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18th August 2014, 01:23 PM
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Re: M.Sc Physics entrance exam syllabus of University of Pune

As you want to get the M.Sc Physics entrance exam syllabus of University of Pune so here it is for you:

Electricity and Magnetism
• Alternating currents
• Ampere’s law
• Biot-Savart law
• Capacitors
• Conductors
• Coulomb’s law
• Dielectric polarization
• Dielectrics
• Displacement current
• Electric field and potential
• Electrostatic boundary conditions
• Electrostatic energy
• Faraday’s law of electromagnetic induction
• Gauss’s law
• Lorentz Force and motion of charged particles in electric and magnetic fields
• Maxwell’s equations and plane electromagnetic waves
• Poynting’s theorem
• Reflection and refraction at a dielectric interface
• Self and mutual inductance
• Simple DC and AC circuits with R, L and C components
• Solution of Laplace’s equation for simple cases
• Transmission and reflection coefficients
• Volume and surface charges

Kinetic Theory and Thermodynamics
• Reversible, irreversible and quasi-static processes
• Carnot cycle
• Elements of Kinetic theory of gases
• First law and its consequences
• Ideal gas
• Isothermal and adiabatic processes
• Laws of thermodynamics
• Maxwell’s thermodynamic relations and simple applications
• Mean free path
• Phase transitions and Clausius-Clapeyron equation
• Second law and entropy
• Specific heat of Mono-, di- and tri-atomic gases
• Thermodynamic potentials and their applications
• Van-der-Waals gas and equation of state
• Velocity distribution and Equipartition of energy
• Zeroeth law and concept of thermal equilibrium

Oscillations, Waves and Optics
• Damped and forced oscillators
• Differential equation for simple harmonic oscillator and its general solution
• Diffraction gratings
• Doppler Effect
• Double refraction and optical rotation
• Energy density and energy transmission in waves
• Fermat’s Principle
• Fraunhofer diffraction
• General theory of image formation
• Group velocity and phase velocity
• Interference of light, optical path retardation
• Linear, circular and elliptic polarization
• Rayleigh criterion and resolving power
• Resonance
• Sound waves in media
• Superposition of two or more simple harmonic oscillators
• Thick lens, thin lens and lens combinations
• Traveling and standing waves in one-dimension
• Wave equation

Mechanics and General Properties of Matter
• Bernoulli’s theorem
• Capillarity
• Centre of mass
• Centrifugal and Coriolis forces
• Conservation of energy
• Conservation of linear and angular momentum
• Conservative and non-conservative forces
• Elastic and inelastic collisions
• Elasticity
• Equation of continuity
• Equation of motion of the CM
• Euler’s equation
• Gravitational Law and field
• Hooke’s law and elastic constants of isotropic solid
• Kepler’s laws
• Kinematics of moving fluids
• Moments of Inertia and products of Inertia
• Motion under a central force
• Newton’s laws of motion and applications
• Principal moments and axes
• Rigid body motion, fixed axis rotations
• Rotation and translation
• Stress energy
• Surface tension and surface energy
• System of particles
• Uniformly rotating frame
• Variable mass systems
• Velocity and acceleration in Cartesian, polar and cylindrical coordinate systems
• Viscous fluids

Solid State Physics, Devices and Electronics
• Crystal structure
• Bravais lattices and basis
• Miller indices
• X-ray diffraction and Bragg’s law
• Einstein and Debye theory of specific heat
• Free electron theory of metals
• Fermi energy and density of states
• Origin of energy bands
• Concept of holes and effective mass
• Elementary ideas about dia-, para- and ferromagnetism
• Langevin’s theory of paramagnetism
• Curie’s law
• Intrinsic and extrinsic semiconductors
• Fermi level
• OR, AND, NOR and NAND gates
• Transistors
• P-N junctions
• Amplifier circuits with transistors
• Transistor circuits in CB, CE, CC modes
• Operational amplifiers

Mathematical Methods
• Algebra of complex numbers
• Calculus of single and multiple variables
• Divergence theorem
• First and linear second order differential equations
• Fourier series
• Green’s theorem
• Jacobian, imperfect and perfect differentials
• Matrices and determinants
• Multiple integrals
• Partial derivatives
• Stokes’ theorem
• Taylor expansion
• Vector algebra
• Vector Calculus

Modern Physics
• Blackbody radiation
• Bohr’s atomic model and X-rays
• Compton Effect
• Inertial frames and Galilean invariance
• Length contraction and time dilation
• Lorentz transformations
• Mass energy equivalence
• Photoelectric effect
• Postulates of special relativity
• Relativistic velocity addition theorem
• Uncertainty principle
• Wave-particle duality
• Schrödinger equation and its solution for one, two and three dimensional boxes
• Reflection and transmission at a step potential, tunnelling through a barrier
• Pauli Exclusion Principle
• Maxwell-Boltzmann, Fermi-Dirac and Bose-Einstein statistics
• Structure of atomic nucleus, mass and binding energy
• Radioactivity and its applications
• Laws of radioactive decay
• Fission and fusion


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