Applied Physics (PHC1013)



Recommended Book(s)

Fundamentals Of Physics, 9th Edition by Halliday, Resnick & Walker

Reference Book(s)

University Physics, 12th Edition by Sears and Zemansky’s

Fundamentals Of Electromagnetic Phenomenon, D. Corson & Lorrain, W. H. Freeman & Co.

Physics, Volume 1, Halliday, Resnich and Krane, Fourth Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Course Objectives

This freshmen level course has been designed to provide an introduction to the ideas and concepts of Physics that would serve as a foundation for subsequent electronic engineering courses. The primary objective is to endow the knowledge of a wide variety of electric and magnetic phenomena along with their scientific applications, specifically, in the field of electronic engineering. The course initiates with a short review of relevant mathematics, immediately followed by the basics of electricity at the atomic level. A majority of the course is then dedicated for electric and magnetic fields, forces, elements and their applications. Additionally, it also aims to provide introductory knowledge of wave theory and semi-conductor theory in conjunction with their applications.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLO)

CLO:1. Define how to calculate and measure Voltage, Current and Resistance, connectivity etc. using digital multimeter and express knowledge of handling Power Trainer, Function Generator and Oscilloscope (Level: P1)

CLO:2. Use the knowledge acquired in lab and course to construct and investigate basic electronic circuit like dc power supply to harvest knowledge of all its intermediate stages  (Level: C6)

Course Contents

Vectors and Scalars
  • Introduction to vectors and scalars
  • Addition of vectors
  • Components of vectors
  • Vectors and laws of physics
  • Multiplying vectors
Electric Charge
  • Introduction to electric charge
  • Conductors and Insulators
  • Coulomb’s Law
  • Charge is quantized
  • Charge is conserved
Electric Fields
  • Introduction to Electric Field
  • Electric field lines
  • The electric field due to point charge
  • The electric field due to electric dipole
  • The electric field due to line of charge
  • The electric field due to a charged disk
  • A point charge in electric field
  • A dipole in electric field
Gauss’ Law
  • Introduction to Gauss’ law
  • Flux
  • Flux of an electric field
  • Gauss’ Law and its applications
  • Gauss’ law and Coulombs’ Law
  • Applying Gauss’ law to Cylindrical Symmetry
  • Applying Gauss’ law to Planner Symmetry
  • Applying Gauss’ law to Spherical Symmetry
Electric Potential
  • Introduction to electric potential
  • Electric potential energy
  • Electric potential
  • Calculating the potential from the field
  • Potential due to a point charge
  • Potential due to group of charges
  • Potential due to an electric dipole
  • Potential due to continuous charge distribution
  • Introduction to capacitance
  • Calculating the capacitance
  • Capacitors in parallel and series
  • Energy stored in an electric field
  • Capacitors with dielectric
  • Dielectric and Gauss’ Law
Current and Resistance
  • Introduction to electric current
  • Current density
  • Resistance and Resistivity
  • Ohm’s Law
  • Power in electric circuits
  • Semiconductors and super conductors
  • Introduction to electric circuits
  • Pumping charges
  • Work, energy and EMF
  • Calculating the current in single loop circuit
  • Multi loop circuits
  • The RC Circuits
  • The ammeter and voltmeter
Magnetic Fields
  • Introduction to magnetic fields
  • What produce magnetic field
  • The Hall effect
  • A circulating charge particle
  • Magnetic force on a current carrying wire
  • Torque on a current loop
 Motion in 1-D, 2-D and 3-D
  • Position, velocity and acceleration
  • Projectile motion
 Newton’s Law and its applications
  • Newton’s Law
  • Applying Newton’s law
  • Friction
  • Drag Force and terminal velocity

Mapping of CLOs to Program Learning Outcomes




PLO:1 (Engineering Knowledge)



PLO:2 (Problem Analysis)



PLO:3 (Design and Development of Solutions)



PLO:4 (Investigation)


PLO:5 (Modern Tool Usage)


PLO:6 (The Engineer and Society)



PLO:7 (Environment and Sustainability)



PLO:8 (Ethics)



PLO:9 (Individual and Team Work)



PLO:10 (Communication)



PLO:11 (Project Management)



PLO:12 (Life Long Learning)