This is a textbook for an introductory course in engineering physics. It provides a coherent treatment of the basic principles and theories of engineering physics and offers a balance between theoretical concepts and their applications. Beginning with a comprehensive discussion on oscillations and waves with applications in the field of mechanical and electrical engineering, it goes on to explain basic concepts such as Huygen’s principle, Fresnel’s biprism, Fraunhofer diffraction and polarization. All chapters are interspersed with rich pedagogical features such as solved problems, unsolved exercises and multiple choice questions with answers. It will help undergraduate students of engineering acquire skills for solving difficult problems in quantum mechanics, electromagnetism, nanoscience, energy systems and other engineering disciplines.
Additional Info
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Language: English
  • ISBN : 978-1-316-63564-3
  • Chapter 1

    Contents

    Contents of the book

  • Chapter 2

    Chapter 1 - Oscillations and Waves Price 0.14  |  0.14 Rewards Points

    • 1.1 Introduction
    • 1.2 Simple Harmonic Oscillation (SHO)
    • 1.3 Damped Harmonic Oscillation (DHO)
    • 1.4 Forced Vibrations
    • 1.5 Displacement Resonance
    • 1.6 Coupled Oscillators
    • 1.7 Analogy of Mechanical and Electrical Oscillations
    • 1.8 Wave as a Periodic Variation Quantity in Space and Time
    • 1.9 Longitudinal and Transverse Waves
    • 1.10 Stationary Waves
    • 1.11 Reflection of a Wave at the Boundary of Two Media
    • 1.12 Refraction of a Wave at the Boundary of Two Media
    • 1.13 Wave Packet
    • 1.15 Uncertainty Principle
    • 1.16 Superposition of Waves
    • Questions
    • Problems
    • Multiple Choice Questions
    • Answers 
  • Chapter 3

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    • 2.1 Introduction
    • 2.2 Huygens’ Principle
    • 2.3 Interference of Water Waves
    • 2.4 Young’s Double Slit Experiment
    • 2.5 Coherent Sources
    • 2.6 Classification of the Interference Phenomenon
    • 2.7 Theory of Interference
    • 2.8 Conservation of Energy in Interference
    • 2.9 Conditions for Interference of Light
    • 2.10 Shape of Interference Fringes
    • 2.11 Interference Fringes in 3-D Space
    • 2.12 Newton’s Rings
    • 2.13 Newton’s Rings by Transmitted Light
    • 2.14 Determination of Wavelength of Light using Newton’s Ring
    • 2.15 Determination of Refractive Index of Liquids using Newton’s Rings
    • 2.16 Fresnel’s Biprism
    • 2.17 Interferometers
    • Questions
    • Problems
    • Multiple Choice Questions
    • Answers 
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    • 3.1 Introduction
    • 3.2 Classification of Diffraction
    • 3.3 Fresnel’s Explanation of Rectilinear Propagation of Light
    • 3.4 Zone Plate
    • 3.5 Fraunhofer Diffraction
    • 3.6 Plane Diffraction Grating
    • 3.7 Dispersion
    • 3.8 Determination of Wavelength of Light by Grating Alternative application
    • Questions
    • Problems
    • Multiple Choice Questions
    • Answers 
  • Chapter 5

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    • 4.1 Introduction
    • 4.2 Polarization of Waves
    • 4.3 Classification of Polarized Light
    • 4.4 Polarization by Reflection
    • 4.5 Polarization by Refraction
    • 4.6 Polarization by Scattering
    • 4.7 Double Refraction
    • 4.8 Nicol Prism
    • 4.9 Retardation Plates
    • 4.10 Production of Circularly Polarized Light
    • 4.11 Production of Elliptically Polarized Light
    • 4.12 Analysis of Light
    • 4.13 Optical Rotation
    • 4.14 Polarimeter
    • Questions
    • Problems
    • Multiple Choice Questions
    • Answers 
  • Chapter 6

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    • 5.1 Introduction
    • 5.2 Vector Calculus
    • 5.3 Gauss’s Law
    • 5.4 Magnetic Induction
    • 5.5 Magnetic Field Strength (Intensity)
    • 5.6 Ampere’s Circuital Law
    • 5.7 Faraday’s Law of Electromagnetic Induction
    • 5.8 Displacement Current
    • 5.9 Maxwell’s Electromagnetic Equations
    • Questions
    • Problems
    • Multiple Choice Questions
    • Answers 
  • Chapter 7

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    • 6.1 Introduction
    • 6.2 Electromagnetic Energy Density
    • 6.3 Poynting’s Vector
    • 6.4 Poynting’s Theorem
    • 6.5 Vector Potential and Scalar Potential
    • 6.6 Electromagnetic Wave Equations for E and B
    • 6.7 Wave Equation in Terms of Scalar and Vector Potentials
    • 6.8 Plane Electromagnetic Waves
    • 6.9 Transverse Nature of Electromagnetic Waves
    • 6.10 Speed of Electromagnetic Waves
    • 6.11 Average Value of Poynting’s Vector
    • 6.12 Propagation of Electromagnetic Waves in Plasma Medium
    • 6.13 Reflection and Refraction of Electromagnetic Waves at Non-conducting and Conducting Boundaries
    • Questions
    • Problems
    • Multiple Choice Questions
    • Answers 
  • Chapter 8

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    • 7.1 Introduction
    • 7.2 Need for Quantum Physics
    • 7.3 Particles and Waves
    • 7.4 Particle Aspect of Waves
    • 7.5 Wave Aspect of Particles
    • 7.6 Atom Models
    • 7.7 Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle
    • 7.8 Transition from Deterministic Classical Physics to Probabilistic Quantum Physics
    • 7.9 Wave Function y
    • 7.10 Superposition Principle
    • 7.11 Normalization
    • 7.12 Observables and Operators
    • 7.13 Eigenvalues
    • 7.14 Eigenfunctions
    • 7.15 Operators, Eigenfunctions and Eigenvalues
    • 7.16 Expectation Value
    • 7.17 Schrödinger’s Equation
    • Questions
    • Problems
    • Multiple Choice Questions
    • Answers 
  • Chapter 9

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    • 8.1 Introduction
    • 8.2 One-Dimensional Problems
    • 8.3 Boundary Conditions on y
    • 8.4 Free Particle
    • 8.5 Potential Steps
    • 8.6 Infinity Deep Potential Well
    • Questions
    • Problems
    • Multiple Choice Questions
    • Answers 
  • Chapter 10

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    • 9.1 Introduction
    • 9.2 Frame of Reference
    • 9.3 Galilean Transformation
    • 9.4 Michelson–Morley Experiment
    • 9.5 Einstein’s Principles of Relativity
    • 9.6 Lorentz Transformation
    • 9.7 Relativity of Simultaneity
    • 9.8 Relativistic Addition of Velocity
    • 9.9 Relativistic Momentum
    • 9.10 Variation of Mass with Speed
    • 9.11 Mass–Energy Equivalence
    • 9.12 Massless Particles (m0 = 0)
    • 9.13 Generalization of Newton’s Second Law
    • Questions
    • Problems
    • Multiple Choice Questions
    • Answers 
  • Chapter 11

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    • 10.1 Introduction
    • 10.2 Basic Requirements of an Acoustically Good Hall
    • 10.3 Reverberation and Reverberation Time
    • 10.4 Sound Absorption
    • 10.5 Factors Affecting the Acoustics of Buildings
    • 10.6 Decibel Scale
    • 10.7 Acoustic Quieting
    • 10.8 Soundproofing
    • Questions
    • Problems
    • Multiple Choice Questions
    • Answers 
  • Chapter 12

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    • 11.1 Introduction
    • 11.2 Production of Ultrasonic Waves
    • 11.3 Detection of Ultrasonic Waves
    • 11.4 Properties of Ultrasonic Waves
    • 11.5 Wavelength Determination of Ultrasonic Waves
    • 11.6 Ultrasound Cavitation
    • 11.7 Applications of Ultrasonic Waves
    • 11.8 Sonograms
    • 11.9 Sonar
    • 11.10 Hazards of Ultrasound
    • Questions
    • Problems
    • Multiple Choice Questions
    • Answers 
  • Chapter 13

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    • 12.1 Introduction
    • 12.2 Objectives of NDT
    • 12.3 Methods of NDT
    • 12.4 Relative Merits of Various NDT Methods
    • 12.5 Non-Destructive Testing Methods and Applications
    • Questions
    • Problems
    • Multiple Choice Questions
    • Answers 
  • Chapter 14

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    • 13.1 Introduction
    • 13.2 Need of Nuclear Accelerators
    • 13.3 Basic Mechanism of a Nuclear Accelerator
    • 13.4 Main Components
    • 13.5 Performance Index
    • 13.6 Types of Accelerators
    • 13.7 D.C. Accelerators
    • 13.8 R.F. Accelerators
    • 13.9 Electron Accelerators
    • 13.10 Applications of Accelerators
    • Questions
    • Problems
    • Multiple Choice Questions
    • Answers 
  • Chapter 15

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    • 14.1 Introduction
    • 14.2 Basic Principles of Holography
    • 14.3 Types of Holograms
    • 14.4 White Light Holograms
    • 14.5 Necessity of Laser Source
    • 14.6 Basic Requirements of a Holographic Laboratory
    • 14.7 Viewing a Hologram
    • 14.8 Difference between Photography and Holography
    • 14.9 Applications of Holography
    • Questions
    • Multiple Choice Questions
    • Answers 
  • Chapter 16

    Index

    Index

About the Author

Md. N. Khan is Associate Professor at the Department of Physics, Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology (IGIT), Odisha. He has more than 22 years of teaching experience and has taught courses on engineering physics, physics of semiconductor devices and materials science. His areas of interest include X-ray scattering and materials science. view complete profile

S. Panigrahi is Senior Professor at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, National Institute of Technology (NIT), Rourkela. He has more than two decades of teaching and research experience in the field of solid state physics, materials science and ferroelectrics. view complete profile