# FUNDAMENTALS OF PHYSICS

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1. Interrelationship between Physics and Life Sciences
1.1 Introduction
1.2 Interrelationship between physics and life sciences
2. Measurements
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Methods of measurement
2.3 Units for measurement
2.4 Standards
2.5 Length
2.6 Time
2.7 Mass
2.8 Electric current
2.9 Thermodynamic temperature
2.10 Amount of substance
2.11 Luminous intensity
3. Elasticity
3.1 Elasticity
3.2 Limit of elasticity
3.3 Stress and strain in solids
3.4 Hooke’s law
3.5 Stress strain curves
3.6 Poisson’s ratio (?)
3.7 Explanation of elasticity on the basis of atomic model
3.8 Relevance of elasticity in life sciences
4. Fluid Statics
4.1 Introduction
4.2 What is a fluid?
4.3 Density and Pressure
4.4 Fluids at rest
4.5 Measurement of pressure
4.6 Pascal's principle
5. Viscosity
5.1 Hydrodynamics
5.2 Rate of flow of a liquid
5.3 Streamline and turbulent flow
5.4 Tube of flow
5.5 Equation of continuity
5.6 Viscosity
5.7 Poiseulle’s equation
5.8 Reynold’s number
5.9 Concept of pressure energy
5.10 Bernoulli’s theorem
5.11 Methods of viscosity estimation
5.12 Relevance of viscosity to life sciences
6. Surface Tension
6.1 Surface tension
6.2 Surface tension expressed as surface energy
6.3 Capillary action
6.4 Angle of contact
6.5 Methods of measurement of surface tension
6.6 Relation between surface tension, excess. . . .
6.7 Factors affecting surface tension
6.8 Applications of surface tension
6.9 Wettability
6.10 Influence of temperature on surface tension
7. Sound Waves
7.1 Wave
7.2 Types of waves
7.3 Principle of superposition of waves
7.4 Source of sound and vibrating systems
7.5 Beats in sound waves
7.6 The doppler effect
7.7 Audible, ultrasonic and infrasonic waves
8. Heat
8.1 Introduction
8.2 A form of energy
8.3 Quantity of heat and specific heat
8.4 Molar heat capacity of solid
8.5 Concept of temperature
8.6 Thermal equilibrium-zeroth law of thermodynamics
8.7 Measuring temperature
9. Thermodynamics and Real Gases
9.1 Heat and work
9.2 First law of thermodynamics
9.3 Second law of thermodynamics
9.4 Carnot cycle and its efficiency
9.5 Vander waal’s equation of State
9.6 Critical constants
9.7 Concept of entropy
10. Refrigeration
10.1 Refrigeration
10.2 Principle of refrigeration
10.3 Co-efficient of performance
10.4 Simple structure of refrigerator
10.5 Application of refrigeration to biotechnology
10.6 Carnot cycle
10.8 Isothermal process
10.9 Refrigerant
11. Optics
11.1 Properties of light
11.2 Characteristics of light
11.3 Diffraction of light
11.4 Fresnel and fraunhofer diffraction
11.5 Superposition of waves–interference
11.6 Polarization
11.7 Polarized and unpolarized light
11.8 Brewster’s law
11.9 Optical activity
11.10 Lasers
11.11 Basic requirements for laser action 11-19
11.12 Properties of laser beam
11.13 Application of laser
12. Charge and Matter
12.1 Electromagnetsm (Preview)
12.2 Electric current
12.3 Insulators and semiconductors
12.4 Types of semiconductors
12.5 Some important points about semiconductors
12.6 Coulomb’s law and dielectric constant
13. Magnetism
13.1 Introduction
13.2 Magnetic field
13.3 Magnetic pole and dipole
13.4 Gauss’s law in magnetism:
13.5 Earth’s magnetic field
13.6 Magnetic material
13.7 Nuclear aagnetism
13.7 Biomagnetism

• Stream Science

• Branch Biotechnology

• Standard/Year Firstyear

• Medium English

• Board/University Pune

• Subject Physics

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