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What should I refer to cover up this syllabus within a year

  1. Jul 16, 2012 #1
    Hello everyone , I am going to appear for an examination on October-2013 in my home country . Physics is one of the optional papers ( I opted for it because I am interested in it - My physics is just up to Class/Grade-12 )

    These are the syllabus and 2011-question paper for Physics-paper II . I wanted advice on What should I refer to cover up this syllabus within a year ?

    Question paper for Physics paper-II

    http://www.upsc.gov.in/questionpaper/2011/CSM11/PHYSICS_II.pdf


    Syllabus
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    PAPER - II
    1. Quantum Mechanics:
    Wave-particle dualitiy; Schroedinger equation and expectation values; Uncertainty principle; Solutions of the one-dimensional Schroedinger equation for a free particle (Gaussian wave-packet), particle in a box, particle in a finite well, linear harmonic oscillator; Reflection and transmission by a step potential and by a rectangular barrier; Particle in a three dimensional box, density of states, free electron theory of metals; Angular momentum; Hydrogen atom; Spin half particles, properties of Pauli spin matrices.

    2. Atomic and Molecular Physics:
    Stern-Gerlach experiment, electron spin, fine structure of hydrogen atom; L-S coupling, J-J coupling; Spectroscopic notation of atomic states; Zeeman effect; FrankCondon principle and applications; Elementary theory of rotational, vibratonal and electronic spectra of diatomic molecules; Raman effect and molecular structure; Laser Raman spectroscopy; Importance of neutral hydrogen atom, molecular hydrogen and molecular hydrogen ion in astronomy; Fluorescence and Phosphorescence; Elementary theory and applications of NMR and EPR; Elementary ideas about Lamb shift and its significance.

    3. Nuclear and Particle Physics:
    Basic nuclear properties-size, binding energy, angular momentum, parity, magnetic moment; Semi-empirical mass formula and appl icat ions, mass parabolas; Ground state of deuteron, magnetic moment and non-central forces; Meson theory of nuclear forces; Salient features of nuclear forces;Shell model of the nucleus - successes and limitations; Violation of parity in beta decay; Gamma decay and internal conversion; Elementary ideas about Mossbauer spectroscopy; Q-value of nuclear reactions; Nuclear fission and fusion, energy production in stars; Nuclear reactors.
    Classification of elementary particles and their interactions ; Conservation laws ; Quark structure of hadrons; Field quanta of electroweak and strong interactions; Elementary ideas about unification of forces; Physics of neutrinos.

    4. Solid State Physics, Devices and Electronics:
    Crystalline and amorphous structure of matter; Different crystal systems, space groups; Methods of determination of crystal structure; X-ray diffraction, scanning and transmission electron microscopies; Band theory of solids - conductors, insulators and semiconductors; Thermal properties of solids, specific heat, Debye theory; Magnetism: dia, para and ferromagnetism; Elements of superconductivity, Meissner effect, Josephson junctions and applications; Elementary ideas about high temperature superconductivity.
    Intrinsic and extrinsic semiconductors; pn-p and n-p-n transistors; Amplifiers and osci l lators; Op-amps; FET, JFET and MOSFET; Digital electronics-Boolean identities, De Morgan’s laws, logic gates and truth tables; Simple logic circuits; Thermistors, solar cells; Fundamentals of microprocessors and digital computers.

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    Someone recommended me these books :

    Quantum Mechanics: Schiff
    Atomic Physics: White
    Molecular: Herzbarg
    Nuclear & Particle :Eiseberg & Resnick , Cohen
    Solid State: Deckberg and Kittle
    Electronics: Millman and Halkias ;Malvino
     
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2012
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