Phy 165: Electricity and Magnetism, Modern Physics and Mechanics

Credit Hours :3.00 (Level-1, Term-2, EEE)


Electricity and magnetism: Electric charge and Coulomb's Law, Electric field, Concept of electric flux and the gauss's Law - some applications of gauss's Law, Gauss's Law in vector form, Electric potential, Relation between electric field and electric potential, Capacitance and dielectrics, Gradient, Laplace's and Poisson's equations, Current, Current density, Resistivity, The magnetic field, Ampere's Law, Biot-savart Law and their applications, Laws of electromagnetic induction- Maxwell's equations.


Modern Physics : Galilean relativity and Einstein's special theory of relativity; Lorentz transformation equations, Length contraction, Time dilation and mass-energy relation, Photoelectric effect, Compton effect; de Broglie matter waves and its success in explaining Bohr's theory, Pauli's exclusion principle, Constituent of atomic nucleus, Nuclear binding energy, Different types of radioactivity, Radioactive decay Law; Nuclear reactions, Nuclear fission, Nuclear fusion, Atomic power plant.


Mechanics: Linear momentum of a particle, Linear momentum of a system of particles, Conservation of linear momentum, Some applications of the momentum principle; Angular momentum of a particle, Angular momentum of a system of particles, Kepler's Law of planetary motion, The Law of universal gravitation, The motion of planets and satelites, Introductory quantum mechanics; Wave function, Uncertainity principle, Postulates, Schrodinger time independent equation, Expectation value, Probability, Particle in a zero potential, Calculation of energy.