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As you want the B.Sc Physics Syllabus,so I am uploading a file of B.Sc. Physics Syllabus for General.
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Semester I

(A) Mathematical methods and Mechanics

1) Scalars and vectors, laws of vector algebra, dot and cross products,scalar triple product, vector triple product. Scalar and vector fields gradient, divergence and curl. Statements of Stoke’s and Divergence theorem, polar coordinates.

2) Principle of dimensional homogeneity, Newton’s laws of motion, principles of conservation of linear momentum, time and path integral of forces, Central forces, conservative force field (gravitational field and calculations of field intensity in simple cases), concept of potential, conservation of total energy, equation of motion of a system with variable mass.

3a) Rotational kinematics and dynamics, equations of rotational motion, kinetic energy of a rotating body, conservation of angular momentum, radial and cross radial acceleration.

3b) Moment of inertia its physical significance, radius of gyration, parallel and perpendicular axes theorem, calculation of moment of inertia for simple cases (thin uniform rod, rectangular lamina, thin circular disc, flat ring, cylindrical shell, solid cylinder, solid sphere, spherical shell,thin spherical shell), rotational kinetic energy, acceleration of a rolling body down an inclined plane.

(B) General properties of matter

1) Elasticity Introduction (elastic properties of matter, stress, strain,Hooke’s law, different types of modulii of elasticity for isotropic homogeneous bodies), interrelations of elastic moduli, torsion of a cylinder, internal bending moment, cantilever, bending of beams(beam supported at ends with a concentrated load at the centre), Calculation of strain energy.

2) Surface Tension Introduction (origin of surface tension forces and applications), surface tension and surface energy, molecular theory (property of surface layer), Neumann’s triangle, angle of contact, excess pressure over a curved surface, capillarity, Jurin’s law, factors affecting surface tension of a liquid.

3) Dynamics of fluids Streamline and turbulent motion, equation of continuity, coefficient of viscosity, critical velocity, Reynold’s
number, Poiseuille’s equation, Stokes law (only statement), terminal velocity, Bernoulli’s theorem and applications, Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids an elementary idea.

(C) Heat – I

1a) Kinetic theory of gases Introduction, Maxwell’s law of velocity distribution (no deduction), most probable speed, rms speed and mean speed. Degrees of freedom, principles of equipartition of energy,
application in simple cases.

1b) Equation of State Defects of ideal gas equation, Boyle temperature,Amagat’s experiment, Andrew’s experiment, critical constants of a gas, Van der Waals equation (no derivation), interrelations between Van der Waals’ constants, critical and Boyle temperature, limitations of Van der
Waals equation,law of corresponding state, reduced equation of state.

2) Thermal conductivity Introduction to heat transport, steady and variable state approach to equilibrium, Fourier’s equation for one dimensional heat flow and its solution.

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Here I am providing the B.Sc Physics Syllabus of Kanpur University for your idea .
B.Sc First Year
Mechanics and wave motion
Kinetic theory and thermodynamics
Circuit fundamentals and basic
Two practicals (30 marks) + viva (10
Marks) + record (10 marks)

B.Sc Second Year

Physical optics and lasers
Elements of quantum mechanics,
Atomic and moleculars spectra
Two practicals (30 marks) + viva (10
Marks) + record (10 marks)

B.Sc Third Year
Relativity and statistical physics
Solid state and nuclear physics
Solid state electronics
Two practicals (50 marks) + viva (15
Marks) + record (10 marks)

Inertial reference frame, Newton’s laws of motion, Dynamics of particle in
rectilinear and circular motion, Conservative and Non -conservative forces,
Conservation of energy, liner momentum and angular momentum, Collision in
one and two dimensions, cross section.

Rotational energy and rotational inertia for simple bodies, the combined
translation and rotational and motion of a rigid body on horizontal and inclined
planes, Simple treatment of the motions of a top. Relations between elastic
constants, bending of Beams and Torsion of Cylinder.

Central forces, Two particle central force problem, reduced mass, relative and
centre of mass motion, Law of gravitation, Kepler’s laws, motions of planets
and satellites, geo-stationary satellites.

Simple harmonic motion, differential equation of S. H. M. and its solution, uses
of complex notation, damped and forced vibrations, composition of simple
harmonic motion.
Differential equation of wave motion, plane progressive waves in fluid media,
reflection of waves, phase change on reflection, superposition, stationary
waves, pressure and energy distribution, phase and group velocity.

Text and Reference Books
EM Purcell, Ed: “Berkeley Physics Course, Vol. 1, Mechanics” (McGraw-
Hill). RP Feymman, RB Lighton and M Sands; “The Feymman Lectures in
Physics”, Vol. 1 (BI Publications, Bombay, Delhi, Calcutta, Madras).
J.C. Upadhyay: ‘Mechanics’.
D.S, Mathur “Mechanics”,
P.K. Srivastava: “Mechanics” (New Age International).

Ideal Gas: Kinetic model, Deduction of Boyle’s law, interpretation of
temperature, estimation of r.m.s. speeds of molecules. Brownian motion,
estimate of the Avogadro number. Equipartition of energy, specific heat of
monatomic gas, extension to di- and triatomic gases, Behaviour at low
temperatures. Adiabatic expansion of an ideal gas, applications to atmospheric

Real Gas: Vander Waals gas, equation of state, nature of Van der Waals
forces, comparison with experimental P-V curves. The critical constants, gas
and vapour. Joule expansion of ideal gas, and of a Vander Waals gas, Joule
coefficient, estimates of J-T cooling.

Liquefaction of gases: Boyle temperature and inversion temperature. Principle
of regenerative cooling and of cascade cooling, liquefaction of hydrogen and
helium gas. Refrigeration cycles, meaning of efficiency.

Transport phenomena in gases: Molecular collisions, mean free path and
collision cross sections. Estimates of molecular diameter and mean free path.
Transport of mass, momentum and energy and interrelationship, dependence on
temperature and pressure.

The laws of thermodynamics: The Zeroth law, various indicator diagrams,
work done by and on the system, first law of thermodynamics, internal energy
as a state function and other applications. Reversible and irreversible changes,
Carnot cycle and its efficiency, Carnot theorem and the second law of
thermodynamics. Different versions of the second law, practical cycles used in
internal combustion engines. Entropy, principle of increase of entropy. The
thermodynamic scale of temperature; its identity with the perfect gas scale.
Impossibility of attaining the absolute zero;
third law of thermodynamics. Thermodynamic relationships: Thermodynamic
variables; extensive and intensive, Maxwell’s general relationships, application
to Joule-Thomson cooling and adiabatic cooling in a general system, Van der
Waals gas, Clausius-Clapeyron heat equation. Thermodynamic potentials and
equilibrium of thermodynamical systems, relation with thermodynamical
variables. Cooling due to adiabatic demagnetization, production and
measurement of very low temperatures.

Blackbody radiation: Pure temperature dependence, Stefan-Boltzmann
law, pressure of radiation, spectral distribution of Black body radiation, Wien’s
displacement law, Rayleigh-Jean’s law, The ultraviolet catastrophy, Plank’s
Law, Kirchaff’s Law: absorption and emission.

Text and Reference Books
G.G. Agarwal and H.P. Sinha “Thermal Physics”
S.K. Agarwal and B.K. Agarwal “Thermal Physics”

Growth and decay of currents through inductive resistances, charging and
in R.C. and R.L.C. circuits, Time constant, Measurement of high resistance.
A.C. Bridges, Maxwell’s and Scherings Bridges, Wien Bridge.
THEVENIN, NORTON and Superposition theorems and their applications.

Semiconductors, intrinsic and extrinsic semiconductors, n-type and p-type
semiconductors, unbiased diode forward bias and reverse bias diodes, diode as
a rectifier, diode characteristics, zener diode, avalanche and zener breakdown,
power supplies, rectifier, bridge rectifier, capacitor input filter, voltage
regulation, zener regulator.
Bipolar transistors, three doped regions, forward and reverse bias, DC alpha,
DC beta
transistor curves.

Transistor biasing circuits: base bias, emitter bias and voltage divider bias, DC
load line.
Basic AC equivalent circuits, low frequency model, small signal amplifiers,
common emitter amplifier, common collector amplifiers, and common base
amplifiers, current and voltage gain, R.C. coupled amplifier, gain, frequency
response, equivalent circuit at low, medium and high frequencies, feedback

Input and output impedance, transistor as an oscillator, general discussion and
theory of Hartley oscillator only.
Elements of transmission and reception, basic principles of amplitude
modulation and demodulation. Principle and design of linear multimeters and
their application, cathode ray oscillograph and its simple applications.

Text and Reference Books
B.G. Streetman; “Solid State Electronic Devices”, IInTdi Edition (Prentice Hall
of India, New Delhi, 1986).
W.D. Stanley: “Electronic Devices, Circuits and Applications” (Prentice-Hall,
New TTC’A 1flOO\ JL4y, JJI. 1OO).
J.D. Ryder, “Electronics Fundamentals and Applications”, lI’’ Edition
(Prentice-Hall of India, New Delhi, 1986).

J Millman and A Grabel, “Microelectronics”, International Edition (McGraw
Hill Book Company, New York, 1988).

Every institution may add any experiment of the same standard in the subject.

1. Study of laws of parallel and perpendicular axes for moment of inertia.
2. Study of conservation of momentum in two dimensional oscillations.

1. Study of a compound pendulum.
2. Study of damping of a bar pendulum under various mechanics.
3. Study of oscillations under a bifilar suspension.
4. Potential energy curves of a 1-Dimensional system and oscillations in it
for various amplitudes.
5. Study of oscillations of a mass under different combinations of springs.

Properties of matter
1. Study of bending of a cantilever or a beam.
2. Study of torsion of a wire (static and dynamic methods)

Kinetic theory of matter
1. Study of Brownian motion.
2. Study of adiabatic expansion of a gas.
3. Study of conversion of mechanical energy into heat.
4. Heating efficiency of electrical kettle with varying voltages.

Page 7
1. Study of temperature dependence of total radiation.
2. Study of temperature dependence of spectral density of radiation.
3. Resistance thermometry.
4. Thermo-emf thermometry
5. Conduction of heat through poor conductors of different geometries.

Circuit fundamentals
1. Charging and discharging in R.C. and R.C.L. circuits.
2. High resistance by leakage.
3. A.C. Bridges.
4. Half wave and full wave rectifiers.
5. Characteristics of a transistor in CE,CB and CC configurations
6. Frequency response of R.C. coupled amplifier.

I. Speed of waves on a stretched string.
2. Studies on torsional waves in a lumped system.
3. Study of interference with two coherent sources of sound.

Text and reference books
D.P. Khandelwal, “A laboratory manual for undergraduate classes” (Vani
House, New Delhi).
S.P. Singh, “Advanced Practical Physics” (Pragati Prakashan, Meerut).
Worsnop and Flint- Advanced Practical physics for students.

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Kanpur University
Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh ‎

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