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Subject: Properties of Matter and Kinetic Theory of Gases

Code: 09010204

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Topic

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

2

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:

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