1. Units & Measurement

  • 1.1 Units (Different systems of units, SI units, fundamental and derived units)
  • 1.2 Dimensional Analysis
  • 1.3 Precision and significant figures
  • 1.4 Fundamental measurements in Physics (Vernier calipers, screw gauge, Physical balance etc)

2. Kinematics

  • 2.1 Properties of vectors
  • 2.2 Position, velocity and acceleration vectors
  • 2.3 Motion with constant acceleration
  • 2.4 Projectile motion
  • 2.5 Uniform circular motion
  • 2.6 Relative motion

3. Newton's Laws of Motion

  • 3.1 Newton's laws (free body diagram, resolution of forces)
  • 3.2 Motion on an inclined plane
  • 3.3 Motion of blocks with pulley systems
  • 3.4 Circular motion – centripetal force
  • 3.5 Inertial and non-inertial frames

4. Impulse and Momentum

  • 4.1 Definition of impulse and momentum
  • 4.2 Conservation of momentum
  • 4.3 Collisions
  • 4.4 Momentum of a system of particles
  • 4.5 Center of mass

5. Work and Energy

  • 5.1 Work done by a force
  • 5.2 Kinetic energy and work-energy theorem
  • 5.3 Power
  • 5.4 Conservative forces and potential energy
  • 5.5 Conservation of mechanical energy

6. Rotational Motion

  • 6.1 Description of rotation (angular displacement, angular velocity and angular acceleration)
  • 6.2 Rotational motion with constant angular acceleration
  • 6.3 Moment of inertia, Parallel and perpendicular axes theorems, rotational kinetic energy
  • 6.4 Torque and angular momentum
  • 6.5 Conservation of angular momentum
  • 6.6 Rolling motion

7. Gravitation

  • 7.1 Newton's law of gravitation
  • 7.2 Gravitational potential energy, Escape velocity
  • 7.3 Motion of planets – Kepler's laws, satellite motion

8. Mechanics of Solids and Fluids

  • 8.1 Elasticity
  • 8.2 Pressure, density and Archimedes' principle
  • 8.3 Viscosity and Surface Tension
  • 8.4 Bernoulli's theorem

9. Oscillations

  • 9.1 Kinematics of simple harmonic motion
  • 9.2 Spring mass system, simple and compound pendulum
  • 9.3 Forced & damped oscillations, resonance

10. Waves

  • 10.1 Progressive sinusoidal waves
  • 10.2 Standing waves in strings and pipes
  • 10.3 Superposition of waves, beats
  • 10.4 Doppler Effect

11. Heat and Thermodynamics

  • 11.1 Kinetic theory of gases
  • 11.2 Thermal equilibrium and temperature 
  • 11.3 Specific heat, Heat Transfer - Conduction, convection and radiation, thermal conductivity, Newton's law of cooling
  • 11.4 Work, heat and first law of thermodynamics
  • 11.5 2nd law of thermodynamics, Carnot engine – Efficiency and Coefficient of performance

12. Electrostatics

  • 12.1 Coulomb's law
  • 12.2 Electric field (discrete and continuous charge distributions)
  • 12.3 Electrostatic potential and Electrostatic potential energy
  • 12.4 Gauss' law and its applications
  • 12.5 Electric dipole
  • 12.6 Capacitance and dielectrics (parallel plate capacitor, capacitors in series and parallel)

13. Current Electricity

  • 13.1 Ohm's law, Joule heating
  • 13.2 D.C circuits – Resistors and cells in series and parallel, Kirchoff's laws, potentiometer and Wheatstone bridge,
  • 13.3 Electrical Resistance (Resistivity, origin and temperature dependence of resistivity).

14. Magnetic Effect of Current

  • 14.1 Biot-Savart's law and its applications
  • 14.2 Ampere's law and its applications
  • 14.3 Lorentz force, force on current carrying conductors in a magnetic field
  • 14.4 Magnetic moment of a current loop, torque on a current loop, Galvanometer and its conversion to voltmeter and ammeter

15. Electromagnetic Induction

  • 15.1 Faraday's law, Lenz's law, eddy currents
  • 15.2 Self and mutual inductance
  • 15.3 Transformers and generators
  • 15.4 Alternating current (peak and rms value)
  • 15.5 AC circuits, LCR circuits

16. Optics

  • 16.1 Laws of reflection and refraction
  • 16.2 Lenses and mirrors
  • 16.3 Optical instruments – telescope and microscope
  • 16.4 Interference – Huygen's principle, Young's double slit experiment
  • 16.5 Interference in thin films
  • 16.6 Diffraction due to a single slit
  • 16.7 Electromagnetic waves and their characteristics (only qualitative ideas), Electromagnetic spectrum
  • 16.8 Polarization – states of polarization, Malus' law, Brewster's law

17. Modern Physics

  • 17.1 Dual nature of light and matter – Photoelectric effect, De Broglie wavelength
  • 17.2 Atomic models – Rutherford's experiment, Bohr's atomic model
  • 17.3 Hydrogen atom spectrum
  • 17.4 Radioactivity
  • 17.5 Nuclear reactions : Fission and fusion, binding energy

18. Electronic Devices

  • 18.1 Energy bands in solids (qualitative ideas only), conductors, insulators and semiconductors
  • 18.2 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
  • 18.3 Junction transistor, transistor action, characteristics of a transistor; transistor as an amplifier (common emitter configuration) and oscillator
  • 18.4 Logic gates (OR, AND, NOT, NAND and NOR). Transistor as a switch