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### Overview

#### Prerequisite Courses

Fundamentals of: optics, interference, diffraction polarization, wave-particle duality, semiconductors and magnetism.

#### Companion Course

- Laboratory Practical

#### Course Objectives

To teach students basic concepts and principles of physics, relate them to laboratory experiments and their applications

#### Course Outcomes

On completion of the course, learner will be able to–

- Develop understanding of interference, diffraction and polarization; connect it to few engineering applications.
- Learn basics of lasers and optical fibers and their use in some applications.
- Understand concepts and principles in quantum mechanics. Relate them to some applications.
- Understand theory of semiconductors and their applications in some semiconductor devices.
- Summarize basics of magnetism and superconductivity. Explore few of their technological applications.
- Comprehend use of concepts of physics for Non Destructive Testing. Learn some properties of nano-materials and their application.

### Syllabus and Notes

### Labs and Practicals

#### Practicals

##### Suggested List of Laboratory Experiments (Any eight):

- Experiment based on Newton’s rings (determination of wavelength of monochromatic light, determine radius of curvature of plano-convex lens)
- To determine position of diffraction minima by studying diffraction at a single slit
- To determine unknown wavelength by using plane diffraction grating
- To find out Resolving power of Diffraction Grating/Telescope
- To verify Malus Law
- Any experiment based on Double Refraction (Determination of refractive indices, identification of types of crystal)
- Any Experiment based on Laser (Thickness of wire, determination of number of lines on grating surface)
- An experiment based on optic fibers
- To study IV characteristics of Solar Cell and determine parameters (fill factor and efficiency)
- To determine band gap of given semiconductor
- To determine Hall coefficient and charge carrier density
- Temperature dependence characteristics of semiconductor laser
- To find out Magnetic susceptibility of given material
- Ultrasonic Interferometer: Determination of velocity of ultrasonic waves in given liquid and find its compressibility

##### Suggested Demonstration Experiments:

- Michelson interferometer
- Half shade Polarimeter
- Determination of absorption coefficient of sound of given material
- Temperature dependence
- Brewster’s law
- Measurement of sound pressure level

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