NIT Trichy 1st year Syllabus for Physics I

 NIT Trichy 1st year Syllabus for Physics I

PHYSICS – I

Waves and Oscillations : Traveling wave in one dimension – wave equation – examples – simple harmonic motion – examples: simple pendulum, LC circuit – damped oscillation – forced oscillation and resonance – origin of refractive index – dispersion.

Acoustics: Characteristics of musical sound – loudness – Weber-Fechner law – decibel – absorption coefficient – reverberation – reverberation time – Sabine’s formula – acoustics of buildings – Ultrasonic production: Magnetostriction and piezoelectric methods – determination of velocity of ultrasonic waves (acoustic grating) – applications.

Thermodynamics : Mole – ideal gas – heat capacity – exact differential – first law – Meyer’s relation – isothermal and adiabatic processes – work done – second law – Carnot
engine – Carnot’s theorem – Kelvin’s scale of temperature – Clausius’ theorem and entropy – first law revisited – statistical interpretations of temperature and entropy.

Crystallography : Crystalline and amorphous solids – system of crystals – symmetry operation – Miller indices – atomic radius – coordination number – atomic packing factor calculation – X-ray diffraction – powder photograph method.

Quantum Mechanics : Inadequacy of classical mechanics – wave and particle duality of radiation – de Broglie concept of matter waves – Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle –
Schrodinger’s wave equation – interpretation of wave function – eigenvalues and eigenfunctions – superposition principle – particle confined in one dimensional infinite
square well potential.

Text Books

1. V. Rajendran and A. Marikani, Material Science, Tata McGraw-Hill, 2004.

2. M.N. Avadhanulu, Engineering Physics, S. Chand & Co., 2007.
B.Tech. Syllabus (2009-‘10)
National Institute of Technology: Tiruchirappalli – 620 015. 4
Reference Books
1. D. Halliday, R. Resnick and J. Walker, Fundamentals of Physics, 6th Edition, John Wiley
and Sons, 2001.
2. F.S. Crawford Jr., Waves – Berkeley Physics Course Vol. 3, Tata McCraw-Hill, 2008.
3. A. Ghatak, Optics, 3rd edition, Tata McGraw-Hill, 2005.
Lab Experiments
1. Torsional pendulum
2. Sonometer – Frequency of turning fork.
3. Measurement of temperature using thermocouple
4. Thermal conductivity – Lee’s disc method
5. Half shade polarimeter – determination of specific rotatory power
6. Determination of dispersive power of prism
7. Conversion of Galvanometer into ammeter and voltmeter
Reference
1. Physics Laboratory Manual, Department of Physics, NITT.

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