The book which can be referred to for ‘basic mathematics’ of physics of class 11 to clear all doubts is the book “Chapter-wise NCERT + Exemplar + Practice Questions with Solutions for CBSE Physics Class 11”. This book is divided into 3 parts. Part A has solutions (question-by-question) of all the questions/exercises given in the NCERT textbook. Part B has solution to questions given in the NCERT Exemplar book. Part C has selected questions for practice required in class 11 examination along with solutions.

The solutions are structured in such a way that all the concepts get cleared by the students.

Revision notes of Physics Class 11

Here are some important points covered in Chapter 1

• Details about scientific method of observation and mathematical modelling.
• The two main types of approaches in physics (unification and reduction).
• How physics impacts the development of devices and the use of concepts of physics in different facets.
• Different avenues of physics and its division into two types based on the scope (classical physics and modern physics).
• Macroscopic and microscopic phenomena in physics.

Chapter 2- Units and measurements

It covers various units of measurements and their use in measuring distance or time between many objects. The main portions are:

• Measurement and units for quantities like length, time, etc.
• How to measure long distances using the parallax method.
• The use of an electron microscope for measuring small distances.
• Measuring time using an atomic clock.

Chapter 3- Motion in a straight line

Some important terms related to kinematics are:

• Motion in one dimension and important features related to it.
• Rest and motion
• Position, distance, and placement
• The difference between speed and velocity

Chapter 4- Motion in a plane

The main points in chapter 4 are:

• Scalar and vector- unit vector, parallel vectors
• Addition, subtraction, and scalar multiplication of vectors
• Average and instantaneous velocity
• Position vector and displacement
• Projectile motion

Chapter 5- Law of motion

The chapter includes:

• Definition of force and basic forces
• newton’s law of motion
• Linear momentum
• Principle of conservation of momentum

Chapter 6- Work, Energy, and power

The important topics in this chapter are:

• Work and dimensions of the unit of work
• Conservative and non-conservative forces
• Power
• Energy
• Kinematic energy and its relationship with momentum

Chapter 7- Systems of particles and rotational motion

The key points of this chapter are;

• The types of motions such as transitional motion, rotational motion, and rotational plus translational motion
• Rotational dynamics-It has Newton’s laws, the moment of inertia, and theorems based on these concepts
• Angular momentum, impulse
• work and energy
• Rolling- The rolling and sliding which takes place on an inclined plane

Chapter 8- Gravitation

The main points in this topic are:

• Newton’s law of gravitation
• The universal constant of gravitation (g) and the variation in g which are based on the distance of the object above the earth’s surface
• Satellite- It talks about how a satellite is projected to become a circular orbit around a planet.
• Orbital velocity
• Period of revolution of a satellite

Chapter 9- Mechanical properties of solids

It discusses about how even rigid bodies can be bent and stretched by applying enough external force. You will get to learn about:

• Deforming force
• Elasticity
• Stress
• Perfect elastic body
• Types of stress- Longitudinal, tangential or shearing
• Hooke’s law

Chapter 10- Mechanical properties of fluids

This chapter explains about Pascal’s and Archimedes’ principles related to fluid dynamics. The key points of this chapter are:

• Fluid mechanics
• Pascal’s law
• Archimedes’ Principle
• Fluid dynamics- steady flow, line of flow
• The velocity of Efflux
• Bernoulli’s theorem

Chapter 11- Thermal Properties of matter

This chapter deals with heat and thermodynamics. The main points are;

• Thermal properties of matter- temperature, heat, absolute temperature scale, measurement of temperature
• Thermal expansion
• Heat transfer- conduction, convection, radiation
• Newton’s law of cooling

Chapter 12- Thermodynamics

Here, students will get to know about the interrelation between heat and other forms of energy. The key concepts are:

• Thermal equilibrium
• Heat, work, internal energy
• Concepts like static variables, equation of state, quasi-static process
• Isothermal process
• 1st law of thermodynamics and its applications

Chapter 13- Kinetic theory

The important topics in this chapter are:

• Kinetic theory
• Molecular nature of matter- Dalton’s atomic theory, Avogadro’s law, Gay Lussac’s law
• Molecular structure of solids, liquids, and gases
• Discussion about the behavior of gases and the perfect gas equation
• How Boyle’s and Charle’s laws are deduced

Chapter 14- Oscillations and waves

The key points of this chapter are;

• About the definition of oscillation and waves
• Main concepts related to oscillation like amplitude, period, acceleration, etc.
• Simple harmonic motion time
• Damped and forced oscillations

Do you know the answer of the following question?

The vector sum of the forces of 10 newton and 6 newton can be:

1. A) 2N
2. B) 8N
3. C) 18N
4. D) 20N