B.Tech 1st Semester Notes and More for Assam Science and Technology University (ASTU)


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  • Civil Engineering (CE)
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B.Tech 1st Semester Notes and More


Course Code Course Title Hours per week L-T-P Credit C
CY181101 Chemistry-101 4 3-1-0 Credit C

COURSE OBJECTIVES: To introduce specific fundamental as well as applied concepts of Chemistry relevant for the study of topics in different branches of Engineering.

MODULE 1: Atomic Structure

Schrodinger's wave equation, Physical significance of Ψ and Ψ2 , Hydrogen atom wave Functions-Radial and Angular wave function, Eigen value, Eigen function, Molecular orbital theory-electronic configurations of molecules in terms of the MO-Homonuclear diatomic molecule, Heteronuclear diatomic molecule. (Eg. CO, NO) 

MODULE 2: Polymer Chemistry

Classification, Functionality, Determination of molecular weights, Polydispersity index (PDI). Types of polymerization (Addition and Condensation). Structure-property-application of few commodity polymers (eg. PE, PP, PS, PMMA, PVC, Isoprene), Biopolymerproperties and its applications (polylactic acid), Conducting polymer-properties and its applications (polyacetylene).

MODULE 3: Nanochemistry

Introduction, Synthesis of nanomaterials (Top-down and Bottom-up approach). Fullerenes, Carbon nanotube (Characteristic, properties & application), Nanowire, Application of Nanomaterial in catalysis, Medicine, Energy science, Bio nanomaterials.

MODULE 4: Sustainable Chemistry

Principles of green chemistry, Idea of green synthesis, Carbon footprint and sequestration, Carbon trading. Brief idea of alternative solvents–Water, ionic liquids, supercritical fluid system (Carbon dioxide), Waste management: Solid, electronic & industrial wastes, Waste management procedures and relevant standards.

MODULE 5: Corrosion Science

Definition and scope of corrosion. Dry chemical corrosion and electrochemical corrosion and their mechanisms. Types of electrochemical corrosion (Differential aeration, Galvanic, Concentration cell), Typical electrochemical corrosion like Pitting, Inter-granular, Waterline. Factors affecting corrosion, Protection against corrosion.

MODULE 6: Instrumental Methods of Chemical Analysis

Spectroscopy: Principle of spectroscopy, Principle and applications of UV-Visible spectroscopy. Applications of Flame photometry, Atomic absorption spectroscopy, Infrared spectroscopy, NMR spectroscopy, Mass spectroscopy. Principle and applications of different Chromatographic Techniques-Gas, HPLC, GPC.

MODULE 7: Advanced Engineering Materials

Cement (Raw materials, chemical composition, setting and hardening of cement), Refractories (Classification and properties), Lubricants (Types of lubricants, Properties, Mechanism of lubrication).

Text Book/ Reference Books:
  1. Engineering Chemistry-Jain & Jain (Dhanpat Rai & Company)
  2. Engineering Chemistry-Shashi Chawla (Dhanpat Rai & Company)
  3. Industrial Chemistry-B. K. Sharma
  4. A text book of Engineering Chemistry-Dr S. Rattan
  5. Wiley Engineering Chemistry
  6. Atomic Structure and Chemical bond-Manas Chandra (TMH edition)
  7. Quantum Chemistry-B.K. Sen
  8. Quantum Mechanics-L. Pauling & E. Wilson (McGraw Hill Book Company)
  9. Physical Chemistry-P. W. Atkins (Oxford University Press)
  10. Advance Inorganic Chemistry- Cotton et. Al. (John Willey)
  11. Inorganic Chemistry-Shriver, Atkins, Langford (ELBS)
  12. Green Chemistry-Paul T Anastas, John C. Warner
  13. Introduction to Polymers-R. J. Young
  14. Polymer Science-V.R.Gowarikar (New Age International)
  15. Fundamentals of Molecular Spectroscopy-C. N. Banwell & E. N. McCash
  16. Atomic & Molecular Spectroscopy-Chatwal & Anand (Himalayan Publishing House).


Course Code Course Title Hours per week L-T-P Credit C
MA181102 Mathematics-I 4 3-1-0 Credit C

MODULE 1: Calculus

Reduction formulae, applications of definite integrals to evaluate surface areas and volumes of solids of revolution, idea of improper integrals, Beta and Gamma functions and their properties.

MODULE 2: Calculus

Successive differentiation, standard forms, Leibnitz’s theorem (without proof), Taylor’s and Maclaurin’s theorem with remainders, indeterminate forms and L’ Hospital’s rule, Curvature and Radius of curvature (both in Cartesian and Polar co-ordinates).

MODULE 3: Sequences and series

Idea of convergence of sequence and series, Fourier series, Half range sine and cosine series, Parseval’s theorem.

MODULE 4: Multivariable Calculus

Partial derivatives, Euler’s theorem, Total derivatives, Maxima, Minima and saddle points, Method of Lagrange multipliers, Double and Triple Integrals and its applications to find areas and volumes.

MODULE 5: Linear Algebra

Inverse and rank of a Matrix, Linear independence of vectors, rank-nullity theorem, system of linear equations, Symmetric, skew-symmetric and orthogonal matrices, Eigen values and eigen vectors, Diagonalization of matrices, Cayley-Hamilton theorem (without proof), Orthogonal Transformation.

Suggested Text/ Reference Books:
  1. Erwin Kreyszig, Advanced Engineering Mathematics, 9th Edition, John Wiley & Sons, 2006.
  2. G.B. Thomas and R.L. Finney, Calculus and Analytic geometry, 9th Edition, Pearson, Reprint, 2002.
  3. Veerarajan T., Engineering Mathematics for first year, Tata McGraw-Hill, New Delhi, 2008.
  4. Ramana B.V., Higher Engineering Mathematics, Tata McGraw Hill New Delhi, 11th Reprint, 2010.
  5. D. Poole, Linear Algebra: A Modern Introduction, 2nd Edition, Brooks/Cole, 2005.
  6. N.P. Bali and Manish Goyal, A text book of Engineering Mathematics, Laxmi Publications, Reprint, 2008.
  7. B.S. Grewal, Higher Engineering Mathematics, Khanna Publishers, 36th Edition, 2010.

Problem Solving Through Programming Using C

Course Code Course Title Hours per week L-T-P Credit C
CS181106 Problem Solving Through Programming Using C 3 2-0-2 Credit C

MODULE 1: Introduction to Programming

Introduction to components of a computer system (disks, memory, processor, where a program is stored and executed, operating system, system software, application software, compilers, interpreter etc. Idea of Algorithm: steps to solve logical and numerical problems. Representation of Algorithm: Flowchart/Pseudo code with examples. From algorithms to programs; source code, compilation, object and executable code, Syntax and Logical Errors in compilation, storage of data inside program using variables, data types, modular programming, structure of a C program.

MODULE 2: Expressions and precedence

Writing C expressions using operators (arithmetic, relational, logical, dereferencing, arrow operator, period operator, conditional operator, subscript operator etc.), identifiers and literals, precedence of operators, evaluation of expressions using precedence and associatively rules.

MODULE 3: Conditional Branching and Loops

Writing and evaluation of conditionals and consequent branching using if..else and switch.. case statements, Iteration and loops using for loop, while loop and do..while loop.

MODULE 4: Arrays

Arrays (1-D, 2-D), Character arrays and C Strings. 

MODULE 5: Basic Algorithms

Searching (sequential and binary), Basic Sorting Algorithms (Bubble, Insertion and Selection), Finding roots of equations, notion of order of complexity through example programs (no formal definitions for asymptotic analysis required).

MODULE 6: Function

User defined functions and built in libraries, function prototype, parameter passing in functions, call by value, passing arrays to functions: idea of call by reference (1-D and 2-D), scope rules for C language.

MODULE 7: Recursion

Recursion, as a different way of solving problems, example programs, such as Finding Factorial, Fibonacci series.

MODULE 8: Structure

Structures, defining structures, Accessing members, Array of Structures.

MODULE 9: Preprocessor Directives

#define, #include, #ifdef etc., conditional compilation.

MODULE 10: Pointers

Idea of pointers, defining pointers, pointer and arrays, pointer to structure, pointer to function, passing addresses of variables to functions (elementary and user defined), double indirection, Use of Pointers in self-referential structures, dynamic allocation/deallocation of memory blocks data types like elementary data types, arrays, structures, accessing elements of dynamically allocated memory, notion of linked list (no implementation).

Text Books:
  1. Byron Gottfried, Schaum's Outline of Programming with C, McGraw-Hill
  2. Yashavant Kanetkar, Let us C, BPB Publication
  3. E. Balaguruswamy, Programming in ANSI C, Tata McGraw-Hill
  4. Yashavant Kanetkar, Understanding Pointers in C, BPB Publication.

Reference Books:
  1. Brian W. Kernighan and Dennis M. Ritchie, The C Programming Language, Prentice Hall of India

Basic Electrical Engineering 

Course Code Course Title Hours per week L-T-P Credit C
EE181107 Basic Electrical Engineering 3 3-0-0 Credit C

  • To impart the basic knowledge of electric and magnetic circuits and to give idea of 
  • the AC fundamentals
  • To impart the basic knowledge of working principles and applications of various 
  • electrical machines
  • To impart the basic knowledge of working principles and applications of various 
  • measuring instruments
  • To impart the basic knowledge of the electric house wiring and make the students 
  • aware of the electrical safety measures.

MODULE 1: DC Circuits

Definitions of active, passive, linear, nonlinear circuit elements and networks. Kirchoff’s 
laws, nodal & mesh analysis, voltage & current sources, network theorems- superposition, 
Thevenin’s, Norton’s and maximum power transfer theorems.

MODULE 2: AC Circuits

Waveforms of alternating voltages and currents, instantaneous, average and RMS values, 
form factor & peak factor, forms of representation of alternating quantities, concept of phasor 
& phasor diagrams, Concept of lead & lag, reactances & impedances, AC circuits-resistive, 
inductive, capacitive, RL, RC & RLC series, parallel and series parallel combination, 
impedance triangle, admittance, active & reactive power & power factor.
Concepts of 3-phase AC, connections, phase & line values in star & delta connections, 
solutions of simple 3-phase balanced circuits with resistive & reactive loads, 3-phase power, 
and phase sequence

MODULE 3: Electrical Machines

Single Phase Transformers: Principle of operation, EMF equation, losses and efficiency, 
Basic idea of an auto-transformer.
DC machines: Electromechanical Energy Conversion, EMF and torque equations, 
Classification, characteristics and applications of various types of d.c. motors.
Induction Motors: Principle of operation of single phase and three phase induction motors, 
Application of Induction motors.

MODULE 4: Instruments

Classification of instruments, essentials of indicating type instruments- deflecting torque, 
controlling torque, damping; types of indicating instruments, MC & MI type ammeters &
voltmeters, extension of range- use of shunt & multipliers.

MODULE 5: Basics of Electrical Installations

Basic knowledge of domestic wiring, types of cables (names only), types of wiring; circuit layouts- single phase AC mains to DB; 3 phase connections; accessories- main switch, ceiling rose, fuse, MCB etc. Earthing- purpose & methods.

Text/Reference Books:
  1. Basic Electrical Engineering -Nagrath.
  2. Basic Electrical Engineering -Mittle.
  3. B.E.E. Science —Sahadev & Rana.
  4. Electro-Technology —H. Cotton.
  5. A text book of Electro-technology -B.L.Theraja.

Communication and Professional Skill

Course Code Course Title Hours per week L-T-P Credit C
HS181108 Communication and Professional Skill 2 1-0-2 Credit C

MODULE 1: Basic Communication

Concept and meaning of communication; Importance of communication, Objectives of 
communication, Process of communication, Characteristics of communication, Forms of 
communication, Barriers to communication, Communication Breakdown, Effective 

MODULE 2: Audience Analysis

Audience awareness, Audience analysis, Types of audience, Importance of audience analysis,
Audience Profile, Analysing individual and group of audience, Adapting message to 

MODULE 3: Job Oriented Communication

Introduction to soft skills, Antiquity of soft skills, Classification of soft skills, Combating 
stage fright, Pre-presentation preparation, Guidance for effective delivery, Creating and 
designing of Power Point slides, Presentation Delivery, Organizational group discussion, 
Group discussion as part of selection process, Conferences, Symposia and Seminars, Job 
Interview, Objectives of interviews, Types of interview, Ground work before interview, 
Internship and Campus placement.

MODULE 4: Technical report writing

Concept of report writing, Importance of report, Characteristics of a report, Categories of 
report, Formats, Structure of a technical report, Planning, Drafting, Referencing and 

MODULE 5: Academic writing and Comprehension skills

Précis writing, Presenting Research paper and articles. Miscellaneous grammar.

MODULE 6: Job oriented writing skill

Official letters- Formats, Types and Language, Memo writing, Emails, Resume and Curriculum Vitae--the first step forward and Job application.

Reference Books:
  1. Effective Technical Communication, M. Ashraf Rizvi. Tata McGraw Hill
  2. Technical Communication: Principles and Practice, Meenakshi Raman and Sangeeta 
  3. Sharma. OUP
  4. Personality Development and Soft Skills, B.K.Mitra, OUP
  5. Technical Communication for Engineers, S.Verma, VIKAS Publishing House Pvt. Ltd.


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