Catering to the needs of pre-college students, and for students preparing for courses like engineering and medicine, author H. C. Verma compiles an exhaustive list of topics under one book - Concepts of Physics (Volume-2).
Summary Of The Book
Concepts of Physics explains the different theories and concepts in an easy-to-understand way, making it popular among students. H. C. Verma’s book is an all-inclusive theoretical and conceptual guide that covers a vast range of topics. It is an ideal book not only for pre-college students but also for those appearing for competitive exams in the field of engineering and medicine. It is a book that aims to comprehensively guide the students in various aspects of physics thus, making them fully equipped to answer any type of questions that may come in the exams.
Volume 2 of the Concepts of Physics starts with a chapter on Heat and Temperature. It moves on to explain the Kinetic Theory of Gases. The concepts of Calorimetry, Law of Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, Specific Heat Capacities of Gases are discussed in the subsequent chapters. There are separate chapters on Gauss’s Law, Electric Field and Potential, and Capacitors.
The book also features chapters and detailed explanations on Electric Current in Conductors, Thermal and Chemical effects of Electric Current, and Magnetic Field. The author also elucidates on the concept of Permanent Magnets, Electromagnetic Induction and Electromagnetic Waves. He further stresses on the Magnetic Field due to a current, Magnetic Properties of Matter, Alternating Current and Electric Current through Gases. In the last chapters of the book, the author details out on Bohr’s Model and Physics of the Atom, Photoelectric Effect and Wave Particle Duality, X-rays, The Nucleus, Theory of Relativity and, Semiconductors and Semiconductor Devices.
Each chapter has been intricately dealt with in the book. It is an ideal study book for all kinds of competitive exams like IIT-JEE and different types of state level exams for engineering and medicine.
About H. C. Verma
H. C. Verma is a physicist, lecturer and author.
His other books are Concepts of Physics (Volume-1) and Foundation Science: Physics For Class 9.
He is an experimental physicist, and is also an educationist and lecturer. He frequently gives lectures on India’s heritage and cultural values, though his chief areas of interest lies in physics. He obtained his doctoral degree from IIT-Kanpur and began his career as a lecturer at the Patna University. Presently he is a Physics lecturer at IIT-Kanpur. He has also contributed a great deal to improve the quality of education provided to the underprivileged.
Table Of Contents
Chapter 23: Reat and Temperature
Chapter 24: Kinetic Theory of gases
Chapter 25: Calorimetry
Chapter 26: Law of thermodynamics
Chapter 27: Specific heat Capacities of gases
Chapter 28: Heat Transfer
Chapter 29: Electric field and potential
Chapter 30: Gauss's Law
Chapter 31: Capacitors
Chapter 32: Electric current in conductors
Chapter 33: Thermal and chemical effects of electric current
Chapter 34: Magnetic field
Chapter 35: Magnetic field due to a current
Chapter 36: Permanent Magnets
Chapter 37: Magnetic properties of matter
Chapter 38: Electromagnetic Induction
Chapter 39: Alternating current
Chapter 40: Electromagnetic Waves
Chapter 41: Electric Current through gases
Chapter 42: Photoelectric Effect and wave- Particle Duality
Chapter 43: Bohr's Model and Physics of the Atom
Chapter 44: X-rays
Chapter 45: Semiconductors and Semiconductor Devices
Chapter 46: The Nucleus
Chapter 47: The special theory of relativity
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Some of the books that make physics enjoyable and juicy
30 Nov, 2011
17 Jun, 2012
good book for IIT aspirants
3 May, 2016
23 Apr, 2012
Best in the market!
20 Jan, 2018
A very useful asset!
Ashwin Nair AR
25 Jun, 2014
Bad for theory good for numericals
17 Aug, 2014