OURSE OBJECTIVES for Physic PH110 and PH111 Physics LAB PH110 Physics

CO1. To enable students to understand and appreciate modern physics and its applications.

CO2. To introduce the concepts of Mechanics, Special theory of Relativity, Quantum Mechanics and Electromagnetic Theory.

CO3. To nurture the ability of critical thinking and problem solving.

Syllabus with References:

Syllabus

 

Module No.

Title

 

Module Contents

 

 

 

 

1

Special Relativity

a)

Swimmers in a river, Michelson-Morley experiment

 

 

 

 

 

b)Einstein's postulates OF Special Theory of Relativity

 

 

 

 

 

 

c)

Consequences of Einstein's postulates - length contraction, time dilation, velocity

 

 

 

addition

 

 

 

 

 

 

d)

Lorentz transformations (w/o derivation), spacetime intervals, simultaneity.

 

 

 

Length contraction, time dilation, velocity addition from Lorentz transformations

 

 

 

 

 

 

e)

Relativistic energy, momentum

 

 

f)

Mass-energy relationship, relativistic system of units

 

 

 

 

2.

E&M

a)

Electric flux, Gauss' Law, divergence operator and divergence theorem (no proof),

 

 

Gauss’s law in differential form, applications of Gauss’s law.

 

 

 

 

 

 

b)

Curl operator and Stokes theorem (no proof), Curl of electric field, electric poten-

 

 

 

tial.

 

 

 

 

 

 

c)

Biot-Savart’s law, Ampere’s law and applications

 

 

 

 

 

 

d)

Faraday's law, displacement current, Maxwell's equations in differential (point)

 

 

 

and integral (volume) form

 

 

 

 

 

 

e)

Electromagnetic wave propoagation in free space, speed of light

 

 

 

 

 

 

f)

(Lack of) invariance of Maxwell's wave equation under Galilean transformation

 

 

 

 

3a.

Prerequisites for

a)

Review of EM waves, Poynting vector, interference, diffraction.

 

QM

 

 

 

b)

Photoelectric effect

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

c)

Wien's law, Rayleigh Jeans, Planck's quantum hypothesis and radiation law (w/o

 

 

 

derivation)

 

 

 

 

 

 

d)

Compton effect

 

 

 

 

 

 

e)

de Broglie hypothesis, Davisson-Germer experiment, uncertainty relationship for

 

 

 

classical waves, Heisenberg uncertainty principle, wave packets, phase and group

 

 

 

velocity, probability and randomness

 

 

 

 

3b.

Quantum Me-

a)

Properties of waves at boundaries, standing waves in a box

 

chanics

 

 

 

b)

Schrodinger equation, probabilities, normalization

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

c)

Infinite potential well, finite potential well (only in 1D)

 

 

 

 

 

 

d)

Tunneling through barriers, reflection from steps

 

 

 

 

4.

Mechanics

a)

Lightning review of Newton's laws and vector notation

 

 

 

 

 

 

b)

Conservation laws: energy, momentum, angular momentum

 

 

 

 

 

 

c)

Angular momentum, torque, moment of inertia as a matrix, diagonalization to

 

 

obtain principle moments of inertia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

d)

Non-inertial frames of reference. Coriolis force. Pseudo-forces

 

 

 

 

 

 

e)

Solution of damped and forced harmonic oscillator. Resonance, q-factor.

 

 

 

 

References

  1. Kleppner & Kolenkow, An Introduction to Mechanics, 1st edition, 1973

  1. David Griffiths, Introduction to Electrodynamics, 4th edition, Pearson, 2013

  1. Kenneth Krane, Modern Physics, 3rd edition, 2012

  1. Arthur Beiser, Concepts of Modern Physics

  1. MIT OpenCourseWare, freely available online

  1. D. S. Mathur, Mechanics

PH111 Physics LAB.

CO1. To enable the students to develop experimental skills that include design, execution, data collection and interpretation

CO2. Experimental verification of concepts in modern physics, such as dual nature of light, Lorentz force, resonance phenomenon.

 

List of Experiments

  1. Zener Diode Characteristics.

  1. Newton's Rings.

  1. Series Resonance

  1. Helmholtz Resonator.

  1. Photoelectric effect.

  1. Laser Diffraction

  1. Hall Effect.

  1. Error analysis and graph drawing

  1. Slinky Spring experiments

  1. Pendulum experiment

 

 

 

 

 

Suggested Plan of Study

S.No.

Semester

I

 

II

III

IV

1.

PH701

PH751

PH801

PH851

2.

PH702

PH752

PH802

PH852

3.

PH703

PH753

Elective 1

PH853

4.

PH704

PH754

Elective 2

Elective - 3

5.

PH705

PH755

PH803

PH899

6.

PH891

PH756

PH898

 

7.

 

PH892

 

 

Credit Requirements:

 

Category

Minimum Credits to be Earned

 

Program Core

59

Program Elective

09

M.Sc Project

08

Mandatory Learning Course

04

Total

80

 

Program Core (Pc) Courses 59

PH701 Mathematical Methods – I                    (3-1-0) 4

PH702 Classical Mechanics                      (3-1-0) 4

PH703 Quantum Mechanics – I                 (3-1-0) 4

PH704 Electronics                                     (3-1-0) 4

PH705 Electronics Laboratory                   (0-0-3) 2

PH751 Mathematical Methods – II            (3-1-0) 4

PH752 Quantum Mechanics – II                (3-1-0) 4

PH753 Statistical Mechanics                     (3-1-0) 4

PH754 Electromagnetic Theory                 (3-1-0) 4

PH755 Computational Physics                  (2-1-0) 3

PH756 Physics Laboratory – I                   (0-0-3) 2

PH801 Condensed Matter Physics – I       (3-1-0) 4

PH802 Atomic & Molecular Spectroscopy (3-1-0) 4

PH803 Physics Laboratory – II                  (0-0-3) 2

PH851 Nuclear & Particle Physics            (3-0-0) 3

PH852 Relativistic Physics                       (3-0-0) 3

PH853 Condensed Matter Physics – II     (3-1-0) 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Electives (Ele) Courses 09

PH860 Vacuum Technology & Thin Films            (3-0-0) 3

PH861 Magnetism & Superconductivity        (3-0-0) 3

PH862 Lasers & Fiber Optics                        (3-0-0) 3

PH863 General Theory of Relativity              (3-0-0) 3

PH864 Phys. Of Low Dimensional Syst.        (3-0-0) 3

PH865 Nanomaterials                                    (3-0-0) 3

PH866 Charact. Technique of Materials         (3-0-0) 3

PH867 Nonlinear Dynamics & Chaos             (3-0-0) 3

PH868 Solid State Electronic Devices            (3-0-0) 3

PH869 Computational Materials Science        (3-0-0) 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mandatory Learning Courses 4                       Major Project (MP) 8

PH891 Seminar – I 2                                         PH898 M.Sc Project - I (3rd Sem) 3

PH892 Seminar – II 2                                        PH899 M.Sc Project – II (4th Sem) 5

Specializations:

  • Solid State Physics
  • Material Science
  • Condensed matter physics
  • Photonics
  • Electromagnetics
  • Theoretical Physics
     
 

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Dr. Ajith. K. M, Associate Professor and Head
Department of Physics, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangalore - 575 025
Karnataka, India.

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