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Launching a Friendly Physics Website for Teachers & students: www.physicsbeckons.com

Launching a Friendly Physics Website for Teachers & students

http://www.physicsbeckons.com

Dear Teachers/students,

With the number of posts in the blog growing, the search for relevant content became difficult.In order to make the content well arranged & user friendly, we are launching a website:

http://www.physicsbeckons.com

It classifies as well as clubs the posts pertaining to a particular unit in a single site.

This will facilitate learning & make it enjoyable.

Some special features of the site are:

  • Well defined menu
  • Classification of content (Unitwise)
  • Different sections like Videos, notes, assignments etc.
  • Solved CBSE Physics papers
  • Sample papers for practice
  • MCQs for Conceptual Clarity
  • Tips & Tricks for Low & High achievers
  • A special section on TECHNOLOGY AIDED TEACHING (TAT) to empower the teachers in classroom interactions 

Happy Teaching/Learning!

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MCQs: ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES, Now in a new format…..

Useful material for entrance tests.
In continuation with the MCQs posted earlier, another lesson on ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES is being posted.
The MCQs from the lesson have been carefully written/selected to cover various concepts in the unit.
MCQs from some more units units will be posted in due course.
The questions are in a new ppt format.
I will appreciate, if you let me have you critical opinion about the new format viz a viz the earlier one…
Continue to follow/visit the blog or more units.
Share the blog with friends.
Click below to begin.
Happy Learning!

How can one learn Physics/Science?

Over the last couple of days, quite a few students have sought tips to grasp the concepts in Physics. I am reproducing an earlier blog for their benefit……….
Read on…..
Although a lot can be said and discussed about the same, a very simple and straight forward answer comes to my mind.
By critical thinking alone!
The following excerpts from Feynman’s lecture in Physics say it all.
“A poet once said, ‘The whole universe is in a glass of wine.’
It is very true.
Look at a glass of wine closely enough to see the entire universe.
 
 It contains:
  • the twisting liquid which evaporates depending on the wind and weather, the reflection in the glass; and our imagination adds atoms.
  • a distillation of the earth’s rocks, and in its composition we see the secrets of the universe’s age, and the evolution of stars.
  • a  strange array of chemicals in the wine? How did they come to be?
  • the ferments, the enzymes, the substrates, and the products.There in wine is found the great generalization; all life is fermentation.
Divide this glass of wine, this universe, into parts — physics, biology, geology, astronomy, psychology, and so on to all other branches of knowledge.
Remember:  Nature does not know it!
Each one of has to think and learn on his own. After all  Science has its origin and existence only in our ability to think and analyze.
Not interested?
Enjoy: drink wine; throw the glass  and forget it all”.
THE MESSAGE IS LOUD AND CLEAR.

 No thinking! No Science!

OR

Listen to the message in this melodious style!

Happy learning!

Towards Examination (Physics) 2015 with Confidence………(Model Que. Ans.-Set 3 & Practice paper-3)

Dear students,

To give you an idea of the type of questions asked & the model answers thereof, here is the third of a series of solved questions set for you….

Sample Questions with Model Answers-3

Practice paper ( As per CBSE pattern)

Practice Paper-3

Feel free to talk to me for any subject related problem. The contact no. is in the blog. Please stick to the time schedule given in the blog…………

Happy Learning!

For Video lessons; Notes ; Practice material etc…..Visit

http://www.physicsbeckons.wordpress.com

PS: Your feedback is welcome.

Towards Examination (Physics) 2015 with Confidence………(Model Que. Ans.-Set 2 &Practice Paper-2)

Dear Students

In order to supplement your efforts, I will be posting five sets of Solved Questions with model answers. Set-! was posted yesterday. Here is the SET-2 for you.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE SAMPLE QUESTIONS WITH ANSWERS IS A LIST OF QUESTIONS & IS NOT SAMPLE PAPER.

Sample Questions with Model Answers-2

Please see the answers carefully.

Here is the practice paper-2 for you. The paper is as per CBSE pattern for 2015 examination.

PRACTICE PAPER-2

It is advised to go through the questions carefully to  understand what has been asked in the particular question. It is also important to rule out what has not been asked. The answers should be in accordance with the spirit of the language of the question.

Please try the unsolved papers in the schedule as per CBSE paper i.e. 10:15 AM to 13:30 PM. This will set your body clock accordingly.

Feel free to contact me in case you need any help. The contact no. is in the blog. Please stick to the time schedule mentioned.

Happy Learning!

PS: Errors & Omissions if any may please be notified.

Towards Examination (Physics) 2015 with Confidence………

Dear Students,

I hope you must have done well in English paper.

In order to supplement your efforts, I will be posting five sets of Solved Questions with model answers.

In addition I will also be posting one practice paper each day.

It is advised to go through the questions carefully to  understand what has been asked in the particular question. It is also important to rule out what has not been asked. The answers should be in accordance with the spirit of the language of the question.

Please try the unsolved papers in the schedule as per CBSE paper i.e. 10:15 AM to 13:30 PM. This will set your body clock accordingly.

Feel free to contact me in case you need any help. The contact no. is in the blog. Please stick to the time schedule mentioned.

Sample Ques with model answers-1

Practice Paper 1

Happy Learning!

Examination 2015: Countdown begins…..IV

The examination season has begun. The first crucial stage of C.B.S.E examination i.e.the practicals must be over by now. I hope you would have done well in the same.

Now is the right time to focus on the preparation for the theory examination.

I would suggest a two-pronged strategy, chapter-wise preparation & revision through CBSE paper.

Revise each unit carefully followed by written practice of the concepts and previous year CBSE problems.

For your benefit, I am posting some important revision problems in Unit I : Electrostatics as under.

Revision Problems in Electrostatics.

Problems from other units will be posted subsequently.

Along with unit-wise revision, it is advisable to go through one paper a day. You will find quite a few solved papers in this blog. I would suggest you to start with 5 marks questions first as these questions are generally direct and often repeated. Go through the questions very carefully and try to analyse the language of the same. A question is well-read if you clearly understand as to what has been asked & more importantly what has  not been asked.

Beginning now in right earnest and continuous effort will help you perform well in the board exams.

Feel free to write to me for any queries you may have.

Happy learning!

Examination 2015: Countdown begins…..III (Practicals).

Examination 2015: The Countdown Begins……III

The examination season has begun. The first crucial stage of C.B.S.E examination is the practical examination which must be on now or round the corner and would probably be over by 15th February 2015. This period offers you with a golden opportunity to prepare a few topics for the theory examination as well. The practical syllabus has 3 parts–

1.      Electricity

2.      Ray Optics

3.      Semiconductors

So before you go in for your practical examination, prepare these topics well.

Viva-voce questions for the three parts are being posted for you.

My personal experience over various years has shown that a large no. of students fail to perform well in Viva-voce even if they know the answers because they can’t express themselves.

So I would advise you to make a group (of students) if you have not done so far. Plan preparation and discuss the questions with each other. This will give you much needed practice and confidence to express yourself when you actually go for the viva; an important part of the practical examination.

Here are the questions for you:

Viva-voce- Electricity

Important diagrams:

  • Meter bridge
  • Potentiometer circuits
  • Conversion of galvanometer to ammeter & voltmeter

Viva-voce- Ray Optics

Important diagrams for this sub-unit

  • Ray diagrams for image formation by concave/convex mirrors and lenses
  • Path of light ray through prism (Derive relevant relations and memorise them)

Viva-Voce – Semiconductors 

Important diagrams for this sub-unit

  • Symbols of different types of diodes : pn junction, zener diode,LED etc.
  • Forward & Reverse biasing
  • Circuit for study of forward  & reverse characteristics of pn junction
  • Circuit for study of reverse ch of zener diode
  • Symbols of pnp and npn transistor
  • Circuit for study of characteristic curves of transistor in common emitter mode

It is also advisable to practice diagrams for half wave & full wave rectifier. The theory should be carefully prepared if the project you selected is based on electronic devices.

Needless to say that the practice will help you in CBSE theory exams well.

Remain relaxed when you are called for viva. Most of the examiners are friendly and will try to get the best out of you.

So get started.

HAPPY LEARNING!

All About Communication Systems……

Dear  Students,

It gives me pleasure to note that the series ‘ALL ABOUT…..’ clubbing the posts for every single Unit started a few days back with All About Electrostatics….as the first post was well received & appreciated.

Taking impetus from the response,a number of other units have also been clubbed.

The present ‘ALL ABOUT…..’ series by the author in ‘physicsbeckons’  is in line with our aim  to help you learn ‘Physics without fear’.

Here is ALL ABOUT Communication Systems for you…..

This unit in the CBSE class 12 syllabus carries about 5 marks and has a special advantage that generally direct questions are asked in this unit. The numerical problems in this unit are also very simple.

*The Videos

To be posted later

*The notes

Communication Systems-I

Communication Systems-II

Communication Systems-III

*The Assignment

Communication Systems

It is advisable to reinforce learning in the unit by trying to solve problems from Previous year papers.

Happy Learning!

All About Atoms & Nuclei………

Dear  Students,

It gives me pleasure to note that the series ‘ALL ABOUT…..’ clubbing the posts for every single Unit started a few days back with All About Electrostatics….as the first post was well received & appreciated.

Taking impetus from the response,a number of other units have also been clubbed.

The present ‘ALL ABOUT…..’ series by the author in ‘physicsbeckons’  is in line with our aim  to help you learn ‘Physics without fear’.

Here is ALL ABOUT Atoms & Nuclei for you…..

*The Videos

ATOMS & NUCLEI-I   (Thomson & Rutherford models of atom, their success and drawbacks, Alpha particle scattering experiment).

ATOMS & NUCLEI-II     ( Bohr’s theory of hydrogen atom, Expressions for orbital radii, orbital speed of the electrons &  Electron energy in different orbits of hydrogen atom. ).

ATOMS & NUCLEI-III    (Emission of spectral series in hydrogen atom)

*The notes

ATOMS & NUCLEI   

To be posted shortly

ATOMS & NUCLEI

Sample problems

*The Assignment

ATOMS & NUCLEI

To be posted shortly

It is advisable to reinforce learning in the unit by trying to solve problems from Previous year papers.

Happy Learning!