Theory of Relativity

Inertial frame of reference, Noninertial frames and fictious forces, outline of relativity, Michelson- Morley experiment, Lorentz transformation of space and time, length contraction, variation of mass with velocity, equivalence of mass and energy.

Geometrical Optics

Combination of thin lenses, cardinal points of coaxial system of thin lenses, thick lenses, location and properties of cardinal points, graphical construction of images.

Physical Optics

Interference analytical treatment of interference, intensity distribution of fringe system, coherent and Non-coherent sources, fundamental conditions of interference, Fresnel’s biprism, displacement of fringes, wedge shaped films, Newton’s rings

Diffraction- single slit and double slit diffraction, geometry of calcite crystal, optic axis, nicol prism, circularly and elliptically ploarised light, retardation plates, production and analysis of planes, polarimeter.

Thermal Physics

Kinetic theory of gases, Maxwellian distribution, mean free path, transport phenomena in gases, imperfect gases and vander waal,s equation of state.


Production and applications of Ultrasonic, Acoustics of Buildings.

Dynamics of Fluids

Continuity equation, Bernoulli’s theorem and its applications, Torcelli,s theorem, Viscosity flow of liquid through a capillary tube, capillaries in series and parallel, stoke,s formula, rotation viscometer.


Vector analysis

Scalar and vector fields, gradient of a scalar field, Divergence and curl of a vector fields, line integral of a vector field, Gauss-divergence theorem, Stoke’s theorem.


Quantization & conservation of charge, coulomb’s law and superposition principle, concept of electric field lines, flux of E- field, Gauss’ law, Electric potential energy and potential, conductors, capacitors and dielectric materials, magnetic field, force on a moving charge in a magnetic field, Force on current element, Torque on current loop, Biot-Savart law, Ampere’s law, Electromagnetic induction and Faraday’s law, Magnetism in material, Maxwell’s equations, Electromagnetic waves.


Seebeck effect, law of successive temperatures, law of intermediate metals, Peltier effect, Thomson effect, Thermoelectric power, application of thermodynamic on thermocouple.

Modern Physics

Elements of wave properties of particles and particle properties of waves, Nuclear Energy, Lasers- spontaneous and stimulated emission of radiation, Einstein coefficient, parts of laser, types of lasers and their applications.

Solid States Devices

Energy band diagram, covalent bonds, bound and free electrons, holes, electron and hole mobilities, intrinsic and extrinsic semiconductors, Fermi and impurity levels, impurity compensation, charge neutrality equation and semiconductor conductivity, Einstein relation, drift and diffusion current, photo conductivity and Hall effect.

PH1102-P- Engineering Physics – I

List of Experiments

To determine the coefficient of viscosity of water by capillary flow.

To determine the thermal conductivity of a bad and good conductor by Lee’s method and Searl,s method respectively.

To determine the wave length of light by Newton’s ring method.

To determine wave length of light by Fresnel’s biprism.

To determine the dispersive power of a given material of the prism.

To determine the focal length of combination of two thin lenses by nodal slode assembly and its verification.

Detrmination of e/m by J.J. Thompson’s method.

Measurement of thermo emf between different types of thermocouples as a function of temperature difference between the junctions, measurement of an unknown temperatue

Use of Carry Foster Bridge.

Strudy of electromagnetic induction.

Study of electromagnetic damping and determination of terminal velocity reached by a magnet falling in a metallic tube.

Study of LCR circuits with AC current.

Determination of Plank’s Constant using photocells.