Syllabus for NEETUG  PHYSICS 
UNIT I: Physical World and Measurement 
 • Physics: Scope and excitement; nature of physical laws; Physics, technology and
society.
 • 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 II: Kinematics 
 • Frame of reference, Motion in a straight line; Positiontime graph, speed and
velocity. Uniform and nonuniform motion, average speed and instantaneous
velocity. Uniformly accelerated motion, velocitytime and positiontime graphs,
for uniformly accelerated motion (graphical treatment).
 • Elementary concepts of differentiation and integration for describing motion.
Scalar and vector quantities: Position and displacement vectors, general vectors,
general vectors and notation, equality of vectors, multiplication of vectors by a
real number; addition and subtraction of vectors. Relative velocity.
 • Unit vectors. Resolution of a vector in a planerectangular components
 • Scalar and Vector products of Vectors. Motion in a plane. Cases of uniform
velocity and uniform acceleration projectile motion. Uniform circular motion

UNIT III: Laws of Motion 
 • 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. 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 level circular road, vehicle on banked road).

UNIT IV: Work, Energy and Power

 • Work done by a constant force and variable force; kinetic energy, workenergy
theorem, power.
 • Notion of potential energy, potential energy of a spring, conservative forces;
conservation of mechanical energy (kinetic and potential energies); nonconservative forces; motion in a vertical circle, elastic and inelastic collisions in
one and two dimensions.

UNIT V: Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body 
 • Centre of mass of a twoparticle system, momentum conservation and centre of
mass motion. Centre of mass of a rigid body; centre of mass of uniform rod.
 • Moment of a force,torque, angular momentum, conservation of angular
momentum with some examples.
 • Equilibrium of rigid bodies, rigid body rotation and equation of rotational motion,
comparison of linear and rotational motions; moment of inertia, radius of
gyration. Values of M.I. for simple geometrical objects (no derivation).
Statement of parallel and perpendicular axes theorems and their applications.

UNIT VI: Gravitation 
 • Kepler’s laws of planetary motion. The universal law of gravitation.
Acceleration due to gravity and its variation with altitude and depth.
 • Gravitational potential energy; gravitational potential. Escape velocity, orbital
velocity of a satellite. Geostationary satellites.

UNIT VII: Properties of Bulk Matter 
 • Elastic behavior, Stressstrain relationship. Hooke’s law, Young’s modulus, bulk
modulus, shear, modulus of rigidity, poisson’s ratio; elastic energy.
 • Viscosity, Stokes’ law, terminal velocity, Reynold’s number, streamline and
turbulent flow. Critical velocity, Bernoulli’s theorem and its applications
 • Surface energy and surface tension, angle of contact, excess of pressure,
application of surface tension ideas to drops, bubbles and capillary rise.
 • Heat, temperature, thermal expansion; thermal expansion of solids, liquids, and
gases. Anomalous expansion. Specific heat capacity: Cp, Cv calorimetry;
change of state – latent heat.
 • Heat transfer conduction and thermal conductivity, convection and radiation.
Qualitative ideas of Black Body Radiation, Wein’s displacement law, and Green
House effect.
 • Newton’s law of cooling and Stefan’s law.

UNIT VIII: 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 the thermodynamics: Reversible and irreversible processes. Heat
engines and refrigerators.

UNIT VI: Gravitation 
 • Kepler’s laws of planetary motion. The universal law of gravitation.
Acceleration due to gravity and its variation with altitude and depth.
 • Gravitational potential energy; gravitational potential. Escape velocity, orbital
velocity of a satellite. Geostationary satellites.
