## Sunday, April 22, 2012

### IIT JEE Physics syllabus

2008
IIT JEE Syllabus with links to Review Materials

# BOARD

## 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 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.

http://iit-jee-physics.blogspot.com/search/label/Introduction%20to%20Physics

## Mechanics

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

projectiles;

http://iit-jee-physics.blogspot.com/search/label/Rest%20and%20Motion

Uniform Circular motion;

http://iit-jee-physics.blogspot.com/2008/05/concept-review-chapter-7-circular.html

Relative velocity.

Newton’s laws of motion;

http://iit-jee-physics.blogspot.com/2008/05/concept-review-chapter-5-newtons-laws.html

Inertial and uniformly accelerated frames of reference;

Static and dynamic friction;

http://iit-jee-physics.blogspot.com/2008/05/concept-review-chapter-6-friction.html

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.

http://iit-jee-physics.blogspot.com/2008/05/concept-review-chapter-11-gravitation.html

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.

http://iit-jee-physics.blogspot.com/2008/04/concept-review-ch-12-simple-harmonic.html

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

http://iit-jee-physics.blogspot.com/2008/04/concept-review-ch15-wave-motion-and.html

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

http://iit-jee-physics.blogspot.com/2008/04/concept-review-ch-16-sound-waves.html

## Thermal physics

Thermal expansion of solids, liquids and gases;

Calorimetry,

latent heat;

Heat conduction in one dimension;

Elementary concepts of convection

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.

## 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.

## 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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