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Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission (MPSC) Prelim - Physics Syllabus

Updated on: Mar 22, 2013
Physics syllabus of Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission (MPPSC)Prelim exam is given here.

Mechanics and Special Theory of Relativity:

Units and dimensions, S.I. units, Newton's laws of motion, Elastic collisions of particles and conservation of linear momentum. Rotational motion and conservation of angular momentum. Moment of inertia of some regular uniform bodies, Theorems of parallel and perpendicular axes, Newton's laws of gravitation. Artificial satellites. Fluid mechanics and equation of continuity, Beronoulli 's theorem, Surface tension, and its determination, Viscosity, Modullii of elasticities, Bending of beams and cantilever, Torsion of cylindrical bodies.
Postulates of special theory of relativity, Lorentz transformations and their consequences. Relativity of mass,Mass energy equivalence and its consequences.

Thermal Physics:

Thermodynamically coordinates, thermal equilibrium, Zeroth law of thermodynamics, concept of point and path functions and first-law of thermodynamics. Reversible and irreversible processes. Heat engine and its efficiency. The second law of thermodynamics, Carnot's engine Carnot's theorem. Absolute scale of temperature.

Claussius theorem. Entropy and change of entropy in some physical process. Entropy of the universe and principle of increase of entropy, statistical definition of entropy S=K Log w

Black body radiation, Radiation pressure, Stefan's law, Planck's law of radiation.

Concept of perfect gas, pressure"exerted by the gas and gas laws. Kinetic interpretation of temperature.

Waves and Oscillations :


Simple harmonic motion, one dimensional wave
equation and its solution, Principle of linear super-position,Damped and forced oscillations. Resonance and Q-factor, Simple oscillatory systems vibrations of strings and air columns, Doppler effect, Ultrasonics production, detection and uses Reverberation and sabine's law, Basic ideas of acoustic of building. Recording and reproduction-of sound.

Optics :

Cardinal points and combination of coaxial thin lenses, Spherical and chromatic aberrations and their. corrections., Microscopes and telescopes, Ramsden, Huygen and Gauss eye pieces.

Huygen's. wave theory of light and explanation of laws of reflection and refraction, Electromagnetic nature and Quantum nature of light (Only qualitative discussion).

Coherent sources of light, Interference, Young's double slit experiment.

Diffraction of light ; Fresnel and Fraunhofer diffraction.

Basic idea of Poltrisation, Brewster law.

Electricity and Management :


Coulomb's law, Electric field, electric potential and electric flux, Gauss's theorem and its applications. Basic idea of dielectrics, Quadrant electrometer, Classification of magnetic materials: diamagnetism, paramagnetism and ferromagetism, B-H curve. Hystereris loss.
Ohm's Law (J=6E) Kirchoff's laws, Wheatstone's bridge and its applications. Galvanometers and potentio meters, Faraday's laws of electromagnetic induction, self and mutual induction and their properties. Alternating currents, Impendancex, L.C.R. circuits and resonance, Dynamos, Motors, Transformers, Seebeck peltier and Thomson effects and their applications, Faraday's laws of electrolysis and their application.

Electronics :

Thermionic emission. Diode and triode, p-n diode. Simple rectifier, amplifier and oscillator circuits (vacum tubes).

Atomic and Nuclear Physics :

Determination of charge (e) of an electron. Determination of specific charge (e/m) of an electron.

Bohr theory of atoms and explanation of hydrogen like spectro. X-ray production and their detection, Mosley's law

Basic elements of radioactivity. Alpha, Beta and Gamma emissions, qualitative ideas of fission and fusion processes. Matter waves (h-h/p).
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