# CBSE Class 11 Physics Syllabus

CBSE Class 11 Physics Syllabus is given below:

 Unit–I Physical World  and Measurement Chapter–1: Physical World Chapter–2: Units and Measurements Unit-II Kinematics Chapter–3: Motion in a Straight Line Chapter–4: Motion in a Plane Unit–III Laws of Motion Chapter–5: Laws of Motion Unit–IV Work, Energy and Power Chapter–6: Work, Energy  and Power Unit–V Motion of System of Particles and RigidBody Chapter–7: System of Particles and RotationalMotion Unit-VI Gravitation Chapter–8: Gravitation Unit–VII Properties of Bulk Matter Chapter–9: Mechanical Properties of Solids Chapter–10: Mechanical Properties of Fluids Chapter–11: Thermal Properties of Matter Unit–VIII Thermodynamics Chapter–12: Thermodynamics Unit–IX Behaviour of Perfect Gases and Kinetic Theory of Gases Chapter–13: Kinetic Theory Unit–X Oscillations and Waves Chapter–14: Oscillations Chapter–15: Waves

Details of CBSE Class 11 Physics Syllabus is given below:

Unit I: Physical World  and Measurement

Chapter–1: Physical World

Physics-scope and excitement;  nature of physical  laws;  Physics,  technology and  society.

Chapter–2: 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.

Unit II: Kinematics

Chapter–3: Motion in a Straight Line

Frame of reference, Motion in a straight line:  Position-time  graph,  speed and velocity.

Elementary concepts of differentiation and  integration for describing motion, uniform and  non- uniform motion, average speed and  instantaneous velocity, uniformly accelerated motion, velocity – time and position-time graphs. Relations for uniformly accelerated motion (graphical treatment).

Chapter–4: Motion in a Plane

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  acceleration- projectile motion, uniform circular motion.

Unit III: Laws of Motion

Chapter–5: Laws of Motion

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).

Unit IV: Work, Energy and Power

Chapter–6: Work, Energy and Power

Work done by a  constant force  and  a  variable  force;  kinetic  energy, work- energy theorem, power.

Notion of potential energy, potential energy of a spring, conservative forces: conservation of mechanical energy (kinetic and potential energies); non- conservative forces: motion in a vertical circle; elastic and  inelastic collisions in one  and  two dimensions.

Unit V: Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body

Chapter–7: System of Particles and Rotational Motion

Centre of mass of a two-particle 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.

Unit VI: Gravitation

Chapter–8: Gravitation

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, Geo-stationary satellites.

Unit VII:   Properties of Bulk Matter

Chapter–9: Mechanical Properties of Solids

Elastic  behaviour,  Stress-strain  relationship, Hooke’s law,  Young’s modulus, bulk modulus, shear modulus of rigidity, Poisson’s ratio; elastic energy.

Chapter–10: Mechanical Properties of Fluids

Pressure due  to a fluid column; Pascal’s law and  its applications (hydraulic lift and hydraulic brakes), effect of gravity on fluid pressure.

Viscosity, Stokes’ law, terminal velocity, streamline and  turbulent flow, critical velocity, Bernoulli’s theorem and  its applications.

Surface  energy  and   surface  tension,  angle  of  contact, excess  of  pressure across a curved  surface, application of surface tension ideas to drops, bubbles and  capillary rise.

Chapter–11: Thermal Properties of Matter

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 transfer-conduction, convection and radiation, thermal conductivity, qualitative  ideas  of  Blackbody radiation, Wein’s  displacement  Law,  Stefan’s law, Greenhouse effect.

Unit VIII: Thermodynamics

Chapter–12: Thermodynamics

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 thermodynamics: reversible and  irreversible processes, Heat engine and  refrigerator.

Unit IX: Behaviour of Perfect Gases and Kinetic Theory of Gases Chapter–13: Kinetic Theory

Equation of state of a perfect gas, work done  in 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 equi-partition of energy (statement only) and  application to specific  heat   capacities  of  gases;  concept of  mean free  path,   Avogadro’s number.

Unit X: Oscillations and Waves

Chapter–14: Oscillations

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  spring-  restoring  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.

Chapter–15: Waves

Wave  motion: Transverse and  longitudinal waves, speed of travelling wave, displacement  relation  for  a  progressive  wave,   principle  of  superposition  of waves,  reflection   of  waves,  standing   waves  in   strings   and   organ   pipes,  fundamental mode  and harmonics, Beats, Doppler effect.