Physics XI Part-I

By Anuradha Mathur   |   CIET, NCERT, New Delhi
The world around us has an astonishing variety of phenomenon. Science /Physics gives us a chance to take a closer look and try to understand these. We have evidence to support the work done since ancient times by thinkers, philosophers and scientists. They tried to unravel the mysteries around us. The excitement of learning, to do systematic scientific work is the root of this course. You will learn methods of measurement-including universally accepted norms. Kinematics, that helps us to describe any motion and dynamics which helps us to identify the causes of motion.  Some energy is required to move things and we will define these in scientific terminology in a way that communication about physics to others is easy. In this course we will learn about different ways bodies move vis motion in a straight line, in a plane. You will also learn about system of particles, rigid body rotation and extend it to explore gravitation. We have to first understand the basics, therefore in times when scientific skills are far advanced as compared to what they were many years ago, we will still revisit those ideas and study physical laws within limits.  Understanding the fundamental rules of nature, help us to extend them to more complex situations in real life. Mathematics.   is important for the physics course because it lends excitement to it We will first learn the physical concept and only then apply appropriate mathematics to it. we will use new mathematical operations like vector algebra, basic differentiation and integration, in physics, problems with numbers are called numerical, these lend excitement to the course. We will help you learn methods of solving these with ease by several examples throughout the course.
This course has 6 units
  • Physical world and measurement
  • Kinematics
  • Laws of motion
  • Work, Energy and Power
  • Motion of system of particles and rigid body
  • Gravitation
The aim and design of the course is to develop a deeper understanding of different concepts in Physics. As you work through the course you will find lecture videos, e-text, suggestions for problem solving methods, animations, practice questions, study guides. Assignments and Tests to keep track of your achievements.
This course is divided into 41 modules for better understanding.

Learners enrolled: 7955


Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 24 weeks
Start Date : 15 May 2020
End Date : 29 Oct 2020
Exam Date : 15 Oct 2020
Enrollment Ends : 31 Aug 2020
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    Week 1

    Unit 1: Physical World and Measurements

    Module 1: Physics and its Scope

    Module 2: Units and Measurements

    Week 2

    Unit 1: Physical World and Measurements

    Module 3: Errors in Measurements

    Module 4: Dimensional Analysis

    Unit 1: Physical World and Measurements _Study Guide

    Week 3

    Unit 2: Kinematics

    Module 1: Rest and Motion

    Module 2: Distance and Displacement

    Week 4

    Unit 2: Kinematics

    Module 3: Speed and velocity

    Module 4: Accelerated motion

    Week 5

    Unit 2: Kinematics

    Module 5: Solving Problems using equations of motion

    Module 6: Vectors

    Week 6

    Unit 2: Kinematics

    Module 7: Projectile Motion

    Module 8: Circular motion

    Week 7

    Unit 2: Kinematics

    Module 9: Problems on motion in two dimensions

    Module 10: Mathematical Tools For Solving Problems 

    Week 8

    Unit 2: Kinematics

    Unit 2: Kinematics _ Study Guide

    Week 9

    Unit 3: Laws Of Motion

    Module 1: Newton’s first law of motion

    Module 2: Newton’s second law of motion

    Week 10

    Unit 3: Laws Of Motion

    Module 3: Third law of motion

    Module 4: Types of forces

    Week 11

    Unit 3: Laws Of Motion

    Module 5: Friction

    Module 6: Circular motion and Banking of roads

    Week 12

    Unit 3: Laws Of Motion

    Module 7: Solving problems using Newton’s laws of motion

    Unit 3: Laws of Motion _ Study Guide

    Week 13

    Unit 4: Work, Energy and Power

    Module 1: Work

    Module 2: Kinetic Energy of moving bodies

    Week 14

    Unit 4: Work, Energy and Power

    Module 3: Conservative and non-conservative forces and potential energy

    Module 4: Spring and Force Constant

    Week 15

    Unit 4: Work, Energy and Power

    Module 5: Problem based on Work-Energy Theorem

    Module 6: Collision

    Week 16

    Unit 4: Work, Energy and Power

    Module 7: Collision in two dimension

    Unit 4: Work, Energy and Power_ Study Guide

    Week 17

    Unit 5: Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body

    Module 1: Rigid body Motion

    Module 2: System of Particles

    Week 18

    Unit 5: Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body

    Module 3: Rotational kinematics -Equation of Motion

    Module 4: Moment of Inertia

    Week 19

    Unit 5: Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body

    Module 5: Torque

    Module 6: Mechanical Equilibrium

    Week 20

    Unit 5: Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body

    Module 7: Angular Momentum

    Module 8: Rolling Motion

    Week 21

    Unit 5: Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body

    Unit 5: Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body _ Study Guide

    Week 22

    Unit 6: Gravitation

    Module 1: Kepler’s laws of planetary Motion

    Module 2: Acceleration due to gravity

    Week 23

    Unit 6: Gravitation

    Module 3: Gravitational field and Gravitational potential

    Module 4: Satellites and their launching

    Week 24

    Unit 6: Gravitation

    Module 5: Numerical problems based on Gravitation

    Unit 6: Gravitation _ Study Guide


    NCERT "Physics Part-I" for Class - XI


    Anuradha Mathur has been teaching Physics since 1975 at secondary and senior secondary level. She has also taught physics to undergraduate students at Harvard University Boston She represented Indian schools at ICT conference in Hawaii, Paris GATE Global Alliance for Transnational Education, IIT Delhi and IIM Bangalore. At Modern School Vasant Vihar, New Delhi she was head of Physics and head of Resource Center. She set up the resource centre 1997 and a virtual school in 2000. She led the development of a diagnostic e-test, for the process of teaching and learning. She developed techniques to evolve net based projects, science exhibitions, science toys production and creative models, many of these were awarded at national and international level. She has been part of development team for teaching learning material for CBSE, NCERT, NIOS, ICSE since 1983. She was also member of Textbook Development Committee for senior secondary physics text book (2006). She is a Teacher trainer and conducts workshops to teacher groups. She has been associated with Hindustan Times PACE (Partnership for Action in Education) programme since 1998 developing curriculum support packages using newspapers for academics and education , She is currently actively working on development of material for National Repository of Open Educational Resource (NROER) at CIET NCERT. She has been associated with SWAYAM MOOC since its inception in 2015.

    SMEs – Names and Affiliation


    Development team





      Alpana Malik

    She is PGT (Physics) from St Thomas School, Mandir Marg, New Delhi since 1987.  She is M.Sc, M. Phil from Delhi University.

    Alka Choudhary


    Working as PGT Physics in Modern School Vasant Vihar, New Delhi.

    Anuradha Mathur


    PGT Physics since 1975. Part of physics teaching material development team for NCERT since 1983. Set up a virtual school at Modern School Vasant Vihar New Delhi. She has developed several e testing and formative assessment methods for secondary and senior secondary Science and Physics courses. She has been actively involved with teacher training workshops across India.

    Ashish Verma

    He is M.Sc.(physics) working as assistant professor in CIET, New Delhi. He is a research scholar at IISER.


    PGT Physics Government Boys Higher Secondary school Sayalgudi Ramanathapuram, Thiruvananthapuram 

        Chitra Goel

    Physics PGT for over 40 years, Retd. Principal Rajkiya Pratibha Vikas Vidyalaya New Delhi.

    Chinty Chhawari

    M.Sc. Physics, Delhi university. She has done internship in Advanced Instrumentation Research facility, JNU.

    Working as teaching assistant for MOOC PhysicsNCERT

        Dinesh Tyagi

    A dedicated teacher has been teaching in Delhi schools for since 1999.

          G. Haridas

    He is HOD of Physics Department at Shaheed Rajpal DAV Public School Dayanand Vihar Delhi. He has developed several teaching learning aids.

     Geeta Dhasmana

    She is M.Sc.(physics) M.Ed. having two year teaching experience and working as Assistant Professor, Pradeep Memorial Comprehensive College of Education, GGSI University , New Delhi.

    Mirza Jawed Alam Baig

    He is working as head of Physics department in SomerVille International School Noida. He has also worked at Salmiya Indian Model School Kuwait as Sr coordinator, He was also head of Physics department Sanskriti School, Chanakyapuri New Delhi. He has an experience of over 18 years in the field of teaching.

     Pragya Nopany

    Founder-Coordinator of Delhi chapter of Anveshika, IAPT. An alumnus of BITS, Pilani and a teaching experience of 30 years. She has been developing study material for NCERT & CBSE. Involved with teachers training on activity based teaching/learning of physics - conducted more than 200 workshops nationwide

    Only Indian on the 1993 honor roll of Association of Science & Technology Centres, Washington, D.C.

    National Award for Teachers 2017 from MHRD, State Award for Teachers 2016 from DOE, State Award for Teachers 2015 from Federation of PublicSchools.

    Prithvi Raj Tiwari

    He Started Physics teaching at prestigious Lions School Mirzapur in year 1996 and worked with many schools in last 20years. Presently working as Senior Physics Teacher in Modern School Vasant Vihar, New Delhi.

       Pushpa Tyagi

    She has worked in central school as Post graduate teacher for 12(twelve) years. She also worked in Sanskriti School Chankyapuri New Delhi as Head of Physics Department for 7(seven) years.

    Ramesh Prasad Badoni

    He is a National ICT Awardee for 2012, responsible for developing the MOOCS, SME and e-content for young kids’ workforce in the Education department of Uttrakhand state using ICT Tools.  He received National Award for Teachers in 2019 from MHRD

     Smita Fangaria


    She is a physics teacher working as a PGT physics in Amity International School, Noida since 2005.

    She has been associated with Anvesheka and has developed teaching learning material for school science . She has been  conducting workshops for teachers and students

        Shivam Dixit

    M.Sc. (Physics), B.Ed.

    JPF in Department of Education in Science And Mathematics on Alternative methods of Physics Experiments

    Taru Goyal

    She is M.Sc.(Physics), B.Ed. working at Air Force Sr. Sec. School,  Race Course , New Delhi -110003 as  PGT Physics since 19 years. She had guided students for national Science Exhibitions.

    Vandita Shukla

    With about 22 years of experience in the domain of education, she is currently working as P.G.T. Physics in Kulachi Hansraj Model School, Ashok Vihar, Delhi.

        Vani Ranga


    She is M.Sc.( Physics), B.Ed. from Delhi University, working as PGT ( Physics) in Salwan Public School, Rajendra Nagar, New Delhi since 2009.


    She has guided students for Science Exhibition and INSPIRE- MANAK awards. She has attended training programs- Physics Olympiad Exposure Camp in Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education and National Workshop of Utsahi Physics Teachers organized by IAPT and NASI Allahabad .

      Yashu Chabbra

    She has been PGT Physics since1989 in Kulachi Hansraj Model School Ashok Vihar New Delhi. She has long been associated with teaching learning material for school science with DAV school consortium, NCERT and CBSE Awarded for excellence in education by Delhi StateGovernment

    She is Science and ATL laboratory coordinator.

    Expert Panel



    Associate Prof. (Retd.) N.K. Sehgal

    RetdAssociate professor

    Winner of   DR KS Krishnan gold medal more than 43 years of teaching experience at Hansraj college, University of Delhi.

    Prof. V. B. Bhatia 

    Retired from Delhi University as Professor of Physics after serving for 42years

    Prof. B. K. Sharma

    Retd. Professor DESM, NCERT, New Delhi has been involved in the field of condensed matter physics, ultrasonic and teaching UG and PG levels for past 47 years

     K.L. Chopra

    Retired from Hansraj College, University of Delhi as Professor of Physics


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