APT Tunes’ is the official bulletin of the Academy of Physics Teachers. It is temporally registered with the News Papers and Periodicals Society of India with Reg. No. M2- 28873 / 2000. APT Tunes is published quarterly and circulated among its members free of cost. It announces the policies of the Academy, keeps the members updated in physics, helps them out with advanced topics in physics, suggests good books for their reference and above all inspires the readers to learn and convey physics as they should do in this century. The journal contains information regarding the various forthcoming academic programmes of the Academy, reports of such completed programmes, recent developments in physics and news from the campus. Apart from these, it contains good and selected articles in physics under different banners like ‘Popular Science’, ‘Views’, ‘Focus’, ‘Recent Developments’, Great Discoveries’ ‘Biographical Sketches’ , ‘Study Materials’, ‘Book Review’, ‘Conceptions and Misconceptions’ and ‘ Experiments and Projects’. It proclaims the awards and honors received by its members, gives them challenging problems in physics for solving and encourages the readers with timely and thoughtful ‘Editorials’. It also publishes all kinds of responses from the readers under the banner ‘Letter to the Editor’.

The Chief Editor of the bulletin is the President of the Academy, Managing Editor, the Secretary of the Academy and Executive Editor, the person elected by the General Body from time to time. Prof. P. T. Kurian, Head of the Department of Physics, K. E. College Mannanam served as the Executive Editor for a period of four years from 1999 to 2003. An Editorial Board is constituted by the Executive Committee of the Academy to help the Executive Editor for bringing out the issues of the bulletin in time.

Previous Editions of APT Tunes

The following is list of some of the important articles published in some of the early issues of APT Tunes.


1. The Gold Rush March 2000
2. Physics Culture June 2000
3. Ethics in Information Age September 2000
4. Curriculum Design December 2000
5. Under- Currents March 2001
6. Broadening Horizons June 2001
7. The Teaching- Learning Process September 2001
8. The Sense of Duty December 2001
9. The Determination to Know June 2002
10. Physics and their Science September 2003

1. Science and the Humanities-I.I.RabiMarch 2000
2. Education Policy and the Teaching Community-B. M. UdgaonkarMarch 2000
3. University Physics in the 21st Century-H.S.HansJune 2000
4. Could Physics Be Re-admitted into the CurriculumSeptember 2000
5. ‘Dead and Alive’ Tragicomedy of the Schrodinger Cat-T.M. JayaramanDecember 2000
6. Information Boom – Environmental ConcernsMarch 2001
7. Examination Reforms-M.A.IttyachenSeptember 2001
8. PQ- Professional Quotient-Albert SelvanayagamDecember 2001
9. The Art of Teaching in the Semester PG programme-G.AmbikaJune 2002
10. Who says Physicists are Bad Entrepreneurs?-Michel KenwardSeptember 2003
1.CoherenceV.M. NandakumaranNovember 1999
March 2000
June 2000
2.The Art of CommunicationS. Sankara RamanSeptember 2000
December 2000
3.HolographyC. Sudha KarthaJune 2001
4.Phase Matching Condition in SHG for an Illustration of
Longitudinal Position Momentum Uncertainty Relation
T.M.A. RasheedJune 2002
5.Equation of Stellar StructureK.P.SatheeshSeptember 2003
1. The 1999 Nobel Prize in PhysicsK. Babu JosephNovember 1999
2. Space Weather PredictionS.R. Prabhakaran NayarJune 2001
September 2001
3. How Constants are the Fundamental Constants?C.P. GirijavallabhanDecember 2001
4. Experimental Realization of Bose
Einstein Condensation
Jacob PhilipJune 2002
1. Taming the InfinitiesShaji N.November 1999
2. ‘Time’- the Irresistible and IrreversibleP. T. KurianMarch 2000
3. Step by Step into ChaosRose P. IgnatiusJune 2000
4. Dream MerchantsV. P. N. NampooriDecember 2000
March 2001
5. FractalsG.AmbikaDecember 2000
June 2001
September 2001
5. One Hundred Years of Quantum MechanicsMoncy V. JohnMarch 2001
6. Spectacular Sky Show fro Temple TuttleGeorge VargheseDecember 2001
7. Optics in this CenturyICOJune 2002
8. Quantum Zeno EffectV.P.N.NampooriSeptember 2003
9. The Sweet, Cool Physics of Ice CreamJacob PhilipSeptember 2003
1.Crystal Growth in GelCyriac JosephNovember 1999
2.Liesegang Ring Systems in Gel ColumnsGeorge VargheseMarch 2000
3.Variation of Power and Temperature at the
Focus of a Solar Concentrator
George PeterMarch 2000
4.Dislocations in CrystalsCyriac JosephJune 2000
5.Study of Optical Absorption in Different MaterialsT.G.GopinathanJune 2000
6.TSC Technique – For Semiconductor AnalysisC.Sudha KarthaSeptember 2000
7.FM Demodulation Using PLLL.GodfreyDecember 2000
8.Fourier Components of a Square Wave
an Experimental Realisation
M.K.Sivarama PillaiMarch 2001
10.Laser Acoustic Techniques Elastic
Properties of Liquids
M.K.Sivarama PillaiJune 2001
11.Radiation Pattern of Microwave AntennasSebastian MathewDecember 2001
12.Measurement of frequency And VSWRSebastian MathewJune 2002
13Pursuit Problems on a PCSuresh V. VettoorSeptember 2003
14.Generation of BH Curve on a CROP.T.KurianSeptember 2003
1.Schrodinger’s Cat Paradox New Experimental
results on Quantum Super position
C.P.GirijavallabhanSeptember 2000
2.Nobel Prize in Physics 2000V.K.VaidyanDecember 2000
3.2001 Nobel Prize in Physics for Bose CondensatesV.K.VaidyanDecember 2001