NCERT Physics 01 (Class 11)

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900 Hours
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84 Hours
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About the course:

The world around us has an astonishing variety of phenomenon. Physics gives us a chance to take a close look and try to understand these. We have evidence to support the work since ancient times by thinkers, philosophers and scientists, who  tried to unravel the mystery around us .The excitement of learning to do systematic scientific work is the root of this course. You will learn methods of measurement-including universally accepted norms. Kinematics and Dynamics, one that helps us realise how things move and the other what causes them to move .Some energy is required to move things and we will define some scientific terminology in a way that communication about physics to others is easy. In this course we will learn about different ways bodies move –motion in a straight line, in a plane. You will also learn about system of particles and rigid body rotation and extend the same to explore gravitation.  We have to first understand the basics, therefore in times when scientific skills are far advanced as compared to what they were many years back, we will still revisit those ideas and study physical laws within limits.  It is only after understanding the fundamental rules we will be able to extend them to more complex situations in real life. .mathematics   is important for the physics course because it lends excitement to i , if we say the car moves with a speed of x km/h and  80km/h.  Physics problem with numbers is called numerical. We will work on many of them during the course.


    Unit 1: Physical World and Measurement                      


Module 1

·         Physical world 

·         Meaning of physics.

·         Scope and Excitement of physics.

Module 2

·         Need of measurement

·          SI units

·          fundamental and derived units

·         Measurement of mass ,length and time


Module 3

·         Accuracy, precision

·          significant figures

·         Errors


Module 4

·         Expressing physical quantities dimensionally

           Dimensional analysis

·         Application of dimensional analysis




Unit 2: Kinematics

Module 1

·         Introduction to moving objects

·         frame of reference ,

·         limitations of our study

·         treating bodies as point objects


Module 2

·         motion as change of position  with time

·         distance travelled  unit of measurement

·         displacement  negative, zero positive

·         difference between distance travelled and displacement

·         describing motion by position time and displacement time graphs


Module 3

·         rate of change of position

·          speed

·         velocity

·         zero , negative and positive velocity

·         unit of velocity

·         uniform and non uniform motion

·         average speed

·         instantaneous velocity

·         velocity time graphs

·         relating position time and velocity time graphs


Module 4


·         accelerated motion

·         Rate of change of speed , velocity

·         Equations of motion 

Module 5

·         application of equations of motion

·         graphs

·         numerical


Module 6

·         vectors

·         vectors and physical quantities

·         vector algebra

·         relative velocity

·         problems river boat, person and umbrella

·         box and truck


Module 7


·         motion in a plane

·         using vectors to understand motion in 2 dimensions projectiles

·         projectiles as special case of 2 D motion

·         constant acceleration due to gravity  in the vertical direction zero acceleration in the horizontal direction

derivation of equations relating horizontal range

vertical range velocity of projection angle of projection


Module 8

·         circular motion

·         Uniform circular motion

·         Constant speed yet accelerating

·         Derivation of

·         Direction of acceleration

·         If the speed is not constant

·         Net acceleration


Module 9


·         Numericals on motion in two dimensions

·         Projectile problems


Module 10

·         Differentiation

·          Integration

·         Logarithms

·         Application of calculus and logarithms in physics calculations



Unit 3: Laws of Motion

Module 1

·         Force

·         inertia

·         First law of motion


Module 2

·         Momentum

·         Second law

·         Impulse

·         F= ma

·         Constant and variable force


Module 3

·         Third law

·         Conservation of linear momentum and its applications


Module 4

·         Types of forces( tension, normal, weight …

·         Equilibrium of concurrent forces

·         FBD


Module 5

·         Friction

·         Coefficient of friction

·         Static

·         Kinetic

·         Rolling

·         Role if daily life


Module 6

·         Dynamics of circular motion

·         Centripetal force

·         Banking of roads


Module 7

·         Using laws of motion to solve problems in daily life



Unit 4: Work, Energy and Power

Module 1

·         Meaning of work in the physical sense

·         Constant force over variable displacement

·          variable force for constant  displacement

·         Calculating work

·         Unit of work

·         Dot product

·         Numerical


Module 2

·         Kinetic energy

·         Work energy theorem

·         Power

·         Numerical


Module 3

·         Potential energy

·         Potential energy due to position

·         Conservative and non conservative forces

·         Calculation of potential energy


Module 4

·         Potential energy

·         Elastic Potential energy

·         springs


Module 5

·         Motion in a vertical circle

·         Applications of work energy theorem


Module 6

·         Collisions

·         Idealism in Collision in one dimension

·         Elastic and inelastic collision

·         Derivation


Module 7

·         Collision in two dimension

·         Problems


Unit 5:
Motion of System of Particles

Module 1

·         Rigid body

·         Centre of mass

·         Distribution of mass

·         Types of motion: Translatory, circulatory and rotatory

Module 2

·         Centre of mass

·         Application of centre of mass to describe motion

·         Motion of centre of mass

Module 3

·         Analogy of circular motion of a point particle about a point and different points on a rigid body about an axis

·         Relation v = rω

·         Kinematics of rotational motion

Module 4

·         Moment of inertia

·         Difference between mass and moment of inertia

·         Derivation of value of moment of inertia for a lamina about a vertical axis perpendicular to the plane of the lamina

·         unit

·         Radius of gyration

·         Perpendicular and parallel axis theorems

Module 5

·         Torque

·         Types of torque

·         Dynamics of rotator motion



Module 6

·         equilibrium of rigid bodies

·         condition of net force and net torque

·         numerical


Module 7

·         rolling  on plane surface

·         horizontal

·         inclined surface

·         numerical


Module 8

·         Law of conservation of angular momentum and its applications.

·         Numerical



Unit 6: Gravitation 

Module 1

·         Gravitation

·         Laws of gravitation

·         Early studies

·         Keplar’s laws


Module 2

·         Acceleration due to gravity

·         Variation of g with altitude

·         Variation of g due to depth

·         Other factors that change g


Module 3

·         Gravitational field

·         Gravitational energy

·         Gravitational potential energy

·         Need to describe these values


Module 4

·         Satellites

·         India’s satellite programme and target applications

·         Geo stationary satellites

·         Polar satellites

·         escape velocity

·         escape velocity from another planet


Module 5

·         conceptual problems

·         numerical



 Development team


SME Name



Mrs. Vandita Shukla 


With about 20 years of experience in the domain of education, she is currently working as P.G.T. Physics In Kulachi Hansraj Model School, Ashok Vihar, Delhi.


Ms.Yashu chabbra


She has been teaching Physics to classes 11th and 12th since 1989 in Kulachi Hansraj Model School as PGT(Physics).


Mrs. Alpana Malik


She is PGT (Physics) from St Thomas School, Mandir Marg, New Delhi since 1987.  She is  M.Sc ,  M. Phill  from Delhi University.


Mrs. Pushpa Tyagi


She has worked in central school as Post graduate teacher for 12(twelve) years .She also worked in Sanskriti School Chankyapuri New Delhi as Head of Physics Department for -7(seven) years .


Mrs. Taru Goyal


She is M.Sc.(Physics), B.Ed working at Air Force Sr. Sec. School , Race Course , New Delhi -110003 as  PGT Physics since 17 years.


Ms.Vani Ranga


She is working as PGT (PHYSICS) at School Salwan Public School, Rajendra Nagar, New Delhi-60.



 Mrs.Pragya Nopany


HOD Physics, Birla Vidya Niketan (BVN) a school with results among top 5 public schools of South Delhi.


Mrs. Chitra Goel


Retd. Principal Rajkiya PratibhaVikasVidyalaya New Delhi.



Mrs. Smita Fangaria


She is a physics teacher working as a PGT physics in Amity International School, Noida since 2005.


Ms. Geeta Dhasmana

She is M.Sc.(physics) M.Ed. having two year teaching experience and working in CIET, New Delhi.


Mr. Ramesh Prasad Badoni


He is a National ICT Awardee for 2012, responsible for developing the MOOCS, SME and e-content for young kids’ workforce in the Education department of Uttrakhand state using ICT Tools.

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Mr. G. Haridas


He is HOD of Physics Department at Shaheed Rajpal DAV Public School Dayanand Vihar Delhi.  


Mr. Vivek Bhardwaj


An articulate and progressive Physics teacher working as coordinator at Delhi Public School Vasant Kunj


Mr. Dinesh Tyagi


A dedicated teacher has been teaching in Delhi schools for the past fifteen years.


Mr. Mirza Jawed Alam Baig


He is working as head, department of physics in Sanskriti School, Chanakyapuri New Delhi. He has an experience of over 15 years in the field of teaching.


Mr.Prithvi Raj Tiwari


He Started Physics teaching at prestigious Lions School Mirzapur in year 1996 and worked with many schools in last 20years. Presently working as Senior Physics Teacher in Modern School Vasant Vihar, New Delhi.



Mr. Ashish Verma

He is M.Sc.(physics) working as assistant professor in CIET, New Delhi.



Expert Panel





Dr. N.K. Sehgal


Retd. Associate professor in Physics dept of physics and electronics Hans Raj college, university of Delhi.


Prof. V. B. Bhatia


Retired from Delhi University as Professor of Physics after serving for 42years.



Prof. B. K. Sharma


Former Prof NCERT, New Delhi has been involved in the field of condensed matter physics, ultrasonic and teaching UG and PG levels for past 47 years.






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Anuradha Mathur

Anuradha Mathur has been teaching Physics since 1975 at secondary and senior secondary level. She has also taught physics to undergraduate students at Harvard University Boston She represented Indian schools at ICT conference in Hawaii, Paris GATE Global Alliance for Transnational Education, IIT Delhi and IIM Bangalore . At Modern School Vasant Vihar New Delhi she was head of Physics and head of Resource Center . She set up the resource centre 1997 and a virtual school in 2000.She led the development of a diagnostic e-test , for the process of teaching and learning. She developed techniques to evolve net based projects, science exhibitions, science toys production and creative models, many of these were awarded at national and international level. She has been part of development team for teaching learning material for CBSE, NCERT ,NIOS ,ICSE since 1983.She was also member of Textbook Development Committee for senior secondary physics text book (2006). She is currently actively working on development of material for National Repository of Open Educational Resource (NROER) at CIET NCERT.


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