This page contains Syllabus of Physics of CSIT.

Title Physics
Short Name
Course code PHY113
Nature of course Theory + Lab
First Semester
Full marks 60 + 20 + 20
Pass marks 24 + 8 + 8
Credit Hrs 3
Elective/Compulsary Compulsary

Course Description


Units and Unit Content

1. Rotational Dynamics and Oscillatory Motion
teaching hours: 5 hrs

Moment of inertia and torque, Rotational kinetic energy, Conservation of angular momentum,

Oscillation of spring: frequency, period, amplitude, phase angle and energy

2. Electric and Magnetic Field
teaching hours: 5 hrs

Electric and magnetic field and potential, Force on current carrying wire, magnetic dipole

moment, Force on a moving charge, Hall effect, Electromagnetic waves

3. Fundamentals of Atomic Theory
teaching hours: 8 hrs

Blackbody radiation, Bohr atom, Spectrum of Hydrogen, Franck-Hertz experiment, de Broglie’s

hypothesis and its experimental verification, Uncertainty principle and its origin, matter waves

and the uncertainty principle, group velocity.

4. Methods of Quantum Mechanics
teaching hours: 5 hrs

Schrodinger theory of quantum mechanics and its application, Outline of the solution of

Schrodinger equation for H-atom, space quantization and spin, Atomic wave functions

5. Fundamentals of Solid State Physics
teaching hours: 6 hrs

Crystal structure, Crystal bonding, Classical and quantum mechanical free electron model, Bloch

theorem, Kronig-Penny model, Tight-binding approximation, conductors, insulators and

semiconductors, effective mass and holes.

6. Semiconductor and Semiconductor devices
teaching hours: 8 hrs

Intrinsic and extrinsic semiconductors, Electrical conductivity of semiconductors,

Photoconductivity, Metal-metal junction: The contact potential, The semiconductor diode,

Bipolar junction transistor (BJT), Field effect transistor (FET).

7. Universal Gates and Physics of Integrated Circuits
teaching hours: 8 hrs

Universal gates, RTL and TTL gates, Memory circuits, Clock circuits, Semiconductor

purification: Zone refining, Single crystal growth, Processes of IC production, Electronic

component fabrication on a chip.

8. Old Syllabus
teaching hours: 0 hrs


Lab and Practical works

Students should perform at least 5 experiments (at least one from each groups) in a group of 2 students. They

should submit report of the experiment individually. Students should write their lab report of each experiment in

this format:

Name of the Experiment:

Apparatus Required:

Theory/Working Formula




Error Analysis


The list the experiments are as follows:

(1) Determine the moment of inertia and angular acceleration of a flywheel.


Study Bar Pendulum and find moment of inertia and angular acceleration about various fix points.


Study Torsional pendulum and find moment of inertia and angular acceleration.

(2) Determine the capacitance of a capacitor by ac bridge (de-Sauty’s method).


Study the characteristics of Zener diode its use as voltage regulation


Design and study the parallel LCR circuits for finding the quality factor of the elements.

(3) Study the temperature dependence of resistance of a given semiconductor.


Study and determine the band gap in metals and semiconductors using appropriate method.

(4) Study the drain and transfer characteristics of junction field effect transistor (JFET).


Study RS-Flip-flop using breadboard.

(5) Design and Study the LOGIC Gates: NOT, AND, OR, NOR & NAND Using TTL. Also Study the

Power Loss in NOT Gate.


Study NAND/NOR gates as Universal logic gates.

Evaluation: The duration of practical examination will be 3 hours. Students should perform one experiment,

took own observational data, calculate the result and interpret it using suitable error analysis. The internal and

external examiner (appointed by the Dean Office) will evaluate the performance in this format:

(1) Experiment:


(2) Write-up:


(3) VIVA Examination: