Class 11 physics syllabus

Class 11 physics syllabus consists of numerous chapters under various units.


Course Structure of Physics syllabus

IPhysical World and Measurement23
1Physical World
2Units and Measurements
3Motion in a Straight Line
4Motion in a Plane
IIILaws of Motion
5Laws of Motion
IVWork, Energy, & Power17
6Work, Energy & Power
VThe motion of the System of Particles
7System of Particles and Rotational Motion
VIIProperties of Bulk Matter20
9Mechanical Properties of Solids
10Mechanical Properties of Fluids
11Thermal Properties of Matter
IXKinetic Theory Gases
13Kinetic Theory
XOscillation and Waves10

Unit VII: Properties of Bulk Matter

Chapter–9: Mechanical Properties of Solids

  • Elastic behavior
  • Stress-strain relationship
  • Hooke’s law
  • Young’s modulus
  • Bulk modulus
  • Shear modulus of rigidity
  • Poisson’s ratio
  • Elastic energy

Chapter–10: Mechanical Properties of Fluids

Pressure due to a fluid column

  • Pascal’s law and its applications (hydraulic lift and hydraulic brakes)
  • Effect of gravity on fluid pressure
  • Viscosity
  • Stokes’ law
  • terminal velocity
  • streamline and turbulent flow
  • critical velocity
  • Bernoulli’s theorem and its applications
  • Surface energy and surface tension
  • angle of contact
  • excess of pressure across a curved surface
  • application of surface tension ideas to drops
  • bubbles and capillary rise

Chapter–11: Thermal Properties of Matter

  • Heat, temperature, thermal expansion
  • Thermal expansion of −
    • Solids
    • Liquids
    • Gases
  • Anomalous expansion of water
  • Specific heat capacity
  • Cp, Cv – calorimetry
  • Change of state
  • Latent heat capacity
  • Heat transfer −
    • Conduction
    • Convection
    • radiation
  • Thermal conductivity
  • Qualitative ideas of Blackbody radiation
  • Wein’s displacement Law
  • Stefan’s law
  • Greenhouse effect

Unit VIII: Thermodynamics

Chapter 12: Thermodynamics

  • Thermal equilibrium and definition of temperature
    • Zeroth law of thermodynamics
  • Heat, work, and internal energy
  • The first law of thermodynamics
  • Isothermal and adiabatic processes
  • Second law of thermodynamics −
    • Reversible and irreversible processes
  • Heat engine and refrigerator

Unit IX: Behaviour of Perfect Gases and Kinetic Theory of Gases

Chapter–13: Kinetic Theory

  • Equation of state of a perfect gas
  • Work done in compressing a gas
  • Kinetic theory of gases −
  • o   Assumptions
  • o   Concept of pressure
  •   Kinetic interpretation of temperature −
  •   RMS speed of gas molecules
  •   Degrees of freedom
  •   Law of equipartition of energy (statement only) and application to specific heat capacities of gases
  •   Concept of mean free path
  •   Avogadro’s number

Unit X: Oscillations and Waves

Chapter 14: Oscillations

  • Periodic motion – time period, frequency, displacement as a function of time
  • Periodic functions
  • Simple harmonic motion (S.H.M) and its equation
  • Phase
  • Oscillations of a spring-restoring force and force constant
  • Energy in S.H.M. Kinetic and potential energies
  • Simple pendulum derivation of expression for its time period
  • Free, forced, and damped oscillations (qualitative ideas only), resonance

Chapter–15: Waves

  • Wave motion
  • Transverse and longitudinal waves
  • speed of wave motion
  • Displacement relation for a progressive wave
  • Principle of superposition of waves
  • reflection of waves
  • standing waves in strings and organ pipes
  • fundamental mode and harmonics
  • Beats
  • Doppler effect

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CBSE Class 11 Chemistry Syllabus 2020-21

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