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Course Overview

Unit I: Physical World and Measurement

Chapter–2: Units and Measurements
Need for measurement: Units of measurement; systems of units; SI units,
fundamental and derived units. significant figures. Dimensions of physical
quantities, dimensional analysis and its applications.

Unit II: Kinematics 24 Periods

Chapter–3: Motion in a Straight Line
Frame of reference, Motion in a straight line, Elementary concepts of
differentiation and integration for describing motion, uniform and nonuniform motion, and instantaneous velocity, uniformly accelerated motion,
velocity – time and position-time graphs. Relations for uniformly accelerated
motion (graphical treatment).

Chapter–4: Motion in a Plane

Scalar and vector quantities; position and displacement vectors, general
vectors and their notations; equality of vectors, multiplication of vectors by a
real number; addition and subtraction of vectors, Unit vector; resolution of a
vector in a plane, rectangular components, Scalar and Vector product of
Motion in a plane, cases of uniform velocity and uniform accelerationprojectile motion, uniform circular motion.

Unit III: Laws of Motion 14 Periods

Chapter–5: Laws of Motion
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 a level circular road, vehicle on a banked road).

Unit IV: Work, Energy and Power 14 Periods

Chapter–6: Work, Energy and Power
Work done by a constant force and a variable force; kinetic energy, workenergy theorem, power.
Notion of potential energy, potential energy of a spring, conservative forces:
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

Chapter–7: System of Particles and Rotational Motion

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 a
uniform rod.
Moment of a force, torque, angular momentum, law of conservation
of angular momentum and its applications.
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).

Unit VI: Gravitation 12 Periods

Chapter–8: Gravitation
Kepler’s laws of planetary motion, universal law of gravitation.
Acceleration due to gravity and its variation with altitude and depth.
Gravitational potential energy and gravitational potential, escape speed,
orbital velocity of a satellite.

Unit VII: Properties of Bulk Matter 24 Periods

Chapter–9: Mechanical Properties of Solids
Elasticity, Stress-strain relationship, Hooke’s law, Young’s modulus, bulk
modulus, shear modulus of rigidity (qualitative idea only), Poisson’s
ratio; elastic energy.

Chapter–10: Mechanical Properties of Fluids

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, streamline and turbulent flow, critical
velocity, Bernoulli’s theorem and its simple applications.
Surface energy and surface tension, angle of contact, excess of pressure
across a curved surface, application of surface tension ideas to drops,
bubbles and capillary rise.

Chapter–11: Thermal Properties of Matter

Heat, temperature, thermal expansion; thermal expansion of solids, liquids
and gases, anomalous expansion of water; specific heat capacity; Cp, Cv –
calorimetry; change of state – latent heat capacity.
Heat transfer-conduction, convection and radiation, thermal conductivity,
qualitative ideas of Blackbody radiation, Wein’s displacement Law, Stefan’s
law .

Unit VIII: Thermodynamics

Chapter–12: Thermodynamics
Thermal equilibrium and definition of temperature, zeroth law of
thermodynamics, heat, work and internal energy. First law of
Second law of thermodynamics: gaseous state of matter, change of condition
of gaseous state -isothermal, adiabatic, reversible, irreversible, and cyclic

Unit IX:Behavior of Perfect Gases and Kinetic Theory of Gases

Chapter–13: Kinetic Theory
Equation of state of a perfect gas, work done in compressing a gas.
Kinetic theory of gases – assumptions, concept of pressure. Kinetic
interpretation of temperature; rms speed of gas molecules; degrees of
freedom, law of equi-partition of energy (statement only) and application to
specific heat capacities of gases; concept of mean free path, Avogadro’s

Unit X: Oscillations and Waves

Chapter–14: Oscillations
Periodic motion – time period, frequency, displacement as a function of time,
periodic functions and their applications.
Simple harmonic motion (S.H.M) and its equations of motion; phase; oscillations
of a loaded spring- restoring force and force constant; energy in S.H.M.
Kinetic and potential energies; simple pendulum derivation of expression for its
time period.

Chapter–15: Waves

Wave motion: Transverse and longitudinal waves, speed of travelling wave,
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

  • Duration 160:30:15
  • Language English
  • Skill Beginner
  • Last Update October 6, 2023

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