Physics-Class XI

All science is either physics or stamp collecting. By J. B. Birks

Physics is the science of the natural world, which deals with the fundamental particles the universe is made of. Here you may study all the chapters of CBSE class - 11 by the experts of Physics for excellent peformance in your board exams.

  • Course Module Based Learning
  • Online Classes with Live Tutor
  • Chapter-wise Assignments
  • MCQs based Online Test
  • More Than 100 Classes
  • Repetition Possible for Missed Classes
  • Performance Analysis and Report
  • Recorded Lectures for Revision
  • Free child psychology session
  • Query Resolving Classes
    • Unit: I
    • Physical World and Measurement

    Physical World

    Physics - scope and excitement; nature of physical laws; Physics, technology and society.

    Units and Measurements

    Need for measurement: Units of measurement; systems of units; SI units, fundamental and derived units. Length, mass and time measurements; accuracy and precision of measuring instruments; errors in measurement; significant figures.
    Dimensions of physical quantities, dimensional analysis and its applications.

    • Unit: II
    • Kinematics

    Motion in a Straight Line

    Frame of reference, Motion in a straight line: Position-time graph, speed and velocity.

    Elementary concepts of differentiation and integration for describing motion.Uniform and non-uniform motion, average speed and instantaneous velocity. Uniformly accelerated motion, velocity time and position-time graphs.

    Relations for uniformly accelerated motion (graphical treatment).

    Motion in a Plane

    Scalar and vector quantities; Position and displacement vectors, general vectors and their notations; equality of vectors, multiplication of vectors by a real number; addition and subtraction of vectors. Relative velocity. Unit vector; Resolution of a vector in a plane - rectangular components. Scalar and Vector product of vectors.

    Motion in a plane, cases of uniform velocity and uniform acceleration-projectile motion. Uniform circular motion.

    • Unit: III
    • Laws of Motion

    Laws of Motion

    Intuitive concept of force. Inertia, Newton's first law of motion; momentum and Newton's second law of motion; impulse; Newton's third law of motion.

    Law of conservation of linear momentum and its applications.

    Equilibrium of concurrent forces. Static and kinetic friction, laws of friction, rolling friction, lubrication.

    Dynamics of uniform circular motion: Centripetal force, examples of circular motion (vehicle on a level circular road, vehicle on banked road).

    • Unit: IV
    • Work, Energy and Power

    Work, Energy and Power

    Work done by a constant force and a variable force; kinetic energy, work-energy theorem, power.

    Notion of potential energy, potential energy of a spring, conservative forces: conservation of mechanical energy (kinetic and potential energies); non-conservative forces: motion in a vertical circle; elastic and inelastic collisions in one and two dimensions.

    • Unit: V
    • Motion of System of Particles

    System of Particles and Rotational Motion

    Centre of mass of a two-particle system, momentum conservation and centre of mass motion.

    Centre of mass of a rigid body; centre of mass of a uniform rod.

    Moment of a force, torque, angular momentum, laws of conservation of angular momentum and its applications.

    Equilibrium of rigid bodies, rigid body rotation and equations of rotational motion, comparison of linear and rotational motions.

    Moment of inertia, radius of gyration.Values of moments of inertia, for simple geometrical objects (no derivation). Statement of parallel and perpendicular axes theorems and their applications.

    • Unit: VI
    • Gravitation

    Gravitation

    Keplar's laws of planetary motion.The universal law of gravitation.

    Acceleration due to gravity and its variation with altitude and depth.

    Gravitational potential energy and gravitational potential. Escape velocity. Orbital velocity of a satellite. Geo-stationary satellites.

    • Unit: VII
    • Properties of Bulk Matter

    Mechanical Properties of Solids

    Elastic behaviour, Stress-strain relationship, Hooke's law, Young's modulus, bulk modulus, shear modulus of rigidity, Poisson's ratio; elastic energy.

    Mechanical Properties of Fluids

    Pressure due to a fluid column; Pascal's law and its applications (hydraulic lift and hydraulic brakes). Effect of gravity on fluid pressure.

    Viscosity, Stokes' law, terminal velocity, streamline and turbulent flow, critical velocity.Bernoulli's theorem and its applications.

    Surface energy and surface tension, angle of contact, excess of pressure across a curved surface, application of surface tension ideas to drops, bubbles and capillary rise.

    Thermal Properties of Matter

    Heat, temperature, thermal expansion; thermal expansion of solids, liquids and gases, anomalous expansion of water; specific heat capacity; Cp, Cv - calorimetry; change of state - latent heat capacity.

    Heat transfer-conduction, convection and radiation, thermal conductivity, Qualitative ideas of Blackbody radiation, Wein's displacement Law, Stefan's law, Green house effect.

    • Unit: VIII
    • Thermodynamics

    Thermodynamics

    Thermal equilibrium and definition of temperature (zeroth law of thermodynamics).Heat, work and internal energy. First law of thermodynamics. Isothermal and adiabatic processes.

    Second law of thermodynamics: reversible and irreversible processes. Heat engine and refrigerator.

    • Unit: IX
    • Kinetic Theory of Gases

    Kinetic Theory

    Equation of state of a perfect gas, work done in compressing a gas.

    Kinetic theory of gases - assumptions, concept of pressure. Kinetic interpretation of temperature; rms speed of gas molecules; degrees of freedom, law of equi-partition of energy (statement only) and application to specific heat capacities of gases; concept of mean free path, Avogadro's number.

    • Unit: X
    • Oscillation & Waves

    Oscillations

    Periodic motion - time period, frequency, displacement as a function of time. Periodic functions.

    Simple harmonic motion (S.H.M) and its equation; phase; oscillations of a spring-restoring force and force constant; energy in S.H.M. Kinetic and potential energies; simple pendulum derivation of expression for its time period.

    Free, forced and damped oscillations (qualitative ideas only), resonance.

    Waves

    Wave motion. Transverse and longitudinal waves, speed of wave motion. Displacement relation for a progressive wave. Principle of superposition of waves, reflection of waves, standing waves in strings and organ pipes, fundamental mode and harmonics, Beats, Doppler effect.