# Department of Physics

MTS 301
Vector and Tensor Analysis

Course Synopsis

This course is designed primarily for those students taking courses in mathematics, physics, mechanics, electromagnetic theory, aerodynamics, geophysics, metrology or any of the numerous other fields in which vector methods are applicable. Vector and tensor algebra have in recent years become basic part of fundamental mathematical background required of those in engineering, sciences and allied disciplines. It is said that vector and tensor analysis is a natural aid in forming mental pictures of physical and geometrical ideas. A most rewarding language and mode of thought for the physical sciences. The focus therefore, is to impart useful skills on the students in order to enhance their Mathematical ability in applying vector technique to solve problems in applied sciences and to equip them with necessary skill required to cope with higher levels courses in related subjects. Topics to be covered in this course include, basic vector algebra, coordinate bases, gradient, divergence, and curl, Greenâ€™s, Gaussâ€™ and Stokesâ€™ theorems. The metric tensor, Christoffel symbols and Riemann curvature tensor. Applications will be drawn from differential geometry, continuum mechanics, electromagnetism, general relativity theory.

PHY 301
Analytical Mechanics I

Course Synopsis

This course is an application of Vector analysis to solve numerical problems in mechanics. It is designed to expose students to the use of vector theory as a tool to analyse and interpret numerical problems in both Dynamics and Statics. The knowledge of vector analysis of mechanical laws will also meet the requirement for proper understanding of other aspects of physics such as quantum mechanics and electromagnetic theory. Topics to be covered are dynamics- Newton laws, work-energy theory, conservative forces, Rigid-body dynamics, central force problems, and oscillatory motion.

PHY 303
Electricity and Magnetism
PHY 303 | PHY | 1st Semester |

Course Synopsis

: Fields: Vector and scalar fields. Electrostatics and magnetostatics, electric field; electric field due to a line and displacement density; Coulombâ€™s law, electric potential; potential due to a distribution of charges, electric potential due to a dipole, earth potential, equipotential surfaces, electric properties of materials. Gaussâ€™s law, Laplace and Poissonâ€™s equations and boundary value problems; multipole expansion, dielectric and magnetic materials; Faradayâ€™s law; Motional emf, electromagnetic induction, Biot-Savart law, Ampereâ€™s law. Energy in magnetic fields.

PHY 305
Quantum Physics

Course Synopsis

This course serves an introduction to Quantum physics. It covers the experimental basis of quantum physics, introduces wave mechanics, SchrÃ¶dingers equation in a single dimension, and SchrÃ¶dingers equation in three dimensions. It is designed primarily for students in Physics and applied disciplines. However, it also meets the need of students in other fields. Topics to be covered include some mathematical review and postulates of quantum mechanics.

PHY 307
Experimental Physics I

Course Synopsis

This course is a year- long series of mini courses on important experiment techniques. The topics covered electronics, optics, electricity, atomic, molecular, nuclear and low temperature physics. The course is designed primarily for students in third year of B. Tech Physics program. As a practical course, the focus is to impart useful skills on the students in order to enhance their understanding of the relevant theory courses they have taken during the year. Topics to be covered include optics, mechanics, sound and waves, electricity, atomic, molecular, nuclear and low temperature physics.

PHY 315
Introductory Solid States Electronics

Course Synopsis

Electronics is essentially the science and technology of controlling the flow of electrons under the influence of applied electric or magnetic fields to produce useful results. Sold state electronics deals with means of generating electric current in semiconductor devices. Since semiconductor devices are finding their ways in todayâ€™s electronics, it is pertinent to understand the basic principles involved in fabrication and mode operation of these devices. In the course of the lecture, some natural phenomena such as secondary electronic emissions, Hall effects, thermoelectric and photoelectric effects will be explained before moving to the fabrication of simple devices such as bipolar and field effect transistors which seem to be the fundamental interest to many intellectuals.

PHY 317
Special Relativity

Course Synopsis

This course is conceptual and exploratory, a course that describes the relative motion of different bodies in different frame of references. It compares different theories and establishes the most reliable one, identified through valid and consequential experimental investigations. The course is designed primarily for students in Physical Sciences. The focus is to reveal the limitations to Newtonian mechanics and the appropriate resolution so as to demonstrate the validity of physical laws and the constancy of the speed of light. The course will handle the calculations of differences in measured parameters from different frames of references at relative motion or at rest relative to each other.

PHY 319
Electronics Practical I

Course Synopsis

This course is a practical based course designed for students in Physics Electronics, and allied disciplines. The course deals with topics such as I-V Characteristics of the diode. Rectifier circuits: Half-wave, full wave and full wave bridge rectifier circuits. DC â€“ to â€“ DC converters, buck converter, wave-shaping circuits: clamping circuits, clipping circuits, voltage transfer characteristics of the diode; photo diode, photo detectors, LEDs, LDR, Forward current transfer ratio, silicon control rectifier, Transistor as a switch.

MTS 302
Complex Analysis I

Course Synopsis

This course is an introductory course on Complex Analysis. It is designed for students in Mathematics and Physics disciplines. It may, however, be useful to students in engineering and other related fields. It introduces students to the complex numbers system and varieties of operations, analyses and problems that may arise within the context. It also equips the students with mathematical techniques and skills to handles such cases. Topics to be covered in this course includes: Introduction to complex number system, Limits and Continuity of Complex variable functions, Derivation of the Cauchy â€“Riemannâ€s Equation, Analytic functions. Harmonic functions, Bilinear transformation, Conformal mapping, Contour Integrals, Convergence of a sequences and series of function of Complex variable.

PHY 304
ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES

Course Synopsis

PHY 304: Electromagnetic waves and optics is the continuation of PHY 303: Electricity and Magnetism taught during the first semester. The course will address the following topics: Maxwellâ€™s equations; implications of Maxwellâ€™s equations; Electromagnetic potentials; The wave equation; Propagation of waves in - conductors and dielectrics; plane waves in a conducting medium, plane waves in perfect dielectric with small loss, propagation in good conductors, pointing vector; skin penetration depth; Energy of electromagnetic waves; Reflection and refraction of electromagnetic waves â€“ reflection from a perfect conductor at oblique incidence, ratio of reflected to incident electric field strength, Brewster angle; Transmission lines â€“ two wire open line, coaxial cables, strip and micro strip, wave guides and optical fibres; Transmission line classification â€“ lossless line, low-loss line, low frequency line, high frequency line, distortion-less lines, phase and group delay.

PHY 306
Statistical and Thermal Physics

Course Synopsis

This course advances knowledge in thermodynamics. Statistical mechanics describe the microscopic state of a system. From its own point of view, a system is considered to consist of an enormous number N of molecules each of which is capable of existing in a set of states whose energies are â€¦â€¦ The molecules are assumed to interact with one another by means of collision or by forces caused by fields. This system of molecules may be isolated or may be considered to be embedded in a set of similar systems or ensembles of systems.

PHY 310
Analog Electronics