Physics XII Part-I

By Anuradha Mathur   |   CIET, NCERT, New Delhi
Course - 03 in physics will cover very interesting phenomena observed by scientists and thinkers. The course explains the observations according to the currently accepted explanations. We will study concepts of static electricity where we will understand electric charges, electric fields and potentials. We will learn methods of describing electric fields and their applications.  We will consider charges in motion, and the existence of magnetic field with every moving charge. The phenomenon of electromagnetic induction, study of which opens up a whole new world of physics.  We will learn about two types of electricity which we use in our daily lives - direct current and alternating current. We will dwell on - how alternating current is generated, how it reaches our homes and how we use it for special purposes. Study of behaviour of circuit elements like resistors, capacitors inductors will help us design our own circuits for useful purposes. Our lives today are so dependent on electromagnetic waves and we will study about these in the course.
This course has 5 units:
  • Electrostatics
  • Current Electricity
  • Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism
  • Electromagnetic induction and alternating current
  • Electromagnetic waves
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 are provided to keep track of your achievements.

Learners enrolled: 5890


Course Status : Ongoing
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
Category :
  • School
  • Level : School


    Week 1

    Unit 1: Electrostatics
    Module 1: Electric charges and their types
    Module 2: Force between Multiple charges

    Week 2

    Unit 1: Electrostatics
    Module 3: Uniform Electric field
    Module 4: Electric dipole

    Week 3

    Unit 1: Electrostatics
    Module 5: Electric Flux and Gauss Law
    Module 6: Application of Gauss theorem

    Week 4

    Unit 1: Electrostatics
    Module 7: Electric potential and Equipotential surfaces
    Module 8: Electrostatics of Conductors

    Week 5

    Unit 1: Electrostatics
    Module 9: Capacitance
    Module 10: Electrostatic Potential and Capacitance

    Week 6

    Unit 1: Electrostatics
    Module 11: Numerical problems based on capacitors
    Unit 1: Electrostatics _Study Guide

    Week 7

    Unit 2: Current and Electricity
    Module 1: Electric current and drift velocity
    Module 2: Resistance and Resistivity

    Week 8

    Unit 2: Current and Electricity
    Module 3: Combination of Resistances
    Module 4: Internal resistance of a cell

    Week 9

    Unit 2: Current and Electricity

    Module 5: Kirchhoff’s Rules
    Module 6: Wheatstone bridge and Meter bridge

    Week 10

    Unit 2: Current and Electricity
    Module 7: Potentiometer

    Module 8: Electrical energy and power

    Week 11

    Unit 2: Current and Electricity
    Unit 2: Current and Electricity _Study Guide

    Week 12

    Unit 3: Magnetic Effects Of Current and Magnetism

    Module 1: Biot Savarts law

    Module 2: Problems based on Biot Savart’s law

    Week 13

    Unit 3: Magnetic Effects Of Current and Magnetism

    Module 3: Ampere Circuital Law

    Module 4: Cyclotron

    Week 14

    Unit 3: Magnetic Effects Of Current and Magnetism

    Module 5: Magnetic force

    Module 6: Torque and Current loop

    Week 15

    Unit 3: Magnetic Effects Of Current and Magnetism

    Module 7: Moving Coil Galvanometer

    Module 8: Magnetic Dipole Moment

    Week 16

    Unit 3: Magnetic Effects Of Current and Magnetism

    Module 9: Classification of materials and Magnets
    Module 10: Earth’s Magnetism

    Week 17

    Unit 3: Magnetic Effects Of Current and Magnetism
    Unit 3: Magnetic effects Of Current and Magnetism _Study Guide

    Week 18

    Unit 4: Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Current

    Module 1: Electromagnetic induction

    Module 2: Lenz’s law and Motional emf

    Week 19

    Unit 4: Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Current

    Module 3: Eddy currents

    Module 4: Alternating current

    Week 20

    Unit 4: Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Current

    Module 5: Components of AC circuit

    Module 6: LC Circuit and LC oscillations

    Week 21

    Unit 4: Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Current

    Module 7: LCR circuit

    Module 8: Transformer

    Week 22

    Unit 4: Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Current
    Module 9: Power transmission in AC
    Unit 4: Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Current _Study guide

    Week 23

    Unit 5: Electromagnetic Waves

    Module 1: Maxwell's Equations

    Module 2: Electromagnetic Spectrum and Uses of EM waves

    Week 24

    Unit 5: Electromagnetic Waves
    Unit 5: Electromagnetic Waves _Study Guide


    NCERT "Physics Part-I" for Class - XII


    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


    The participant will get the participant /completion certificate.