Course Description:

Physics Practical course is meant for making the students to gain practical knowledge to co relate with

the theoretical studies. It covers experiments on Principles of Mechanics and Optics, Measurement of

Magnetic field and studying Resonance using LCR Circuit.

Course Objectives:

1. Elucidate the concepts of Physics through involvement in the experiment by applying theoretical


2. Illustrate the basics of mechanics, waves and optics to analyze the behavior and characteristics of

various materials for its optimum utilization.

3. Develop an ability to apply the knowledge of physics experiments in the later studies.

LIST OF EXPERIMENTS: (Any 10 Out of 18)

1. Spring constant – Coupled Pendulums.

2. Study of resonance effect in series and parallel LCR circuit.

3. Determination of radius of curvature of a curved surface – Newton’s Rings.

4. Wavelength of a laser – Diffraction Grating

5. Wavelength of the spectral lines – Diffraction Grating.

6. Magnetic field along the axis of a current carrying coil – Stewart Gees’ Apparatus

7. Ferroelectric hysteresis (B-H Curve).(ECE)

8. Thickness of a given wire – Wedge Method.

9. Determination of Planck’s constant. (EEE, CSE, CSIT, CST)

10. Dispersive power of prism – Spectrometer.

11. Frequency of the tuning fork – Melde’s apparatus.

12. Energy gap of a material of p-n junction. (EEE, CSE, CSIT, CST)

13. Width of single slit – Diffraction due to Single Slit.

14. Measurement of e/m of electron (Helical Coil method) (ECE)

15. Biot -Savart Law with Helmholtz Coil. (ECE)

16. The Wheatstone Bridge. (ECE)

17. Determination of particle size using Laser.

18. Torsional Pendulum. (ME & Civil)

Course Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, the students should be able to:

1. Apply the scientific process in the conduct and reporting of experimental investigations.

2. Understand measurement technology, usage of new instruments and real time applications in

engineering studies.

3. Verify the theoretical ideas and concepts covered in lecture by doing hands on in the experiments.

4. Know about the characteristics of various materials in a practical manner and gain knowledge

about various optical technique methods.

5. Acquire and interpret experimental data to examine the physical laws.

Reference Books:

1. Physics Laboratory Manual

2. Optics, A. Ghatak, 4th Edition, Tata McGraw-Hill, New Delhi 2011.

3. Fundamentals of Optics, F. A. Jenkins and H. E. White, 4th edition, McGraw-Hill Inc., 1981.

4. Engineering Mechanics, 2nd ed. — MK Harbola

5. Introduction to Electrodynamics- David J Griffiths