Course Archives Theoretical Statistics and Mathematics Unit
Course: Physics II
Instructor: Sukanya Sinha
Room: G26
Level: Undergraduate
Time: Currently offered
Syllabus
Past Exams


Syllabus (Thermal physics and Optics): Kinetic theory of Gases; Ideal Gas equation; Maxwells Laws for distribution of molecular speeds. Introduction to Statistical mechanics; Specification of state of many particle system; Reversibility and Irreversibility; Behavior of density of states; Heat and Work; Macrostates and Microstates; Quasi static processes; State function; Exact and Inexact differentials; First Law of Thermodynamics and its applications; Isothermal and Adiabatic changes; reversible, irreversible, cyclic processes; Second law of thermodynamics; Carnots cycle. Absolute scale of temp; Entropy; Joule Thomson effect; Phase Transitions; Maxwells relations; Connection of classical thermodynamics with statistical mechanics; statistical interpretation of entropy.; Third law of Thermodynamics.

Optics: Light as a scalar wave; superposition of waves and interference; Youngs double slit experiment; Newtons rings; Thin films; Diffraction; Polarization of light;transverse nature of light waves.

References Texts:
1. F.Reif: Statistical and Thermal physics
2. Kittel and Kroemer: Thermal Physics
3. Zeemansky and Dittman: Heat and Thermodynamics
4. Jenkins and White: Optics

Evaluation:
Midterm Exam 40 marks
Assignment 10 marks
Final Exam 50 marks
Total 100 marks

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Past Exams
Midterm
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Semestral
02.pdf 03.pdf 09.pdf 10.pdf 11.pdf 12.pdf 14.pdf 15.pdf 16.pdf 17.pdf
Supplementary and Back Paper
04.pdf 10.pdf 12.pdf 14.pdf 14S.pdf 15.pdf 16.pdf 17.pdf

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