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UNIT –I : Elasticity :
Stress – strain diagram – Elastic Moduli, Work done per unit volume in shearing strain –
Relation between elastic constants – Poisson‟s Ratio – Expression for Poisson‟s ratio in terms of
elastic constants – Twisting couple on a wire – Work done in twisting – Torsional pendulum –
determination of rigidity modulus of a wire.

UNIT – II : Bending of beams:
Expression for bending moment – Cantilever – Expression for depression – Experiment to find
Young‟s modulus – Cantilever oscillation – Expression for period – Uniform bending –
Expression for elevation – Experiment to find Young‟s modulus using microscope – Non
Uniform bending – Expression for depression – Experiment to determine Young‟s modulus
using mirror and telescope.

UNIT – III : Surface tension & Low Pressure
Definition and dimensions of surface tension – Excess of pressure over curved surfaces –
Variation of surface tension with temperature – Jaegar‟s experiment.
Production and measurement of low pressure – Grades‟ molecular pump – Knudsen‟s absolute
gauge – Detection of leakage.

UNIT – IV : Viscosity :
Streamlined motion – Turbulent motion – Coefficient of viscosity and its dimension – Rate of
flow of liquid in a capillary tube – Poiseuilles‟ formula – Experiment to determine the coefficient
of viscosity of liquid.

UNIT – V : Acoustics:
Music and noise – Characteristics of musical sound, quality of tone, consonance and dissonance
– musical scale – tempered scale – decibel – noise pollution.
Source in an enclosure – reverberation and time of reverberation – Sabine‟s formula – Erring
Formula – Optimum reverberation – measurement of reverberation time – absorption coefficient
- acoustics design – Ultrasonics – production , properties and applications.

Books for study and reference:
1. Properties of matter – Brijlal and Subramanian
2. Properties of matter – D.S.Mathur.
3. Properties of matter – Subramania Iyer and Jeyaraman.
4. Oscillations, waves and sound – L.P. Sharma, H.C.Saxena.
5. A text book of sound – R.L.Saigal.
6. A text book of sound – N.Subrahmanyam and Brijlal

UNIT –I : Elasticity :
Stress – strain diagram – Elastic Moduli, Work done per unit volume in shearing strain –
Relation between elastic constants – Poisson‟s Ratio – Expression for Poisson‟s ratio in terms of
elastic constants – Twisting couple on a wire – Work done in twisting – Torsional pendulum –
determination of rigidity modulus of a wire.
UNIT – II : Bending of beams:
Expression for bending moment – Cantilever – Expression for depression – Experiment to find
Young‟s modulus – Cantilever oscillation – Expression for period – Uniform bending –
Expression for elevation – Experiment to find Young‟s modulus using microscope – Non
Uniform bending – Expression for depression – Experiment to determine Young‟s modulus
using mirror and telescope.
UNIT – III : Surface tension & Low Pressure
Definition and dimensions of surface tension – Excess of pressure over curved surfaces –
Variation of surface tension with temperature – Jaegar‟s experiment.
Production and measurement of low pressure – Grades‟ molecular pump – Knudsen‟s absolute
gauge – Detection of leakage.
UNIT – IV : Viscosity :
Streamlined motion – Turbulent motion – Coefficient of viscosity and its dimension – Rate of
flow of liquid in a capillary tube – Poiseuilles‟ formula – Experiment to determine the coefficient
of viscosity of liquid.
UNIT – V : Acoustics:
Music and noise – Characteristics of musical sound, quality of tone, consonance and dissonance
– musical scale – tempered scale – decibel – noise pollution.
Source in an enclosure – reverberation and time of reverberation – Sabine‟s formula – Erring
Formula – Optimum reverberation – measurement of reverberation time – absorption coefficient
- acoustics design – Ultrasonics – production , properties and applications.
Books for study and reference:
1. Properties of matter – Brijlal and Subramanian
2. Properties of matter – D.S.Mathur.
3. Properties of matter – Subramania Iyer and Jeyaraman.
4. Oscillations, waves and sound – L.P. Sharma, H.C.Saxena.
5. A text book of sound – R.L.Saigal.
6. A text book of sound – N.Subrahmanyam and Brijlal.

CC – II- Major Practical – I
1. Non-uniform bending – Pin and Micrscope.
2. Uniform bending – Optic lever.
3. Surface tension – Capillary rise.
4. Sonometer – Verification of laws and determination of frequency
5. Melde‟s Experiment – Transverse and longitudinal.
6. Compound pendulum – g and k.
7. Cantilever depression – scale and telescope.
8. Specific heat capacity of a liquid – Newton‟s law of cooling.
9. Thermal conductivity of a bad conductor – Lee‟s disc.
10. Long focus convex lens – f, R, µ.
11. Concave lens – „f‟
12. Newton‟s Rings – „R‟ determination, µ of liquid.
13. Spectrometer – µ of solid prism.
14. Air wedge – thickness of insulation.
15. P.O.Box – Temperature coefficient.
16. Meter Bridge – Specific Resistance

CC – III – MECHANICS & RELATIVITY
UNIT – I : Dynamics Projectile, Impulse, Impact.
Projectile – range of horizontal and inclined plane – Impulse – Impact – Impulsive force – Laws of impact
– Impact of a smooth sphere on a smooth horizontal plane – Direct and oblique impacts –Loss in kinetic
energy – Motion of two interacting bodies – reduced mass.
UNIT – II : Dynamics of rigid bodies.
Kinetic energy of rotation – Theory of compound pendulum – Equivalent simple pendulum –
Reversibility of centres of oscillation and suspension – Determination of g and radius of gyration of a
bar pendulum – period of oscillation of a Bifilar pendulum with and without parallel threads - Centre of
mass – Velocity and acceleration of centre of mass – determination of motion of individual particle –
system of variable mass – equation for a Rocket – Conservation of linear and angular momentum.
UNIT – III
Gravitation and Centre of Gravity - Gravitational potential and field due to spherical shell - Gravitational
energy – Boy‟s method of determination of G – Centre of gravity of solid and hollow tetrahedron. Solid
and hollow hemisphere – Stability of equilibrium.
UNIT – IV: Centre of Pressure.
Vertical rectangular lamina – Vertical triangular lamina - Vertical circular lamina – Atmospheric pressure
its variation with altitude – Reasons for such variation.
Hydrodynamics:
Equation of continuity of flow – Euler‟s equation for unidirectional flow – Torricelli‟s theorem –
Bernouli‟s theorem and applications.
UNIT – V : Relativity
Galilean – Newtonian relativity, Galilean transformations – Michelson Morley experiment and its
importance – leuristein‟s postulates – Lorentz transformations and its interpretation – consequence of
Lorentz transformation – Length contractor, time dilation – relativistic addition of velocities – Mass
energy equivalence – Basic ideas of general theory of relativity.
Books for Study:
1. Mechanics – Part – I & II Naryanamoorthy.
2. Classical Mechanics – H. Goldstein.
3. Statistical Mechanics – Sathyaprakash and C.Agarwal.
Books for Reference:
1. Elementary Statistical Mechanics – Gupta Kumar.
2. Mechanics – D.S.Mathur.
3. Classical Mechanics – Gupta, Kumar and Sharma.
4. Feynman Lecture on Physics – Vol.I – R.P. Feynman.

CORE COURSE IV - THERMAL PHYSICS AND STATISTICAL MECHANICS.
Unit I: Thermodynamics
Zeroth law of thermodynamics – First law of thermodynamics – Heat engines – Reversible and
irreversible process of Carnot‟s theorem – Second law of thermodynamics, Thermodynamic
scale of temperature – Entropy – Change of entropy in reversible and irreversible processes –
Temperature – entropy diagram (T.S) – Law of increase of entropy – Maxwell thermo dynamical
relations – Clausius‟s Claypeyron‟s latent heat equations.
Unit II: Low Temperature
Joule – Thomson‟s effect – Porous plug experiment – Liquefaction of gases – Linde‟s method –
Adiabatic demagnetization – Liquefaction of He – Practical applications of low temperature –
Refrigerating mechanism – Air conditioning machines.
Unit III
Radiation – Stefan‟s law Deduction of Newton‟s law from Stefan‟s law – Boltzmann law –
Black body radiation – Wein‟s law – Rayleigh – Jean‟s law – Planck‟s law – Angstrom
Pyroheliometer – Solar constant – Surface temperature of sun Sources of solar energy –Some
everyday applications.
Unit IV:
Specific Heat
Specific heat of solids – Einstein‟s theory of specific heat – Debye‟s theory –Specific heat of
gases – Mayer‟s Relation – Quantization of various contributions to energy of diatomic
molecules – Specific heat of diatomic gases – (Quantum Theory)
Unit V: Statistical Physics
Phase space – Statistical Equilibrium – Microstates and Macrostates – Maxwell – Boltzmann
statistics – Application of M.B statistics to molecular energies in an ideal gas – B-E statistics-
Application of B-E statistics to photon gases – F-D statistics – Application of F.D statistics to
electron gas – Comparison of three statistics.
Books for Study:
1. Brij lal, and Subramaniyam, Heat and Thermodynamics, S.Chand & Co. (2007)
2. J.B.Rajam and C.L Arora, Heat and Thermodynamics.
CORE COURSE V – MAJOR PRACTICAL – II
[Any Fifteen]
1. Static Torsion – Determination of n
2. Torsional pendulum – n and I
3. Coefficient of viscosity of highly viscous liquid
4. Stoke‟s method – Viscosity of highly viscous liquid
5. Characteristics of junction and Zener diodes
6. Emissive power of a surface – Spherical calorimeter
7. Joule‟s calorimeter – Specific heat capacity of liquid (Barton‟s correction)
8. Carey Foster‟s Bridge – R and p
9. Potentiometer – Ammeter calibration
10. Potentiometer – Temperature coefficient of R
11. Potentiometer – Calibration of low range voltmenter
12. Figure of merit – Mirror Galvanometer
13. Transistor Characteristics – CE – configuration
14. Spectrometer - µ of a liquid
15. Spectrometer – I-d curve
16. CRO – Study of wave forms – Lissajous figures – f determination
17. Construction of Full wave rectifier
18. Construction of a temperature controller using Pt 100 senor

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