Using electronics today is so much part of our daily lives we hardly think of the way the world would be without electronics. These are products ranging from automotive engines to automated equipment in production settings. This course helps the students to develop understanding of the working principles and operations of Electronic devices .Nuclear Physics deals with study of the structure of matter at the atomic level. It also deals with the study of interactions of the atom molecules and the building blocks. The applications of the subject are nuclear medicine, ion implantation in material engineering, magnetic resonance imaging, and radiocarbon dating in geology and archaeology and much more.

Learning Outcomes:    At the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Explain the basic principles and construction of diodes and transistors.

  2. Describe the properties of the basic components of electronics.

  3. Describe the basics of Nuclear Physics.

  4. Develop understanding of basic phenomenon of Nucleus.

  5. Understand the applications of Electronics in daily life.


Basic Electronics: Energy Bands in Solids, P-type and N-type Semiconductor Materials, P-N Junction (diode Structure), Characteristics and Application as Rectifiers, Transistor (basic Structure and Operation), Characteristics of Transistors, Load Line of a Transistor, Applications of a Transistor, Logic Gates and their basic Applications. Nuclear Structure and Radioactivity: Nuclear Structure and the Basic Properties of the Nucleus (Nuclear Size, Binding Energy, Angular Momentum of the Nucleus, Magnetic Moment and parity) Meson Theory of Nuclear Force. Radioactivity and Laws of Radioactive Decay, Conservation Laws in Radioactive Decays, Radioactive Isotopes and Carbon Dating. Nuclear Reactions: Types of Nuclear Reactions and their Q-values, The Compound Nucleus, Nuclear Fission and Fusion Applications of Nuclear Physics

Recommended Books

1.  Physics by D. Halliday, R. Resnick and K. S. Krane, John Wiley & Sons Inc., 5th Ed. (2003). 

2.  Fundamental of Physics by D. Halliday, R. Resnick and J. Walker, Extended. John Wiley & Sons Inc.,  (2008). 

3.  University Physics by Young, Freedman and Ford, Seers and Zemansky’s Pearson Education Inc.,     (2008).

4.  Concepts of Modern Physics by Arthur Beiser, 6thEdition, McGraw Hill, USA, (2003).

5.  Fundamentals of Quantum Chemistry by J. E. House, 2nd Edition, Elsevier Academic Press, USA,  (2004).

6.  Physics by M. Alonso and E. J. Finn: Addison-Wesley, USA, (1999).

7.  Electronic Devices and Circuit Theory By Robert Boylestad and Louis Nashelsky, Prentice Hall, (2002). 

8.  Principles of Electric Circuits By T.L Floyd, Pearson Prentice Hall, (2007).      

9.  Electronic Devices by T.L. Floyd, Merril Publishing Company Columbus (1988).

10.  Electronic Principles by A.P. Malvino, Tata McGraw Hill, New Delhi (1988).

11.  Electronic Devices & Circuits by D.B. Bell, Reston Publishing Company Inc., Virginia (1980).

12. Principles of Electronics V.K. Mehta and Rohit Mehta S Chand and company



  • Sessional: 20 (Presentation / Assignment 10, Attendance 05, Quiz 05)

  • Mid-Term Exam: 30

  • Final-Term Exam: 50

Time of Class Meeting

  • BS 4th Reg       Monday and Tuesday   (12:00 pm to 1:30 pm)

  • BS 4th SS         Monday and Tuesday   (2:00 pm to 3:30 pm)


Commencement of Classes                                                   January 13, 2020

Mid Term Examination                                                            March 16 to March 23, 2020

Final Term Examination                                                          May 11-15, 2020

Declaration of Result                                                              May 22, 2020

Course Material