# Syllabus and Practice Questions from Physics for Engineering Entrance Exams

Physics is one of the main subjects under Engineering Entrance Exams.
On this page, youâ€™ll find the detailed list of topics covered under Physics.
Each topic leads to a page containing practice questions with detailed solutions from that topic.

##### Physics Syllabus

##### Laws of Motion

Newton's First Law
Newton's Second Law
Newton's Third Law
Application of Newton's Laws of motion
Constrained Motion
Pseudo Force
Basics of Friction
Static Friction
Kinetic Friction

##### Gravitation

Newton's Law of Gravitation
Acceleration due to Gravity
Gravitational Field
Gravitational Potential
Gravitational Potential Energy
Kepler's Laws
Gravitational Effect on Satellites
Polar and Geostationary Satellites
Escape Velocity
Nature of Orbits

##### Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism

Magnets
Magnetic field
Biot-Savart Law
Ampere's Law
Lorentz Force
Force on Current Carrying Conductor
Earth's Magnetism
Solenoid and Toroid
Magnetic Moment
Energy
Moving Coil Galvanometer
Terms Used in Magnetism
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##### Communication Systems

Elements of Communication System
Bandwidth of Signals
Propagation of Electromagnetic Waves
Antenna Height and Range
Modulation
Amplitude Modulation

##### Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body

Centre of Mass
Motion of Centre of Mass
Linear Momentum and its Conservation
Elastic Collisions in One-Dimension
Elastic Collisions in Two-Dimensions
Inelastic Collisions
Impulse
Angular Velocity
Basics of Moment of Inertia
Moment of Inertia of Common Bodies
Torque
Rotational Equilibrium
Angular Momentum
Conservation of Angular Momentum and Energy
Combined Rotational and Translational Motion
Rolling Motion
Collisions in Rotational Motion
Instantaneous Axis of Rotation
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##### Work, Energy and Power

Work and Energy
Kinetic Energy
Work Energy Theorem
Conservative and Non-Conservative Forces
Potential Energy
Conservation of Energy
Power
Kinematics of Circular Motion
Dynamics of Circular Motion
Motion in a Vertical Circle

##### Modern Physics

Photons and Photoelectric Effect
Stopping Potential and Einstein's Photoelectric Equation
Dual Nature
X-Rays and Compton Effects

##### Electronic Devices

Energy Bands
p-n Junction
Diode
Rectifier from a Diode
Transistor
Logic Gates
Intrinsic and Extrinsic Semiconductors
Zener Diode
Optoelectronic Junction Devices

##### Current Electricity

Electric Current
Drift of Electrons
Resistance and Resistivity
Ohm's Law
Equivalent Resistance in Series-Parallel
Cells and EMF
Kirchoff's Law
Circuit Instruments
Wheatstone Bridge
Potentiometer
Energy and Power
Thermocouple, Seebeck, Peltier and Thomson Effect
Bulbs in Series and Parallel
RC Circuits
Basics of AC
Purely Resistive Circuit
Purely Inductive Circuit
LCR Circuits
Power in AC Circuit
Purely Capacitive Circuit
LC Oscillations
Resonance in AC
Transformers
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##### Physical World and Measurement

Units - Definitions and Systems
Identification of Units
Conversion of Units
Dimensions
Dimensional Analysis
Measurement
Errors, Accuracy and Precision
Measuring Instruments
Significant Figures and Rounding Off
Absolute and Relative Error
Scalars and Vectors
Vector Addition
Dot Product
Cross Product
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##### Kinematics

Coordinate System and Position Vectors
Distance and Displacement
Speed and Velocity
Acceleration
Uniformly Accelerated Motion
Free Fall
Basics of Projectile Motion
Advanced Projectile Motion
Relative Motion
Special Cases of Relative Motion
Relative Motion in Projectiles
Graphs in Kinematics
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##### Heat and Thermodynamics

Introduction to Thermodynamics
Zeroth Law
Thermometry
Heat, Internal Energy and Work
First Law of Thermodynamics
Specific Heat Capacities
Isobaric, Isochoric, Isothermal Processes
Adiabatic Processes
Second Law of Thermodynamics
Engines and Cycles
Conduction
Convection
Radiation
Wien's Displacement Law
Stefan Boltzmann Law
Newton's Law of Cooling
Phase Change
Calorimetry
Linear Expansion
Aerial Expansion
Volume Expansion
Thermal Stresses and Strain
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##### Properties of Bulk Matter

Elastic and Plastic Substances
Stress and Strain
Young's Modulus
Bulk Modulus and Shear Modulus
Poisson Ratio
Stress-Strain Curve
Elastic Energy
Atmospheric Pressure
Pressure Measurement
Density
Pressure in Static Fluid
Pressure in Accelerated Fluids
Buoyancy and Archimedes' Principle
Fluid Dynamics
Bernoulli's Equation
Efflux and Torricelli's Law
Viscosity
Stoke's Law and Terminal Velocity
Surface Tension
Surface Energy
Angle of Contact
Liquid Drops and Bubbles
Capillarity
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##### Oscillations and Waves

Fundamentals of Oscillations and Periodic Motion
Displacement in SHM
Velocity in SHM
Acceleration in SHM
Energy in SHM
Force and Torque
Time Period and Frequency
Springs
Pendulums
Free, Forced and Damped Oscillations
Resonance
Introduction to Waves
Wave Equation
Waves on a String
Superposition and Interference
Reflection and Transmission of Waves
Standing Waves
Modes of Vibration
Sonometer and Laws of Transverse Vibrations
Energy in Waves
Introduction to Sound Waves
Speed of Sound
Superposition and Interference of Sound Waves
Reflection, Transmission and Echo
Standing Waves in Sound Waves
Organ Pipes
Beats
Doppler Effect
Intensity, Loudness and Energy
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##### Electrostatics

Electric Charge
Coulomb's Law
Electric Field
Electric Flux
Gauss's Law
Electrostatic Potential
Electrostatic Potential Energy
Electric Dipole
Electrostatics of Conductors
Capacitance
Types of Capacitors
Equivalent Capacitance in Series-Parallel
Energy in a Capacitor
Capacitor Circuits
Dielectrics and Polarisation
Dielectrics in Capacitors
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##### Electromagnetism

Magnetic Flux
Faraday's and Lenz's Law
Motional EMF
Inductance
Equivalent Inductance and Inductor Circuits
LR Circuits
AC Generator

##### Optics

Reflection at Plane Surface
Spherical Mirrors
Refraction at Plane Surfaces
Total Internal Reflection
Refraction at Spherical Surfaces
Thin Lenses
Combination of Lenses and Mirrors
Prism
Dispersion
Optical Instruments
Some Natural Phenomena
Huygen's Principle
Interference
Diffraction
Polarisation
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