Elements of  Modern Physics: (As per UGC-CBCS Curriculum)

Elements of Modern Physics: (As per UGC-CBCS Curriculum)

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  • ISBN : 9789355010964
  • Pages : 432
  • Binding : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Imprint : S Chand Publishing
  • © year : 2022
  • Size : 6.50 x 9.25

Price : 450.00 360.00

R Murugeshan, M.Sc., MPhil, Former Head of the Department of Physics, Vivekananda College, Tiruvedakam West (Post), Madurai District, Tamil Nadu

 Kiruthiga Sivaprasath, An Electronics and Communication Engineer with 12 years of experience in Consulting, Education, Training and Management.

This textbook has been designed as per the UGC Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) curriculum to meet the requirements of undergraduate students of physics. It extensively covers the fundamental principles, synthesis and physical interpretation of atomic physics, quantum mechanics, nuclear physics and lasers. Laboratory work has also been included to help students achieve solid conceptual understanding and learn experimental procedures.

·         14 lab experiments to help students make observations, develop hypotheses about phenomena and devise tests to investigate their hypotheses

·         More than 275 well-labelled diagrams for easy understanding of the concepts

·         Over 175 chapter-end questions to enhance and strengthen learning of the students

·         Additional Roadmap for the syllabuses of Odisha State, Calcutta, Gauhati, Dibrugarh and Burdwan universities


1: Structure of the Atom

2: Photoelectric Effect and Planck's Quantum Theory


3: Wave Properties of Particles

4: Schrödinger Equation and its Applications

5: Quantum Theory of the Hydrogen Atom

6: Operator Formalism of Quantum Mechanics

7: Identical Particles and Spin

8: Scattering Theory


9: Introduction to the Nucleus

10: Radioactivity

11: Nuclear Fission and Fusion


12: Lasers


Introduction to Lab Experiments

1: Measurement of Planck's constant using a Photo-Electric Cell

2: Characteristic Curves of a Photoelectric Cell

3: Determination of Work Function of Material of Filament of Directly Heated Vacuum Diode

4: Determination of Planck's constant Using LEDs

5: Emission Spectrum of Hydrogen (Determination of the Wavelength of H-alpha Emission Line of Hydrogen Atom)

6: Determination of Ionisation Potential of Mercury

7: Absorption Spectrum of Iodine Vapour Using Spectrometer

8: Specific Charge (e/m) of Electron-Magnetic Focusing Method

9: Determination of e/m for the Electron

10: Determination of the Electronic Charge: Millikan's Oil-drop Method

11: Tunnel Diode

12: Measurement of Wavelength of Laser Source Using Single Slit Diffraction

13: Wavelength and Angular Spread of He-Ne Laser Using Plane Diffraction Grating

14: Determination of the Excitation Potential of Mercury/Argon by Franck-Hertz Experiment

• Index

B.Sc. Physics 

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