JEE Advanced Physics Syllabus can be referred by the IIT aspirants to get the detailed list of all topics that are important in cracking the entrance examination. JEE Advanced syllabus for Physics has been designed in such a way that it offers very practical and applicationbased learning to further make it easier for students to understand every concept or topic by correlating it with the daytoday experiences. In comparison to the other two subjects, the syllabus of JEE Advanced for physics is developed in such a way so as to test the deep understanding and application of concepts.
Many students rate JEE Advanced physics syllabus as difficult and vast, therefore, it is important to develop a clear understanding of concepts from the very beginning itself. Get the basics right and then move on to mastering advanced concepts. Besides, securing better marks in JEE Advanced 2020 demands a solid conceptual base with broad knowledge on its applications. Candidates can start their preparations from NCERT textbooks. These textbooks cover all the topics included in JEE Advanced physics syllabus and are one of the best resources to study productively. Once the basics are clear, focus on the important topics depending on their weightage.
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A detailed list of all the topics covered in JEE Advanced Physics Syllabus is given here. It will help candidates know some of the important concepts from where the questions are asked frequently in the examination.
JEE Advanced Physics Syllabus
Unit 1: General Physics 
Units and Dimensions 
 Units and dimensions, dimensional analysis.
 Least count and significant figures.

Experimental Analysis 
 Methods of measurement and error analysis for physical quantities pertaining to the following experiments:
 Experiments based on using Vernier callipers and screw gauge (micrometre).
 Determination of g using the simple pendulum.
 Young’s modulus by Searle’s method.
 Specific heat of a liquid using calorimeter, the focal length of a concave mirror and a convex lens using the uv method.
 The speed of sound using resonance column.
 Verification of Ohm’s law using voltmeter and ammeter, and specific resistance of the material of a wire using meter bridge and post office box.

Unit 2 Mechanics 
Kinematics 
 Kinematics in one and two dimensions (Cartesian coordinates only), projectiles.
 Uniform Circular motion, relative velocity.

Newton’s laws of motion 
 Newton’s 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.

Gravitation 
 Laws of gravitation.
 Gravitational potential and field, acceleration due to gravity.
 The motion of planets and satellites in circular orbits and escape velocity.

Inertia and Momentum 
 Rigid body, the moment of inertia, parallel and perpendicular axes theorems, the moment of inertia of uniform bodies with simple geometrical shapes.
 Angular momentum, Torque, Conservation of angular momentum.
 Dynamics of rigid bodies with a fixed axis of rotation.
 Rolling without slipping of rings, cylinders, and spheres; Equilibrium of rigid bodies.
 The collision of point masses with rigid bodies.

Harmonic motions 
 Linear and angular simple harmonic motions.
 Hooke’s law, Young’s modulus.

The pressure in a fluid 
 Pascal’s law; Buoyancy.
 Surface energy and surface tension, capillary rise, viscosity (Poiseuille’s equation excluded).
 Stoke’s law, terminal velocity, Streamline flow, the equation of continuity, Bernoulli’s theorem and its applications.

Waves 
 Wave motion (plane waves only), longitudinal and transverse waves, superposition of waves.
 Progressive and stationary waves.
 The vibration of strings and air columns, Resonance, Beats.
 The speed of sound in gases; Doppler effect (in sound).

Thermal Physics 
 Thermal expansion of solids, liquids, and gases, calorimetry, latent heat
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 Heat conduction in one dimension, elementary concepts of convection and radiation, Newton’s law of cooling; Ideal gas laws.
 Specific heats (Cv and Cp for monatomic and diatomic gases), Isothermal and adiabatic processes, the 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, Kirchhoff’s law.
 Wien’s displacement law, Stefan’s law.

Unit 3 Electricity and magnetism 
Electric Fields 
 Coulomb’s law; Electric field and potential.
 The electrical potential energy of a system of point charges and of electrical dipoles in a uniform electrostatic field.
 Electric field lines; Flux of the electric field.
 Gauss’s law and its application in simple cases, such as, to find field due to the infinitely long straight wire, uniformly charged infinite plane sheet and uniformly charged thin spherical shell.

Capacitance 
 Capacitance, Parallel plate capacitor with and without dielectrics.
 Capacitors in series and parallel, Energy stored in a capacitor.

Electric current 
 Electric current; Ohm’s law; Series and parallel arrangements of resistances and cells.
 Kirchhoff’s laws and simple applications.
 Heating effect of current.

Magnetic Fields 
 Biot Savart’s law and Ampere’s law.
 Magnetic field near a currentcarrying straight wire, along with the axis of a circular coil and inside a long straight solenoid.
 Force on a moving charge and on a currentcarrying wire in a uniform magnetic field.
 The 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 
 Electromagnetic induction, Faraday’s law, Lenz’s law.
 Self and mutual inductance.
 RC, LR and LC circuits with D.C. and A.C. sources.

Unit 4 Optics 
Reflection and Refraction 
 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 
 Huygen’s principle.
 Interference limited to Young’s doubleslit experiment.

Unit 5 Modern Physics 
Atoms and Nuclei 
 Atomic nucleus; Alpha, beta and gamma radiations; Law of radioactive decay.
 Decay constant; Halflife and mean life; Binding energy and its calculation; Fission and fusion processes; Energy calculation in these processes.
 Photoelectric effect; Bohr’s theory of hydrogenlike atoms; Characteristic and continuous Xrays.
 Moseley’s law; de Broglie wavelength of matter waves.

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