Andhra Pradesh Board Physics Syllabus for Class 11

Andhra Pradesh Board Syllabus for Class 11 Physics



Unit-1. Introduction of Physics Fundamental mathematical Concepts and Measurement

1.1 Meaning of Physics, Ancient Indian physics, Nature of Physical laws and its
relationship with mathematics, Technology and other branches of science and society.
1.2 Mathematical concepts - Revision of Geomatrical concepts (Pythagorus
theorem), Use of elementary Algebraic identities (Solution of quadratic equation
sp. refrence to Shridharacharya ), use of Binomial theorem in physics, Logarithm.
trigonometric ratios, trigonometric formulae, (Sum, difference and product),
Concept of Function, elementary knowledge of formulae for differentiation and
1.3Vector and scaler quantities, types of vectors, Unit vector, Addition of vectors,
resolution of vectors in a plane, rectangular resolved parts, vectors in two
and three dimensions, scaler and vector product of two vectors.
1.4Measurement of physical quantities -
Need for measurement, measurement in ancient India, fundamental and derived
quantities, Units of measurement, systems of units, S.I. Units, dimensional analysis,
application and limitations. Accuracy and errors in measurement, type of errors
and their combinations, order of magnitude, significant figure and number of significant
figures in a calculation.
*Questions should not be set from these portions in examinations.

Unit 2 Kinematics -

Knowledge of one, two and three dimensional motions, examples from daily life
2.1One dimensional motion, uniform and non uninform motion in straight line, position - time
graph, speed, average speed, instantaneous speed, velocity, average velocity instantaneous
velocity, and relative velocity, uniform accelerated motion, velocity- time graph, relationship
between displacement, velocity and acceleration. Elementry Knowladge of diffrentiations
integration for describing motion.
2.2Two dimensional motion rectangular components of position, displacement, velocity and
acceleration, projectile motion, uniform circular motion, general examples of three
dimensional motion.

Unit 3. Force and Laws of motion -

Concepts of force, (Reference to the " Maharishi Kanad" and his work named "veg
sanskar") and inertia, types of inertia, Newton's first law of motion, momentum second law
of motion, impulse, third law of motion, conservation of linear momentum and its applications,
rocket propulsion, equilibrium of concurrent forces. Friction, Static and kinetic friction,
laws of friction, rolling friction, advantages and disadvantages of friction, means to minimise
the friction. Elementary idea of inertial and non-inertial farms of reference. Circular motion-
uniform circular motion, centripetal accleration. Centripetal force, examples of uniform
circular motion (motion of vehicles on plane and banked circular path) Examples of Non
uniform circular motion (circular motion in vertical plane). Concepts of pseudo force,
centrifugal force and its examples.

Unit 4. Rotational motion of rigid bodies -

Centre of mass of two particle system, Generalization for N particles. Conservation of
momentum, motion of centre of mass, centre of mass of a rigid body, concept of rotational
motion about a fixed axis, moment of force, torque (vector representation),
moment of inertia and its physical interpretation, radius of gyration. Theorems of parallel
and perpendicular axes for calculation of moment of inertia, moments of inertia of thin rod,
circular ring, disc, sphere and cylinder (derivation not needed). Concept of angular
momentum and its geometric representation, law of conservation of angular momentum
and its applications, examples of binary systems in nature (Binary stars, earth, moon,
diatomic molecule).

Unit 5. Work, Energy and Power

Concept of work, work done by constant and variable force, units and its dimensional
formula, conservative and non-conservative forces, Energy, forms of energy, kinetic energy
and its measurement, relation between momentum and kinetic energy, work energy theorem.
Potential energy and its measurement, conservative force and potential energy, potential
energy of spring, law of conservation of energy, transfer of potential energy of a freely
falling body, elastic and in elastic collision, one and two dimensional elastic, and inelastic
collision, power, different units of power and relationship between them.
them. Specific heat of mono atomic and di atomic gasses.
9.3. Transfer of Heat-
Conductions, variable and steady state of temperature and temperature gradient, coefficient

Unit 6 Gravitation -

Introduction (With special reference to ancient indian scientist "BHASKARACHARYA,
The universal Law of gravitation, gravitational constant, its units and dimensional formula,
acceleration due to gravity, change in its value with change in longitude, altitude and depth,
height, Mass and density of earth, inertial and gravitational mass, gravitational field and
gravitational potential, gravitational potential energy, Escape velocity, reason of absence
of atmosphere on moon, orbital speed and time period of revolution of satellite, geostationary
and polar satellite and their applications.
Weightlessness in satellites. Kepler's laws of planetary motion, verification of second
and third law of Kepler's (for circular orbit), explanation of Newton's law of gravitation
with the help of Kepler's law.

Unit 7. General properties of matter -

Solid - Inter molecular distance and inter molecular force, rigidity and brittleness
Elasticity -Meaning and definition of elasticity also with special reference to Nyay
Karikavali stress, strain, elastic limit, Hooke's law, young's modulus, poissons ratio, modulus
of elasticity and its types, elastic fatigue, elastic after effect, elasticities of gases and their
inter relationship.
Fluid - Fluid pressure, pascal's law and its applications (hydrolic lift and hydrolic
Breaks,) upthrust, Laws of Floatation, Archimedies principle, Atmospheric pressure,
Torricelle's experiment. Surface Tension, surface energy, Angle of contact, application of
surface tension, cappillarity, effect of gravity on fluid pressure capillarity, determination of
surface tension by capillary meniscus, Excess pressure in side drops and bubbles.
Stream line and turbulent flow, viscosity and coefficient of viscosity Reynold's number,
equation of continuity, Bernoulli's theorem and its applications, Stoke's laws (fall of sphere
in liquid) terminal velocity.

Unit 8. Oscillations and wave motion -

Oscillation - Periodic motion, simple harmonic motion and its characteristics, expression
for displacement, velocity, accelerlaration and time period of simple harmonic motion,
relation between circular motion of a reference particle and simple harmonic motion, phase
difference, oscillation of spring, restoring force and spring constant.
Energy in simple Harmonic motion, potential and kinetic energy simple pendulum and
expression of its time period, free forced and damped oscillations (qualitative idea only)
resonance, coupled oscillation.
Waves - wave motion, wave propagation, transverse and longitudinal waves, progressive
waves, displacement relation for progressive wave, principle of superposition of waves,
reflection of waves, stationary waves (In strings and pipes), Normal mode beats (with
mathematical Analysis), Doppler effect.

Unit 9. Calorimetry and Conduction of Heat-

9.1.Thermometry and thermal Expansion- Thermometry, heat, Temperature,
thermal equilibrium and temperature, zeroeth law of thermodynamics, Elementary
Knowledge of thermometers, Mercury thermometer. Jolly's constant volume air
thermometer, standard hydrogen gas thermometer, absolute scale of temperature and gas
laws, triple point of water, resistance thermometer, thermal Expansion, coefficients of
thermal Expansion and relation between them, application of thermal Expansion in daily
life. Expansion in Liquid, Change in density of solids and liquids with temperature.
9.2. Specific heat of Solids and gases-
Specific heat of Solids, Dulong and Petits Laws, specific heat of gasses, relation between

Unit 10.

of thermal conductivity, Determination of coefficient of thermal conductivity by Searle's
apparatus. Applications of thermal Conductivity, convection, radiation, nature of themal
radiation, Black body, absorption, transmission, reflection, emmisive power and emissivity,
Privost's law of heat exchange, Kirchhof's Law and its uses, energy distribution in black
body radiation, Wein's displacement law, stefan's Law, Planck's law of radiation, Newton's
law of cooling, derivation of Newton's Law of cooling from Stefan's Law, verification of
Newton's Law of cooling (Cooling curves)

Unit 11. Thermodynamics:-

Definitions related to thermodynamics, P-V graph, work done in the expansion of gases,
isothermal, adiabatic and cyclic process, internal energy of gases, first Law of
thermodynamics and its applications, mechanical equivalent of heat, thermodynamic
variables, equation of state,Vander wall's Equation of state reversible and irreversible
process, heat engine, Carnot's engine and its efficiency, refrigerator coefficient of
performance, second law of thermodynamics.

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