Authors : M N Avadhanulu, P G Kshirsagar & TVS Arun Murthy
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About the Author
M N Avadhanulu :-
He initiated research on liquid crystals for the first time in the Physics department of Andhra University in 1965 and obtained Ph.D in 1973. In 1976, he joined Central Electronics Ltd (CEL), Sahibabad in the LCD division. He migrated to teaching profession in 1986 and joined Kavikulguru Institute of Technology and Science, Ramtek, Maharashtra. He occupied a number of administrative posts in the institute such as HoD, Dean (student affairs) and Dean (academic affairs). He was elected and served as a member of the board of studies in Applied Sciences and Humanities under the faculty of Engg. & Tech, Nagpur University during 1991-1994 and was instrumental in modernizing the syllabus of Applied Physics for B.E. He has implemented a number of innovative teaching methods to improve the appreciation of Physics by the Engineering students. He has written books for Engineering and Science Graduates as per the prescribed syllabus.
P G Kshirsagar :-
Former Head of the Department of Applied Physics, Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur.
TVS Arun Murthy :-
He obtained Ph.D in 1991 and has more than twenty-five years of teaching and administrative experience. He has authored a textbook on ';Electromagnetic Fields' published by S Chand & Company which is prescribed as a text and reference book across India. He is a co-author of book "Engineering Physics" and "Applied Physics" written according to the syllabus of JNTU, Kakinada. He has published 28 research papers in refereed International and National journals and attended 14 conferences and seminars at National and International level. He was the convener of two National level seminars and edited the proceedings of National Seminar on ';Renewable Energy Sources and other Technologies for Rural Development' sponsored by MNES, Govt. of India.
About the Book
"A Textbook of Engineering Physics" has been written primarily for the first year undergraduate students of engineering and also those of bachelors in sciences while also serving as a reference text for technologies and practitioners.
The book explains all the relevant and important topics related to physics in an easy-to-understand manner. Fifty chapters, beginning with a detailed discussion on oscillation and waves, the book goes on to discuss semiconductors, optical fibres, lasers, nanotechnology and liquid crystals.
A book which has seen, foreseen and incorporated changes in the subject for more than 25 years, it continues to be one of the most sought after texts by the students.
• 50 chapters ensure that every crucial concept is given due importance for this fundamental subject.
• More than 1200 examples and figures aid to the concepts explained.
• 2000+ chapter-end questions and problems enhance the practice quotient of the book.
Table of Content
1. Oscillations and Waves, 2. Mechanical Properties of Solids, 3. Light, 4. Geometrical Optics, 5. Electrostatics, 6. Magnetostatics and Electrodynamics, 7. Electromagnetic Waves, 8. Interference, 9. Diffraction, 10. Polarization, 11. Double Refraction and Optical Activity, 12. Artificial Double Refraction, 13. Architectural Acoustics, 14. Ultrasonics, 15. Non-Destructive Testing, 16. Heat Transfer, 17. Elements of Thermodynamics, 18. Vacuum Technology, 19. Electron Emission, 20. Electron Ballistics, 21. Electron Optics, 22. Thermoelectricity, 23. Special Theory of Relativity, 24. Quantum Hypothesis, 25. Atomic Physics, 26. Matter Waves, 27. Quantum Mechanics, 28. Atomic Nucleus and Nuclear Energy, 29. Nuclear Instruments, 30. Cosmic Rays and Elementary Particles, 31. Quantum Statistics, 32. Bonding in Solids, 33. Crystal Growth and Crystal Defects, 34. Crystal Structure, 35. Conductors, 36. Band Theory of Solids, 37. Semiconductors, 38. Solid Stage Diodes, 39. Bipolar Junction Transistor, 40. Dielectric Materials, 41. Magnetic Materials, 42. Superconductors, 43. Masers, 44. Lasers, 45. Non-Linear Optics, 46. Holography, 47. Optical Fibres, 48. Modern Engineering Materials, 49. Nanotechnology, 50. Liquid Crystals