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Physics for Senior Schools

Physics for Senior Schools

Book Code : SWX015

Author : SUL

Book Format : Interactive eBook(epub3)

Categories : Physics


Price : 450

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1. Concept of matter

1.1 Solid

1.2 Liquid

1.3 Gases

2. Fundamental and derived quantities and units

2.1 fundamental quantities and units

2.2 derived quantities and units

3. Position, distance and displacement.

3.1 Concept of position as a location of point-rectangular coordinates

3.2 measurement of distance

3.3 concept of direction as a way of locating a point–bearing

3.4 Distinction between distance and displacement.

4. Mass and weight

4.1 Mass

4.2 weights

4.3 Distinction between mass and weight

5. Time

5.1 Concept of time as interval between physical events

5.2 Measurement of time

6. Fluid at rest

6.1 volume, density and relative density

6.2 pressure in fluids

6.3 equilibrium of bodies - Archimedes’ principle and law of flotation

7. Motion

7.1 Types of motion: random, rectilinear, translational, rotational, circular, orbital, spin, oscillatory.

7.2 relative motion

7.3 Cause of motion

7.4 types of forces: contact force and non-contact force (field force)

7.5 solid frictions

7.6 viscosity (friction in fluids)

7.7 simple ideas of circular motion

8. Speed and velocity

8.1 concept of speed as change of distance with time

8.2 concept of velocity as change of displacement with time

8.3 uniform/non-uniform speed/velocity

8.4 distance/displacement-time graph

9. Rectilinear acceleration

9.1 Time

9.2 uniform/non-uniform acceleration

9.3 velocity-time graph

9.4 equations of motion with constant acceleration

9.5 motion under gravity as a special case.

10. Scalars and vectors

10.1 concepts of scalars as physical quantities with magnitude and no direction

10.2 concepts of vectors as physical quantities with both magnitude and direction

10.3 vector representation

10.4 Addition of vectors

10.5 Resolution of vectors

10.6 Resultant velocity using vector representations

11. Equilibrium of forces

11.1 principles of moments:

11.2 non-parallel forces

11.3 Center of gravity and stability

12. Simple harmonic motion

12.1 illustration, explanation and definition of simple harmonic motion (s.h.m)

12.2 speed and acceleration of s.h.m.

12.3 period, frequency and amplitude of a body executing s.h.m.

12.4 Energy of shm

12.5 forced vibration and resonance

13. Newton’s laws of motion

13.1 First law: inertia of rest and inertia of motion

13.2 Second law: force, acceleration, momentum and impulse

13.3 Third law: action and reaction

14. Energy

14.1 forms of energy

14.2 world energy resources

14.3 Conservation of energy

15. Work, energy and power

15.1 concept of work as a measure of energy transfer

15.2 Concept of energy as capability to do work

15.3 work done in a gravitational field

15.4 types of mechanical energy: potential energy (p.e) and kinetic energy (k.e)

15.5 conservation of mechanical energy

15.6 concept of power as time rate of doing work

15.7 application of mechanical energy - machines: levers, pulleys, inclined plane, wedge, screw, wheel and axle, gears.

16. Heat energy

16.1 temperatures and its measurement

16.2 effects of heat on matter: (i) rise in temperature and (ii) change of phase state (iii) expansion and (iv) change of resistance

16.3 Thermal expansions: linear, area and volume expansivity

16.4 Heat transfer –condition, convention and radiation.

16.5 The gas laws: Boyle’s law Charles’ law, pressure law and general gas law

16.6 measurement of heat energy: (i) concept of heat capacity (ii) specific heat capacity

16.7 latent heat: (i) concept of latent heat (ii) melting point and boiling point and (iii) specific latent heat of fusion and of vaporization

16.8 Evaporation and boiling

16.9 vapour and vapour pressure

16.10 humidity, relative humidity and dew point

16.11 Humidity and the weather

17. Production and propagation of waves

17.1 production and propagation of mechanical waves

17.2 pulsating system: energy transmitted with definite speed, frequency and wavelength

17.3 waveform

17.4 mathematical relationship connecting frequency (f), wavelength, period (t) and velocity (v)

18. types of waves

18.1 Transverse and longitudinal

18.2 mathematical representation of wave motion.

19. Properties of waves

19.1 reflections of waves

19.2 refraction of waves

19.3 diffraction of waves

19.4 interference

19.5 superposition of progressive waves producing standing stationary waves

20. Light waves

20.1 sources of light

20.2 Rectilinear propagation of light

20.3 reflection of light at plane surface: plane mirror

20.4 reflection of light at curved surfaces: concave and convex mirrors

20.5 refraction of light at plane surfaces: rectangular glass prism (block) and triangular prism.

20.6 refraction of light at curved surfaces: converging and diverging lenses

20.7 applications of lenses in optical instruments

20.8 dispersion of white light by a triangular glass prism.

21. Electromagnetic waves- types of radiations

21.1 radio waves

21.2 infrared rays

21.3 visible lights

21.4 Ultraviolet

21.5 x rays

21.6 gamma rays

22. Sound waves

22.1 sources of sound

22.2 transmission of sound waves

22.3 speed of sound in solid, liquid and air

22.4 echoes and reverberation

22.5 noise and music

22.6 characteristics of sound waves

22.7 vibrations in strings

22.8 forced vibration: (i) resonance and (ii) harmonies and overtones

22.9 vibration of air in pipe – open and closed pipes

23. Description property of fields

23.1 concepts of fields: gravitational, electric and magnetic

23.2 properties of a force field

24. Gravitational field

24.1 acceleration due to gravity (g)

24.2 gravitational forces between two masses: Newton’s law of gravitation

24.3 gravitational potential and escape velocity

25. Electric field

25.1 electrostatics

25.2 productions of electric charges

25.3 types of distribution of charges

25.4 storage of charges

25.5 electric field lines or lines of force

25.6 shunt and multiplier

25.7 resistivity and conductivity

25.8 measurement of electric current, potential difference, resistance, e.m.f. And internal resistance of a cell.

26. Magnetic field

26.1 properties of magnets and magnetic materials

26.2 magnetization and demagnetization

26.3 concept of magnetic field

26.4 magnetic force on: (i) a current-carrying conductor placed in a magnetic field (ii) force between two long and parallel current carrying conductors

26.5 uses of electromagnets

27. Electromagnetic field

27.1 concept of electromagnetic field

27.2 electromagnetic induction-faraday laws of electromagnetic induction, lenz law of electromagnetic induction and motor-generator effect

27.3 inductance

27.4 eddy currents

27.5 power transmission and distribution

28. Simple a.c. circuits

28.1 graphical representation of e.m.f and current in an a.c. Circuit

28.2 peak value and r.m.s value

28.3 series circuit containing resistor, inductor and capacitor

28.4 reactance and impedance

28.5 Vector diagrams

28.6 resonances in an ac circuit

28.7 power in ac circuit

29. Structure of the atom

29.1 models of the atom

29.2 energy quantization

29.3 photoelectric effect

29.4 thermionic emission

29.5 production and structure of x-rays

30. Structure of the nucleus

30.1 composition of the nucleus

30.2 radio activities: natural and artificial

30.3 nuclear reactions: fusion and fission

31. Wave-particle paradox

31.1 electron diffraction

31.2 duality of matter