Title
of the Course Unit 
Practical
Physics I 

Course
Code 
PHY 101
G2 

Credit
Value 
02 (90
Hours of Practicals) 

Objectives 
i Improve
skills in carrying out basic measurements and writing practical reports i Assess
different types of experimental errors and propose methods to minimize them i Design
of experiments to extract maximum possible information i
Extraction of
useful information from experimental data 

Intended Learning Outcomes 
· Analyze different types of errors associated
with scientific measurements · Develop experimental skills to carry out
laboratory practicals ·Explain experimental findings in relation to
existing theories · Conclude the experimental results 

Contents 
Introduction of measuring instruments for mechanical, electrical
and thermal measurements 

Basic
measurements of physical quantities, estimating experimental errors and ways
to minimize them 

Experiments related to Mechanics, Properties of Matter, Optics,
Basic Electricity and Electronics 

Teaching
and Learning Methods / Activities 
Laboratory
demonstration Handouts Weekly
lab reports 

Evaluation 
Continuous
assessment on practical classes and lab reports 
20
% 
Full
reports 
20
% 

Incourse
assessment on basic measurements and error analysis 
20
% 

End of
semester practical examination 
40
% 

Recommended
References 
i Practical
Physics (fourth edition), G.L. Squires, Cambridge University Press (2001) i Experiments
and Demonstrations in Physics (second edition), Yaakov Kraftmakher, World
Scientific (2014) i The Uncertainty
in Physical Measurements: An Introduction to Data Analysis in the Physics
Laboratory, Paolo Fornasini, Springer (2008) 
Title of the Course Unit 
Mechanics 

Course Code 
PHY 102 G2 

Credit Value 
02 (30 Hours of Lectures and Tutorials) 

Objectives 
· Apply the
principles of Newtonian mechanics to a wide variety of problems observed in
nature · Introduce the
conservation of momentum and energy to solve particle collision problems ·
Illustrate the particle motion in gravitational
field 

Intended Learning
Outcomes 
· Apply different forces and workforce problems applying Newton’s
laws · Identify the different forms of energy and
use conservation of energy to solve problems ·
Define impulse, momentum and collisions ·
Describe the fluid in motion and stationary · Apply law of universal gravitation and
explain the motion of planets and satellite 

Contents 
Mechanics: Laws of motion, inertial and noninertial
frames of reference, inertial mass, inertial forces, conservation of mass and
momentum, work and kinetic energy, conservative forces and potential energy,
conservation of total energy, collision of particles. Motion
in the centre of mass frame of reference, motion relative to a rotating frame
of reference, torque and angular momentum, conservation of angular momentum,
rotational motion of rigid bodies, moment of inertia, gyroscopic motion. 

Fluid
Mechanics: Fluid motion, Bernoulli’s
theorem, Poiseuille’s law for flow through a capillary tube, Stokes’ law. 

Gravitational field: The law of universal gravitation,
gravitational mass and the principle of equivalence, motion of planets and
satellites, Kepler’s laws, atomic analogue of planetary motion, concept of
reduced mass 

Teaching and Learning Methods / Activities 
Lectures and tutorial discussions Laboratory works Homework assignments 

Evaluation 
InCourse Assessment Examinations 
30 % 
End of Course Examination 
70 % 

Recommended References 
·
An
Introduction to Mechanics (2^{nd} edition), Daniel Kleppner and
Robert Kolenkow, Cambridge University Press (2013) · Problems
and Solutions in Introductory Mechanics, David J. Morin, CreateSpace
Independent Publishing Platform (2014) 
Title of
the Course Unit 
Vibrations, Waves and AC theory 

Course Code 
PHY103 G2 

Credit Value 
02 (30 Hours of Lectures and Tutorials) 

Objectives 
· Distinguish
different types of vibratory motions ·
Describes vibrations, oscillations and waves · Assess the performance of various
combination of electrical components in ac
circuits 

Intended Learning
Outcomes 
· Solve
different types of vibratory motions using the basic principles of physics · Develop the mathematical formalism that
describes vibrations, oscillations and waves · Analyze
different kinds of vibrations and waves · Analyze circuits with various electrical components 

Contents 
Mechanical vibrations: Simple
harmonic and damped harmonic oscillations, free and forced oscillations, mechanical
impedance, resonance, coupled oscillations and normal modes. 

Waves: Types of
waves, Waves on a string, 1D wave equation, running and standing waves, superposition
of waves, phase and group velocities, beats, Doppler Effect. 

Electrical oscillation: Alternating current and voltage, relative
phases of voltages and currents, simple filter circuits, phase diagrams,
superposition of oscillations, beats, amplitude modulation, electrical
resonance in an LCR circuit, bandwidth power and quality factor. 

Complex representation of
oscillations: Representation of oscillations in the complex plane, complex ac current and voltage in resistors,
capacitors and inductors and complex impedance. 

Teaching and Learning Methods / Activities 
Lectures and tutorial discussions 

Evaluation 
InCourse Assessment Examinations 
30 % 
End of Course Examination 
70 % 

Recommended References 
· The Physics of Vibrations and Waves (6th edition), H.J. Pain, John
Wiley & Sons, Ltd (2005), Print ISBN:9780470012956, Online
ISBN:9780470016954 ·
Vibrations
and Waves, A.P. French, The MIT Introductory Physics Series, CBS Publishers
(2003) ISBN 0748744479, 9780748744473 · Advanced AC Circuits and Electronics:
Principles and Applications, J. Michael Jacob, Herrick & Jacob series,
Cengage Learning (2004), ISBN 076682330X, 9780766823303 
Course
Unit 
Electricity
and Electromagnetic fields 

Course
Code 
PHY106 G2 

Credit
Value 
02 

Hourly
break down 
Theory 
Practical 
Independent
Studies 

30 
– 
70 

Objectives 

· Develop problem
solving skills in linear electric circuits · Apply basic
laws of electromagnetic fields to solve simple problems 

Intended Learning Outcomes 

· Recall
the concept of electric potential, current and resistance · Discuss
Ohm’s law, Kirchhoff laws, Thevenin’s Theorem and Norton’s theorem · Make use
of the above theorems to analyze resistive circuits · Apply
the fundamental laws of the electric and magnetic field for solving simple
problems 

Contents 

· Electrical
circuits: Voltage, current and charge in circuits, electrical resistance,
Resistors in series and parallel, linear electric circuits, Kirchhoff’s Laws,
Superposition theorem, Thevanin’s theorem, Norton’s theorem, Maximum power
transfer theorem, Wheatstone’s Bridge, Meter bridge and Potentiometer 

· Electric fields: Coulomb’s
Law, electric field, electrostatic potential, Gauss’s Law in electrostatics,
electric dipoles, Capacitance, Parallel, cylindrical and spherical
capacitors, Electrostatic energy 

· Magnetic
fields: Force on moving charges, BiotSavart law, magnetic flux density,
Ampere’s Law, magnetic flux in circuits, Faraday’s Law, selfinductance,
energy in magnetostatics, motion of charged particles in electric and
magnetic fields. 

Teaching and Learning Methods / Activities 

Lecture, tutorial discussions, Selflearning,
handouts, eresource 

Evaluation 

InCourse Assessment Examinations 
30 % 

End of Course Examination 
70 % 

Recommended References 

· Electricity and Magnetism (Vol 1, 3^{rd} Ed.), B.I. Bleaney
and B. Bleaney, Oxford University Press, 2013 (ISBN10: 0199645426ISBN13: 9780199645428) · Electromagnetism
(2^{nd} Ed.), I.S. Grant and W.R. Phillips, WileyBlackwell, 1990
(ISBN 10: 0471322458, ISBN13: 9780471322450) 
Course Title 
Electronics 

Course Code 
PHY107 G2 

Credit Value 
02 

Hourly break down 
Theory 
Practical 
Independent
Studies 

30 
– 
70 

Objectives 

·
Describe the fundamentals and properties of semiconductors ·
Explain the working principles of semiconductor Diodes and
Transistors and their applications ·
Design simple analog and digital electronic circuits 

Intended
Learning Outcomes 

·
Recall the properties and classification of semiconductors ·
Explain the working principle of a pn
junction diode and its applications ·
Discuss the characteristics of Bipolar
junction transistors (BJT) and Field Effect Transistors (FET) ·
Design simple electronic circuits using BJT
and FET ·
Discuss the key characteristics of
operational amplifiers and its application in
analog computing ·
Design simple combinational
and sequential logic circuits using logic devices. 

Contents 

· pn
junctions: Semiconductors, Energy levels and bands, types and properties
of semiconductors, Diodes and their characteristics, rectification,
smoothing, voltage regulation using Zener diodes, light emitting diodes and
photovoltaic devices. 

· Bipolar Junction Transistor (BJT):
Junction transistors and their characteristics, Biasing a BJT, Transistor as
an amplifier, AC equivalent circuit of a BJT (hmodel), Small signal AC
analysis of common emitter, and common collector amplifiers 

· Field Effect Transistors (FET): Junction
field effect transistors (JFETs) and their characteristics, JFET amplifiers,
DC and AC analysis of a common source, and source follower amplifiers,
Introduction to MOSFETs. 

· Operational
amplifier circuits: Properties of an ideal and practical operational
amplifiers, the 741 opamp, Application of opamps to perform mathematical
operations. 

· Introduction to digital electronics: Basics
of digital electronics, Boolean algebra, logic simplification, logic gates,
combinational circuits, introduction to flipflops, shift registers,
counters, and sequential circuits. 

Teaching and Learning Methods 

Lectures, Selflearning, Tutorial discussions, Handouts,
eresource 

Evaluation 

InCourse Assessment Examinations 
30 % 

End of Course Examination 
70 % 

Recommended References 


·
Millman, J., Halkias, C.C. and Jit,
S., Electronic Devices and Circuits (3^{rd} Ed.), McGraw Hill
Education (India) Pvt. Ltd, 2013 (ISBN 10: 0070700214 , ISBN 13: 9780070700215 ) ·
Roy Choudhury, D., and Jain, B., Linear Integrated Circuits, New Age Science
Limited, 4^{th} illustrated edition, 2010, ISBN 1906574715, 9781906574710 ·
Morris Mano, M., Digital Design, Prentice Hall; 3
Ed., 2001, ISBN13: 9780130621214 