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Syllabus Proposed by Somnath Bharadwaj and Sayan Kar**

Comments or suggestions may be sent to somnath@phy.iitkgp.ernet.inDepth Requirements

Third Semester | Fourth Semester |

Introduction to Quantum Physics I (3-1-3) | Introduction to Quantum Physics - II (3-1-3) |

Introduction to Classical Physics-I (3-1-3) | Introduction to Classical Physics-II (3-1-3) |

Fifth Semester | Sixth Semester |

Classical Mechanics -I (3-1-0) | Classical Mech-II and Cllassical Statistical Mechanics (3-1-0) |

Quantum Mechanics-I (3-1-0) | Quantum Mechanics -II (3-1-0) |

Electtromagnetic Theory -I (3-1-0) | Electromagnetic Theory -II (3-1-0) |

Mathematical Methods in Physics (3-1-0) | Computational and Numerical methods in Physics (3-1-0) |

Physics Practical -I (0-0-6) | Physics Practical -II (0-0-6) |

Seventh Semester | Eighth Semester |

Quantum Statistical Mechanics (3-1-0) | Experimental Methods in Physics (3-0-0) |

Electronics (3-0-0) | Elective -II |

Elective -I | Elective-III |

Physics Practical -III (0-0-9) | Physics Practical iV (0-0-9) |

Ninth Semester | Tenth Semester |

Elective -IV | Elective -VII |

Elective -V | Elective VIII |

Elective -VI | |

Physics Practical -V (0-6-0) |

Detailed Syllabus

Introduction to Quantum Physics -I (3-1-3)

Quantum Mechanics: Postulates - Operators - Wave function - Tunneling -

Simple Harmonic Oscillator - - Rigid Rotor - Hydrogen atom - Time independent

Perturbation Theory

Atomic and molecular spectra:: Atomic spectra -

Molecular Spectra - rotation levels- vibration levels - Zeeman effect

- Raman effect , etc.Introduction to Classical Physics -I (3-1-3)

Thermodynamics :

Condensed natter (classical aspects)} - crystal structure - elasticity - surface tension

- fluid flows and viscosity, etc.Introduction to Quantum Physics -II (3-1-3)

Quantum statistics: Bose Statistics and Fermi statistics with one application each

Condensed Matter (Quantum Aspects):

Nuclear Physics}:Nuclear Phenomena - simple applications of QM in Nuclear PhysicsIntroduction to Classical Physics -II (3-1-3)

Electromagnetism and Optics::

Special Relativity:

For Electives I, IV, V and VI the students willl choose from a common pool of Physics electives which will be offered in the autumn semester and for Electives II, III, VII and VIII the students will choose from a common pool of Physics electives which will be offered in the spring semester.

Electives may be of the following
kind:

1. Three credit (3-0-0) theory courses covering different branches of

physics at varying depths.2. Three credit laboratory courses (1-0-3) dealing with advanced

experiments and techniques not covered in the general physics

practical courses. Some of these courses could be carried out in the

research labs where the students could get exposure to the advanced

experimental techniques while participating in the research programs

of the laboratory.