"Physics for Engineering Applications" introduces the fundamental concepts pertaining to important sub-fields of physics, namely, Waves, Optics, Electromagnetics, Quantum Mechanics, Radiation Physics and Solid-State Physics. Besides, the technologically important topics of Quantum Computing, Nano Materials, and Radiation detectors and shielding materials, are introduced for undergraduate students in a simple and self explainatory manner. This textbook will be useful for B.E. / B.Tech. students taking up Applied Physics course, as well as those appearing for GATE exams and A.M.I.E. students.
Sanjiv Puri.: Associate Professor, University College of Engineering Punjabi University, Patiala
Preface / Oscillations and Waves: Simple Harmonic Oscillations / Damped Harmonic Oscillations / Forced Oscillations / Ultrasonic Waves / Optics: Interference of Light / Diffraction of Light / Resolving Power of Optical Instruments / Polarization of Light / Lasers and their Applications / Optical Fibers / Electromagnetics: Scalar and Vector Fields / Maxwell Equations / Electromagnetic Waves / Quantum Mechanics: Special Theory of Relativity / Introduction to Quantum Physic / Quantum Mechanics / Basics of Quantum Computations / Statistical Physics Radiation Physics: Radioactivity and its Applications / X-rays and their Applications / Radiation Interaction with Matter / Basic Principles of Radiation Detectors / Solid State Physics: Crystal Physics / Physics of Semiconductors / Dielectric Materials / Magnetic Materials / Superconductivity / Nanoparticles and their Applications / Subject Index / About the Author.