Units and Measurement


Units Different systems of units, SI units, fundamental

Dimensional Analysis

Precision and significant figures

Fundamental measurements in Physics

Kinematics


Properties of vectors

Position, velocity and acceleration vectors

Motion with constant acceleration

Projectile motion

Uniform circular motion

Relative motion

Newton's Laws of Motion


Newton's laws

Motion on an inclined plane

Motion of blocks with pulley systems

Circular motion – centripetal force

Inertial and noninertial frames

Impulse and Momentum


Definition of impulse and momentum

Conservation of momentum

Collisions

Momentum of a system of particles

Center of mass

Work and Energy


Work done by a force

Kinetic energy and workenergy theorem

Power

Conservative forces and potential energy

Conservation of mechanical energy

Rotational Motion


Description of rotation

Rotational motion with constant angular acceleration

Moment of inertia, Parallel and perpendicular axes theorems, rotational kinetic energy

Torque and angular momentum

Conservation of angular momentum

Rolling motion

Gravitation


Newton's law of gravitation

Gravitational potential energy, Escape velocity

Motion of planets

Mechanics of Solids and Fluids


Elasticity

Pressure, density and Archimedes' principle

Viscosity and Surface Tension

Bernoulli's theorem

Oscillations


Kinematics of simple harmonic motion

Spring mass system, simple and compound pendulum

Forced & damped oscillations, resonance

Waves


Progressive sinusoidal waves

Standing waves in strings and pipes

Superposition of waves, beats

Doppler Effect

Heat and Thermodynamics


Kinetic theory of gases

Thermal equilibrium and temperature

Specific heat, Heat Transfer  Conduction, convection and radiation, thermal conductivity, Newton's law of cooling Work, heat and first law of thermodynamics

Second law of thermodynamics, Carnot engine – Efficiency and Coefficient of performance

Electrostatics


Coulomb's law

Electric field

and Electrostatic potential energy

Gauss' law and its applications

Electric dipole

Capacitance and dielectrics

Current Electricity


Ohm's law, Joule heating

DC circuits – Resistors and cells in series and parallel, Kirchhoff's laws, potentiometer, and Wheatstone bridge

Electrical Resistance

Magnetic Effect of Current


BiotSavart's law and its applications

Ampere's law and its applications

Lorentz force, force on currentcarrying conductors in a magnetic field

Magnetic moment of a current loop, torque on a current loop, Galvanometer and its conversion to voltmeter and ammeter

Electromagnetic Induction


Faraday's law, Lenz's law, eddy currents

Self and mutual inductance

Transformers and generators

Alternating current

AC circuits, LCR circuits

Optics


Laws of reflection and refraction

Lenses and mirrors

Optical instruments – telescope and microscope

Interference – Huygens's principle, Young's double slit experiment

Interference in thin films

Diffraction due to a single slit

Electromagnetic waves and their characteristics (only qualitative ideas), Electromagnetic spectrum

Polarization – states of polarization, Malus' law, Brewster's law

Modern Physics


Dual nature of light and matter – Photoelectric effect, De Broglie wavelength

Atomic models – Rutherford's experiment, Bohr's atomic model

Hydrogen atom spectrum

Radioactivity

Nuclear reactions

Electronic Devices


Energy bands in solids, conductors, insulators and semiconductors;

Semiconductor diode – IV characteristics in forward and reverse bias, diode as a rectifier, IV characteristics of LED, photodiode, solar cell, and Zener diode; Zener diode as a voltage regulator.

Junction transistor

Logic gates
