Applied Physics Notes PDF
In these “Applied Physics Notes PDF”, we will study the inadequacies of Classical Physics and know basic postulates of Quantum Mechanics. in order to be able to apply the wave equation. These notes also discuss mechanical, thermal, electric, and magnetic properties of material relevant in today‘s scenario.
We have provided multiple complete Applied Physics Notes PDF for any university student of Bachelor of Science BSc Electronics Hons or MSc Electronics to enhance more knowledge about the subject and to score better marks in the exam. Students can easily make use of all these Applied Physics Notes PDF by downloading them.
Topics in our Applied Physics Notes PDF
The topics we will cover in these Applied Physics Notes PDF will be taken from the following list:
Quantum Physics: Inadequacies of Classical physics. Compton‘s effect, Photo-electric Effect, Wave-particle duality, de Broglie waves. Basic postulates and formalism of quantum mechanics: probabilistic interpretation of waves, conditions for physical acceptability of wave functions. Schrodinger wave equation for a free particle and in a force field (1 dimension), Boundary, and continuity conditions. Operators in Quantum Mechanics, Conservation of probability, Time-dependent form, Linearity and superposition, Operators, Time independent one-dimensional Schrodinger wave equation, Stationary states, Eigen-values, and Eigen functions. Particle in a one-dimensional box, Extension to a three-dimensional box, Potential barrier problems, phenomenon of tunneling. Kronig Penney Model and development of band structure. Spherically symmetric potentials, the Hydrogen-like atom problem.
Mechanical Properties of Materials: Elastic and Plastic Deformations, Hooke‘s Law, Elastic Moduli, Brittle and Ductile Materials, Tensile Strength, Theoretical and Critical Shear Stress of Crystals. Strengthening Mechanisms, Hardness, Creep, Fatigue, Fracture.
Thermal Properties: Brief Introduction to Laws of Thermodynamics, Concept of Entropy, Concept of Phonons, Heat Capacity, Debye‘s Law, Lattice Specific Heat, Electronic Specific Heat, Specific Heat Capacity for Si and GaAs, Thermal Conductivity, Thermoelectricity, Seebeck Effect, Thomson Effect, Peltier Effect.
Electric and Magnetic Properties: Conductivity of metals, Ohm‘s Law, relaxation time, collision time and mean free path, electron scattering and resistivity of metals, heat developed in a current-carrying conductor, Superconductivity. Classification of Magnetic Materials, Origin of Magnetic moment, Origin of dia, para, ferro and antiferromagnetic, and their comparison, Ferrimagnetic materials, Saturation Magnetisation, and Curie temperature, Magnetic domains, Concepts of Giant Magnetic Resistance (GMR), Magnetic recording.
Applied Physics Notes PDF
Applied Physics Reference Books List
We have listed the best Applied Physics Reference Books that can help in your Applied Physics exam preparation:
- S. Vijaya and G. Rangarajan, Material Science, Tata Mcgraw Hill (2003)
- W. E. Callister, Material Science and Engineering: An Introduction, Wiley India (2006)
- A. Beiser, Concepts of Modern Physics, McGraw-Hill Book Company (1987)
- A. Ghatak & S. Lokanathan, Quantum Mechanics: Theory and Applications, Macmillan India (2004)