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Are you running out of time to study for the JAMB physics exam, struggling to cover the entire JAMB physics syllabus, or need to know where to focus your efforts due to limited time? If so, this article is for you.

The JAMB physics exam syllabus contains around 39 topics and after analyzing JAMB physics past questions, we realized the exam only includes a few questions from one topic. This means to be safe, you’ll need to have a comprehensive understanding of most of these topics, if not all. 

Reading through all these topics while also studying 3 other subjects can be a lot to deal with especially if you have limited time before the exam. Thankfully, we discovered there are specific topics that always get repeated year after year, and if you have a good knowledge of these topics, you are good to go! 

So, in this article, we will go straight to the point and list out 15 most repeated topics in the JAMB physics exam. We’ll not only list them but also explain these topics, how to understand them, and how they relate to one another. We’ll also show you what aspect of each topic to prioritize. 

Let’s go!

15 High Priority Topics to Study for JAMB Physics 2024

1. Dimension and Unit Analysis

It is important to understand how to analyze dimensions and units in correctly applying formulas. This includes knowing how to combine and manipulate different equations as you study physics. Knowing this will assist you in various calculations and help you solve questions more effectively.

2. Scalar and Vector Quantities

It is necessary to understand how to resolve vectors, work with triangular and parallelogram vectors, and break down vectors into different parts (for example, horizontal and vertical). These ideas are key in different physics areas, such as force and motion, and are crucial for answering related issues..

3. Work, Energy, and Power

Learning the basic formulas for work, energy, and power, including the relationship between them is important. These topics are simple yet important and often appear in the exam. These topics often appear in exams and are relatively simple to understand. Understanding work-energy principles and power calculations is vital.

4. Elasticity

You need to understand how to calculate elastic constants and work with Young’s modulus (tensile stress over tensile strain). This includes figuring out the original length, final length, force, and changes in length. Understanding these ideas is required when answering questions concerning material properties.

5. Machines

Study the efficiency, mechanical advantage, and velocity ratio of different types of machines. This includes levers, pulleys, and inclined planes.

6. Temperature and Measurement

Understand how to convert between temperature units (e.g., Celsius to Kelvin and vice versa) and how to use various temperature-measuring equipment. It is very important to understand these ideas in order to interpret data accurately and understand issues related to temperature.

7. Heat Energy

Read up on linear, area, and volume expansivity, as well as heat transport modes like conduction, convection, and radiation. Understanding heat equilibrium, such as when a hot object is placed in water, and calculating heat transfer is important.

8. Electricity

You need to understand static and current electricity, potential difference, resistance, and electromotive force. Also, learn how to calculate resistance in series and parallel circuits. Make sure you understand concepts such as Ohm’s law and power calculations in electrical circuits.

9. Gas Laws

The general gas equation (e.g., Boyle’s Law and Charles’s Law) is another commonly repeated topic. If you understand the underlying concept, it will help you most gas-related questions in the exam. Make sure you also read up on how changes in pressure, volume, and temperature affect gasses.

10. Forces

Know the major forces such as friction and Newton’s laws of motion. Learn how to apply the formula F = ma and ensure you understand principles such as impulse, momentum, and equilibrium of forces. These principles are necessary for solving force-related problems.

11. Motion

Motion is divided into two segments in physics. Learn the equations of motion and how to apply them to gravity and projectile scenarios. Also, make sure you understand concepts such as maximum height, how gravity influences velocity, and how to determine the speed and trajectory of moving objects.

12. Waves

Waves cover subtopics such as mechanical and electromagnetic waves, longitudinal and transverse waves, and their properties. Learn about sound waves, including speed, frequency, and wavelength.

13. Light

Under light, focus on lens and mirror formulas, reflection and refraction, and the behaviour of various lens types. Make sure you are clear on light dispersion and the formation of shadows. Also, learn how to use lens and mirror formulas to solve visual and light difficulties.

14. Capacitors

You need to study capacitors in series and parallel and how to calculate capacitance. Be familiar with basic capacitance theories and formulas, including how to calculate the charge, voltage, and energy stored in a capacitor.

15. Fields and Modern Physics

Study gravitational and magnetic fields, including field lines, strength, and potential. Under modern physics, cover concepts such as radioactivity and nuclear physics. Understand the properties of alpha, beta, and gamma particles, as well as the process of radioactive decay.

So if you are short on time or you want to do a quick revision and can’t cover all the topics in the syllabus before the exam, all you have to do is cover these 15 topics, practice as many past questions as possible preferably using a JAMB CBT App and voila! 

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