email before the deadline. 


※ The problems for the 1st and 2nd application periods will be different. 


※ Sometimes, due to server overload, there may be instances where uploading recommendation letters is not successful. In such cases, please directly send the recommendation letter in doc, docx, or pdf format to impsc@imc-impea.org. Please name the file "Recommendation_Student Name



Acceptance notification and fees

1. 3-week participation fee: $1,900

2. Acceptance notifications will be sent to students via email whenever feasible.

 


Information about the International Math & Physics Summer Camp (IMPSC)


1. Certificates of Completion are given to all those who complete the program and achieve a passing grade for the project assignments. 

2. Students who demonstrate excellent behavior and achieve outstanding grades will be recognized with Honorary Certificates and a strong letter of recommendation from their mentor or Head Director (depending on achievement level).

3. All classes are held through zoom. Assignments will be submitted via Google Classroom.

4. IMPSC is an intensive and competitive summer camp. Any student displaying poor attitudes will be dismissed from the program.

5. Classes are held 6 times a week from Monday to Saturday.

6. Students will complete college freshman level courses.

7. We will be recruiting approximately 40 to 50 students.



 


IMPSC Operations Team

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Physics :


Each topic will be discussed with theory, associated mathematics, and practical applications. 

The theme of this syllabus is ‘oscillations and vibrations’. 

Day 1 : Kinematics : Projectile motion (Range, Maximum height)

Day 2 : Kinematics: Potential energy and stability (Concept of potential, its relation with force, attractors and dynamical equilibrium)

Day 3 : Simple harmonic motion (mechanical and electrical oscillators, vector and complex representations, phase, amplitudes, and superposition of the harmonic oscillations); generalized solution of the associated differential equation

Day 4 : Damped harmonic oscillation (conservation laws, equation, solutions, energy); quality factor of oscillation

Day 5 : Forced damped harmonic oscillation (equation, transient and steady state solution, Fourier method to solve for amplitude and phase spectrum)

Day 6 : Resonance, energy spectrum, quality factor

Day 7 : Central forces (generic concept, two-body problem in terms of an equivalent one-body problem); Force due to gravity; planetary motion, focusing on earth’s motion around the Sun (spherical polar coordinates, equation of motion)

Day 8 : Derivation of Kepler’s three laws of planetary motion); connecting with concept of stability

Day 9 : Three-dimensional rotation; Orthogonal transformations; Moments of inertia of a rigid body

Day 10 : Moments of inertia tensor, product of inertia, momental ellipse

Day 11 : Moving frame of reference; introduction of fictitious forces - centrifugal and coriolis forces; air and ocean water flow

Day 12 : Physics of spinning top: nutation and precession (equations and solutions, momentum and energy conservation)

Day 13 : Stability of a sleeping top

Day 14 : Oscillations about equilibrium: Taylor’s series analysis of stable points.

Day 15 : Concept of Lagrangian and the equation of motion

Day 16 : Eigenvalues and eigenmodes; Normal modes and normal coordinates.

Day 17 : Solution of coupled pendulum

Day 18 : Free vibration of linear diatomic and triatomic molecules



Math :


The theme of this module will be “matrix and linear algebra”

Examples will be provided along with the theory

Day 1: Matrices: addition, product, row and column operations, rank

Day 2: Determinant. Cofactors. Cramer’s rules, inverses, volume

Day 3: Matrix transpose and inverse. Determinant. Necessary and sufficient condition for existence of an inverse.

Day 4: Diagonalization of matrix, eigenvalues and eigenvectors

Day 5:Simultaneous linear equations: Solution with matrices. Uniqueness criteria of the solutions

Day 6: Matrix factorization, LU decomposition LU.

Day 7: Fields: general properties, number fields, real and complex fields, modular addition and multiplication

Day 8: Vector space: properties, operations, inner products, 

Day 9: Orthogonality of vectors, projections, Orthonormal bases, Gram-Schmidt procedure.

Day 10: Linear independence in a finite-dimensional vector space. Basis, dimension theorem

Day 11: Sum and intersections of vector spaces. Direct sum.

Day 12: Linear transformations: definitions, examples, general properties

Day 13: Geometry of linear transformations, orthogonal transformations, change in basis

Day 14: Matrix transformations. Isomorphism of transformations.

Day 15: Permutation matrices, determinant of a linear transformation

Day 16: Vector products, Volumes in terms of determinant. Lewis-Carroll’s identity.

Day 17:  Complex numbers. Complex vectors and matrices. Hermitian and unitary matrices

Day 18: Fast Fourier Transformation

 

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