# (Syllabus) AIEEE - Subject Syllabus (Physics)

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**PHYSICS**

**UNIT 1 Units and Measurement**

Units for measurement, system of units – S.I., fundamental and
derived units. Dimensions and their applications.

**UNIT 2 Description of Motion
in one dimension**

Motion in a straight line, uniform motion, its graphical
representation. Uniformly accelerated motion, and its applications.

**UNIT 3 Description of Motion
in Two and Three dimensions**

Scalars and vectors, vector addition, multiplication of a vector by a
real number, zero-vector and its properties. Resolution of vectors. Scalar and
vector products, uniform circular motion and its applications, projectile
motion.

**UNIT 4 Laws of Motion**

Force and inertia – Newton’s Laws of motion. Conservation of linear
momentum, rocket propulsion. Inertial frames of references. Static and kinetic
friction, laws of friction, rolling friction.

**UNIT 5 Work, Energy and
Power**

Concept of work, energy and power, Energy – kinetic and potential.
Conservation of energy. Elastic collisions in one and two dimensions.
Different forms of energy.

**UNIT 6 Rotational Motion and
Moment of Inertia**

Centre of mass of a two-particle system. Centre of mass of a rigid
body, general motion of a rigid body, nature of rotational motion, torque,
angular momentum, conservation of angular momentum and its applications.
Moment of Inertia and its physical significance, parallel and perpendicular
axes theorem, expression of moment of inertia for ring, disc and sphere.

**UNIT 7 Gravitation**

Acceleration due to gravity, one and two-dimensional motion under
gravity. Universal law of gravitation, variation in the acceleration due to
gravity of the earth. Planetary motion, artificial satellite – geostationary
satellite, gravitational potential energy near the surface of earth,
gravitational potential and escape velocity.

**UNIT 8 Properties of Matter**

Inter-atomic and inter-molecular forces, states of matter

(A) Solids : Elastic properties, Hook’s law, Young’s
modulus, bulk modulus, modulus of rigidity.

(B) Liquids : Cohesion and adhesion. Surface energy and surface tension.
Flow of fluids, Bernoulli’s theorem and its applications. Viscosity,
Stoke’s Law, terminal velocity.

(C) Ideal gas laws.

**UNIT 9 Oscillations**

Periodic motion, simple harmonic motion and its equation of motion,
energy in S.H.M., Oscillations of a spring and simple pendulum.

**UNIT 10 Waves**

Wave motion, speed of a wave, longitudinal and transverse waves,
superposition of waves, progressive and standing waves, vibration of strings
and air-columns, beats, resonance. Doppler effect in sound.

**UNIT 11 Heat and
Thermodynamics**

Thermal expansion of solids, liquids and gases and their specific
heats, relationship between Cp and Cv for gases, first law of thermodynamics,
thermodynamic processes. Second law of thermodynamics, Carnot cycle,
efficiency of heat engines.

**UNIT 12 Transference of heat**

Modes of transference of heat. Thermal conductivity. Black body
radiations, Kirchoff’s law, Wien’s law, Stefan’s law of radiation and
Newton’s law of cooling.

**UNIT 13 Electrostatics**

Charges and their conservation, Coulomb’s law, S.I. unit of charge,
dielectric constant, electric field, lines of force, field due to dipole and
its behavior in a uniform electric field, electric flux, Gauss’s law in
simple geometries. Electric potential, potential due to a point charge.
Conductors and insulators, distribution of charge on conductors. Capacitance,
parallel plate capacitor, combination of capacitors, energy of capacitor, van
de graf generator.

**UNIT 14 Current Electricity**

Current as a rate of flow of charges, sources of energy, cells-primary
and secondary, grouping of cells resistance of different materials,
temperature dependence, specific resistance, Ohm’s law, Kirchoff’s law,
series and parallel circuits. Wheatstone Bridge, measurement of voltages and
currents, potentiometer.

**UNIT 15 Thermal and Chemical
Effects of currents**

Heating effects of current, electric power, simple concept of thermo
electricity – (Seeback effect and its explanation), thermocouple, Chemical
effects of current and laws of electrolysis.

**UNIT 16 Magnetic Effects of
Currents**

Oersted’s experiment, Biot-Savert’s law (magnetic field due to a
current element), magnetic field due to a straight wire, circular loop and
solenoid, force on a moving charge in a uniform magnetic field (Lorentz
force), forces and torques on currents in a magnetic field, force between two
current carrying wires, moving coil galvanometer, ammeter and voltmeter.

**UNIT 17 Magnetostatics**

Bar magnet, magnetic field, lines of force, torque on a bar magnet in a
magnetic field, earth’s magnetic field, tangent galvanometer, vibration
magnetometer, para, dia and ferro-magnetism, magnetic induction, magnetic
susceptibility.

**UNIT 18 Electromagnetic
Induction and Alternating Currents**

Induced e.m.f., Farady’s Law, Lenz’s Law, self and mutual
induction, alternating currents, impedance and reactance, power in a.c.
circuits, LCR series combination, resonant circuits. Transformer, simple
motor, and A.C. generator.

**UNIT 19 Ray Optics**

Sources of light, luminous intensity, luminous flux, illuminance and
photometry(elementary idea). Reflection and refraction of light at plane and
curved surfaces, total internal reflection, optical fibre; deviation and
dispersion of light by a prism; Lens formula, magnification and resolving
power; microscope and telescope.

**UNIT 20 Wave Optics**

Wave nature of light; Interference – Young’s double slit
experiment. Diffraction – diffraction due to a single slit. Elementary idea
of polarization, Doppler effect of light.

**UNIT 21 Electromagnetic
waves**

Electromagnetic oscillations, Electromagnetic wave spectrum from gamma
to radio waves – their uses and propogation properties of the atmosphere
w.r.t. electromagnetic spectrum.

**UNIT 22 Electrons and
Photons**

Discovery of electrons, cathode rays, charge on an electron, e/m for an
electron, photoelectric effect and Einstein’s equation of photoelectric
effect.

**UNIT 23 Atoms, Molecules and
Nuclei**

Rutherford model of the atom, Bohr’s model, energy quantizations,
hydrogen spectrum; Atomic masses, size of the nucleus; Radioactivity; rays and
their properties – alpha, beta and gamma decay; half life and mean life of
radio-active nuclei, Binding energy, mass energy relationship, nuclear fission
and nuclear fusion.

**UNIT 24 Solids and
Semi-Conductor Devices**

Energy bands in solids, conductors, insulators and semi-conductors, PN
junction, diodes, diode as rectifier, junction transistor, transistor as an
amplifier.