IIT Guwahati Syllabus B Tech 1st Year Physics

IIT Guwahati Syllabus

B Tech 1st Year Physics


PH 101 Physics – I                                                                                

Classical Mechanics: Review of Newtonian Mechanics in rectilinear coordinate system. Motion in plane polar coordinates. Conservation principles .Collision problem in laboratory and centre of mass frame.Rotation about fixed axis. Non-inertial frames and pseudo forces .Rigid body dynamics.  Special Theory of Relativity: Postulates of STR. Galilean transformation. Lorentz ransformation.Simultaneity.Length Contraction.Time dilation.Relativistic addition of velocities.Energy-momentum relationships. Quantum Mechanics: Two-slit experiment. De Broglie’s hypothesis.Uncertainty Principle, wave function and wave packets, phase and group velocities.Schrödinger Equation.Probabilities and Normalization.Expectation values.Eigenvalues and eigenfunctions. Applications in one dimension: Particle in a box, Finite Potential well, Harmonic oscillator.


[1] D. Kleppner and R. J. Kolenkow, An Introduction to Mechanics, Tata McGraw-Hill, 2000.
[2] R. Eisberg and R. Resnick, Quantum Physics of Atoms,Molecules,Solids,Nuclei and Particles, 2nd Ed., John-Wiley, 1985.


[1] R. P. Feynman, R. B. Leighton, and M. Sands, The Feynman Lectures on Physics, Vol.I,
Norosa Publishing House, 1998.
[2] J.M. Knudsen and P.G. Hjorth, Elements of Newtonian Mechanics, Springer, 1995.
[3] R. Resnick, Introduction to Special Relativity, John Wiley, Singapore, 2000.
[4] A. Beiser, Concepts of Modern Physics, Tata McGraw-Hill, New


PH 110. Physics Laboratory (0-0-3-3)                                                                     

Typical Experiments: Rotational inertia of a rigid body, Small oscillation, Black body radiation: Stefan-Boltzmann law, Velocity of sound in air, Fraunhofer diffraction: single slit, multiple slits, Diffraction by plane grating, Interference of light: Newton’s ring, Polarization of light, Decay of current in a RC circuit, LCR circuit: forced damped oscillation, Electrical properties of Materials, Hall effect, Magnetic field along the axis of a coils, Photovoltic effect: Solar Cell, etc.


[1] D. Halliday, R. Resnick and J. Walker, Fundamentals of Physics, John Wiley, Singapore,2001
[2] D. Kleppner and R. J. Kolenkow, An Introduction to Mechanics, Tata McGraw-Hill, 2002.
[3] D. J. Griffiths, Introduction to Electrodynamics, Prentice-Hall, 1995.
[4] F. A. Jenkins and H. E. White, Fundamental of Optics, McGraw-Hill, 1981.
[5] S. M. Sze, Physics of Semiconductor Devices, Wiley Eastern, 1981.


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