Physics : IISER : Study Plan
Serial Number Chapter topics Course Duration Crash Course Duration
1
1. Physical World and Measurement
1. Fundamental Forces in Nature
2. The international Systems of Units
3. Measurement of Length
4. Measurement of Mass
5. Measurement of Time
6. Accuracy, precision of instruments and errors in measurement
7. Significant figures
8. Dimensions of physical quantities
9. Dimensional formulae and dimensional equations
10. Dimensional analysis and its applications
6 hours 2 hours
2
1. Kinematics
2. Motion in Straight Line
1. Position, path length and displacement
2. Average velocity and average speed
3. Instantaneous velocity and speed
4. Acceleration
5. Kinematic equations for uniformly accelerated motion
6. Relative velocity
6 hours 2 hours
3
1. Motion in Plane
1. Scalars and vectors
2. Motion in a plane with constant acceleration
3. Relative velocity in two dimensions
4. Projectile motion
5. Uniform circular motion
6 hours 2 hours
4
1. Laws of Motion
1. The law of inertia
2. Newton’s first law of motion
3. Newton’s second law of motion
4. Newton’s third law of motion
5. Conservation of momentum
6. Equilibrium of a particle
7. Common forces in mechanics
8. Circular motion
9. Solving problems in mechanics
6 hours 2 hours
5
1. Motion of Systems of Particles
2. Rotational Motion
3. Work Power and Energy
1. Work
2. Energy
3. Power
4. Kinetic Energy
5. Work done by variable force
6. The concept of potential energy
7. The conservation of mechanical energy
8. The potential energy of a spring
9. law of conservation of energy
10. Collisions
11. Centre of mass
12. Motion of centre of mass
13. Linear momentum of a system of particles
14. Angular velocity and its relation with linear velocity
15. Torque and angular momentum
16. Equilibrium of a rigid body
17. Moment of inertia
18. Theorems of perpendicular and parallel axes
19. Kinematics of rotational motion about a fixed axis
20. Dynamics of rotational motion about a fixed axis
21. Angular momentum in case of rotations about a fixed axis
22. Rolling motion
6 hours 2 hours
6
1. Gravitation
1. Kepler's laws
2. Universal law of gravitation
3. Acceleration due to Gravity
4. Variation of g
with height
with depth
5. Escape Velocity
6. Gravitational potential energy
7. Time Period
8. Binding Energy of Satellite
9. Geostationary and polar satellites
10. Variation of g with Latitude
6 hours 2 hours
7
1. Properties of bulk matter
2. Mechanical Properties of Solids
3. Mechanical Properties of Fluids
1. Elastic behaviour of solids
2. Stress and strain
3. Hooke's law
4. Stress-strain curve
5. Elastic moduli
6. Applications of elastic behaviour of materials
7. Fluid Pressure
8. Streamline flow
9. Bernoulli's principle
10. Viscosity
11. Reynolds number
12. Surface tension
6 hours 2 hours
8
1. Thermal Properties of Matter
2. Thermodynamics
1. Temperature and heat
2. Measurement of temperature
3. Ideal-gas equation and absolute temperature
4. Thermal expansion
5. Specific heat capacity
6. Calorimetry
7. Change of state
8. Heat transfer
9. Newton's law of cooling
10. Thermal equilibrium
11. Zeroth law of thermodynamics
12. Heat, internal energy and work
13. First law of thermodynamics
14. Specific heat capacity
15. Thermodynamic state variables and equation of state
16. Thermodynamic processes
17. Thermodynamic processes
18. Heat engines
19. Refrigerators and heat pumps
20. Second law of thermodynamics
21. Reversible and irreversible processes
22. Carnot engine
6 hours 2 hours
9
1. Behavior of perfect gas and kinetic energy
1. Molecular nature of matter
2. Behavior of gasses
3. Kinetic theory of ideal gas
4. Law of equipartition of energy
5. Specific Heat capacity
6. Mean free path
6 hours 2 hours
10
1. Oscillations
1. Periodic and oscilatory motions
2. Simple harmonic motion
3. Simple harmonic motion and uniform circular motion
4. Velocity and acceleration in simple harmonic motion
5. Force law for simple harmonic motion
6. Energy in simple harmonic motion
7. Some systems executing SHM
8. Damped simple harmonic motion
9. Forced oscillations and resonance
6 hours 2 hours
11
1. Waves
1. Transverse and longitudinal waves
2. Displacement relation in a progressive wave
3. The speed of a traveling wave
4. The principle of superposition of waves
5. Reflection of waves
6. Beats
7. Doppler effect
6 hours 2 hours
12
1. Electrostatics
1. Electric Charges
2. Conductors and Insulators
3. Charging by Induction
4. Basic Properties of Electric Charge
5. Coulomb's Law
6. Forces between Multiple Charges
7. Electric Field
8. Electric Field Lines
9. Electric Flux
10. Electric Dipole
11. Doppler effect
12. Dipole in a Uniform External Field
13. Continuous Charge Distribution
14. Gauss's Law
15. Application of Gauss's Law
16. Electrostatic Potential
17. Potential due to a Point Charge
18. Potential due to an Electric Dipole
19. Potential due to a System of Charges
20. Equipotential Surfaces
21. Potential Energy of a System of Charges
22. Potential Energy in an External Field
23. Electrostatics of Conductors
24. Dielectrics and Polarisation
25. Capacitors and Capacitance
26. Capacitors and Capacitance
27. The Parallel Plate Capacitor
28. Effect of Dielectric on Capacitance
29. Combination of Capacitors
30. Energy Stored in a Capacitor
31. Van de Graaff Generator
6 hours 2 hours
13
1. Current Electricity
1. Electric Current
2. Electric Currents in Conductors
3. Ohm's law
4. Drift of Electrons and the Origin of Resistivity
5. Limitations of Ohm's Law
6. Temperature Dependence of Resistivity
7. Electrical Energy and Power
8. Combination of Resistors - Series and Parallel
9. Cells, emf, Internal Resistance
10. Kirchhoff's Laws
11. Wheatstone Bridge
12. Meter Bridge
13. Potentiometer
6 hours 2 hours
14
1. Magnetic effect of current and magnetism
6 hours 2 hours
15
1. Electromagnetic Induction
6 hours 2 hours
16
1. Alternating Current
1. AC Voltage Applied to a Resistor
2. AC Voltage Applied to a Resistor Representation of AC Current and Voltage by Rotating Vectors - Phasors
3. AC Voltage Applied to an Inductor
4. AC Voltage Applied to a Capacitor
5. AC Voltage Applied to a Series LCR Circuit
6. Power in AC Circuit: The Power Factor
7. LC Oscillations
8. Transformers
6 hours 2 hours
17
1. Electromagnetic Waves
1. Displacement Current
2. Electromagnetic Waves
3. Electromagnetic Spectrum
6 hours 2 hours
18
1. Ray and Wave Optics
1. Reflection of Light by Spherical Mirrors
2. Refraction
3. Total Internal Reflection
4. Refraction at Spherical Surfaces and by Lenses
5. Refraction through a Prism
6. Some Natural Phenomena due to Sunlight
7. Optical Instruments (Microscope and Telescope)
8. Huygens Principle
9. Refraction and reflection of plane waves using Huygens Principle
10. Coherent and Incoherent Addition of Waves
11. Interference of Light Waves and Young’s Experiment
12. Diffraction
13. Polarisation
6 hours 2 hours
19
1. Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter
1. Electron Emission
2. Photoelectric Effect
3. Experimental Study of Photoelectric Effect
4. Photoelectric Effect and Wave Theory of Light
5. Einstein's Photoelectric Equation: Energy Quantum of Radiation
6. Particle Nature of Light: The Photon
7. Wave Nature of Matter
8. Davisson and Germer Experiment
6 hours 2 hours
20
1. Atoms
1. Alpha-particle Scattering and Rutherford's Nuclear Model of Atom
2. Atomic Spectra
3. Bohr Model of the Hydrogen Atom
4. The Line Spectra of the Hydrogen Atom
5. DE Broglie's Explanation of Bohr's Second Postulate of Quantisation
6 hours 2 hours
21
1. Nuclei
1. Atomic Masses and Composition of Nucleus
2. Size of the Nucleus
3. Nuclear Force
5. Nuclear Energy
6 hours 2 hours
22
1. Electronic devices
1. Classification of Metals, Conductors and Semiconductors
2. Intrinsic Semiconductor
3. Extrinsic Semiconductor
4. p-n Junction
5. Semiconductor diode
6. Application of Junction Diode as a Rectifier
7. Special Purpose p-n Junction Diodes
8. Junction Transistor
9. Digital Electronics and Logic Gates
10. Integrated Circuits
6 hours 2 hours
23
1. Communication Systems
1. Elements of a Communication System
2. Basic Terminology Used in Electronic Communication Systems
3. Bandwidth of Signals
4. Bandwidth of Transmission Medium
5. Propagation of Electromagnetic Waves
6. Modulation and its Necessity
7. Amplitude Modulation
8. Production of Amplitude Modulated Wave
9. Detection of Amplitude Modulated Wave
6 hours 2 hours