Anna University Semester 1 Engineering syllabus – This is the common syllabus for all branches of engineering and technology B.E or B.Tech for degree courses in colleges affiliated to Anna University in Chennai.This syllabus has six main subjects for first semester that includes hard subjects like Mathematics,Computer Programming and Engineering Graphics.
Anna University Semester 1 Engineering syllabus
TECHNICAL ENGLISH 1
UNIT I 9+3
Listening – Introducing learners to GIE – Types of listening – Listening to audio (verbal & sounds);
Speaking – Speaking about one?s place, important festivals etc. – Introducing oneself, one?s family
/ friend; Reading – Skimming a reading passage – Scanning for specific information – Note-making;
Writing – Free writing on any given topic (My favourite place / Hobbies / School life, etc.) –
Sentence completion – Autobiographical writing (writing about one?s leisure time activities,
hometown, etc.); Grammar – Prepositions – Reference words – Wh-questions – Tenses (Simple);
Vocabulary – Word formation – Word expansion (root words / etymology); E-materials – Interactive
exercises for Grammar & Vocabulary – Reading comprehension exercises – Listening to audio files
and answering questions.
UNIT II 9+3
Listening – Listening and responding to video lectures / talks; Speaking – Describing a simple
process (filling a form, etc.) – Asking and answering questions – Telephone skills – Telephone
etiquette; Reading – Critical reading – Finding key information in a given text – Sifting facts from
opinions; Writing – Biographical writing (place, people) – Process descriptions (general/specific) –
Definitions – Recommendations – Instructions; Grammar – Use of imperatives – Subject-verb
agreement; Vocabulary – Compound words – Word Association (connotation); E-materials –
Interactive exercises for Grammar and Vocabulary – Listening exercises with sample telephone
conversations / lectures – Picture-based activities.
UNIT III 9+3
Listening – Listening to specific task – focused audio tracks; Speaking – Role-play – Simulation –
Group interaction – Speaking in formal situations (teachers, officials, foreigners); Reading –
Reading and interpreting visual material; Writing – Jumbled sentences – Coherence and cohesion
in writing – Channel conversion (flowchart into process) – Types of paragraph (cause and effect /
compare and contrast / narrative / analytical) – Informal writing (letter/e-mail/blogs) –
Paraphrasing; Grammar – Tenses (Past) – Use of sequence words – Adjectives; Vocabulary –
Different forms and uses of words, Cause and effect words; E-materials – Interactive exercises for
Grammar and Vocabulary – Excerpts from films related to the theme and follow up exercises –
Pictures of flow charts and tables for interpretations.
UNIT IV 9+3
Listening – Watching videos / documentaries and responding to questions based on them;
Speaking – Responding to questions – Different forms of interviews – Speaking at different types of
interviews; Reading – Making inference from the reading passage – Predicting the content of a
reading passage; Writing – Interpreting visual materials (line graphs, pie charts etc.) – Essay writing
– Different types of essays; Grammar – Adverbs – Tenses – future time reference; Vocabulary –
Single word substitutes – Use of abbreviations and acronyms; E-materials – Interactive exercises
for Grammar and Vocabulary – Sample interviews – film scenes – dialogue writing.
UNIT V 9+3
Listening – Listening to different accents, Listening to Speeches/Presentations, Listening to
broadcast and telecast from Radio and TV; Speaking – Giving impromptu talks, Making
presentations on given topics; Reading – Email communication – Reading the attachment files
having a poem/joke/proverb – Sending their responses through email; Writing – Creative writing,
Poster making; Grammar – Direct and indirect speech; Vocabulary – Lexical items (fixed / semi
fixed expressions); E-materials – Interactive exercises for Grammar and Vocabulary – Sending
emails with attachment – Audio / video excerpts of different accents – Interpreting posters
MATHEMATICS – I L T P C
3 1 0 4
? To develop the use of matrix algebra techniques this is needed by engineers for practical
? To make the student knowledgeable in the area of infinite series and their convergence so
that he/ she will be familiar with limitations of using infinite series approximations for solutions
arising in mathematical modeling.
? To familiarize the student with functions of several variables. This is needed in many
branches of engineering.
? To introduce the concepts of improper integrals, Gamma, Beta and Error functions which are
needed in engineering applications.
? To acquaint the student with mathematical tools needed in evaluating multiple integrals and
UNIT I MATRICES 9+3
Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors of a real matrix – Characteristic equation – Properties of
eigenvalues and eigenvectors – Statement and applications of Cayley-Hamilton Theorem –
Diagonalization of matrices – Reduction of a quadratic form to canonical form by orthogonal
transformation – Nature of quadratic forms.
UNIT II SEQUENCES AND SERIES 9+3
Sequences: Definition and examples – Series: Types and Convergence – Series of positive terms
– Tests of convergence: Comparison test, Integral test and D?Alembert?s ratio test – Alternating
series – Leibnitz?s test – Series of positive and negative terms – Absolute and conditional
UNIT III APPLICATIONS OF DIFFERENTIAL CALCULUS 9+3
Curvature in Cartesian co-ordinates – Centre and radius of curvature – Circle of curvature –
Evolutes – Envelopes – Evolute as envelope of normals.
UNIT IV DIFFERENTIAL CALCULUS OF SEVERAL VARIABLES 9+3
Limits and Continuity – Partial derivatives – Total derivative – Differentiation of implicit functions –
Jacobian and properties – Taylor?s series for functions of two variables – Maxima and minima of
functions of two variables – Lagrange?s method of undetermined multipliers.
UNIT V MULTIPLE INTEGRALS 9+3
Double integrals in cartesian and polar coordinates – Change of order of integration – Area
enclosed by plane curves – Change of variables in double integrals – Area of a curved surface –
Triple integrals – Volume of Solids
Engineering Chemistry 1
UNIT I POLYMER CHEMISTRY 9
Introduction: Classification of polymers – Natural and synthetic; Thermoplastic and Thermosetting.
Functionality – Degree of polymerization. Types and mechanism of polymerization: Addition (Free
Radical, cationic and anionic); condensation and copolymerization. Properties of polymers: Tg,
Tacticity, Molecular weight – weight average, number average and polydispersity index.
Techniques of polymerization: Bulk, emulsion, solution and suspension. Preparation, properties
and uses of Nylon 6,6, and Epoxy resin.
UNIT II CHEMICAL THERMODYNAMICS 9
Terminology of thermodynamics – Second law: Entropy – entropy change for an ideal gas,
reversible and irreversible processes; entropy of phase transitions; Clausius inequality. Free
energy and work function: Helmholtz and Gibbs free energy functions (problems); Criteria of
spontaneity; Gibbs-Helmholtz equation (problems); Clausius-Clapeyron equation; Maxwell
relations – Van?t Hoff isotherm and isochore(problems).
UNIT III PHOTOCHEMISTRY AND SPECTROSCOPY 9
Photochemistry: Laws of photochemistry – Grotthuss–Draper law, Stark–Einstein law and LambertBeer
Law. Quantum efficiency – determination- Photo processes – Internal Conversion, Intersystem
crossing, Fluorescence, Phosphorescence, Chemiluminescence and Photo-sensitization.
Spectroscopy: Electromagnetic spectrum – Absorption of radiation – Electronic, Vibrational and
rotational transitions. UV-visible and IR spectroscopy – principles, instrumentation (Block diagram
UNIT IV PHASE RULE AND ALLOYS 9
Phase rule: Introduction, definition of terms with examples, One Component System- water system
– Reduced phase rule – Two Component Systems- classification – lead-silver system, zincmagnesium
system. Alloys: Introduction- Definition- Properties of alloys- Significance of alloying,
Functions and effect of alloying elements- Ferrous alloys- Nichrome and Stainless steel – heat
treatment of steel; Non-ferrous alloys – brass and bronze.
UNIT V NANOCHEMISTRY 9
Basics – distinction between molecules, nanoparticles and bulk materials; size-dependent
properties. Nanoparticles: nano cluster, nano rod, nanotube(CNT) and nanowire. Synthesis:
precipitation, thermolysis, hydrothermal, solvothermal, electrode position, chemical vapour
deposition, laser ablation; Properties and applications
UNIT I INTRODUCTION 8
Generation and Classification of Computers- Basic Organization of a Computer –Number System
– Binary – Decimal – Conversion – Problems. Need for logical analysis and thinking – Algorithm –
Pseudo code – Flow Chart.
UNIT II C PROGRAMMING BASICS 10
Problem formulation – Problem Solving – Introduction to „ C? programming –fundamentals –
structure of a „C? program – compilation and linking processes – Constants, Variables – Data
Types – Expressions using operators in „C? – Managing Input and Output operations – Decision
Making and Branching – Looping statements – solving simple scientific and statistical problems.
UNIT III ARRAYS AND STRINGS 9
Arrays – Initialization – Declaration – One dimensional and Two dimensional arrays. String- String
operations – String Arrays. Simple programs- sorting- searching – matrix operations.
UNIT IV FUNCTIONS AND POINTERS 9
Function – definition of function – Declaration of function – Pass by value – Pass by reference –
Recursion – Pointers – Definition – Initialization – Pointers arithmetic – Pointers and arraysExample
UNIT V STRUCTURES AND UNIONS 9
Introduction – need for structure data type – structure definition – Structure declaration – Structure
within a structure – Union – Programs using structures and Unions – Storage classes, Preprocessor
UNIT I PLANE CURVES AND FREE HAND SKETCHING 5+9
Basic Geometrical constructions, Curves used in engineering practices: Conics – Construction of
ellipse, parabola and hyperbola by eccentricity method – Construction of cycloid – construction of
involutes of square and circle – Drawing of tangents and normal to the above curves, Scales:
Construction of Diagonal and Vernier scales.
Visualization concepts and Free Hand sketching: Visualization principles –Representation of Three
Dimensional objects – Layout of views- Free hand sketching of multiple views from pictorial views
UNIT II PROJECTION OF POINTS, LINES AND PLANE SURFACES 5+9
Orthographic projection- principles-Principal planes-First angle projection-projection of points.
Projection of straight lines (only First angle projections) inclined to both the principal planes –
Determination of true lengths and true inclinations by rotating line method and traces Projection
of planes (polygonal and circular surfaces) inclined to both the principal planes by rotating object
UNIT III PROJECTION OF SOLIDS 5 + 9
Projection of simple solids like prisms, pyramids, cylinder, cone and truncated solids when the
axis is inclined to one of the principal planes by rotating object method and auxiliary plane method.
UNIT IV PROJECTION OF SECTIONED SOLIDS AND DEVELOPMENT OF
Sectioning of above solids in simple vertical position when the cutting plane is inclined to the one
of the principal planes and perpendicular to the other – obtaining true shape of section.
Development of lateral surfaces of simple and sectioned solids – Prisms, pyramids cylinders and
cones. Development of lateral surfaces of solids with cut-outs and holes
UNIT V ISOMETRIC AND PERSPECTIVE PROJECTIONS 6 + 9
Principles of isometric projection – isometric scale –Isometric projections of simple solids and
truncated solids – Prisms, pyramids, cylinders, cones- combination of two solid objects in simple
vertical positions and miscellaneous problems. Perspective projection of simple solids-Prisms,
pyramids and cylinders by visual ray method