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I want to give the exam of IIT JAM and for that I need to get the syllabus of Physics of IIT JAM so can you please make it available for me?
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As you want to get the syllabus of Physics of IIT JAM so here I the information of the same for you:

Main Topics covered under IIT-JAM (Physics)
Electricity
Magnetism
General Properties of Matter
Kinetic theory
Mathematical Methods
Mechanics
Devices and Electronics
Modern Physics
Oscillations
Solid State Physics
Waves and Optics

Detailed Syllabus for IIT-JAM (Physics)
Oscillations, Waves and Optics
Damped and forced oscillators
Diffraction gratings
Doppler Effect
Double refraction
Energy density and energy transmission in waves
Fermat’s Principle
Fraunhofer diffraction
General theory of image formation
Group velocity and phase velocity
Interference of light
Optical path retardation
Optical rotation
Polarization
Rayleigh criterion and resolving power
Simple harmonic oscillator
Sound waves in media
Wave equation

Modern Physics
Bohr’s atomic model
Compton Effect
Lorentz transformations
Mass and binding energy
Mass energy equivalence
Pauli Exclusion prin*ciple
Photoelectric effect
Postulates of special relativity
Ra*dioactivity and its applications
Schrödinger equation
Structure of atomic nucleus
Uncertainty principle
Wave-particle duality
X-rays

Electricity and Magnetism
Alternating current
Ampere’s law
Biot-Savart law
Capacitors
Conductors
Coulomb’s law
Dielectric interface
Dielectric polarization
Dielectrics
Displacement current
Electric field
Electrostatic energy
Gauss’s law
Lorentz Force
Maxwell’s equations
Poynting’s theorem
Self and mutual inductance

Mathematical Methods
Algebra of complex numbers
Bernoulli’s theorem
Calculus
Centre of mass
Conservation of linear and angular momentum
Divergence theorem
Elastic and inelastic collisions
Equation of continuity
Euler’s equation
Fixed axis rotations
Fourier series
Gravitational Law
Green’s theorem
Kepler’s laws
Kinematics of moving fluids
Matrices
Mechanics and General Properties of Matter
Mo*tion under a central force
Multiple integrals
Newton’s laws of motion
Partial derivatives
Rigid body motion
Stokes’ theorem
Taylor expansion
Vector algebra
Vector Calculus

Kinetic theory, Thermodynamics
Carnot cycle
Clausius-Clapeyron equation
Equi-partition of energy
Ideal gas
Irreversible
Kinetic theory of gases
Laws of thermodynamics
Maxwell’s thermodynamic relations
Mean free path
Phase transitions
Quasi-static processes
Reversible
Second law and entropy
Specific heat
Thermal equilibrium
Thermodynamic potentials
Velocity distribution
Zeroeth law

Solid State Physics, Devices and Electronics
Amplifier circuits with transistors
Bragg’s law
Braves lattices and basis
Crystal structure
Fermi level
Intrinsic and extrinsic semiconductors
Miller indices
Operational amplifiers
Transistor circuits
X-ray diffraction
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Hello friend as you want the IIT JAM Physics syllabus so here I am providing you please have a look…

IIT JAM Physics Syllabus

Mathematical Methods : Calculus of single and multiple variables, partial derivatives, Jacobian, imperfect and perfect differentials, Taylor expansion, Fourier series. Vector algebra, Vector Calculus, Multiple integrals, Divergence theorem, Green’s theorem, Stokes’ theorem. First and linear second order differential equations. Matrices and determinants, Algebra of complex numbers.

Mechanics and General Properties of Matter : Newton’s laws of motion and applications, Velocity and acceleration in Cartesian, polar and cylindrical coordinate systems, uniformly rotating frame, centrifugal and Coriolis forces, Motion under a central force, Kepler’s laws, Gravitational Law and field, Conservative and non – conservative forces.

System of particles, Centre of mass, equation of motion of the CM, conservation of linear and angular momentum, conservation of energy, variable mass systems. Elastic and inelastic collisions.

Rigid body motion, fixed axis rotations, rotation and translation, moments of Inertia and products of Inertia. Principal moments and axes. Kinematics of moving fluids, equation of continuity, Euler’s equation, Bernoulli’s theorem.

Oscillations, Waves and Optics : Differential equation for simple harmonic oscillator and its general solution. Superposition of two or more simple harmonic oscillators. Lissajous figures. Damped and forced oscillators, resonance. Wave equation, traveling and standing waves in one – dimension.

Energy density and energy transmission in waves. Group velocity and phase velocity. Sound waves in media. Doppler Effect. Fermat’s Principle. General theory of image formation. Thick lens, thin lens and lens combinations.

Interference of light, optical path retardation. Fraunhofer diffraction. Rayleigh criterion and resolving power. Diffraction gratings. Polarization : linear, circular and elliptic polarization. Double refraction and optical rotation.

Electricity and Magnetism : Coulomb’s law, Gauss’s law. Electric field and potential. Electrostatic boundary conditions, Solution of Laplace’s equation for simple cases. Conductors, capacitors, dielectrics, dielectric polarization, volume and surface charges, electrostatic energy.

Biot – Savart law, Ampere’s law, Faraday’s law of electromagnetic induction, Self and mutual inductance. Alternating currents. Simple DC and AC circuits with R, L and C components.

Displacement current, Maxwell’s equations and plane electromagnetic waves, Poynting’s theorem, reflection and refraction at a dielectric interface, transmission and reflection coefficients ( normal incidence only ). Lorentz Force and motion of charged particles in electric and magnetic fields.

Kinetic theory, Thermodynamics : Elements of Kinetic theory of gases. Velocity distribution and Equipartition of energy. Specific heat of Mono-, di- and tri – atomic gases. Ideal gas, van-der-Waals gas and equation of state. Mean free path. Laws of thermodynamics

Zeroeth law and concept of thermal equilibrium. First law and its consequences. Isothermal and adiabatic processes. Reversible, irreversible and quasi – static processes. Second law and entropy. Carnot cycle. Maxwell’s thermodynamic relations and simple applications. Thermodynamic potentials and their applications. Phase transitions and Clausius – Clapeyron equation. Ideas of ensembles, Maxwell-Boltzmann, Fermi- Dirac and Bose-Einstein distributions.

Modern Physics : Inertial frames and Galilean invariance. Postulates of special relativity. Lorentz transformations. Length contraction, time dilation. Relativistic velocity addition theorem, mass energy equivalence.

Blackbody radiation, photoelectric effect, Compton effect, Bohr’s atomic model, X-rays. Wave – particle duality, Uncertainty principle, Schrödinger equation and its solution for one, two and three dimensional boxes. Reflection and transmission at a step potential, Pauli exclusion principle. Structure of atomic nucleus, mass and binding energy. Radioactivity and its applications. Laws of radioactive decay.

Solid State Physics, Devices and Electronics : Crystal structure, Bravais lattices and basis. Miller indices. X-ray diffraction and Bragg’s law; Intrinsic and extrinsic semiconductors, variation of resistivity with temperature. Fermi level. p-n junction diode, I-V characteristics, Zener diode and its applications, BJT: characteristics in CB, CE, CC modes. Single stage amplifier, two stage R-C coupled amplifiers. Simple Oscillators: Barkhausen condition, sinusoidal oscillators. OPAMP and applications: Inverting and non-inverting amplifier. Boolean algebra: Binary number systems; conversion from one system to another system; binary addition and subtraction. Logic Gates AND, OR, NOT, NAND, NOR exclusive OR; Truth tables; combination of gates; de Morgan’s theorem.
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