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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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