BITSAT 2017 Physics Syllabus

BITSAT 2017 Physics Syllabus

Units & Measurement:
Units (Differential systems of units, SI Units, Fundamental and derived units); Dimensional Analysis; Precision and Significant figures; Fundamental measure in Physics (Vernier Calipers, Screw gauge, Physical balance etc)

Properties of vectors; Position, Velocity and acceleration Vectors; Motion with constant acceleration; Projectile motion; Uniform circular motion; Relative Motion.

Newton’s laws of Motion:
Newton’s laws (free body diagram, resolution of forces); Motion of an inclined plane; Motion of blocks with pulley systems; Circular motion-centripetal force; Inertial and non-inertial frames.

Impulse and Momentum:
Definition of impulsive momentum; Conservation of momentum; Collisions; Momentum of a system of particles; Centre of Mass;

Work and Energy:
Work done by a force; Kinetic energy and work-energy theorem; Power; Conservative forces and potential energy

Rotational Motion:
Description of rotation (angular displacement; angular velocity and angular acceleration); Rotational motion with constant angular acceleration; Moment of inertia; Parallel and perpendicular axes theorems; rotational kinetic energy; Torque and angular momentum; Conservation of angular momentum; Rolling Motion

Newton’s law of gravitation; Gravitational potential energy; Escape velocity; Motion of planets- Kepler’s laws; satellite motion.

Mechanics of Solids and Fluids:

Pressure, density and Archimedes’ principle; Viscosity and Surface Tension; Bernoulli’s theorem.

Kinematics of simple harmonic motion; Spring mass system, simple and compound pendulum; Forced & damped oscillations; Resonance

Progressive sinusoidal waves; Standing waves in strings and pipes; Superposition of waves; beats; Doppler Effect

Heat and Thermodynamics:
Kinetic theory of gases; Thermal equilibrium and temperature; Specific heat, heat Transfer, Conduction, convection and radiation; Newton’s law of cooling; Work, heat and first law of Thermodynamics; 2nd law of thermodynamics; Carnot engine-Efficiency engine- Efficiency and Coefficient of Performance.

Coulomb’s law; Electric field (discrete and continous charge distributions); Electrostatic potential and Electrostatic potential energy; Gauss’s law and its applications; Electric dipole; Capacitance and dielectrics (parallel plate capacitor; capacitors in series and parallel)

Current Electricity:
Ohm’s law; Joule heating; D.C. Circuits- Resistors and cells in series and parallel; Kirchoff’s law; potentiometer and Wheatstone bridge; Electrical Resistance (Resistivity; origin and temperature dependence of resistivity)

Magnetic effect of Current:
Biot-Savart’s law and its applications; Ampere’s law and its applications; Lorentz force, force on current carrying conductors in a magnetic field; Magnetic moment of a current loop; torque on a current loop; Galvanometer and its conversion to voltmeter and ammeter.

Electromagnetic Induction:
Faraday’s law; Lenz’s law; eddy currents; Self and mutual inductance; Transformers and generators; Alternating current (peak and rms value) AC Circuits; LCR Circuits.

Laws of Reflection and Refraction; Lenses and mirrors; Optical instruments- telescope and microscope; Interference- Huygen’s principle, Young’s double slit experiment; Interference in thin films; Diffraction due to single slit; Electromagnetic waves and their characteristics (only qualitative ideas); Electromagnetic spectrum; Polarization; Malus’ law; Brewster’s law

Modern Physics:
Dual nature of light and matter-Photoelectric effect; De Broglie wavelength; Atomic models-Rutherford’s experiment; Bohr’s atomic model; Hydrogen atom spectrum; Radioactivity; Nuclear reactions: Fission and Fusion, binding energy.

Electronic Devices:
Energy bands in solids (qualitative ideas only); conductors, insulators and semiconductors; Semiconductor diode- I-V characteristics in forward and reverse bias; diode as a rectifier; I-V characteristics of LED; photodiode, solar cell and Zener diode as a voltage regulator; Junction transistor; transistor action, characteristics of transistor, transistor as an amplifier (common emitter configuration) and oscillator; logic gates (OR, AND, NOT , NAND and NOR) transistor as a switch.

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