Revised Syllabus and Recommended Books of Physics
PAPER: PHYSICS (200 MARKS)
I. Mechanics
 Vectors—Dots, Cross and triple products, Gradient, divergence 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. Mischelson—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 Oscillation
 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; interferometer and Newton’s rings; Diffraction Gratings and their resolving power; spectrometers. Electromagnetic wave equation; normal and anamolous dispersion; coherence, lasers and applications.
IV. Heat and Thermodynamics
 Perfect gas and Van der Waals equation; Three Laws of Thermodynamics, internal energy, temperature, entropy. 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 MaxwellBoltzmann Statistics and its application; Quantum Bose—Einstein and Fermi—Dirac Statistics.
I. 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 resulting 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. Maxwell's equations in integral and differential form.
II. Modern and Quantum Physics
 Operators and quantum states, observables, time dependent and independent Schrodinger equation, angular momentum, spin1/2 particle in a magnetic field, wave mechanics, particle in a box, tunneling, onedimensional harmonic oscillator, Heisenber's uncertainty relationship and indeterminacy based on commutation properties of operators, 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. Raman effect; Waves and particles and De Broglie’s Hypothesis.
III. Solid State Physics
 Crystal lattice and structure, Bravais lattice, free electron model, Band theory and electron in a periodic potential, Fermi energy and density of states, n and p typ semiconductors, physics of the transistor and MOSFET, dielectric properties, magnetic properties and origin of magnetism.
IV. Nuclear Physics
 Structure of Nuclei; Radioactivity and decay. Methods of detection, Mass Sepectrometer. Accelerators. Phenomenon of fission; reactor and nuclear power, nuclear fusion and its application, Elementary particles and their properties.
1 Perspectives of Modern Physics.  A. Beiser.
2 Fundamentals of Physics.  Halliday & Resnick
3 Introduction to Electromagnetic Fields and WavesD. Corson & P. Lorrain.
4 Heat and Thermodynamics.  D. Zemansky
5 Introduction to Quantum MechanicsD. Griffiths
6 Modern Physics  Serway, Moses, Moyer.
7. Solid State Physics  C. Kittel
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