Wave and Optics (With Lab Manual) (Calcutta Univ)

ISBN Number : 978-93-5299-710-7

Student Price : Rs.298

Student Dollar Price : 12$

Book Edition : First

Year of Publication : 2019

No. Of Pages : 336

Book Weight :0

About The Book

This text, Waves and Optics is primarily written as per syllabus (under-CBCS Scheme) for B. Sc. Physics II- semester, Calcutta University. The subject matter has been woven in such a systematic manner that the students may easily be familiar with the concepts of wave and their applications, so as to explain the various phenomena of sound and light.

For the students of Science, it is essential to develop the experimental skill along with the theory, therefore the experiments based on the subject matter of theory and prescribed in the syllabus have been discussed in the third section of the book as - Laboratory Manual.

To check the knowledge & understanding of the subject, a large number of exercises, based on the subject matter, have been placed at the end of each chapter. The multiple choice and short answer types of questions are given at the end of each chapter. The problems & long answer questions are also given for practice purposes.

The first section of the book covers Waves- have been discussed in four chapters. The first chapter deals with the Oscillations- Simple harmonic, damped and forced oscillations along with the concept of resonance. The chapter second contains the Superposition of harmonic oscillations- Principle of superposition, two and N- collinear harmonic oscillations with equal frequencies, different frequencies. A due weight-age is given to Lissajous figures due to superposition of two perpendicular harmonic oscillations. The third chapter consists of Wave Motion –Different types of waves and velocity of transverse vibrations on stretched strings & longitudinal vibrations along the rod and in the fluid in a pipe. The Superposition of harmonic waves are discussed in the fourth chapter, with a detailed study of the standing waves and their applications and the concept of phase and group velocities.

The second section of the text deals with Optics - divided in seven chapters. The first chapter deals with the Wave optics, the second with the Interference, where the coherent sources are obtained by division of wave- front. The third chapter covers the theory of thin plane and wedge shaped films, Newton's rings and their applications are discussed in details. Michelson's and Fabry Perot interferometers are described in the fourth chapter. Fraunhofer and Fresnel's diffractions are discussed in details in the fifth and sixth chapters. Resolving power and applications of Fresnel's integrals have been given special attention. Holography, the modern technique is described in brief in chapter seventh.

The laboratory manual, the third section of the book consists of all the experiments prescribed in the syllabus. They are given in the systematic manner as to follow while experimentation and recording in the practical note book. More stress is given to tell how to get prepared for the lab and to analysis the data and discuss the results with criticisms.


Contents -

1. Oscillations
2. Superposition of Harmonic Oscillations
3. Wave Motion
4. Superposition of Waves
1. Wave Optics
2. Interference (Division of Wavefront)
3. Interference (Division of Amplitude)
4. Interferometers
5. Fraunhofer Diffraction
6. Fresnel Diffraction
7. Holography and Coherence
1. Frequency of a Tuning Fork
2. Dispersion of Light
3. Interference of Light
4. Diffraction of Light
Family Business: Indian Success Stories
Annexure I
A List of Oldest Family Business in the World

About The Author

Dr. D.C. Tayal present is the Chairman of Ingenious e-Brain Solutions Ltd. He taught Physics to the Undergraduate & Post-Graduate students for 42 years. He has worked as Head, Department of Physics and the Principal in a prestigious post graduate college of western, U.P., N.R.E.C. College, Khurja (C.C.S. University, Meerut). After retirement, he Joined B.S.A. Educational Institutes of Technology, Alampur, Faridabad (Haryana). He received his M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees from Panjab University Chandigarh. His field of research has been Nuclear Spectroscopy using Cyclotron Accelerator. His research work has been published in various International Journals of great repute, such as Phy. Rev. C. He has the honor of presenting his work in International Conferences. He has been the key figure in the programs of curriculum and laboratory reforms. Dr. Tayal is well known to the Physics society on account of his first book on Nuclear Physics. His well known other books are; Electricity & Magnetism and Basic Electronics. His book titled "University Practical Physics" has been written under UGC book writing scheme with a new concept of open ended experiments and low cost projects. He has also written books on Engineering Electronics. His latest arrival is Mechanics, Published in March, 2013.

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