position, displacement, velocity, acceleration, vectors Motion along a

1. Mechanics
– position, displacement, velocity, acceleration, vectors
Motion along a straight line
Motion with constant acceleration
Freely falling bodies
Relative velocity in a straight line
Motion in a plane
Vector description of the position of the point
mass, velocity and acceleration as vectors.
e.g. Projectile motion
Uniform circular motion
Relative velocity in a plane
– inertia, mass, force
Newton’s laws of motion
Applications of Newton’s laws
Work and energy
Work and conversion of energy
Conservation of energy
Impulse and momentum
Conservation of linear momentum
Center of mass
External and internal forces
Center of mass concept
2. Mechanics of rigid bodies
– angular position, angular displacement, angular velocity, angular acceleration
Rotation about a fixed axis
Rotation with constant angular acceleration
Relationship between linear and angular
– moment inertia, torque
Equilibrium of a rigid body
Conditions for static equilibrium
3. Fluid mechanics
Fluid statics
Density, pressure, buoyancy, surface tension
Pascal’s law
Archimedes’s principle
Fluid dynamics
Continuity equation
Bernoulli’s principle
4. Thermodynamics and Molecular Physics
The zeroth law of thermodynamics
Thermal equilibrium and temperature
Ideal gas
Equation of state of a perfect gas
Avogadro’s no.
Kinetic theory of an ideal gas
Simple phenomena such as boiling, freezing
The first law of thermodynamics
Thermodynamic processes
Heat, internal energy, and work done by an
expanding gas
5. Waves
Mechanical waves
Mathematical description of a wave
Principle of superposition
Propagation of waves
Transverse and longitudinal waves
Standing waves
Sound waves
Doppler effect
6. Electric Charge and Electric Field
Electric charge and electric field
Conservation and quantization of charge
Coulomb’s law
Electric field
Motion of charged particle in an electric field
Electric potential and capacitance
Electric potential energy
7. Current and Magnetic Field
Current, resistance, and direct-current circuits Ohm’s law
Internal resistance in a source of emf
Energy and power in electric circuits
Simple cases of circuits containing nonohmic devices with known V-I characteristics
Magnetic field and magnetic forces
Motion of charged particles in a magnetic
Current in a magnetic field
Magnetic field of a current
Magnetic field of a long, straight conductor,
current loops and solenoids
Electromagnetic induction
Magnetic flux
Faraday’s law
Lenz’s law
8. Electromagnetic Waves
Geometric optics
Reflection and refraction
Total internal reflection
Dispersion spectrum
Polarizing filters
Polarization by reflection
9. Relativity
Principles of relativity
Relativity of simultaneity, time and length
Lorentz transformation
Relativistic addition of velocities
Relativistic dynamics
Consequences of special relativity on
concepts of energy and mass
10. Quantum Physics
Blackbody radiation
Stefan-Boltzmann law
Graph of radiation intensity per unit
wavelength versus wavelength
Photoelectric effect
Energy and momentum of a photon
Wave-particle duality
De Broglie waves
Heisenberg uncertainty principle
11. Matter
Line spectra and energy levels
Line spectra of gases
Energy levels of atoms and molecules
The nuclear atom and the Bohr model
Properties of nuclei
Components of nuclei
Mass defect
Nuclear stability
Energy levels of nuclei
Alpha-, beta- and gamma-decays
Exponential decay and half-life
Nuclear reactions
Reaction energy
Nuclear fission
Nuclear fusion
1. College Physics 8th edition by Young and Geller, Addison Wesley
2. Physics 7th edition by Cutnell and Johnson, Wiley