GITAM University Syllabus
Engineering Physics I
B.Tech. (CE) I SEMESTER
ENGINEERING PHYSICS – I
Code: EURPH 103 Category: BS
The aim of the course is to impart knowledge in Basic Concepts of Physics relevant to Engineering applications.
UNIT – I (9 hours)
Thermodynamics: Heat and Work – First Law of Thermodynamics and Applications – Reversible and Irreversible
Processes – Carnot’s Cycle and Efficiency – Second Law of Thermodynamics – Carnot’s Theorem – Entropy – Entropy
in Reversible and Irreversible Processes – Entropy and Second Law – Entropy and Disorder – Entropy and Probability –
Third Law of Thermodynamics.
UNIT – II (9 hours)
Ultrasonics: Introduction – Production of Ultrasonics by Magnetostriction and Piezo-Electric Effects – Detection and
Applications of Ultrasonics.
Electric Field: Calculation of E: Line of Charge, Ring of Charge, and Dipole – Dipole in an Electric Field -Concept of
Electric Flux – Gauss’s Law – Gauss’s Law and Coulomb’s Law – Gauss’s Law Applications – Capacitance – Parallel
Plate Capacitor – Dielectrics and Gauss Law – RC Circuit.
UNIT – III (11 hours)
Electromagnetism: Magnetic Field – Magnetic Force on Current – Torque on a Current Loop – Hall Effect – Ampere’s
Law – Magnetic Induction for a Solenoid and a Toroid – Force between two Parallel Conductors – Biot Savart Law –
Magnetic Induction near a Long Wire – Magnetic Induction for a Circular Loop – Faraday’s Law of Induction – Lenz’s
Law – Inductance – Calculation of Inductance – Inductance for a Solenoid and a Toroid – LR Circuit – Induced Magnetic
Fields – Displacement Current – Maxwell’s Equations.
UNIT – IV (8 hours)
Dielectric Properties: Introduction – Fundamental Definitions – Local Field – Claussius Mossotti Relation – Different
Types of Electric Polarizations (electronic, ionic, and bipolar polarizations) – Frequency and Temperature Effects on
Polarization – Dielectric Loss – Dielectric Breakdown – Determination of Dielectric Constant – Properties and Different
Types of Insulating Materials – Ferroelectric Materials – Spontaneous Polarization in BaTiO3 – Electrets.
UNIT – V (8 hours)
Magnetic Properties: Introduction – Fundamental Definitions – Different Types of Magnetic Materials – Weiss Theory
of Ferromagnetism – Domain Theory of Ferromagnetism – Hysteresis – Hard and Soft Magnetic Materials – Ferrites –
Microwave Applications – Magnetic Bubbles.
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.
The Feynman Lectures on Physics, Addison-Wesley.
Note: The figures in parentheses indicate approximate number of expected hours of instruction.