## Sunday, May 8, 2016

### XI - 2.1 Scalars and Vectors - Mathematics for Physics - Video Lectures

Scalars And Vectors Part 1 Physics Board video lecture By Rao IIT Academy

Rao IIT Academy

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### XI - 2.8 Cross product or vector product of two vectors - Video Lectures

Physics - Mechanics: Vectors (18 of 20) Product Of Vectors: Cross Product: Example 2

Michel van Biezen

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### XI - 2.5 Subtraction of vectors - Video Lectures

Physics Lecture - 9 - Vector Subtraction

thenewboston

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### XI - 2.4 Multiplication of a vector by a number - Video Lectures

Dot Product, Cross Product, and Multiplying Vectors by Scalars

AK LECTURES

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### XI - 2.3 Addition of vectors - Video Lectures

**Addition of vectors**

Magnitude of a

^{v}+b

^{v}= SQRT(a²+b²+ 2ab cos θ)

The angle of the resultant with a

^{v}is α where

tanα = b sin θ/(a+b cos θ)

Interesting point to make note of:

Two vectors having equal magnitudes of a make an angle θ with each other. Find the magnitude and direction of the resultant(Resultant is output of the addition of two vectors.)

Magnitude = 2a cos θ/2

and

tan α = a sin θ/(a + a cos θ) = (2asin(θ/2)cos(θ/2))/(2acos²(θ/2))

= tan (θ/2)

Example: Two vectors are of equal magnitude of 10 units. One of them is inclined at 45° to the X-axis and the other is inclined at 75° to the X-axis. Find the magnitude and direction of the resultant with respect to X-axis.

The angle between vectors is 30°.

Hence magnitude of the resultant will be 20 cos 15°

The direction - The resultant is inclined at 60° to the X axis.

Physics Vector Addition (Algebraic)

PhysicsEH

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### XII - 18.3 Relation between u,v and R for spherical mirrors - Video Lectures

10 May

Ray Diagrams - Mirrors

Bozeman Science

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Relation Between Focal Length and Radius of Curvature Spherical mirror

CBSE Video Tutorials Science and Math

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Ray Diagrams - Mirrors

Bozeman Science

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Relation Between Focal Length and Radius of Curvature Spherical mirror

CBSE Video Tutorials Science and Math

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### XII - 18.2 Spherical mirrors - Video Lectures

10 May

Reflection by Spherical Mirrors

Educomp smartclassTab

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Concave and Convex Mirror Ray Diagrams, Chapter 17 Review

dcaulf

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Reflection by Spherical Mirrors

Educomp smartclassTab

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Concave and Convex Mirror Ray Diagrams, Chapter 17 Review

dcaulf

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### XII - 18.1 Reflection at smooth surfaces - Video Lectures

10 May

Laws of Reflection

Byju's

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Laws of Reflection

Byju's

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### XII - 17. 16. Polarization of light - Video Lectures

9 May

Polarization of light, linear and circular | Light waves | Physics | Khan Academy

khanacademymedicine

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Polarization of light, linear and circular | Light waves | Physics | Khan Academy

khanacademymedicine

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## Thursday, May 5, 2016

### XII - 17.12. Fraunhofer Diffraction by a circular aperture - Video Lectures

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MITOpenCourseware

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nptelhrd

### XII - 17.11. Fraunhofer Diffraction by a single slit - Video Lectures

XII - 17.11. Fraunhofer Diffraction by a single slit - Video Lectures

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AK Lectures

### XII - 17.10. Diffraction of light - Video Lectures

XII - 17.10. Diffraction of light - Video Lectures

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dave evans

## Tuesday, May 3, 2016

### XII - 17.9. coherent and incoherent sources Video Lectures

XII - 17.9. coherent and incoherent sources Video Lectures

Physics Wave Optics - Coherent & incoherent source - CBSE class 12

ExamFearVideos

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### XII - 17.8. Fresnel's Biprism -Video Lectures

XII - 17.8. Fresnel's Biprism -Video Lectures

IIT JEE Physics ( Fresnel's biprism )

Collegepedia.in

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Class 12 Physics Online Lecture | Interference | Fresnal's Biprism as a Limiting Case of YDSE

Physics Galaxy

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### XII - 17.7. Interference from thin films - Video Lectures

XII - 17.7. Interference from thin films - Video Lectures

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Khanacadeymedicine

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Harvard Natural Sciences Lecture Demonstrations

### XII - 17.6. Optical path - Video Lectures

XII - 17.6. Optical path - Video Lectures

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Jamie Althoff OD

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Jumeirah College Science

## Monday, May 2, 2016

### XII - 17.5. Young's double slit experiment- Video Lectures

XII -

17.5. Young's double slit experiment- Video Lectures

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ExamFearVideos

### XI - 1.7 Order of magnitude - Video Lectures

Class XI -

1.7 Order of magnitude - Video Lectures

Order of magnitude

Convert the number into 1*10^c form.

First convert the number into a*10^b form in this case 1≤a<10 an="" and="" b="" br="" integer.="" is="">If a is less than or equal to 5 assume it is one and if a is greater than 5 assume it is 10 and convert the number into 1*10^c form.

Then c is the order of magnitude of the number.

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Chris Doner

H.C. Verma Physics Chapter 1 Problems and Solutions

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Omega Open Course

### XII - 17.3. Huygen's principles - Video Lectures

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MindsetLearn

http://iit-jee-physics.blogspot.com/2008/04/concept-review-ch-17-light-waves.html

## Sunday, May 1, 2016

### CBSE 2010 Class XI (2008-09) Syllabus

PHYSICS (Code No. 042)

Senior Secondary stage of school education is a stage of transition from general

education to discipline-based focus on curriculum. The present updated syllabus keeps

in view the rigour and depth of disciplinary approach as well as the comprehension

level of learners. Due care has also been taken that the syllabus is not heavy and is at

the same time, comparable to the international standards. Salient features of the syllabus

include:

_ Emphasis on basic conceptual understanding of the content.

_ Emphasis on use of SI units, symbols, nomenclature of physical quantities and

formulations as per international standards.

_ Providing logical sequencing of units of the subject matter and proper placement of

concepts with their linkage for better learning.

_ Reducing the curriculum load by eliminating overlapping of concepts/ content within

the discipline and other disciplines.

_ Promotion of process-skills, problem-solving abilities and applications of Physics

concepts.

Besides, the syllabus also attempts to

_ strengthen the concepts developed at the secondary stage to provide firm foundation

for further learning in the subject.

_ expose the learners to different processes used in Physics-related industrial and

technological applications.

_ develop process-skills and experimental, observational, manipulative, decision

making and investigatory skills in the learners.

_ promote problem solving abilities and creative thinking in learners.

_ develop conceptual competence in the learners and make them realize and appreciate

the interface of Physics with other disciplines.

COURSE STRUCTURE

Class XI (Theory)

One Paper Three Hours Max Marks: 70

Class XI Weightage

Unit I Physical World & Measurement 03

Unit II Kinematics 10

Unit III Laws of Motion 10

Unit IV Work, Energy & Power 06

Unit V Motion of System of particles & Rigid Body 06

Unit VI Gravitation 05

Unit VII Properties of Bulk Matter 10

Unit VIII Thermodynamics 05

Unit XI Behaviour of Perfect Gas & Kinetic Theory of gases 05

Unit X Oscillations & Waves 10

Total 70

Unit I: Physical World and Measurement (periods 10)

Physics - scope and excitement; nature of physical laws; Physics, technology and society.

Need for measurement: Units of measurement; systems of units; SI units, fundamental

and derived units. Length, mass and time measurements; accuracy and precision of

measuring instruments; errors in measurement; significant figures.

Dimensions of physical quantities, dimensional analysis and its applications.

Unit II: Kinematics (Periods 30)

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, position-time graphs, relations for uniformly accelerated motion (graphical treatment).

Elementary concepts of differentiation and integration for describing motion.

Scalar and vector quantities: Position and displacement vectors, general vectors and

notation, equality of vectors, multiplication of vectors by a real number; addition and

subtraction of vectors. Relative velocity.

Unit vector; Resolution of a vector in a plane - rectangular components. Motion in a

plane. Cases of uniform velocity and uniform acceleration-projectile motion. Uniform

circular motion.

Unit III: Laws of Motion (Periods 16)

Intuitive concept of force. Inertia, Newton’s first law of motion; momentum and 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, examples of circular motion

(vehicle on level circular road, vehicle on banked road).

Unit IV: Work, Energy and Power (Periods 16)

Scalar product of vectors. Work done by a constant force and a variable force; kinetic

energy, work-energy theorem, power.

Notion of potential energy, potential energy of a spring, conservative forces: conservation

of mechanical energy (kinetic and potential energies); non-conservative forces: elastic

and inelastic collisions in one and two dimensions.

Unit V: Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body (Periods 18)

Centre of mass of a two-particle system, momentum conversation and centre of mass

motion. Centre of mass of a rigid body; centre of mass of uniform rod.

Vector product of vectors; moment of a force, torque, angular momentum, conservation

of angular momentum with some examples.

Equilibrium of rigid bodies, rigid body rotation and equations of rotational motion,

comparison of linear and rotational motions; moment of inertia, radius of gyration.

Values of moments of inertia for simple geometrical objects (no derivation). Statement of

parallel and perpendicular axes theorems and their applications.

Unit VI: Gravitation (Periods 14)

Keplar’s laws of planetary motion. The universal law of gravitation.

Acceleration due to gravity and its variation with altitude and depth.

Gravitational potential energy; gravitational potential. Escape velocity. Orbital velocity

of a satellite. Geo-stationary satellites.

Unit VII: Properties of Bulk Matter (Periods 28)

Elastic behaviour, Stress-strain relationship, Hooke’s law, Young’s modulus, bulk modulus, shear, modulus of rigidity.

Pressure due to a fluid column; Pascal’s law and its applications (hydraulic lift and hydraulic brakes). Effect of gravity on fluid pressure.

Viscosity, Stokes’ law, terminal velocity, Reynold’s number, streamline and turbulent

flow. Bernoulli’s theorem and its applications.

Surface energy and surface tension, angle of contact, application of surface tension ideas to drops, bubbles and capillary rise.

Heat, temperature, thermal expansion; specific heat - calorimetry; change of state - latent heat.

Heat transfer-conduction, convection and radiation, thermal conductivity, Newton’s law of cooling.

Unit VIII: Thermodynamics (Periods 12)

Thermal equilibrium and definition of temperature (zeroth law of thermodynamics). Heat, work and internal energy. First law of thermodynamics.

Second law of thermodynamics: reversible and irreversible processes. Heat engines and

refrigerators.

Unit IX: Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory (Periods 8)

Equation of state of a perfect gas, work done on compressing a gas.

Kinetic theory of gases - assumptions, concept of pressure. Kinetic energy and temperature; rms speed of gas molecules; degrees of freedom, law of equipartition of energy (statement only) and application to specific heats of gases; concept of mean free path, Avogadro’s number.

Unit X: Oscillations and Waves (Periods 28)

Periodic motion - period, frequency, displacement as a function of time. Periodic functions.

Simple harmonic motion (S.H.M) and its equation; phase; oscillations of a spring–restoring force and force constant; energy in S.H.M.-kinetic and potential energies; simple pendulum–derivation of expression for its time period; free, forced and damped oscillations (qualitative ideas only), resonance.

Wave motion. Longitudinal and transverse waves, speed of wave motion. Displacement

relation for a progressive wave. Principle of superposition of waves, reflection of waves,

standing waves in strings and organ pipes, fundamental mode and harmonics, Beats,

Doppler effect.

Practicals

Note: Every student will perform 10 experiments (5 from each section) and 8 activities (4

from each section) during the academic year.

Two demonstration experiments must be performed by the teacher with participation of

students. The students will maintain a record of these demonstration experiments. Schools are advised to see the guidelines for evaluation in practicals for Class XII. Similar pattern may the followed for Class XI.

SECTION A

Experiments

1. Use of Vernier Callipers

(i) to measure diameter of a small spherical/cylindrical body.

(ii) to measure dimensions of a given regular body of known mass and hence find its

density.

(iii) to measure internal diameter and depth of a given beaker/calorimeter and hence

find its volume.

2. Use of screw gauge

(i) to measure diameter of a given wire, (ii) to measure thickness of a given sheet

(iii) to measure volume of an irregular lamina

3. To determine radius of curvature of a given spherical surface by a spherometer.

4. To find the weight of a given body using parallelogram law of vectors.

5. Using a simple pendulum, plot L-T and L-T2 graphs. Hence find the effective length of

second’s pendulum using appropriate graph.

6. To study the relationship between force of limiting friction and normal reaction and to find co-efficient of friction between a block and a horizontal surface.

7. To find the downward force, along an inclined plane, acting on a roller due to gravitational pull of the earth and study its relationship with the angle of inclination by plotting graph between force and sin.

Activities

1. To make a paper scale of given least count, e.g. 0.2cm, 0.5cm.

2. To determine mass of a given body using a metre scale by principle of moments.

3. To plot a graph for a given set of data, with proper choice of scales and error bars.

4. To measure the force of limiting friction for rolling of a roller on a horizontal plane.

5. To study the variation in range of a jet of water with angle of projection.

6. To study the conservation of energy of a ball rolling down on inclined plane (using a

double inclined plane).

7. To study dissipation of energy of a simple pendulum by plotting a graph between square of amplitude and time.

SECTION B

Experiments

1. To determine Young’s modulus of elasticity of the material of a given wire.

2. To find the force constant of a helical spring by plotting graph between load and extension.

3. To study the variation in volume with pressure for a sample of air at constant temperature by plotting graphs between P and V, and between P and I/V.

4. To determine the surface tension of water by capillary rise method.

5. To determine the coefficient of viscosity of a given viscous liquid by measuring terminal velocity of a given spherical body.

6. To study the relationship between the temperature of a hot body and time by plotting a

cooling curve.

7. (i) To study the relation between frequency and length of a given wire under constant

tension using sonometer.

(ii) To study the relation between the length of a given wire and tension for constant

frequency using sonometer.

8. To find the speed of sound in air at room temperature using a resonance tube by two resonance positions.

9. To determine specific heat of a given (i) solid (ii) liquid, by method of mixtures.

Activities

1. To observe change of state and plot a cooling curve for molten wax.

2. To observe and explain the effect of heating on a bi-metallic strip.

3. To note the change in level of liquid in a container on heating and interpret the observations.

4. To study the effect of detergent on surface tension by observing capillary rise.

5. To study the factors affecting the rate of loss of heat of a liquid.

6. To study the effect of load on depression of a suitably clamped metre scale loaded

(i) at its end (ii) in the middle.

Recommended Textbooks.

1. Physics Part-I, Textbook for Class XI, Published by NCERT

2 . Physics Part-II, Textbook for Class XI, Published by NCERT

Syllabus 2016 download

CLASS XI (THEORY)

(Total Periods: 180)

Unit I: Physical World and Measurement (Periods 10)

Physics: Scope and excitement; nature of physical laws; Physics, technology and society.

Need for measurement: Units of measurement; systems of units; SI units, fundamental and derived

units. Length, mass and time measurements; accuracy and precision of measuring instruments; errors in

measurement; significant figures.

Dimensions of physical quantities, dimensional analysis and its applications.

Unit II: Kinematics (Periods 30)

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, velocitytime

and position-time graphs, relations for uniformly accelerated motion (graphical treatment).

Elementary concepts of differentiation and integration for describing motion. Scalar and vector

quantities: Position and displacement vectors, general vectors and notation, equality of vectors, multiplication

of vectors by a real number; addition and subtraction of vectors. Relative velocity.

Unit vectors. Resolution of a vector in a plane – rectangular components.

Scalar and Vector products of Vectors. Motion in a plane. Cases of uniform velocity and uniform

acceleration – projectile motion. Uniform circular motion.

Unit III: Laws of Motion (Periods 16)

Intuitive concept of force. Inertia, Newton’s first law of motion; momentum and 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, lubrication.

Dynamics of uniform circular motion: Centripetal force, examples of circular motion (vehicle on

level circular road, vehicle on banked road).

Unit IV: Work, Energy and Power (Periods 16)

Work done by a constant force and a variable force; kinetic energy, work-energy theorem, power.

Notion of potential energy, potential energy of a spring, conservative forces; conservation of mechanical

energy (kinetic and potential energies); non-conservative forces; motion in a vertical circle, elastic and

inelastic collisions in one and two dimensions.

Unit V: Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body (Periods 18)

Centre of mass of a two-particle system, momentum conservation and centre of mass motion. Centre

of mass of a rigid body; centre of mass of uniform rod.

Moment of a force, torque, angular momentum, conservation of angular momentum with some

examples.

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Equilibrium of rigid bodies, rigid body rotation and equation of rotational motion, comparison of linear

and rotational motions; moment of inertia, radius of gyration. Values of M.I. for simple geometrical objects

(no derivation). Statement of parallel and perpendicular axes theorems and their applications.

Unit VI: Gravitation (Periods 14)

Kepler’s laws of planetary motion. The universal law of gravitation. Acceleration due to gravity and its

variation with altitude and depth.

Gravitational potential energy; gravitational potential. Escape velocity, orbital velocity of a satellite.

Geostationary satellites.

Unit VII: Properties of Bulk Matter (Periods 28)

Elastic behaviour, Stress-strain relationship, Hooke’s law, Young’s modulus, bulk modulus, shear,

modulus of rigidity, poisson’s ratio; elastic energy.

Pressure due to a fluid column; Pascal’s law and its applications (hydraulic lift and hydraulic brakes).

Effect of gravity on fluid pressure.

Viscosity, Stokes’ law, terminal velocity, Reynold’s number, streamline and turbulent flow. Critical

velocity, Bernoulli’s theorem and its applications.

Surface energy and surface tension, angle of contact, excess of pressure, application of surface tension

ideas to drops, bubbles and capillary rise.

Heat, temperature, thermal expansion; thermal expansion of solids, liquids, and gases. Anomalous

expansion. Specific heat capacity: Cp

, Cv

– calorimetry; change of state – latent heat.

Heat transfer – conduction and thermal conductivity, convection and radiation. Qualitative ideas of

Black Body Radiation, Wein’s displacement law, and Green House effect.

Newton’s law of cooling and Stefan’s law.

Unit VIII: Thermodynamics (Periods 12)

Thermal equilibrium and definition of temperature (zeroth law of Thermodynamics). Heat, work and

internal energy. First law of thermodynamics. Isothermal and adiabatic processes.

Second law of thermodynamics: Reversible and irreversible processes. Heat engines and refrigerators.

Unit IX: Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory (Periods 8)

Equation of state of a perfect gas, work done on compressing a gas.

Kinetic theory of gases: Assumptions, concept of pressure. Kinetic energy and temperature; rms

speed of gas molecules; degrees of freedom, law of equipartition of energy (statement only) and application

to specific heat capacities of gases; concept of mean free path, Avogadro’s number.

Unit X: Oscillations and Waves (Periods 28)

Periodic motion – period, frequency, displacement as a function of time. Periodic functions. Simple

harmonic motion (SHM) and its equation; phase; oscillations of a spring – restoring force and force constant;

energy in SHM – kinetic and potential energies; simple pendulum – derivation of expression for its time

period; free, forced and damped oscillations (qualitative ideas only), resonance.

Wave motion. Longitudinal and transverse waves, speed of wave motion. Displacement relation for a

progressive wave. Principle of superposition of waves, reflection of waves, standing waves in strings and

organ pipes, fundamental mode and harmonics. Beats. Doppler effect.

5

PRACTICALS

Total Periods 60

Section A

Experiments

1. To measure diameter of a small spherical/cylindrical body using Vernier callipers.

2. To measure internal diameter and depth of a given beaker/calorimeter using Vernier callipers and

hence find its volume.

3. To measure diameter of a given wire using screw gauge.

4. To measure thickness of a given sheet using screw gauge.

5. To measure volume of an irregular lamina using screw gauge.

6. To determine radius of curvature of a given spherical surface by a spherometer.

7. To determine the mass of two different objects using a beam balance.

8. To find the weight of a given body using parallelogram law of vectors.

9. Using a simple pendulum, plot L-T and L-T2

graphs. Hence find the effective length of a second’s

pendulum using appropriate graph.

10. To study the relationship between force of limiting friction and normal reaction and to find the

coefficient of friction between a block and a horizontal surface.

11. To find the downward force, along an inclined plane, acting on a roller due to gravitational pull of

the earth and study its relationship with the angle of inclination (θ) by plotting graph between force

and sin θ.

Activities

1. To make a paper scale of given least count, e.g. 0.2 cm, 0.5 cm.

2. To determine mass of a given body using a metre scale by principle of moments.

3. To plot a graph for a given set of data, with proper choice of scales and error bars.

4. To measure the force of limiting friction for rolling of a roller on a horizontal plane.

5. To study the variation in the range of a jet of water with the angle of projection.

6. To study the conservation of energy of a ball rolling down on inclined plane (using a double

inclined plane).

7. To study dissipation of energy of a simple pendulum by plotting a graph between square of

amplitude and time.

Senior Secondary stage of school education is a stage of transition from general

education to discipline-based focus on curriculum. The present updated syllabus keeps

in view the rigour and depth of disciplinary approach as well as the comprehension

level of learners. Due care has also been taken that the syllabus is not heavy and is at

the same time, comparable to the international standards. Salient features of the syllabus

include:

_ Emphasis on basic conceptual understanding of the content.

_ Emphasis on use of SI units, symbols, nomenclature of physical quantities and

formulations as per international standards.

_ Providing logical sequencing of units of the subject matter and proper placement of

concepts with their linkage for better learning.

_ Reducing the curriculum load by eliminating overlapping of concepts/ content within

the discipline and other disciplines.

_ Promotion of process-skills, problem-solving abilities and applications of Physics

concepts.

Besides, the syllabus also attempts to

_ strengthen the concepts developed at the secondary stage to provide firm foundation

for further learning in the subject.

_ expose the learners to different processes used in Physics-related industrial and

technological applications.

_ develop process-skills and experimental, observational, manipulative, decision

making and investigatory skills in the learners.

_ promote problem solving abilities and creative thinking in learners.

_ develop conceptual competence in the learners and make them realize and appreciate

the interface of Physics with other disciplines.

COURSE STRUCTURE

Class XI (Theory)

One Paper Three Hours Max Marks: 70

Class XI Weightage

Unit I Physical World & Measurement 03

Unit II Kinematics 10

Unit III Laws of Motion 10

Unit IV Work, Energy & Power 06

Unit V Motion of System of particles & Rigid Body 06

Unit VI Gravitation 05

Unit VII Properties of Bulk Matter 10

Unit VIII Thermodynamics 05

Unit XI Behaviour of Perfect Gas & Kinetic Theory of gases 05

Unit X Oscillations & Waves 10

Total 70

Unit I: Physical World and Measurement (periods 10)

Physics - scope and excitement; nature of physical laws; Physics, technology and society.

Need for measurement: Units of measurement; systems of units; SI units, fundamental

and derived units. Length, mass and time measurements; accuracy and precision of

measuring instruments; errors in measurement; significant figures.

Dimensions of physical quantities, dimensional analysis and its applications.

Unit II: Kinematics (Periods 30)

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, position-time graphs, relations for uniformly accelerated motion (graphical treatment).

Elementary concepts of differentiation and integration for describing motion.

Scalar and vector quantities: Position and displacement vectors, general vectors and

notation, equality of vectors, multiplication of vectors by a real number; addition and

subtraction of vectors. Relative velocity.

Unit vector; Resolution of a vector in a plane - rectangular components. Motion in a

plane. Cases of uniform velocity and uniform acceleration-projectile motion. Uniform

circular motion.

Unit III: Laws of Motion (Periods 16)

Intuitive concept of force. Inertia, Newton’s first law of motion; momentum and 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, examples of circular motion

(vehicle on level circular road, vehicle on banked road).

Unit IV: Work, Energy and Power (Periods 16)

Scalar product of vectors. Work done by a constant force and a variable force; kinetic

energy, work-energy theorem, power.

Notion of potential energy, potential energy of a spring, conservative forces: conservation

of mechanical energy (kinetic and potential energies); non-conservative forces: elastic

and inelastic collisions in one and two dimensions.

Unit V: Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body (Periods 18)

Centre of mass of a two-particle system, momentum conversation and centre of mass

motion. Centre of mass of a rigid body; centre of mass of uniform rod.

Vector product of vectors; moment of a force, torque, angular momentum, conservation

of angular momentum with some examples.

Equilibrium of rigid bodies, rigid body rotation and equations of rotational motion,

comparison of linear and rotational motions; moment of inertia, radius of gyration.

Values of moments of inertia for simple geometrical objects (no derivation). Statement of

parallel and perpendicular axes theorems and their applications.

Unit VI: Gravitation (Periods 14)

Keplar’s laws of planetary motion. The universal law of gravitation.

Acceleration due to gravity and its variation with altitude and depth.

Gravitational potential energy; gravitational potential. Escape velocity. Orbital velocity

of a satellite. Geo-stationary satellites.

Unit VII: Properties of Bulk Matter (Periods 28)

Elastic behaviour, Stress-strain relationship, Hooke’s law, Young’s modulus, bulk modulus, shear, modulus of rigidity.

Pressure due to a fluid column; Pascal’s law and its applications (hydraulic lift and hydraulic brakes). Effect of gravity on fluid pressure.

Viscosity, Stokes’ law, terminal velocity, Reynold’s number, streamline and turbulent

flow. Bernoulli’s theorem and its applications.

Surface energy and surface tension, angle of contact, application of surface tension ideas to drops, bubbles and capillary rise.

Heat, temperature, thermal expansion; specific heat - calorimetry; change of state - latent heat.

Heat transfer-conduction, convection and radiation, thermal conductivity, Newton’s law of cooling.

Unit VIII: Thermodynamics (Periods 12)

Thermal equilibrium and definition of temperature (zeroth law of thermodynamics). Heat, work and internal energy. First law of thermodynamics.

Second law of thermodynamics: reversible and irreversible processes. Heat engines and

refrigerators.

Unit IX: Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory (Periods 8)

Equation of state of a perfect gas, work done on compressing a gas.

Kinetic theory of gases - assumptions, concept of pressure. Kinetic energy and temperature; rms speed of gas molecules; degrees of freedom, law of equipartition of energy (statement only) and application to specific heats of gases; concept of mean free path, Avogadro’s number.

Unit X: Oscillations and Waves (Periods 28)

Periodic motion - period, frequency, displacement as a function of time. Periodic functions.

Simple harmonic motion (S.H.M) and its equation; phase; oscillations of a spring–restoring force and force constant; energy in S.H.M.-kinetic and potential energies; simple pendulum–derivation of expression for its time period; free, forced and damped oscillations (qualitative ideas only), resonance.

Wave motion. Longitudinal and transverse waves, speed of wave motion. Displacement

relation for a progressive wave. Principle of superposition of waves, reflection of waves,

standing waves in strings and organ pipes, fundamental mode and harmonics, Beats,

Doppler effect.

Practicals

Note: Every student will perform 10 experiments (5 from each section) and 8 activities (4

from each section) during the academic year.

Two demonstration experiments must be performed by the teacher with participation of

students. The students will maintain a record of these demonstration experiments. Schools are advised to see the guidelines for evaluation in practicals for Class XII. Similar pattern may the followed for Class XI.

SECTION A

Experiments

1. Use of Vernier Callipers

(i) to measure diameter of a small spherical/cylindrical body.

(ii) to measure dimensions of a given regular body of known mass and hence find its

density.

(iii) to measure internal diameter and depth of a given beaker/calorimeter and hence

find its volume.

2. Use of screw gauge

(i) to measure diameter of a given wire, (ii) to measure thickness of a given sheet

(iii) to measure volume of an irregular lamina

3. To determine radius of curvature of a given spherical surface by a spherometer.

4. To find the weight of a given body using parallelogram law of vectors.

5. Using a simple pendulum, plot L-T and L-T2 graphs. Hence find the effective length of

second’s pendulum using appropriate graph.

6. To study the relationship between force of limiting friction and normal reaction and to find co-efficient of friction between a block and a horizontal surface.

7. To find the downward force, along an inclined plane, acting on a roller due to gravitational pull of the earth and study its relationship with the angle of inclination by plotting graph between force and sin.

Activities

1. To make a paper scale of given least count, e.g. 0.2cm, 0.5cm.

2. To determine mass of a given body using a metre scale by principle of moments.

3. To plot a graph for a given set of data, with proper choice of scales and error bars.

4. To measure the force of limiting friction for rolling of a roller on a horizontal plane.

5. To study the variation in range of a jet of water with angle of projection.

6. To study the conservation of energy of a ball rolling down on inclined plane (using a

double inclined plane).

7. To study dissipation of energy of a simple pendulum by plotting a graph between square of amplitude and time.

SECTION B

Experiments

1. To determine Young’s modulus of elasticity of the material of a given wire.

2. To find the force constant of a helical spring by plotting graph between load and extension.

3. To study the variation in volume with pressure for a sample of air at constant temperature by plotting graphs between P and V, and between P and I/V.

4. To determine the surface tension of water by capillary rise method.

5. To determine the coefficient of viscosity of a given viscous liquid by measuring terminal velocity of a given spherical body.

6. To study the relationship between the temperature of a hot body and time by plotting a

cooling curve.

7. (i) To study the relation between frequency and length of a given wire under constant

tension using sonometer.

(ii) To study the relation between the length of a given wire and tension for constant

frequency using sonometer.

8. To find the speed of sound in air at room temperature using a resonance tube by two resonance positions.

9. To determine specific heat of a given (i) solid (ii) liquid, by method of mixtures.

Activities

1. To observe change of state and plot a cooling curve for molten wax.

2. To observe and explain the effect of heating on a bi-metallic strip.

3. To note the change in level of liquid in a container on heating and interpret the observations.

4. To study the effect of detergent on surface tension by observing capillary rise.

5. To study the factors affecting the rate of loss of heat of a liquid.

6. To study the effect of load on depression of a suitably clamped metre scale loaded

(i) at its end (ii) in the middle.

Recommended Textbooks.

1. Physics Part-I, Textbook for Class XI, Published by NCERT

2 . Physics Part-II, Textbook for Class XI, Published by NCERT

Syllabus 2016 download

CLASS XI (THEORY)

(Total Periods: 180)

Unit I: Physical World and Measurement (Periods 10)

Physics: Scope and excitement; nature of physical laws; Physics, technology and society.

Need for measurement: Units of measurement; systems of units; SI units, fundamental and derived

units. Length, mass and time measurements; accuracy and precision of measuring instruments; errors in

measurement; significant figures.

Dimensions of physical quantities, dimensional analysis and its applications.

Unit II: Kinematics (Periods 30)

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, velocitytime

and position-time graphs, relations for uniformly accelerated motion (graphical treatment).

Elementary concepts of differentiation and integration for describing motion. Scalar and vector

quantities: Position and displacement vectors, general vectors and notation, equality of vectors, multiplication

of vectors by a real number; addition and subtraction of vectors. Relative velocity.

Unit vectors. Resolution of a vector in a plane – rectangular components.

Scalar and Vector products of Vectors. Motion in a plane. Cases of uniform velocity and uniform

acceleration – projectile motion. Uniform circular motion.

Unit III: Laws of Motion (Periods 16)

Intuitive concept of force. Inertia, Newton’s first law of motion; momentum and 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, lubrication.

Dynamics of uniform circular motion: Centripetal force, examples of circular motion (vehicle on

level circular road, vehicle on banked road).

Unit IV: Work, Energy and Power (Periods 16)

Work done by a constant force and a variable force; kinetic energy, work-energy theorem, power.

Notion of potential energy, potential energy of a spring, conservative forces; conservation of mechanical

energy (kinetic and potential energies); non-conservative forces; motion in a vertical circle, elastic and

inelastic collisions in one and two dimensions.

Unit V: Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body (Periods 18)

Centre of mass of a two-particle system, momentum conservation and centre of mass motion. Centre

of mass of a rigid body; centre of mass of uniform rod.

Moment of a force, torque, angular momentum, conservation of angular momentum with some

examples.

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Equilibrium of rigid bodies, rigid body rotation and equation of rotational motion, comparison of linear

and rotational motions; moment of inertia, radius of gyration. Values of M.I. for simple geometrical objects

(no derivation). Statement of parallel and perpendicular axes theorems and their applications.

Unit VI: Gravitation (Periods 14)

Kepler’s laws of planetary motion. The universal law of gravitation. Acceleration due to gravity and its

variation with altitude and depth.

Gravitational potential energy; gravitational potential. Escape velocity, orbital velocity of a satellite.

Geostationary satellites.

Unit VII: Properties of Bulk Matter (Periods 28)

Elastic behaviour, Stress-strain relationship, Hooke’s law, Young’s modulus, bulk modulus, shear,

modulus of rigidity, poisson’s ratio; elastic energy.

Pressure due to a fluid column; Pascal’s law and its applications (hydraulic lift and hydraulic brakes).

Effect of gravity on fluid pressure.

Viscosity, Stokes’ law, terminal velocity, Reynold’s number, streamline and turbulent flow. Critical

velocity, Bernoulli’s theorem and its applications.

Surface energy and surface tension, angle of contact, excess of pressure, application of surface tension

ideas to drops, bubbles and capillary rise.

Heat, temperature, thermal expansion; thermal expansion of solids, liquids, and gases. Anomalous

expansion. Specific heat capacity: Cp

, Cv

– calorimetry; change of state – latent heat.

Heat transfer – conduction and thermal conductivity, convection and radiation. Qualitative ideas of

Black Body Radiation, Wein’s displacement law, and Green House effect.

Newton’s law of cooling and Stefan’s law.

Unit VIII: Thermodynamics (Periods 12)

Thermal equilibrium and definition of temperature (zeroth law of Thermodynamics). Heat, work and

internal energy. First law of thermodynamics. Isothermal and adiabatic processes.

Second law of thermodynamics: Reversible and irreversible processes. Heat engines and refrigerators.

Unit IX: Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory (Periods 8)

Equation of state of a perfect gas, work done on compressing a gas.

Kinetic theory of gases: Assumptions, concept of pressure. Kinetic energy and temperature; rms

speed of gas molecules; degrees of freedom, law of equipartition of energy (statement only) and application

to specific heat capacities of gases; concept of mean free path, Avogadro’s number.

Unit X: Oscillations and Waves (Periods 28)

Periodic motion – period, frequency, displacement as a function of time. Periodic functions. Simple

harmonic motion (SHM) and its equation; phase; oscillations of a spring – restoring force and force constant;

energy in SHM – kinetic and potential energies; simple pendulum – derivation of expression for its time

period; free, forced and damped oscillations (qualitative ideas only), resonance.

Wave motion. Longitudinal and transverse waves, speed of wave motion. Displacement relation for a

progressive wave. Principle of superposition of waves, reflection of waves, standing waves in strings and

organ pipes, fundamental mode and harmonics. Beats. Doppler effect.

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PRACTICALS

Total Periods 60

Section A

Experiments

1. To measure diameter of a small spherical/cylindrical body using Vernier callipers.

2. To measure internal diameter and depth of a given beaker/calorimeter using Vernier callipers and

hence find its volume.

3. To measure diameter of a given wire using screw gauge.

4. To measure thickness of a given sheet using screw gauge.

5. To measure volume of an irregular lamina using screw gauge.

6. To determine radius of curvature of a given spherical surface by a spherometer.

7. To determine the mass of two different objects using a beam balance.

8. To find the weight of a given body using parallelogram law of vectors.

9. Using a simple pendulum, plot L-T and L-T2

graphs. Hence find the effective length of a second’s

pendulum using appropriate graph.

10. To study the relationship between force of limiting friction and normal reaction and to find the

coefficient of friction between a block and a horizontal surface.

11. To find the downward force, along an inclined plane, acting on a roller due to gravitational pull of

the earth and study its relationship with the angle of inclination (θ) by plotting graph between force

and sin θ.

Activities

1. To make a paper scale of given least count, e.g. 0.2 cm, 0.5 cm.

2. To determine mass of a given body using a metre scale by principle of moments.

3. To plot a graph for a given set of data, with proper choice of scales and error bars.

4. To measure the force of limiting friction for rolling of a roller on a horizontal plane.

5. To study the variation in the range of a jet of water with the angle of projection.

6. To study the conservation of energy of a ball rolling down on inclined plane (using a double

inclined plane).

7. To study dissipation of energy of a simple pendulum by plotting a graph between square of

amplitude and time.

### CBSE Syllabus Physics - Class 12

Unit I Electrostatics

Unit II Current Electricity

Unit III Magnetic effect of current & Magnetism

Unit IV Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating current

Unit V Electromagnetic Waves

Unit VI Optics

Unit VII Dual Nature of Matter

Unit VIII Atoms and Nuclei

Unit IX Electronic Devices

Unit X Communication Systems

Unit I: Electrostatics (Periods 25)

Electric Charges; Conservation of charge, Coulomb’s law-force between two point charges, forces between multiple charges; superposition principle and continuous charge distribution.

Electric field, electric field due to a point charge, electric field lines; electric dipole, electric field due to a dipole; torque on a dipole in uniform electric field.

Electric flux, statement of Gauss’s theorem and its applications to find field due to infinitely long straight wire, uniformly charged infinite plane sheet and uniformly charged thin spherical shell (field inside and outside).

Electric potential, potential difference, electric potential due to a point charge, a dipole and system of charges; equipotential surfaces, electrical potential energy of a system of two point charges and of electric dipole in an electrostatic field.

Conductors and insulators, free charges and bound charges inside a conductor. Dielectrics and electric polarisation, capacitors and capacitance, combination of capacitors in series and in parallel, capacitance of a parallel plate capacitor with and without dielectric medium between the plates, energy stored in a capacitor. Van de Graaff generator.

Unit II: Current Electricity (Periods 22)

Electric current, flow of electric charges in a metallic conductor, drift velocity, mobility and their relation with electric current; Ohm’s law, electrical resistance, V-I characteristics (linear and non-linear), electrical energy and power, electrical resistivity and conductivity. Carbon resistors, colour code for carbon resistors; series and parallel combinations of resistors; temperature dependence of resistance.

Internal resistance of a cell, potential difference and emf of a cell, combination of cells in series and in parallel.

Kirchhoff’s laws and simple applications. Wheatstone bridge, metre bridge.

Potentiometer - principle and its applications to measure potential difference and for comparing emf of two cells; measurement of internal resistance of a cell.

Unit III: Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism (Periods 25)

Concept of magnetic field, Oersted’s experiment.

Biot - Savart law and its application to current carrying circular loop.

Ampere’s law and its applications to infinitely long straight wire, straight and toroidal solenoids.

Force on a moving charge in uniform magnetic and electric fields. Cyclotron.

Force on a current-carrying conductor in a uniform magnetic field. Force between two parallel current-carrying conductors-definition of ampere. Torque experienced by a current loop in uniform magnetic field; moving coil galvanometer-its current sensitivity and conversion to ammeter and voltmeter.

Current loop as a magnetic dipole and its magnetic dipole moment. Magnetic dipole moment of a revolving electron. Magnetic field intensity due to a magnetic dipole (bar magnet) along its axis and perpendicular to its axis. Torque on a magnetic dipole (bar magnet) in a uniform magnetic field; bar magnet as an equivalent solenoid, magnetic field lines; Earth’s magnetic field and magnetic elements.

Para-, dia- and ferro - magnetic substances, with examples. Electromagnets and factors affecting their strengths. Permanent magnets.

Unit IV: Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents (Periods 20)

Electromagnetic induction; Faraday’s law, induced emf and current; Lenz’s Law, Eddy currents.

Self and mutual inductance.

Need for displacement current.

Alternating currents, peak and rms value of alternating current/voltage; reactance and impedance;

LC oscillations (qualitative treatment only), LCR series circuit, resonance; power in AC circuits, wattless current.

AC generator and transformer.

Unit V: Electromagnetic waves (Periods 4)

Displacement current, Electromagnetic waves and their characteristics (qualitative ideas only).

Transverse nature of electromagnetic waves.

Electromagnetic spectrum (radio waves, microwaves, infrared, visible, ultraviolet, X-rays, gamma rays) including elementary facts about their uses.

Unit VI: Optics (Periods 30)

Reflection of light, spherical mirrors, mirror formula. Refraction of light, total internal reflection and its applications, optical fibres, refraction at spherical surfaces, lenses, thin lens formula, lensmaker’s formula. Magnification, power of a lens, combination of thin lenses in contact. Refraction and dispersion of light through a prism.

Scattering of light - blue colour of the sky and reddish appearance of the sun at sunrise and sunset.

Optical instruments: Human eye, image formation and accommodation, correction of eye defects (myopia, hypermetropia, presbyopia and astigmatism) using lenses. Microscopes and astronomical telescopes (reflecting and refracting) and their magnifying powers.

Wave optics: wave front and Huygens’ principle, reflection and refraction of plane wave at a plane surface using wave fronts. Proof of laws of reflection and refraction using Huygens’ principle.

Interference, Young’s double slit experiment and expression for fringe width, coherent sources and sustained interference of light. Diffraction due to a single slit, width of central maximum. Resolving power of microscopes and astronomical telescopes. Polarisation, plane polarised light; Brewster’s law, uses of plane polarised light and Polaroids.

Unit VII: Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation (Periods 8)

Dual nature of radiation. Photoelectric effect, Hertz and Lenard’s observations; Einstein’s

photoelectric equation-particle nature of light.

Matter waves-wave nature of particles, de Broglie relation. Davisson-Germer experiment.

Unit VIII: Atoms & Nuclei (Periods 18)

Alpha-particle scattering experiment; Rutherford’s model of atom; Bohr model, energy levels, hydrogen spectrum.

Composition and size of nucleus, atomic masses, isotopes, isobars; isotones. Radioactivityalpha, beta and gamma particles/rays and their properties; radioactive decay law.

Mass-energy relation, mass defect; binding energy per nucleon and its variation with

mass number; nuclear fission, nuclear reactor, nuclear fusion.

Unit IX: Electronic Devices (Periods 18)

Semiconductors; semiconductor diode – I-V characteristics in forward and reverse bias, diode as a rectifier; I-V characteristics of LED, photodiode, solar cell, and Zener diode; Zener diode as a voltage regulator. Junction transistor, transistor action, characteristics of a transistor; transistor as an amplifier (common emitter configuration) and oscillator. Logic gates (OR, AND, NOT, NAND and NOR). Transistor as a switch.

Unit X: Communication Systems (Periods 10)

Elements of a communication system (block diagram only); bandwidth of signals (speech, TV and digital data); bandwidth of transmission medium. Propagation of electromagnetic waves in the atmosphere, sky and space wave propagation. Need for modulation. Production and detection of an amplitude-modulated wave.

Practicals

Every student will perform 10 experiments (5 from each section) & 8 activities (4 from each section) during the academic year. Two demonstration experiments must be performed by the teacher with participation of students. The students will maintain a record of these demonstration experiments.

SECTION A

Experiments

1. To determine resistance per cm of a given wire by plotting a graph of potential difference versus current.

2. To find resistance of a given wire using metre bridge and hence determine the specific

resistance of its material.

3. To verify the laws of combination (series/parallel) of resistances using a metre bridge.

4. To compare the emf of two given primary cells using potentiometer.

5. To determine the internal resistance of given primary cell using potentiometer.

6. To determine resistance of a galvanometer by half-deflection method and to find its figure of merit.

7. To convert the given galvanometer (of known resistance and figure of merit) into an ammeter and voltmeter of desired range and to verify the same.

8. To find the frequency of the a.c. mains with a sonometer.

Activities

1. To measure the resistance and impedance of an inductor with or without iron core.

2. To measure resistance, voltage (AC/DC), current (AC) and check continuity of a given

circuit using multimeter.

3. To assemble a household circuit comprising three bulbs, three (on/off) switches, a fuse

and a power source.

4. To assemble the components of a given electrical circuit.

5. To study the variation in potential drop with length of a wire for a steady current.

6. To draw the diagram of a given open circuit comprising at least a battery, resistor/rheostat, key, ammeter and voltmeter. Mark the components that are not connected in proper order and correct the circuit and also the circuit diagram.

SECTION B

Experiments

1. To find the value of v for different values of u in case of a concave mirror and to find the focal length.

2. To find the focal length of a convex lens by plotting graphs between u and v or between l/u and l/v.

3. To find the focal length of a convex mirror, using a convex lens.

4. To find the focal length of a concave lens, using a convex lens.

5. To determine angle of minimum deviation for a given prism by plotting a graph between angle of incidence and angle of deviation.

6. To determine refractive index of a glass slab using a travelling microscope.

7. To find refractive index of a liquid by using (i) concave mirror, (ii) convex lens and plane mirror.

8. To draw the I-V characteristic curve of a p-n junction in forward bias and reverse bias.

9. To draw the characteristic curve of a zener diode and to determine its reverse break

down voltage.

10. To study the characteristics of a common - emitter npn or pnp transistor and to find

out the values of current and voltage gains.

Activities

1. To study effect of intensity of light (by varying distance of the source) on an L.D.R.

2. To identify a diode, an LED, a transistor, and IC, a resistor and a capacitor from mixed

collection of such items.

3. Use of multimeter to (i) identify base of transistor. (ii) distinguish between npn and pnp type transistors. (iii) see the unidirectional flow of current in case of a diode and an LED.

(iv) check whether a given electronic component (e.g. diode, transistor or I C) is in working order.

4. To observe refraction and lateral deviation of a beam of light incident obliquely on a glass slab.

5. To observe polarization of light using two Polaroids.

6. To observe diffraction of light due to a thin slit.

7. To study the nature and size of the image formed by (i) convex lens (ii) concave mirror, on

a screen by using a candle and a screen (for different distances of the candle from the lens/mirror).

8. To obtain a lens combination with the specified focal length by using two lenses from the given set of lenses.

B. Evaluation Scheme for Practical Examination:

_ One experiment from any one section 8 Marks

_ Two activities (one from each section) (4+4) 8 Marks

_ Practical record (experiments & activities) 6 Marks

_ Record of demonstration experiments & Viva based on these experiments 3 Marks

_ Viva on experiments & activities 5 Marks

Total 30 Marks

Recommended Textbooks.

1. Physics Part-I, Textbook for XII, Published by NCERT

2. Physics Part-II, Textbook for XII, Published by NCERT

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CLASS XII (THEORY)

(Total Periods: 180)

Unit I: Electrostatics (Periods 25)

Electric charges and their conservation. Coulomb’s law – force between two point charges, forces

between multiple charges; superposition principle and continuous charge distribution.

Electric field, electric field due to a point charge, electric field lines; electric dipole, electric field due to

a dipole; torque on a dipole in a uniform electric field.

Electric flux, statement of Gauss’s theorem and its applications to find field due to infinitely long

straight wire, uniformly charged infinite plane sheet and uniformly charged thin spherical shell (field inside

and outside).

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Electric potential, potential difference, electric potential due to a point charge, a dipole and system of

charges; equipotential surfaces, electrical potential energy of a system of two point charges and of electric

dipoles in an electrostatic field.

Conductors and insulators, free charges and bound charges inside a conductor. Dielectrics and electric

polarisation, capacitors and capacitance, combination of capacitors in series and in parallel, capacitance

of a parallel plate capacitor with and without dielectric medium between the plates, energy stored in a

capacitor, Van de Graaff generator.

Unit II: Current Electricity (Periods 22)

Electric current, flow of electric charges in a metallic conductor, drift velocity and mobility, and their

relation with electric current; Ohm’s law, electrical resistance, V-I characteristics (linear and non-linear),

electrical energy and power, electrical resistivity and conductivity.

Carbon resistors, colour code for carbon resistors; series and parallel combinations of resistors;

temperature dependence of resistance.

Internal resistance of a cell, potential difference and emf of a cell, combination of cells in series and in

parallel.

Kirchhoff ’s laws and simple applications. Wheatstone bridge, metre bridge.

Potentiometer – principle and applications to measure potential difference, and for comparing emf of

two cells; measurement of internal resistance of a cell.

Unit III: Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism (Periods 25)

Concept of magnetic field, Oersted’s experiment. Biot - Savart law and its application to current

carrying circular loop.

Ampere’s law and its applications to infinitely long straight wire, straight and toroidal solenoids. Force

on a moving charge in uniform magnetic and electric fields. Cyclotron.

Force on a current-carrying conductor in a uniform magnetic field. Force between two parallel currentcarrying

conductors – definition of ampere. Torque experienced by a current loop in a magnetic field;

moving coil galvanometer – its current sensitivity and conversion to ammeter and voltmeter.

Current loop as a magnetic dipole and its magnetic dipole moment. Magnetic dipole moment of a

revolving electron. Magnetic field intensity due to a magnetic dipole (bar magnet) along its axis and

perpendicular to its axis. Torque on a magnetic dipole (bar magnet) in a uniform magnetic field; bar magnet

as an equivalent solenoid, magnetic field lines; Earth’s magnetic field and magnetic elements.

Para-, dia- and ferro - magnetic substances, with examples.

Electromagnets and factors affecting their strengths. Permanent magnets.

Unit IV: Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents

(Periods 20)

Electromagnetic induction; Faraday’s law, induced emf and current; Lenz’s Law, Eddy currents. Self

and mutual inductance.

Alternating currents, peak and rms value of alternating current/voltage; reactance and impedance; LC

oscillations (qualitative treatment only), LCR series circuit, resonance; power in AC circuits, wattless

current.

AC generator and transformer.

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Unit V: Electromagnetic Waves (Periods 4)

Need for displacement current.

Electromagnetic waves and their characteristics (qualitative ideas only). Transverse nature of

electromagnetic waves.

Electromagnetic spectrum (radio waves, microwaves, infrared, visible, ultraviolet, x-rays, gamma

rays) including elementary facts about their uses.

Unit VI: Optics (Periods 30)

Reflection of light, spherical mirrors, mirror formula. Refraction of light, total internal reflection and its

applications, optical fibres, refraction at spherical surfaces, lenses, thin lens formula, lens-maker’s formula.

Magnification, power of a lens, combination of thin lenses in contact combination of a lens and a mirror.

Refraction and dispersion of light through a prism.

Scattering of light – blue colour of the sky and reddish appearance of the sun at sunrise and sunset.

Optical instruments: Human eye, image formation and accommodation, correction of eye defects

(myopia and hypermetropia) using lenses.

Microscopes and astronomical telescopes (reflecting and refracting) and their magnifying powers.

Wave optics: Wavefront and Huygens’ principle, reflection and refraction of plane wave at a plane

surface using wavefronts.

Proof of laws of reflection and refraction using Huygens’ principle.

Interference, Young’s double hole experiment and expression for fringe width, coherent sources and

sustained interference of light.

Diffraction due to a single slit, width of central maximum.

Resolving power of microscopes and astronomical telescopes. Polarisation, plane polarised light;

Brewster’s law, uses of plane polarised light and Polaroids.

Unit VII: Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation (Periods 8)

Photoelectric effect, Hertz and Lenard’s observations; Einstein’s photoelectric equation – particle

nature of light.

Matter waves – wave nature of particles, de Broglie relation. Davisson-Germer experiment

(experimental details should be omitted; only conclusion should be explained.)

Unit VIII: Atoms and Nuclei (Periods 18)

Alpha - particle scattering experiment; Rutherford’s model of atom; Bohr model, energy levels,

hydrogen spectrum. Composition and size of nucleus, atomic masses, isotopes, isobars; isotones.

Radioactivity – alpha, beta and gamma particles/rays and their properties; radioactive decay law.

Mass-energy relation, mass defect; binding energy per nucleon and its variation with mass number; nuclear

fission and fusion.

Unit IX: Electronic Devices (Periods 18)

Energy bands in solids (qualitative ideas only), conductors, insulators and semiconductors;

semiconductor diode – I-V characteristics in forward and reverse bias, diode as a rectifier; I-V characteristics

of LED, photodiode, solar cell, and Zener diode; Zener diode as a voltage regulator. Junction transistor,

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transistor action, characteristics of a transistor; transistor as an amplifier (common emitter configuration)

and oscillator. Logic gates (OR, AND, NOT, NAND and NOR). Transistor as a switch.

Unit X: Communication Systems (Periods 10)

Elements of a communication system (block diagram only); bandwidth of signals (speech, TV and

digital data); bandwidth of transmission medium. Propagation of electromagnetic waves in the atmosphere,

sky and space wave propagation. Need for modulation. Production and detection of an amplitude-modulated

wave.

Practicals

Total Periods 60

Section A

Experiments

1. To find resistance of a given wire using metre bridge and hence determine the specific resistance

of its material.

2. To determine resistance per cm of a given wire by plotting a graph of potential difference versus

current.

3. To verify the laws of combination (series/parallel) of resistances using a metre bridge.

4. To compare the emf ’s of two given primary cells using potentiometer.

5. To determine the internal resistance of given primary cell using potentiometer.

6. To determine resistance of a galvanometer by half-deflection method and to find its figure of

merit.

7. To convert the given galvanometer (of known resistance of figure of merit) into an ammeter and

voltmeter of desired range and to verify the same.

8. To find the frequency of the ac mains with a sonometer.

Activities

1. To measure the resistance and impedance of an inductor with or without iron core.

2. To measure resistance, voltage (ac/dc), current (ac) and check continuity of a given circuit using

multimeter.

3. To assemble a household circuit comprising three bulbs, three (on/off) switches, a fuse and a

power source.

4. To assemble the components of a given electrical circuit.

5. To study the variation in potential drop with length of a wire for a steady current.

6. To draw the diagram of a given open circuit comprising at least a battery, resistor/rheostat, key,

ammeter and voltmeter. Mark the components that are not connected in proper order and correct

the circuit and also the circuit diagram.

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Section B

Experiments

1. To find the value of v for different values of u in case of a concave mirror and to find the focal

length.

2. To find the focal length of a convex mirror, using a convex lens.

3. To find the focal length of a convex lens by plotting graphs between u and v or between 1/u and

1/v.

4. To find the focal length of a concave lens, using a convex lens.

5. To determine angle of minimum deviation for a given prism by plotting a graph between the angle

of incidence and the angle of deviation.

6. To determine refractive index of a glass slab using a travelling microscope.

7. To find refractive index of a liquid by using (i) concave mirror, (ii) convex lens and plane mirror.

8. To draw the I-V characteristics curves of a p-n junction in forward bias and reverse bias.

9. To draw the characteristics curve of a zener diode and to determine its reverse break down

voltage.

10. To study the characteristics of a common-emitter npn or pnp transistor and to find out the values

of current and voltage gains.

Activities

1. To identify a diode, an LED, a transistor, and IC, a resistor and a capacitor from mixed collection

of such items.

2. Use of multimeter to (i) identify base of transistor, (ii) distinguish between npn and pnp type

transistors, (iii) see the unidirectional flow of current in case of a diode and an LED, (iv) check

whether a given electronic component (e.g. diode, transistor or IC) is in working order.

3. To study effect of intensity of light (by varying distance of the source) on an LDR.

4. To observe refraction and lateral deviation of a beam of light incident obliquely on a glass slab.

5. To observe polarization of light using two polaroids.

6. To observe diffraction of light due to a thin slit.

7. To study the nature and size of the image formed by (i) convex lens (ii) concave mirror, on a

screen by using a candle and a screen (for different distances of the candle from the lens/mirror).

8. To obtain a lens combination with the specified focal length by using two lenses from the given set

of lenses.

Unit II Current Electricity

Unit III Magnetic effect of current & Magnetism

Unit IV Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating current

Unit V Electromagnetic Waves

Unit VI Optics

Unit VII Dual Nature of Matter

Unit VIII Atoms and Nuclei

Unit IX Electronic Devices

Unit X Communication Systems

Unit I: Electrostatics (Periods 25)

Electric Charges; Conservation of charge, Coulomb’s law-force between two point charges, forces between multiple charges; superposition principle and continuous charge distribution.

Electric field, electric field due to a point charge, electric field lines; electric dipole, electric field due to a dipole; torque on a dipole in uniform electric field.

Electric flux, statement of Gauss’s theorem and its applications to find field due to infinitely long straight wire, uniformly charged infinite plane sheet and uniformly charged thin spherical shell (field inside and outside).

Electric potential, potential difference, electric potential due to a point charge, a dipole and system of charges; equipotential surfaces, electrical potential energy of a system of two point charges and of electric dipole in an electrostatic field.

Conductors and insulators, free charges and bound charges inside a conductor. Dielectrics and electric polarisation, capacitors and capacitance, combination of capacitors in series and in parallel, capacitance of a parallel plate capacitor with and without dielectric medium between the plates, energy stored in a capacitor. Van de Graaff generator.

Unit II: Current Electricity (Periods 22)

Electric current, flow of electric charges in a metallic conductor, drift velocity, mobility and their relation with electric current; Ohm’s law, electrical resistance, V-I characteristics (linear and non-linear), electrical energy and power, electrical resistivity and conductivity. Carbon resistors, colour code for carbon resistors; series and parallel combinations of resistors; temperature dependence of resistance.

Internal resistance of a cell, potential difference and emf of a cell, combination of cells in series and in parallel.

Kirchhoff’s laws and simple applications. Wheatstone bridge, metre bridge.

Potentiometer - principle and its applications to measure potential difference and for comparing emf of two cells; measurement of internal resistance of a cell.

Unit III: Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism (Periods 25)

Concept of magnetic field, Oersted’s experiment.

Biot - Savart law and its application to current carrying circular loop.

Ampere’s law and its applications to infinitely long straight wire, straight and toroidal solenoids.

Force on a moving charge in uniform magnetic and electric fields. Cyclotron.

Force on a current-carrying conductor in a uniform magnetic field. Force between two parallel current-carrying conductors-definition of ampere. Torque experienced by a current loop in uniform magnetic field; moving coil galvanometer-its current sensitivity and conversion to ammeter and voltmeter.

Current loop as a magnetic dipole and its magnetic dipole moment. Magnetic dipole moment of a revolving electron. Magnetic field intensity due to a magnetic dipole (bar magnet) along its axis and perpendicular to its axis. Torque on a magnetic dipole (bar magnet) in a uniform magnetic field; bar magnet as an equivalent solenoid, magnetic field lines; Earth’s magnetic field and magnetic elements.

Para-, dia- and ferro - magnetic substances, with examples. Electromagnets and factors affecting their strengths. Permanent magnets.

Unit IV: Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents (Periods 20)

Electromagnetic induction; Faraday’s law, induced emf and current; Lenz’s Law, Eddy currents.

Self and mutual inductance.

Need for displacement current.

Alternating currents, peak and rms value of alternating current/voltage; reactance and impedance;

LC oscillations (qualitative treatment only), LCR series circuit, resonance; power in AC circuits, wattless current.

AC generator and transformer.

Unit V: Electromagnetic waves (Periods 4)

Displacement current, Electromagnetic waves and their characteristics (qualitative ideas only).

Transverse nature of electromagnetic waves.

Electromagnetic spectrum (radio waves, microwaves, infrared, visible, ultraviolet, X-rays, gamma rays) including elementary facts about their uses.

Unit VI: Optics (Periods 30)

Reflection of light, spherical mirrors, mirror formula. Refraction of light, total internal reflection and its applications, optical fibres, refraction at spherical surfaces, lenses, thin lens formula, lensmaker’s formula. Magnification, power of a lens, combination of thin lenses in contact. Refraction and dispersion of light through a prism.

Scattering of light - blue colour of the sky and reddish appearance of the sun at sunrise and sunset.

Optical instruments: Human eye, image formation and accommodation, correction of eye defects (myopia, hypermetropia, presbyopia and astigmatism) using lenses. Microscopes and astronomical telescopes (reflecting and refracting) and their magnifying powers.

Wave optics: wave front and Huygens’ principle, reflection and refraction of plane wave at a plane surface using wave fronts. Proof of laws of reflection and refraction using Huygens’ principle.

Interference, Young’s double slit experiment and expression for fringe width, coherent sources and sustained interference of light. Diffraction due to a single slit, width of central maximum. Resolving power of microscopes and astronomical telescopes. Polarisation, plane polarised light; Brewster’s law, uses of plane polarised light and Polaroids.

Unit VII: Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation (Periods 8)

Dual nature of radiation. Photoelectric effect, Hertz and Lenard’s observations; Einstein’s

photoelectric equation-particle nature of light.

Matter waves-wave nature of particles, de Broglie relation. Davisson-Germer experiment.

Unit VIII: Atoms & Nuclei (Periods 18)

Alpha-particle scattering experiment; Rutherford’s model of atom; Bohr model, energy levels, hydrogen spectrum.

Composition and size of nucleus, atomic masses, isotopes, isobars; isotones. Radioactivityalpha, beta and gamma particles/rays and their properties; radioactive decay law.

Mass-energy relation, mass defect; binding energy per nucleon and its variation with

mass number; nuclear fission, nuclear reactor, nuclear fusion.

Unit IX: Electronic Devices (Periods 18)

Semiconductors; semiconductor diode – I-V characteristics in forward and reverse bias, diode as a rectifier; I-V characteristics of LED, photodiode, solar cell, and Zener diode; Zener diode as a voltage regulator. Junction transistor, transistor action, characteristics of a transistor; transistor as an amplifier (common emitter configuration) and oscillator. Logic gates (OR, AND, NOT, NAND and NOR). Transistor as a switch.

Unit X: Communication Systems (Periods 10)

Elements of a communication system (block diagram only); bandwidth of signals (speech, TV and digital data); bandwidth of transmission medium. Propagation of electromagnetic waves in the atmosphere, sky and space wave propagation. Need for modulation. Production and detection of an amplitude-modulated wave.

Practicals

Every student will perform 10 experiments (5 from each section) & 8 activities (4 from each section) during the academic year. Two demonstration experiments must be performed by the teacher with participation of students. The students will maintain a record of these demonstration experiments.

SECTION A

Experiments

1. To determine resistance per cm of a given wire by plotting a graph of potential difference versus current.

2. To find resistance of a given wire using metre bridge and hence determine the specific

resistance of its material.

3. To verify the laws of combination (series/parallel) of resistances using a metre bridge.

4. To compare the emf of two given primary cells using potentiometer.

5. To determine the internal resistance of given primary cell using potentiometer.

6. To determine resistance of a galvanometer by half-deflection method and to find its figure of merit.

7. To convert the given galvanometer (of known resistance and figure of merit) into an ammeter and voltmeter of desired range and to verify the same.

8. To find the frequency of the a.c. mains with a sonometer.

Activities

1. To measure the resistance and impedance of an inductor with or without iron core.

2. To measure resistance, voltage (AC/DC), current (AC) and check continuity of a given

circuit using multimeter.

3. To assemble a household circuit comprising three bulbs, three (on/off) switches, a fuse

and a power source.

4. To assemble the components of a given electrical circuit.

5. To study the variation in potential drop with length of a wire for a steady current.

6. To draw the diagram of a given open circuit comprising at least a battery, resistor/rheostat, key, ammeter and voltmeter. Mark the components that are not connected in proper order and correct the circuit and also the circuit diagram.

SECTION B

Experiments

1. To find the value of v for different values of u in case of a concave mirror and to find the focal length.

2. To find the focal length of a convex lens by plotting graphs between u and v or between l/u and l/v.

3. To find the focal length of a convex mirror, using a convex lens.

4. To find the focal length of a concave lens, using a convex lens.

5. To determine angle of minimum deviation for a given prism by plotting a graph between angle of incidence and angle of deviation.

6. To determine refractive index of a glass slab using a travelling microscope.

7. To find refractive index of a liquid by using (i) concave mirror, (ii) convex lens and plane mirror.

8. To draw the I-V characteristic curve of a p-n junction in forward bias and reverse bias.

9. To draw the characteristic curve of a zener diode and to determine its reverse break

down voltage.

10. To study the characteristics of a common - emitter npn or pnp transistor and to find

out the values of current and voltage gains.

Activities

1. To study effect of intensity of light (by varying distance of the source) on an L.D.R.

2. To identify a diode, an LED, a transistor, and IC, a resistor and a capacitor from mixed

collection of such items.

3. Use of multimeter to (i) identify base of transistor. (ii) distinguish between npn and pnp type transistors. (iii) see the unidirectional flow of current in case of a diode and an LED.

(iv) check whether a given electronic component (e.g. diode, transistor or I C) is in working order.

4. To observe refraction and lateral deviation of a beam of light incident obliquely on a glass slab.

5. To observe polarization of light using two Polaroids.

6. To observe diffraction of light due to a thin slit.

7. To study the nature and size of the image formed by (i) convex lens (ii) concave mirror, on

a screen by using a candle and a screen (for different distances of the candle from the lens/mirror).

8. To obtain a lens combination with the specified focal length by using two lenses from the given set of lenses.

B. Evaluation Scheme for Practical Examination:

_ One experiment from any one section 8 Marks

_ Two activities (one from each section) (4+4) 8 Marks

_ Practical record (experiments & activities) 6 Marks

_ Record of demonstration experiments & Viva based on these experiments 3 Marks

_ Viva on experiments & activities 5 Marks

Total 30 Marks

Recommended Textbooks.

1. Physics Part-I, Textbook for XII, Published by NCERT

2. Physics Part-II, Textbook for XII, Published by NCERT

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CLASS XII (THEORY)

(Total Periods: 180)

Unit I: Electrostatics (Periods 25)

Electric charges and their conservation. Coulomb’s law – force between two point charges, forces

between multiple charges; superposition principle and continuous charge distribution.

Electric field, electric field due to a point charge, electric field lines; electric dipole, electric field due to

a dipole; torque on a dipole in a uniform electric field.

Electric flux, statement of Gauss’s theorem and its applications to find field due to infinitely long

straight wire, uniformly charged infinite plane sheet and uniformly charged thin spherical shell (field inside

and outside).

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Electric potential, potential difference, electric potential due to a point charge, a dipole and system of

charges; equipotential surfaces, electrical potential energy of a system of two point charges and of electric

dipoles in an electrostatic field.

Conductors and insulators, free charges and bound charges inside a conductor. Dielectrics and electric

polarisation, capacitors and capacitance, combination of capacitors in series and in parallel, capacitance

of a parallel plate capacitor with and without dielectric medium between the plates, energy stored in a

capacitor, Van de Graaff generator.

Unit II: Current Electricity (Periods 22)

Electric current, flow of electric charges in a metallic conductor, drift velocity and mobility, and their

relation with electric current; Ohm’s law, electrical resistance, V-I characteristics (linear and non-linear),

electrical energy and power, electrical resistivity and conductivity.

Carbon resistors, colour code for carbon resistors; series and parallel combinations of resistors;

temperature dependence of resistance.

Internal resistance of a cell, potential difference and emf of a cell, combination of cells in series and in

parallel.

Kirchhoff ’s laws and simple applications. Wheatstone bridge, metre bridge.

Potentiometer – principle and applications to measure potential difference, and for comparing emf of

two cells; measurement of internal resistance of a cell.

Unit III: Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism (Periods 25)

Concept of magnetic field, Oersted’s experiment. Biot - Savart law and its application to current

carrying circular loop.

Ampere’s law and its applications to infinitely long straight wire, straight and toroidal solenoids. Force

on a moving charge in uniform magnetic and electric fields. Cyclotron.

Force on a current-carrying conductor in a uniform magnetic field. Force between two parallel currentcarrying

conductors – definition of ampere. Torque experienced by a current loop in a magnetic field;

moving coil galvanometer – its current sensitivity and conversion to ammeter and voltmeter.

Current loop as a magnetic dipole and its magnetic dipole moment. Magnetic dipole moment of a

revolving electron. Magnetic field intensity due to a magnetic dipole (bar magnet) along its axis and

perpendicular to its axis. Torque on a magnetic dipole (bar magnet) in a uniform magnetic field; bar magnet

as an equivalent solenoid, magnetic field lines; Earth’s magnetic field and magnetic elements.

Para-, dia- and ferro - magnetic substances, with examples.

Electromagnets and factors affecting their strengths. Permanent magnets.

Unit IV: Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents

(Periods 20)

Electromagnetic induction; Faraday’s law, induced emf and current; Lenz’s Law, Eddy currents. Self

and mutual inductance.

Alternating currents, peak and rms value of alternating current/voltage; reactance and impedance; LC

oscillations (qualitative treatment only), LCR series circuit, resonance; power in AC circuits, wattless

current.

AC generator and transformer.

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Unit V: Electromagnetic Waves (Periods 4)

Need for displacement current.

Electromagnetic waves and their characteristics (qualitative ideas only). Transverse nature of

electromagnetic waves.

Electromagnetic spectrum (radio waves, microwaves, infrared, visible, ultraviolet, x-rays, gamma

rays) including elementary facts about their uses.

Unit VI: Optics (Periods 30)

Reflection of light, spherical mirrors, mirror formula. Refraction of light, total internal reflection and its

applications, optical fibres, refraction at spherical surfaces, lenses, thin lens formula, lens-maker’s formula.

Magnification, power of a lens, combination of thin lenses in contact combination of a lens and a mirror.

Refraction and dispersion of light through a prism.

Scattering of light – blue colour of the sky and reddish appearance of the sun at sunrise and sunset.

Optical instruments: Human eye, image formation and accommodation, correction of eye defects

(myopia and hypermetropia) using lenses.

Microscopes and astronomical telescopes (reflecting and refracting) and their magnifying powers.

Wave optics: Wavefront and Huygens’ principle, reflection and refraction of plane wave at a plane

surface using wavefronts.

Proof of laws of reflection and refraction using Huygens’ principle.

Interference, Young’s double hole experiment and expression for fringe width, coherent sources and

sustained interference of light.

Diffraction due to a single slit, width of central maximum.

Resolving power of microscopes and astronomical telescopes. Polarisation, plane polarised light;

Brewster’s law, uses of plane polarised light and Polaroids.

Unit VII: Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation (Periods 8)

Photoelectric effect, Hertz and Lenard’s observations; Einstein’s photoelectric equation – particle

nature of light.

Matter waves – wave nature of particles, de Broglie relation. Davisson-Germer experiment

(experimental details should be omitted; only conclusion should be explained.)

Unit VIII: Atoms and Nuclei (Periods 18)

Alpha - particle scattering experiment; Rutherford’s model of atom; Bohr model, energy levels,

hydrogen spectrum. Composition and size of nucleus, atomic masses, isotopes, isobars; isotones.

Radioactivity – alpha, beta and gamma particles/rays and their properties; radioactive decay law.

Mass-energy relation, mass defect; binding energy per nucleon and its variation with mass number; nuclear

fission and fusion.

Unit IX: Electronic Devices (Periods 18)

Energy bands in solids (qualitative ideas only), conductors, insulators and semiconductors;

semiconductor diode – I-V characteristics in forward and reverse bias, diode as a rectifier; I-V characteristics

of LED, photodiode, solar cell, and Zener diode; Zener diode as a voltage regulator. Junction transistor,

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transistor action, characteristics of a transistor; transistor as an amplifier (common emitter configuration)

and oscillator. Logic gates (OR, AND, NOT, NAND and NOR). Transistor as a switch.

Unit X: Communication Systems (Periods 10)

Elements of a communication system (block diagram only); bandwidth of signals (speech, TV and

digital data); bandwidth of transmission medium. Propagation of electromagnetic waves in the atmosphere,

sky and space wave propagation. Need for modulation. Production and detection of an amplitude-modulated

wave.

Practicals

Total Periods 60

Section A

Experiments

1. To find resistance of a given wire using metre bridge and hence determine the specific resistance

of its material.

2. To determine resistance per cm of a given wire by plotting a graph of potential difference versus

current.

3. To verify the laws of combination (series/parallel) of resistances using a metre bridge.

4. To compare the emf ’s of two given primary cells using potentiometer.

5. To determine the internal resistance of given primary cell using potentiometer.

6. To determine resistance of a galvanometer by half-deflection method and to find its figure of

merit.

7. To convert the given galvanometer (of known resistance of figure of merit) into an ammeter and

voltmeter of desired range and to verify the same.

8. To find the frequency of the ac mains with a sonometer.

Activities

1. To measure the resistance and impedance of an inductor with or without iron core.

2. To measure resistance, voltage (ac/dc), current (ac) and check continuity of a given circuit using

multimeter.

3. To assemble a household circuit comprising three bulbs, three (on/off) switches, a fuse and a

power source.

4. To assemble the components of a given electrical circuit.

5. To study the variation in potential drop with length of a wire for a steady current.

6. To draw the diagram of a given open circuit comprising at least a battery, resistor/rheostat, key,

ammeter and voltmeter. Mark the components that are not connected in proper order and correct

the circuit and also the circuit diagram.

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Section B

Experiments

1. To find the value of v for different values of u in case of a concave mirror and to find the focal

length.

2. To find the focal length of a convex mirror, using a convex lens.

3. To find the focal length of a convex lens by plotting graphs between u and v or between 1/u and

1/v.

4. To find the focal length of a concave lens, using a convex lens.

5. To determine angle of minimum deviation for a given prism by plotting a graph between the angle

of incidence and the angle of deviation.

6. To determine refractive index of a glass slab using a travelling microscope.

7. To find refractive index of a liquid by using (i) concave mirror, (ii) convex lens and plane mirror.

8. To draw the I-V characteristics curves of a p-n junction in forward bias and reverse bias.

9. To draw the characteristics curve of a zener diode and to determine its reverse break down

voltage.

10. To study the characteristics of a common-emitter npn or pnp transistor and to find out the values

of current and voltage gains.

Activities

1. To identify a diode, an LED, a transistor, and IC, a resistor and a capacitor from mixed collection

of such items.

2. Use of multimeter to (i) identify base of transistor, (ii) distinguish between npn and pnp type

transistors, (iii) see the unidirectional flow of current in case of a diode and an LED, (iv) check

whether a given electronic component (e.g. diode, transistor or IC) is in working order.

3. To study effect of intensity of light (by varying distance of the source) on an LDR.

4. To observe refraction and lateral deviation of a beam of light incident obliquely on a glass slab.

5. To observe polarization of light using two polaroids.

6. To observe diffraction of light due to a thin slit.

7. To study the nature and size of the image formed by (i) convex lens (ii) concave mirror, on a

screen by using a candle and a screen (for different distances of the candle from the lens/mirror).

8. To obtain a lens combination with the specified focal length by using two lenses from the given set

of lenses.

### Study guide H C Verma JEE Physics Ch. 18 GEOMETRICAL OPTICS

JEE syllabus

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.

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1. Reflection at smooth surfaces

5. Refraction at plane surfaces

6. Critical angle

8. Prism

9. Refraction at spherical surfaces;

10. refraction through thin lenses

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Sections in Chapter 18 of HV Verma - Geometrical Optics

18.1 reflection at smooth surfaces

18.2 Spherical mirrors

18.3 Relation between u,v and R for spherical mirrors

18.4 extended objects and magnification

18.5 Refraction at plane surfaces

18.6 Critical angle

18.7 Optical fibre

18.8 Prism

18.9 Refraction at spherical surfaces

18.10 extended objects - laterial magnification

18.11 Refraction through thin lenses

18.12 Lens maker's formula and lens formula

18.13 Extended objects: Lateral magninification

18.14 Power of a lens

18.15 thin lenses in contact

18.16 two thin lenses separated by a distance

18.17 defects of images

Study Plan

Day 1

18.1 Reflection at smooth surfaces

18.2 Spherical mirrors

18.3 Relation between u,v and R for spherical mirrors

Example 18.1

Day 2

18.4 extended objects and magnification

18.5 Refraction at plane surfaces

18.6 Critical angle

Examples 18. 2,18.3, 18.4

Day 3

18.7 Optical fibre

18.8 Prism

18.9 Refraction at spherical surfaces

Examples 18.5 to 8

Exercises

1-5

Day 4

18.10 extended objects - laterial magnification

18.11 Refraction through thin lenses

Examples 18.9 to 12

Exercises

6-10

Day 5

18.12 Lens maker's formula and lens formula

18.13 Extended objects: Lateral magninification

18.14 Power of a lens

Examples 18.13 to 16

Exercises

11-15

Day 5

18.15 thin lenses in contact

18.16 two thin lenses separated by a distance

18.17 defects of images

Examples 18.17 to 20

Exercises

16-20

Day 6

Examples 18.17 to 28

Exercises 16-25

Day 7

Exercises 26-45

Day 8

Exercises

46-55

Day 9

Exercises 56 to 65

Day 10

Exercises 66 to 70

Day 11

Exercises 71 to 75

Day 12

Exercises 76 to 79

Day 13

Objective I 1 to 18

Day 14

Objective II 1 to 7

Day 15

Questions for short answer 1 to 19

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Lesson 50: Lenses

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JEE Question 2007 Paper I

In an experiment to determine the focal length (f) of a concave mirror by the u–v method, a student places the object pin A on the principal axis at a distance x from the pole P. The student looks at the pin and its inverted image from a distance keeping his/her eye in line with PA. When the student shifts his/her eye towards left, the image appears to the right of the object pin. Then,

(A) x < f (B) f < x < 2f (C) x = 2f (D) x > 2f

Sol: Ans [B]

Image is between object and eye. So object is within focus of mirror.

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JEE Question 2007 Paper I

STATEMENT-1

The formula connecting u, v and f for a spherical mirror is valid only for mirrors whose sizes are very small compared to their radii of curvature.

because

STATEMENT-2

Laws of reflection are strictly valid for plane surfaces, but not for large spherical surfaces

(A) Statement-1 is True, Statement-2 is True; Statement-2 is a correct explanation for Statement-1

(B) Statement-1 is True, Statement-2 is True; Statement-2 is NOT a correct explanation for Statement-1

(C) Statement-1 is True, Statement-2 is False

(D) Statement-1 is False, Statement-2 is True

Correct choice: C

Laws of reflection are valid for any kind of reflecting surface.

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JEE 2006

A point object is placed at a distance of 20 cm from a thin plano-convex lens of focal length 15 cm. If the plane surface is silvered, the image will form at

(A) 60 cm left of AB (B) 30 cm left of AB

(C) 12 cm left of AB (D) 60 cm right of AB

Answer: C

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JEE 2006

A biconvex lens of focal length f forms a circular image of sun of radius r in focal plane. Then

(A) πr² α f

(B) πr² α f²

(C) if lower half part is covered by black sheet, then area of the image is equal to πr²/2

(D) if f is doubled, intensity will increase

Answer: B

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Updated 1 May 2016, 23 Oct 2007

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.

----------

1. Reflection at smooth surfaces

5. Refraction at plane surfaces

6. Critical angle

8. Prism

9. Refraction at spherical surfaces;

10. refraction through thin lenses

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Sections in Chapter 18 of HV Verma - Geometrical Optics

18.1 reflection at smooth surfaces

18.2 Spherical mirrors

18.3 Relation between u,v and R for spherical mirrors

18.4 extended objects and magnification

18.5 Refraction at plane surfaces

18.6 Critical angle

18.7 Optical fibre

18.8 Prism

18.9 Refraction at spherical surfaces

18.10 extended objects - laterial magnification

18.11 Refraction through thin lenses

18.12 Lens maker's formula and lens formula

18.13 Extended objects: Lateral magninification

18.14 Power of a lens

18.15 thin lenses in contact

18.16 two thin lenses separated by a distance

18.17 defects of images

Study Plan

Day 1

18.1 Reflection at smooth surfaces

18.2 Spherical mirrors

18.3 Relation between u,v and R for spherical mirrors

Example 18.1

Day 2

18.4 extended objects and magnification

18.5 Refraction at plane surfaces

18.6 Critical angle

Examples 18. 2,18.3, 18.4

Day 3

18.7 Optical fibre

18.8 Prism

18.9 Refraction at spherical surfaces

Examples 18.5 to 8

Exercises

1-5

Day 4

18.10 extended objects - laterial magnification

18.11 Refraction through thin lenses

Examples 18.9 to 12

Exercises

6-10

Day 5

18.12 Lens maker's formula and lens formula

18.13 Extended objects: Lateral magninification

18.14 Power of a lens

Examples 18.13 to 16

Exercises

11-15

Day 5

18.15 thin lenses in contact

18.16 two thin lenses separated by a distance

18.17 defects of images

Examples 18.17 to 20

Exercises

16-20

Day 6

Examples 18.17 to 28

Exercises 16-25

Day 7

Exercises 26-45

Day 8

Exercises

46-55

Day 9

Exercises 56 to 65

Day 10

Exercises 66 to 70

Day 11

Exercises 71 to 75

Day 12

Exercises 76 to 79

Day 13

Objective I 1 to 18

Day 14

Objective II 1 to 7

Day 15

Questions for short answer 1 to 19

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Audiovisual lectures

Lesson 48: Reflection and Refraction

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Lesson 49: Mirrorswww.curriki.org/nroc/Introductory_Physics_2/lesson49/Container.html

Lesson 50: Lenses

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JEE Question 2007 Paper I

In an experiment to determine the focal length (f) of a concave mirror by the u–v method, a student places the object pin A on the principal axis at a distance x from the pole P. The student looks at the pin and its inverted image from a distance keeping his/her eye in line with PA. When the student shifts his/her eye towards left, the image appears to the right of the object pin. Then,

(A) x < f (B) f < x < 2f (C) x = 2f (D) x > 2f

Sol: Ans [B]

Image is between object and eye. So object is within focus of mirror.

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JEE Question 2007 Paper I

STATEMENT-1

The formula connecting u, v and f for a spherical mirror is valid only for mirrors whose sizes are very small compared to their radii of curvature.

because

STATEMENT-2

Laws of reflection are strictly valid for plane surfaces, but not for large spherical surfaces

(A) Statement-1 is True, Statement-2 is True; Statement-2 is a correct explanation for Statement-1

(B) Statement-1 is True, Statement-2 is True; Statement-2 is NOT a correct explanation for Statement-1

(C) Statement-1 is True, Statement-2 is False

(D) Statement-1 is False, Statement-2 is True

Correct choice: C

Laws of reflection are valid for any kind of reflecting surface.

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JEE 2006

A point object is placed at a distance of 20 cm from a thin plano-convex lens of focal length 15 cm. If the plane surface is silvered, the image will form at

(A) 60 cm left of AB (B) 30 cm left of AB

(C) 12 cm left of AB (D) 60 cm right of AB

Answer: C

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JEE 2006

A biconvex lens of focal length f forms a circular image of sun of radius r in focal plane. Then

(A) πr² α f

(B) πr² α f²

(C) if lower half part is covered by black sheet, then area of the image is equal to πr²/2

(D) if f is doubled, intensity will increase

Answer: B

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Updated 1 May 2016, 23 Oct 2007

### Study guide H C Verma JEE Physics Ch. 17 LIGHT WAVES

JEE Syllabus

Wave nature of light:

Huygen’s principle,

interference limited to Young’s double-slit experiment.

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1. Waves or Particles

2. The nature of light waves

3. Huygen's principles

4. Young's double hole experiment

5. Young's double slit experiment

6. Optical path

7. Interference from thin films

Fresnel's Biprism

9. coherent and incoherent sources

10. Diffreaction of light

11. Fraunhofer Diffraction by a single slit

12.Fraunhofer Diffraction by a circular aperture

13.Fresnel diffraction at a straight edge

14.Limit of resolution

15.scattering of light

16. Polarization of light

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Study Plan

Day 1

1. Waves or Particles

2. The nature of light waves

Day 2

3. Huygen's principles

Worked out examples 1,2

Day 3

4. Young's double hole experiment

5. Young's double slit experiment

Day 4

6. Optical path

7. Interference from thin films

8. Fresnel's Biprism

9. coherent and incoherent sources

Day 5

WOE 3 to 7

Exerciese 1 to 5

Day 6

10. Diffraction of light

11. Fraunhofer Diffraction by a single slit

12.Fraunhofer Diffraction by a circular aperture

Day 7

13.Fresnel diffraction at a straight edge

14.Limit of resolution

15.scattering of light

Day 8

WoE 8 to 11

Exercises 6 to 10

Day 9

16. Polarization of light

Exercises 11 to 25

Day 10

Exercises 26 to 35

Day 11

Exercises 36 to 41

Day 12

Objective I 1 to 17

Day 13

Objective II 1 to 10

Day 14

Questions for short answer 1 to 11

Concept review - Formula review

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Concepts covered

2. The nature of light waves

In a wave motion, there is some quantity which changes its value with time and space.

That quantity is the electric field existing in space where light travels.

The electric field is transverse to to the direction of propagation of light.

The equation of such light wave may be written as

E - E

Light of single wavelength is called monochromatic light.

Huygen's principle

Various points of an arbitrary surface, when reached by a wave front, become secondary sources of light emitting secondary wavelets. The disturbance beyond the surface results from the superposition of these secondary wavelets.

Updated 1 May 2016, 23 Oct 2007

Wave nature of light:

Huygen’s principle,

interference limited to Young’s double-slit experiment.

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1. Waves or Particles

2. The nature of light waves

3. Huygen's principles

4. Young's double hole experiment

5. Young's double slit experiment

6. Optical path

7. Interference from thin films

Fresnel's Biprism

9. coherent and incoherent sources

10. Diffreaction of light

11. Fraunhofer Diffraction by a single slit

12.Fraunhofer Diffraction by a circular aperture

13.Fresnel diffraction at a straight edge

14.Limit of resolution

15.scattering of light

16. Polarization of light

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Study Plan

Day 1

1. Waves or Particles

2. The nature of light waves

Day 2

3. Huygen's principles

Worked out examples 1,2

Day 3

4. Young's double hole experiment

5. Young's double slit experiment

Day 4

6. Optical path

7. Interference from thin films

8. Fresnel's Biprism

9. coherent and incoherent sources

Day 5

WOE 3 to 7

Exerciese 1 to 5

Day 6

10. Diffraction of light

11. Fraunhofer Diffraction by a single slit

12.Fraunhofer Diffraction by a circular aperture

Day 7

13.Fresnel diffraction at a straight edge

14.Limit of resolution

15.scattering of light

Day 8

WoE 8 to 11

Exercises 6 to 10

Day 9

16. Polarization of light

Exercises 11 to 25

Day 10

Exercises 26 to 35

Day 11

Exercises 36 to 41

Day 12

Objective I 1 to 17

Day 13

Objective II 1 to 10

Day 14

Questions for short answer 1 to 11

Concept review - Formula review

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Concepts covered

2. The nature of light waves

In a wave motion, there is some quantity which changes its value with time and space.

That quantity is the electric field existing in space where light travels.

The electric field is transverse to to the direction of propagation of light.

The equation of such light wave may be written as

E - E

_{0}sin ω(t-x/v)Light of single wavelength is called monochromatic light.

Huygen's principle

Various points of an arbitrary surface, when reached by a wave front, become secondary sources of light emitting secondary wavelets. The disturbance beyond the surface results from the superposition of these secondary wavelets.

Updated 1 May 2016, 23 Oct 2007

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