Course deals with a variety of physiological processes occurring in plants. For most students this course will serve as background for other more advanced plant science courses. Thus, the following specific objectives are intended To understand plant structures in the context of physiological function plants, To understand plant water relations, i.e. how plants acquire, utilize, and regulate the flow ofwater between plant and environment, To understand the mineral nutrients plants require, and how they are obtained, metabolized,and transported, To understand the physiological details of photosynthesis and respiration, and how they areorganized and regulated in plants, To understand plant growth and development, and its regulation by hormones and theenvironment.
Objectives of the course is 1. To illustrate knowledge of nutritional classification of microorganisms and metabolite transport in microorganisms. 2. To deliver molecular understanding of metabolic processes such photosynthesis and nitrogen assimilation. 3. To familiarize the students with basic concept of plant growth regulators and plant physiological processes including seed dormancy, photoperiodism and vernalization.
Respiration also produces waste products including carbondioxide and water, which are the same substances that served as the raw materialsfor photosynthesis.
Review of the governing equations of compressible flow and Thermodynamic concepts. Forms of energy equation for compressible flow. Wave propagation speed in ideal gases. Isentropic flow. Stagnation Flow Properties. Critical Flow Properties. Compressible frictionless flow in a shock tube and variable area ducts based on one-dimensional Euler Equations. Normal Shocks and Rankine-Hugoniot conditions. Oblique shock waves. Expansion Waves. Prandtl-Meyer Function. Shock-Expansion Theory for external compressible flow past bodies. Conical Flows. Internal compressible flow in constant area and variable area ducts with heat transfer and with friction leading to notions of Rayleigh and Fanno Flows. Combustion Waves. Condensation Shocks. Compressible Potential Flow Theory. Vorticity considerations. Notions of compressible velocity potential. Development of low-order compressible flow models for high speed flows based on linearized small-disturbance potential flow theory for subsonic, transonic and supersonic flows. Similarity Rules. Brief insight into hypersonic flow and rarified gas dynamics concepts. Disturbance behavior in unsteady compressible flow. Notions of Compressible Boundary Layers. Crocco’s Theorem. Shock wave boundary layer interaction. High temperature flows. Aerodynamic Heating.
There are two computerized language labs fully based on software at M.M. Engineering, Mullana. The purpose of the language lab is to improve the communication skills of the students which further develops their overall personality. The emphasis is on spoken English through various activities like daily pronunciation and speaking practice, role play, review exercises, audios and self study. The objective is achieved through a combination of alternating Grammar and Vocabulary sessions.
The concept of learning English language through software is entirely new as it makes teaching-learning process very interesting. The Words Worth Software used in the language labs is a combination of Instructor Led Training(ILT) and Computer Based Training(CBT). The topic introduced in one session through ILT is further provided to the students for practice in the form of CBT. The software is divided into three levels -- Basic, Intermediate and Advanced comprising various topics based on listening, reading, speaking and writing. These activities help the students in acquiring good knowledge of English language for professional success. However, the role of the teachers in this process cannot be ignored as they play a vital role between the software and the students.
Bio-organic and medicinal chemistry covers some aspects of bioinorganic chemistry viz.; Electron transfer, Photosynthesis and Respiration Roles of metal ions in biology Biochemistry of Non-metals Medicinal Chemistry.
The course explores the physiological processes pertinent to plants, it enhance the knowledge of the students in biological molecules, photosynthesis, respiration, transport, growth, flowering plant, growth substances and the physiological aspects of crop yield. The practical aspect of the course focuses on carrying out simple tests to identify some of the common biochemicals (qualitative analysis) in plants and to measure their amounts (quantitative analysis), to practically study and be able to explain the different physiological activities necessary for growth and development of plants. Determine the underlining physiological activities that explain the characteristics of plant materials observed when still attached onto the parent plant, after harvesting and during storage. The understanding of the rationale behind the practical procedures will enhance the student’s ability to design their own procedures if necessary as they advance to higher levels