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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


Paper I (100 Marks)
Unit-01: 50 Marks- Mathematical Methods I & Mathematical Methods II
Unit-02: 50 Marks- Waves and Optics I & Electronics I
Paper IIA (50 Marks)
Unit-03: 50 Marks- Classical Mech.I & Thermal Physics I
Paper IIB (50 Marks)
Unit-04: 50 Marks- Laboratory

Paper III (100 Marks)
Unit-05: 50 Marks- Electronics II & Electricity and Magnetism
Unit-06: 50 Marks- Electrostatics & Waves and Optics II
Paper IVA (50 Marks)
Unit-07: 50 Marks- Quantum Mech.I & Thermal Physics II
Paper IVB (50 Marks)
Unit-08: 50 Marks- Laboratory

Paper V (100 Marks)
Unit-09: 50 Marks- Classical Mechanics II & Special Theory of Relativity
Unit-10: 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

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 co-ordinatesystems, unit vectors in such systems, illustration by plane, spherical and cylindrical co-ordinate systems only.

3. Matrices
Hermitian adjoint and inverse of a matrix; Hermitian, orthogonal, and unitary matrices; Eigenvalue andeigenvector (for both degenerate and non-degenerate cases); Similarity transformation; diagonalisation of realsymmetric matrices.

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 Dirac-delta 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 1-d and 3-d. 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

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