Phy 157: Properties of Matter, Electricity & Magnetism and Modern Physics


Credit Hours: 3:00 (Level-1, Term-2, MME)



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 and its significance, Bernoullis' theorem and its application; Viscosity; Poiseulle's equation, Motion in a viscous medium, Determination of coefficient of viscosty; Surface tension; Surface tension as a molecular phenomenon, Surface tension and surface energy, Capillarity and angle of contact, Quincke's method.


Electricity and Magnetism: Coulomb’s Law, Electric field (E), Gauss's Law and its applications, Electric potential (V), Capacitors and capacitance, Capacitors with dielectrics, Dielectrics an atomic view, Charging and discharging of a capacitor, Ohm’s Law, Kirchoff's Law; Magnetic field: Magnetic induction, Magnetic force on a current carrying conductor, Torque on a current carrying loop, Hall effect, Faraday’s Law of electromagnetic induction, Lenz's Law, Self induction, Mutual induction; Magnetic properties of matter; Hysteresis curve; Electromagnetic oscillation: L-C oscillations and its analogy to simple harmonic motion.


Modern Physics: Michelson-Morley's experiment, Galilean transformation, Special theory of relativity and 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.