 # Karnataka Board 1st PUC Physics Syllabus

A well thought out Karnataka Board Class 11 Physics Syllabus will provide 1st puc students of Karnataka Board with detailed information on the subject. This information will help the Karnataka State Board Class 11 Students to determine the sequence of the topics and sub-topics under Physics that will be covered during the class. It also enables the students to read up 1st puc textbooks on Physics ahead of time and thus be well prepared for an upcoming session.

While the Karnataka Board 1st puc course includes a wide variety of subjects ranging from Accountancy to Statistics or Business Mathematics and even Psychology or Science and there are different syllabus for each subject, our focus at BYJU’s is more for Maths or a Science subject.

On an overview, the Karnataka Class 11 Syllabus for Physics is divided into 15 units normally consisting of main topics such as Physical World, Units and Measurements, Laws of Motion, Mechanical Properties of Fluid, Hydrocarbons and more. Some syllabuses will also contain information on the teachers assigned for a course, time allotted for a lesson, sample questions or so, making it easier for students to judge their knowledge about the topic. It will also help them to prepare ahead of time and bridge the gap, easily.

See here a sample copy of Karnataka Board Class 11 Physics Syllabus:

## Karnataka Class 11 Syllabus for Physics

 Unit 1 PHYSICAL WORLD 1.1 What is physics ? 1.2 Scope and excitement of physics 1.3 Physics, technology and society 1.4 Fundamental forces in nature 1.5 Nature of physical laws Unit 2 UNITS AND MEASUREMENTS 2.1 Introduction 2.2 The international system of units 2.3 Measurement of length 2.4 Measurement of mass 2.5 Measurement of time 2.6 Accuracy, precision of instruments and errors in measurement 2.7 Significant figures 2.8 Dimensions of physical quantities 2.9 Dimensional formulae and dimensional equations 2.10 Dimensional analysis and its applications Unit 3 MOTION IN A STRAIGHT LINE 3.1 Introduction 3.2 Position, path length and displacement 3.3 Average velocity and average speed 3.4 Instantaneous velocity and speed 3.5 Acceleration 3.6 Kinematic equations for uniformly accelerated motion 3.7 Relative velocity Unit 4 MOTION IN A PLANE 4.1 Introduction 4.2 Scalars and vectors 4.3 Multiplication of vectors by real numbers 4.4 Addition and subtraction of vectors – graphical method 4.5 Resolution of vectors 4.6 Vector addition – analytical method 4.7 Motion in a plane 4.8 Motion in a plane with constant acceleration 4.9 Relative velocity in two dimensions 4.10 Projectile motion 4.11 Uniform circular motion Unit 5 LAWS OF MOTION 5.1 Introduction 5.2 Aristotle’s fallacy 5.3 The law of inertia 5.4 Newton’s first law of motion 5.5 Newton’s second law of motion 5.6 Newton’s third law of motion 5.7 Conservation of momentum 5.8 Equilibrium of a particle 5.9 Common forces in mechanics 5.10 Circular motion 5.11 Solving problems in mechanics Unit 6 WORK, ENERGY AND POWER 6.1 Introduction 6.2 Notions of work and kinetic energy : The work-energy theorem 6.3 Work 6.4 Kinetic energy 6.5 Work done by a variable force 6.6 The work-energy theorem for a variable force 6.7 The concept of potential energy 6.8 The conservation of mechanical energy 6.9 The potential energy of a spring 6.10 Various forms of energy : the law of conservation of energy 6.11 Power 6.12 Collisions Unit 7 SYSTEM OF PARTICLES AND ROTATIONAL MOTION 7.1 Introduction 7.2 Centre of mass 7.3 Motion of centre of mass 7.4 Linear momentum of a system of particles 7.5 Vector product of two vectors 7.6 Angular velocity and its relation with linear velocity 7.7 Torque and angular momentum 7.8 Equilibrium of a rigid body 7.9 Moment of inertia 7.10 Theorems of perpendicular and parallel axes 7.11 Kinematics of rotational motion about a fixed axis 7.12 Dynamics of rotational motion about a fixed axis 7.13 Angular momentum in case of rotation about a fixed axis 7.14 Rolling motion Unit 8 GRAVITATION 8.1 Introduction 8.2 Kepler’s laws 8.3 Universal law of gravitation 8.4 The gravitational constant 8.5 Acceleration due to gravity of the earth 8.6 Acceleration due to gravity below and above the surface of earth 8.7 Gravitational potential energy 8.8 Escape speed 8.9 Earth satellite 8.10 Energy of an orbiting satellite 8.11 Geostationary and polar satellites 8.12 Weightlessness Unit 9 MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF SOLIDS 9.1 Introduction 9.2 Elastic behaviour of solids 9.3 Stress and strain 9.4 Hooke’s law 9.5 Stress-strain curve 9.6 Elastic moduli 9.7 Applications of elastic behaviour of materials Unit 10 MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF FLUIDS 10.1 Introduction 10.2 Pressure 10.3 Streamline flow 10.4 Bernoulli’s principle 10.5 Viscosity 10.6 Reynolds number 10.7 Surface tension Unit 11 THERMAL PROPERTIES OF MATTER 11.1 Introduction 11.2 Temperature and heat 11.3 Measurement of temperature 11.4 Ideal-gas equation and absolute temperature 11.5 Thermal expansion 11.6 Specific heat capacity 11.7 Calorimetry 11.8 Change of state 11.9 Heat transfer 11.10 Newton’s law of cooling Unit 12 THERMODYNAMICS 12.1 Introduction 12.2 Thermal equilibrium 12.3 Zeroth law of thermodynamics 12.4 Heat, internal energy and work 12.5 First law of thermodynamics 12.6 Specific heat capacity 12.7 Thermodynamic state variables and equation of state 12.8 Thermodynamic processes 12.9 Heat engines 12.10 Refrigerators and heat pumps 12.11 Second law of thermodynamics 12.12 Reversible and irreversible processes 12.13 Carnot engine Unit 13 KINETIC THEORY 13.1 Introduction 13.2 Molecular nature of matter 13.3 Behaviour of gases 13.4 Kinetic theory of an ideal gas 13.5 Law of equipartition of energy 13.6 Specific heat capacity 13.7 Mean free path Unit 14 OSCILLATIONS 14.1 Introduction 14.2 Periodic and oscillatory motions 14.3 Simple harmonic motion 14.4 Simple harmonic motion and uniform circular motion 14.5 Velocity and acceleration in simple harmonic motion 14.6 Force law for simple harmonic motion 14.7 Energy in simple harmonic motion 14.8 Some systems executing SHM 14.9 Damped simple harmonic motion 14.10 Forced oscillations and resonance Unit 15 WAVES 15.1 Introduction 15.2 Transverse and longitudinal waves 15.3 Displacement relation in a progressive wave 15.4 The speed of a travelling wave 15.5 The principle of superposition of waves 15.6 Reflection of waves 15.7 Beats 15.8 Doppler effect