General

- 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 – elasticity of the material
- Surface tension of water by capillary rise and effect of detergents.
- 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.

Kinematics

- Motion in one dimension (Cartesian coordinates only),
- projectiles motion,
- Uniform circular motion;
- Relative velocity

Mechanics

- Newton’s laws of motion;
- Inertial and uniformly accelerated frames of reference;
- Static and dynamic friction;

Work Power Energy

- 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.

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.

Oscillation

- Forced and damped oscillation (in one dimension),
- resonance.
- Linear and angular simple harmonic motions.

Mechanical Properties Of material

- Hooke’s law,
- Young’s modulus.

Gravitation

- Law of gravitation;
- Gravitational potential and field;
- Acceleration due to gravity;
- Kepler’s law,
- Geostationary orbits,
- Motion of planets and satellites in circular orbits;
- Escape velocity.

Fluid Mechanics

- Pressure in a fluid;
- Pascal’s law;
- Buoyancy;
- Surface energy and surface tension,
- angle of contact,
- drops, bubbles and capillary rise.
- Viscosity (Poiseuille’s equation excluded),
- Modulus of rigidity
- and bulk modulus in mechanics.
- Stoke’s law;
- Terminal velocity,
- Streamline flow,
- equation of continuity,
- Bernoulli’s theorem and its applications.

waves

- 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)

Thermal Physics

- Thermal expansion of solids, liquids and gases;
- Calorimetry,
- latent heat;

Heat Transfer

- Heat conduction in one dimension;
- Elementary concepts of convection and radiation;
- Newton’s law of cooling;

Thermodynamics process

- 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);
- Second law of thermodynamics,
- reversible and irreversible processes,
- Carnot engine and its efficiency;

Heat Trasfer through Radiation

- Blackbody radiation:
- absorptive and emissive powers;
- Kirchhoff’s law;
- Wien’s displacement law,
- Stefan’s law.

Electricity and Magnestism

- 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.

Magnetism

- 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 and AC

- Faraday’s law,
- Lenz’s law;
- Self and mutual inductance;
- RC, LR, LC and LCR(in series) circuits with d.c. and a.c. sources.

Electromagnetic Waves

- Electromagnetic waves and their characteristics.
- Electromagnetic spectrum (radio waves, microwaves, infrared, visible, ultraviolet, x-rays, gamma rays) including elementary facts about their uses.

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.
- Diffraction due to a single slit.
- Polarization of light,
- plane polarized light;
- Brewster’s law,
- Polaroids.

Modern Physics

- Atomic nucleus; α, β and γ 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.