From the very beginning, it has been realized that the best exploration of technology is based on the better understanding of fundamental principles of sciences. In view of this universal fact, we are happy to present this book for the undergraduate students of science and engineering. In this book, the subject matter has been explained in adequate detail including the syllabi of many Indian technological universities. This book gives a balanced account of the fundamentals of physics as well as some of the recent developments in this area best suited to the engineering applications.
- Concepts are explained in a simple and easy-to-understand language.
- Practical applications are cited to highlight the engineering aspects.
- Diagrams illustrate the complex phenomena in the simplest manner.
- Sufficient number of solved examples and practice problems have been provided to build up the confidence of students and to encourage them to study the topic in depth.
- In order to conceive the crux of the chapter at a glance, Formulae and Highlights are given at the end of each chapter.
UNIT I: MECHANICS
UNIT II: OPTICS
5. Lasers and Holography
UNIT III: ELECTROMAGNETISM AND DIELECTRIC MAGNETIC PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS
6. Electromagnetism and Dielectric Magnetic Properties of Materials
UNIT IV: QUANTUM MECHANICS
7. Elementary Modern Physics
8. de Broglie Matter-Waves and Wave–Particle Duality
9. Uncertainty Principle and Quantum Mechanics
UNIT V: STATISTICAL MECHANICS
10. Statistical Mechanics
B.K. Pandey (DPhil), senior faculty member of Physics in the Department of Applied Sciences, MMM University of Technology, Gorakhpur, possesses teaching experience of more than 20 years. He did his DPhil from HNB Garhwal University, Srinagar (a central university). He has published more than 60 research papers in various national and international journals. Dr. Pandey has attended several prestigious conferences and has an illustrious record in supervising and guiding theses. He has published 11 books with CENGAGE; has contributed in the book Physics for Scientists and Engineers, 4e, by Rendall D. Knight; and edited 3 books. His area of research is Condensed Matter Physics and Material Science. Currently, he is working on the Physical Properties of Nanomaterials.
Manoj K. Harbola
Manoj K. Harbola (PhD), Professor of Physics at IIT Kanpur, has more than 20 years of experience in teaching and research. He was the recipient of the Distinguished Teacher Award of IIT Kanpur in 2007. Prof. Harbola has contributed over 100 papers in national and international journals. He is a theoretical physicist having primary research interest in the area of electronic structure of atoms, molecules, and solids using density functional methods.
T. Vijaya Krishna
T. Vijaya Krishna (PhD), Profssor of Physics at Vasireddy Venkatadri Institute of Technology (VVIT), Amravati (AP), has more than 16 years of experience in teaching and research. He has published more than 25 research papers in national and international journals. He holds a patent on 'Green solvents'. At present, he is actively involved in DST-sponsored research projects and in guiding PhD students. His specific areas of research interest are lo-Nano Fluids and Heat Transfer Fluids.
T. Madhu Mohan
T. Madhu Mohan (PhD), Associate Professor of Physics at Vasireddy Venkatadri Institute of Technology, Amravati (AP), has more than 12 years of experience in teaching and research. He has published more than 30 research papers in national and international journals. He holds a patent on 'Green solvents'. At present, he is actively involved in DST-sponsored research projects and in guiding PhD students. His specific areas of research interest are lo-Nano Fluids and Heat Transfer Fluids.
S. Chaturvedi (PhD), Associate Professor at Department of Applied Sciences, Jahangirabad Educational Trust Group of Institutions, Barabanki (UP). He has more than 15 years of experience in academics and has published many research papers in prestigious journals of physics. His area of research interest is X-ray Spectra.