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Course Co-ordinated by IIT Roorkee
Coordinators
 
Prof. G.D. Verma
IIT Roorkee

 
Prof. M. K. Srivastava
IIT Roorkee

 
Prof. B. K. Patra
IIT Roorkee

 
Prof. Rajdeep Chatterjee
IIT Roorkee

 

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Engineering Physics I (Video Course)

 

S No.
Topics/subtopics
No. of lectures
No. of modules
1 Theory of relativity

Inertial and non inertial frame and fictitious force, Michelson Moreley experiment and postulates of special theory of relativity, Galilean and Lorentz transformations of space and time

Length contraction, time dilation, relativistic velocity, equivalence of mass and energy.

Sub total


4



3


7

1



1


2

2 Dynamics of fluid

Continuity equation, Bernoulli’s theorem and its application,

Torcelli’s theorem, Viscosity flow of liquid through a capillary tube, capillaries in series and parallel, poiseuille’s equation Stoke’s formula, application of stoke’s theorem, effect of temperature and pressure on viscosity

Sub total



3


4



7



1


1



2
3 Acoustics

Propagation and superposition of sound waves, reflection, diffraction and refraction of sound waves, production and application of ultrasonics, acoustics of buildings.

Sub total




4


4



1


1
4 Thermal Physics

Kinetic theory of gases

Maxwellian dist., imperfect gases, Vanderwaal’s equation of states, production and measurement of low and high pressure.

Sub total


3


4



7

1


1



2
5 Geometrical optics

Review of formation of images by lenses, combination of thin and thick lenses,

Aberrations, doublets, location and properties of cardinal points, graphical construction of images

Sub total



2


4


6


1


1


2
6 Physical optics

Interference

Superposition principle, intensity distribution, condition for interference, coherent and non coherent source, classification of fringes,

system for observing the interfernce phenomna and engineering application of interference phenomena

Diffraction
Fraunhoffer diffraction for Single slit and double slit, diffraction grating, resolving power of a grating, image forming systems

Polarisation

Propagation of electromagnetic wave and its representation, concept of phase, randomly, plane, circular and elliptical polarized light,

polarization of light by reflection, polarizer (Malus law), and crystal, retardation plated and polarimeter.

Sub total




3



3



4



4



3



17




1



1



1

1



1


5

7

Experiment

Error analyses

i. Decay of current in an RC circuit
ii. Determination of Planck’constant using Photocell
iii. Focal length of combination of lenses
iv. Coefficient of viscosity of water
v. Thermal conductivity of a bad and good conductor
vi. Calibration of a thermocouple and measurement of unknown temperature
vii. Determination of wavelength of light by Newton’s ring method
viii.Determination of slit width by single slit  method.
ix. Dispersive power of the material of the prism.
x. Polarization of light
xi. Use of Carry foster bridge
xii.Study of electromagnetic induction
xiii.Study of electromagnetic damping and determination of terminal velocity reached by a magnet falling in a metallic tube.
xiv. Study of LCR circuit with ac current

Sub total


1

0.5
0.5
1
1
0.5
0.5

1
0.5
1
0.5
1
1
1

1


12

 

1

 

1

 

1

 

4

 

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