Review of Planck’s relation, De-Broglie relation and uncertainty principle basic concepts - Schrodinger equation: probabilistic interpretation of wave function, one dimension problems – particle in a box, harmonic oscillator, potential barrier and tunneling. Hydrogen atom, electrons in a magnetic field - X-ray spectra - periodic table.
Bosons and Fermions - symmetric and antisymmetric wavefunctions - elements of statistical physics: density of states, fermi energy, Bose condensation - solid state physics: Free electron model of metals, elementary discussion of band theory and applications to semiconductor devices.
Einstein coefficients and light amplification - stimulated emission - optical pumping and laser action.
Operation of He-Ne laser and Ruby laser - laser in science and Industry - Raman effect and applications.
Nuclear physics: nuclear properties - binding energy and mass formula - nuclear decay with applications - theory of alpha decay - nuclear forces – fission - principle of nuclear reactor - elementary particles - leptons, hadrons, quarks, field bosons - the standard model of elementary particles.