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Practical Course V: Modern Physics

Practical Course V: Modern Physics

(For Non-Maths Combinations)

Work load: 30 hrs                                                                                          2 hrs/week

On successful completion of this practical course, the student will be able to;

Minimum of 6 experiments to be done and recorded:

  1. e/m of an electron by Thomson
  2. Determination of Planck’s Constant (photocell).
  3. Verification of inverse square law of light using photovoltaic
  4. Determination of the Planck’s constant using LEDs of at least 4 different
  5. Determination of work function of material of filament of directly heated vacuum diode.
  6. Study of absorption of α-rays.
  7. Study of absorption of β-rays.
  8. Determination of Range of β-particles.
  9. Determination of M &
  10. Analysis of powder X-ray diffraction pattern to determine properties of
  11. Energy gap of a semiconductor using junction
  12. Energy gap of a semiconductor using thermistor
  13. GM counter characteristics



  1. Assignments (in writing and doing forms on the aspects of syllabus content and outside the syllabus content. Shall be individual and challenging)
  2. Student seminars (on topics of the syllabus and related aspects (individual activity)
  3. Quiz (on topics where the content can be compiled by smaller aspects and data (Individuals or groups as teams)
  4. Field studies (individual observations and recordings as per syllabus content and related areas (Individual or team activity) Study projects (by very small groups of students on selected local real-time problems pertaining to syllabus or related areas. The individual participation and contribution of students shall be ensured (team activity)


  1. Group Discussion
  2. Visit to Research Stations and related industries
  3. Others


Some of the following suggested assessment methodologies could be adopted;

  1. The oral and written examinations (Scheduled and surprise tests),
  2. Practical assignments and laboratory reports,
  3. Observation of practical skills,
  4. Individual and group project reports,
  5. Efficient delivery using seminar presentations,
  6. Viva voce