WBJEE Physics Syllabus: WBJEE Syllabus includes three sections – Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. While the syllabus will give candidates an idea about the important topics, the exam pattern will help them to understand the type of questions and marking scheme in the WBJEE. For more details about WBJEE Physics Syllabus, keep reading this article. WBJEE Physics Syllabus

It is important for the candidates to know the syllabus of any entrance exam so that they can prepare well for the exam. It requires a thorough understanding of the Syllabus for an effective preparation strategy. Hence, all the engineering students before appearing for the WBJEE 2022 exam should analyze the WBJEE syllabus and the exam pattern before starting their preparation. It will help the candidates to know the important subjects and topics. All the questions in the exam will be based on the WBJEE Physics Syllabus defined.

Detailed of  WBJEE Physics Syllabus

Physical World, Measurements, Units & dimensions

Physical World, Measurements, Units & dimensions Units & Dimensions of physical quantities, dimensional analysis & its applications, error in measurements, significant figures.

Kinematics

Scalars & vectors, representation of vectors in 3D, dot & cross product & their applications, elementary differential & integral calculus, time-velocity & relevant graphs, equations of motion with uniform acceleration.

Laws of motion

Newton’s laws of motion, using algebra & calculus, inertial & non-inertial frames, conservation of linear momentum with applications, elastic & inelastic collisions, impulse centripetal force, banking of roads, relative velocity, projectile motion & uniform circular motion Work, power, energy: Work, power, energy Work, work-energy theorem, power, energy, work done by constant & variable forces, PE & KE, conservation of mechanical energy, conservative and non-conservative forces, PE of a spring.

Gravitation

Kepler’s laws, (only statement) universal law of gravitation, acceleration due to gravity (g), the variation of g, gravitational potential & PE, escape velocity, orbital velocity of satellites, geostationary orbits.

Bulk properties of matter

Elasticity, Hooke’s law, Young’s modulus, bulk modulus, shear, rigidity modulus, Poisson’s ratio elastic potential energy. Fluid pressure: Pressure due to a fluid column, buoyancy, Pascal’s law, effect of gravity on fluid pressure. Surface tension: Surface energy, phenomena involving surface tension, angle of contact, capillary rise,

Viscosity

Coefficient of viscosity, streamline & turbulent motion, Reynold’s number, Stoke’s law, terminal velocity, Bernoulli’s theorem.  Heat & Thermal Physics: Heat & temperature, thermal expansion of solids. liquids & gases, ideal gas laws, isothermal & adiabatic processes; anomalous expansion of water & its effects, sp. heat capacity, Cp, Cv, calorimetry; change of state, specific latent heat capacity. Heat transfer; conduction, thermal and thermometric conductivity, convection & radiation, Newton’s law of cooling, Stefan’s law.

Thermodynamics

Thermal equilibrium (Zeroth law of thermodynamics), heat, work & internal energy. 1st law of thermodynamics, isothermal & adiabatic processes, 2nd law of thermodynamics, reversible & irreversible processes.

Kinetic theory of gases

Equation of state of a perfect gas, kinetic theory of gases, assumptions in Kinetic theory of gases, the concept of pressure. & temperature; RMS speed of gas molecules; degrees of freedom, the law of equipartition of energy (introductory ideas) & application to specific heats of gases; mean free path, Avogadro number.

Oscillations & Waves

Periodic motion – time period, frequency, time-displacement equation, Simple harmonic motion (S.H.M) & its equation; phase; SHM in different systems, restoring force & force const, energy in S.H.M.- KE & PE, free, forced & damped oscillations (introductory ideas), resonance wave motion, the equation for progressive wave, longitudinal & transverse waves, sound waves, Newton’s formula & Laplace’s correction, factors affecting the velocity of sound in air, principles of superposition of waves, reflection of waves, standing waves in strings & organ pipes, fundamental mode, harmonics &overtones, beats, Doppler effect.

Electrostatics

Conservation of electric charges, Coulomb’s law-force between two-point charges, forces between multiple charges; superposition principle & continuous charge distribution. Electric field, & potential due to a point charge & distribution of charges, electric field lines electric field due to a dipole; torque on a dipole in a uniform electric field; electric flux, Gauss’ theorem & its simple applications, conductors & insulators, free charges & bound charges inside a conductor; dielectrics & electric polarization, capacitors & capacitance, a combination of capacitors in series & in parallel, the capacitance of a parallel plate capacitor with & without dielectric medium between the plates, energy stored in a capacitor.

Current Electricity

Electric current, & conductor, drift velocity’ mobility & their relation with electric current; Ohm’s law, electrical resistance, Ohmic, and non-Ohmic conductors, electrical energy & power, carbon resistors, color codes, a combination of resistances, the temperature dependence of resistances, electric cell, emf, and internal resistance of an electric cell, pd, combination of cells, secondary cells, (introductory) Kirchoff’s laws of an electrical network, simple applications, the principle of Wheatstone bridge, meter bridge and potentiometer and their uses, thermoelectricity; Seebeck effect; Peltier effect, thermo emf. WBJEE Physics Syllabus.

Magnetic effect of current

Concept of the magnetic field, Oersted’s experiment, Biot – Savart law & its application to current carrying circular loop; Ampere’s law & its applications to an infinitely long straight wire, straight and toroidal solenoids; force on a moving charge in uniform magnetic & electric fields, cyclotron frequency; force on a current-carrying conductor in a uniform magnetic field, the force between two parallel current-carrying conductors– the definition of ampere. Torque experienced by a current loop in a uniform magnetic field; moving coil galvanometer-its current sensitivity & conversion to ammeter & voltmeter, Inter-conversion of voltmeter & ammeter & change of their ranges.

Magnetics

Current loop as a magnetic dipole & its magnetic dipole moment, magnetic dipole moment of a revolving electron, magnetic field intensity due to a magnetic dipole bar magnet along its axis & perpendicular to its axis, torque on a magnetic dipole (bar magnet) in a uniform magnetic field; magnet as an equivalent solenoid, magnetic field lines; Earth’s magnetic field & its magnetic elements. para-, dia- & ferromagnetic substances, with examples. Electromagnets & the factors affecting their strengths, permanent magnets.WBJEE Physics Syllabus.

Electromagnetic induction & alternating current

Electromagnetic induction; Faraday’s laws, induced emf & current; Lenz’s Law, eddy currents, self & mutual induction, alternating currents, peak and rms value of alternating current and voltage; reactance and impedance; LR & CR circuits, phase lag & lead, LCR series circuit, resonance; power in AC circuits, wattles current.

Electromagnetic waves

Electromagnetic waves and their characteristics (qualitative ideas only), transverse nature of electromagnetic waves, electromagnetic spectrum, applications of the waves from the different parts of the spectrum.

Optics I (Ray optics)

Reflection of light, spherical mirrors, mirror formula. Refraction of light, total internal reflection & its applications, optical fibers, refraction at spherical surfaces, lenses, thin lens formula, lensmaker’s formula. Newton’s relation: Displacement method to find the position of images (conjugate points) Magnification, power of a lens, combination of thin lenses in contact, a combination of a lens & mirror refraction and dispersion of light through a prism; optical instruments, the human eye, image formation & accommodation, correction of eye defects (myopia, hypermetropia) using lenses, microscopes & astronomical telescopes (reflecting & refracting) & their magnifying powers.

Optics II (Wave Optics)

Scattering of light – blue color of the sky, elementary idea of Raman effect; wave optics: wavefront & Huygens’ principle, reflection & refraction of plane wave at a plane surface using wavefronts. Proof of laws of reflection & refraction using Huygens’ principle Interference, Young’s double-slit experiment & expression for fringe width, coherent sources, Fraunhofer diffraction due to a single slit.WBJEE Physics Syllabus.

Particle nature of light & wave-particle dualism

Photoelectric effect, Hertz and Lenard’s observations; Einstein’s photoelectric equation – particle nature of light, matter waves; wave nature of particles, de Broglie relation.

Atomic Physics

Alpha-particle scattering expects Rutherford’s nuclear atom model of atom; Bohr model of the hydrogen atom, energy levels in a hydrogen atom, hydrogen spectrum, continuous & characteristic Xrays.

Nuclear Physics

Composition & size of nucleus, atomic masses, isotopes, isobars; isotones, radioactivity – alpha, beta & gamma particles/ rays & their properties; radioactive decay law; massenergy relation, mass defect; binding energy per nucleon & its variation with mass number; nuclear fission & fusion.

Solid-state Electronics

Energy bands in solids (qualitative ideas only), conductors, insulators & semiconductors; semiconductor diode – I-V characteristics in forward & reverse bias, diode as a rectifier; I-V characteristics of LED, photodiode, solar cell & Zener diode; Zener diode as a voltage regulator, junction transistor (BJT), transistor action, characteristics of a BJT, BJT as an amplifier (CE configuration) & oscillator; logic gates (OR, AND, NOT, NAND & NOR).

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