Higher Education


Engineering Physics (AKTU)

Author(s): B. K. Pandey | S. Chaturvedi

ISBN: 9789355734181

3rd Edition

Copyright: 2023

India Release: 2022


Binding: Paperback

Pages: 856

Trim Size: 241 x 181 mm

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From the very beginning, it has been realised that the best exploration of technology is based on better understanding of fundamental principles of science. In view of this universal fact, we are happy to present this new and second edition of the textbook for the UG students of science and engineering.

In this book, the subject matter is explained in adequate detail and includes the syllabi of almost all Indian technological universities. Solved examples and practice problems have been provided for all chapters. Practice exercises including numerical problems, multiple-choice questions, and fill-in-the-blanks are provided along with answers to build up the confidence of students and to encourage them to study the topic in-depth.

Noting that a large number of texts on engineering physics existing today mostly do not discuss the modern aspects of new engineering materials and their applications in recent technology, this comprehensive text was designed by the authors and presents a balanced account of the fundamentals of physics as well as some of the recent developments in this area best suited to engineering applications. To comprehend the crux of a chapter at a glance, formulae and highlights are given at the end of each chapter. Difficult topics have been explained in simple language with suitable illustrations. Questions asked in various technological university examinations have been included within the solved examples and in chapter-end exercises.

  • Covers syllabi of almost all technological universities in India
  • Includes a new chapter: Vector and Basic Laws of Electromagnetism
  • Includes new topics: Gradient, Divergence, and Curl; Oscillation; Coupled Oscillations; Ferromagnetism; and Weiss Law
  • Includes numerous solved examples for better understanding of the fundamental concepts of physics
  • Provides a multitude of numerical problems taken from the examinations of different technological
  • universities as solved examples
  • Includes formulae and highlights for ‘chapters at a glance’
  • Illustrates complex phenomena as figures and diagrams in the simplest manner possible
  • Includes fundamentals of engineering materials and new engineering materials
  • Includes digital learning app CengageApp that includes flashcards, MCQs, solutions manual, and videos on difficult topics

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Videos for difficult topics

1. Theory of Relativity                           

2. Oscillation and Waves

3. Ultrasonic Waves                              

4. Non-destructive Testing

5. Architectural Acoustics                     

6. Elements of Crystallography

7. X-Rays and Compton Effect             

8. Band Theory of Solids and Semiconducting Materials

9. Electrical Conductivity and Electron Theory of Metals

10. Dielectrics

11. Magnetic Properties of Materials

12. Interference

13. Diffraction

14. Polarisation

15. Lasers and Holography

16. Optical Fibres

17. Vector and Basic Laws of Electromagnetism

18. Maxwell’s Equations and Electromagnetic Waves

19. Superconductivity

20. Nanomaterials and Their Applications

21. New Engineering Materials

22. Elementary Modern Physics

23. de Broglie Matter-Waves and Wave–Particle Duality

24. Uncertainty Principle and Quantum Mechanics

25. Thermodynamics

26. Semiconductor Physics

27. Mechanical Properties of Matter

.K. Pandey

Brijesh Kumar Pandey, DPhil, is Professor & Head of Department of Physics and Material Science at M.M.M. University of Technology, Gorakhpur (UP). He holds M.Sc. in physics from Dr R.M.L. Awadh University, Faizabad; and DPhil from H.N.B. Garhwal University, Srinagar (a central university); area of research being solid state physics (electronics). He has over 22 years of experience in academics and has contributed more than 100 research articles in various prestigious national and international journals; 72 research papers have been published in the peer-reviewed international research journals. He has authored 18 books published with international publishers.

Dr Pandey has an illustrious record in supervising and guiding PG and PhD theses. His research interests are in the areas of thermophysical properties of nanomaterials, thermal conductivity of nanofluids, and solar cell. 


S. Chaturvedi

Sujeet Chaturvedi, Ph.D., is presently Associate Professor in the Applied Sciences Department, Jahangirabad Educational Trust Group of Institutions, Barabanki (UP). He did his M.Sc. in physics from Dr R.M.L. Awadh University, Faizabad, and Ph.D. in X-ray spectra from Lucknow University. Dr Chaturvedi has over a decade of experience in academics and has published many research papers in prestigious journals of physics. His area of research interest is X-ray spectra.