Subject: Properties of Matter and Kinetic Theory of Gases
Code: 09010204
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Domain

Hours as per UGC

1

ELASTICITY
 Elasticity, small deformations,
 Hooke’s law,
 Elastic constants for an isotropic solid and their relations,
 Poisson’s ratio,
 Torsion of cylinder and twisting couple. Bending of beam (bending moment and its magnitude) cantilevers.
 Kinematic of fluids, equation of continuity, Euler’s equation,
 Bernaulli’s theorm, capillary tube flow,
 Reynold’s number, Stoke’s law,
 Surface tension & surface energy,
 pressure on a curved liquids surface, wetting.

Must Know

10

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KINETIC THEORY OF GASES
 Current density and equation of continuity
 Assumptions of Kinetic Theory of gases,
 Pressure of an ideal gas (no derivation),
 Kinetic interpretation of Temperature,
 Ideal Gas equation,
 Degree of freedom,
 Law of equipartition of energy and its applications for specific heats of gases.
 Brownian motion (qualitative),
 Real gases,
 Vander Waal’s equation.

Must know

10

3

MAXWELL’S LAW
 Maxwell distribution: speeds
 velocities
 derivation
 Experimental verification of Maxwell’s Law of speed distribution
 Most probable speed,
 average an root mean square (r.m.s.) speed,
 Mean free path.
 Transport of energy and
 momentum,
 diffusion of gases.

Must know
Nice to know

10

Reference Books:
 Mathur, D.S. Properties of Matter.
 Zemansky, Mark W. Heat and Thermodynamics. 5th edition.
 Purchell, E.M. Berkeley Physics Course. Vol. 1: Mechanics