Physics XII Part-I

By Anuradha Mathur   |   CIET, NCERT, New Delhi
Learners enrolled: 4198
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.
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 24 weeks
Category :
  • School
Level : School
Start Date : 12 Apr 2021
End Date : 30 Sep 2021
Enrollment Ends : 31 Aug 2021
Exam Date : 24 Sep 2021 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

Unit No.

Module No.

Module Name

Unit 1 –


Module 1

Electric charges and their types

Module 2

Force between Multiple charges

Module 3

Uniform Electric field

Module 4

Electric dipole

Module 5

Electric Flux and Gauss Law

Module 6

Application of Gauss theorem

Module 7

Electric potential and Equipotential surfaces

Module 8

Electrostatics of Conductors

Module 9


Module 10

Electrostatic Potential and Capacitance

Module 11

Numerical problems based on capacitors

Extra Reading Materials

Unit 2 –

Current and Electricity

Module 12

Electric current and drift velocity

Module 13

Resistance and Resistivity

Module 14

Combination of Resistances

Module 15

Internal resistance of a cell

Module 16

Kirchhoff’s Rules

Module 17

Wheatstone bridge and Meter bridge

Module 18


Module 19

Electrical energy and power

Extra Reading Materials

Unit 3 –

Magnetic Effects Of Current and Magnetism

Module 20

Biot Savarts law

Module 21

Problems based on Biot Savart’s law

Module 22

Ampere Circuital Law

Module 23


Module 24

Magnetic force

Module 25

Torque and Current loop

Module 26

Moving Coil Galvanometer

Module 27

Magnetic Dipole Moment

Module 28

Classification of materials and Magnets

Module 29

Earth’s Magnetism

Extra Reading Materials

Unit 4 –

Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Current

Module 30

Electromagnetic induction

Module 31

Lenz’s law and Motional emf

Module 32

Eddy currents

Module 33

Alternating current

Module 34

Components of AC circuit

Module 35

LC Circuit and LC oscillations

Module 36

LCR circuit

Module 37


Module 38

Power transmission in AC

Extra Reading Materials

Unit 5 –

Electromagnetic Waves

Module 39

Maxwell's Equations

Module 40

Electromagnetic Spectrum and Uses of EM waves

Extra Reading Materials

Final Assessment

Books and references

NCERT "Physics Part-I" for Class - XII

Instructor bio

Anuradha Mathur

CIET, NCERT, New Delhi
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.

 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 of Science and Mathematics in 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 since 1989 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 State Government

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 42 years.

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

 Prof. K.L. Chopra

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


Course certificate

The final assessment will be conducted in the last week of the course i.e. from 24 Sept to 30 Sept 2021. The participants will get completion certificate if they score 70% and above in the final assessment.

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