Engineering Physics
Reminder: It is also one of the difficult subjects with lots of chapters. Maybe 17 chapters in a book. You might know if you have started reading, getting frustrated some like tearing that book. My way is to read from manual (theory + solution of past question book ) which makes it quite easy for me to pass the exam. I have included some material that will help you to enhance your reading.
If you are Newbie then you should separate at least 10 days for this subject (before the exam) to secure good marks.
and exam gaps can be used for revision. Don’t worry you can do it.
 SH 402
 Theory : 4 Year: I
 Tutorial : 1 Part: I/II
 Practical : 2

Oscillation: (7 hours)
 Mechanical Oscillation: Introduction
 Free oscillation
 Damped oscillation
 Forced mechanical oscillation
 EM Oscillation: Free, damped and Forced electromagnetic oscillation

Wave motion (2 hours)
 Waves and particles,
 Progressive wave,
 Energy, power and intensity of progressive wave

Acoustics (3 hours)
 Reverberation,
 Sabine’ Law
 Ultrasound and its applications

Physical Optics (12 hours)
 Interference,
 Intensity in double slit interference,
 Interference in thin films,
 Newton’s rings,
 Hadinger fringes

Diffraction,
 Fresnel and Fraunhoffer’s diffraction,
 Intensity due to a single slit,
 Diffraction grating,
 xray diffraction, xray for material test

Polarization,
 Double refraction,
 Nichol prism, wave plates,
 Optical activity, specific rotation
 Interference,

Geometrical Optics (3 hours)
 Lenses, combination of lenses,
 Cardinal points,
 Chromatic aberration

Laser and Fiber Optics (4 hours)
 Laser production,
 HeNe laser,
 Uses of laser

Fiber Optics,
 Self focusing,
 Applications of optical fiber
 Laser production,

Electrostatics (8 hours)
 Electric charge and force,
 Electric field and potential,
 Electrostatic potential energy,
 Capacitors, capacitor with dielectric,
 Charging and discharging of a capacitor

Electromagnetism (11 hours)
 Direct current: Electric current,
 Ohm’s law, resistance and resistivity,
 Semiconductor and superconductor
 Magnetic fields:
 Magnetic force and Torque,
 Hall effect,
 Cyclotron, synchrotron,
 Biotsavart law,
 Ampere’s circuit law; magnetic fields straight conductors,
 Faraday’s laws, Induction and energy transformation, induced field,
 LR circuit, induced magnetic field,
 Displacement current
 Direct current: Electric current,
 Electromagnetic waves (5 hours)
 Maxwell’s equations,
 Wave equations, speed,
 E and B fields,
 Continuity equation,
 Energy transfer

Photon and matter waves (5 hours)
 Quantization of energy
 Electrons and matter waves
 Schrodinger wave equation
 Probability distribution
 One dimensional potential well
 Uncertainty principle
 Barrier tunneling
 To determine the acceleration due to gravity and radius of gyration of the bar about an axis passing through its center of gravity.
 To determine the value of modulus of elasticity of the materials given and moment of inertia of a circular disc using torsion pendulum.
 To determine the angle of prism and dispersive power of materials of the prism using spectrometer.
 To determine the wavelength of sodium light by Newton’s rings.
 To determine the wavelength of HeNe laser light and use it to measure the thickness of a thin wire by diffraction of light.
 To study the variation of angle of rotation of plane of polarization using concentration of the cane sugar solution
 To determine the specific rotation of the cane sugar solution using polarimeter.
 To determine the low resistance of a given wire by Carey Foster bridge and to determine the resistance per unit length of the wire of the bridge.
 To determine the capacitance of a given capacitor by charging and discharging through resistor.
 To plot a graph between current and frequency in an LRC series circuit and find the resonant frequency and quality factor.
 To determine dielectric constant of a given substance and study its variation with frequency by resonance method.
 To determine the susceptibility of a solution of given materials by Quinkes method.
 To study the electric field mapping.

Engineering Physics
For Exam Manual Book (Only For Exam Purpose) –Balkrishna Sapkota Bhadra Pokhrel Binod Kumar Bhattarai
Shankhar Parajuli
Evaluation Scheme:
There will be questions covering all the chapters in the syllabus. The evaluation scheme for the question will be as indicated in the table below:
Chapter

Hours

Mark
distribution^{*}

1.

7

10

2.

5

5

3.

12

15

4.

3

5

5.

4

5

6.

19

30

7.

5

5

8.

5

5

Total

60

80

* There may be minor deviation in mark distribution.