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(Total Marks 200)

PAPER - I (Marks-100)


  • Vectors - Dots, Cross and triple products, Gradient, divergence and applications.

  • Newtonian laws of motion; conservation law of energy; conservation of linear and angular momentum; Dynamics of rigid body; spin and pie-cession; gyroscope; Gravitation; planetary motion including satellite.

  • Special theory of relativity. Mischelson - Morely experiment and Einstein's postulates; Lorentz transformation; time dilation and length con traction; equivalence of mass and energy.

Fluid Mechanics
  • Surface tension; Viscosity; Elasticity; fluid motion and Bernoullie's theorem.

Waves and Oscillation
  • Free oscillation with one and two degrees of freedom; forced and damped oscillations and phenomenon of resonance. Travelling waves and transmission of energy; Phase and Group velocity; standing waves.

  • Reflection, Refraction, Interference, Diffraction and Polarization of waves; interfero-meter and Newton's rings; Diffraction Gratings and their resolving power; spectro-meters. Electromagnetic wave equation: normal and anamolous dispersion; coherence, laser and its application.

Heat and Thermodynamics
  • Perfect gas and Van der Waals equation; Three Laws of Thermodynamics, 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 application: Quantum Bose - Einstein and Fermi-Dirac Statistics.

PAPER - II (Marks-100)


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 and common emitter configurations.

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. Rainan effect; Waves and particles and De Broglie's Hypothesis; Shrodinger wave equation and its application to one dimensional harmic oscillator. Heisen berg's uncertainly principle.

Nuclear Physics

  • Structure of Nuclei; Radioactivity infinity, beta 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.

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Suggested Readings

Title Author


Prospectives of Modern Physics A. Beiser
Fundamentals of Physics Halliday & Resnick
Introduction to Electromagnetic Fields and Waves D. Corson & P. Lorrain
Engineering Electronics J.D. Ryder
Semiconductor Electronics J.F. Gibbons
Physics Course Barkeley
Heat and Thermodynamics W. Zemanasky
Nuclear Physics W.E. Burcham
Nuclear Physics Kaplan

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