Phy 157: Properties of Matter, Electricity & Magnetism and Modern Physics

*Properties of Matter:** States of matter, Elastic properties of solids; Coefficients of
elasticity, Energy calculation; Flow of liquids; Equation of continuity,
Laminar and turbulent flow, Reynolds number and its significance, Bernoullis'
theorem and its application; Viscosity; Poiseulle's equation, Motion in a
viscous medium, Determination of coefficient of viscosty; Surface tension;
Surface tension as a molecular phenomenon, Surface tension and surface energy,
Capillarity and angle of contact, Quincke's method.*

*Electricity and Magnetism:** Coulomb’s Law, Electric field (E), Gauss's Law and its applications,
Electric potential (V), Capacitors and capacitance, Capacitors with
dielectrics, Dielectrics an atomic view, Charging and discharging of a
capacitor, Ohm’s Law, Kirchoff's Law; Magnetic field: Magnetic induction,
Magnetic force on a current carrying conductor, Torque on a current carrying
loop, Hall effect, Faraday’s Law of electromagnetic induction, Lenz's Law, Self
induction, Mutual induction; Magnetic properties of matter; Hysteresis curve;
Electromagnetic oscillation: L-C oscillations and its analogy to simple
harmonic motion.*

*Modern Physics:** Michelson-Morley's experiment, Galilean transformation, Special theory
of relativity and its consequences; Quantum theory of radiation; Photo-electric
effect, Compton effect, Wave particle duality, Interpretation of Bohr's
postulates, Radioactive disintegration, Properties of nucleus, Nuclear
reactions, Fission, Fusion, Chain reaction, Nuclear reactor.*