From the large-scale processes that form galaxies to the complex phenomena we encounter at a quantum scale, Physics is the science of the most fundamental forces that shape our Universe, govern our lives and underlie our technological achievements. An Undergraduate degree in Physics gives students a rigorous and hands-on instruction in the principles of this science.
The major in Physics introduces students to the principles of Physics in the fundamental areas of classical mechanics, electromagnetism, quantum mechanics, thermodynamics, and mathematical physics, and in certain specialised branches of Physics such as atomic physics, solid state physics, etc. The student will learn about the scientific method of understanding physical phenomena through both lecture-based courses and laboratory courses. Computational methods of studying physical phenomena will be an integral part of the programme. The Undergraduate Thesis and Capstone Project, and any research projects, will introduce students to research methods in Physics and require them to carry out research in an area of their interest. Through laboratory and theory courses and combined with the University’s interdisciplinary course of study outside the major, the major in Physics hopes to create the well-rounded scientists of tomorrow.
The major in Physics aims to inculcate in students the spirit of inquiry and scientific reasoning through lecture-based and laboratory courses which also include problem-solving exercises. To enable this, the following broad objectives of the major are envisioned:
On completing this major, the student will be able to:
The major in Physics will provide an excellent training in Physics for those keen on pursuing higher degrees in Physics. Those students who may not wish to pursue higher education will be counselled about alternative career paths, such as in finance, science writing, software programming or analytics, and the courses required to pursue such paths.
Eligibility: The Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Physics is open to anyone who has completed class 12 or equivalent with Physics and Mathematics as subjects. Students are expected to have a strong preparation in Mathematics for the programme.
To learn more about the Physics programme at Ahmedabad University you may send an email to [email protected] .
|Offered by||School of Arts and Sciences|
|Programme||Bachelor of Science (Honours)|
|Degree||Bachelor of Science (Honours)|
|Minimum Programme Credits||120|
|Minimum Major Credits||60|
|Physics is also offered as a MINOR|
Democracy and Justice
Environment and Climate Change
The studios deliver interdisciplinary learning around six domains:
Data Science, Communication, Behaviour, Constitution & Civilisation, Materials, and Biology & Life.
|Humanities & Languages GER|
|Social Sciences GER|
|Biological & Life Sciences GER|
|Mathematical & Physical Sciences GER: Data Science|
|Performance & Visual Arts GER|
|GER Elective 1: Communication I|
|GER Elective 2: Communication II|
|GER Elective 3: Any course at the university outside the major|
|GER Elective 4: Any course at the university outside the major|
|GER Elective 5: Any course at the university outside the major|
|Intermediate Classical Mechanics|
|Laboratory Physics - Mechanics|
|Laboratory Physics - Electromagnetism|
|Oscillations, Waves and Optics|
|Quantum Mechanics I|
|Quantum Mechanics II|
|Electrical Circuits, Solid State Physics, and Electronics|
|Atomic, Nuclear and Molecular Physics including Spectroscopy|
|Applied Linear Algebra|
|Laboratory Physics - Optics|
|Laboratory Physics - Electronics|
|Introduction to Quantum Computing|
|Philosophy of Science|
|Sociology of Science|
|Renewable Energy Technology|
|Sensors, Instruments and Experimentation|
|Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering|
|Advanced topics in Classical Electrodynamics|
|Computational Methods for Physics|
|Quantum Mechanics II|
|Mathematical Methods for Physics|
|Computational Fluid Dynamics|
|Undergraduate Thesis or Capstone Project||6|
Free Electives provide flexibility to students to customise their education at the University.
All students will complete 30 hours of engagement with society to develop a sense of engagement, concern, build problem solving skills, and understand the role of an engaged member of a society. This will be done through a mandatory course, Engagement with Society, that would be a graduation requirement. This course can be taken anytime during the stay at the University but it is advised that the student engage with the courses during the first two years at the University. The 30 hours of volunteer work may be completed during one semester or during the Winter or Summer Break.