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Course: Physics III Instructor: Sukanya Sinha Room: G23 Level: Undergraduate Time: Currently offered
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Syllabus Past Exams Syllabus:
(Electromagnetism and Electrodynamics) Vectors, Vector algebra, Vector Calculus (Physical meaning of gradient, divergence and curl); Gauss's divergence theorem; Theorems of
gradients and curls. Electrostatics, Coulomb's law for discrete and continuous charge distribution; Gauss's theorem and its applications; Potential and field due to simple arrangements
of electric charges; work and energy in electrostatics; Dilectrics, Polarization; Electric displacement; Capacitors (Paralleleplates); Electrical images. Magnetostatics: Magnetic field
intensity (H), Magnetic induction (B), Biot-Savart's law; Ampere's law; comparison of electrostatics and magnetostatics. Electro-dynamics: Ohm's law, Electromotive force, Faraday's law
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electro-magnetic induction; Lorentz force,Maxwell's equations. Electromagnetic theory of light and wave optics. Electronics: Semi-conductors; pn junctions; transistors; zenor diode,
IV characteristics. +5 experiments (10 hours)Reference Texts :
1. D. J. Giffths: Introduction to Electrodynamics 2. J. R. Reitz, F. J. Milford and W. Charisty: Foundations of Electromagnetic theory 10 3. D. Halliday and R. Resnick: Physics II Evaluation:
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