Physics

Physics

Physics PAPER—I (Marks-100)

I. Mechanics
 Vectors: Dots, Cross and triple products, Gradient, divergence, curl and
applications.
 Newtonian laws of motion: calculus based approach to kinematics, forces and
dynamics, conservation law of energy; conservation of linear and angular
momentum; Dynamics of rigid body; spin and precession; gyroscope;
Gravitation; planetary motion and satellites; Kepler’s laws; centripetal forces

 Special theory of relativity: Michelson-Morley experiment and Einstein’s
postulates; Lorentz transformation; time dilation and length contraction;
equivalence of mass and energy.
II. Fluid Mechanics
 Surface tension; Viscosity; Elasticity; fluid motion and Bernoulli’s theorem.

III. Waves and Oscillations, Optics
 Free oscillation with one and two degrees of freedom; forced and damped
oscillations and phenomenon of resonance; Simple harmonic motion; Traveling
waves and transmission of energy; Phase and Group velocity; standing waves;
Basics of sound waves.
 Reflection, Refraction, Interference, Diffraction and Polarization of waves; interferon
meter and Newton’s rings; Diffraction Gratings and their resolving power; Spectro
meters. Electromagnetic wave equation; normal and anomalous dispersion;
coherence, lasers and applications.

IV. Heat and Thermodynamics
 Perfect gas, real gas and Van der Waals equation; Three Laws of
Thermodynamics; internal energy; temperature; entropy; Thermal properties of
simple systems; kinetic theory of gases; Maxwellian distribution of molecular
velocities; Brownian motion; Transport phenomena. Classical Maxwell-Boltzmann
Statistics and its application; Bose-Einstein and Fermi-Dirac Statistics.

Physics


Physics PAPER—II (Marks-100)
I. Electricity and Magnetism
 Electric field due to point charges; Gauss’ law; Electric potential; Poisson and
Laplace’s equations; Dielectric medium and Polarization; Capacitance;
Moving charges and resulting magnetic field; Ampere’s law; Magnetic
properties of matter; Faraday’s law of electromagnetic induction; Alternating
current and RLC circuit; Poynting theorem and Poynting Vector. Maxwell’s
equations in integral and differential form; scalar and vector potential.

II. Modern and Quantum Physics
 Waves and particles and De Broglie’s Hypothesis; Operators and quantum state
observables; time dependent and independent Schrodinger equation; angel
momentum; spin-1/2 particle in a magnetic field; wave mechanics; particle in
box; tunnelling; one-dimensional harmonic oscillator; Heisenberg’s uncertain
relationship and indeterminacy based on commutation properties of operator
Bohr’s theory and quantum numbers including electron spin; Pauli’s exclusion
principle; Spectra of simple systems with one or two valence electron
photo electric effect; Compton scattering; pair production; Land’s g fact
and Zeeman effect. Raman effect;

III. Solid State Physics
 Crystal lattice and structure, Bravais lattice, free electron model, Band theory an
electron in a periodic potential, Fermi energy and density of states, n and p typ
semiconductors, physics of the transistor and MOSFET, dielectric propertie
magnetic properties and origin of magnetism.
IV. Nuclear Physics
 Structure of Nuclei; Radioactivity,,  and  decay; Methods of detection
nuclear radiation, Mass Sepectrometer; Accelerators; Phenomenon
fission; reactor and nuclear power; nuclear fusion and its applications; Elementa
particles and their properties.

SUGGESTED READINGS

S. No.TitleAuthor
1Perspectives of Modern Physics.A. Beiser.
2Fundamentals of Physics.Halliday & Resnick
3Introduction to Electromagnetic Fields and
Waves.
D. Corson & P. Lorrain.
4Heat and Thermodynamics.D. Zemansky
5Introduction to Quantum MechanicsD. Griffiths
6Modern PhysicsSerway, Moses, Moyer.
7.Solid State PhysicsC. Kittel
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