AEEE 2015 Physics Syllabus

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AEEE 2015 Physics Syllabus:

Units and Dimensions:

Units for Measurement; system of units; SI; fundamental and derived units; dimensions and their applications.


Motion in straight line; uniform and non-uniform motion; uniformly accelerated motion and its applications. Scalars and Vectors; and their properties; resolution of vectors, scalar and vector products; uniform circular motion and its applications; projectile motion Newton’s laws of motion; conservation of linear momentum and its applications; laws of friction; concept of work, energy and power; energy kinetic and potential; conservation of energy; different forms of energy. Elastic collisions in one and two dimensions.

Center of mass of a many particle system; center of mass of a rigid body; rotational motion and torque. Angular momentum and its conservation. Moments of inertia; parallel and perpendicular axes theorem; moment of inertia for a thin rod, ring, disc and sphere.

Gravitation: Acceleration due to gravity and its properties; One and two dimensional motion  under gravity. Universal law of gravitation; 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:

Solids: Elastic properties; Hooke’s law; Young’s modulus; bulk modulus; modulus of rigidity. Liquids: Cohe-sion and adhesion; surface energy and surface tension; flow of fluids; Bernoulli’s theorem and its applications; viscosity; Stoke’s law; terminal velocity.

Oscillations and Waves:

Periodic motion; simple harmonic motion and its equation; oscillations of a spring and simple pendulum. Wave motion; properties of waves; longitudinal and transverse waves; superposition of waves; progressive and standing waves. Free and forced oscillations; resonance; vibrations of strings and air columns; 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 and second laws of thermodynamics; Carnot cycle; efficiency of heat engines. Transference of heat; thermal conductivity; black body radiations; Kirchoff’s law; Wein’s law; Stefan’s law of radiation and Newton’s law of cooling.

Electrostatics, Current Electricity and Magnetostatics:

Coulomb’s law; dielectric constant; electric field; lines of force; field due to dipole; electric flux; Gauss’s theorem and its applications; electric potential; potential due to a point charge; conductors and insulators; distribution of a charge on conductors; capacitance; parallel plate capacitor; combination of capacitors; energy stored in a capacitor.

Electric Current: Cells primary and secondary; grouping of cells; resistance and specific resistivity and its temperature dependence. Ohm’s law; Kirchoff’s law. Series and parallel circuits; Wheatstone’s Bridge and potentiometer with their applications.

Heating effects of current; electric power; concept of thermoelectricity – Seeback effect and thermocouple; chemical effect of current – Faraday’s laws of electrolysis.

Magnetic effects: Oersted’s experiment; Biot Savart’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 a current carrying conductor in a magnetic field; force between current carrying wires; moving coil galvanometer and conversion to ammeter and voltmeter.

Electromagnetic Induction and Electromagnetic Waves:

Induced e.m.f; Faraday’s law; Lenz’s law; self and mutual inductance; alternating currents; impedance and reactance; power in ac; circuits with LC and R series combination; resonant circuits; transformer and AC generator.

Electromagnetic waves and their characteristics; electromagnetic spectrum from gamma to radio waves.

Ray and Wave 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 nature of light; interference; Young’s double experiment; thin films; Newton’s rings. Diffraction: diffraction due to a single slit; diffraction grating; polarization and applications

Modern Physics:

Dual nature of Radiation – De Broglie relation; photoelectric effect; Alpha particle scattering experiment; atomic masses; size of the nucleus; radioactivity; alpha, beta and gamma particles / rays. Radioactive decay law; half life and mean life of radioactive nuclei; Nuclear binding energy; mass energy relationship; nuclear fission and nuclear fusion.

Energy bands in solids; conductors; insulators and semiconductors; pn junction; diode; diode as a rectifier transistor action; transistor as an amplifier.

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