Department of Physics

Introduction

Physics applies scientific methodologies to understand the most fundamental principles of nature: Matter and Energy and how they interact. From Galileo and Newton in the 1600s to Einstein and Feynman in the 20th century the progress of science in answering questions about the world is rooted in a different way of approaching things-a scientific way.

One of the key ideas in physics is that behind the complexity of the world around us, there is an underlying simplicity and unity in nature. This is often expressed through all-embracing fundamental concepts, such as the principle of conservation of energy. Such concepts, when put to work using mathematics, provide explanations for how things happen. Research at the frontiers of physics leads to a deeper understanding of the way things work and how matter behaves in difficult circumstances, and from this understanding follows the many practical applications of physics. Indeed, physics is the basis for most forms of engineering and the other sciences.

Apart from its importance and flexibility, physics is fascinating and can be fun. At its heart, physics is about finding things out - about understanding what lies behind everyday phenomena like rainbows, red sunsets and blue skies, as well as the more revolutionary concepts of quantum theory, relativity and cosmology. Physics research can be very creative and stimulating, with lots of opportunity for contributing your own ideas.

A physicist's work usually involves both experimental investigations and theoretical analysis, though some physicists specialise in one or the other of these. Physicists are increasingly using advanced computers in the solution of scientific and engineering problems, particularly for modelling complex processes. If the simulation is not based on correct physics, then it has no chance of predicting what really happens in nature.

In summary, a degree course in physics brings you face-to-face with the important fundamental concepts and knowledge that underlie our understanding of nature. A degree course in physics offers many advantages in terms of flexibility - in the choice of topics within the course, and also in the wide range of careers to which a physics degree can lead.

Courses Offered

B.Sc., Physics
M.Sc., Physics

Department Activities

2013-2014

INTERNAL STAFF TRAINING

We arranged an "INTERNAL STAFF TRAINING" programme on 27 th June2013 Ms. R.Sangeetha.Head, Department of physics, DhanalakshmiSrinivasan College Of Arts & Science for women. He gave the training of "Advanced Electronics Practicals".

We arranged an "INTERNAL STAFF TRAINING" programme on 20th August 2013. Ms.S.Sathya, Assistant Professor, Department of physics, DhanalakshmiSrinivasan College Of Arts & Science for women. He gave the training of "General Practicals".

GUEST LECTURE

We organized a guest lecture on "CRYSTAL GROWTH TECHNIQUES" on 9th July 2013. Mr.P.Chirsturaj Associate professor, Department of physics, St.Joesph college, Trichy was delivered the crystal growth techniques.

We organized a Guest lecture on "NANO MATERIALS AND ITS APPLICATIONS" on 18th December 2013. Mr.R.Nagarajan, Associate professor, Department of physiscs, Nehru Memorial college, Puthanampatti. Explained nano particles size and its characteristics.

PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

We arranged aPersonality Development Programme entitled "CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT" programme on 26th December 2013. Mr.J.Maheswaran Assiatant professor, Department of Bussiness Administration Jamal mohamed college, Trichy. was the chief guest. He gave some ideas to develop our Personality and give important tips how to atten the interview.

OUT REACH PROGRAM

The Chemspark association and Quantum park of Department Chemistry and Physics Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan College of Arts and Science for Women, Perambalur, organized a outreach programme on "IMPORTANCE OF TNPSC EXAM" on 17/07/13 in Government Higher Secondary School, Kurumbalur. Ms. C.Uma, Department of Chemistry and Ms.R.Sangeetha Department of Physics, Assistant Professors explained about the importance of tnpsc.

2012-2013

EXTERNAL STAFF TRAINING

We arranged an "EXTERNAL STAFF TRAINING"programme on 29th June2012.Dr.A. Venkatesan, Reader, Department of physics, Nehru memorial college, Puthanampatti. was the chief guest. He gave the training of General and Advanced Electronics Practicals.

We arranged an " INTERNAL STAFF TRAINING"programme on 6th August2012. Ms. R.Chemitha.Head,Department of physics, DhanalakshmiSrinivasan College Of Arts & Science for women. He gave the training of General and Advanced Electronics Practicals.

We arranged an " INTERNAL STAFF TRAINING"programme on 14th December2012. Ms. D.Elampoorani.Assistant Professor, Department of physics,DhanalakshmiSrinivasan College Of Arts & Science for women. He gave the training of General and Advanced Electronics Practicals.

GUEST LECTURE

We organized a Guest lecture on "VERSATILE APPLICATION OF SOLID STATE PHYSICS" on 18th July 2012. Ms.S. Sharmila, Assistant professor, Department of physiscs, Karpagam University, Coimbatore. Explained XRD, Magnetic materials and dielectric materials and Application of solid state physics.

We organized a guest lecture on "CRYSTAL GROWTH AND THIN FLIM PHYSICS" on 21st September 2012. Dr.A.T. Ravichandran. Associate professor, Department of physics, National college, Trichy. was delivered the Thin filmtechniques.

MINI-PROJECT

We conducted a mini-project an Awareness programme on "Non conventional energy sources" of 13th August 2012. Dr.P.Thangadurai, Associate professor, Department of Nano science and Technolegy, Pondichery University, Pondichery gave a lecture on nonconventional energy sources.

WORKSHOP

We arranged an "WORKSHOP"programme on 27th July 2012.K.Kannadasan, Department of Electronics, JayaramEngnieering College, Karatampatti. was the chief guest. He gave the training of Advanced Electronics Practicals.

NATIONAL CONFERENCE

We concucted a national conference on "COMBINED RECENT ADVANCES IN MATHEMATICS AND PHYSICS" on 7, 8st January 2012. Dr.B.N. ASHOKA, andteam, space astronomy group, ISROsatelitecentre, banglore.andDr.G.sarabagopalan and team, Radio astronomy group, RRI, Banglore.Where delivered their topics.

ORIENTATION PROGRAMME

We arranged anOrientation Programmeentitled "what next" programme on 9thFebruary 2012.Mr.P. Mani. Assistant Professor, department of Physics Anna Univesity of Technology.Trichy was the chief guest. He gave some ideas for NET, SLET, JRF, Examination and job opportunities.

PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

We arranged aPersonality Development Programme entitled "you can do" programme on 6th March 2012.Dr.S.Arunadinakaran Head, Department of Tamil DanalakshmiSrinivasan college of arts and Science for Women. Perambalur.was the chief guest. He gave some ideas to develop our Personolity.

OUTREACH PROGRAMME

The Chemspark association and Quantum park of Department Chemistry and Physics DhanalakshmiSrinivasan College of Arts and Science for Women, Perambalur, organized a outreach programme on "Amazing in Milky way Galaxy" on 30/07/12 in Government Higher Secondary School, Kurumbalur. Ms. C.Uma , Ms.T.Bhovanaashwari, Department of Chemistry and Ms.L. Mahalakshmi Department of Physics, Assistant Professors explained about The Universe, Galaxies and the Solar system.Mars’ red color is due to iron oxide, also known as rust, and has the consistency of talcum powder. Literally, the metallic rocks on Mars are rusting.b NASA and ESA (European Space Agency) hope to collaborate on future missions to Mars, including sample-return missions as well as eventually landing humans on Mars by 2035. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is hosting the 39th Scientific Assembly of the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) with the theme "Space - for the benefit of Mankind" in the palace city of Mysore. his weeklong gathering of more than 2,500 scientists and students from 75 countries will witness presentations on over 3600 scientific papers, posters and reports through more than 630 sessions.

The Quantum park association of department of physics and Chemspark association of department of chemistry, DhanalakshmiSrinivasan college of arts and science for women, Perambalur organized an outreach programme on "Interesting facts of light" on 06/09/2012 .Ms. A.Rajalakshmi, Department of Physics, and Ms. G.Vanaja, Department of chemistry Assistant Professors explained the basic nature of light and its special behaviors. In this programme they give the basic concepts and natural properties of light like reflection, refraction, interference, diffraction and polarization through power point presentations and some demonstrations. They also give some advanced and interesting topics like electromagnetic spectrum of light, lasers, solar cell fiber optics and its various applications to research, telecommunication, medical, defense and space applications.

The ChemSpark association of Chemistry Department and Quantum park association of Department of Physics, DhanalakshmiSrinivasan College of Arts and Science for Women, Perambalur, jointly organized an Outreach Programme on "Higher Education – an overwiew at Government Higher Secondary School, Kurumbalur for the students of class IX and XI on 26.03.13 Mrs.P.Nisha ,Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Ms.R.Renuga, and Ms. R.Chemitha Assistant Professors, Department of Physics explained about the tools and way for the higher educations . Apart from this they explained how to look for the search engines in websites for selecting the colleges for their educations. We also trained them how to search and download the documents and to apply to colleges.

The ChemSpark association of Chemistry Department and Quantum park association of Department of Physics, DhanalakshmiSrinivasan College of Arts and Science for Women, Perambalur, jointly organized an Outreach Programme on "Nutrition through lifecycle" at Government Higher Secondary School, Kurumbalur for the students of class IX and XI on 27.03.13 Mrs.P.Nisha ,Assistant Professor, Ms.C.Uma, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Ms.R.Renuga, Assistant Professors, Department of Physics explained about importance Nutritive food . They also described the term nutrition and standards used such as Recommended Dietary Allowance(RDA). Respiratory Quotient (RQ), Specific Dymnamic Action(SDA), Net Protein Utilisation (NPU), Basal Metabolic Rate(BMR) elaborately.In particular they explained the diet for girls during Mensuration before and after mensuration. she added the most common pitfalls in the teen diet that is too much fats and oils, salt and caffeine with the help of charts.

Lab Facility

The department has a well equipped laboratory for providing excellent practical training for both UG and PG students. Some of the advanced instruments are

  • 1. Michelson Interferometer
  • 2. Constant Deviation Spectrometer
  • 3. Hall Effect Set-up
  • 4. Guoy's Set-up
  • 5. Quincke's Set-up
Publications

Ms.A.RAJALAKSHMI Assistant Professor, Department of Physics.Shepuplished his Paper "Physico Chemical Properties of V5+ doped LiCoPo4 as Cathode Materials for Li-ion batteries in the International Journal of sol-gel Science and Technology.

Ms.CHEMITHA.R, & Ms.D.ELAMPOORANI, Assistant Professor, presented paper in national seminar organized by Department of Chemistry, DhanalaksnmiSrinivasan College of Arts and Science for Women.

Ms.CHEMITHA.R, & Ms.D.ELAMPOORANI, Ms.K.NAGAMMAL, Assistant Professor, presented posters in the National level seminar on current trends in material science & nano stuctured materials, at cauvery college for women, trichy.

Syllabus
B.Sc. Physics Course Structure under CBCS
SEMESTER PART COURSE TITLE
I I Language course-I (LC)- Tamil*/Other languages**#
II English Language course-I (ELC)
III Core Course-I (CC) Properties of matter and Acoustics
Core Course-II (CC) Major Practicals-I
First Allied Course-I (AC) Allied Chemistry-I
First Allied Course-II (AC) Allied Chemistry Practicals-I
II I Language course-II (LC)- Tamil*/Other languages**#
II English Language course-II (ELC)
III Core Course-II (CC) Major Practicals-I
Core Course-III (CC) Mechanics & Relativity
First Allied Course-II (AC) Allied Chemistry Practicals-I
First Allied Course-III (AC) Allied Chemistry-III
IV Environmental Studies
Value Education
III I Language course-III (LC)- Tamil*/Other languages**#
II English Language course-III (ELC)
III Core Course-IV (CC) Thermal physics & Statistical Mechanics
Core Course-V (CC) Major Practicals-II
Second Allied Course-I Calculus & Fourier Series
Second Allied Course- II Algebra Analtical Geomentry & Trignometry
IV Non Major Elective I- for those who studied Tamil under part I
a) Basic Tamil for Other Language Students
b) Special Tamil for those who studied Tamil upto +2 but opt for other  Languages
in degree programme
Energy Physics
IV I Language course-IV (LC)- Tamil*/Other languages**#
II English Language course-IV (ELC)
III Core Course-V (CC) Major Practicals-II
Core Course-VI (CC) Electricity, Magnetism & Electro Magnetism
Second Allied Course- II Algebra Analtical Geomentry & Trignometry
Second Allied Course- III ODE,PDE,Laplace Transform
IV Non Major Elective II- for those who studied Tamil under part I
a) Basic Tamil for Other Language Students
b) Special Tamil for those who studied Tamil upto +2 but opt for other  Languages
in degree programme
Laser Physics

IV Skill Based Elective I Introduction to Office Management Tools
V III Core Course-VII (CC) Optics & Spectroscopy
Core Course-VIII (CC) Atomic & Nuclear Physics
Core Course-IX (CC) Analog Electronics
Core Course-X (CC) Major Practicals-III
Core Course-XI (CC) Major Practicals-IV
Major Based Elective- I Material science
IV Skill Based Elective -II Office Management Tools
Skill Based Elective- III Communication & Interpersional Skills
VI III Core Course-X (CC) Major Practicals-III
Core Course-XI (CC) Major Practicals-IV
Core Course-XII(CC) Elements of Theoritical Physics
Core Course-XI II(CC) Digital Electronics & Microprocessor fundamentals
Major Based Elective- II Computer Programming  in C
Major Based Elective- III Opto Electronics & fiber optic Communication
IV Extention Activities

(For the candidates admitted from the academic year 2010-2011 onwards)

M.Sc., Physics – Course Structure under CBCS
(Applicable to the candidates admitted from the academic year 2008-2009 onwards)
SEMESTER COURSE COURSE TITLE
I Core Course-I (CC) Mathematical Physics
Core Course-II (CC) Classical Dynamics & Relativity
Core Course-III (CC) Electronics
Core Course-IV(CC) Numerical Methods & Programming
Core Course-V (CC) (Lab) Physics Practical-I-(General & Electronics)
II Core Course-VI (CC) Electro Magnetic Theory
Core Course-VII (CC) Quantum Mechanics
Core Course-VIII (CC) Statistical  Mechanics
Core Course-IX(CC) (Lab) Physics Practical-II-(General & Electronics)
Elective Course-I (EC) Microprocessor & Communication  Electronics
III Core Course-X (CC) Solid State Physics
Core Course-XI (CC) Nuclear & Particle Physics
Core Course-XII (CC) (Lab) Physics Practical-III-(Advanced Electronics)
Elective Course-II (EC) Atomic & Molecular Physics
Elective Course-III (EC) Crystal Growth & Thin film physics
IV Core Course-XIII (CC) (Lab) Physics Practical-IV-(Advanced Electronics)
Core Course-XIV (CC) Project work Dissertation 80 marks
[2 reviews-20+20=40 marks
Report Valuation=40 marks]
Viva=20 marks
Elective Course-IV (EC) Introduction to NanoScience and Nanotechnology
Elective Course- V (EC) Nonlinear Optics
Student Achievements
  • Our Department credits 3 P.G and 1U.G University ranks for the academic year.
  • Our Department student Ms. T.Deepa of III B.Sc., won first prize in district level Javlin throw held at perambalur.
  • Our Department student Ms. G.Sathya of III B.Sc., won third prize in district level long jump held at perambalur.
  • Our P.G. students Aswathi and sreena won the first prize in the science exhibition held by MITE, Trichy.
  • Our P.G students presented their papers in the National seminor.
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