Details of PH1201 (Spring 2020)

Level: 2 Type: Theory Credits: 3.0

Course CodeCourse NameInstructor(s)
PH1201 Physics II Partha Mitra

This is a basic course on physics. Along with PH1101 this is supposed to serve as an introduction to and overview of basic physics. This will start off at a level appropriate for students who have passed out of highschool. The emphasis will be more on providing the students with a flavour of the subject than on an in-depth exposition.


  • Basics of Electricity and Magnetism: Recapitulation of Coulomb and Biot-Savart laws; Gauss,
    Ampere, and Faraday's laws - both differential and integral versions; Uniqueness theorem(s);
    Method of images and other simple boundary value problems.
  • Partial differential equations, separation of variables in simple cases.
  • Maxwells equations; Wave equation.
  • Line-, surface- and volume-integrals, Stokes theorem, Gauss theorem; Differential operators in
    spherical and cylindrical coordinates.


  1. D. Halliday, R. Resnick and J. Walker, Fundamentals of Physics (Extended) Volume I and II., Wiley India Pvt Ltd, (2006)

  2. R. A. Serway, J. S. Faughn and C. Vuille, College Physics Thomson Brooks Cole (2011).

  3. J. Wilson and A. Buffa, College Physics , Addison Wesley Longman (2011).

  4. R. P. Feynman, R. B. Leighton, M. Sands, The Feynman Lectures in Physics, Narosa (2008).

  5. A. Beiser, Concepts of Modern Physics, Tata McGraw Hill (2009)

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 2 Core
7 RS 1 Not Allowed
8 RS 2 Not Allowed