BSc 1st Year Physics Syllabus 2023 is Revised in 2075 as Bachelors Course is Upgraded into 4 Years from 3 Years in the Name of Practical Education. We aren’t Talking about whether it was a good Move or a Bad Move as a lot of bachelor’s Colleges are about to shut down their business due to the lack of Students; today we will understand the newest syllabus of BSc Physics.
Overview of BSc 1st Year Physics
If You Have Passed +2 in Science then you will be eligible to study Bachelor of Science(BSc). There are two groups in the Science Stream:
The Physical group can go into Physical subjects and the Biological group can go towards Biology Subjects & Physics is the Major Subject of BSc 1st Year Physical Group Students.
Still Not Enrolled?
DO YOU KNOW? you will get complete Notes along with All Chapters Live Classes on Hamromaster’s BSc 1st Year Physics Course. You will get after Enrollment:
- Daily 1 Hrs Live Class!
- Each Class Recording Available!
- Chapter-wise notes & important questions are Available!
- Exam-Focused Live Classes!
- Past Year Question Papers Solution Series!
- Model Test!
- Dedicated Group for Discussion and more!
Don’t Miss it!
Subscribe to Our Youtube Channel: Hamromaster Youtube Channel
Follow Our Facebook Page: Hamromaster Facebook Page
BSc 1st Year Physics Course Structure
In BSc 1st Year Physics Syllabus 2023 Course Structure, there are 3 Major Units in BSc 1st Year Physics, Which are:
- Mechanics – 40 Marks
- Thermodynamics – 30 Marks
- Statistical Physics – 10 Marks
- Electricity & Magnetism – 40 Marks
BSc 1st Year Physics Syllabus 2023
MECHANICS [50 Hrs]
- Review of Laws of Motion: 1.1 Dynamics of a particle, General equations of motion, Types of
forces, Conservation laws, Work-Energy theorem, Conservative forces, 1.2 Motion of a body near
the surface of the earth, Linear restoring force, Potential energy curve, Non-conservative forces.
- Linear and Angular Momentum: 2.1 Conservation of linear momentum, Centre of mass,
Collision of two particles, 2.2 Deflection of a moving particle by a particle at rest, Rocket,
Angular momentum and torque, 2.3 Motion under a central force, Areal velocity, 2.4 Examples of
conservation of angular momentum. [5 hours]
- Gravitational Potentials and Fields: 3.1 Central Forces, Inverse square-law of force, 3.2
Gravitational field and potential, Velocity of escape, 3.3 Potential and field due to a thin spherical
shell and due to a solid sphere, Gravitational self-energy, 3.4 Gauss‟s and Poisson‟s equation for
the gravitational field, 3.5 Kepler’s laws of planetary motion, 3.6 Deduction of Newton‟s law of
gravitation from Kepler‟s Laws. [7 hours]
- Dynamics of Rigid Bodies: 4.1 Equations of motion for a rotating rigid body, 4.2 Theorems on
the moment of inertia (M.I.), M.I. of a rectangular lamina, Solid uniform bar of rectangular crosssection, Circular disc, Solid cylinder, Solid sphere, and spherical shell, 4.3 Kinetic energy of rotating and rolling bodies, 4.4 Motion of a body rolling down an inclined plane, 4.5 Reduction of
two-body problems to a single-body problem. [6 hours]
- Harmonic Oscillator: 5.1 Simple harmonic motion (S.H.M.) and harmonic oscillator, 5.2
Examples of harmonic oscillator, Simple pendulum, Compound pendulum, 5.3 Mass-spring
system, 5.4 Torsional pendulum, 5.5 Helmholtz resonator, 5.6 Oscillation of two particles
connected by a spring, N-coupled oscillators, 5.7 Damping force, Damped and forced harmonic
oscillator, 5.8 Power dissipation, Quality factor, 5.9 Power absorption. [8 hours]
- Wave Motion: 6.1 General equation of wave motion, 6.2 Equation of plane progressive harmonic
wave, 6.3 Particle velocity and wave velocity, 6.4 Energy density for a plane progressive wave,
4th year B.Sc. syllabus-2073 revised Page 61
6.5 Intensity of wave and spherical waves, 6.6 Transverse waves in stretched strings, Modes of
vibration, 6.7 Longitudinal waves in rods and gases, 6.8 Flow of energy in stationary waves.
- Elasticity: 7.1 Relations connecting various elastic constants, 7.2 Angle of twist and angle of
shear, 7.3 Twisting couple on a cylindrical rod or wire, 7.4 Work done in twisting a rod or wire,
7.5 Bending of beams, Bending moment, 7.6 Cantilever, 7.7 Beam supported at its ends and
loaded in the middle. [8 hours]
- Fluid Mechanics – Viscosity: 8.1 Kinematics of moving fluid, 8.2 Equation of continuity, 8.3
Bernoulli’s theorem and its applications, 8.4 Viscous fluids, Streamline and turbulent flow,
Critical velocity, 8.5 Reynold’s number, 8.6 Poiseuille’s equation, Capillaries in series and
parallel. [6 hours]
THERMODYNAMICS [35 Hrs]
- Thermodynamic Fundamental Concepts: 9.1 Thermodynamic systems, Thermal and
thermodynamic equilibrium, Equation of state, Thermodynamic processes, 9.2 External and
internal work, Internal energy, Quasi-static, Isothermal, Adiabatic, Isobaric, and isochoric
processes. [3 hours]
- Laws of Thermodynamics and Their Application: 10.1 Zeroth law, First law of
thermodynamics, Second law of thermodynamics, 10.2 Carnot‟s theorem, 10.3 Absolute scale of
temperature, 10.4 Entropy changes in reversible and irreversible processes, Principle of increase
of entropy, 10.5 Entropy and second law, 10.6 Third law of thermodynamics and its applications.
- Thermodynamic Relations: 11.1 First and second latent heat equations, 11.2 Triple points,
Thermodynamic potentials, 11.3 Helmholtz‟s function, Enthalpy, 11.4 Gibb‟s function, 11.5
Maxwell‟s thermodynamic relations, Phase transition, 11.6 Clausius-Clapeyron equation.
- Concept of Ideal and Real Gases: 12.1 Concept of ideal and real gases, 12.2 Joule expansion,
Joule‟s law for perfect gas, 12.3 van der Waals equation, Critical constants of van der Waals gas,
12.4 Joule-Thomson expansion, Porous plug experiment, 12.5 Constancy of enthalpy, Adiabatic
expansion. [5 hours]
- Production of Low Temperature: 13.1 Thermodynamics of refrigeration, Refrigeration cycle,
Co-efficient of performance, 13.2 Cooling in Joule-Thomson expansion, Regenerative cooling,
Cascade cooling, 13.3 Boyle‟s temperature of inversion, 13.4 Critical temperature and their
relations, 13.5 Liquefaction of Helium and its properties. [4 hours]
- Transport Phenomenon: 14.1 Molecular collisions, Collision cross-section, Molecular diameter,
Mean free path, 14.2 Transport phenomenon, Transport of momentum – viscosity, 14.3 Transport
of energy – thermal conductivity, 14.4 Transport of mass – diffusion, 14.5 Brownian motion,
Einstein‟s theory of Brownian motion. [5 hours]
- Black Body Radiation: 15.1 Total energy density, Spectral energy density, 15.2 Emissive power,
Absorptive power, Kirchoff‟s law, 15.3 Pressure of radiation, Pressure of diffusive radiation,
Stefan-Boltzmann‟s law, 15.4 Spectrum of black body radiation, Wien‟s displacement law, 15.5
Planck‟s radiation law, Rayleigh-Jean‟s law. [6 hours]
4th year B.Sc. syllabus-2073 revised
STATISTICAL PHYSICS [15 Hrs]
- Classical statistical physics: 16.1 Phase space, Microstate, Macrostate, 16.2 Ensemble,
Constraints and accessible states, 16.3 Thermodynamic probability, 16.4 Fundamental postulates
of statistical mechanics, 16.5 Division of phase space into cells, 16.5 Boltzmann‟s canonical
distribution law, 16.6 Maxwell’s distribution law of velocities, 16.7 Maxwell-Boltzmann
statistics, 16.7 Law of equipartition of energy. [10 hours]
- Introduction to Quantum Statistical Physics: 17.1 Bose-Einstein statistics, 17.2 Fermi-Dirac
statistics, 17.3 Black body radiation, 17.4 Electron gas in metals, 17.5 Fermi energy. [5 hours]
ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM [50 Hrs]
- Elementary Vector Analysis: 18.1 Gradient of a scalar, Divergence, and curl of a vector in
cartesian coordinates, 18.2 Divergence in polar coordinates, 18.3 Gauss’s, Stoke’s and Green’s
theorems, 18.4 Laplacian in polar coordinate system, 18,5 Laplace’s and Poisson’s equation.
- Electrostatic Potential and Field: 19.1 Coulomb’s law, Electric Potential energy of a system of
charges, Electric field strength, Electric flux, 19.2 Gauss’s law and its applications, 19.3 Electric
potential and the line integral of the electric field, 19.4 Equipotential surface, Potential and field
due to an electric dipole, Potential due to an infinitely long charged wire, Potential and field due
to an uniformly charged disc, 19.5 Force on a surface charge, 19.6 Method of electrical images.
- Electric Fields in Dielectrics: 20.1 A dipole in an electric field, Polar and non-polar molecules,
20.2 Dielectric polarization, Electric field due to a polarized dielectric (three electric vectors),
20.3 Gauss’s law in dielectric, Energy stored in an electric field in the presence of dielectric,
Boundary conditions on field vectors, Molecular field in a dielectric, 20.4 The Clausius-Mossotti
relation, Polar molecules, 20.5 The Langevin Debye formula. [6 hours]
- Magnetic Fields of Moving Charges: 21.1 Magnetic fields and the magnetic flux, 21.2 BiotSavart’s law and its applications, 20.3 Lorentz force, Ampere’s circuital law, and its applications,
Curl B and div B, 20.4 Magnetic vector and scalar potentials, 20.5 Magnetic dipoles, 20.6 Force
between current carrying parallel wires. [6 hours]
- Magnetic Properties and Fields: 22.1 The absence of isolated magnetic poles, 22.2 Magnetic
dipole moment of the current loop and angular momentum, Magnetization, 22.3 Langevin’s theory of
diamagnetism and paramagnetism, 22.4 Theory of ferromagnetism, 22.5 Energy loss due to
hysteresis, 22.6 Magnetic susceptibility and permeability, Ferrites. [6 hours]
- Electromagnetic Inductions: 23.1 Faraday’s law, Skin effect, 23.2 Moving coil ballistic
galvanometer, Search coil, Flux meter, Earth inductor, Self and mutual induction, 23.3
Reciprocity theorem of mutual inductances, Self-inductance of a solenoid, Toroid, and two long
parallel wires, 23.4 Energy stored in a magnetic field, Transformer. [4 hours]
4th year B.Sc. syllabus-2073 revised
- Varying Currents: 24.1 Charging and discharging of a condenser through a resistance, 24.2 Rise
and decay of current in LR & LC circuit, 24.3 Charging and discharging of a capacitor through
inductance and resistance. [3 hours]
- Alternating Current Circuit: 25.1 The complex number method for AC analysis, Impedance,
Reactance and admittance, 25.2 LCR circuits, Phase diagrams, Sharpness of resonance, 25.3
Quality factor, Power factor. [4 hours]
- Maxwell’s Electromagnetic Equations: 26.1 The displacement current, Maxwell’s equations and
their use in propagation of the electromagnetic wave, 26.2 Poynting vector, Derivation of Gauss’s
theorem, 26.3 Faraday’s law, Lenz law, 26.3 Biot-Savrat’s law and Ampere’s circuital law, 26.4
Energy of a charged particle in an electromagnetic field, 26.5 Reflection and refraction of
electromagnetic waves at the interface between two media, 26.6 Plane wave solution of
Maxwell‟s equations, The wave equation, 26.7 Plane electromagnetic waves in isotropic dielectric
and in conducting media. [9 hours]
- Mathur D. S. (Revised by P. S. Hemne) – Mechanics, S. Chand and Company, Revised Ed.
- Singhal S. S., Agarwal J. P., Prakash S. – Heat, Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics,
Pragati Prakashan, Meerut, 21st Ed. (2009)
- Reitz J. R., Milford F. J., Christy R. W. – Foundations of Electromagnetic Theory, Narosa
Publishing House, New Delhi, 3rd Ed. (1998)
- Upadhyaya J. C. – Mechanics, Ram Prasad and Sons, Agra, 4th Ed (1994)
- Verma M. K. – Introduction to Mechanics, University Press (India) Pvt. Ltd., 1st Ed. (2008)
- Sears F. W., Salinger G. L. – Thermodynamics, Kinetic Theory and Statistical
Thermodynamics, Narosa Publishing House, New Delhi, 3rd Ed. (1998)
- Lal Brij and Subrahmanyam N. – Heat and Thermodynamics, S. Chand and Company, New
Delhi, 16th Ed. (1994)
- Reif F. – Fundamentals of Statistical and Thermal Physics, McGraw Hill, Delhi (1985)
- Kittel C., Kroemer H. – Thermal Physics, CBS Publishers, New Delhi, 2nd Ed. (1987)
- Arora V. P., Saxena M. C., Prakash S. – Electricity and Magnetism: Pragati Prakashan,
Meerut, 18th Ed. (2007)
- Laud B. B.– Electromagnetics, Wiley Eastern Limited, 2nd Ed. (1992)
- Griffiths D. J. – Introduction to Electrodynamics, PHI India, New Delhi, 3rd Ed. (2002)
BSc 1st Year Physics Syllabus 2023 Download PDF
To Download the BSc 1st Year Physics Syllabus 2023 PDF file click on the Download Now Button Below. The file will get Downloaded kindly check on your File Manager.