Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) examination is conducted for class 10th, under aegis of Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations. CISCE is a non-governmental board of school education in India, it was established in 1958 by the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate. Generally, it is considered as the toughest board exam in India.

TOPIC SUB- TOPIC DESCRIPTION  
BASIC MATHS GRAPH PLOTTING Plotting straight lines and parabolas
  BASIC CALCULUS Concepts of differentiation, differentiation chain rule, introduction to maxima and minima and discussion of simple problems of differentiation and maxima and minima,Basic concept of integration and discussion of Problem associated with it.
VECTOR VECTOR ADDITION AND FINDING RESULTANT OF VECTORS Concept of vectors, resultant vector addition and subtraction of vector
  PRODUCT OF VECTORS Scalar product or dot product, application of scalar product and cross product and vectors in physics
KINEMATICS MOTION IN ONE DIMENSION Motion in one Dimension, Application of graphs in kinematics , distance time graphs and acceleration time graphs, problem discussion related to Motion in 1D
  MOTION IN TWO DIMENSIONS: RELATIVE VELOCITY Theory and problem discussions of Relative Velocity, Further problem discussion of relative velocity , Classic problems of -Relative velocity , river boat , rain umbrella , etc.
Continuation of rain umbrella problem , theory of velocity of approach, introduction to theory of projectiles
  PROJECTILE MOTION. Further theory of projectile motion, equation of trajectory and related problems, Problem discussion of simple projectiles and theory and problem discussion of projectiles on an inclined plane, Problems of projectiles and theory of circular motion
  KINEMATICS OF CIRCULAR MOTION Acceleration in a curved path theory and discussion, Cases of angular acceleration in projectiles and introduction of Laws of motion
LAWS OF MOTION LAWS OF MOTION (PART-1)- (WITHOUT FRICTION) Introductory theory of Laws of motion , discussion of contact forces, Free body diagram problem solving using FBD techniques , Discussion about static equilibrium, Block pulley system , Wedge block system analysis and problem solving, Theory of pulley constraint problems and also wedge and block constraint relation
  LAWS OF MOTION (PART-2)- ( FRICTION AND CONSTRAINTS BASED PROB) Theory and problems related to frictional forces, theory of angle of friction, discussion of problems related with friction and constraint relations,Concept of inertial reference frame and pseudo forces, problem discussion on angle of friction, Problems of higher difficulty related to friction two or more blocks sliding over each other concepts of spring , springs in series and springs in parallel
  DYNAMICS OF CIRCULAR MOTION Concept of centripetal force and centrifugal force in circular motion, Circular motion, further problems related to particles attached to a string, concept of banking of roads, Circular Motion, case of conical pendulum , motion in a vertical circle
WORK POWER & ENERGY. CONCEPT OF WORK AND ITS CALCULATION concept of work , work done by a constant force, work done by a variable force, Work Done by Variable Force, work done in case of blocks sliding over each other with frictional force acting between them, Conservative forces, work energy theorem and problems based on it
  WORK ENERGY THEOREM, CONSERVATION OF MECHANICAL ENERGY THEOREM AND MECHANICAL POWER Work energy problems relayed to spring, blacks , wedges and objects attached to rope Work, Concept of mechanical work and power and problems related toit , potential energy curve Difficult problems related to potential energy curve and then related to friction, concept and problems of conservation of liner momentum conservative Mechanical Power
CENTER OF MASS AND COLLISION CENTER OF MASS Position, displacement and acceleration of center of mass of center of mass,
  CONSERVATION OF LINEAR MOMENTUM & ENERGY conservation of linear momentum and mechanical energy
  TWO BODY PROBLEMS AND REDUCED MASS Concept of reduced mass and related problem
  IMPULSE & COLLISION. concept of impulse and its calculation, Theory of Collision , elastic and inelastic collision and coefficient of restitutions and problems related to it, Discussion problems of collisions involving coefficient of restitution, Theory involving oblique collisions and problem discussions based on it
ROTATIONAL DYNAMICS CONCEPT OF TORQUE AND ROATIONAL EQUILIBRIUM Theory of torque , theory of couple, problems discussions based on rotational equilibrium, Further discussions of problems based on rotational equilibrium,
  MOMENT OF INERTIA Moment of inertia of bodies of different shapes, theorems of moment of MI about parallel and perpendicular axis, radius of gyration, applications of the theorems
  TORQUE EQUATIONAND ROLLING Concept of rolling, concept of torque equation, problems involving torque equations, rotational work and power, work energy theorem, discussion of difficult concepts of rolling, rolling under certain constraints and direction, nature of friction force in various cases of rolling
  ANGULAR MOMENTUM AND ANGULAR IMPULSE Concept of angular momentum, torque equals rate of change of angular momentum, spin angular momentum of disc, angular impulse concept and associated problems
  COLLISION OF RIGID BODIES Collision in rotation and translation , , kinetic energy for rotational and translational motion, work done by force on a rigid body, collision of a particle with a rigid body , Problem discussion of typical problems of collisions involving rotational dynamics
GRAVITATION  
  • Kepler’s law.
  • Newton’s law of gravitation.
  • gravitation field intensity of field strength.
  • Gravitational field strength due to a spherical shell of mass M.
  • Gravitational potential energy
  • Mechanical energy of an orbiting body.
  • Acceleration due to gravity
  • Escape velocity
  • A satellite orbiting around the earth.
  • Geostationary satellites.
  • Gravitation potential energy.
  • Variations in acceleration due to gravity with (i) altitude (ii) with depth.
  • Variation in g considering earth’s rotating
  • Weightlessness and time period of rotation problems related to time period of satellite and orbit radius of satellite and discussion of various illustration of gravitation.
FLUID MECHANICS. FLUID STATICS Concepts of fluid mechanics, pressure variations, U tube manometer theory, monomeric equation, Fluid statics and pressure , force acting on solid boundaries, variations of liquid pressure acting on a wall,fluids subjected to constant acceleration, case of a container containing fluid coming down an inclined plane, liquids in rotation, Archimedes principle, Discussion of Archimedes principle and related problems and discussion of various illustration of fluid statics
  FLUID DYNAMICS Types of flow, uniform and non-uniform flow, continuity equation, Bernoulli’s equation theory and problem discussion, potential energy and velocity of efflux, discussion of difficult problems of fluid mechanics, theory of venturymeter, pitot tubeFluid dynamics and discussion of various illustration of fluid dynamics
PROPERTIES OF MATTER ELASTICITY , STRESS AND STRAIN
  • Typical case of a vessel containing two layers of different liquids.
  • (property of matter)
  • Normal stress
  • Shearing stress or tangential stress
  • strains
  • Axial strains or longitudinal strain
  • Shearing strains
  • Stress strain diagram
  • Hooke’s curve
  • Hooke’s law & elastic module young’s modules
  • Young’s modules
  • Stress strain diagram
  • Question related to forces being applied in rods made up of different materials.
  • Analogous to springs with different spring constants
  • bulk modulus of elasticity
  • Energy stored in a deformed body
  SURFACE TENSION AND VISCOSITY
  • Concept of surface tension,
  • Measuring surface tension
  • Explanation of forces acting on a body which is resting on the liquid surface.
  • Calculating surface tension using the drop
  • Surface energy.
  • Surface tension and surface energy& problems related to it.
  • Pressure difference between the two slides curved liquid surfaces.
  • Discussion of a soap bubble.
  • Excess pressure in a soap bubble
  • Problem related to capillary action.
  • Cohesion & adhesion
  • Angle of contact.
  • Inclined tube capillary tube.
  • Viscosity conceptual theory
  • Coefficient of viscosity
  • Viscosity concept
  • Coefficient of viscosity concept discussion.
  • Newton’s and non newton’s fluids
  • Effect of temperature on viscosity
  • Viscosity versus sliding friction.
  • Similarities & dissimilarities.
  • Stoke’s law
  • Terminal velocity
SIMPLE HARMONIC MOTION VARIOUS PARAMETERS OF SHM Basic theory and concepts of S.H.M discussion of equation of S.H.M, concept of phase and its use in S.H.M equation Circular motion and S.H.M, differential equation of S.H.M, kinetic energy and potential energy of oscillating bodies, S.H.M of spring connected block, solutions using energy method, problems of S.H.M involving block S.H.M S.H.M equation and concept of phase, problem discussion related to S.H.M
  APPLICATION OF SHM IN DIFFERENT SITUATIONS Cases of spring block and pulley undergoing S.H.M and involving constraint relations discussion of some difficult problems of S.H.M
WAVES & ACOUSTICS PROGRESSIVE WAVE What is wave motion, type of waves longitudinal waves. Wave function problems related to it equation of sinusoidal travelling wave. Concept of phase difference, velocity of a particle vibrating in the medium. Problems discussion based on equation of a wave, Wave Speed, Velocity of a transverse wave in a tight string. Energy of a plane progressive wave Displacement and pressure waves. Intensity of the wave and related problem discussion. Intensity level of sound waves & sound level
  SUPERPOSITION OF WAVE
  • Superposition of waves.
  • Constructive and destructive interference.
  • Discussion of formation of beats and different problems
  • Stationary waves, Position of nodes,
  • and antinodes,Oscillations in strings and air columns. Harmonics
  • Resonance in air columns open at both ends.
  DOPPLER’S EFFECT Theory and concept discussion Discussion of questions related to Doppler effect Some complicated problems when source and observer may be at different angle rather than a straight line and discussion of various illustration of wave and acoustics.
HEAT AND THERMODYNAMICS THERMAL EXPANSION
  • Linear expansion
  • Coefficient of linear expression.
  • Area expansion
  • Volume expansion
  • Effect of temperature on the time period of a pendulum
  • Thermal stress and strain
  • Effect of temperature on density.
  • Thermal stress explained in great depth with suitable examples.
  • Apparent expansion of liquids
  CALORIMETRY
  • Mechanical equivalent of heat
  • Specific heat
  • Heat capacity
  • Water equivalent
  • Principle of calorimetry
  • Latent heat of fusion and vaporization
  • and discussion of related problems
  HEAT TRANSFER
  • Method of heat transfer
  • Conduction, Convection, Radiation
  • Fundamental law of heat conduction.
  • Electrical analogy for thermal conduction
  • Discussion with suitable example
  • Blackbody radiation
  • Absorptive power spectral absorptive power
  • Emissivity
  • Spectral emissivity power
  • Stefan’s law
  • Newton’s law of cooling.
  • Distribution of energy in the spectrum of black body.
  • Black body radiation graph
  • Wien’s displacement law.
  IDEAL GAS THEORY AND KINETIC THEROY OF GASES
  • Ideal gas law.
  • Isochoric process
  • Isobaric process
  • Isothermal process
  • Explained through suitable problem process for transferring energy.
  • Thermodynamical process
  • Adiabatic process.
  FIRST LAW OF THERMODYNAMICS AND SPECIFIC HEAT CAPACITY OF GASES Adiabatic process, constant volume process, cyclic process, Degree of freedom, Parameters for a mixture of gases (law of equvipartition energy) Equivalent specific heats, Suitable problem discussion, Good examples discussed related to 1st law of thermodynamics
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