**IIT JEE 2009 Physics Syllabus**

**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 (micrometer), Determination
of g using simple pendulum, Youngs modulus by Searles 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 Ohms 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

Newtons
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.

Hookes law, Youngs modulus.

Pressure
in a fluid; Pascals law; Buoyancy; Surface energy and surface tension,
capillary rise; Viscosity (Poiseuilles equation excluded), Stokes law;
Terminal velocity, Streamline flow, equation of continuity, Bernoullis
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; Newtons law of cooling; Ideal gas laws;
Specific heats (Cv and Cp for monoatomic and diatomic gases);
Isothermal and adiabatic processes, 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; Kirchhoffs law; Wiens displacement law, Stefans law.

**Electricity and magnetism:**

Coulombs 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;
Gausss 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; Ohms law; Series and parallel arrangements of resistances and
cells; Kirchhoffs laws and simple applications; Heating effect of
current.

BiotSavarts law and Amperes 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:
Faradays law, Lenzs 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: Huygens principle, interference limited to Youngs 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; Bohrs
theory of hydrogen-like atoms; Characteristic and continuous X-rays,
Moseleys law; de Broglie wavelength of matter waves.

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