Details of PH2201 (Spring 2017)

Level: 2 Type: Theory Credits: 3.0

Course CodeCourse NameInstructor(s)
PH2201 Physics IV Sunandan Gangopadhyay

This is an intermediate course in physics. It will provide students with an introduction to basics of electromagnetism and optics. It will make use of the basics of vector analysis and differential equation theory intorduces in MA1101 and MA1201.

  • Classical Mechanics: Angular momentum and torque, Conservation, Rotational dynamics - simple examples, Equilibria, Small oscillations (if time permits), Central force, Kepler's problem.

  • Quantum Mechanics: Wave functions, Expectation values and Operators. The significance of eigenvalues and eigenfunctions. The relation between the time dependent and time independent Schrodinger equations. Stationary states. The Simple Harmonic Oscillator (via the wave function approach) the Hydrogen atom, Stern-Gerlach experiment and Spin.

  • Basic Particle Physics: Fundamental interactions and Overview of the Standard model (qualitative).


  1. J. R. Taylor, Classical Mechanics, University Science Books, (2005)

  2. D. J. Griffiths, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics, Pearson Prentice Hall (2004)

  3. D. J. Griffiths, Introduction to Elementary Particles, Wiley-VCH (2008)

Course Credit Options

Sl. No.ProgrammeSemester NoCourse Choice
1 IP 2 Not Allowed
2 IP 4 Not Allowed
3 IP 6 Not Allowed
4 MR 2 Not Allowed
5 MR 4 Not Allowed
6 MS 4 Core
7 RS 1 Not Allowed
8 RS 2 Not Allowed