Course Outcomes - B.Sc Physics

 Course Outcomes- B.Sc Physics

 
The Board of Studies in Physics (UG) recognizes that curriculum, course content and assessment of scholastic achievement play complementary roles in shaping education. The committee is of the view that assessment should support and encourage the broad instructional goals such as basic knowledge of the discipline of Physics including phenomenology, theories and techniques, concepts and general principles. This should also support the ability to ask physical questions and to obtain solutions to physical questions by use of qualitative and quantitative reasoning and by experimental investigation. The important student attributes including appreciation of the physical world and the discipline of Physics, curiosity, creativity and reasoned scepticism and understanding links of Physics to other disciplines and to societal issues should gave encouragement. With this in mind, we aim to provide a firm foundation in every aspect of Physics and to explain a broad spectrum of modern trends in physics and to develop experimental, computational and mathematics skills of students.
The programme also aims to develop the following abilities:
1. Read, understand and interpret physical information – verbal, mathematical and graphical.
2. Impart skills required to gather information from resources and use them.
3. To give need based education in physics of the highest quality at the undergraduate level.
4. Offer courses to the choice of the students.
5. Perform experiments and interpret the results of observation, including making an
B Sc Programme in Physics, anassessment of experimental uncertainties.
6. Provide an intellectually stimulating environment to develop skills and enthusiasms of students to the best of their potential.
7. Use Information Communication Technology to gather knowledge at will.
8. Attract outstanding students from all backgrounds.
Objectives: The syllabi are framed in such a way that it bridges the gap between the plus two and post graduate levels of Physics by providing a more complete and logical framework in almost all areas of basic Physics.
By the end of the first year (2nd semester), the students should have attained a common level in basic mechanics, a secure foundation in mathematics, Chemistry(otherwise specified), Languages and other relevant subjects to complement the core for their future courses and developed their experimental and data analysis skills through experiments at laboratories.
By the end of the second year (4thsemester), the students should have been introduced to powerful tools for tackling a wide range of topics in Optics, Laser, Fiber optics, semiconductor devices and circuits. Along with Languages, they should have been familiar with additional relevant techniques in mathematics, Chemistry or Electronics/Computer application and developed their experimental and data analysis skills through a wide range of experiments through practical at laboratories.
By the end of the third year (6th semester)r, the students should have developed their understanding of core Physics by covering a range of topics in almost all areas of physics including Classical and Quantum Mechanics, Electricity and Electrodynamics,
Relativity and spectroscopy, Thermal and Statistical Physics, Nuclear and Particle physics, Solid State Physics, Digital Electronics etc. along with one choice based courses, Open course and had experience of independent work such as projects; seminars etc. and thereby developing their experimental skills through a series of experiments which also illustrate major themes of the lecture courses.
SEMESTER I
PH1BO1U-METHODOLOGY PERSPECTIVES OF PHYSICS
This course will be an introduction to the pursuit of Physics, its history and methodology. The course also aims at emphasizing the importance of measurement, measuring instruments, sources of errors and estimation of errors which is central to physics. Developmental stages of physics and biography of scientists especially Indian scientists develop scientific appreciation and scientific interest among students.
SEMESTER II
PH2BOIU-MECHANICS AND PROPERTIES OF MATTER
This course would empower the student to acquire engineering skills and practical knowledge, which help the students in their everyday life. The properties of solids especially knowledge of elasticity help the students to identify the materials suitable for the construction of buildings, houses etc. Properties of fluids especially knowledge of viscosity and surface tension help the students in their daily life and agriculture. This syllabus will cater the basic requirements for their higher studies. This course will provide a theoretical basis for doing experiments in related areas.
SEMESTER III
PH3BOIU –ELECTRONICS
We are living in a wonder world of Electronics. The knowledge of   basic principles and applications of Electronics is most necessary for a physics student. Students will get the ability to identify almost all electronic components and their working principles. Practical in this course will definitely enable the students to service or repair basic electronic equipments like radio, television, electronic chokes, lamps etc. This course is intended to provide theoretical and practical knowledge about electronics.
SEMESTER IV
PH4BO1U-ELECTRICITY AND ELECTRODYNAMICS
Electricity and Electrodynamics have the key role in the development of modern technological world. Without electric power and communication facilities, life on earth stands still. A course in electricity and electrodynamics is thus an essential component of physics programme at graduate level. This course is expected to provide a sound foundation in Electricity and Electrodynamics.
                             Students should familiarise with electrical circuits, electrical connections, and storage devices their working etc. which will be quite useful in their daily life. Theoretical and practical knowledge about signal generating circuits enable the students to identify different communication techniques which will be useful in their daily life and higher studies
PH5BOIU-CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS
This course is a prelude to advanced theoretical studies in Condensed Matter Physics, Spectroscopy, Astrophysics Electrodynamics and nuclear physics. It is conceptually rich and technically difficult. Special techniques are developed for attacking more realistic problems.
PH5BO2U-PHYSICAL OPTICS AND PHOTONICS
This course aims to provide necessary foundation in optics and photonics which prepare the students for an intensive study of advanced topics at a later stage. Covering the very important and fascinating areas of interference diffraction and polarization with many experiments associated with it.
PH5B03U – THERMAL AND STATISTICAL PHYSICS
This course is to develop a working knowledge of Thermal and statistical mechanics and to use this knowledge to explore various applications related to topics in material science and the physics of condensed matter.
PH5B04U – DIGITAL ELECTONICS
This course is expected to provide necessary back ground for applications of electronics in mathematical computation. Students will familiarise with logic circuits and their applications which enables them to design logic circuits of their own.
PH5D01.1U- Open course
AMATEUR ASTRONOMY
This course in intended mainly for the students of other disciplines. So a secondary level knowledge of mathematics and physics is enough to study this course. But an inquisitive mind and curiosity are essential from the part of a student. Students from other discipline can identify stars, constellations and galaxies. They are also familiarising with different types of telescopes, construction and working. This will enable the students to select good telescopes and cameras.
SEMESTER VI
PH6B01U - COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS
This course is intended to give an insight to computer hardware and computer applications. Students will familiarise with microprocessors which are the back bone of computers. C programming enables the students to develop computer programmes which can solve mathematical equations which will be useful for research and job.
PH6B02U – NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE PHYSICS
This course intended to explore the interior of nucleus and interaction between nucleons. Students will get good theoretical basis of nuclear fission, which is the basis of atom bomb and nuclear fusion, basis of hydrogen bomb and energy production in stars. Students also familiarise with fundamental particles of nature and how these particles are interacting with each other and matter.
PH6B03U –- CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS
This course is intended to provide an introduction to the physics of Condensed Matter. This study attempts to explain various types of phenomena like electro-magnetic properties, super-conductivity and super fluidity. Material science is a very wide branch where extensive research is going on. Thermal, electrical, optical and magnetic properties of matter provide a strong foundation in that direction
PH6B04U - RELATIVITY AND SPECTROSCOPY
This course is intended to introduce principles of spectroscopy and special theory of relativity. Spectroscopic studies were central to the development of Quantum mechanics and study of atoms and molecules. Theory of relativity provides intellectual food for students interested in theoretical studies.                                        
PH6B05.1U – ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS
A good introduction to the basics of astronomy and astrophysics will be given in the course. Students from can identify stars, constellations and galaxies. They are also familiarising with different types of telescopes, construction and working. This will enable the students to select good telescopes and cameras.  It is expected that some of the students will opt for this specialization for their post graduation.
 
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