Syllabus for Engineering Physics S1&S2 2015-16

Course No. :PH100
L-T-P-Credits : 3-1-0-4

Course Objectives

Most of the engineering disciplines are rooted in Physics.  In fact a good engineer is more or less an applied physicist.  This course is designed to provide a bridge to the world of technology from the basics of science and to equip the students with skills in scientific inquiry, problem solving, and laboratory techniques.


Harmonic Oscillations:  Damped and Forced Harmonic Oscillations. Waves: One Dimensional and Three Dimensional waves, Interference: Interference in thin films (Reflected system) Diffraction: Fraunhofer and Fresnel Diffraction, Grating, Polarization of Light: Double refraction, production and detection of polarized light, Superconductivity: Properties and Applications. Quantum Mechanics: Schrodinger Equations- Formulation and Solution, Operators, Applications.  Statistical Mechanics: Microstates and macro states Maxwell - Boltzmann, Bose-Einstein and Fermi Dirac statistics. Fermi level and its significance. Acoustics:  Intensity of sound, Reverberation and design concepts, Ultrasonics: Production, Detection and Applications, NDT methods, Lasers: Properties, Working Principles, Practical Lasers. Photonics: Basics of Solid State lighting, Photo detectors, Solar Cells, Fiber Optics.

Expected outcome

Familiarity with the principles of Physics and its significance in engineering systems and technological advances. 


      Aruldhas, G., Engineering Physics, PHI Ltd.
      Beiser, A., Concepts of Modern Physics, McGraw Hill India Ltd.
      Bhattacharya and Tandon, Engineering Physics , Oxford India 
      Brijlal and Subramanyam, A Text Book of Optics, S. Chand & Co.
      Dominic and Nahari, A Text Book of Engineering Physics, Owl Books Publishers
      Hecht, E., Optics, Pearson Education
      Mehta, N., Applied Physics for Engineers, PHI Ltd
      Palais, J. C., Fiber Optic Communications, Pearson Education
      Pandey, B. K. and  Chathurvedi, S., Engineering Physics, Cengage Learning 
      Philip, J., A Text Book of Engineering Physics, Educational Publishers
      Premlet, B., Engineering Physics, Mc GrawHill India Ltd
      Sarin, A.  and Rewal, A., Engineering Physics, Wiley India Pvt Ltd   
      Sears and Zemansky, University Physics , Pearson
      Vasudeva, A. S., A Text Book of Engineering Physics, S. Chand & Co

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