### CUCET Syllabus 2015 for M. Sc. Physics (MSCP)

**M. Sc. Physics (MSCP) is Offered by CU Kerala and CU Rajasthan**

The Question paper will have common Part A and Subject specific Part B

**Part A:** It will be of 45 minutes duration and will have 35 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), with four options: only one correct. Each question carries one mark. There is no negative marking. Part A is intended to test the applicants; general awareness, reasoning, analytical skills and proficiency in English language.

**Part B:** will be subject specific, of 75 minutes duration and will have 65 MCQs with four options: only one correct. Each question carries one mark. There is no negative marking.

**Topics for Subject Specific Part B:**

**Mechanics-**Newtonian mechanics, Rigid body dynamics, Introductory Classical mechanics**Electromagnetic theory –**Electrostatics, Current electricity, Chemical, thermal and Magnetic Effects of Current, Magnetism, Maxwell’s equations, Electromagnetic waves**Optics –**lenses, mirror, speed of light, interference, diffraction, polarization, optical fibers, laser**Thermodynamics –**Laws of thermodynamics, Heat engines, Entropy, Thermodynamic potentials, Phase transitions**Statistical mechanics –**Classical statistics, Fermi-Dirac and Bose – Einstein statistics**Quantum mechanics –**Need of quantum physics, black body radiation, photoelectric effect, Wave – particle duality, de Broglie hypothesis, uncertainty principle, operator algebra, particle in a box problem.**Atomic physics**– Atomic models – Rutherford, Bohr, Sommerfeld, Vector ; Quantum numbers, Spectral lines, Spectral notations, Stark effect, Zeeman effect, Atomic spectroscopic techniques, etc**X-rays –**Generation of X-rays, Continuous and characteristic spectrum , Applications**Nuclear Physics –**Constituents of nucleus, Atomic number, mass number, nuclear reactions, nuclear fission and fusion, applications**Molecular Spectroscopy –**Introductory molecular spectroscopy – microwave, IR, Raman, ESR, NMR, Moussbaur (introductory level)**Solid state physics –**lattice, unit cell, space group, point group, X-ray diffraction, band structure, metals, semiconductors, insulators, magnetic materials, super conductivity**Electronics –**Electronic devices and circuits, OPAMPs, Digital electronics (introductory level) Mathematical Physics – Vectors, Matrices, differentiation, Integration, Differential equations

**Sample Questions ( PART A)**

1. Find the odd one from the given alternatives

- (A) US Dollar
- (B) British Pounds
- (C) Indian Rupee
- (D) Japanese Yen

2. What is the next number in the series 4, 9, 16, 25, ….?

- (A) 32
- (B) 36
- (C) 41
- (D) 50

3. Select the missing word.

How do you distinguish ———- air type and string type musical instruments

- (A) from
- (B) between
- (C) about
- (D) upon

**Sample Questions ( PART B)**

1. Melting point of ice _____________.

- (A) increases with increase of pressure
- (B) decreases with increase of Pressure
- (C) is independent of Changes in Pressure
- (D) none of the above

2 Which is wrong about light emitting diodes?

- (A) They are used in remote controls for TV/VCR
- (B) We do not see the emitted light
- (C) They emit IR light
- (D) They emit UV light

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