Details of PH2101 (Autumn 2018)

Level: 3 Type: Theory Credits: 3.0

Course CodeCourse NameInstructor(s)
PH2101 Physics III Ayan Banerjee

Preamble
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.

Syllabus
Waves and optics: Oscillators (damped, forced, coupled), Resonance, Coupled oscillations in lattices. Waves in stretched strings,The wave equation in 1+1 dimensions. D'Alembert solution. Solution by spearation of variables and normal modes.

Waves in elastic media and the wave equation in 3+1 dimension.

Fermats principle and applications. Wave nature of light : interference,diffraction, and coherence.

Maxwell's equations. EM waves in vacuum and isotropic media. Reflection and refraction at dielectric interfaces.

Prerequisite
MA1101, MA1201

References
Long List of References:

1. F. S. Crawford, Waves (Berkeley Physics Course, Vol. 3)(1968).
2. E. Hecht, Optics, Pearson (2008).
3. R.P. Feynman, R.B. Leighton and M. Sands, Feynman Lectures in Physics - Vols 1
and 2, Addison Wesley, New York (2005).
4. D. J. Griffiths, Introduction to Electrodynamics, Addison-Wesley (2012).
5. E. M. Purcell, Electricity and Magnetism, Cambridge University Press (2013).

Short List of References:

1. F. S. Crawford, Waves (Berkeley Physics Course, Vol. 3)(1968).
2. R. P. Feynman, R. B. Leighton, M. Sands, The Feynman Lectures in Physics , Narosa
(2008).
3. D. J. Griffiths, Introduction to Electrodynamics, Addison-Wesley (2012).

Course Credit Options

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