Physics-Class XII

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 - 12 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
    • Electrostatics

    Electric Charges and Fields

    Electric Charges; Conservation of charge, Coulomb's law-force between two point charges, forces between multiple charges; superposition principle and continuous charge distribution.

    Electric field, electric field due to a point charge, electric field lines, electric dipole, electric field due to a dipole, torque on a dipole in uniform electric field.

    Electric flux, statement of Gauss's theorem and its applications to find field due to infinitely long straight wire, uniformly charged infinite plane sheet and uniformly charged thin spherical shell (field inside and outside).

    Electrostatic Potential and Capacitance

    Electric potential, potential difference, electric potential due to a point charge, a dipole and system of charges; equipotential surfaces, electrical potential energy of a system of two point charges and of electric dipole in an electrostatic field.

    Conductors and insulators, free charges and bound charges inside a conductor. Dielectrics and electric polarisation, capacitors and capacitance, combination of capacitors in series and in parallel, capacitance of a parallel plate capacitor with and without dielectric medium between the plates, energy stored in a capacitor.

    • Unit: II
    • Current Electricity

    Current Electricity

    Electric current, flow of electric charges in a metallic conductor, drift velocity, mobility and their relation with electric current; Ohm?s law, electrical resistance, V-I characteristics (linear and non-linear), electrical energy and power, electrical resistivity and conductivity. Carbon resistors, colour code for carbon resistors; series and parallel combinations of resistors; temperature dependence of resistance.

    Internal resistance of a cell, potential difference and emf of a cell,combination of cells in series and in parallel. Kirchhoff's laws and simple applications. Wheatstone bridge, metre bridge.

    Potentiometer - principle and its applications to measure potential difference and for comparing emf of two cells; measurement of internal resistance of a cell.

    • Unit: III
    • Magnetic Effect Of Current & Magnetism

    Moving Charges and Magnetism

    Concept of magnetic field, Oersted's experiment.

    Biot - Savart law and its application to current carrying circular loop.
    Ampere's law and its applications to infinitely long straight wire. Straight and toroidal solenoids, Force on a moving charge in uniform magnetic and electric fields. Cyclotron.

    Force on a current-carrying conductor in a uniform magnetic field. Force between two parallel current-carrying conductors-definition of ampere. Torque experienced by a current loop in uniform magnetic field; moving coil galvanometer-its current sensitivity and conversion to ammeter and voltmeter.

    Magnetism and Matter

    Current loop as a magnetic dipole and its magnetic dipole moment. Magnetic dipole moment of a revolving electron. Magnetic field intensity due to a magnetic dipole (bar magnet) along its axis and perpendicular to its axis. Torque on a magnetic dipole (bar magnet) in a uniform magnetic field; bar magnet as an equivalent solenoid, magnetic field lines; Earth's magnetic field and magnetic elements.

    Para-, dia- and ferro - magnetic substances, with examples. Electromagnets and factors affecting their strengths. Permanent magnets.

    • Unit: IV
    • Electromagnetic Induction & Alternating Current

    Electromagnetic Induction

    Electromagnetic induction; Faraday's laws, induced emf and current; Lenz's Law, Eddy currents.

    Self and mutual induction.

    Alternating Current

    Alternating currents, peak and rms value of alternating current/voltage; reactance and impedance; LC oscillations (qualitative treatment only), LCR series circuit, resonance; power in AC circuits, wattless current.

    AC generator and transformer.

    • Unit: V
    • Electromagnetic Waves

    Electromagnetic Waves

    Basic idea of displacement current, Electromagnetic waves, their characteristics, their transverse nature (qualitative ideas only).

    Electromagnetic spectrum (radio waves, microwaves, infrared, visible, ultraviolet, X-rays, gamma rays) including elementary facts about their uses.

    • Unit: VI
    • Optics

    Ray Optics and Optical Instruments

    Ray Optics:: Reflection of light, spherical mirrors, mirror formula. Refraction of light, total internal reflection and its applications, optical fibres, refraction at spherical surfaces, lenses, thin lens formula, lensmaker's formula. Magnification, power of a lens, combination of thin lenses in contact combination of a lens and a mirror. Refraction and dispersion of light through a prism.

    Scattering of light - blue colour of sky and reddish apprearance of the sun at sunrise and sunset.

    Optical instruments: Microscopes and astronomical telescopes (reflecting and refracting) and their magnifying powers.

    Wave Optics

    Wave optics: Wave front and Huygen's principle, reflection and refraction of plane wave at a plane surface using wave fronts. Proof of laws of reflection and refraction using Huygen's principle. Interference Young's double slit experiment and expression for fringe width, coherent sources and sustained interference of light. Diffraction due to a single slit, width of central maximum. Resolving power of microscopes and astronomical telescopes. Polarisation, plane polarised light Brewster's law, uses of plane polarised light and Polaroids.

    • Unit: VII
    • Dual Nature Of Matter

    Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter

    Dual nature of radiation. Photoelectric effect, Hertz and Lenard's observations; Einstein's photoelectric equation-particle nature of light.

    Matter waves-wave nature of particles, de Broglie relation. Davisson-Germer experiment (experimental details should be omitted; only conclusion should be explained).

    • Unit: VIII
    • Atoms & Nuclei

    Atoms

    Alpha-particle scattering experiment; Rutherford's model of atom; Bohr model, energy levels, hydrogen spectrum.

    Nuclei

    Composition and size of nucleus, atomic masses, isotopes, isobars; isotones. Radioactivityalpha, beta and gamma particles/rays and their properties; radioactive decay law.

    Mass-energy relation, mass defect; binding energy per nucleon and its variation with mass number; nuclear fission, nuclear fusion.

    • Unit: IX
    • Electonic Devices

    Semiconductor Electronics: Materials, Devices and Simple Circuits

    Energy bands in conductors, semiconductors and insulators (qualitative ideas only)

    Semiconductor diode - I-V characteristics in forward and reverse bias, diode as a rectifier;

    Special purpose p-n junction diodes: LED, photodiode, solar cell and Zener diode and their characteristics, zener diode as a voltage regulator.

    Junction transistor, transistor action, characteristics of a transistor and transistor as an amplifier (common emitter configuration), basic idea of analog and digital signals, Logic gates (OR, AND, NOT, NAND and NOR).

    • Unit: X
    • Communication Systems

    Communication Systems

    Elements of a communication system (block diagram only); bandwidth of signals (speech, TV and digital data); bandwidth of transmission medium. Propagation of electromagnetic waves in the atmosphere, sky and space wave propagation, satellite communication. Need for modulation, amplitude modulation.