Syllabus for IITJAM (Physics)
IITJAM (Physics) is conducted by IIT’s for the selection of eligible candidates to M.Sc Physics course. Topics like Electricity, Mechanics, Modern Physics, and Solid State Physics forms the syllabus of the exam.
Main Topics covered under IITJAM (Physics)
 Electricity
 Magnetism
 General Properties of Matter
 Kinetic theory
 Mathematical Methods
 Mechanics
 Devices and Electronics
 Modern Physics
 Oscillations
 Solid State Physics
 Waves and Optics
Detailed Syllabus for IITJAM (Physics)
Oscillations, Waves and Optics
 Damped and forced oscillators
 Diffraction gratings
 Doppler Effect
 Double refraction
 Energy density and energy transmission in waves
 Fermat’s Principle
 Fraunhofer diffraction
 General theory of image formation
 Group velocity and phase velocity
 Interference of light
 Optical path retardation
 Optical rotation
 Polarization
 Rayleigh criterion and resolving power
 Simple harmonic oscillator
 Sound waves in media
 Wave equation
Modern Physics
 Blackbody radiation
 Bohr’s atomic model
 Compton Effect
 Laws of radioactive decay
 Lorentz transformations
 Mass and binding energy
 Mass energy equivalence
 Pauli Exclusion principle
 Photoelectric effect
 Postulates of special relativity
 Radioactivity and its applications
 Relativistic velocity addition theorem
 Schrödinger equation
 Structure of atomic nucleus
 Uncertainty principle
 Waveparticle duality
 Xrays
Electricity and Magnetism
 Alternating current
 Ampere’s law
 BiotSavart law
 Capacitors
 Conductors
 Coulomb’s law
 Dielectric interface
 Dielectric polarization
 Dielectrics
 Displacement current
 Electric field
 Electrostatic energy
 Faraday’s law of electromagnetic induction
 Gauss’s law
 Lorentz Force
 Maxwell’s equations
 Poynting’s theorem
 Self and mutual inductance
Mathematical Methods
 Algebra of complex numbers
 Bernoulli’s theorem
 Calculus
 Centre of mass
 Conservation of linear and angular momentum
 Divergence theorem
 Elastic and inelastic collisions
 Equation of continuity
 Euler’s equation
 Fixed axis rotations
 Fourier series
 Gravitational Law
 Green’s theorem
 Kepler’s laws
 Kinematics of moving fluids
 Matrices
 Mechanics and General Properties of Matter
 Motion under a central force
 Multiple integrals
 Newton’s laws of motion
 Partial derivatives
 Rigid body motion
 Stokes’ theorem
 Taylor expansion
 Vector algebra
 Vector Calculus
Kinetic theory, Thermodynamics
 Carnot cycle
 ClausiusClapeyron equation
 Equipartition of energy
 Ideal gas
 Irreversible
 Isothermal and adiabatic processes
 Kinetic theory of gases
 Laws of thermodynamics
 Maxwell’s thermodynamic relations
 Mean free path
 Phase transitions
 Quasistatic processes
 Reversible
 Second law and entropy
 Specific heat
 Thermal equilibrium
 Thermodynamic potentials
 Velocity distribution
 Zeroeth law
Solid State Physics, Devices and Electronics
 Amplifier circuits with transistors
 Bragg’s law
 Braves lattices and basis
 Crystal structure
 Fermi level
 Intrinsic and extrinsic semiconductors
 Miller indices
 Operational amplifiers
 Transistor circuits
 Xray diffraction
Above mentioned are the main topics covered under the exam. Candidate can also expect questions from the sub topics covered under these main topics. Preparation for the exam can be made with the help of ebooks, reference books, etc. Practicing previous year’s question paper will help candidate to gain insight into the exam pattern and to identify the important topics covered in the exam.

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