11th Physics — how to study [class 11 physics Guide & Study Materials]

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This post is to guide the students who have opted for Physics as a subject for their class 11. We will have a broad view of the topics and chapters to be studied and also refer to the books and online study materials as a quick reckoner for the 11th Physics study, covering the NCERT syllabus. Hopefully, students will find it useful to start the ball rolling and as well as, plan the study well ahead with confidence.

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11th Physics — how to study [Physics study guide class 11 & study notes & materials]

Don’t get nervous seeing the chapters to cover. If you focus on concept building from the very beginning, your journey will be more enjoyable.

In the following sections, we will try to find out how to go ahead with a steady plan and where to get the study materials for a better understanding of the topics.

Chapter 1 — Physical World

How to study

  • And, get ready for the next chapters.

Chapter 2 — Units and Measurements

How to study

  • Significant figures — this is important to go through and the rules should be noted down and followed while solving numerical problems.
  • Rest of the topics — go through for an all-round understanding of the units and measurements of the physical quantities.

Chapter 3 — Motion in a straight line

How to study

  • The derivations, graphs, and numerical are to be done properly.
  • Here are some links to our online tutorials that can help you a lot.

Online study material & notes [class 11 chapter 3 — Motion in a straight line]

Instantaneous Velocity — definition & equation with solved problem

Average velocity — definition, formula

Difference between Instantaneous Speed and Instantaneous Velocity

Difference between average speed and average velocity

Instantaneous Acceleration — definition & formula with solved problem

Average Acceleration and its formula & solved numerical problems

Derivation of Motion Equations (SUVAT equations)

How to draw motion graphs on a graph paper

Velocity time graph

Distance time graph

Chapter 4 — Motion in a plane

How to study

  • Study projectile motion, derive equations, solve the numerical questions
  • Similarly, study the topics under circular motion like angular distance, angular speed(omega), & centripetal acceleration. Learn how centripetal acceleration for a uniform circular motion is not a constant vector. The relationship between physical quantities of circular motion and those of linear motion (like the relation between linear speed and angular speed) needs to be studied.
  • Here are some links to our online tutorials that can help you a lot.

Online study material & notes [class 11 chapter 4 — Motion in a plane]

Vector Subtraction

Vector Product | Vector Multiplication

Vector Resolution

Vector — Numerical worksheet

Scalar product & Vector product examples

Projectile Motion — derivation & other important FAQs

Projectile — velocity, acceleration & displacement at different points

Projectile formula listing

Uniform Circular motion & acceleration

Relationship between circular motion and linear motion physical quantities

Chapter 5 — Laws of Motion

How to study

  • Study the 3 Laws of motion — statement, concepts, examples, etc.
  • Concepts of force or net force from the first law
  • Equation (measurement) of force from the 2nd law
  • The reaction force from the 3rd law of motion
  • Concepts of momentum from the 2nd law of motion
  • Conservation of momentum
  • Equilibrium conditions for a particle
  • Frictional force — concepts, types, formula & numerical
  • Circular motion, centripetal force, banking angle, etc
  • Free Body Diagrams (FBD)
  • Numerical problems ( for all the topics above)

Online study material & notes [class 11 chapter 5 — Laws of Motion]

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Chapter 6 — Work, Energy, Power

How to study

  • Take help of your Vector concepts to understand the formula of work as a scalar product.
  • Solve the numerical problems.
  • Grasp the conservation of energy and transfer of energy from one form to another.
  • Get the concepts and formula of power.
  • Understand the collision types and examples with related formulas.

Online study material & notes [class 11 chapter 6 — Work, Energy, Power]

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Chapter 7 — System of Particles & Rotational Motion

How to study

Online study material & notes [class 11 chapter 7 — Rotational Motion]

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Chapter 8 — Gravitation

How to study

  • Newton’s Universal Law of gravitation — statement, concepts, mathematical representation (including Vector representation), numerical
  • The gravitational constant G, its formula, value, dimension
  • Acceleration due to gravity g of the earth
  • Variation of g due to height and depth — derivation of formula, numerical
  • Gravitational potential energy — understanding, derivation of the formula
  • Escape speed — definition, concepts, formula derivation
  • Satellite of the earth — orbital speed, time period, energy
  • Concepts of geostationary and polar satellites, difference, function, etc.
  • Weightlessness

Online study material & notes [class 11 chapter 8 — Gravitation]

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Here, we have covered 8 chapters for the class 11 study. We are coming again to update this topic with the details for the rest of the chapters.

11th Physics — how to study [class 11 physics Guide & Study Materials]

Originally published at https://physicsteacher.in on May 12, 2021.

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NIT Grad & IT prof. Writes and teaches HS physics. A motivational speaker and an active blogger with multiple niches. With lots of stories to tell.