Tamil Nadu Board of Secondary EducationHSC Science Class 11th
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Physics Class 11th HSC Science Tamil Nadu Board of Secondary Education Topics and Syllabus

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Tamil Nadu Board of Secondary Education Syllabus For Class 11th Physics: Knowing the Syllabus is very important for the students of Class 11th. Shaalaa has also provided a list of topics that every student needs to understand.

The Tamil Nadu Board of Secondary Education Class 11th Physics syllabus for the academic year 2022-2023 is based on the Board's guidelines. Students should read the Class 11th 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 Tamil Nadu Board of Secondary Education Class 11th Physics Syllabus pdf 2022-2023. They will also receive a complete practical syllabus for Class 11th Physics in addition to this.

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1 Nature of Physical World and Measurement
  • Introduction to Science 
    • The Scientific Method
  • Introduction to Physics 
    • Branches of Physics
    • Scope and Excitement of Physics
  • Physics in Relation to Technology and Society 
    • Physics in relation to Chemistry
    • Physics in relation to biology
    • Physics in relation to mathematics
    • Physics in relation to astronomy
    • Physics in relation to geology
    • Physics in relation to oceanography
    • Physics in relation to psychology
  • Measurement 
    • Definition of Physical Quantity
    • Types of Physical Quantities
    • Definition of Unit and its Types
    • Different types of Measurement Systems
    • SI unit System
  • Measurement of Basic Quantities 
    • Measurement of length
    • Measurement of mass
    • Measurement of Time intervals
  • Theory of Errors 
    • Accuracy and Precision
    • Errors in Measurement
    1. Systematic errors
    2. Random errors
    3. Gross Error
    • Error Analysis
    1. Absolute Error
    2. Mean Absolute error
    3. Relative error
    4. Percentage error
    • Propogation of Errors
  • 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
    • Rounding-off in the measurement
  • Dimensions and Dimensional Analysis 
    • Dimensions and Dimensional Analysis
    • Uses of Dimensional Analysis
    • Limitations of Dimensional Analysis
2 Kinematics
3 Laws of Motion
  • Introduction to Laws of Motion 
  • Newton's Law 
    • Newton’s First Law
    1. Inertia of rest:
    2. Inertia of motion
    3. Inertia of direction
    • Newton’s Second Law
    • Newton’s Third Law
    • Discussion on Newton’s Laws
  • Application of Newton's Law 
    • Free Body Diagram
    • Particle Moving in an Inclined Plane
    • Two Bodies in Contact on a HorizontalSurface
    • Motion of Connected Bodies
    • Concurrent Forces and Lami’s Theorem
  • LAMI's Theorem 
  • Law of Conservation of Total Linear Momentum 
    • Impulse
  • Friction 
    • Friction
    • Static friction
    • Kinetic friction
    • Types of kinectic friction
      1) Sliding friction
      2) Rolling friction
    • Laws of friction
    • Coefficient of static friction
    • Coefficient of kinetic friction
    • Angle of Friction
    • Angle of Repose
    • Application of Angle of Repose
    • Advantages and disadvantages of friction
    • Methods to Reduce Friction
    • Lubrication
    • Motion of a body on an inclined plane
  • Dynamic of Circular Motion 
    • Centripetal force
    • Vehicle on a leveled circular road
    • Banking of Tracks
    • Centrifugal Force
    • Effects of Centrifugal Force
    • Centrifugal Force due to Rotation of the Earth
    • Centripetal Force Versus Centrifugal Force
4 Work, Energy and Power
  • Introduction to Work 
    • Work
    • Work done by a constant force
    • Work done by a variable force
  • Energy 
    • Sources of Energy
    • Non-conventional Sources of Energy
    • Consumption Pattern of Commercial Energy
    • Power/Electricity
    • Some Challenges in the Power Sector
    • Kinetic energy
    • Work–Kinetic Energy Theorem
    • Relation between Momentum and Kinetic Energy
    • Potential Energy
    • Potential energy near the surface of the Earth
    • Elastic Potential Energy
    • Conservative and non-conservative forces
    • Law of conservation of energy
    • Motion in a vertical circle
  • 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
5 Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Bodies
  • Centre of Mass 
  • Torque and Angular Momentum 
    • Definition of Torque
    • Torque about an Axis
    • Torque and Angular Acceleration
    • Angular Momentum
    • Angular Momentum and Angular Velocity
    • Torque and Angular Momentum
  • Equilibrium of Rigid Bodies 
    • Types of Equilibrium
    • Couple
    • Principle of Moments
    • Centre of Gravity
    • Bending of Cyclist in Curves
  • Moment of Inertia 
    • Moment of Inertia of a Uniform Rod
    • Moment of Inertia of a Uniform Ring
    • Moment of Inertia of a Uniform Disc
    • Radius of Gyration
    • Theorems of Moment of Inertia
    • Moment of Inertia of Different Rigid Bodies
  • Rotational Dynamics 
    • Introduction
  • Rolling Motion 
    • Kinetic Energy of Rolling Motion
    • Rolling motion on an inclined plane
6 Gravitation
7 Properties of Matter
  • Introduction to Properties of Matter 
  • Microscopic Understanding of Various States of Matter 
    • Solids
    • Liquids
    • Gases
    • Elastic behaviour of materials
    • Stress and strain
    • Hooke’s law and its experimental verification
    • Moduli of elasticity
    • Poisson’s ratio
    • Elastic energy 
    • Applications of elasticity
  • Fluids 
    • Introduction
    • Pressure due to fluid column at rest
    • Pascal’s law and its applications
    • Buoyancy
  • Viscous Force or Viscosity 
    • Viscosity
    • Newton's law of viscosity
    • Coefficient of viscosity
    • Applications of coefficient of viscosity
  • 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
  • Bernoulli's Theorem 
    • Bernoulli's theorem
    • Equation of continuity
    • Poiseuille's formula
    • Special cases
      1) Series combination of capillary tubes
      2) Parallel combination of capillary tubes
8 Heat and Thermodynamics
9 Kinetic Theory of Gases
  • Kinetic Theory 
    • Introduction
    • Postulates of kinetic theory of gases
  • Pressure Exerted by a Gas 
    • Expression for pressure exerted by a gas
    • Kinetic interpretation of temperature
    • Relation between pressure and mean kinetic energy 
    • Some elementary deductions from kinetic theory of gases
    • Root mean square speed (vrms)
    • Mean (or) average speed (v)
    • Most probable speed (Vmp)
    • Maxwell-Boltzmann speed 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
  • Law of Equipartiton of Energy 
    • Application of law of equipartition energy in specific heat of a gas
  • Mean Free Path 
    • Free path
    • Mean free path
  • Brownian Motion 
10 Oscillations
  • Oscillations 
  • 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
  • Angular Simple Harmonic Motion 
    • Time period and frequency of angular SHM
    • Comparison of Simple Harmonic Motion and Angular Simple Harmonic Motion
  • Linear Simple Harmonic Oscillator 
    • Horizontal oscillations of a spring-mass system
    • Vertical oscillations of a spring
    • Combinations of springs
  • 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
  • Types of Oscillations 
    • Free oscillations
    • Damped oscillations
    • Maintained oscillations
    • Forced oscillations
    • Resonance
11 Waves
  • Introduction to Waves 
    • Ripples and wave formation on the water surface
    • Formation of waves on stretched string
    • Formation of waves in a tuning fork
    • Characteristics of wave motion
    • Mechanical wave motion and its types
    • Transverse wave motion
    • Longitudinal wave motion
  • Terms and Definitions Used in Wave Motion 
  • Velocity of Waves in Different Media 
    • Velocity of transverse waves in a stretched string
    • Velocity of longitudinal waves in an elastic medium
  • Propagation of Sound Waves 
    • Newton’s formula for speed of sound waves in air
    • Laplace’s correction
    • Factors affecting speed of sound in gases
  • Reflection of Sound 
    • Reflection of Sound
    • Reflection of sound in a different medium
    1. Reflection at the boundary of a denser medium
    2. Reflection at the boundary of a rarer medium
    3. Reflection of sound in the plane and curved surfaces
  • Progressive Wave Or Travelling Waves 
    • Characteristics of progressive waves
    • Equation of a plane progressive wave
    • Graphical representation of the wave
    • Particle velocity and wave velocity
  • Superposition Principle 
    • Interference of waves
    • Formation of Beats
  • Standing Waves 
    • Explanation of stationary waves
    • Characteristics of stationary waves
    • Stationary waves in sonometer
    • Fundamental frequency and
    • Laws of transverse vibrations in stretched strings overtones
  • Intensity and Loudness 
    • Intensity of sound
    • Loudness of sound
    • Intensity and loudness of sound
  • Vibration of Air Column 
    • Resonance air column apparatus
  • Doppler Effect 
    • Source Moving and Listener Stationary
    • Listener Approaching a Stationary Source with Velocity vL
    • 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

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