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.
 D. Kleppner and R. J. Kolenkow, An Introduction to Mechanics, Tata McGraw-Hill, 2000.
 R. Eisberg and R. Resnick, Quantum Physics of Atoms,Molecules,Solids,Nuclei and Particles, 2nd Ed., John-Wiley, 1985.
 R. P. Feynman, R. B. Leighton, and M. Sands, The Feynman Lectures on Physics, Vol.I,
Norosa Publishing House, 1998.
 J.M. Knudsen and P.G. Hjorth, Elements of Newtonian Mechanics, Springer, 1995.
 R. Resnick, Introduction to Special Relativity, John Wiley, Singapore, 2000.
 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.
 D. Halliday, R. Resnick and J. Walker, Fundamentals of Physics, John Wiley, Singapore,2001
 D. Kleppner and R. J. Kolenkow, An Introduction to Mechanics, Tata McGraw-Hill, 2002.
 D. J. Griffiths, Introduction to Electrodynamics, Prentice-Hall, 1995.
 F. A. Jenkins and H. E. White, Fundamental of Optics, McGraw-Hill, 1981.
 S. M. Sze, Physics of Semiconductor Devices, Wiley Eastern, 1981.