IIT-JAM Physics Syllabus
Mathematical Methods
Calculus of single and multiple variables, partial derivatives, Jacobian, imperfect and
perfect differentials, Taylor expansion, Fourier series. Vector algebra, Vector Calculus,
Multiple integrals, Divergence theorem, Green's theorem, Stokes' theorem. First and
linear second order differential equations. Matrices and determinants, Algebra of
complex numbers.
Mechanics and General Properties of Matter
Newton's laws of motion and applications, Velocity and acceleration in Cartesian, polar
and cylindrical coordinate systems, uniformly rotating frame, centrifugal and Coriolis
forces, Motion under a central force, Kepler's laws, Gravitational Law and field,
Conservative and non-conservative forces. System of particles, Centre of mass, equation
of motion of the CM, conservation of linear and angular momentum, conservation of
energy, variable mass systems. Elastic and inelastic collisions. Rigid body motion, fixed
axis rotations, rotation and translation, moments of Inertia and products of Inertia.
Principal moments and axes. Elasticity, Hooke's law and elastic constants of isotropic
solid, stress energy. Kinematics of moving fluids, equation of continuity, Euler's
equation, Bernoulli's theorem, viscous fluids, surface tension and surface energy,
Oscillations, Waves and Optics: Differential equation for simple harmonic oscillator
and its general solution. Superposition of two or more simple harmonic oscillators.
Lissajous figures. Damped and forced oscillators, resonance. Wave equation, traveling
and standing waves in one-dimension. Energy density and energy transmission in waves.
Group velocity and phase velocity. Sound waves in media. Doppler Effect. Fermat's
Principle. General theory of image formation. Thick lens, thin lens and lens
combinations. Interference of light, optical path retardation. Fraunhofer diffraction.
Rayleigh criterion and resolving power. Diffraction gratings. Polarization: linear, circular
and elliptic polarization. Double refraction and optical rotation.

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