Course Detail:


Structure of Matter, Electricity & Magnetism, Wave Mechanics

3 Credit Hour Course

Intended For Level 1 Term 1 Students


Structure of Matter: Crystalline and amorphous solids, crystal systems, crystal directions, Miller indices, co-ordinations number, packing factor, Bragg's law of X-ray diffraction, crystal structure analysis, defects in crystal, bonds in solids, cohesive energy and bonding energy, free electron theory of metals, band theory of solids, solid state devices.
Electricity and Magnetism: Electrostatics: electric field, Gauss’s law and its applications for various charge distributions, electric potential and equipotential surface, dielectrics and electrostatic energy in capacitors; Magnetostatics: magnetic field and forces, Hall effect, application of Biot-Savart and Ampere’s laws, electromagnetic induction and inductance, energy in a magnetic field, Electromagnetic oscillations: RC, LR, LC and LRC circuits, working principle of transformers, motors and generators, magnetic materials and its applications in a computing device.
Wave Mechanics: Failure of classical mechanics and historical origins of the quantum mechanics, wave particle duality, uncertainty principle, postulates of quantum mechanics, wave function, operators, Schrödinger equation, expectation value, Ehrenfest theorem, eigen function and eigen values, particle in a box, square well potential, linear harmonic oscillator.