Physics

Physics (PHY 101)

Course Code: PHY 101
Credit: 3.00
Credit Hour: 3.00
Prerequisite: n/a

Physical Optics: Theories of light: Interference of light, Young’s double slit experiment, Displacements of fringes & its uses. Fressnel Bi-prism, Interference at wedge shaped films, Newton’s rings, Interferometers; Diffraction of light: Fresnel and Fraunhoffer diffraction. Diffraction by single slit. Diffraction from a circular aperture, Resolving power of optical instruments, Diffraction at double slit & N-slits-diffraction grating; Polarization: Production & analysis of polarized light, Brewster’s law, Malus law, Polarization by double refraction. Retardation plates. Nicol prism. Optical activity. Polarimeters, Polaroid.
Waves & Oscillations: Differential equation of a Simple Harmonic Oscillator, Total energy & average energy, Combination of simple harmonic oscillation, Lissajous figures, Spring-mass system, Calculation of time period of torsional pendulum, Damped oscillation, Determination of damping co-efficient. Forced oscillation. Resonance, Two-body oscillation. Reduced mass Differential equation of a progressive wave, Power & intensity of wave motion, Stationary wave, Group velocity & Phase velocity. Architectural acoustics, Reverberation and Sabine’s formula.
Modern Physics: Michelson-Morley’s experiment. Galilean transformation, Special theory of relativity & its consequences; Quantum theory of Radiation: Photo-electric effect, Compton effect, wave particle duality. Interpretation of Bohr’s postulates, Radioactive disintegration, Properties of nucleus, Nuclear reactions, Fission. Fusion, Chain reaction, Nuclear reactor.

Physics II (PHY 103)

Course Code: PHY 103
Credit: 3.00
Credit Hour: 3.00
Prerequisite: PHY 101

Heat & thermodynamics: Principle of temperature measurements: Platinum resistance thermometer, Thermo-electric thermometer, Pyrometer; Kinetic theory of gases: Maxwell’s distribution of molecular speeds, Mean free path, Equipartition of energy, Brownian motion, van der Waal’s equation of state, Review of the First law of thermodynamics and its application, Reversible & irreversible processes, Second law of thermodynamics, Carnot; Efficiency of heat engines, Carnot theorem, Entropy and Disorder, Thermodynamic Functions, Maxwell relations, Clausius-Clapeyron equation, Gibbs phase rule, Third law of thermodynamics.
Properties of Matter: States of matter; Elastic properties of solids: Coefficients of elasticity, Energy calculation; Flow of liquids: Equation of continuity, Laminar and turbulent flow, Reynolds number & its significance, Bernoullis theorem and its application; Viscosity: poiseulles equation, Motion in a viscous medium, Determination of coefficient of viscosity; Surface tension: Surface tension as a molecular phenomenon, Surface tension and surface energy, Capillarity and angle of contact, Quincke’s method.

Physics Laboratory (PHY 104)

Course Code: PHY 104
Credit: 1.00
Credit Hour: 1.00
Prerequisite: PHY 101

Experiments based on PHY 103

Physics (PHY 105)

Course Code: PHY 104
Credit: 3.00
Credit Hour: 3.00
Prerequisite: PHY 101

Heat & thermodynamics: Principle of temperature measurements: Platinum resistance thermometer, Thermo-electric thermometer, Pyrometer; Kinetic theory of gases: Maxwell’s distribution of molecular speeds, Mean free path, Equipartition of energy, Brownian motion, van der Waal’s equation of state, Review of the First law of thermodynamics and its application, Reversible & irreversible processes, Second law of thermodynamics, Carnot; Efficiency of heat engines, Carnot theorem, Entropy and Disorder, Thermodynamic Functions, Maxwell relations, Clausius-Clapeyron equation, Gibbs phase rule, Third law of thermodynamics.

Physical Optics: Theories of light: Interference of light, Young’s double slit experiment, Displacements of fringes & its uses. Fresnel Bi-prism, Interference at wedge shaped films, Newton’s rings, Interferometers; Diffraction of light: Fresnel and Fraunhoffer diffraction. Diffraction by single slit. Diffraction from a circular aperture, Resolving power of optical instruments, Diffraction at double slit & N-slits-diffraction grating; Polarization: Production & analysis of polarized light, Brewster’s law, Malus law, Polarization by double refraction. Retardation plates. Nicol prism. Optical activity. Polarimeters, Polaroid.

Modern Physics: Michelson-Morley’s experiment. Galilean transformation, Special theory of relativity & its consequences; Quantum theory of Radiation: Photo-electric effect, Compton effect, wave particle duality. Interpretation of Bohr’s postulates, Radioactive disintegration, Properties of nucleus, Nuclear reactions, Fission. Fusion, Chain reaction, Nuclear reactor.

Physics Laboratory(PHY 106)

Course Code: PHY 105
Credit: 1.00
Credit Hour: 1.00
Prerequisite: N/A

Experiments based on PHY 105