Experimental Physics - II

By Prof. Amal Kumar Das   |   IIT Kharagpur
Learners enrolled: 190
Experimental Physics is a fundamental subject to learn by all under graduate students of science and engineering. There is no books available on this subject, which will cover all the experiments discussed in this course. So the video course on Experimental Physics in teaching form will be easily understandable to students and NPTEL is the suitable platform to spread over the distant students not only the knowledge but also the evaluation of the knowledge providing the certificate. Of course, the online video course on Experimental Physics will definitely compensate the crisis of specialized teacher of this subject in many colleges in our country.

INTENDED AUDIENCE : B. Sc in Physics / all science,All Engineering Students/Faculty.
INDUSTRY SUPPORT : Experimental physics has the most striking impact on the industry where ever the instrument s are used . The industries of electronics, telecommunication and instrumentation will specially recognize this course.
Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 23 Jan 2023
End Date : 14 Apr 2023
Exam Date : 30 Apr 2023 IST
Enrollment Ends : 30 Jan 2023
Category :
  • Physics
Credit Points : 3
Level : Undergraduate

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Course layout

Week 1:  Summary of previous course on Experimental Physics-I
Week 2:  Basic apparatus : Spectrometer, light source, prism, lens, mirror, grating etc
Week 3: Experiment on reflection, refraction and dispersion
Week 4:  Experiments on Interference
Week 5:  Experiments on Interference
Week 6:  Experiments on Interference
Week 7: Experiments on  diffraction
Week 8:  Experiments on  diffraction
Week 9:  Experiments on  diffraction
Week 10: Experiments on  polarization
Week 11: Experiments on  quantum physics
Week 12: Experiments on  atomic physics

Books and references

Supplementary materials and relevant manual of the demonstrated experiments will be uploaded. 

Instructor bio

Prof. Amal Kumar Das

IIT Kharagpur
After completion of B. Sc (Hons) in Physics and M. Sc in Physics in 1994, Prof. Amal Kumar Das did Ph. D on experimental physics and material science from Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar. After completing post-doctoral research on experimental physics from Paul Drude Institute, Berlin, Germany, Prof. Das joined as a Faculty in Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur in 2004 and teaching different subject to UG and PG students including experiments in teaching laboratory of all levels starting from 1st year of B. tech/ B Sc/integrated M. Sc to Ph. D. Prior to join here, Prof. Das took experimental physics laboratory for four years to B. Sc students in an undergraduate college named Malda College under North Bengal University, West Bengal.

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 
30 April 2023 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Kharagpur. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team

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