Page: of 9 Automatic Zoom Actual Size Page Fit Page Width 50% 75% 100% 125% 150% 200% 300% 400% PHYSICS SYLLABUS The syllabus contains two Sections - A & B. Section - A pertains to the Theory Part, having 80% weightage, while Section - B contains Practical Component (Experimental Skills) having 20% weightage. SECTION - A Unit – I: Physics and Measurement
Physics, technology and society, S I units, Fundamental and derived units. Least count, accuracy and precision of measuring instruments, Errors in measurement, Significant figures. Dimensions of Physical quantities, dimensional analysis and its applications. Unit – II: Kinematics Frame of reference. Motion in a straight line: Position - time graph, speed and velocity. Uniform and non - uniform motion, average speed and instantaneous velocity Uniformly accelerated motion, velocity - time, po sition - time graphs, relations for uniformly accelerated motion. Scalars and Vectors, Vector addition and Subtraction, Zero Vector, Scalar and Vector products, Unit Vector, Resolution of a Vector. Relative Velocity, Motion in a plane, Projectile Motion, U
niform Circular Motion. Unit - III: Laws of Motion Force and Inertia, Newton's First Law of motion; Momentum, Newton's Second Law of motion; Impulse; Newton's Third Law of motion. Law of conservation of linear momentum and its applications, Equilibrium of concurrent forces. Static and Kinetic friction, laws of friction, rolling friction. Dynamics of uniform circular motion: Centripetal force and its applications. Contd...P/2 - 2 - Unit - IV: Work, Energy and Power Work done by a constant force and a variable force; kinetic and potential energies, work - energy theorem, power.
Potential energy of a spring, conservation of mechanical energy, conservative and non - conservative forces; Elastic and inelastic collisions in one and two dimensions. Uni t – V: Rotational Motion Centre of mass of a two - particle system, Centre of mass of a rigid body; Basic concepts of rotational motion; moment of a force, torque, angular momentum, conservation of angular momentum and its applications; moment of inertia , radius of gyration. Values of moments of inertia for simple geometrical objects, parallel and perpendicular axes theorems and their applications. Rigid body rotation, equations of rotational motion. Unit – VI: Gravitation The universal law of gravitation. Acceleration due to gravity and its variation with altitude and depth. Kepler's laws of planetary motion.
Gravitational potential energy; gravitational potential. Escape velocity. Orbital velocity of a satellite. Ge o - stationary satellites. Unit - VII: Properties of Solids and Liquids Elastic behaviour, Stress - strain relationship, Hooke's. Law, Young's modulus, bulk modulus, modulus of rigidity. Pressure due to a fluid column; Pascal's law and its applications.
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- Magnetic Field, Fundamental physics concepts