Wiley's Halliday / Resnick / Walker Physics for JEE Main, Vol - I, 2020

Wiley Editorial

ISBN: 9788126598380

912 pages

INR 819


The realm of physics intends to predict and explain the science behind real-life situations. As a subject, it needs to be comprehended and appreciated so as to encourage us to stop and wonder, make a prediction, carry out analysis, and apply principles. The objective of the prescribed curriculum of Physics for Joint Engineering Entrance Examination (JEE) is to bring conceptual coherence in the basic yet intricate concepts of physics while developing the requisite mathematical and problem-solving skills.

1. Physical World and Measurement

1.1 Introduction

1.2 Scope and Excitement of Physics

1.3 Physics, Technology, and Society

1.4 Fundamental Forces in Nature

1.5 Measurement

1.6 System of Units

1.7 Measurement of Length

1.8 Measurement of Mass

1.9 Measurement of Time

1.10 Accuracy and Precision of Instruments

1.11 Significant Figures

1.12 Dimensions of Physical Quantities

1.13 Dimensional Formulas and Dimensional Equations

1.14 Dimensional Analysis and Its Applications


2. Motion in a Straight Line

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Rest and Motion

2.3 Point Object

2.4 Position, Displacement, and Path Length

2.5 Average Velocity and Average Speed

2.6 Instantaneous Velocity and Speed

2.7 Acceleration

2.8 Kinematic Equations for Uniformly Accelerated Motion: Graphical Method

2.9 Kinematic Equations for Uniformly Accelerated Motion: Calculus Method

2.10 Free-Fall Acceleration

2.11 Relative Motion


3. Motion in a Plane

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Scalars and Vectors

3.3 Multiplication of Vectors

3.4 Addition and Subtraction of Vectors: Graphical Method

3.5 Resolution of Vectors

3.6 Vector Addition: Analytical Method

3.7 Laws of Vector Addition

3.8 Motion in a Plane

3.9 Motion in a Plane with Constant Acceleration

3.10 Relative Velocity in Two Dimensions

3.11 Projectile Motion

3.12 Uniform Circular Motion


4. Laws of Motion

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Law of Inertia

4.3 Force

4.4 Newton’s First Law of Motion

4.5 Newton’s Second Law of Motion

4.6 Newton’s Third Law of Motion

4.7 Conservation of Linear Momentum

4.8 Reference Frames

4.9 Translational Equilibrium of Particles

4.10 Common Forces in Mechanics

4.11 Solving Problems in Mechanics

4.12 Bodies with Linked Motion

4.13 Static Equilibrium

4.14 Circular Motion


5. Work, Energy, and Power

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Work

5.3 Kinetic Energy

5.4 Notion of Work and Kinetic Energy: Work–Energy Theorem

5.5 Work Done by a Variable Force

5.6 Work–Energy Theorem for a Variable Force

5.7 Conservative and Non-Conservative Forces

5.8 Concept of Potential Energy

5.9 Conservation of Mechanical Energy

5.10 Reading the Potential Energy Curve

5.11 Work Done on a System by an External Force

5.12 Potential Energy of a Spring

5.13 Various Forms of Energy: Law of Conservation of Energy

5.14 Power

5.15 Motion in a Vertical Circle

5.16 Collision and Impulse

5.17 Systems with Varying Mass: A Rocket


6. System of Particles and Rotational Motion

6.1 Introduction

6.2 Center of Mass

6.3 Motion of Center of Mass

6.4 Linear Momentum of a System of Particles

6.5 Vector Product of Two Vectors

6.6 Angular Velocity and Its Relation with Linear Velocity

6.7 Moment of Inertia

6.8 Theorems of Perpendicular and Parallel Axes

6.9 Torque and Angular Momentum

6.10 Equilibrium of a Rigid Body

6.11 Kinematics of Rotational Motion About Fixed Axis

6.12 Dynamics of Rotational Motion About Fixed Axis

6.13 Angular Momentum in Case of Rotation About Fixed Axis

6.14 Rolling Motion


7. Gravitation

7.1 Introduction

7.2 Kepler’s Laws

7.3 Universal Law of Gravitation

7.4 Experimental Determination of Gravitational Constant

7.5 Acceleration Due to Gravity of the Earth

7.6 Acceleration Due to Gravity Below and Above the Surface of Earth

7.7 Gravitational Potential Energy

7.8 Escape Speed

7.9 Earth Satellites

7.10 Energy of an Orbiting Satellite

7.11 Geostationary and Polar Satellites

7.12 Weightlessness

7.13 Einstein and Gravitation


8. Mechanical Properties of Solids

8.1 Introduction

8.2 Elastic Behavior of Solids

8.3 Stress and Strain

8.4 Hooke’s Law

8.5 Stress–Strain Curve

8.6 Elastic Moduli

8.7 Elastic Potential Energy in a Stretched Wire

8.8 Applications of Elastic Behavior of Materials


9. Mechanical Properties of Fluids

9.1 Introduction

9.2 Density and Pressure

9.3 Streamline Flow

9.4 Bernoulli’s Principle

9.5 Viscosity

9.6 Reynolds Number

9.7 Surface Tension


10. Thermal Properties of Matter

10.1 Introduction

10.2 Temperature and Heat

10.3 Measurement of Temperature

10.4 Ideal Gas Equation and Absolute Temperature

10.5 Thermal Expansion

10.6 Specific Heat Capacity

10.7 Calorimetry

10.8 Change of State

10.9 Heat Transfer

10.10 Newton’s Law of Cooling

11. Thermodynamics

11.1 Introduction

11.2 Thermal Equilibrium

11.3 Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics

11.4 Heat, Internal Energy, and Work

11.5 First Law of Thermodynamics

11.6 Specific Heat Capacity

11.7 Thermodynamic State Variables and Equation of State

11.8 Thermodynamic Processes

11.9 Adiabatic Expansion of an Ideal Gas

11.10 Heat Engines

11.11 Refrigerators and Heat Pumps

11.12 Second Law of Thermodynamics

11.13 Reversible and Irreversible Processes

11.14 Carnot Engine


12. Kinetic Theory of Gases

12.1 Introduction

12.2 Molecular Nature of Matter

12.3 Behavior of Gases

12.4 Kinetic Theory of an Ideal Gas

12.5 Degrees of Freedom and Law of Equipartition of Energy

12.6 Specific Heat Capacity

12.7 Mean Free Path

12.8 A Hint of Quantum Theory


13. Oscillations

13.1 Introduction

13.2 Periodic and Oscillatory Motions

13.3 Simple Harmonic Motion

13.4 Simple Harmonic Motion and Uniform Circular Motion

13.5 Velocity and Acceleration in Simple Harmonic Motion

13.6 Force Law for Simple Harmonic Motion

13.7 Energy in Simple Harmonic Motion

13.8 Some Systems Executing Simple Harmonic Motion

13.9 Damped Simple Harmonic Motion

13.10 Forced Oscillations and Resonance

13.11 An Angular Simple Harmonic Oscillator


14 Waves

14.1 Introduction

14.2 Transverse and Longitudinal Waves

14.3 Displacement Relation in a Progressive Wave

14.4 The Speed of a Traveling Wave

14.5 Energy and Power of a Wave Traveling Along a String

14.6 The Wave Equation

14.7 Speed of a Longitudinal Wave, Speed of Sound

14.8 The Principle of Superposition of Waves

14.9 Reflection of Waves

14.10 Standing Waves and Resonance

14.11 Sound Waves

14.12 Beats

14.13 Doppler Effect



A The International System of Units (SI)

B Some Fundamental Constants of Physics

C Some Astronomical Data

D Conversion Factors

E Mathematical Formulas

F Properties of the Elements

G Solved JEE (Main) Problems (2013–2018)

H. Chapter-Wise JEE Main 2019 (January) Questions