The syllabus contains two Sections -
A and B. Section - A pertains to the Theory Part having 80% weightage, while
Section - B contains Practical Component (Experimental Skills) having 20%
weightage.

**SECTION -1**

**Unit – 1: Physics and Measurement**

Physics, technology and society, S I
units, Fundamental and derived units. Least count, accuracy and precision of
measuring instruments, Errors in measurement, Significant figures.

Dimensions of Physical quantities,
dimensional analysis and its applications

**UNIT 2: Kinematics**

Frame of reference. Motion in a
straight line: Position-time graph, speed and velocity. Uniform and non-uniform
motion, average speed and instantaneous velocity

Uniformly accelerated motion,
velocity-time, position-time graphs, relations for uniformly accelerated
motion.

Scalars and Vectors, Vector addition
and Subtraction, Zero Vector, Scalar and Vector products, Unit Vector,
Resolution of a Vector. Relative Velocity, Motion in a plane, Projectile
Motion, Uniform Circular Motion.

**UNIT 3: Laws of Motion**

Scalars and vectors, vector
addition, a real number, zero vector and its properties. Resolution of vectors.
Scalar and vector products, uniform circular motion and its applications
projectile motion.

**UNIT 4: Work, Energy and Powe**r

Work done by a constant force and a
variable force; kinetic and potential energies, work-energy theorem, power.

Potential energy of a spring,
conservation of mechanical energy, conservative and non-conservative forces;
Elastic and inelastic collisions in one and two dimensions.

**UNIT 5: Rotational Motion**

Centre of mass of a two-particle
system, Centre of mass of a rigid body; Basic concepts of rotational motion;
moment of a force, torque, angular momentum, conservation of angular momentum
and its applications; moment of inertia, radius of gyration. Values of moments
of inertia for simple geometrical objects, parallel and perpendicular axes
theorems and their applications.

Rigid body rotation, equations of
rotational motion.

**UNIT 6: Gravitation**

The universal law of gravitation.

Acceleration due to gravity and its
variation with altitude and depth. Kepler's laws of planetary motion.

Gravitational potential energy;
gravitational potential.

Escape velocity. Orbital velocity of
a satellite. Geo-stationary satellites.

**UNIT 7: Properties of Solids and Liquids**

Elastic behaviour, Stress-strain
relationship, Hooke's. Law, Young's modulus, bulk modulus, modulus of rigidity.

Pressure due to a fluid column;
Pascal's law and its applications.

Viscosity, Stokes' law, terminal
velocity, streamline and turbulent flow, Reynolds number. Bernoulli's principle
and its applications.

Surface energy and surface tension,
angle of contact, application of surface tension - drops, bubbles and capillary
rise.

Heat, temperature, thermal
expansion; specific heat capacity, calorimetry; change of state, latent heat.

Heat transfer-conduction, convection
and radiation, Newton’s law of cooling.

**UNIT 8: Thermodynamics**

Thermal equilibrium, zeroth law of
thermodynamics, concept of temperature. Heat, work and internal energy. First
law of thermodynamics.

Second law of thermodynamics:
reversible and irreversible processes. Camot engine and its efficiency

**UNIT 9: Kinetic Theory of Gases**

Equation of state of a perfect gas,
work done on compressing a gas.

Kinetic theory of gases - assumptions, concept of pressure. Kinetic energy and temperature: rms speed of gas molecules; Degrees of freedom, Law of equipartition of energy, applications to specific heat capacities of gases; Mean free path, Avogadro's number.

Kinetic theory of gases - assumptions, concept of pressure. Kinetic energy and temperature: rms speed of gas molecules; Degrees of freedom, Law of equipartition of energy, applications to specific heat capacities of gases; Mean free path, Avogadro's number.

**UNIT 10: Oscillations and Waves**

Periodic motion - period, frequency,
displacement as a function of time. Periodic functions. Simple harmonic motion
(S.H.M.) and its equation; phase; oscillations of a spring - restoring force
and force constant; energy in S.H.M. - kinetic and potential energies; Simple
pendulum - derivation of expression for its time period; Free, forced and
damped oscillations, resonance.

Wave motion. Longitudinal and transverse waves, speed of a wave. Displacement relation for a progressive wave. Principle of superposition of waves, reflection of waves, Standing waves in strings and organ pipes, fundamental mode and harmonics, Beats, Doppler effect in sound.

Wave motion. Longitudinal and transverse waves, speed of a wave. Displacement relation for a progressive wave. Principle of superposition of waves, reflection of waves, Standing waves in strings and organ pipes, fundamental mode and harmonics, Beats, Doppler effect in sound.

**UNIT 11: Electrostatics**

Electric charges: Conservation of
charge, Coulomb's law-forces between two point charges, forces between multiple
charges; superposition principle and continuous charge distribution.

Electric field: Electric field due to a point charge, Electric field lines, Electric dipole, Electric field due to a dipole, Torque on a dipole in a uniform electric field.

Electric flux, Gauss’s law and its applications to find field due to infinitely long, uniformly charged straight wire, uniformly charged infinite plane sheet and uniformly charged thin spherical shell.

Electric field: Electric field due to a point charge, Electric field lines, Electric dipole, Electric field due to a dipole, Torque on a dipole in a uniform electric field.

Electric flux, Gauss’s law and its applications to find field due to infinitely long, uniformly charged straight wire, uniformly charged infinite plane sheet and uniformly charged thin spherical shell.

Electric potential and its
calculation for a point charge, electric dipole and system of charges;
Equipotential surfaces, Electrical potential energy of a system of two point
charges in an electrostatic field.

Conductors and insulators,
Dielectrics and electric polarization, capacitor, combination of capacitors in
series and in parallel, capacitance of a parallel plate capacitor with and
without dielectric medium between the plates, Energy stored in a capacitor.

**UNIT 12: Currrent Electricity**

Electric current, Drift velocity,
Ohm's law, Electrical resistance, Resistances of different materials, V-I
characteristics of Ohmic and nonohmic conductors, Electrical energy and power,
Electrical resistivity, Colour code for resistors; Series and parallel
combinations of resistors; Temperature dependence of resistance.

Electric Cell and its Internal resistance, potential difference and emf of a cell, combination of cells in series and in parallel.

Kirchhoff's laws and their applications. Wheatstone bridge, Metre bridge.

Potentiometer - principle and its applications

Electric Cell and its Internal resistance, potential difference and emf of a cell, combination of cells in series and in parallel.

Kirchhoff's laws and their applications. Wheatstone bridge, Metre bridge.

Potentiometer - principle and its applications

**UNIT 13: Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism**

Biot - Savart law and its
application to current carrying circular loop. Ampere's law and its
applications to infinitely long current carrying straight wire and solenoid.
Force on a moving charge in uniform magnetic and electric fields. Cyclotron.

Force on a current-carrying
conductor in a uniform magnetic field. Force between two parallel
current-carrying conductors-definition of ampere. Torque experienced by a
current loop in uniform magnetic field; Moving coil galvanometer, its current
sensitivity and conversion to ammeter and voltmeter.

Current loop as a magnetic dipole
and its magnetic dipole moment. Bar magnet as an equivalent solenoid, magnetic
field lines; Earth’s magnetic field and magnetic elements. Para-, dia- and
ferro- magnetic substances

Magnetic susceptibility and permeability, Hysteresis, Electromagnets and permanent magnets.

Magnetic susceptibility and permeability, Hysteresis, Electromagnets and permanent magnets.

**UNIT 14: Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents**

Electromagnetic induction; Faraday's
law, induced emf and current; Lenz's Law, Eddy currents. Self and mutual
inductance.

Alternating currents, peak and rms
value of alternating current/ voltage; reactance and impedance; LCR series
circuit, resonance; Quality factor, power in AC circuits, wattless current.

AC generator and transformer.

**UNIT 15: Electromagnetic Waves**

Electromagnetic waves and their
characteristics. Transverse nature of electromagnetic waves.

Electromagnetic spectrum (radio
waves, microwaves, infrared, visible, ultraviolet, X-rays, gamma rays).
Applications of e.m. waves .

**UNIT 16: Optics**

Reflection and refraction of light
at plane and spherical surfaces, mirror formula, Total internal reflection and
its applications, Deviation and Dispersion of light by a prism, Lens Formula,
Magnification, Power of a Lens, Combination of thin lenses in contact,
Microscope and Astronomical Telescope (reflecting and refracting) and their
magnifying powers.

Wave optics: wavefront and Huygens'
principle, Laws of reflection and refraction using Huygen's principle.
Interference, Young's double slit experiment and expression for fringe width,
coherent sources and sustained interference of light. Diffraction due to a
single slit, width of central maximum. Resolving power of microscopes and
astronomical telescopes, Polarisation, plane polarized light; Brewster's law,
uses of plane polarized light and Polaroids.

**UNIT 17: Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation**

Dual nature of radiation.
Photoelectric effect, Hertz and Lenard’s observations; Einstein’s photoelectric
equation; particle nature of light.

Matter waves-wave nature of
particle, de Broglie relation. Davisson-Germer experiment.

**UNIT 18: Atoms and Nuclei**

Alpha-particle scattering
experiment; Rutherford's model of atom; Bohr model, energy levels, hydrogen
spectrum.

Composition and size of nucleus,
atomic masses, isotopes, isobars; isotones. Radioactivity-alpha, beta and gamma
particles/rays and their properties; radioactive decay law. Mass-energy
relation, mass defect; binding energy per nucleon and its variation with mass
number, nuclear fission and fusion.

**UNIT 19: Electronic Devices**

Semiconductors; semiconductor diode:
I-V characteristics in forward and reverse bias; diode as a rectifier; I-V
characteristics of LED, photodiode, solar cell, and Zener diode; Zener diode as
a voltage regulator. Junction transistor, transistor action, characteristics of
a transistor; transistor as an amplifier (common emitter configuration) and
oscillator. Logic gates (OR, AND, NOT, NAND and NOR). Transistor as a switch.

**UNIT 20: Communication Systems**

Propagation of electromagnetic waves
in the atmosphere; Sky and space wave propagation, Need for modulation,
Amplitude and Frequency Modulation, Bandwidth of signals, Bandwidth of
Transmission medium, Basic Elements of a Communication System (Block Diagram
only).

**SECTION –B**

**UNIT 21: Experimental Skills**

**Familiarity with the basic approach and observations of the experiments and activities:**

- Vernier callipers—its use to measure internal and
external diameter and depth of a vessel
- Screw gauge—its use to determine thickness/diameter of
thin sheet/wire.
- Simple Pendulum - dissipation of energy by plotting a
graph between square of amplitude and time.
- Metre Scale - mass of a given object by principle of
moments
- Young's modulus of elasticity of the material of a
metallic wire
- Surface tension of water by capillary rise and effect
of detergents
- Co-efficient of Viscosity of a given viscous liquid by
measuring terminal velocity of a given spherical body.
- Plotting a cooling curve for the relationship between
the temperature of a hot body and time.
- Speed of sound in air at room temperature using a
resonance tube.
- Specific heat capacity of a given (i) solid and (ii)
liquid by method of mixtures.
- Resistivity of the material of a given wire using metre
bridge.
- Resistance of a given wire using Ohm's law
- Potentiometer –

(i) Comparison of emf of two primary cells.

(ii) Internal resistance of a cell. - Resistance and figure of merit of a galvanometer by
half deflection method.
- Focal length of:
- Convex mirror
- Concave mirror, and
- Convex lens
- Using parallax method. Plot of angle of deviation vs
angle of incidence for a triangular prism.
- Refractive index of a glass slab using a travelling
microscope
- Characteristic curves of a p - n junction diode in
forward and reverse bias.
- Characteristic curves of a Zener diode and finding
reverse break down voltage.
- Characteristic curves of a transistor and finding
current gain and voltage gain
- Identification of Diode, LED, Transistor, IC, Resistor,
Capacitor from mixed collection of such items.
- Using multimeter to:

- Identify base of a transistor
- Distinguish between npn and pnp type transistor
- See the unidirectional flow of current in case of a
diode and an LED.
- Check the correctness or otherwise of a given
electronic component (diode, transistor or IC).

__AIEEE 2012 Aptitude Syllabus__**Syllabus For Aptitude Test B. ARCH./B. Plannings**

**Part - I**

Awareness of persons, places,
Buildings, Materials. Objects, Texture related to Architecture and
build~environment. Visualising three dimensional objects from two dimensional
drawings. Visualising.different sides of three dimensional objects. Analytical
Reasoning Mental Ability (Visual, Numerical and Verbal).

**Part - II**

Three dimensional - perception:
Understanding and appreciation of scale and proportion of objects,building
forms and elements, colour texture, harmony and contrast. Design and drawing of
geometrical or abstract shapes and patterns in pencil. Transformation of forms
both 2 D and 3 D union, substraction, rotation, development of surfaces and
volumes, Generation of Plan, elevations and 3 D views of objects. Creating two
dimensional and three dimensional compositions using given shapes and
forms.Sketching of scenes and activities from memory of urbanscape (public
space, market, festivals, street scenes, monuments, recreational spaces
etc.),landscape (river fronts, jungles. gardens, tre es, plants etc.) and rural
life.

**Note:**

Candidates are advised to bring
pencils, own geometry box set, erasers and colour pencils and crayons for the
Aptitude Test