JAMB Physics Syllabus1.
Measurement and Units- Importance of measurement in physics
- Fundamental and derived quantities
- SI units and prefixes
- Measurement errors and uncertainties
- Significant figures and rounding off
- Vernier calipers, micrometers, and screw gauge
2.
Scalars and Vectors- Scalar and vector quantities
- Addition and subtraction of vectors
- Unit vectors and vector components
- Scalar and vector products
- Resolution of vectors
- Graphical representation of vectors
3.
Motion & Force- Motion in a straight line
- Uniform and non-uniform motion
- Average and instantaneous velocity
- Acceleration and deceleration
- Newton's laws of motion
- Gravitational force and weight
- Frictional force and normal force
4.
Work, Energy & Power- Definition and calculation of work done
- Energy and its forms (potential and kinetic energy)
- Conservation of mechanical energy
- Power and its calculation
- Efficiency and energy transformations
5.
Energy- Sources & Types- Renewable and non-renewable energy sources
- Fossil fuels, nuclear energy, and alternative energy sources
- Energy conversion and conservation
- Types of energy (thermal, chemical, electrical, etc.)
6.
Friction- Types of friction (static and kinetic)
- Coefficient of friction
- Laws of friction
- Applications of friction in everyday life
7.
Simple Machines- Definition and types of simple machines
- Mechanical advantage and efficiency of simple machines
- Lever, pulley, inclined plane, screw, wheel and axle, and wedge
8.
Elasticity- Hooke's Law & Young's Modulus- Elastic behavior of solids
- Hooke's law and its applications
- Stress, strain, and elastic modulus
- Young's modulus and its calculation
9.
Pressure & Fluid Dynamics- Pressure in fluids and its calculation
- Pascal's law and its applications
- Archimedes' principle and buoyancy
- Bernoulli's principle and its applications
- Viscosity and flow rate of fluids
10.
Temperature & its Measurement- Temperature scales (Celsius, Fahrenheit, Kelvin)
- Conversion between temperature scales
- Heat and temperature
- Thermal equilibrium and zeroth law of thermodynamics
- Measurement of temperature (thermometers)
11.
Thermal Expansion, Gas Laws & Kinetic Theory of Gases- Expansion of solids, liquids, and gases
- Linear, area, and volume expansion
- Charles' law, Boyle's law, and Gay-Lussac's law
- Ideal gas equation and its applications
- Kinetic theory of gases and gas laws
12.
Quantity of Heat & Change of State- Specific heat capacity and heat transfer
- Calculation of heat energy
- Latent heat of fusion and vaporization
- Change of state and phase diagrams
13.
Vapours- Properties and behavior of vapors
- Vapor pressure and boiling point
- Evaporation and condensation
14.
Structure of Matter- Atomic structure and subatomic particles
- Atomic models (Dalton, Thomson, Rutherford, Bohr)
- Atomic number, mass number, and isotopes
- Electronic configuration and periodic table
15.
Heat Transfer- Conduction, convection, and radiation
- Thermal conductivity and insulators
- Applications of heat transfer in everyday life
16.
Waves- Types of waves (mechanical and electromagnetic)
- Wave parameters (amplitude, frequency, wavelength, period)
- Wave motion and wave propagation
- Interference, diffraction, and polarization of waves
17.
Propagation & Characteristics of Sound Waves- Production and properties of sound waves
- Speed of sound and its calculation
- Doppler effect and its applications
- Sound intensity and loudness
- Resonance and standing waves
18.
Light Energy- Nature and properties of light
- Reflection, refraction, and dispersion of light
- Laws of reflection and refraction
- Total internal reflection and critical angle
- Optical phenomena (mirrors, lenses, prisms)
19.
Ray Optics & Optical Instruments- Laws of refraction and Snell's law
- Thin lenses and lens formula
- Convex and concave mirrors
- Microscopes, telescopes, and cameras
20.
Electrostatics- Electric charge and its properties
- Coulomb's law and electric field
- Electric field lines and electric potential
- Electrostatic induction and polarization
21.
Electrostatic Potential & Capacitance- Electric potential and potential difference
- Capacitors and capacitance
- Capacitors in series and parallel
- Energy stored in a capacitor
22.
Electric Cells- Electric cells and batteries
- EMF, internal resistance, and terminal voltage
- Connections of cells (series and parallel)
23.
Current Electricity, Electrical Energy and Power- Electric current and its measurement
- Ohm's law and resistance
- Electric power and electrical energy
- Series and parallel circuits
- Electrical safety precautions
24.
Magnetism- Magnetic field and its properties
- Magnetic force on a moving charge
- Magnetic field due to a current-carrying wire
- Magnetic materials and their properties
25.
Electromagnetic Induction- Faraday's law of electromagnetic induction
- Lenz's law and self-induction
- Transformers and electromagnetic devices
26.
Simple AC Circuits- Alternating current and voltage
- Peak, average, and RMS values
- AC circuits with resistors, capacitors, and inductors
- Impedance and phase angle
27.
Conduction of Energy through Liquids & Gases- Conduction of heat and electricity in fluids
- Conductivity and resistivity of fluids
- Applications of conduction in fluids
28.
Elementary Modern Physics- Photoelectric effect and photon theory
- X-rays and their applications
- Atomic and nuclear structure
- Radioactivity and radioactive decay
29.
Introductory Electronics- Basic components of electronic circuits
- Ohm's law in electronic circuits
- Diodes, transistors, and amplifiers
- Digital logic gates and circuits
30.
JAMB Previous Year Questions: Physics- Previous year JAMB physics questions and solutions
- Practice and familiarization with JAMB physics exam format
This course is helpful for the following exams: JAMB