CBSE Syllabus For Class 11 Physics: Knowing the Syllabus is very important for the students of Class 11. Shaalaa has also provided a list of topics that every student needs to understand.
The CBSE Class 11 Physics syllabus for the academic year 20232024 is based on the Board's guidelines. Students should read the Class 11 Physics Syllabus to learn about the subject's subjects and subtopics.
Students will discover the unit names, chapters under each unit, and subtopics under each chapter in the CBSE Class 11 Physics Syllabus pdf 20232024. They will also receive a complete practical syllabus for Class 11 Physics in addition to this.
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CBSE Class 11 Physics Revised Syllabus
CBSE Class 11 Physics and their Unit wise marks distribution
CBSE Class 11 Physics Course Structure 20232024 With Marking Scheme
#  Unit/Topic  Weightage 

C  Physical World and Measurement  
1  Physical World  
102  Units and Measurements  
CC  Kinematics  
201  Motion in a Plane  
202  Motion in a Straight Line  
CCC  Laws of Motion  
CD  Work, Energy and Power  
D  Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body  
501  System of Particles and Rotational Motion  
DC  Gravitation  
DCC  Properties of Bulk Matter  
701  Mechanical Properties of Fluids  
702  Thermal Properties of Matter  
703  Mechanical Properties of Solids  
DCCC  Thermodynamics  
CM  Behaviour of Perfect Gases and Kinetic Theory of Gases  
901  Kinetic Theory  
M  Oscillations and Waves  
1001  Oscillations  
1002  Waves  
Total   
Syllabus
CBSE Class 11 Physics Syllabus for Physical World and Measurement
1 Physical World
 Physics
 What is Physics?
 Two principal thrusts in physics:
1) Unification
2) Reduction
 Scope and Excitement of Physics
 Nature of Physical Laws
 How do physical laws come into existence?
 Conservation laws in physics
1) Law of conservation of energy
2) Law of conservation of linear momentum
3) Law of conservation of angular momentum
4) Law of conservation of charge
 Physics Related to Technology and Society
 Physics related to technology and society
1) Physics related to technology
2) Physics related to society
 Physics related to technology and society
 Fundamental Forces in Nature
 Fundamental Forces of Physics
 Gravitational Force
 Electromagnetic Force
 Strong Nuclear Force
 Weak Nuclear Force
 Towards Unification of Forces
102 Units and Measurements
 International System of Units
 System of unit
1) CGS system
2) MKS system
3) FPS system
4) S.I. system  S.I. unit: Length, Mass, Time, Electric Current, Temperature, Amount of substance, Luminous Intensity
 System of unit
 Measurement of Length
 Length
 Units of length
 SI Unit of length
 Subunit of metre
 Multiple units of metre
 Measurements of large distance:
(i) Parallax Method: Parallax or parallactic angle (θ)  Method of measuring very small distances (Size of molecules)
 Range of Lengths
 Measurement of Mass
 Rage of Mass
 Measurement of Time
 Accuracy, Precision and Least Count of Measuring Instruments
 Accuracy of measuring instruments
 Precision of measuring instruments
 Least count for various instruments
 Zero error: Negative and Positive zero error
 Errors in Measurements
 Types of errors in measurement:
 Systematic errors
(i) Instrumental errors
(ii) Error due to imperfection in experimental technique
(iii) Procedural errors
(iv) Personal errors  Random errors
 Least count error
 Absolute error
 Mean absolute error
 Relative error or fractional error
 Percentage error
 Combination of percentage errors
(a) Error of a sum or a difference
(b) Error of a product or a quotient
(c) Error in case of a measured quantity raised to a power
 Significant Figures
 Order of magnitude
 Significant figures
 Addition and subtraction of significant figures
 Multiplication and division of significant figures
 Rules for limiting the result to the required number of significant figures
 Rules for arithmetic operations with significant figures
 Roundingoff in the measurement
 Dimensions of Physical Quantities
 Dimensional Formulae and Dimensional Equations
 Dimensional Analysis and Its Applications
 Dimensional analysis
 Applications of dimensional analysis
 Limitations of dimensional analysis
 Dimensions, units, formulae of some quantities
 Checking the Dimensional Consistency of Equations
 Deducing Relation among the Physical Quantities
 Need for Measurement
 Physical quantities
 Some physical quantities
 Types of Physical quantities
(i) Fundamental quantities
(ii) Derived quantities  Measurement
 Units of Measurement
 Fundamental and Derived Units
 Fundamental units
 Definitions of some fundamental units in SI system
 Derived units
 Practical units
 Length, Mass and Time Measurements
 Introduction of Units and Measurements
 Need for measurement: Units of measurement; systems of units; SI units, fundamental and derived units. Length, mass and time measurements; accuracy and precision of measuring instruments; errors in measurement; significant figures.
 Dimensions of physical quantities; dimensional analysis and its applications.
CBSE Class 11 Physics Syllabus for Kinematics
201 Motion in a Plane
 Scalars and Vectors
 Scalars
 Vectors
 Position vector
 Displacement vector
 Resultant vector
 Multiplication of Vectors by a Real Number or Scalar
 Multiplication of a vector by a real number
 Multiplication of a vector by a scalar
 Addition and Subtraction of Vectors  Graphical Method
 Addition of vectors
 Vector addition by rectangular components
 Graphical and analytical method
 Triangle law of vector addition
 Parallelogram law of vector addition
 Polygon law of vector addition
 Subtraction of vectors
 Resolution of Vectors
 Resolution of a Vector
 Unit Vector
 Vector Addition – Analytical Method
 Motion in a Plane
 Motion in a plane
 Twodimensional motion
 Motion with uniform velocity
 Displacement vector
 Velocity
 Equation of motion of an object
 Equation of path
 Motion with uniform acceleration in a plane
 Displacement in uniformly accelerated motion
 Equation of motion of an object
 Motion in a Plane with Constant Acceleration
 Projectile Motion
 Projectile
 Projectile Motion
 Equation of path of a projectile
 Oblique projectile
 Time of flight
 Maximum height of a projectile
 Horizontal range
 Horizontal projectile
 Trajectory of horizontal projectiie
 Instantaneous velocity of horizontal projectile
 Direction of instantaneous velocity
 Time of flight
 Horizontal range
 Uniform Circular Motion (UCM)
 Circular motion
 Terms involved in a circular motion
1) Angular displacement
2) Angular Velocity
3) Angular Acceleration
 Uniform Circular Motion (UCM)
 Time Period of UCM
 Frequency of UCM
 Centripetal acceleration (Radial acceleration)
1) For nonuniform circular motion  Centripetal force
 Centrifugal force
 General Vectors and Their Notations
 Motion in a Plane  Average Velocity and Instantaneous Velocity
 Rectangular Components
 Scalar (Dot) and Vector (Cross) Product of Vectors
 Relative Velocity in Two Dimensions
 Cases of Uniform Velocity
 Cases of Uniform Acceleration Projectile Motion
 Motion in a Plane  Average Acceleration and Instantaneous Acceleration
 Angular Velocity
 Introduction of Motion in One Dimension
 Physics
 Types of Physics: Kinematics and Dynamics
 Rest
 Point object
 Reference Systems
 Motion
 Types of Motion
 One Dimensional Motion
 Two Dimensional Motion
 Three Dimensional Motion
 Rest and motion are relative quantities
 Scalar and vector quantities; position and displacement vectors; general vectors and their notations; equality of vectors; multiplication of vectors by a real number; addition and subtraction of vectors; relative velocity; Unit vector; resolution of a vector in a plane, rectangular components, Scalar and Vector product of vectors.
 Motion in a plane, cases of uniform velocity and uniform accelerationprojectile motion, uniform circular motion.
202 Motion in a Straight Line
 Position, Path Length and Displacement
 Position  frame of reference,reference point
 Path length
 Displacement
 Average Velocity and Average Speed
 Instantaneous Velocity and Speed
 Speed and Velocity
 Kinematic Equations for Uniformly Accelerated Motion

FIRST METHOD v = vo + at
 SECOND METHOD y = y + v t + at^2

 Acceleration (Average and Instantaneous)
 Acceleration
 Uniform acceleration
 Nonuniform acceleration
 Average acceleration
 Instantaneous acceleration
 Relative Velocity
 Elementary Concept of Differentiation and Integration for Describing Motion
 Concept of differentiation for describing motion
 Concept of integration
 Uniform and Nonuniform Motion
 Uniformly Accelerated Motion
 Positiontime, Velocitytime and Accelerationtime Graphs
 Position  Time Graph
 Relations for Uniformly Accelerated Motion (Graphical Treatment)
 Introduction of Motion in One Dimension
 Physics
 Types of Physics: Kinematics and Dynamics
 Rest
 Point object
 Reference Systems
 Motion
 Types of Motion
 One Dimensional Motion
 Two Dimensional Motion
 Three Dimensional Motion
 Rest and motion are relative quantities
 Frame of reference, Motion in a straight line: Positiontime graph, speed and velocity.
 Elementary concepts of differentiation and integration for describing motion, uniform and nonuniform motion, average speed and instantaneous velocity, uniformly accelerated motion, velocity  time and positiontime graphs.
 Relations for uniformly accelerated motion (graphical treatment).
CBSE Class 11 Physics Syllabus for Laws of Motion
 Aristotle’s Fallacy
 The Law of Inertia
 Newton’s Laws of Motion
 Newton’s Second Law of Motion
 Momentum
 Newton's second law of motion
 Apparent weight of a body in a lift
 Newton's Third Law of Motion
 Newton's Third Law of Motion
 Frame of reference
 Types of frames of reference
1) Inertial frame of reference
2) Noninertial frame of reference
 Conservation of Momentum
 Conservation of linear momentum
 Law of conservation of linear momentum
 Applications of the law of conservation of linear momentum
 Equilibrium of a Particle
 Equilibrium of Concurrent Forces
 Common Forces in Mechanics
 Friction
 Circular Motion and Its Characteristics
 Kinematics of Circular Motion
 Dynamics of Circular Motion (Centripetal Force and Centrifugal Force)
 Centripetal force (CPF)
 Centrifugal force (c.f.f.)
 Solving Problems in Mechanics
 Static and Kinetic Friction
 Laws of Friction
 Inertia
 Inertia
 Inertia of motion
 Inertia of rest
 Inertia of direction
 Law of Inertia
 Intuitive Concept of Force
 Force
 Types of forces:
1) Contact forces: Weight, normal reaction, tension, spring force, upthrust
2) Noncontact forces: Gravitational force, electromagnetic force, weak force and nuclear force
 Dynamics of Uniform Circular Motion  Centripetal Force
 Examples of Circular Motion (Vehicle on a Level Circular Road, Vehicle on a Banked Road)
 Lubrication  (Laws of Motion)
 Law of Conservation of Linear Momentum and Its Applications
 Rolling Friction
 Introduction of Motion in One Dimension
 Physics
 Types of Physics: Kinematics and Dynamics
 Rest
 Point object
 Reference Systems
 Motion
 Types of Motion
 One Dimensional Motion
 Two Dimensional Motion
 Three Dimensional Motion
 Rest and motion are relative quantities
 Intuitive concept of force; Inertia; Newton's first law of motion; momentum and Newton's second law of motion; impulse; Newton's third law of motion.
 Law of conservation of linear momentum and its applications.
 Equilibrium of concurrent forces; Static and kinetic friction; laws of friction; rolling friction; lubrication.
 Dynamics of uniform circular motion: Centripetal force, examples of circular motion (vehicle on a level circular road, vehicle on a banked road).
CBSE Class 11 Physics Syllabus for Work, Energy and Power
 Introduction of Work, Energy and Power
 The Scalar Product
 Notions of Work and Kinetic Energy: the WorkEnergy Theorem
 WorkEnergy Theorem
 Kinetic Energy
 Kinetic Energy and Its Expression
 Work Done by a Constant Force and a Variable Force
 Work done by a constant force
 Work done by a variable force
1) Mathematical treatment
2) Graphical method
 Concept of Work
 Definition of work
 Units of work
 Relationship between joule and erg
 Positive, Negative, and Zero Work
 The Concept of Potential Energy
 Notion of Potential Energy
 Conservation of Mechanical Energy
 Conservation of mechanical energy
 Principle of conservation of Energy
 Conservative forces
 Nonconservative forces
 Potential Energy of a Spring
 Various Forms of Energy : the Law of Conservation of Energy
 Heat
 Chemical Energy
 Electrical Energy
 The Equivalence of Mass and Energy
 Nuclear Energy
 The Principle of Conservation of Energy
 Power
 Definition of power
 Unit of power
 Relation between power and velocity
 Collisions
 Collisions
 Features of collision
 Types of collisions
1) Elastic collision
2) Inelastic collision  Coefficient of restitution
 Collisions in One Dimension  Elastic collision in one dimension, Inelastic collision in one dimension
 Collisions in Two Dimensions  Elastic collision in two dimensions, Inelastic collision in two dimensions
 Non  Conservative Forces  Motion in a Vertical Circle
 Work done by a constant force and a variable force; kinetic energy; workenergy theorem; power.
 Notion of potential energy; potential energy of a spring; conservative forces: conservation of mechanical energy (kinetic and potential energies); nonconservative forces: motion in a vertical circle; elastic and inelastic collisions in one and two dimensions.
CBSE Class 11 Physics Syllabus for Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body
501 System of Particles and Rotational Motion
 Motion  Rigid Body
 What kind of motion can a rigid body have?
 Centre of Mass
 Motion of Centre of Mass
 Linear Momentum of a System of Particles
 Vector Product of Two Vectors
 Definition of Vector Product
 Angular Velocity and Its Relation with Linear Velocity
 Relation Between Linear Velocity and Angular Velocity
 Torque and Angular Momentum
 Moment of a Force (Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body)
 Angular Momentum and Law of Conservation of Angular Momentum and Its Applications
 Moment of force (Torque)
 Angular momentum of a particle
 Torque and angular momentum for a system of particles
 conservation of angular momentum
 Equilibrium of Rigid Body
 Principle of moments
 Centre of gravity
 Moment of Inertia
 Moment of inertia
 Radius of gyration
 Physical significance of radius of gyration
 Theorems of Perpendicular and Parallel Axes
 Theorem of Perpendicular Axes
 Theorem of Parallel Axes
 Application of perpendicular and parallel axes theorem on different regular bodies
 Kinematics of Rotational Motion About a Fixed Axis
 Dynamics of Rotational Motion About a Fixed Axis
 Angular Momentum in Case of Rotation About a Fixed Axis
 Rolling Motion
 Kinetic Energy of Rolling Motion
 Rolling motion on an inclined plane
 Momentum Conservation and Centre of Mass Motion
 Centre of Mass of a Rigid Body
 Centre of Mass of a Uniform Rod
 Rigid Body Rotation
 Equations of Rotational Motion
 Comparison of Linear and Rotational Motions
 Values of Moments of Inertia for Simple Geometrical Objects (No Derivation)
 Centre of mass of a twoparticle system; momentum conservation and centre of mass motion.
 Centre of mass of a rigid body; centre of mass of a uniform rod.
 Moment of a force; torque; angular momentum; law of conservation of angular momentum and its applications.
 Equilibrium of rigid bodies; rigid body rotation and equations of rotational motion; comparison of linear and rotational motions.
 Moment of inertia; radius of gyration; values of moments of inertia for simple geometrical objects (no derivation).
 Statement of parallel and perpendicular axes theorems and their applications.
CBSE Class 11 Physics Syllabus for Gravitation
 Kepler’s Laws
 First law (law of orbits)
 Second law (law of areas)
 Third law (law of period)
 Newton’s Universal Law of Gravitation
 Newton’s universal law of gravitation
 Importance of the Universal Law of Gravitation
 Application of Newton’s law of gravitation
 Principle of superposition of gravitation
 The Gravitational Constant
 Universal gravitation constant
 Value of G
 Acceleration Due to Gravity of the Earth
 Acceleration Due to Gravity Below and Above the Earth's Surface
 Variation of g with altitude
 Variation of g with depth
 Graph of g, R and d
 Acceleration Due to Gravity and Its Variation with Altitude and Depth
 Gravitational Potential Energy
 Gravitational Potential Energy and Gravitational Potential
 Escape Speed
 Earth Satellites
 Projection of Satellite
 Weightlessness in a Satellite
 Time Period of a Satellite
 Binding Energy of an orbiting satellite
 Energy of an Orbiting Satellite
 Geostationary and Polar Satellites
 Geostationary Satellites
 Polar Satellites
 Weightlessness
 Weightlessness Condition in Orbit
 Escape Velocity
 Orbital Velocity of a Satellite
 Kepler's laws of planetary motion, universal law of gravitation.
 Acceleration due to gravity and its variation with altitude and depth.
 Gravitational potential energy and gravitational potential; Escape velocity; orbital velocity of a satellite; Geostationary satellites
CBSE Class 11 Physics Syllabus for Properties of Bulk Matter
701 Mechanical Properties of Fluids
 Thrust and Pressure
 Thrust
 Unit of thrust
 Example of thrust
 Pressure
 Unit of Pressure
 Examples of Pressure in our daily life
 Pascal’s Law
 Streamline and Turbulent Flow
 Streamline flow
 Laminar flow
 Turbulent flow
 Applications of Bernoulli’s Equation
 Applications of Bernoulli's theorem
 Action of atomiser
 Blowing of roofs by wind storms
 Venturimeter
 Blood Flow and Heart Attack
 Dynamic Lift
(a) Ball moving without spin
(b) Ball moving with spin
(c) Aerofoil or lift on aircraft wing
 Viscous Force or Viscosity
 Viscosity
 Newton's law of viscosity
 Coefficient of viscosity
 Applications of coefficient of viscosity
 Reynold's Number
 Surface Tension
 Surface Tension
 Force due to surface tension
 Factors affecting surface tension
1) Nature of liquid
2) Impurities
3) Temperature
4) Electrification  Applications of surface tension
 Effect of Gravity on Fluid Pressure
 Terminal Velocity
 Critical Velocity
 Excess of Pressure Across a Curved Surface
 Introduction of Mechanical Properties of Fluids
 Archimedes' Principle
 Stoke's Law
 Equation of Continuity
 Torricelli's Law
 Pressure due to a fluid column; Pascal's law and its applications(hydraulic lift and hydraulic brales); effect of gravity on fluid pressure.
 Viscosity, Stokes’ law, terminal velocity, Reynold’s number, streamline and turbulent flow. Critical velocity, Bernoulli’s theorem and its applications.
 Surface energy and surface tension, angle of contact, excess of pressure, application of surface tension ideas to drops, bubbles and capillary rise.
702 Thermal Properties of Matter
 Heat and Temperature
 Heat
 Temperature
 Measurement of Temperature
 Idealgas Equation and Absolute Temperature
 Thermal Expansion
 Linear Expansion
 Areal Expansion
 Volume expansion
 Relation between Coefficients of Expansion
 Specific Heat Capacity
 Specific heat capacity
 Necessity of defining two specific heats of a gas
 Specific heat at constant Pressure
1) Principal specific heat (c_{p})
2) Molar specific heat (C_{p})  Specific heat at constant Volume
1) Principal specific heat (c_{v})
2) Molar specific heat (C_{v})  Relation between principal specific heat and molar specific heat
 Calorimetry
 Calorimetry
 Principle of calorimetry
 Temperature of mixture in different cases
 Change of State  Latent Heat Capacity
 Change of State  Latent Heat Capacity
 latent heat of fusion, latent heat of vaporisation (Lv)
 Heat Transfer
 Conduction
 Conduction
 Temperature gradient
 Thermal Conductivity: Coefficient of thermal conductivity
 Thermal resistance
 Series combination of conductors
 Parallel combination of conductors
 Applications of conductivity in everyday life
 Convection
 Convection: Convection currents
 Natural convection
 Forced convection
 Radiation
 Radiation
 Thermal radiation
 Relation between a, r and t
 Athermanous and diathermanous substances
 Greenhouse effect
 Conduction
 Newton’s Law of Cooling
 Newton's law of cooling
 Graphical representation
 Applications
 Factors affecting the rate of cooling
 Limitations of Newton's law of cooling
 Qualitative Ideas of Black Body Radiation
 Perfectly black body
 Ferry's black body
 Spectrum of black body radiation in terms of wavelength
 Wien's Displacement Law
 Stefan's Law
 Stefan's (Stefan  Boltzmann) law
 Anomalous Expansion of Water
 Anomalous expansion of water
 Importance of Anomalous expansion of water
 Liquids and Gases
 Thermal Expansion of Solids
 Green House Effect
 Green House Effect
 Green House gases
 Heat, temperature, thermal expansion; thermal expansion of solids, liquids and gases, anomalous expansion of water; specific heat capacity; Cp, Cv  calorimetry; change of state  latent heat capacity.
 Heat transferconduction, convection and radiation, thermal conductivity, qualitative ideas of Blackbody radiation, Wein's displacement Law, Stefan's law, Green house effect.
703 Mechanical Properties of Solids
 Elastic Behaviour of Solid
 Deforming force
 Elasticity
 Factors affecting elasticity
1) Hammering and rolling
2) Annealing
3) Impurity
4) Temperature  Elastic limit
 Elastic fatigue
1) Elastic fatigue
2) Due to elastic fatigue
3) Elastic aftereffect
 Stress and Strain
 Stress
 Types of stress
1) Longitudinal stress: Tensile stress and Compressive stress
2) Hydraulic or volume stress
3) Shear or tangential stress
4) Breaking stress  Strain
 Types of strain
1) Longitudinal (tensile or linear) strain
2) Volume strain
3) Shear strain
 Hooke’s Law
 Stressstrain Curve
 Elastic Moduli
 Application of Elastic Behaviour of Materials
 Elastic Energy
 Elastic energy
 Work done in stretching a wire
 Elastic behavior, Stressstrain relationship. Hooke’s law, Young’s modulus, bulk modulus, shear, modulus of rigidity, poisson’s ratio; elastic energy
CBSE Class 11 Physics Syllabus for Thermodynamics
 Thermal Equilibrium
 Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics
 Heat, Internal Energy and Work
 Heat
 Internal Energy
 Work: PV diagrams
 First Law of Thermodynamics
 First law of thermodynamics
 Formulation of first law of thermodynamics
 First law of thermodynamics for various processes
 Isothermal process
 Adiabatic process
 Isochoric process
 Isobaric process
 Justification
 Mathematical expression
 Some useful conclusions are drawn from the law
 Limitations
 Expressions for the work done by an ideal gas under different conditions
 Specific Heat Capacity
 Specific Heat Capacity
 Units of specific heat capacity
 Measurement of specific heat: (mixing method) and calorimeter
 Specific Heat Capacity of some common substance
 Thermodynamic State Variables and Equation of State
 Thermodynamic Equilibrium
1) Mechanical equilibrium
2) Chemical equilibrium
3) Thermal equilibrium  Equation of state
 Thermodynamic state variables
1) Extensive variables
2) Intensive variables
 Thermodynamic Equilibrium
 Thermodynamic Process
 Thermodynamic Process
 Work Done During a Thermodynamic Process
 Heat Added During a Thermodynamic Process
 Heat Engine
 Heat engine
 Source
 Working substance
 Sink
 Working
 Efficiency of heat engine
 Refrigerators and Heat Pumps
 Refrigerator: Heat Flow from a Colder Region to a Hotter Region
 Source
 Working substance
 Sink
 Working
 Performance of a Refrigerator
 Air conditioner
 Heat Pump
 Second Law of Thermodynamics
 Clausius' Statement
 Kelvin Planck's Statement
 Entropy
 Reversible and Irreversible Processes
 Second Law of Thermodynamics  Reversible and Irreversible Processes
 Carnot Engine
 Carnot Engine
 Carnot cycle
i) Isothermal expansion
ii) Adiabatic expansion
iii) Isothermal compression
iv) Adiabatic compression
 Isothermal Processes
 Adiabatic Processes
 Thermal equilibrium and definition of temperature (zeroth law of Thermodynamics) Heat, work and internal energy. First law of thermodynamics. Isothermal and adiabatic processes.
 Second law of the thermodynamics: Reversible and irreversible processes, Heat engines and refrigerators.
CBSE Class 11 Physics Syllabus for Behaviour of Perfect Gases and Kinetic Theory of Gases
901 Kinetic Theory
 Molecular Nature of Matter
 mean free path
 Gases and Its Characteristics
 Gases
 Behaviour and characteristic properties of gases
 Composition of gases
 Gases have neither a fixed volume nor a fixed shape
 Gases exert pressure in all directions
 Gases are highly compressible
 Gases are highly expansible
 Gases have low density
 Gases have a natural tendency to mix with one another (diffusion)
 Gases can be liquefied
 Equation of State of a Perfect Gas
 Ideal gas equation (Equation of state)
 Other forms of equation of state
 Van der Waal's gas equation
 Universal gas constant
 Gas laws
 Boyle's law
 Charles' law
 Gay Lussac's law
 Avogadro's law and number
 Work Done in Compressing a Gas
 Interpretation of Temperature in Kinetic Theory
 Kinetic energy of gas
 Different forms of K.E. of gas
 Relation between K.E. and temperature of the gas
 Law of Equipartition of Energy
 Law of equipartition of energy
 Energy of a system of the degree of freedom (f)
 Specific Heat Capacities  Gases
 Applications of the law of equipartition of energy for specific heat capacity
 Monatomic Gases
 Diatomic Gases
 Triatomic Gases
 Specific Heat Capacity of Solids
 Specific Heat Capacity of Water
 Mean Free Path
 Free path
 Mean free path
 Kinetic Theory of Gases  Concept of Pressure
 Pressure exerted by the gas on the wall of a container
 Molecular density of gas
 Dalton's Law of partial pressures
 Assumptions of Kinetic Theory of Gases
 Assumptions of kinetic theory of gases
 Based on Nature of gas molecules
 Based on motion of gas molecules
 RMS Speed of Gas Molecules
 Speed of gaseous molecules
 Mean speed
 Mean square speed
 Root mean square speed
 Maxwell distribution function
 Degrees of Freedom
 Degrees of freedom
 Degrees of freedom of mono, di, and triatomic gases
1) Monoatomic gas
2) Diatomic gas
3) Triatomic gas
4) Polyatomic gas  Degrees of freedom for different gases at room temperature
 Avogadro's Number
 Equation of state of a perfect gas, work done on compressing a gas.
 Kinetic theory of gases: Assumptions, 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
CBSE Class 11 Physics Syllabus for Oscillations and Waves
1001 Oscillations
 Periodic and Oscillatory Motion
 Periodic Motion
 Oscillatory motion
 Some important terms in periodic motion
 Displacement as a function of time
 Periodic functions
 Fourier theorem
 Period and frequency
 Displacement
 Time Period
 Simple Harmonic Motion (S.H.M.)
 Simple Harmonic Motion (S.H.M.)
 Equation of S.H.M
1) Equation of displacement  Phase: Initial phase or epoch or phase constant, Phase angle
 S.H.M. as a projection of UCM
2) Equation of velocity
3) Equation of acceleration
4) Equation of time period
5) Equation of frequency
 Simple Harmonic Motion and Uniform Circular Motion
 reference particle, reference circle
 Velocity and Acceleration in Simple Harmonic Motion
 Force Law for Simple Harmonic Motion
 Oscillations of a spring
 Spring pendulum
 Oscillations of combinations of spring
 Energy in Simple Harmonic Motion
 Energy in S.H.M. Kinetic and Potential Energies
 Energy of S.H.M
 Graphical representation of energy (E) versus displacement for a particle performing S.H.M. from mean position
 Graphical representation of energy (E) versus period of S.H.M. (T) for a particle performing S.H.M. from mean position
 Some Systems Executing Simple Harmonic Motion
 Simple pendulum
 Effect of the density of medium on time period of simple pendulum
 Oscillations due to a Spring  Restoring Force and Force Constant
 Effect of viscosity of medium
 Effect of temperature
 Some special cases of simple pendulum: Second's pendulum
 Various types of S.H.M:
1) S.H.M of a liquid in U shaped tube
2) S.H.M of a floating cylinder
3) S.H.M of a small ball rolling down in hemispherical bowl
 Damped Simple Harmonic Motion
 damping constant
 Forced Oscillations and Resonance
 Free, Forced and Damped Oscillations
 resonance
 Small Damping, Driving Frequency far from Natural Frequency
 Driving Frequency Close to Natural Frequency
 Displacement as a Function of Time
 Periodic Functions
 Oscillations  Frequency
 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 loaded springrestoring 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.
1002 Waves
 Reflection of Transverse and Longitudinal Waves
 transverse wave
 capillary waves and gravity waves
 Displacement Relation for a Progressive Wave
 Simple harmonic progressive wave
 Characteristics of Simple Harmonic (SH) Progressive wave
 Relation between phase difference, path difference and time difference
 Amplitude and Phase
 Wavelength and Angular Wave Number
 Period, Angular Frequency and Frequency
 The Speed of a Travelling Wave
 Speed of a Transverse Wave on Stretched String
 Speed of a Longitudinal Wave Speed of Sound
 Principle of Superposition of Waves
 Superposition principle
 Some important terms
1) Phase
2) Phase difference
3) Path difference  Resultant amplitude due to superposition
 Resultant intensity due to superposition
 Reflection of Waves
 Introduction of Reflection of Waves
 Reflection of waves
 Reflection of a transverse waves from
 Reflection of a longitudinal wave from
 Echo
 Standing Waves and Normal Modes
 Stationary Waves (Standing waves)
 Stationary waves are of two types: Longitudinal and Transverse stationary waves
 Nodes
 Antinodes
 Characteristics of stationary waves
 Difference between progressive waves and stationary waves
 Terms related to the application of stationary waves: Note, Tone, Fundamental note and fundamental frequency, Harmonics, Overtones, Octave, Unison, Resonance.
 Standing Waves in Strings
 Harmonics and overtone
 Laws of vibrating string
1) Law of length
2) Law of mass
3) Law of density
4) Law of tension  Organ Pipes: Closed and Open Organ Pipe
 End correction
 Energy in a standing wave
 Fundamental Mode and Harmonics
 fundamental mode or the first harmonic, second harmonic
 Introduction of Reflection of Waves
 Beats
 Analytical method to determine beat frequency
 Applications of beats
 Doppler Effect
 Source Moving and Listener Stationary
 Listener Approaching a Stationary Source with Velocity v_{L}
 Both Source and Listener are Moving
 Common Properties between Doppler Effect of Sound and Light
 Major Differences between Doppler Effects of Sound and Light
 Effect of wind velocity on Doppler's effect in sound
 Applications of Doppler's effect
 Wave Motion
 Wave motion
 Characteristics of wave motion
 Mechanical waves
 Types of Mechanical waves
1) Transverse waves
2) Longitudinal waves  Difference between transverse waves and longitudinal waves
 Speed of Wave Motion
 Terms involved in wave motion
 Velocity of transverse wave on string
 Velocity of longitudinal wave (Sound wave)
 Factors affecting velocity of sound in gaseous medium
1) Effect of pressure at constant temperature
2) Effect of temperature
3) Effect of density
4) Effect of humidity
 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 hanmonics, Beats, Doppler effect
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