Vector Questions

This page contains Vector questions for B.Sc. first year mechanics. You can also practice these questions if you are appearing for any after B.Sc. entrance exams(ex. IIT JAM) for pursuing M.Sc. Question 1 Define direction cosines of a vector. If  , , and , , are the direction cosines of two vectors show that the angle between them is given by . Question 2 If … Continue reading Vector Questions »

Physics Syllabus for IIT JAM – Joint Admission Test

This article contain Physics Syllabus for IIT JAM – Joint Admission Test Mathematical Methods: Calculus of single and multiple variables, partial derivatives, Jacobian, imperfect and perfect differentials, Taylor expansion, Fourier series. Vector algebra, Vector Calculus, Multiple integrals, Divergence theorem, Green’s theorem, Stokes’ theorem. First and linear second order differential equations. Matrices and determinants, Algebra of complex numbers. Mechanics and General Properties of Matter: Newton’s laws … Continue reading Physics Syllabus for IIT JAM – Joint Admission Test »

Introduction to mechanics

So, what is mechanics? Mechanics we can say is an exact science. Again the question is what do I mean by an exact science. When we say that the physics or any branch of it is an exact science by this we mean that , its laws are expressed in the from of mathematical equations which describe and predict the results of precise quantitative measurements.

Mechanics Berkeley physics course volume 1 Review

This book review is about the book “Mechanics Berkeley physics course volume 1” The Berkeley Physics Course is a series of physics textbooks written mostly by UC Berkeley professors. The series consists of the following five volumes, each of which was originally used over the course of one semester at Berkeley: 1. Mechanics by Charles Kittel, et al.[1] 2. Electricity and Magnetism by Edward M. … Continue reading Mechanics Berkeley physics course volume 1 Review »

Lorentz Transformation

Derivation of Lorentz transformation equations using orthogonal transformations Let us consider two uniformly moving frames of reference where origins coincides at . let the source of light is fixed at unprimed frame of reference and emits a pulse of light. The observer fixed in the unprimed frame of reference will observe a spherical wave-front propagating with the speed of light , whose equation can be … Continue reading Lorentz Transformation »

Recommended Physics books for CSIR-NET/JRF and GATE

Physics books for CSIR-NET/JRF and GATE This is the list of few books recommended for those preparing for net/jrf in physics . It is hard for a person to collect these many books so i would advise you to go through these books while doing your masters in physics and make yourself appropriate notes for further reference and study. Classical mechanics 1. Classical Mechanics by … Continue reading Recommended Physics books for CSIR-NET/JRF and GATE »