AU: 3.0
Programme: PHY(SPS)

This course introduces fundamental concepts of special relativity, quantum physics and some basic applications. Special Relativity - Michelson-Morley experiment; Einstein?s postulates; time and causality; Lorentz transformation; world-lines & space-time diagrams; Doppler effect; relativistic momentum and energy; mass energy equivalence. Quantum Physics - Planck?s postulate; Photoelectric effect; photons; Compton scattering; wave particle duality; electron diffraction; de Broglie waves; Bohr?s atom and its limitations; Schrodinger?s Equation; Born?s interpretation of wave functions; Uncertainty Principle; Infinite square well; Tunneling; Schrodinger?s analysis of hydrogen atom; Wave functions of Hydrogen Atom; Atomic structure; Electron spin; Quantum numbers; Pauli?s Exclusion principle; Many-electron atoms; Photomultipliers; scanning electron microscope; scanning tunneling microscope; Nuclear Physics and Radioactivity ? radioactive decay; binding energy; activities and half- lives; fission and fusion; radiation doses.