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Physics Syllabus
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ICFAI Institute of Science and Technology Physics Syllabus:
Units and Measurement
Units for measurement, system of units  S.I., fundamental and derived units. Dimensions and their applications.
Description of Motion in One Dimension
Motion in a straight line, uniform and nonuniform motion, their graphical representation. Uniformly accelerated motion, and its applications
Description of Motion in Two and Three Dimensions
Scalars and vectors, vector addition, a real number, zero vector and its properties. Resolution of vectors. Scalar and vector products, uniform circular motion and its applications projectile motion.
Laws of Motion
Force and inertia  Newton 's Laws of Motion. Conservation of linear momentum and its applications, rocket propulsion, friction  laws of friction
Work, Energy and Power
Concept of work, energy and power. Energy  kinetic and potential. Conservation of energy and its applications, Elastic collisions in one and two dimensions. Different forms of energy.
Rotational Motion and Moment of Inertia
Centre of mass of a twoparticle system. Centre of mass of a rigid body, general motion of a rigid body, nature of rotational motion, torque, angular momentum, its conservation and applications. Moment of Inertia, parallel and perpendicular axes theorem, expression of moment of inertia for ring, disc and sphere.
Gravitation
Acceleration due to gravity, one and twodimensional motion under gravity. Universal law of gravitation, variation in the acceleration due to gravity of the earth. Planetary motion, Kepler's laws, artificial satellite  geostationary satellite, gravitational potential energy near the surface of earth, gravitational potential and escape velocity.
Solids and Fluids
Interatomic and Intermolecular 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.
Oscillations
Periodic motion, simple harmonic motion and its equation of motion, energy in S.H.M., Oscillations of a spring and simple pendulum.
Waves
Wave motion, speed of a wave, longitudinal and transverse waves, superposition of waves, progressive and standing waves, free and forced Oscillations, resonance, vibration of strings and aircolumns, beats, Doppler effect.
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.
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.
Electrostatics
Electric charge  its unit and conservation, Coulomb's law, dielectric constant, electric field, lines of force, field due to dipole and its behaviour in a uniform electric field, electric flux, Gauss's theorem and its applications. 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.
Current Electricity
Electric current and its unit, sources of energy, cells primary and secondary, grouping of cells resistance of different materials, temperature dependence, specific resistivity, Ohm's law, Kirchoff's law, series and parallel circuits. Wheatstone Bridge with their applications and potentiometer with their applications.
Thermal and Chemical Effects of Currents
Heating effects of current, electric power, simple concept of thermoelectricity  Seeback effect and thermocouple, Chemical effect of current  Faraday's laws of electrolysis.
Magnetic Effects of Currents
Oersted's experiment, BioSavert's law, magnetic field due to 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 and conversion to ammeter and voltmeter.
Magnetostatics: Bar magnet, magnetic field, lines of force, torque on a bar magnet in a magnetic field, earth's magnetic field, para, dia and ferro magnetism, magnetic induction, magnetic susceptibility.
Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents
Induced e.m.f., Faraday's Law, Lenz's Law, Self and Mutual Inductance, alternating currents, impedance and reactance, power In a.c. Circuits with L.C. And R Series Combination, resonant circuits. Transformer and A.C. generator.
Ray Optics
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.
Wave Optics
Wave nature of light; Interference  Young's double slit experiment. Diffraction  diffraction due to a single slit. Elementary idea of polarization.
Electromagnetic Waves
Electromagnetic waves and their characteristics, Electromagnetic wave spectrum from gamma to radio waves  propagation of EM waves in atmosphere.
Electron and Photons
Charge on an electron, e/m for an electron, photoelectric effect and Einstein's equation of photoelectric effect.
Atoms, Molecules and Nuclei
Alpha  particles scattering experiment, Atomic masses, size of the nucleus; radioactivity; Alpha, beta and gamma particles/ rays and their properties, radioactive decay law, half life and mean life of radioactive nuclei, binding energy, mass energy relationship, nuclear fission and nuclear fusion.
Solids and Semiconductors Devices
Energy bands in solids, conductors, insulators and semiconductors, pn junction, diodes, diode as rectifier, transistor action, transistor as an amplifier.
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