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Centre for Development of Technical Education, IIT Kanpur announces an Online Course on “Physics” – for students of 10+2 to BSc/BTech, teachers and science lovers

Prof H C Verma IIT Kanpur

Prof H C Verma
IIT Kanpur

If you are a student who loves science, preparing for IIT admissions, having dream to be a physics scientist or you are a teacher who wants to teach your students physics with better methods or you love science. You should participate in this online course, this course is tailored for you by Prof H. C. Verma, department of physics, IIT Kanpur.


Course Content :


  • Shadows and rectilinear motion
  • Diffraction and Interference
  • Polarization
  • Scattering
  • Reflection
  • Fermat’s Principle
  • Refraction
  • Dispersion
  • Prisms and Lenses


  • Classification of forces
  • Non inertial frames and pseudo forces
  • Rotating frames, Centrifugal and coriolis force
  • Friction and Card-Coin experiment
  • Rolling
  • Angular momentum, Moment of inertia, Rigid body rotation
  • Conical Pendulum


  • Circular motion of charge in magnetic field
  • Force on a current in a magnetic field
  • B-field of a bar magnet and forces on a magnetic material in this field
  • Misconceptions on poles
  • Role of inhomogeneity in force on a magnet
  • Diamagnetic and paramagnetic materials
  • Curie Temperature
  • Faraday’s law of induction
  • Non conservative Electric Field
  • Lenz’s law and eddy currents

Oscillations and waves

  • Stable equilibrium and oscillations
  • Damped / Forced oscillations
  • Similarity between mechanical and L-C-R oscillations
  • Resonance
  • Complexity of Simple pendulum
  • Waves on a slinky, a string
  • Wave speed, dependence on tension and linear density
  • Standing waves on strings and on springs

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Certificates for the participants :

Certificates will be given to qualifying students based on their involvement and performance. Qualifying criteria will be announced soon. Certificates will be issued by Centre for Development of Technical Education (CDTE) , Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur.

Who could participate :

The discussions will be roughly at +2 (10+2) and UG first year level but the experiments could be an educative experience for students from grade 9 onwards. Most of these experiments will throw some challenge to understand it, so even the well trained persons up to Postgraduate level will find it interesting!

Core target groups are :

  1. Physics teachers teaching in schools from grade 9 to 12
  2. Physics teachers teaching in colleges at B Sc, B.Tech level
  3. Students from grade 9 to BSc/B.Tech
  4. Others interested in enjoying Physics displayed by Nature in day-to-day life


Three Lectures to be released every week. Generally one on each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The lectures can be viewed any time during the eight week course. Four Multiple choice quizzes will be held during the course for evaluation. There could be homework for which you might be asked to write and upload the answer file.

For the course please register yourself here

Quick features of the course :

  • Course duration : 8 weeks starting from September 20, 2016
  • Lectures will be uploaded on the website on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
  • Facility for posting questions/Discussion forums
  • E-Certificates will be issued based on regularity in Viewing the lectures, Participating in the Discussion, Homework and Quizzes.
  • Students from Grade 9 onwards up to BSc (Classical Physics) and Physics Teachers at any level are invited to join the course.
  • Can also be accessed through smartphones
  • No Fee to be paid

A MOOC (Massive Online Open Course)  on
“Learning Physics through Experiments”




IIT Kanpur

IIT Kanpur

IIT Kanpur




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