Let me try to identify main concepts in each chapter and link them to more concepts related to each of them

Chapters from "Concepts of Physics Part I and II" by H C Verma

Chapters

1. Introduction to physics

**Physics**- Understanding nature - Mathematics - Units - Dimensions

**Units**- Fundamental quantities - Derived quanties - SI units - SI Prefixes

**SI Units**- Metre - Kilogram - Second - Ampere - Kelvin - Mole

**Dimension**- Homogenuity - Conversion of Units

**Understanding Nature**- Structure of world

**Order of magnitude**

2. Physics and mathematics

3. Rest and motion :kinematics

**Rest - Motion – displacement – Speed – Velocity – Acceleration – Frame of Reference**

Displacement – Distance moved

Displacement – Distance moved

Speed - average speed - instantaneous speed

Velocity - Average velocity - instantaneous velocity – Acceleration

Acceleration - Average acceleration - instantaneous acceleration

Motion - straight line - Motion in a plane - Projectile motion

Frame of Reference – Change in Frame of Reference

4. The forces

**Forces - Gravitational forces - Electromagnetic (EM) forces - Nuclear Forces - Weak forces - Scope of Classical physics**

Gravitational forces - G (universal constant 6.67 *106-11 N-m^2/kg^2) – Acceleration due to gravity g = GM/R^2) - Spherical body treated as a point mass at their centres

Electromagnetic (EM) forces – Coulomb forces – Forces between two surfaces in contact – Tension in a string or rope – Force due to a spring

Nuclear Forces – Exerted when interacting particles are protons or neutrons

Weak forces – Forces responsible for beta decay – antinutrino - positron

Scope of Classical physics – Applicable to bodies of linear sizes greater than 10^-6 m – Subatomic bodies – Quantum physics applicable – If the velocity of bodies are comparable to 3*10^* m/s relativistic mechanics is applicable.

5. Newtons law of motion

**Newtons laws of motion - First law - second law - third law - Pseudo forces - Inertia**

Newton's First law – Inertial frame of reference – Earth - Noninertial frame of reference

Newton's second law –( f = ma) - Freebody diagram

Newton's third law of motion – action - reaction

Pseudo forces – inertial forces

Inertia – a property which determines acceleration

6. Friction

**Friction – Normal contact force – Friction - Kinetic friction - Static friction - Laws of friction - Atomic level friction – Rolling Friction**

Kinetic friction – Opposite to motion – Coefficient of Kinetic friction –

Static friction - Limiting friction – Max. Static friction - Coefficient of static friction

Measurement of friction Coefficients- Horizontal table method – Inclined table method

7. Circular motion

**Circular motion - Angular variables - Unit vectors along the radius and the tangent – Acceleration - Banking of roads in circular turns - Centrifugal force – Effects of earth's rotation**

Angular variables – Angular position – Angular velocity – Angular acceleration – tangential acceleration

Unit vectors along the radius and the tangent – Tangential Unit vectors - Radial Unit vectors

Acceleration – Uniform circular motion - Nonuniform circular motion

Effects of earth's rotation – Colatitude – apparent weight

8. Work and energy

Work and energy - Work - Kinetic energy - Work energy theorem - Potential energy - Conservative and nonconservative forces - Gravitational potential energy - Different forms of energy - Mass energy equivalence

Work - Calculation of work done -

Potential energy - Potential energy of a compressed or extended spring - Gravitational potential energy

9. Centre of mass,linear momentum,collision

Centre of mass, linear momentum, collision - Centre of mass - Motion of the Centre of mass - Linear momentum – Collision – Impulse

Centre of mass - Centre of mass of continuous bodies - Motion of the Centre of mass

Linear momentum - Its conservation principle - Rocket propulsion

Collision - Elastic collision in one dimension - Perfectly inelastic collision in one dimension - Coefficient of restitution - Elastic collision in two dimensions

Impulse - Impulsive force

10. Rotational mechanics

11. Gravitation

12. Simple harmonic motion

13. Fluid mechanics

14. Some mechanical properties of matter

15. Wave motion and waves on a string

16. Sound waves

17. Light waves

18. Geometrical optics

19. Optical instruments

20. Dispersion and spectra

21. Speed of light

22. Photometry

23. Heat and Temperature

24. Kinetic theory of Gases

25. Calorimetry

26. Laws of Thermodynamics

27. Specific Heat of Capacities of Gases

28. Heat transfer

29. Electric Field and Potential

30. Gauss's Law

31. Capacitors

32. Electric Current in Conductors

32. Thermal and Chemical effects of Electric Current

33. Thermal and Chemical Effects of Electric Current

34. Magentic Field

35. Magnetic field due to a Current

36. Permanent Magnets

37. Magnetic Properties of Matter

38. Electro Magentic Induction

39. Alternating current

40. electromagentic Waves

41. Electric Current through Gases

42. Photoelectric Effect and Waveparticle Duality

43. Bohr's Model and Physics of Atom

44. X-Rays

45. SemiConductors and Semiconductor Devices

46. Nucleus

47. The Special Theory of Relativity

## 1 comment:

I am a retired HSC teacher and doing research in physics education for 35 years. Research in this field, spanning over 40 years, shows that circular motion is a very difficult topic for learning / teaching and hence related topics like the planetary motion / Bohr's model of H atom. WHY this is so? I started with this question in 1975 and arrived at something which can not be found in any existing textbook, Indian / foreign. As centenary of Bohr's model is in 2013, I request students/teachers to read my letter to the editor of CHANGE (Carnegie Foundation) May-June 2008, p. 5, http://changemag.org/Archives/... You can send me sms also on 020-65100495 OR 09922467861

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