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September 27th, 2017, 11:37 AM
 
 
University of Calcutta Physics Honours Syllabus
Recently I have taken admission in B.Sc Physics Honours Course at University of Calcutta. Now I need syllabus to purchase books and other study material. So please provide syllabus of B.Sc Physics Honours Course offering by University of Calcutta?

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September 27th, 2017, 01:46 PM
 
 
Re: University of Calcutta Physics Honours Syllabus
As you want syllabus of B.Sc Physics Honours Course offering by University of Calcutta, so here I am providing complete syllabus: University of Calcutta B.Sc Physics Honours Course Syllabus YEAR I Paper I (100 Marks) Unit01: 50 Marks Mathematical Methods I & Mathematical Methods II Unit02: 50 Marks Waves and Optics I & Electronics I Paper IIA (50 Marks) Unit03: 50 Marks Classical Mech.I & Thermal Physics I Paper IIB (50 Marks) Unit04: 50 Marks Laboratory YEAR II Paper III (100 Marks) Unit05: 50 Marks Electronics II & Electricity and Magnetism Unit06: 50 Marks Electrostatics & Waves and Optics II Paper IVA (50 Marks) Unit07: 50 Marks Quantum Mech.I & Thermal Physics II Paper IVB (50 Marks) Unit08: 50 Marks Laboratory YEAR III Paper V (100 Marks) Unit09: 50 Marks Classical Mechanics II & Special Theory of Relativity Unit10: 50 Marks Quantum Mech.II & Atomic Physics Paper VI (100 Marks) Unit 11: 50 Marks Nuclear and Particle Physics I & Nuclear and Particle Physics II Unit 12: 50 Marks Solid State Physics I & Solid State Physics II Paper VIIA (50 Marks) Unit 13: 50 Marks Statistical Mechanics & Electromagnetic Theory Paper VIIB (50 Marks) Unit 14: 50 Marks Laboratory Paper VIIIA (50 Marks) Unit 15: 50 Marks Laboratory Paper VIIIB (50 Marks) Unit 16: 50 Marks Computer laboratory YEAR I MATHEMATICAL METHODS I (25 Marks) 1. Preliminary Topics Infinite sequences and series  convergence and divergence, conditional and absolute convergence, ratio test forconvergence. Functions of several real variables  partial differentiation, Taylor's series, multiple integrals.Random variables and probabilities  statistical expectation value, variance; Analysis of random errors: Probabilitydistribution functions (Binomial, Gaussian, and Poisson) 2. Vector Analysis Transformation properties of vectors; Differentiation and integration of vectors; Line integral, volume integral andsurface integral involving vector fields; Gradient, divergence and curl of a vector field; Gauss' divergencetheorem, Stokes' theorem, Green's theorem  application to simple problems; Orthogonal curvilinear coordinatesystems, unit vectors in such systems, illustration by plane, spherical and cylindrical coordinate systems only. 3. Matrices Hermitian adjoint and inverse of a matrix; Hermitian, orthogonal, and unitary matrices; Eigenvalue andeigenvector (for both degenerate and nondegenerate cases); Similarity transformation; diagonalisation of realsymmetric matrices. MATHEMATICAL METHODS II (25 Marks) 1.Ordinary Differential Equations Solution of second order linear differential equations with constant coefficients and variable coefficients byFrobenius’ method (singularity analysis not required); Solution of Legendre and Hermite equations about x=0;Legendre and Hermite polynomials  orthonormality properties. 2. Partial Differential Equations Solution by the method of separation of variables; Laplace's equation and its solution in Cartesian, sphericalpolar (axially symmetric problems), and cylindrical polar (`infinite cylinder' problems) coordinate systems. 3. Fourier Series Fourier expansion – statement of Dirichlet’s condition, analysis of simple waveforms with Fourier series.Introduction to Fourier transforms; the Diracdelta function and its Fourier transform; other simpleexamples. Vibration of stretched strings plucked and struck cases. WAVES & OPTICS I (25 Marks) 1. Linear Harmonic Oscillator LHO. Free and forced vibrations. Damping. Resonance. Sharpness of resonance. Acoustic, optical, andelectrical resonances: LCR circuit as an example of the resonance condition. A pair of linearly coupledharmonic oscillators  eigenfrequencies and normal modes. 2. Waves Plane progressive wave in 1d and 3d. Plane wave and spherical wave solutions. Dispersion: phasevelocity and group velocity. 3. Fermat's principle Fermat's principle and its application on plane and curved surfaces. 4. Cardinal points of an optical system Two thin lenses separated by a distance, equivalent lens, different types of magnification : Helmholtz andLagrange's equations, paraxial approximation, introduction to matrix methods in paraxial optics – simpleapplication. 5. Wave theory of light Huygen’s principle; deduction of law of reflection and refraction. University of Calcutta B.Sc Physics Honours Course Syllabus 
