# BITSAT 2017 Physics Syllabus

1. Units & Measurement

- Units (Different systems of units, SI units, fundamental and derived units)
- Dimensional Analysis
- Precision and significant figures
- Fundamental measurements in Physics (Vernier calipers, screw gauge, Physical balance etc)

** 2. Kinematics **

- Properties of vectors
- Position, velocity and acceleration vectors
- Motion with constant acceleration
- Projectile motion
- Uniform circular motion
- Relative motion

** 3. Newton’s Laws of Motion **

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

**4. Impulse and Momentum **

- Definition of impulse and momentum
- Conservation of momentum
- Collisions
- Momentum of a system of particles
- Center of mass

**5. Work and Energy**

- Work done by a force
- Kinetic energy and work-energy theorem
- Power
- Conservative forces and potential energy
- Conservation of mechanical energy

**6. 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 energy6.4 Torque and angular momentum
- Conservation of angular momentum
- Rolling motion

** ** **7. Gravitation**

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

**8. Mechanics of Solids and Fluids **

- Elasticity
- Pressure, density and Archimedes’ principle
- Viscosity and Surface Tension
- Bernoulli’s theorem

**9. Oscillations **

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

**10. Waves **

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

**11. Heat and Thermodynamics **

- Kinetic theory of gases
- Thermal equilibrium and temperature
- Specific heat, Heat Transfer - Conduction, convection and radiation, thermal conductivity, Newton's law of cooling
- Work, heat and first law of thermodynamics
- 2nd law of thermodynamics, Carnot engine – Efficiency and Coefficient of performance

**12. Electrostatics **

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

**13.Current Electricity**

- Ohm’s law, Joule heating
- D.C circuits – Resistors and cells in series and parallel, Kirchoff’s laws, potentiometer and Wheatstone bridge,
- Electrical Resistance (Resistivity, origin and temperature dependence of resistivity).

**14. 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

**15. 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

**16. Optics **

- 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 a single slit
- Electromagnetic waves and their characteristics (only qualitative ideas), Electromagnetic spectrum
- Polarization – states of polarization, Malus’ law, Brewster’s law

**17. 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

18. Electronic Devices

- Energy bands in solids (qualitative ideas only), conductors, insulators and semiconductors;
- Semiconductor d iode-
I-Vcharacteristics of a transistor; transistor as an amplifier (common emitter configuration) and oscillator.- Logic rates (OR, AND, NOT, NAND and NOR). Transistor as a switch.