Physics is the basis for most of engineering principles and concepts.The present day technological developments have been the result of joint efforts of physicists and engineers. A proper study of physics is therefore indispensible for an engineering student to excel in this field.
Though the study of physics is restricted to one semester,the acquired knowledge will stimulate an engineer to study physics in more detail and depth in the subsequent years of his career.A proper study of physics would certainly enhance the capabilities of an engineer.An understanding of physics also helps engineers to understand the working and limitations of existing devices and techniques, which eventually leads to new innovations and improvements. Unless the basic physics behind a technology is fully understood,it would be impossible to implement the full potential of the technology
Prof. N .Chandrasekhara Pillai