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18th August 2014, 12:07 PM
 
 
M.Sc Physics entrance exam syllabus of University of Pune
Will you please share with me the M.Sc Physics entrance exam syllabus of University of Pune?

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18th August 2014, 01:23 PM
 
 
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 • BiotSavart 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 quasistatic 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 ClausiusClapeyron equation • Second law and entropy • Specific heat of Mono, di and triatomic gases • Thermodynamic potentials and their applications • VanderWaals 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 onedimension • 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 nonconservative 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 • Xray 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 • PN 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 Xrays • 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 • Waveparticle 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 • MaxwellBoltzmann, FermiDirac and BoseEinstein statistics • Structure of atomic nucleus, mass and binding energy • Radioactivity and its applications • Laws of radioactive decay • Fission and fusion 
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