PH8151-Engineering Physics Syllabus 2017 Regulation


PH8151-Engineering Physics Syllabus 2017 Regulation

PH8151                                         ENGINEERING PHYSICS                             LT PC

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  • To enhance  the  fundamental  knowledge  in  Physics  and  its  applications  relevant  to  various streams of Engineering and Technology.


UNIT I                 PROPERTIES OF MATTER                                                                                       9

Elasticity – Stress-strain diagram and its uses – factors affecting elastic modulus and tensile strength

– torsional stress and deformations – twisting couple – torsion pendulum: theory and  experiment – bending of beams – bending moment – cantilever: theory and experiment – uniform and non-uniform bending: theory and experiment – I-shaped girders –  stress due to bending in beams.


UNIT II                WAVES AND FIBER OPTICS                                                                                    9

Oscillatory motion – forced and damped oscillations: differential equation and its solution – plane progressive waves – wave equation. Lasers : population of energy levels, Einstein‘s A and B coefficients derivation – resonant cavity, optical amplification (qualitative) – Semiconductor lasers: homojunction and  heterojunction – Fiber optics: principle, numerical aperture and acceptance angle – types of  optical fibres (material, refractive index, mode) – losses associated with optical fibers – fibre optic sensors: pressure and displacement.


UNIT III               THERMAL PHYSICS                                                                                                  9

Transfer of heat energy – thermal expansion of solids and liquids – expansion joints – bimetallic strips

– thermal conduction, convection and radiation  – heat conductions in solids – thermal conductivity –

Forbe‘s and Lee‘s disc method: theory and experiment – conduction through compound media (series and parallel) – thermal insulation – applications: heat exchangers, refrigerators, ovens and solar waterheaters.

 UNIT IV              QUANTUM PHYSICS                                                                                                 9

Black body radiation – Planck‘s theory (derivation) – Compton effect: theory and experimental verification – wave particle duality – electron diffraction – concept of wave function and its physical significance – Schrödinger‘s wave equation – time independent and time dependent equations – particle in a one-dimensional rigid box – tunnelling (qualitative)  – scanning tunnelling microscope.




UNIT V            CRYSTAL PHYSICS                                                                                                      9

Single crystalline, polycrystalline and amorphous materials – single crystals: unit cell, crystal systems, Bravais  lattices,  directions  and  planes  in  a  crystal,  Miller  indices  –  inter-planar  distances  – coordination number and packing factor for SC, BCC, FCC, HCP and diamond structures – crystal imperfections: point defects, line defects – Burger vectors, stacking faults – role of imperfections in plastic deformation – growth of single crystals: solution and melt growth techniques.





Upon completion of this course,



  • The students will gain knowledge on the basics of properties of matter and its applications,
  • The students will acquire knowledge on the concepts of waves and optical devices and their applications in fibre optics,
  • The students will have adequate knowledge on the concepts of thermal properties of materials and their applications in expansion joints and heat exchangers,
  • The students will get knowledge on advanced physics concepts of quantum theory and its applications in tunneling microscopes, and
  • The students will understand the basics of crystals, their structures and different crystal growth techniques.



  1. Bhattacharya, D.K. & Poonam, T. ―Engineering Physics‖. Oxford University Press, 2015.
  2. Gaur, R.K. & Gupta, S.L. ―Engineering Physics‖. Dhanpat Rai Publishers, 2012.
  3. Pandey, B.K. & Chaturvedi, S. ―Engineering Physics‖. Cengage Learning India, 2012.



  1. Halliday, D., Resnick, R. & Walker, J. ―Principles of Physics‖. Wiley, 2015.
  2. Serway, R.A. & Jewett, J.W. ―Physics for Scientists and Engineers‖. Cengage Learning, 2010.
  3. Tipler, P.A. & Mosca, G. ―Physics for Scientists and Engineers with Modern Physics‘.

W.H.Freeman, 2007.


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