Want to know the latest CBSE Class 11 2022 Exam subject-wise syllabus? Here is the complete syllabus for Physics.

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Physics is one of the most difficult subjects of 11 standard. Students from medical and nonmedical backgrounds should study it properly to score good marks in practical and theory examinations. The detailed syllabus is given below as per CBSE curriculum 2022-23. 

Unit 1: Physical world and Measurement 

Chapter 2: Units and measurements 

  • Need for measurement
    • Fundamental and derived units 
    • SI units 
    • Systems of units 
    • Units of measurement 
  • Dimensional analysis and its applications 
  • Dimensions of physical quantities 
  • Significant figures 

Unit 2: Kinematics

Chapter 3: Motion in a Straight Line Frame of reference 

  • Relations for uniformly accelerated motions [graphical treatment]
  • Velocity time and position graphs 
  • Uniformly accelerated motion 
  • Instantaneous velocity 
  • Non uniform motion 
  • Uniform motion 
  • Elementary concepts of differentiation and integration for describing motion 
  • Motion in a straight line 

Chapter 4: Motion in a Plane Scalar and Vector Quantities 

  • Uniform circular motion 
  • Cases of uniform velocity and uniform accelerated projectile motion 
  • Motion in a place 
  • Scalar and vector products of vectors 
  • Rectangular components 
  • Resolution of a vector in a plane 
  • Unit vector 
  • Addition and subtraction of vectors 
  • Multiplication of vectors by a real number 
  • Equality of vectors 
  • General vectors and their notations 
  • Position and displacement of vectors 

Unit 3: Laws of Motion 

Chapter 5: Laws of Motion 

  • Examples of circular motion [vehicle on a banker road, vehicle on a level circular road]
  • Cenrtipetal force 
  • Dynamics of uniform circular motion 
  • Lubrication 
  • Rolling friction 
  • Laws of friction 
  • Static and kinetic friction 
  • Equilibrium of concurrent forces 
  • Law of conservation of linear momentum and its application 
  • Newton’s third law of motion 
  • Impulse 
  • Newton’s second law of motion 
  • Momentum 
  • Newton’s first law of motion 
  • Inertia 
  • Intuitive concept of force 

Unit 4: Work, Energy and Power

Chapter–6: Work, Energy and Power

  • Elastic and inelastic collisions in one and two dimensions 
  • Motion in a vertical circle 
  • Non conservatuve forces 
  • Comservtave forces 
  • Potential energy of a spring 
  • Notion of potential energy 
  • Power
  • Work energy theorem 
  • Kinetic energy 
  • Work, energy and power done by a constant force and a variable force 

Unit 5: Motion of Systems of Particles and Rigid Body 

Chapter 7: System of Particles and Rotational Motion 

  • Values of moments of inertia for simple geometrical objects [no deviation]
  • Radius of gyration 
  • Moment of inertia
  • Comparison of linear and rotational motions 
  • Rigid body rotation and equations of rotational motions 
  • Equilibrium of rigid bodies 
  • Law of conservation of angular momentum and its applications 
  • Angular momentum 
  • Torque 
  • Moment of a force 
  • Center of mass of a uniform rod 
  • Center of mass of a rigid body 
  • Center of mass motion 
  • Momentum conservation 
  • Center of mass of a two particle system 

Unit 6: Gravitation 

Chapter–8: Gravitation

  • Orbital velocity of a satellite 
  • Escape velocity 
  • Gravitational potential energy and gravitational potential 
  • Acceleration due to gravity and its variation with altitude and depth 
  • Universal law of gravitation 
  • Kepler’s laws of planetary motion 

Unit 7: Properties of Bulk Matter

Chapter 9: Mechanical Properties of Solids

  • Elastic energy 
  • Poisson’s ratio
  • Shear modulus of rigidity 
  • Bulk modulus 
  • Young’s modulus 
  • Hooke’s law
  • Stress strain relationship 
  • Elasticity 

Chapter 10: Mechanical Property of Fluids 

  • Bubbles and capillary rise 
  • Applications of surface tension ideas to drops 
  • Excess of pressure across a curved surface 
  • Angle of contact 
  • Surface energy and surface tension 
  • Bernoulli’s theorem and its simple applications 
  • Critical velocity 
  • Streamline and turbulent flow 
  • Terminal velocity 
  • Stokes law
  • Viscosity 
  • Effect of gravity on fluid pressure 
  • Pascals law and its applications [hydraulic brakes and lift]
  • Pressure due to a fluid column 

Chapter 11: Thermal Properties of Matter

  • Stefan’s law
  • Wien displacement law
  • Qualitative ideas of blackbody radiation 
  • Thermal conductivity 
  • Convection and radiation
  • Heat transfer – conduction 
  • Change of state – latent heat capacity 
  • Cp
  • Cv – calorimetry 
  • Specific heat capacity 
  • Anomalous expansion of water 
  • Thermal expansion of solids, liquids and gasses 
  • Thermal expansion 
  • Temperature 
  • Heat 

Unit 8: Thermodynamics 

Chapter–12: Thermodynamics

  • Change of condition of gaseous state
    • Cyclic processes 
    • Irreversible 
    • Reversible 
    • Adiabatic 
    • Isothermal 
  • Gaseous state of matter 
  • Second law of thermodynamics 
  • First law of thermodynamics 
  • Heat, work and internal energy 
  • Thermal equilibrium 
  • Definition zeroth law of thermodynamics 

Unit 9: Behavior of Perfect Gasses and Kinetic Theory of Gasses 

Chapter–13: Kinetic Theory

  • Avogadro’s number 
  • Concept of free path 
  • Law of equipartition energy [statement only] and application to specific heat capacities 
  • Degrees of freedom 
  • Rms speed of gas molecules 
  • Kinetic interpretation of temperature 
  • Concept of pressure 
  • Kinetic theory of gasses assumptions 
  • Work done in compressing a gas 
  • Equation of state of a perfect gas 

Unit 10: Oscillations and Waves 

Chapter 14: Oscillations 

  • Simple pendulum derivation of expression for its time period 
  • Kinetic and potential energies 
  • Energy in SHM 
  • Restoring force and force constant 
  • Oscillations of a loaded spring 
  • Phase 
  • Simple harmonic motion and ist equations of motion 
  • Periodic functions and their applications 
  • Displacement as a function of tim 
  • Frequency 
  • Periodic motion – time period 

Chapter 15: Waves 

  • Beats 
  • Fundamental mode and harmonics 
  • Standing waves in strings and organ pipes
  • Reflection of waves 
  • Principle of superposition of waves 
  • Relation for a progression wave 
  • Displacement 
  • Speed of traveling wave 
  • Traverse and longitudinal waves