UPSC IFS Physics Syllabus
Paper - I
1. Classical Mechanics
(a) Particle dynamics:
(b) System of particles:
(c) Rigid body dynamics:
2. Special Relativity, Waves & Geometrical Optics:
(a) Special Relativity:
(c) Geometrical Optics:
3. Physical Optics:
(c) Polarisation and Modern Optics:
4. Electricity and Magnetism:
(a) Electrostatics and Magneto-statics:
(b) Current Electricity:
Kirchhoff’s laws and their applications, Biot- Savart law, Ampere’s law, Faraday’s law, Lenz’ law. Self and mutual inductances. Mean and rms values in AC circuits, LR, CR and LCR circuits-series and parallel resonance, Quality factor, Principle of transformer.
5. Electromagnetic Theory & Black Body Radiation:
(a) Electromagnetic Theory:
Displacement current and Maxwell’s equations. Wave equations in vacuum, Poynting theorem, Vector and scalar potentials, Gauge invariance, Lorentz and Coulomb gauges, Electromagnetic field tensor, covariance of Maxwell’s equations. Wave equations in isotropic dielectrics, reflection and refraction at the boundary of two dielectrics.Fresnel’s relations, Normal and anomalous dispersion, Rayleigh scattering.
(b) Blackbody radiation:
Blackbody radiation ad Planck radiation law-Stefan- Boltzmann law, Wien displacement law and Rayleigh-Jeans law, Planck mass, Planck length, Planck time, Plank temperature and Planck energy.
6. Thermal and Statistical Physics:
Laws of thermodynamics, reversible and irreversible processes, entropy, Isothermal, adiabatic, isobaric, isochoric processes and entropy change, Otto and Diesel engines, Gibbs’ phase rule and chemical potential. Van der Waals equation of state of real gas, critical constants. Maxwell-Boltzman distribution of molecular velocities, transport phenomena, equipartition and virial theorems, Dulong- Petit, Einstein, and Debye’s theories of specific heat of solids. Maxwell relations and applications. Clausius-Clapeyron equation. Adiabatic demagnetisation, Joule-Kelvin effect and liquefication of gases.
(b) Statistical Physics:
Saha ionization formula, Bose-Einstein condensation, Thermodynamic behaviour of an ideal Fermi gas, Chandrasekhar limit, elementary ideas about neutron stars and pulsars, Brownian motion as a random walk, diffusion process. Concept of negative temperatures.
Paper - II
1. Quantum Mechanics I:
Wave-particle duality. Schroedinger equation and expectation values. Uncertainty principle, Solutions of the onedimensional Schroedinger equation free particle (Gaussian wave-packet), particle in a box, particle in a finite well, linear, harmonic oscillator, Reflection and transmission by a potential step and by a rectangular barrier, use of WKB formula for the life-time calculation in the alphadecay problem.
2. Quantum Mechanics II & Atomic Physics:
(a) Quantum Mechanics II:
Particle in a three dimensional box, density of states, free electron theory of metals, The angular momentum problem, The hydrogen atom, The spin half problem and properties of Pauli spin matrices.
(b) Atomic Physics:
Stern-Gerlack experiment, electron spin, fine structure of hydrogen atom, L-S coupling, J-J coupling, Spectroscopic notation of atomic states, Zeeman effect, Frank-Condon principle and applications.
3. Molecular Physics:
Elementary theory of rotational, vibrational and electronic spectra of diatomic molecules, Raman effect and molecular structure, Laser Raman spectroscopy importance of neutral hydrogen atom, molecular hydrogen and molecular hydrogen ion in astronomy Fluorescence and Phosphorescence, Elementary theory and applications of NMR. Elementary ideas about Lamb shift and its significance.
4. Nuclear Physics:
Basic nuclear properties-size, binding energy, angular momentum, parity,magnetic moment, Semi-empirical mass formula and applications, Mass parabolas, Ground state of deuteron magnetic moment and non-central forces, Meson theory of nuclear forces, Salient features of nuclear forces, Shell model of the nucleus-success and limitations, Violation of parity in beta decay, Gamma decay and internal conversion, Elementary ideas about Mossbauer spectroscopy, Q-value of nuclear reactions, Nuclear fission and fusion, energy production in stars, Nuclear reactors.
5. Particle Physics & Solid State Physics:
(a) Particle Physics:
Classification of elementary particles and their interactions, Conservation laws, Quark structure of hadrons. Field quanta of electro-weak and strong interactions. Elementary ideas about Unification of Forces, Physics of neutrinos.
(b) Solid State Physics:
Cubic crystal structure, Band theory of solids-conductors, insulators and semiconductors, Elements of superconductivity, Meissner effect, Joseph-son junctions and applications, Elementary ideas about high temperature superconductivity.
Intrinsic and extrinsic semiconductors-pn- p and n-p- n transistors, Amplifiers and oscillators, Op-amps, FET, JFET and MOSFET, Digital electronics-Boolean identities, De-Morgan’s laws, Logic gates and truth tables, Simple logic circuits, Thermistors, solar cells, Fundamentals of microprocessors and digital computers.
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