The second volume of the book on Engineering Physics for the second semester of the first year diploma course has been prepared with utmost care bearing in mind the needs of the engineering students doing the second semester of the first year course in the state of Tamil Nadu. This volume deals with topics in Heat and Thermodynamics, Geometrical Optics and Lasers, Current Electricity and a good deal of Electronics.
Salient Features: SI units have been used.
Each chapter starts with instructional objectives, and examples and illustrations wherever necessary.
The subject matter is followed by short questions and review questions.
Problems with solutions are provided at the end of each unit.
One model test paper with desk answers is the other salient feature of this book.
Tables of physical constants, solar and terrestrial data are found at the end of the book.
About the Author(s):
Dr. S.O. Pillai, after serving for sixteen years as a senior lecturer in Alagappa Chettiar College of Engineering and Technology, Karaikudi, joined College of Engineering in 1976 as Assistant Professor through Tamil Nadu State Service Commission. In 1978, his services were transferred to Anna University on his option. Publication of forty research papers on the basis of his independent experimental work in the fields of Materials Science and Ultrasonic about a dozen articles on different topics of current interest in leading dailies and the students `feedback on his all-round accomplishments during his career, spanning over forty years, fetched him `Dr. Radhakrishnnan Best Teacher Award` for the year 1990.
Recognizing his gem as a regular blood donor for over a period of 20 years and for having completed thirty-eight years of unblemished service as on 31-06-1998, Anna University honored him with a citation and an award.
Kinetic Theory of Gases Specific Heat
2. LIQUEFACTION OF GASES
Liquefaction of Gases
3. LIGHT AND MAGNETISM
Force on a Moving Charge (Lorentz Force)
Heating Effect of Electric Current
5. CHEMICAL EFFECT, CAPACITOR AND ELECTRONICS
MODEL TEST PAPER
Answers to Model Questions
Table 1: Some useful physical constants
Table 2: Solar and terrestrial data