GITAM University Engineering physics II Syllabus
B.Tech. (CE)II SEMESTER
ENGINEERING PHYSICS – II
Code: EURPH 204 Category: BS
Credits: 3 Hours: 3 per week
The aim of the course is to impart knowledge in basic concepts of physics relevant to engineering applications.
UNIT – I (9 hours)
Interference: Introduction – Interference in Thin Films – Wedge Shaped Film – Newton’s Rings – Michelson’s
Interferometer and Applications.
Diffraction: Introduction – Differences between Fresnel and Fraunhofer Diffractions – Single Slit Diffraction
(Qualitative and Quantitative Treatment) – Differences between Interference and Diffraction – Gratings and Spectra –
Multiple Slits – Diffraction Grating – X-ray Diffraction – Bragg’s Law.
UNIT – II (9 hours)
Polarisation: Introduction – Double Refraction – Negative Crystals and Positive Crystals – Nicol’s Prism – Quarter
Wave Plate and Half Wave Plate – Production and Detection of Circularly and Elliptically Polarised Lights.
Lasers: Introduction – Spontaneous and Stimulated Emissions – Population Inversion – Ruby Laser – He Ne Laser –
Semiconductor Laser – Applications.
UNIT – III (10 hours)
Modern Physics: Matter Waves – Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle – Schrodinger’s Time Independent Wave
Equation – Physical Significance of Wave Function (?) – Application to a Particle in a one Dimensional Box (Infinite
Potential Well) – Free Electron Theory of Metals – Band Theory of Solids (qualitative) – Distinction between Metals,
Insulators, and Semiconductors – Elementary Concepts of Maxwell-Boltzmann, Bose-Einstein, and Fermi-Dirac
Statistics (No Derivation).
UNIT – IV (8 hours)
Fibre Optics: Introduction – Optical Paths in Fibre – Optical Fibre and Total Internal Reflection – Acceptance Angle
and Cone of a Fibre – Fibre Optics in Communications – Applications.
Superconductivity: Introduction – BCS Theory – Meissner Effect – Properties of Superconductors – Type-I and Type-II
Superconductors – High Tc Superconductors – Applications.
UNIT – V (9 hours)
Semiconductors: Introduction – Intrinsic and Extrinsic Semiconductors – Carrier Concentration in Intrinsic
Semiconductors – Carrier Concentration in N-Type Semiconductors – Carrier Concentration in P-Type Semiconductors
– Hall Effect and Applications -Variation of Carrier Concentration with Temperature -Conductivity of Extrinsic
Semiconductor – PN Junction – Forward Bias – Reverse Bias – VI Characteristics of a PN Junction.
Prescribed Books :
Physics Part I & II, Robert Resnick and David Halliday. Wiley- Eastern Limited.
Solid State Physics, P.K. Palanisamy. Scitech Publications (India) Pvt. Ltd., Chennai.
Engineering Physics, R.K.Gaur and S.L.Gupta. Dhanpat Rai & Sons, Delhi.
Solid State Physics, S. O. Pillai. New age International (P) Limited, New Delhi.
Materials Science, Dr. M. Arumugam. Anuradha Agencies, Kumbhakonam.
Modern Physics, Arthur Beiser. Tata Mc Graw-Hill.
The Feynman Lectures on Physics, Addison-Wesley.
Note: The figures in parentheses indicate approximate number of expected hours of instruction.