UP Board Class 11 Physics 2022-23 Reduced Syllabus

UP Board Class 11 syllabus is a detailed set of content that covers all the topics taught in previous classes in a deeper way, which also makes it more extensive and tougher to cover for some students. The first step for any student to prepare for UP Board exams is to have a clear understanding of the syllabus.

Physics helps you understand how the world around us works in real life. From earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, quarks,lungs and brains to can openers, black holes, light bulbs. It makes you curious to know more about the hidden knowledge in the world and widers your overall perspective.

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Reduced Syllabus for 2022-23 Academic Session

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Physics 2022-23 Reduced Syllabus
Units Units and Chapters Marks
1 Physical World and Measurement 02
2 Kinematics: Chapter 06
3 Laws of Motion: Chapter 07
4 Work, Energy and Power: Chapter 07
5 Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body: Chapter 07
6 Gravitation: Chapter 06
7 Properties of Bulk Matter: Chapter - 9, 10 and 11 10
8 Thermodynamics: Chapter - 12 09
9 Behaviour of Perfect Gases and Kinetic Theory of Gases: Chapter - 13 06
10 Oscillations and Waves: Chapter 14 and 15 10
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  • Any two experiments (2 x 5). One experiment from each section (10)
  • Experiment-based speech (05)
  • Experimental record (04)
  • Project work and oral speech (08)
  • Assignment-continuing evaluation (03)

Physics Chapters

Unit 1: Physical World and Measurement

Chapter 1 - Physical World
  • <red> Physics-scope and excitement; nature of physical laws; Physics, technology and society. <red>

Chapter 2 - Units and Measurements
  • Need for measurement: Units of measurement; systems of units; SI units, fundamental and derived units. Length, mass and time measurements; accuracy and precision of measuring instruments; errors in measurement; significant figures.
  • Dimensions of physical quantities, dimensional analysis and its applications.

Unit 2: Kinematics

Chapter 3 - Motion in a Straight Line
  • <red> Frame of reference, Motion in a straight line: Position-time graph, speed and velocity. <red>
  • Elementary concepts of differentiation and integration for describing motion, uniform and non-uniform motion, average speed and instantaneous velocity, uniformly accelerated motion, velocity-time and position-time graphs.
  • Relations for uniformly accelerated motion (graphical treatment).

Chapter 4 - Motion in a Plane
  • Scalar and vector quantities; position and displacement vectors, general vectors and their notations; equality of vectors, multiplication of vectors by a real number; addition and subtraction of vectors, relative velocity, Unit vector; resolution of a vector in a plane, rectangular components, Scalar and Vector product of vectors.
  • Motion in a plane, cases of uniform velocity and uniform acceleration-projectile motion, uniform circular motion.

Unit 3: Laws of Motion

Chapter 5 - Laws of Motion
  • <red> Intuitive concept of force, Inertia, Newton's first law of motion; momentum and Newton's second law of motion; impulse; Newton's third law of motion. <red>
  • Law of conservation of linear momentum and its applications.
  • Equilibrium of concurrent forces, Static and kinetic friction, laws of friction, rolling friction, lubrication.
  • Dynamics of uniform circular motion: Centripetal force, examples of circular motion (vehicle on a level circular road, vehicle on a banked road).

Unit 4: Work, Energy and Power

Chapter 6 - Work, Energy and Power
  • Work done by a constant force and a variable force; kinetic energy, work-energy theorem, power.
  • Notion of potential energy, potential energy of a spring, conservative forces: conservation of mechanical energy (kinetic and potential energies); non-conservative forces: motion in a vertical circle; elastic and inelastic collisions in one and two dimensions.

Unit 5: Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body

Chapter 7 - System of Particles and Rotational Motion
  • Centre of mass of a two-particle system, momentum conservation and centre of mass motion. Centre of mass of a rigid body; centre of mass of a uniform rod.
  • Moment of a force, torque, angular momentum, law of conservation of angular momentum and its applications.
  • Equilibrium of rigid bodies, rigid body rotation and equations of rotational motion, comparison of linear and rotational motions.
  • Moment of inertia, radius of gyration, values of moments of inertia for simple geometrical objects (no derivation). <red> Statement of parallel and perpendicular axes theorems and their applications. <red>

Unit 6: Gravitation

Chapter 8 - Gravitation
  • <red> Kepler's laws of planetary motion, <red> universal law of gravitation. Acceleration due to gravity <red> (recapitulation only) <red> and its variation with altitude and depth.
  • Gravitational potential energy and gravitational potential, escape velocity, orbital velocity of a satellite, Geo-stationary satellites.


Unit 7: Properties of Bulk Matter

Chapter 9 - Mechanical Properties of Solids
  • <red> Elastic behaviour, <red> Stress-strain relationship, Hooke's law, Young's modulus, bulk modulus, <red> shear modulus of rigidity, Poisson's ratio; elastic energy. <red>

Chapter 10 - Mechanical Properties of Fluids
  • Pressure due to a fluid column; Pascal's law and its applications (hydraulic lift and hydraulic brakes), effect of gravity on fluid pressure.
  • Viscosity, Stokes' law, terminal velocity, streamline and turbulent flow, critical velocity, Bernoulli's theorem and its applications.
  • Surface energy and surface tension, angle of contact, excess of pressure across a curved surface, application of surface tension ideas to drops, bubbles and capillary rise.

Chapter 11 - Thermal Properties of Matter
  • Heat, temperature, <red> (recapitulation only) <red> thermal expansion; thermal expansion of solids, liquids and gases, anomalous expansion of water; specific heat capacity; Cp, Cv - calorimetry; change of state - latent heat capacity.
  • Heat transfer-conduction, convection and radiation, <red> (recapitulation only) <red> thermal conductivity, qualitative ideas of Blackbody radiation, Wein's displacement Law, Stefan's law, Greenhouse effect.

Unit 8: Thermodynamics

Chapter 12 - Thermodynamics
  • Thermal equilibrium and definition of temperature (zeroth law of thermodynamics), heat, work and internal energy. First law of thermodynamics, isothermal and adiabatic processes.
  • Second law of thermodynamics: reversible and irreversible processes, <red> Heat engine and refrigerator. <red>

Unit 9: Behaviour of Perfect Gases and Kinetic Theory of Gases

Chapter 13 - Kinetic Theory
  • Equation of state of a perfect gas, work done in compressing a gas.
  • Kinetic theory of gases - assumptions, concept of pressure. Kinetic interpretation of temperature; rms speed of gas molecules; degrees of freedom, law of equi-partition of energy (statement only) and application to specific heat capacities of gases; concept of mean free path, Avogadro's number.

Unit 10: Oscillations and Waves

Chapter 14 - Oscillations
  • Periodic motion - time period, frequency, displacement as a function of time, periodic functions.
  • Simple harmonic motion (S.H.M) and its equation; phase; oscillations of a loaded spring- restoring force and force constant; energy in S.H.M. Kinetic and potential energies; simple pendulum derivation of expression for its time period. Free, forced and damped oscillations (qualitative ideas only), resonance.

Chapter 15 - Waves
  • Wave motion: Transverse and longitudinal waves, speed of travelling wave, displacement relation for a progressive wave, principle of superposition of waves, reflection of waves, standing waves in strings and organ pipes, Beats, <red> fundamental mode and harmonics, Doppler effect. <red>