PH-112 Applied Physics



Theory = 2
Practical = 1


S. No. CLOs PLO Taxonomy
1 Discuss principle of physics; and explain the concept of classical and modern physics to solve related problems PLO-1

Level 2*

2 Use the concept of classical physics for engineering problems PLO-2 Coginitive
Level 3*
3 Apply the concept of Modern physics to solve physical problems PLO-2 Coginitive
Level 3*
4 Practice of operating equipment/tools to understand principles of physics under supervision PLO-1 Psychomotor
Level 3*


  • Electrostatics and Magnetism: Coulombs Law. Electrostatic potential energy of discrete charges. Continuous charge distribution. Gauss’s Law. Electric field around conductors. Dielectrics. Dual trace oscilloscope with demonstration. Magnetic fields. Magnetic force on current. Hall effect. Biot-Savart Law. Ampere’s Law. Fields of rings and coils. Magnetic dipole. Diamagnetism, Para Magnetism and Ferromagnetism.
  • Semiconductor Physics: Energy levels in a semiconductor. Hole concept. Intrinsic and Extrinsic regions. Law of Mass Action. P-N junction. Transistor. Simple circuits.
  • Waves and Oscillations: Free oscillation of systems with one and more degrees of freedom Solution for Modes. Classical wave equation. Transverse modes for continuous string. Standing waves. Dispersion relation for waves. LC network and coupled pendulums. Plasma oscillations.
  • Optics and Laser: Harmonic travelling waves in one dimension. Near and far fields. Two-slit interference. Huygens Principle. Single-slit diffraction. Resolving power of optical instruments. Diffraction Grating. Lasers. Population inversion. Resonant cavities. Quantum efficiency. He-Ne, Ruby and CO2 lasers. Doppler effect and sonic boom.
  • Modern Physics: Inadequacy of classical physics, Planck’s explanations of black body radiation photoelectric effect, Compton effect. Bohr theory of Hydrogen atomic spectra, Reduce mass, De-Broglie hypothesis Braggs Law, Electron microscope, Uncertainty relations Modern atomic model, . Zeeman effect, Atomic nucleus, Mass-energy Relation, Binding energy, Nuclear forces and fundamental forces, Exponential decay and half-life. Radioactive equilibrium in a chain, Secular equilibrium, Nuclear stability, Radiation detection instruments, Alpha decay, Beta decay, Gamma decay attenuation Nuclear radiation hazards and safety, Medical uses of Nuclear Radiation. Fission, Energy release. Nuclear Reactors. Breeder Reactor. Nuclear Fusion.


(01) Physics by Halliday, Resnick and Krane

(02) University Physics by Hugh D. Young and R. A. Freedman

(03) Physics for Scientist and Engineers by Serway and Jewett

*For details of Taxonomy Levels CLICK HERE!