FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION FPSC PHYSICS NEW REVISED SYLLABUS FOR CSS COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION, CE-2016
PAPER: PHYSICS (200 MARKS)
Vectors—Dots, Cross and triple products, Gradient, divergence and applications.
Newtonian laws of motion; calculus based approach to kinematics, forces and
dynamics, conservation law of energy; conservation of linear and angular
momentum; Dynamics of rigid body; spin and precession; gyroscope;
Gravitation; planetary motion and satellites; Kepler’s laws; centripetal forces
Special theory of relativity. Mischelson—Morley experiment and Einstein’s
postulates; Lorentz transformation; time dilation and length contraction;
equivalence of mass and energy.
II. Fluid Mechanics
Surface tension; Viscosity; Elasticity; fluid motion and Bernoulli’s theorem.
III. Waves and Oscillation
Free oscillation with one and two degrees of freedom; forced and damped
oscillations and phenomenon of resonance. Simple harmonic motion. Traveling
waves and transmission of energy; Phase and Group velocity; standing waves.
Basics of sound waves.
Reflection, Refraction, Interference, Diffraction and Polarization of waves;
interfero-meter and Newton’s rings; Diffraction Gratings and their resolving power;
spectro-meters. Electromagnetic wave equation; normal and anamolous
dispersion; coherence, lasers and applications.
IV. Heat and Thermodynamics
Perfect gas and Van der Waals equation; Three Laws of
Thermodynamics, internal energy, temperature, entropy. Thermal properties of
Simple system production and measurement of low temperatures; kinetic
theory of gases; Maxwellian distribution of molecular velocities; Brownian
motion; Transport phenomena. Classical Maxwell-Boltzmann Statistics and its
application; Quantum Bose—Einstein and Fermi—Dirac Statistics.
I. Electricity and Magnetism
Electric field due to point charges, Gauss’ law Electric potential and Poisson and
Laplace’s equation Dielectric medium and Polarization; Capacitance;
Moving charges and resulting magnetic field; Ampere’s law; Vector potential;
Magnetic properties of matter; Transient current; Faraday’s law of
electromagnetic induction; Alternating current and LRO circuit. Maxwell’s
equations; Poynting theorem and Poynting Vector. Maxwell’s equations in integral
and differential form.
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II. Modern and Quantum Physics
Operators and quantum states, observables, time dependent and independent
Schrodinger equation, angular momentum, spin-1/2 particle in a magnetic field,
wave mechanics, particle in a box, tunneling, one-dimensional harmonic oscillator,
Heisenber’s uncertainty relationship and indeterminacy based on commutation
properties of operators, Bohr theory and quantum numbers including electron
spin; Pauli’s exclusion principle; Spectra of simple systems with one or two
valence electrons. Photo electric effect Compton scattering; pair
production; Lande’s g factor and Zeeman effect. Raman effect; Waves and
particles and De Broglie’s Hypothesis.
III. Solid State Physics
Crystal lattice and structure, Bravais lattice, free electron model, Band theory and
electron in a periodic potential, Fermi energy and density of states, n and p type
semiconductors, physics of the transistor and MOSFET, dielectric properties,
magnetic properties and origin of magnetism.
IV. Nuclear Physics
Structure of Nuclei; Radioactivity,, and decay. Methods of detection, Mass
Sepectrometer. Accelerators. Phenomenon of fission; reactor and nuclear
power, nuclear fusion and its application, Elementary particles and their