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September 27th, 2017, 01:46 PM
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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

YEAR I

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

YEAR II
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

YEAR III
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

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 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.

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 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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