Online Free Course: Engineering Physics I

Published: Thursday March 14, 2019 11:26

About the Course

Topics/subtopics (#Lectures, #Modules)

  • Theory of relativity
    Inertial and non-inertial frame and fictitious force, Michelson Moreley experiment and postulates of special theory of relativity, Galilean and Lorentz transformations of space and time (4,1) Length contraction, time dilation, relativistic velocity, equivalence of mass and energy. (3,1)
  • Dynamics of fluid
    Continuity equation, Bernoulli’s theorem and its application, (3, 1)
    Torcelli’s theorem, Viscosity flow of liquid through a capillary tube, capillaries in series and parallel, poiseuille’s equation Stoke’s formula, application of stoke’s theorem, effect of temperature and pressure on viscosity (4, 1)
  • Acoustics Propagation and superposition of sound waves, reflection, diffraction and refraction of sound waves, production and application of ultrasonics, acoustics of buildings. (4, 1)
  • Thermal Physics
    Kinetic theory of gases
    Maxwellian dist., imperfect gases, Vanderwaal’s equation of states, production and measurement of low and high pressure. (3, 1)
  • Geometrical optics Review of formation of images by lenses, combination of thin and thick lenses, (2, 1)
    Aberrations, doublets, location and properties of cardinal points, graphical construction of images (4, 1)
  • Physical optics


Superposition principle, intensity distribution, condition for interference, coherent and non coherent source, classification of fringes, (3, 1)
system for observing the interfernce phenomna and engineering application of interference phenomena (3, 1)

Fraunhoffer diffraction for Single slit and double slit, diffraction grating, resolving power of a grating, image forming systems (4, 1)
Propagation of electromagnetic wave and its representation, concept of phase, randomly, plane, circular and elliptical polarized light, (4, 1)
polarization of light by reflection, polarizer (Malus law), and crystal, retardation plated and polarimeter. (3, 1)
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