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Course: Physics II Instructor: Sukanya Sinha Room: G26 Level: Undergraduate Time: Currently offered |
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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:
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