UGC NET Physics (PH) Syllabus :

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
  • Wave-particle duality
  • X-rays

Electricity and Magnetism

  • Alternating current
  • Ampere’s law
  • Biot-Savart 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
  • Clausius-Clapeyron equation
  • Equi-partition 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
  • Quasi-static 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
  • X-ray diffraction