BITSAT Syllabus for Physics
1. Units and Measurement
 1. Units (Derived and fundamental units, different systems of units, SI units)
 2. Dimensional analysis
 3. Precision and significant figures
 4. Fundamental measurements in physics (screw gauge, vernier caliper, physical balance)
2. Kinematics
 . Properties of vectors
 2. Velocity, position and acceleration vectors
 3. Motion with constant acceleration
 4. Projectile motion
 5. Uniform circular motion
 6. Relative motion
3. Newton’s Laws of Motion
 1. Newton’s laws (resolution of forces, free body diagram)
 2. Motion on an inclined plane
 3. Motion of blocks with pulley systems
 4. Circular motioncentripetal force
 5. Inertial and noninertial frames
4. Impulse and Momentum
 1. Definition of impulse and momentum
 2. Conservation of momentum
 3. Collisions
 4. Momentum of a system of particles
 5. Center of mass
5. Work and Energy
 1. Work done by a force
 2. Kinetic energy and workenergy theorem
 3. Power
 4. Conservative forces and potential energy
 5. Conservation of mechanical energy
6. Rotational Motion
 1. Description of rotation (angular velocity, angular acceleration and angular displacement)
 2. Rotational motion with constant angular acceleration
 3. Moment of inertia, parallel and perpendicular axes theorems, rotational kinetic energy
 4. Torque and angular momentum
 5. Conservative of angular momentum
 6. Rolling motion
7. Gravitation
 1. Newton’s law of gravitation
 2. Gravitational potential energy, escape velocity
 3. Motion of planetsKepler’s laws, satellite motion
8. Mechanics of Solids and Fluids
 1. Elasticity
 2. Pressure, density and Archimedes’ principle
 3. Viscosity and surface tension
 4. Bernoulli’s theorem
9. Oscillations
 1. Kinematics of simple harmonic motion
 2. Spring mass system, simple and compound pendulum
 3. Forced and damped oscillations, resonance
10. Waves
 1. Progressive sinusoidal waves
 2. Standing waves in strings and pipes
 3. Superposition of waves, beats
 4. Doppler effects
11. Heat and Thermodynamics
 1. Kinetic theory of gases
 2. Thermal equilibrium and temperature
 3. Specific heat
 4. Work, heat and first law of thermodynamics
 5. Second law of thermodynamics, Carnot engine efficiency and coefficient of performance
12. Electrostatics
 1. Coulomb’s law
 2. Electric field (discrete and continuous charge distribution)
 3. Electrostatics potential and electrostatic potential energy
 4. Gauss’s law and its applications
 5. Electric dipole
 6. Capacitance and dielectrics (parallel plate capacitor, capacitors in series and parallel)
13. Current Electricity
 1. Joule heating, Ohm’s law
 2. Kirchoff’s laws, D. C. circuitsresistors and cells in series and parallel, potentiometer and Wheatstonebridge
 3. Electrical resistance (origin and temperature dependence of resistivity, resistivity)
14. Magnetic Effect of Current
 1. BiotSavart’s law and its applications
 2. Ampere’s law and its applications
 3. Lorentz force, force on current carrying conductors in a magnetic field
 4. Torque on a current loop, Magnetic moment of a current loop, Galvanometer and its conversion to voltmeter and ammeter
15. Electromagnetic Induction
 1. Lenz’s law, Faraday’s law, eddy currents
 2. Mutual and Self inductance
 3. Transformers and generators
 4. Alternating current (peak and rms value)
 5. AC circuits, LCR circuits
16. Optics
 1. Law of reflection and refraction
 2. Lenses and mirrors
 3. Optical instrumentstelescope and microscope
 4. Young’s double slit experiment, InterferenceHuygen’s principle
 5. Interference in thin films
 6. Diffraction due to a single slit
 7. Electromagnetic spectrum, Electromagnetic waves and their characteristics (only qualitative ideas)
 8. Polarizationstates of polarization, Brewster’s law, Malus’ law
17. Modern Physics
 1. De Broglie wavelength, Dual nature of light and matterphotoelectric
 2. Bohr’s atomic model, Atomic modelsRutherford’s experiment
 3. Hydrogen atom spectrum
 4. Radioactivity
 5. Nuclear reactions: Binding energy, Fission and fusion
