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.