Physics Syllabus for Modern Physics1. Introduction to Modern Physics
- Historical background and development of Modern Physics
- Key experiments and discoveries
2. Special Theory of Relativity
- Postulates of special relativity
- Lorentz transformations and time dilation
- Length contraction and relativistic mass
- Energy-momentum relation and mass-energy equivalence
- Relativistic kinematics and dynamics
3. Quantum Mechanics
- Wave-particle duality
- Wavefunction and probability interpretation
- Schrödinger equation and its solutions
- Operators and observables
- Quantum mechanical postulates
- Quantum mechanical measurements and uncertainty principle
4. Quantum Mechanics in One Dimension
- Particle in a one-dimensional box
- Potential step and potential barrier
- Harmonic oscillator
5. Quantum Mechanics in Three Dimensions
- Particle in a three-dimensional box
- Central potentials and the hydrogen atom
- Angular momentum and spin
6. Atomic Physics
- Bohr's model of the atom
- Quantum numbers and atomic spectra
- X-ray production and interaction with matter
- Laser and its applications
7. Nuclear Physics
- Structure and properties of atomic nuclei
- Nuclear reactions and radioactivity
- Nuclear fission and fusion
- Applications of nuclear physics
8. Particle Physics
- Elementary particles and fundamental forces
- Particle accelerators and detectors
- Standard Model of particle physics
- Quarks, leptons, and gauge bosons
- Particle interactions and decay processes
9. Analog and Digital Electronics
- Basics of electronic circuits
- Amplifiers and oscillators
- Digital logic gates and Boolean algebra
- Digital circuits and logic design
Physics Syllabus for Quantum Physics1. Introduction to Quantum Mechanics
- Historical development and key experiments
- Wave-particle duality and the uncertainty principle
2. Mathematical Foundations of Quantum Mechanics
- Complex numbers and linear algebra
- Dirac notation and bra-ket notation
- Operators and observables
- Eigenvalues and eigenvectors
3. Postulates of Quantum Mechanics
- Superposition principle and wavefunction
- Measurement and collapse of the wavefunction
- Expectation values and probabilities
4. Quantum Harmonic Oscillator
- Classical harmonic oscillator and its quantization
- Creation and annihilation operators
- Energy levels and wavefunctions
- Coherent states and squeezed states
5. Angular Momentum in Quantum Mechanics
- Orbital angular momentum and its operators
- Spherical harmonics and hydrogen atom
- Spin angular momentum and Pauli matrices
- Addition of angular momenta
6. Quantum Mechanics of Hydrogen Atom
- Schrödinger equation in spherical coordinates
- Energy levels and eigenfunctions
- Radial distribution functions
- Zeeman effect and fine structure
7. Time-Independent Perturbation Theory
- Non-degenerate and degenerate perturbation theory
- Stark effect and Zeeman effect
- Variation of parameters and secular equation
8. Time-Dependent Perturbation Theory
- Interaction picture and Dyson series
- Fermi's golden rule and transition probabilities
- Selection rules and transition rates
Physics Syllabus for Atomic Physics1. Historical Overview of Atomic Physics
- Development of atomic theory
- Key experiments and discoveries
2. Atomic Structure and Spectra
- Bohr's model of the hydrogen atom
- Quantum numbers and atomic orbitals
- Energy levels and spectral lines
- Selection rules and transition probabilities
3. Quantum Mechanics of Atoms
- Schrödinger equation for multi-electron atoms
- Pauli exclusion principle and electron spin
- Electron configurations and periodic table
- Term symbols and spectroscopic notation
4. X-ray Production and Interaction with Matter
- X-ray production processes
- X-ray spectra and characteristic radiation
- X-ray absorption and scattering
5. Laser and Its Applications
- Principles of laser operation
- Population inversion and stimulated emission
- Types of lasers and their applications
- Optical pumping and laser cooling
Physics Syllabus for Nuclear Physics1. Structure and Properties of Atomic Nuclei
- Nuclear models: liquid drop model and shell model
- Binding energy and nuclear stability
- Nuclear forces and nuclear reactions
2. Radioactivity and Nuclear Decay
- Types of radioactive decay: alpha, beta, and gamma
- Decay laws and half-life
- Radioactive dating and applications
3. Nuclear Reactions and Cross Sections
- Reaction types: scattering, capture, and fission
- Reaction rates and cross sections
- Compound nucleus and direct reactions
4. Nuclear Fission and Fusion
- Nuclear fission: energy release and chain reactions
- Nuclear fusion: energy production and stellar nucleosynthesis
- Controlled fusion and future energy prospects
5. Applications of Nuclear Physics
- Nuclear medicine and imaging techniques
- Nuclear power generation
- Nuclear weapons and proliferation
Physics Syllabus for Particle Physics1. Introduction to Elementary Particles
- Classification of elementary particles
- Fundamental forces and gauge bosons
- Quarks and leptons
2. Particle Accelerators and Detectors
- Principles of particle accelerators
- Types of accelerators: linear and circular
- Particle detectors and data analysis
3. Standard Model of Particle Physics
- Electroweak theory and unified gauge theories
- Higgs mechanism and symmetry breaking
- Quark flavor physics and CP violation
4. Quarks and Hadrons
- Quark confinement and color charge
- Mesons and baryons
- Quark-gluon plasma and heavy-ion collisions
5. Leptons and Neutrinos
- Neutrino oscillations and neutrino masses
- Solar and atmospheric neutrino experiments
- Neutrino detectors and future prospects
6. Particle Interactions and Decay Processes
- Feynman diagrams and interaction vertices
- Electromagnetic, weak, and strong interactions
- Quark decays and lepton decays
Physics Syllabus for Analog and Digital Electronics1. Introduction to Electronics
- Basics of electric circuits
- Circuit elements and Ohm's law
- Kirchhoff's laws and circuit analysis techniques
2. Operational Amplifiers
- Ideal operational amplifier and its properties
- Inverting and non-inverting amplifier circuits
- Summing amplifier and difference amplifier
3. Oscillators and Feedback Amplifiers
- Oscillator circuits and feedback principles
- Feedback amplifier configurations: voltage and current
- Stability criteria and Barkhausen criterion
4. Digital Logic Gates and Boolean Algebra
- Boolean algebra and logic gates
- Logic gate circuits and truth tables
- Combinational and sequential logic circuits
5. Digital Circuits and Logic Design
- Combinational logic circuits: multiplexers, decoders, and encoders
- Sequential logic circuits: flip-flops, registers, and counters
- Memory devices: RAM, ROM, and EEPROM
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