## Physics Syllabus for JEE Advance 2021

##### Physics Syllabus for JEE Advance | JEE Advanced Physics Syllabus | JEE Advanced Physics General

## General

Units and dimensions, dimensional analysis; least count, significant figures; Methods of

measurement and error analysis for physical quantities pertaining to the following

experiments: Experiments based on using Vernier calipers and screw gauge

(micrometer), Determination of g using simple pendulum, Young’s modulus by Searle’s

method, Specific heat of a liquid using calorimeter, focal length of a concave mirror and

a convex lens using u-v method, Speed of sound using resonance column, Verification of

Ohm’s law using voltmeter and ammeter, and specific resistance of the material of a wire

using meter bridge and post office box.

## Mechanics

Kinematics in one and two dimensions (Cartesian coordinates only), projectiles; Uniform

circular motion; Relative velocity.

Newton’s laws of motion; Inertial and uniformly accelerated frames of reference; Static

and dynamic friction; Kinetic and potential energy; Work and power; Conservation of

linear momentum and mechanical energy.

Systems of particles; Centre of mass and its motion; Impulse; Elastic and inelastic

collisions.

Law of gravitation; Gravitational potential and field; Acceleration due to gravity; Motion

of planets and satellites in circular orbits; Escape velocity.

Rigid body, moment of inertia, parallel and perpendicular axes theorems, moment of

inertia of uniform bodies with simple geometrical shapes; Angular momentum; Torque;

Conservation of angular momentum; Dynamics of rigid bodies with fixed axis of rotation;

Rolling without slipping of rings, cylinders and spheres; Equilibrium of rigid bodies;

Collision of point masses with rigid bodies. Linear and angular simple harmonic motions.

Hooke’s law, Young’s modulus.

Pressure in a fluid; Pascal’s law; Buoyancy; Surface energy and surface tension, capillary

rise; Viscosity (Poiseuille’s equation excluded), Stoke’s law; Terminal velocity,

Streamline flow, equation of continuity, Bernoulli’s theorem and its applications.

Wave motion (plane waves only), longitudinal and transverse waves, superposition of

waves; Progressive and stationary waves; Vibration of strings and air columns;

Resonance; Beats; Speed of sound in gases; Doppler effect (in sound).

## Thermal physics

Thermal expansion of solids, liquids and gases; Calorimetry, latent heat; Heat conduction

in one dimension; Elementary concepts of convection and radiation; Newton’s law of

cooling; Ideal gas laws; Specific heats (Cv and Cp for monoatomic and diatomic gases);

Isothermal and adiabatic processes, bulk modulus of gases; Equivalence of heat and

work; First law of thermodynamics and its applications (only for ideal gases); Blackbody

radiation: absorptive and emissive powers; Kirchhoff’s law; Wien’s displacement law,

Stefan’s law.

## Electricity and magnetism

Coulomb’s law; Electric field and potential; Electrical potential energy of a system of

point charges and of electrical dipoles in a uniform electrostatic field; Electric field lines;

Flux of electric field; Gauss’s law and its application in simple cases, such as, to find

field due to an infinitely long straight wire, uniformly charged infinite plane sheet and

uniformly charged thin spherical shell.

Capacitance; Parallel plate capacitor with and without dielectrics; Capacitors in series

and parallel; Energy stored in a capacitor.

Electric current; Ohm’s law; Series and parallel arrangements of resistances and cells;

Kirchhoff’s laws and simple applications; Heating effect of current. Biot–Savart’s law and Ampere’s law; Magnetic field near a current-carrying straight

wire, along the axis of a circular coil and inside a long straight solenoid; Force on a

moving charge and on a current-carrying wire in a uniform magnetic field.

Magnetic moment of a current loop; Effect of a uniform magnetic field on a current loop;

Moving coil galvanometer, voltmeter, ammeter and their conversions.

Electromagnetic induction: Faraday’s law, Lenz’s law; Self and mutual inductance; RC,

LR and LC circuits with d.c. and a.c. sources.

## Optics

Rectilinear propagation of light; Reflection and refraction at plane and spherical surfaces;

Total internal reflection; Deviation and dispersion of light by a prism; Thin lenses;

Combinations of mirrors and thin lenses; Magnification.

Wave nature of light: Huygen’s principle, interference limited to Young’s double-slit

experiment.