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## Section I Measurement

1. Measurement

• Physical quantities and SI units

• Scalars and vectors

• Errors and uncertainties

## Section II Newtonian Mechanics

2. Kinematics

• Rectilinear motion

• Non-linear motion

3. Dynamics

• Newtons' laws of motion

• Linear momentum and its conservation

4. Forces

• Types of Forces

• Centre of gravity

• Turning effects of forces

• Equilibrium of forces

• Upthrust

5. Work, Energy and Power

• Work

• Energy conversion and conservation

• Efficiency

• Potential energy and kinetic energy

• Power

6. Motion in a Circle

• Kinematics of uniform circular motion

• Centripetal acceleration

• Centripetal force

7. Gravitational Field

• Gravitational field

• Gravitational force between point masses

• Gravitational field of a point mass

• Gravitational field near to the surface of the Earth

• Gravitational potential

• Circular Orbits

## Section III Thermal Physics

8. Temperature and Ideal Gases

• Thermal equilibrium

• Temperature scales

• Equation of state

• Kinetic theory of gases

• Kinetic energy of a molecule

9. First Law of Thermodynamics

• Specific heat capacity and specific latent heat

• Internal energy

• First law of thermodynamics

## Section IV Oscillations and Waves

10. Oscillations

• Simple harmonic motion

• Energy in simple harmonic motion

• Damped and forced oscillations, resonance

11. Wave Motion

• Progressive waves

• Transverse and longitudinal waves

• Polarisation

• Determination of frequency and wavelength of sound waves

12. Superposition

• Principle of superposition

• Stationary waves

• Diffraction

• Two-source interference

• Single slit and multiple slit diffraction

Section V Electricity and Magnetism

13. Electric Fields

• Concept of an electric field

• Electric force between point charges

• Electric field of a point charge

• Uniform electric fields

• Electric potential

14. Current of Electricity

• Electric current

• Potential difference

• Resistance and resistivity

• Electromotive force

15. D.C. Circuits

• Circuit symbols and diagrams

• Series and parallel arrangements

• Potential divider

• Balanced potentials

16. Electromagnetism

• Concept of a magnetic field

• Magnetic fields due to currents

• Force on a current-carrying conductor

• Force between current-carrying conductors

• Force on a moving charge

17. Electromagnetic Induction

• Magnetic flux

• Laws of electromagnetic induction

18. Alternating Current

• Characteristics of alternating currents

• The transformer

• Rectification with a diode

Section VI Modern Physics

19. Quantum Physics

• Energy of a photon

• The photoelectric effect

• Wave-particle duality

• Energy levels in atoms

• Line spectra

• X-ray spectra

• The uncertainty principle

20. Nuclear Physics

• The nucleus

• Isotopes

• Nuclear processes

• Mass defect and nuclear binding energy