BITSAT 2019 Physics Syllabus | BITSAT Exam

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BITSAT 2019 Physics syllabus comprises of the various sections and topics which candidates need to prepare for BITSAT 2019. BITS, Pilani conducts the BITSAT 2019 B.Tech/B.E and Pharmacy for admissions in three campuses of BITS namely BITS Pilani, KK Birla Goa, and BITS Hyderabad for various streams of Engineering and Pharma. BITSAT 2019 syllabus for Physics includes chapters and topics studied in class 11 and 12 of all Central and State boards recognized across the country.

BITS, Pilani the conducting body would be releasing the official notification about BITSAT 2019 soon. The syllabus would be similar according to the past recent years. Candidate can start preparing for the exam using the information at hand until official notice is out.

BITSAT 2019 Physics syllabus

Candidates have to make sure to go through the BITSAT 2019 exam pattern beforehand. BITSAT 2019 Physics syllabus comprises topics like Kinematics, Modern Physics, Gravitation, Optics etc. Detailed information about BITSAT 2019 Physics syllabus is provided below.

1. Units & Measurement

  • 1.1 Units (Different systems of units, SI units, fundamental and derived units)
  • 1.2 Dimensional Analysis
  • 1.3 Precision and significant figures
  • 1.4 Fundamental measurements in Physics (Vernier calipers, screw gauge, Physical balance etc)

2. Kinematics

  • 2.1 Properties of vectors
  • 2.2 Position, velocity and acceleration vectors
  • 2.3 Motion with constant acceleration
  • 2.4 Projectile motion
  • 2.5 Uniform circular motion
  • 2.6 Relative motion

3. Newton’s Laws of Motion

  • 3.1 Newton’s laws (free body diagram, resolution of forces)
  • 3.2 Motion on an inclined plane
  • 3.3 Motion of blocks with pulley systems
  • 3.4 Circular motion – centripetal force
  • 3.5 Inertial and non-inertial frames

4. Impulse and Momentum

  • 4.1 Definition of impulse and momentum
  • 4.2 Conservation of momentum
  • 4.3 Collisions
  • 4.4 Momentum of a system of particles
  • 4.5 Center of mass

5. Work and Energy

  • 5.1 Work done by a force
  • 5.2 Kinetic energy and work-energy theorem
  • 5.3 Power
  • 5.4 Conservative forces and potential energy
  • 5.5 Conservation of mechanical energy

6. Rotational Motion

  • 6.1 Description of rotation (angular displacement, angular velocity and angular acceleration)
  • 6.2 Rotational motion with constant angular acceleration
  • 6.3 Moment of inertia, Parallel and perpendicular axes theorems, rotational kinetic energy
  • 6.4 Torque and angular momentum
  • 6.5 Conservation of angular momentum
  • 6.6 Rolling motion

7. Gravitation

  • 7.1 Newton’s law of gravitation
  • 7.2 Gravitational potential energy, Escape velocity
  • 7.3 Motion of planets – Kepler’s laws, satellite motion

8. Mechanics of Solids and Fluids

  • 8.1 Elasticity
  • 8.2 Pressure, density and Archimedes’ principle
  • 8.3 Viscosity and Surface Tension
  • 8.4 Bernoulli’s theorem

9. Oscillations

  • 9.1 Kinematics of simple harmonic motion
  • 9.2 Spring mass system, simple and compound pendulum
  • 9.3 Forced & damped oscillations, resonance

10. Waves

  • 10.1 Progressive sinusoidal waves
  • 10.2 Standing waves in strings and pipes
  • 10.3 Superposition of waves, beats
  • 10.4 Doppler Effect

11. Heat and Thermodynamics

  • 11.1 Kinetic theory of gases
  • 11.2 Thermal equilibrium and temperature
  • 11.3 Specific heat, Heat Transfer – Conduction, convection and radiation, thermal conductivity, Newton’s law of cooling
  • 11.4 Work, heat and first law of thermodynamics
  • 11.5 2nd law of thermodynamics, Carnot engine – Efficiency and Coefficient of performance

12. Electrostatics

  • 12.1 Coulomb’s law
  • 12.2 Electric field (discrete and continuous charge distributions)
  • 12.3 Electrostatic potential and Electrostatic potential energy
  • 12.4 Gauss’ law and its applications
  • 12.5 Electric dipole
  • 12.6 Capacitance and dielectrics (parallel plate capacitor, capacitors in series and parallel)

13. Current Electricity

  • 13.1 Ohm’s law, Joule heating
  • 13.2 D.C circuits – Resistors and cells in series and parallel, Kirchoff’s laws, potentiometer and Wheatstone bridge,
  • 13.3 Electrical Resistance (Resistivity, origin and temperature dependence of resistivity).

14. Magnetic Effect of Current

  • 14.1 Biot-Savart’s law and its applications
  • 14.2 Ampere’s law and its applications
  • 14.3 Lorentz force, force on current carrying conductors in a magnetic field
  • 14.4 Magnetic moment of a current loop, torque on a current loop, Galvanometer and its conversion to voltmeter and ammeter

15. Electromagnetic Induction

  • 15.1 Faraday’s law, Lenz’s law, eddy currents
  • 15.2 Self and mutual inductance
  • 15.3 Transformers and generators
  • 15.4 Alternating current (peak and rms value)
  • 15.5 AC circuits, LCR circuits

16. Optics

  • 16.1 Laws of reflection and refraction
  • 16.2 Lenses and mirrors
  • 16.3 Optical instruments – telescope and microscope
  • 16.4 Interference – Huygen’s principle, Young’s double slit experiment
  • 16.5 Interference in thin films
  • 16.6 Diffraction due to a single slit
  • 16.7 Electromagnetic waves and their characteristics (only qualitative ideas), Electromagnetic spectrum
  • 16.8 Polarization – states of polarization, Malus’ law, Brewster’s law

17. Modern Physics

  • 17.1 Dual nature of light and matter – Photoelectric effect, De Broglie wavelength
  • 17.2 Atomic models – Rutherford’s experiment, Bohr’s atomic model
  • 17.3 Hydrogen atom spectrum
  • 17.4 Radioactivity
  • 17.5 Nuclear reactions : Fission and fusion, binding energy

18. Electronic Devices

  • 18.1 Energy bands in solids (qualitative ideas only), conductors, insulators and semiconductors
  • 18.2 Semiconductor diode – I-V characteristics in forward and reverse bias, diode as a rectifier; I-V characteristics of LED, photodiode, solar cell, and Zener diode; Zener diode as a voltage regulator
  • 18.3 Junction transistor, transistor action, characteristics of a transistor; transistor as an amplifier (common emitter configuration) and oscillator
  • 18.4 Logic gates (OR, AND, NOT, NAND and NOR). Transistor as a switch

For BITSAT 2019 syllabus of other sections, click the following links.

BITSAT 2019 Chemistry Syllabus
BITSAT 2019 Maths Syllabus
BITSAT 2019 English Syllabus