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Wiley's Halliday / Resnick / Walker Physics for JEE Main, Vol - II, As per NTA Pattern

Halliday, Resnick, Walker

ISBN: 9788126569038

760 pages

INR 839


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.

15. Electric Charges and Fields

15.1 Introduction

15.2 Electric Charge

15.3 Electroscope

15.4 Conductors and Insulators

15.5 Charging by Induction

15.6 Basic Properties of Electric Charges

15.7 Coulomb’s Law 8

15.8 Forces Due to Multiple Charges

15.9 Electric Field

15.10 Electric Field Lines

15.11 Electric Flux

15.12 Electric Dipole

15.13 Electric Field Due to Uniformly Charged Thin Circular Ring

15.14 Torque on a Dipole in a Uniform External Field

15.15 Continuous Charge Distribution

15.16 Gauss’s Law

15.17 Applications of Gauss’s Law


16. Electrostatic Potential and Capacitance


16.1 Introduction

16.2 Electrostatic Potential Energy

16.3 Electrostatic Potential and Potential Difference

16.4 Potential due to a Point Charge

16.5 Potential due to an Electric Dipole

16.6 Potential due to a System of Charges

16.7 Potential due to a Charged Ring

16.8 Equipotential Surfaces

16.9 Potential Energy of a System of Charges

16.10 Potential Energy of a Single Charge in an External Field

16.11 Electrostatics of Conductors

16.12 Dielectrics and Polarization

16.13 Capacitors and Capacitance

16.14 Parallel-Plate Capacitor

16.15 Effect of Dielectric on Capacitance

16.16 Spherical Capacitor

16.17 Combination of Capacitors

16.18 Energy Stored in a Capacitor


17. Current Electricity

17.1 Introduction

17.2 Electric Current

17.3 Electric Current in Conductors

17.4 Ohm’s Law

17.5 Drift of Electrons and the Origin of Resistivity

17.6 Mobility

17.7 Limitations of Ohm’s Law

17.8 Resistivity of Various Materials

17.9 Temperature Dependence of Resistivity

17.10 Electrical Energy, Power

17.11 Combination of Resistors – Series and Parallel

17.12 Kirchhoff’s Rules

17.13 Cells, emf, and Internal Resistance

17.14 Cells in Series and in Parallel

17.15 Wheatstone Bridge

17.16 Post Office Box and Meter Bridge

17.17 Potentiometer

17.18 Charging and Discharging of Capacitor in Series RC Circuit


18. Moving Charges and Magnetism

18.1 Introduction

18.2 Magnetic Force and Field

18.3 Lorentz Force

18.4 Motion of Charged Particle in a Uniform Magnetic Field

18.5 Motion in Combined Electric and Magnetic Fields

18.6 Magnetic Field Due to a Current Element, Biot–Savart Law

18.7 Magnetic Field Due to Straight Current-Carrying Conductor

18.8 Magnetic Field on the Axis of a Circular Current Loop

18.9 Ampere’s Circuital Law

18.10 Magnitude of Magnetic Field of a Straight Wire Using Ampere’s Law

18.11 Solenoid and Toroid

18.12 Force Between Two Parallel Currents, the Ampere

18.13 Torque on Current Loop, Magnetic Dipole

18.14 Magnetic Dipole Moment

18.15 A Current-Carrying Coil as a Magnetic Dipole

18.16 Magnetic Field of a Coil

18.17 Magnetic Dipole Moment of a Revolving Electron

18.18 Moving Coil Galvanometer


19. Magnetism and Matter

19.1 Introduction

19.2 Magnetic Field Lines

19.3 Bar Magnet as an Equivalent Solenoid

19.4 Bar Magnet in a Uniform Magnetic Field

19.5 Electrostatic Analog

19.6 Magnetism and Gauss’s Law

19.7 Earth’s Magnetism

19.8 Magnetization and Magnetic Intensity

19.9 Magnetic Properties of Materials

19.10 Magnetic Domains

19.11 Hysteresis

19.12 Permanent Magnets and Electromagnets


20. Electromagnetic Induction

20.1 Introduction

20.2 Experiments of Faraday and Henry

20.3 Magnetic Flux

20.4 Faraday’s Law of Induction

20.5 Lenz’s Law

20.6 Motional Electromotive Force

20.7 Energy Consideration: A Quantitative Study

20.8 Eddy Currents

20.9 Inductance

20.10 ac Generator


21. Alternating Current

21.1 Introduction

21.2 Mean or Average Value of ac

21.3 Root Mean Square (rms) Value of ac

21.4 AC Voltage Applied to a Resistor

21.5 AC Voltage Applied to an Inductor

21.6 AC Voltage Applied to a Capacitor

21.7 AC Voltage Applied to a Series LCR Circuit

21.8 Power in an ac Circuit: The Power Factor

21.9 LC Oscillations

21.10 Transformers


22. Electromagnetic Waves

22.1 Introduction

22.2 Ampere–Maxwell Law

22.3 Maxwell’s Equations

22.4 Electromagnetic Waves

22.5 Traveling Electromagnetic Wave, Quantitatively

22.6 Electromagnetic Spectrum


23. Ray Optics and Optical Instruments

23.1 Introduction

23.2 Laws of Reflection

23.3 Reflection of Light by Spherical Mirrors

23.4 Refraction

23.5 Total Internal Reflection

23.6 Refraction at Spherical Surfaces and by Lenses

23.7 Refraction through a Prism

23.8 Thin Prism

23.9 Scattering of Light

23.10 Optical Instruments


24. Wave Optics

24.1 Introduction

24.2 Wavefront  

24.3 Huygens Principle

24.4 Refraction and Reflection of Plane Waves Using Huygens Principle

24.5 Coherent and Incoherent Addition of Waves

24.6 Interference of Light Waves and Young’s Experiment

24.7 Diffraction

24.8 Polarization


25. Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter

25.1 Introduction

25.2 Electron Emission

25.3 Photoelectric Effect

25.4 Experimental Study of the Photoelectric Effect

25.5 Photoelectric Effect and Wave Theory of Light

25.6 Einstein’s Photoelectric Equation: Energy Quantum of Radiation

25.7 Particle Nature of Light: The Photon

25.8 Wave Nature of Matter

25.9 Davisson and Germer Experiment


26. Atoms

26.1 Introduction

26.2 Alpha-Particle Scattering and Rutherford’s Nuclear Model of Atom

26.3 Atomic Spectra

26.4 Bohr Model of the Hydrogen Atom

26.5 De Broglie’s Explanation of Bohr’s Second Postulate of Quantization


27. Nuclei

27.1 Introduction

27.2 Atomic Masses and Composition of Nucleus

27.3 Atomic Masses and Mass Defect

27.4 Mass–Energy

27.5 Nuclear Binding Energy

27.6 Nuclear Force

27.7 Radioactivity

27.8 Nuclear Energy


28. Semiconductor Electronics: Materials, Devices and Simple Circuits

28.1 Introduction 599

28.2 Classifications of Conductors, Insulators and Semiconductors 600

28.3 Intrinsic Semiconductors

28.4 Extrinsic Semiconductors

28.5 p-n Junction

28.6 Semiconductor Diode

28.7 Application of p-n Junction Diode as a Rectifier

28.8 Special-Purpose p-n Junction Diodes

28.9 Junction Transistor

28.10 Digital Electronics and Logic Gates

28.11 Integrated Circuits


29 Communication Systems

29.1 Introduction

29.2 Elements of a Communication System

29.3 Basic Terminology Used in Electronic Communication Systems

29.4 Bandwidth of Signals

29.5 Bandwidth of Transmission Medium

29.6 Propagation of Electromagnetic Waves

29.7 Modulation and Its Necessity

29.8 Amplitude Modulation

29.9 Production of Amplitude Modulated Wave

29.10 Detection of Amplitude Modulated Wave

29.11 The Internet

29.12 Mobile Telephony

29.13 Global Positioning System


Review and Summary

Practice Exercise I: Subjective Problems

Practice Exercise II: Objective Questions

Answer Key




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 Chapter-wise Solved Questions for Practice