REVISED 2012 Applied Physics-II Mumbai University
Syllabus Applied Physics-II
1. INTERFERENCE AND DIFFRACTION OF LIGHT
Interference in thin film – Introduction, interference due to reflected and transmitted light by thin
transparent parallel film; origin of colours in thinfilm; Wedge shaped thin film; Newton’s rings;
Applications of interference – Determination of thickness of very thin wire or foil, determination of
refractive index of liquid, wavelength of incident light, radius of curvature of lens, testing of surface
flatness, non-reflecting films, Highly reflecting film
Diffraction of Light – Introduction; Fraunhoffer diffraction at single slit ; Fraunhoffer diffraction at
ouble slit; diffraction due to N- slits ( Diffraction Grating), missing orders, Highest possible orders;
determination of wavelength of light with a plane transmission grating; resolving power of a grating;
dispersive power of a grating.
2. FIBRE OPTICS AND LASERS:
Fibre optics :
Introduction, total internal reflection, basic construction, optical fibre as light guide and
types of optical fibre; Numerical Aperture and maximum angle of acceptance, Numerical Aperture for
graded index fibre; V-number, Maximum number of possible orders; Losses in optical fibre; Merits of
optical fibre; Applications.
Quantum processes as absorption, spontaneous emission and stimulated emission; metastable
states, population inversion, pumping, resonance cavity, Einsteins’s equations; Helium Neon laser;
Nd:YAG laser; Semiconductor laser,
Applications of laser- Holography (construction and reconstruction of holograms) and other applications.
3. QUANTUM MECHANICS:
Introduction, Wave particle duality, de Broglie wavelength; experimental verification of de
Broglie theory; properties of matter waves; wavepacket, group velocity and phase velocity; Wave
function, Physical interpretation of wave function;Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle; Electron
diffraction experiment and Gama ray microscope experiment; Applications of uncertainty principle;
Schrodinger’s time dependent wave equation, time independent wave equation, – Motion of free particle,
Particle trapped in one dimensional infinite potential well.
4. MOTION OF CHARGED PARTICLE IN ELECTRIC AND MAGNETIC FIELDS –
Electrostatic focusing; Magnetostatic focusing; Cathoderay tube (CRT); Cathod ray Oscilloscope (CRO);
Application of of CRO,
Introduction, Meissner Effect; Type I and Type II superconductors; BCS Theory(concept of Cooper pair);
Josephson effect; Applications of superconductors- SQUID, MAGLEV
6. NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY
Introduction to nano-science and nanotechnology; Two main approaches in nanotechnology –
Bottom up technique and top down technique; Tools used in nanotechnology such as Scanning electron
microscope, Scanning Tunneling Microscope, Atomic Force Microscope.
Nano materials: Methods to produce nanomaterials; Applications of nanomaterials; Different forms of
carbon nanoparticles, carbon nanotubes, properties and applications.
1. A Textbook of Engineering physics – Avadhanulu & Kshirsagar, S.Chand
2. Engineering Physics- Uma Mukherji ( third edition), Narosa
3. Engineering Physics – R.K.Gaur & S.L. Gupta, Dhanpat Rai publications
4. Modern Engineering Physics – Vasudeva, S.Chand
5. Concepts of Modern Physics- Arther Beiser, Tata Mcgraw Hill
6. A textbook of Optics – N. Subramanyam and Brijlal, S.Chand
7. Optics – Ajay Ghatak, Tata Mc Graw Hill
8. Intoduction to Nanotechnology- Charles P. Poole, Jr., Frank J. Owens,Wiley India edition
9. Nano: The Essential – T. Pradeep, Mcgraw-Hill Education