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Vectors -Dots, Cross and triple products, Gradient, divergence and applications. Curl of a vector field; Gauss's Theorem; Stokes theorem

Newtonian laws of motion; motion of charged particles in electric and magnetic fields; Motion in a circle, Law of conservation of energy; Conservation of linear and angular momentum; Dynamics of rigid body; spin and precession; gyroscope; Gravitation; planetary motion including satellite work energy theorem.

Special theory of relativity. Mischelson - Morley experiment, Einstein's postulates; Lorentz transformation; time dilation, length contraction; equivalence of mass and energy.

Fluid Mechanics

Surface tension; Viscosity; elasticity; fluid motion and Bernoulli's theorem.

Waves and Oscillation

Free oscillation with one and two degrees of freedom; free and forced oscillations, Lissagous figure, Coupled oscillations, Travelling waves and transmission of energy; Phase and Group velocity; Standing waves Longitudinal waves.

Reflection, Refraction, Interference, Diffraction and Polarization of waves; interferometer and Newton's rings; Diffraction Gratings and their resolving power; Spectrometers. Electromagnetic wave equation; Normal and anamolous dispersion; Coherence, lasers and its application.

Heat and Thermodynamics

Perfect gas and Vander Waals equation; Three Laws of Thermodynamics; Entropy, entropy of an ideal gas; Helmbroltz function, Gibbs function; Maxwell's equations; Enthalpy, Thermal properties of Simple system; Production and measurement of low
temperatures; Kinetic theory of gases; Maxwellian distribution of molecular velocities; Brownian motion; Transport phenomena. Classical Maxwell-Boltzmann Statistics and its applications, Quantum Bose-Einstein and Fermi-Dirac Statistics.

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Electricity and Magnetism

Electric field due to point charges, Gauss' law Electric potential and Poisson and Laplace's equation Dielectric medium and Polarization; Capacitance; Moving charges and magnetic field Ampere's law; Vector potential; Magnetic properties of matter; Transient current; Faraday's law of electromagnetic induction; Alternating current and LRO circuit. Maxwell's equations; poynting theorem and poynting Vector.


Thermionic emission; Space charge; Diode. Triode Tetrode; Pentode and their static and dynamic characteristics; Amplitude modulation and demodulation or detection; Various basic circuits for rectification, amplification modulation and detection connected with radio receivers and transmission; n and p type semiconductors; Biased function; Transistors; Common base, common emitter and common collector configurations OP Amplifier; characteristics, modes of operation, applications number systems: decimal, octal and Hexadecimal; Binary code, Binary arithmetic, BCD code, and parity logic gates Boolean identities; De Morgan's theorems: logic simplification; Combinational logic circuits: decoders, parity generator and checker circuits, flip flops:RS, JK and Dtype.

Atomic Physics

Bohr theory and quantum numbers including electron spin; Pauli's exclusion principle; Spectra of simple systems with one or two valence electrons. Photo electric effect Compton scattering; pair production; Lande's g factor and Zeeman effect; Waves and particles and De Broglie's Hypothesis; Schrodinger wave equation and its application to one dimensional harmonic oscillator. Heisenberg's uncertainly principle.

Nuclear Physics

Structure of Nuclei; Radioactivity , , and decay. Methods of detection, Mass Spectrometer. Accelerators. Phenomenon of fission; reactor and nuclear power, nuclear fusion and its application; Nuclear models; Elementary particles and their properties.

  1. Perspectives of Modem Physics, A.Beiser.
  2. Fundamentals of Physics, Halliday & Resnick.
  3. Introduction to Electromagnetic fields and Waves. D. Corson & P .Lorrain.
  4. Engineering Electronics. J.D. Ryder.
  5. Semiconductor Electronics. J.F.Gibbons.
  6. Physics Course. Berkley.
  7. Heat and Thermodynamics. W. Zemanasky.
  8. Nuclear Physics, W.E. Burcham.
  9. Nuclear Physcis, Kaplan
  10. Fundamentals of digital electronics, Floyd
  11. Waves & Vibrations, Pain
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