
B.S. MODERN PHYSICSI [PHYS413] SYLLABUS

Origin of Quantum Theory: Black body radiation,
StefanBoltzmann law, Wiensdisplacement law and Planck’s law,
consequences. The quantization of energy, Photoelectric and Compton
effect, Line spectra Explanation using quantum theory.

Wave Nature of Matter: Wave behavior of particles
(wave function etc) its definition and relation to probability of
particle. D’Broglie hypothesis and its testing, DavissonGermer
Experiment and JP Thomson Experiment, Wave packets and particles,
localizing a wave in space and time.

Quantum Mechanics: Postulates of Quantum Mechanics,
Quantum Operators, Linear operators and their properties, e.g.; momentum
operator, energy operator. Eigen value equation, Eigen values and
Eigen Functions. Schrodinger equation (time dependent and time independent
with out derivation) and its applications to step potential, free
particle, barrier tunneling (basic idea) , particle in a well, probability
density using functions of states.

Atomic Physics: Review of Atomic Models, Bohr’s
Model (review), FrankHertz experiment, energy levels of atoms, Atomic
spectrum, Angular Momentum of electrons, Vector Atom model, Orbital
angular momentum, Space Quantization, Bohr’s magneton, XRay
Spectrum (continuous and characteristic), Moseley’s law, Pauli’s
exclusion principle and its use in developing the periodic table.

Quantum Optics: Basic concepts and characteristics
of LASER, different types of lasers, working of HeNe Laser, semiconductor
diode laser. Introduction to holography.

Special Theory of Relativity: Limitations with
classical physics, Einstein’s Postulates of special relativity
and their consequences, The Lorentz transformation, Transformation
of velocities, Relativistic momentum and energy.

Recommended Text:
1. D. Halliday, R. Resnick and K. Krane, Physics Vol. II,
5th edition, John Wiley, 2002.
2. D. Halliday, R. Resnick and J. Walker, Physics, 6th Ed. John Wiley,
2001
3. S.T. Thornton and A. Rex, Modern Physics for Scientist and Engineers,
2nd Edition Saunders College Publishing (2000)
4. B.L. Theraja , Basic Electronics, 5th edition, Publishers S. Chand
& Company Ltd.
5. Jeff Hecht, Understanding Lasers, Howard W. Sams Co., 1991
6. Tom Duncan, Success in Electronics, John Murray Publishers, London,
1983.
7. K. Krane, “Modern Physics”, 2nd Edition, John Wiley
(1998).
8. P. V. Naik, “Physics”, Prentice Hall, New Dehli, (2004).



