IIT JEE Syllabus 2012: Physics
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
Law of gravitation;
Gravitational potential and field; Acceleration due to gravity;
Motion of planets and satellites in circular orbits; Escape
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
Hooke’s law, Young’s
Pressure in a fluid;
Pascal’s law; Buoyancy; Su rface 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
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 power s;
Kirchhoff’s law; Wien’s displacement law, Stefan’s law.
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
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 w ire,
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.
induction: Faraday’s law, Lenz’s law; Self and mutual inductance;
RC, LR and LC circuits with D.C. and A.C. sources.
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
nucleus; Alpha, beta and g amma radiations; Law of radioactive
decay; Decay constant; Half-life and mean life; Binding energy and
its calculation; Fission and fusion processes; Energy calculation in
Bohr’s theory of hydrogen-like atoms; Characteristic and continuous
X-rays, Moseley’s law; de Broglie wavelength of matter waves.