A Textbook of Engineering Physics Practical

The basic fundamental Physics forms the foundation of engineering and technology. Physics, and natural science (being a description of the nature around us) in general, is a reasonable enterprise based on valid experimental evidence, criticism, and rational discussion. It provides us with knowledge of the physical world, and it is an experiment that provides the evidence that grounds this knowledge. Experiment plays many roles in science. One of its important roles is to test theories and to provide the basis for scientific knowledge. Experiment can provide hints toward the structure or mathematical form of a theory and it can provide evidence for the existence of the entities involved in our theories.

This book grew out of the lectures delivered in theory and practical classes by us to the students at the Bhilai Institute of Technology, Durg (Chhattisgarh). Along with the CSV Technical University practical syllabus, the book attempts to give a comprehensive account of a large number of other important experiments in engineering physics as well.

This book has been written with the specific aim of presenting the subject-matter in the simplest possible manner keeping in view the difficulties and the limitations of the average students. The completely redesigned, pedagogically consistent artwork and diagrams integrate seamlessly with the text to help "more visual" learners better visualize key concepts. The difficult experiment are explained in a simple language with the help of neat diagrams. We feel that if a student does all these thoroughly, the subject will appear to be friendly and enjoyable.

  • Assessment of practical skills in engineering physics
  • Do's and Dont's in Lab
  • Record of the experiments performed
  • Knowledge of basic definitions
  • Knowledge of basic measuring instruments in lab
  • How to draw graph
  • Internal evaluation chart for teacher


  1. Calibration of a voltmeter with a potentiometer
  2. To compare the E.M.F. of two given cells by Lumsden's method
  3. To determine the specific resistance of the given wire using carry foster bridge
  4. To determine the frequency of A.C. mains using sonometer
  5. To determine the value of horizontal component of earth's magnetic field
  6. To determine the moment of inertia of flywheel
  7. To determine acceleration due to gravity (g) by bar pendulum
  8. To determine the surface tension of water by capillary rise method
  9. To determine the surface tension of a liquid (water) by Jaeger's method
  10. To determine the coefficient of viscosity of a given liquid (glycerin) by Stoke's method
  11. To determine the coefficient of viscosity of water by Poiseuille's method/
    To determine the coefficient of viscosity of a liquid by capillary flow method
  12. To determine the mechanical equivalent of heat by Callender and Barne's method
  13. To determine the thermal conductivity of a bad conductor by Lee's disk method


  1. To determine the radius of curvature of a Planoconvex lens by Newton's ring method/To determine the wavelength of light by Newton's rings method
  2. To determine fringe width of an interference pattern by bi-prism/
    To determine the wavelength of light by Fresnel's bi-prism
  3. To determine the wavelength of spectral lines of mercury lamp with the help of plane transmission grating
  4. To determine the wavelength of LASER beam/Determination of grating element
    of a diffraction grating using LASER beam
  5. To determine resolving power of telescope
  6. To determine resolving power of grating
  7. Determination of divergence of LASER beam
  8. To determine the refractive index of glass using LASER beam
  9. To determine numerical aperture (NA) of optical fiber
  10. To determine the specific charge (e/m) of electron by Thomson's Method
  11. To study Hall Effect
  12. To study the current-voltage characteristics of Photoresistor/To study the characteristics of LDR
  13. To determine the value of Planck's constant with the help of photocell
  14. To study characteristic curves of given PN junction diode
  15. To determine the Forbidden energy gap of material of PN junction diode
  16. To study the characteristics of a Photodiode
  17. To study the characteristics of Solar cell
  18. To study the characteristics of NPN transistor in common emitter configuration