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Information Brochure, Entrance Examination 1999
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    Physics ( 100 Marks - 2 Hours )

    Newton's Laws of Motion, relative motion, conservation of energy and momentum, collisions, simple harmonic motion, motion of a body in circular orbit, centripetal force. Newton's law of gravitation, earth's satellites, orbital and escape velocities, motion of rigid body, moment of inertia.

    Elastic behaviour of solids, Young's modulus, elastic limits, volume elasticity.

    Properties of liquids, cohesion and adhesion, surface tension, surface energy, capillarity, streamline and turbulent flow. Bernoulli's equation and its applications, Viscosity, Stokes law.

    Wave propagation, longitudinal and transverse waves, superposition of waves, travelling and standing waves, waves in strings and air-columns, resonance, beats, echoes, Doppler effect.

    Thermal expansion of solids, liquids and gases. Elements of kinetic theory of gases, pressure and temperature of an ideal gas. Ideal gas laws, absolute temperature. Specific heats (Cp, Cv), adiabatic and isothermal processes. Calorimetry, latent heat. Mechanical equivalent of heat. Heat conduction, convection and radiation. Stefan's law of radiation, Newton's law of cooling. First law of thermodynamics and its applications.

    Magnetic field, lines of force, magnetic induction, elementary ideas of dia, para and ferro-magnetic substances. Elements of Earth's magnetic field.

    Coulomb's law, electric field and potential, Capacitance, dielectric constant, parallel plate capacitor, combination of capacitors, energy of capacitors . Charging and discharging of a capacitor.

    Electric current, Ohm's law, Simple circuits of resistances and cells, Kirchoff's laws and its applications, Joule's law of heating. Biot-Savart's law and its applications. Magnetic field due to Straight, Circular conductor and solenoid. Motion of charges in electric and magnetic field. Force on a current-carrying wire in a magnetic field. Magnetic moment of a current loop, effect of a uniform magnetic field on a current loop, moving coil galvanometer, ammeters and voltmeters.

    Electromagnetic induction :Faraday's and Lenz's laws, self and mutual-in ductance. Growth and decay of current in L-R circuit.

    Alternating current, transformers, phase relationship between voltage and current for resistance, inductance, capacitance and their combinations.

    Reflection and refraction of light at plane and curved surfaces. Deviation and dispersion of light by a prism, Thin-lenses, combinations of mirrors and lenses, magnification, microscope, telescope.

    Wave theory of light, interference, Young's double slit experiment, Elem entary concept of diffraction and polarisation. Production of plane polarised light.

    Black body radiation, Kirchoff's law. Wein's displacement law. Planck's law of radiation, Photoelectric effect. Bohr's model of hydrogen like atom.

    Radioactivity. Laws of radioactive decay, half life and mean life. Binding energy. Nuclear fission and fusion process.

    Concepts of thermionic emission and work function, diode valve as a rectifier. Triode as amplifier. Elementary ideas of conductor, semiconductor and insulator. Intrinsic and extrinsic semiconductors, Junction diode as rectifier and transistor as amplifier.