# (Syllabus) IITJEE Syllabus 2011 - PHYSICS

## Physics Syllabus of IIT-JEE 2011

**General: **Units and dimensions, dimensional analysis; least
count, significant figures; Methods of measurement and error analysis for
physical quantities pertaining to the following experiments: Experiments based
on using Vernier calipers and screw gauge (micrometer), Determination of g using
simple pendulum, Young’s modulus by Searle’s method, Specific heat of a liquid
using calorimeter, focal length of a concave mirror and a convex lens using u-v
method, Speed of sound using resonance column, Verification of Ohm’s law using
voltmeter and ammeter, and specific resistance of the material of a wire using
meter bridge and post office box.

**Mechanics: **Kinematics in one and two dimensions (Cartesian
coordinates only), projectiles; Uniform Circular motion; Relative velocity.

Newton’s laws of motion; Inertial and uniformly accelerated frames of reference; Static and dynamic friction; Kinetic and potential energy; Work and power; Conservation of linear momentum and mechanical energy.

Systems of particles; Centre of mass and its motion; Impulse; Elastic and inelastic collisions.

Law of gravitation; Gravitational potential and field; Acceleration due to gravity; Motion of planets and satellites in circular orbits; Escape velocity.

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

Linear and angular simple harmonic motions.

Hooke’s law, Young’s modulus.

Pressure in a fluid; Pascal’s law; Buoyancy; Surface energy and surface tension, capillary rise; Viscosity (Poiseuille’s equation excluded), Stoke’s law; Terminal velocity, Streamline flow, equation of continuity, Bernoulli’s theorem and its applications.

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

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 (C_{v}
and C_{p} 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.

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

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

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

Biot–Savart’s law and Ampere’s law; Magnetic field near a current-carrying straight wire, along the axis of a circular coil and inside a long straight solenoid; Force on a moving charge and on a current-carrying wire in a uniform magnetic field.

Magnetic moment of a current loop; Effect of a uniform magnetic field on a current loop; Moving coil galvanometer, voltmeter, ammeter and their conversions.

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

**Optics: **Rectilinear propagation of light; Reflection and
refraction at plane and spherical surfaces; Total internal reflection; Deviation
and dispersion of light by a prism; Thin lenses; Combinations of mirrors and
thin lenses; Magnification.

Wave nature of light: Huygen’s principle, interference limited to Young’s double-slit experiment.

**Modern physics: **Atomic nucleus; Alpha, beta and gamma
radiations; Law of radioactive decay; Decay constant; Half-life and mean life;
Binding energy and its calculation; Fission and fusion processes; Energy
calculation in these processes.

Photoelectric effect; Bohr’s theory of hydrogen-like atoms; Characteristic and continuous X-rays, Moseley’s law; de Broglie wavelength of matter waves.