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Unit-1:General: Experimental Analysis

  • Methods of measurement and error analysis for physical quantities pertaining to the following experiments:
  • Experiments based on using Vernier calipers and screw gauge (micrometer).
  • Determination of g using simple pendulum.
  • Young's modulus by Searle's method.
  • Specific heat of a liquid using calorimeter, focal length of a concave mirror and a convex lens using u-v method.

UNIT–2 :Mechanics : Newton's laws of motion

UNIT–2 :Mechanics : Systems of particles

  • Centre of mass and its motion; Impulse.
  • Elastic & inelastic collisions.

UNIT–2 :Mechanics :Gravitation

  • Laws of gravitation.
  • Gravitational potential and field, acceleration due to gravity.
  • Motion of planets and satellites in circular orbits & escape velocity.

UNIT–2 :Mechanics :Inertia & Momentum

  • Rigid body, moment of inertia, parallel and perpendicular axes theorems, moment of inertia of uniform bodies with simple geometrical shapes.
  • Angular momentum, Torque, Conservation of angular momentum.
  • Dynamics of rigid bodies with fixed axis of rotation.
  • Rolling without slipping of rings, cylinders and spheres; Equilibrium of rigid bodies.
  • Collision of point masses with rigid bodies.

UNIT–2 :Mechanics :Harmonic motions

  • Linear and angular simple harmonic motions.
  • Hooke's law, Young's modulus.

UNIT–2 :Mechanics : Pressure in a fluid

  • Pascal's law; Buoyancy.
  • Surface energy and surface tension, capillary rise, viscosity (Poiseuille's equation excluded)
  • Stoke's law, terminal velocity, Streamline flow, equation of continuity, Bernoulli's theorem and its applications.

UNIT–2 :Mechanics :Waves

  • Wave motion (plane waves only), longitudinal and transverse waves, superposition of waves.
  • Progressive and stationary waves.
  • Vibration of strings and air columns, Resonance, Beats.
  • Speed of sound in gases; Doppler effect (in sound).

UNIT–2 :Mechanics : Thermal Physics

  • Thermal expansion of solids, liquids and gases, calorimetry, latent heat
  • Heat conduction in one dimension, elementary concepts of convection and radiation, Newton's law of cooling; Ideal gas laws.
  • Specific heats (Cv and Cp for monoatomic and diatomic gases), Isothermal and adiabatic processes, bulk modulus of gases
  • Equivalence of heat and work, First law of thermodynamics and its applications (only for ideal gases)
  • Blackbody radiation, absorptive and emissive powers, Kirchhoff's law.
  • Wien's displacement law, Stefan's law.

Unit 3: Electricity and magnetism:Electric Fields

  • Coulomb's law; Electric field and potential.
  • Electrical potential energy of a system of point charges and of electrical dipoles in a uniform electrostatic field.
  • Electric field lines; Flux of electric field.
  • Gauss's law and its application in simple cases, such as, to find field due to infinitely long straight wire, uniformly charged infinite plane sheet and uniformly charged thin spherical shell

Unit 3: Electricity and magnetism:Capacitance

  • Capacitance, Parallel plate capacitor with and without dielectrics.
  • Capacitors in series and parallel, Energy stored in a capacitor.

Unit 3: Electricity and magnetism:Electric current

  • Electric current; Ohm's law; Series and parallel arrangements of resistances and cells.
  • Kirchhoff's laws and simple applications.
  • Heating effect of current.

Unit 3: Electricity and magnetism:Magnetic Fields

  • Biot–Savart's law and Ampere's law.
  • Magnetic field near a current-carrying straight wire, along the axis of a circular coil and inside a long straight solenoid.
  • Force on a moving charge and on a current-carrying wire in a uniform magnetic field.
  • Magnetic moment of a current loop; Effect of a uniform magnetic field on a current loop.
  • Moving coil galvanometer, voltmeter, ammeter and their conversions.

Unit 3: Electricity and magnetism:Electromagnetic Induction

  • Electromagnetic induction, Faraday's law, Lenz's law.
  • Self and mutual inductance.
  • RC, LR and LC circuits with D.C. and A.C. sources

Unit 4 Optics: Reflection & Refraction

  • 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.

Unit 4 Optics: Wave nature of light

  • Huygen's principle.
  • interference limited to Young's double-slit experiment

Unit 5: Modern Physics: Atoms & Nuclei

  • Atomic nucleus; Alpha, beta and gamma radiations; Law of radioactive decay.
  • Decay constant; Half-life and mean life; Binding energy and its calculation; Fission and fusion processes; Energy calculation in these processes.
  • Photoelectric effect; Bohr's theory of hydrogen-like atoms; Characteristic and continuous X-rays.
  • Moseley's law; de Broglie wavelength of matter waves.