Sunday, April 22, 2012

IIT JEE Physics syllabus

IIT JEE Syllabus with links to Review Materials

Syllabus with links to Review Materials


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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.






Kinematics in one and two dimensions (Cartesian coordinates only),





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.



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.


Linear and angular simple harmonic motions.



Hooke’s law, Young’s modulus


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.


Wave motion (plane waves only), longitudinal and transverse waves, superposition of waves; Progressive and stationary waves; Vibration of strings



Vibration of air columns;Resonance; Beats; Speed of sound in gases; Doppler effect (in sound).



Thermal physics


Thermal expansion of solids, liquids and gases;


latent heat;

Heat conduction in one dimension;


Elementary concepts of convection

Radiation; Newton’s law of cooling;

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



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); 

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.


Magnetic field


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.




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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