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Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Experimental Physics III

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and NPTEL via Swayam


I will teach Experimental Physics in this course. I have designed this course in three modules:(I) Experimental Physics-I : Experiments on Mechanics, General properties of matter, Thermal properties of matter, Sound, Electricity and magnetism.(II) Experimental Physics-II : Experiments on Optics andQuantumPhysics .(III) Experimental Physics-III : Experiments on Solid state physics and Modern Physics.
Each module is of 30 hours course. Module-I was run in Jan-Apr 2019 and module-II was run in July-Oct 2019. At present we will discuss only module-III in Jan-Apr 2020.
This course is not only suitable for undergraduate students of physics, rather it is compulsory for all undergraduate students of science, engineering and technology , who have to deal with instruments in any point of time during their career and profession. This course will make you understand the working principle of many common devices through their applications in different experiments with particular aims.Also this course will have positive feedback for the national level examinations like GATE, NET, JAM and JEST conducted by IIT, UGC/CSIR, IIT and SERB, respectively.

INTENDED AUDIENCE : B. Sc in Physics / all science BE/BTech in all Engineering and TechnologyPREREQUISITES : NilINDUSTRY SUPPORT : Experimental physics has the most striking impact on the industry where ever the instruments are
used . The industries of electronics, telecommunication and instrumentation will specially recognize this course.



Week 1 : Summary of previous course on Experimental Physics-I and -IIWeek 2 : Basic components in the laboratory: magnetic field, electric field, CRO, Gaussmeter, temperature sensor, Lock-in-Amplifier, etc
Week 3 : Experiment on Hall effect, ESR and NMRWeek 4 : Experiments on electrical transportas a function of magnetic field and temperatureWeek 5 :Experiments on semiconductorsWeek 6 : Experiments on magnetismWeek 7 : Experiments on magnetismWeek 8 : Experiments on dielectricsWeek 9 : Experiments on dielectricsWeek 10 :Experiments on atomic spectraWeek 11 :Experiments on molecular spectraWeek 12 :Experiments on Photoelastic effect,Faraday effect and Zeeman effect

Taught by

Prof. Amal Kumar Das

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