Course details:
B.Tech
Code: PH
101
First Semester
L T P C
Physics

I
(All Branches)
3 1 0 8
Lagrangian dynamics: mechanics of many particle systems, Generalised co

ordinates,
Constraints, D’ Alembert’
s principle, Lagrange’s equations and their simple applications.
Hamilton’s principle, Hamilton’s equations of motion.
Rigid body dynamics: definition, Torque and Angular momentum, Moments and products
of inertia, Rotational energy and power, Euler’s ang
les, Euler’s equations of motion.
Central force, Reduction of two

body problem, Equations of motion and first integrals,
Keplar’s laws, Satellite motion.
Spherical and chromatic aberrations, Achromatic combination, Resolving power of a
microscope and tel
escope.
Concept of coherent sources, Fresnel’s biprism, Michelson interferometer, Interference
involving multiple reflection, Fringes of equal inclination and equal thickness, Newton’s
rings, Fresnel and Fraunhofer diffraction, Single slit, Plane transmis
sion grating.
Basic principle of laser action, Spontaneous and stimulated emission, Various types of
lasers (Solid state lasers, dye lasers and semiconductor lasers).
Principle of special theory of relativity, Lorentz transformation and consequences,
Re
lativistic kinematics, Relativistic dynamics.
Code: PH
102
First Semester
L T P C
Physics Lab
(All Branches)
0 0 2 2
List of experiments
Expt 1. Study of rotational motion of a Flywheel
Expt 2. Elastic constants determination
Expt 3. Dis
persion of light: Cauchy’ dispersion formula
Expt 4. Resolving Power of a Telescope
Expt 5. Interference of light: Newton’s ring
Expt 6. Interference of light: Fresnel’s biprism
Expt 7. Fraunhofer diffraction: Single slit
Expt 8. Diffraction by a Plane Gra
ting
Expt 9. Study of transverse wave
Code: PH
10
3
Second Semester
L T P C
Physics

II
(All Branches
)
3 1 0 8
Concept of vector operators: gradient, divergence and curl, Poisson and Laplace equations
and their solutions, Boundary value
problems for simple geometries, Method of images.
Electromagnetic waves, Displacement current, Maxwell’s equations, Plane wave equation,
Electromagnetic energy and Poynting vector, Wave propagation in a good conductor, Skin
effect.
Wave particle duality,
Heisenberg principle, Schrodinger equation, Simple solution of time
independent Schrodinger equation for particle in a box, potential well and barrier, Linear
harmonic oscillator, Time independent perturbation theory, Spontaneous and stimulated
emission,
Einstein coefficient.
Space lattice, Unit cell, Miller indices, Reciprocal lattices, Crystal structure, Energy bands:
Bloch theorem, Brillouin zones, Direct and indirect band gap semiconductors, Variation of
energy bands with alloy composition, Density of
states, Electron

hole concentration at
thermal equilibrium, Superconductors (elementary ideas).
Code: PH
104
Second Semester
L T P C
Physics Lab.

II
(All Branches)
0 0 2 2
List of experiments
Expt 1. Direct current measurements: Calibrat
ion of an ammeter and a voltmeter
Expt 2. Direct current measurements: Internal resistance a cell
Expt 3. Comparison of two low resistances
Expt 4. Resistance of a moving coil galvanometer
Expt 5. Study of magnetic field along the axis of a coil
Expt 6. S
tudy of magnetic flux density between the pole pieces of an electromagnet
Expt 7. Study of B

H curve
Expt 8. Calibration of a platinum resistance thermometer
Expt 9. Frequency determination
Code: PH
441
Eighth Semester
L T P C
Nuclear
Reactor
Physics
(Open Elective)
3 0 0 6
Binding energy and Nuclear stability, Weizsacker’s mass formula. Nuclear reactions ─
Types of nuclear reactions, Conservation laws in nuclear reactions, Q

value, Cross

section,
Compound nucleus, Direct processe
s, Applications.
Nuclear fission, Nuclear chain reaction, Four factor formula for neutron multiplication in
nuclear reactors, Moderator theory, Resonance escape velocity, Diffusion of neutrons and
critical size, Thermal utilization factor, Nuclear reactor
s and construction details ─ Fuels,
Moderators, Coolants, Reflectors, Structural and cladding materials, Control rods, Reactor
shielding. Breeder and Power reactors, Disposal of waste nuclear fuel.
Nuclear fusion, Controlled and uncontrolled nuclear fusio
n, Thermo

nuclear reactions as
source of stellar energy.
Code: PH
44
2
Eighth Semester
L T P C
Physics of
Semiconductor
Devices
(Open Elective)
3 0 0 6
Equations of motion in a crystal; Band Structure; Maxima of energy bands

Holes; Crystal
structures of silicon and GaAs; Imperfections of ideal crystal structure; Shallow impurity
levels
Dopants; Deep impurity levels; Dislocations, surfaces and interfaces
Semiconductor Statistics; Density of states; Probability of finding electrons in a state;
Electron density in the conduction band; Compensated Semiconductors; Carrier scattering
Impurity scattering, Phonon scattering; Electron and Hole Mobilities and Dri
ft
Velocities; Sheet Resistance; Hall Effect and Magnetoresistance; Semiconductor Equations
Based on the Field Dependent Velocity and Diffusion; Quasi

Fermi Levels (Imrefs).
Generation

recombination phenomena; Radiative recombination, Auger recombination,
Generation

recombination rates; Rate equations.
Hetrojunction barrier; Thermionic emission of electrons over barriers; Free carrier
depletion of semiconductor layers; Connection rules for the potential at an interface.
Nanostructures in existing semicon
ductor devices; Quantum dots.
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