Review of Classical Physics and dual nature of Waves /particle
Review of Kinematics, Force, Newton’s Laws, Linear Momentum, Work, Energy, Power, Angular Motion - Kinematics and Mechanics, Angular momentum Torque, Conservation laws (linear and angular).
Particle properties of waves: Photoelectric effect, quantum theory of light, X-ray diffraction, Compton effect, pair production. Wave properties of particles: Waves, De Broglie waves, Group velocity and phase velocity, uncertainty principle.
Atomic Structure and Quantum Mechanics
Atomic Structure: Various models of atom, Atomic Spectra, Energy Levels, Correspondence Principle, Nuclear Motion, Atomic Excitation, and Rutherford Scattering.
Quantum Mechanics: Introduction - wave equation - Schrodinger’s equation (time dependent and independent) - expectation values, operators, Eigen value (momentum and energy) – 1D potential box (finite and infinite) - tunnel effect - harmonic oscillator.
Statistical Mechanics and Solid State Physics
Statistical Mechanics: Classical Distribution - Maxwell’s Boltzmann-Molecular energies of an ideal gas - most probable speed. Quantum Statistics - Bose-Einstein and Fermi-Dirac. Applications - Black Body Radiation, Specific heat of solids, free electrons in metals, Electron energy.
Solid State Physics: Types of solids, Crystallography, Bonds - Ionics, Covalent, and Van der Waals, Band Theory and energies, Semiconductor Devices, and Superconductivity.