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JEE Advanced 2014 Syllabus for Physics

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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 (m icrometer),
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 ga ses; 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 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.

Modern Physics: Atomic nucleus; Alpha, beta and gamma radiations; Law of radioactive
decay; Decay constant; Half-life and mean life; Binding energy and its calculation; Fission and
fusion processes; Energy calculation in these processes.

Photoelectric effect; Bohr’s theory of hydrogen-like atoms; Characteristic and continuous X-rays,
Moseley’s law; de Broglie wavelength of matter wave

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