JEE Advanced Physics Syllabus
A detailed list of all the topics covered in JEE Advanced Physics Syllabus is given here. It will help candidates know some of the important concepts from where the questions are asked frequently in the examination.
|Unit 1: General Physics|
|Units and Dimensions|
- Units and dimensions, dimensional analysis.
- Least count and significant figures.
- Methods of measurement and error analysis for physical quantities pertaining to the following experiments:
- Experiments based on using Vernier callipers and screw gauge (micrometre).
- Determination of g using the simple pendulum.
- Young’s modulus by Searle’s method.
- Specific heat of a liquid using calorimeter, the focal length of a concave mirror and a convex lens using the u-v method.
- The 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.
|Unit 2 Mechanics|
- Kinematics in one and two dimensions (Cartesian coordinates only), projectiles.
- Uniform Circular motion, relative velocity.
|Newton’s laws of motion|
- 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.
- Laws of gravitation.
- Gravitational potential and field, acceleration due to gravity.
- The motion of planets and satellites in circular orbits and escape velocity.
|Inertia and Momentum|
- Rigid body, the moment of inertia, parallel and perpendicular axes theorems, the moment of inertia of uniform bodies with simple geometrical shapes.
- Angular momentum, Torque, Conservation of angular momentum.
- Dynamics of rigid bodies with a fixed axis of rotation.
- Rolling without slipping of rings, cylinders, and spheres; Equilibrium of rigid bodies.
- The collision of point masses with rigid bodies.
- Linear and angular simple harmonic motions.
- Hooke’s law, Young’s modulus.
|The 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, the 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.
- The vibration of strings and air columns, Resonance, Beats.
- The speed of sound in gases; Doppler effect (in sound).
- 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 monatomic and diatomic gases), Isothermal and adiabatic processes, the 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.
|Unit 3 Electricity and magnetism|
- Coulomb’s law; Electric field and potential.
- The electrical potential energy of a system of point charges and of electrical dipoles in a uniform electrostatic field.
- Electric field lines; Flux of the electric field.
- Gauss’s law and its application in simple cases, such as, to find field due to the 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 with 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.
- The 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.
|Unit 4 Optics|
|Reflection and Refraction|
- 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.
|Unit 5 Modern Physics|
|Atoms and Nuclei|
- 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 waves.
PHYSICS: Reference Books
1. Concept of Physics (Part 1 and 2) (HC Verma)
HC Verma’s books, recommended as supplementary reading material for students of class 11 and 12, become the most easily available options for students. HC Verma Physics books have notes that are comprehensive and ample practice questions, with solutions. In fact, this can become the sole Physics book you can prepare for JEE with. Moreover, for students who wish to find detailed answers to the questions in these books, there are several online sources where you could find HC Verma Solutions for free.
2. Problems in General Physics (IE Irodov)
The study material and practice questions in Irodov’s Physics are slightly more complex than those in HC Verma’s. Many would not recommend JEE aspirants to study from the book due to the high difficulty level of the questions and topics. However, if you feel you could take on the advanced difficulty level, Irodov will be the book for you.
3. Fundamentals of Physics (Halliday, Resnick and Walker)
Fundamental Physics by Halliday, Resnick & Walker comes next in line after HC Verma’s Concept of Physics, when it comes to understanding concepts. The book explains various topics using real-life examples. The book, however, helps you in strengthening your theory; you can give it a miss if you’re looking for only practical questions.
4. Aptitude Test Problems in Physics (SS Krotov)
This book is preferred for mostly the many MCQ style questions in it. Students looking for additional practice for the Physics portion in JEE can utilise their time with this book. If you are looking for a book that can help you practice questions for JEE, i.e., the multiple choice question format, you could use Krotov.
5. New Pattern Physics (DC Pandey) Arihant Publications
If you are planning to use the tried and tested books for JEE Physics, DC Pandey definitely falls in the list. The book contains the regular format of explained concepts and followed by questions and answers. It additionally contains past years’ solved answers to help students prepare more comprehensively from a single book.
CHAPTER WISE DISTRIBUTION OF QUESTION AND MARKS OF JEE ADVANCED PHYSICS 2019 PAPER -1 & 2
No. of Question
|UNIT & DIMENSION|
|WORK POWER ENERGY|
|CENTER OF MASS|
|HEAT & THERMODYNAMICS|
|KTG & THERMODYNAMICS|
|ELASTICITY & THERMAL EXPANSION (Question was combined with Error in Measurements & Instruments)|
|WAVE ON STRING|
|ELECTRO MAGNETIC INDUCTION|
|ERROR IN MEASUREMENTS & INSTRUMENTS (Questions was|
|combined with Radioactivity)|