**General:** Units and dimensions

Dimensional analysis

least count

significant figures

Methods of measurement and error analysis for physical quantities pertaining to the following experiments: Experiments based on using Vernier calipers and screw gauge (micrometer), Determination of g using simple pendulum, Young’s modulus by Searle’s

method, Specific heat of a liquid using calorimeter, focal length of a concave mirror and a convex lens using u-v method, Speed of sound using resonance column, Verification of Ohm’s law using voltmeter and ammeter, and specific resistance of the material of a wire using meter bridge and post office box.

**Mechanics I:**Kinematics in one and two dimensions (Cartesian coordinates only), projectiles

Uniform Circular motion

Relative velocity.

Newton’s laws of motion

Inertial and uniformly accelerated frames of reference

Static and dynamic friction

Kinetic and potential energy

Work and power

Conservation of linear momentum and mechanical energy.

Systems of particles

Centre of mass and its motion

Impulse

Elastic and inelastic collisions.

Law of gravitation

Gravitational potential and field

Acceleration due to gravity

Motion of planets and satellites in circular orbits

Escape velocity.

**Mechanics II:**Rigid body

moment of inertia

parallel and perpendicular axes theorems

moment of inertia of uniform bodies with simple geometrical shapes

Angular momentum

Torque

Conservation of angular momentum

Dynamics of rigid bodies with fixed axis of rotation

Rolling without slipping of rings

cylinders and spheres

Equilibrium of rigid bodies

Collision of point masses with rigid bodies.

Hooke’s law

Young’s modulus.

**FLUID MECHANICS:**Pressure in a fluid

Pascal’s law

Buoyancy

Surface energy and surface tension

capillary rise

Viscosity (Poiseuille’s equation excluded)

Stoke’s law

Terminal velocity

Streamline flow

equation of continuity

Bernoulli’s theorem and its applications.

**WAVES AND OSCILLATION:**Linear and angular simple harmonic motions.

Wave motion (plane waves only)

longitudinal and transverse waves

superposition of waves

Progressive and stationary waves

Vibration of strings and air columns

Resonance; Beats

Speed of sound in gases

Doppler effect (in sound).

**Thermodynamics: **Thermal expansion of solids, liquids and gases

Calorimetry

latent heat

Heat conduction in one dimension

Elementary concepts of convection and radiation

Newton’s law of cooling

Ideal gas laws

Specific heats (Cv and Cp for monoatomic and diatomic gases)

Isothermal and adiabatic processes

bulk modulus of gases

Equivalence of heat and work

First law of thermodynamics and its applications (only for ideal gases)

Blackbody radiation

absorptive and emissive powers

Kirchhoff’s law

Wien’s displacement law

Stefan’s law.

**Electricity And Magnetism:**Coulomb’s law

Electric field and potential

Electrical potential energy of a system of point charges and of electrical dipoles in a uniform electrostatic field

Electric field lines

Flux of electric field

Gauss’s law and its application in simple cases, such as, to find field due to infinitely long straight wire

uniformly charged infinite plane sheet and uniformly charged thin spherical shell.

Capacitance

Parallel plate capacitor with and without dielectrics

Capacitors in series and parallel

Energy stored in a capacitor.

Electric current

Ohm’s law; Series and parallel arrangements of resistances and cells; Kirchhoff’s laws and simple applications; Heating effect of current.

Biot–Savart’s law and Ampere’s law

Magnetic field near a current-carrying straight wire, along the axis of a circular coil and inside a long straight solenoid;

Force on a moving charge and on a current-carrying wire in a uniform magnetic field.

Magnetic moment of a current loop

Effect of a uniform magnetic field on a current loop

Moving coil galvanometer, voltmeter, ammeter and their conversions.

Electromagnetic induction

Faraday’s law, Lenz’s law

Self and mutual inductance

RC, LR and LC circuits with d.c. and a.c. sources.

**Optics: **Rectilinear propagation of light

Reflection and refraction at plane and spherical surfaces

Total internal reflection

Deviation and dispersion of light by a prism

Thin lenses

Combinations of mirrors and thin lenses

Magnification.

Wave nature of light

Huygen’s principle, interference limited to Young’s double-slit experiment.

**Modern physics: **Atomic nucleus

Alpha, beta and gamma radiations

Law of radioactive decay

Decay constant

Half-life and mean life

Binding energy and its calculation

Fission and fusion processes

Energy calculation in these processes.

Photoelectric effect

Bohr’s theory of hydrogen-like atoms

Characteristic and continuous X-rays

Moseley’s law

de Broglie wavelength of matter waves.

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