p in an
electric field
E .
11. Two identical plane metallic surfaces A and B are kept parallel to each other in air separated by
a distance of 1.0cm as shown in the figure.
Surface A is given a positive potential of 10V and the outer surface of B is earthed. (i) What is
the magnitude and direction of the uniform electric field between points Y and Z? (ii) What is the
work done in moving a charge of 20 C from point X and point Y?
12. The two graphs drawn below, show the variation of electrostatic potential (V) with (r being
distance of the field point from the point charge) for two point charges q1 and q2.
A B
3cm
5cm
C
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(i) What are the signs of the two charges?
(ii) Which of the two charges has a larger magnitude and why? 2
3 MARKQUESTIONS
1. Three charges  2 C, 2 2 C and  2 C are arranged along a straight line as shown in the
figure. Calculate the total electric field intensity due to all these three charges at point P.
2. A point charge of +2C is kept fixed at the origin. Another point charge of +4C is brought from a
far off point to a point distance 50 cm from the origin. Calculate the electrostatic potential energy
of this two charge system.
Another charge of +1C is brought to a point distance 100 cm from each of these two charges
(assumed to be kept fixed). What is the work done?
3. An electric dipole of moment
E .Write the
expression for the torque
p located at points
1
r and
2
r respectively, find the direction of the
force on Q, due to q3 in terms of q1,q2,
1
r ,
2
r and
r .
5. Define the term electric dipole moment of a dipole and state its SI unit. Write expressions for the
(i) electric field due to a dipole, at a far off point on its axis
(ii) torque on a dipole in a uniform electric field. (2007 Compt)
6. Deduce an expression for the electric potential due to an electric dipole at any point on its axis.
Mention one contrasting feature of electric potential of a dipole at a point as compared to that due
to a single charge. (2007)
7. Define the term electric dipole moment. Is it scalar or vector?
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Deduce an expression for the electric field at a point on the equatorial plane of an electric dipole
of length 2a. (2009)
8. The following data was obtained for the dependence of the magnitude of electric field, with
distance, from a reference point O, within the charge distribution in the shaded region.
(i) Identify the charge distribution and justify your answer.
(ii) If the potential due to this charge distribution has a value V at the point A, what is its value at
the point A
/
?
5 MARK QUESTIONS
1. Define the term dipole moment
E .
(i) Prove that no translatory force acts on the dipole.
(ii) Hence prove that the torque acting on the dipole is given by pE Sin , indicating the direction
along which it acts.
(iii) How much work is required in turning the electric dipole, from the position of the most stable
equilibrium to the position of the most unstable equilibrium?
5. (i) Derive an expression for the torque experienced by an electric dipole kept in a uniform electric
field.
(ii) Calculate the work done to dissociate the system of three charges placed on the vertices of a
triangle as shown. Here q = 1.6 x 10
10
C. (2008)
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1 MARK QUESTIONS
1. Draw an equipotential surface for a system consisting of two charges Q,Q separated by a distance r
in air. (2008)
2. In the figure given below, X, Y represent parallel plate capacitors having the same area of the plates
and the same distance of separation between them. What is the relation between the energies stored
in the two capacitors?
3. 3. A metal plate is introduced between the plates of a charged parallel plate capacitor. What is the
effect on the capacitance of a capacitor? (2009)
4. How is the leakage of charge minimized from the Van de Graff generator?
5. The following graph shows the variation of charge Q, with voltage V, for two capacitors K and L.
In which capacitor is more electrostatic energy stored?
q
10cm 10 cm
4q 10cm +2q
L
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K
V
+ V 
r = 6
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6. A metal plate is introduced between the plates of a charged parallel plate capacitor. What is the
effect of the capacitance of the capacitor? (2009)
7. State Gausss law in electrostatics. (2008 C)
8. Define the term dielectric constant of a medium in terms of capacitance of a capacitor. (2006)
2 MARK QUESTIONS
1. State Gauss's theorem in electrostatics. Apply this theorem to derive an expression for electric field
intensity at a point near an infinitely long straight charged wire. (2007)
2. An 800pF capacitor is charged by a 100 V battery. After some time the battery is disconnected.
The capacitor is then connected to another 800pF capacitor. What is the electrostatic energy
stored? (2009)
3. Two capacitors of capacitance 3F and 6F are charged to potentials 2V and 6V respectively. These
two charged capacitors are connected in parallel. Find the charge across each of the capacitors
now.
4. A point charge causes an electric flux of 3 x 10
4
Nm
2
/C to pass through a spherical Gaussian
surface.
(i)Calculate the value of the point charge.
(ii) If the radius of the Gaussian surface is doubled, how much flux would pass through the
surface?
5. Figure shows a sheet of aluminium foil of negligible thickness placed between the plates of a
capacitor. How will its capacitance be affected if
(i) the foil is electrically insulated ?
(ii) The foil is connected to the upper plate with a conducting wire? (2009)
6. Define electric flux. Write its S.I. units. A spherical rubber balloon carries a charge
that is uniformly distributed over its surface. As the balloon is blown up and increases in size, how
does the total electric flux coming out of the surface change ? Give reason. (2007)
7. A spherical Gaussian surface encloses a charge of 8.85 x 10
10
C.
(i) Calculate the electric flux passing through the surface.
(ii) How would the flux change if the radius of the Gaussian surface is doubled and why?(2007)
8. Two large parallel thin metallic plates are placed close to each other. The plates have surface
charge densities of opposite signs and of magnitude 20 x 10
12
c/m
2
. Calculate the electric field
intensity (i) in the outer region of the plates and (ii) in the interior region between the plates.
9. Use Gausss theorem to calculate the electrostatic field due to a uniformly charged infinite plane
sheet of charge. (2007)
10. Use Gausss theorem to prove that, for external points, the field due to a uniformly charged
spherical shell as its entire charge were concentrated at its centre. (2007 C)
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11. The adjoining figure shows the variation of potential V with distance X for a given charge
distribution. From the points marked A,B and C, identify the point at which the electric field is (i)
zero (ii) maximum. ( Sam.paper 2002)
3 MARKQUESTIONS
1. Explain the underlying principle of working of a parallel plate capacitor.
If two similar plates, each of area A, having surface charge densities + and  are separated by a
distance d in air, write expressions for
(i) the electric field at points between the two plates.
(ii) the potential difference between the plates.
(iii) the capacitance of the capacitor so formed. (2007)
2. A parallel plate capacitor, each with plate area A and separation d, is charged to a potential
difference V. The battery used to charge it is then disconnected. A dielectric slab of thickness d
and dielectric constant K is now placed between the plates. What change, if any, will take place in
(i) charge on the plates
(ii) electric field intensity between the plates
(iii) capacitance of the capacitor. Justify your answer in each case. (2007)
3. A parallel plate capacitor has its two plates kept 0.02m apart. A dielectric slab, of thickness 0.01m,
is introduced between the plates with its faces parallel to them. The distance between the plates is
readjusted to make the capacity of the capacitor 2/3
rd
of its original value. Given the dielectric
constant of the slab =5, find the new distance between the plates. (2007)
4. Two capacitors with capacity C1 and C2 are charged to potential V1 and V2 respectively and then
connected in parallel. Calculate the common potential across the combination, the charge on each
capacitor, the electrostatic energy stored in the system and the change in the electrostatic energy
from its initial value.
5. State Gausss theorem. Show by using suitable example, that this theorem is based on Coulombs
inverse square law.
6. The two plates of a parallel plate capacitor are 5mm apart. A slab of thickness 4mm is introduced
between the plates with its face parallel to them. The distance between the plates is adjusted so that
C
V
X
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the capacitance of the capacitor becomes equal to its original value. If the new distance between
the plates equals 8mm, what is the dielectric constant of the dielectric used? (2008C)
7. Derive the expression for the energy stored in a parallel plate capacitor with air between the plates.
How does the stored energy change if air is replaced by a medium of dielectric constant K?
(2006C)
8. Explain the underlying principle of working of a parallel plate capacitor. If two similar plates, each
of area A having surface charge densities + and  are separated by a distance d in air, write
expressions for
1. the electric field at points between the two plates.
2. the potential difference between the plates.
3. the capacitance of the capacitor so formed. (2007)
9. Two point charges q
1
= +5.4 x 10
6
C
and q
2
=5.4 x 10
6
C are located at the points A (0,5) and b
(0, +5) respectively in the xy plane, the distances being measured in meter. Draw a schematic
diagram and calculate the electric dipole moment of this charge system. Mark one point each in the
diagram where the electric field of this charge system is
a) parallel to its dipole moment
b) anti parallel to its dipole moment. ( Sam.paper 2002)
10. Three hollow concentric spheres A, B and C having radii a, b, and c (a <b< c ) have uniform
surface charge densities + ,  and + respectively. Compute the electric potential at the surface
of each sphere.
( Sam.paper 2002)
5 MARK QUESTIONS
1. (i) Derive an expression for the energy stored in a parallel plate capacitor C, charged to a potential
difference V. (ii) Obtain the equivalent capacitance of the network given below. For a supply of
300V, determine the charge and voltage across C
4
. (2008)
2. Explain the principle on which Vande Graff generator operates. Draw a labelled schematic sketch
and write briefly its working.
A Van de Graff type generator is capable of building up potential difference of 15 x 10
6
V, The
dielectric strength of the gas surrounding the electrode is 5x 10
7
Vm
1
. What is the minimum radius
of the spherical shell required? (2008)
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3. Derive the expression for the energy stored in a parallel plate capacitor of capacitance C with air as
medium between its plates having charges Q and Q. Show that this energy can be expressed in
terms of electric field as
2
1
0
E
2
Ad where A is the area of each plate and d is the separation
between the plates.
How will the energy stored in a fully charged capacitor change when the separation between the
plates is doubled and a dielectric medium of dielectric constant 4 is introduced between the plates?
(2007)
4. (i) What is an equipotential surface? Draw schematically equipotential surface corresponding to a
field that uniformly increases in magnitude but remains constant, say in the zdirection.
(ii) Using Gausss law deduce an expression for the electric field at a point near an infinitely long
straight uniformly charged wire. (2008)
6. Use Gausss law to obtain an expression for the electric field due to an infinitely long straight
uniformly charged wire.
Electric field in the above figure is directed along + X direction and given by Ex = 5Ax + 2B,
where E is in NC
1
and x is in metre, A and B are constants with dimensions.
Talking A = 10 NC
1
m
1
and B = 5NC
1
calculate.
(i) the electric flux through the cube.
(ii) net charge enclosed within the cube. (2008)
7. Obtain an expression for the capacitance of a parallel plate (air) capacitor.
The given figure shows a network of five capacitors connected to a 100V supply. Calculate the
total charge and energy stored in the network.
8. Using Gausss law, derive an expression for the electric field intensity at any point outside a
uniformly charged thin spherical shell of radius R and charge density C/m
2
. Draw the field
lines when the charge density of the sphere is (i) positive (ii) negative.
(ii) A uniformly charged conducting sphere, 2.5m in diameter, has a surface charge density of
100C/m
2
. Calculate (i) charge on the sphere. (ii) total electric flux passing through the sphere(08)
9. Define the terms (i) Capacitance of a capacitor (ii) dielectric strength of a dielectric. When a
dielectric is inserted between the plates of a charged parallel plate capacitor, fully occupying the
intervening region, how does the polarization of the of the dielectric medium affect the net electric
field? For linear dielectrics, show that the introduction of a dielectric increases its capacitance by a
factor K, (2008 C)
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10. (a) Define electric flux. Write its SI unit. (b) A uniform electric field
E = E
x
i
E =  E
x
i
N/C for x< 0 are given. A right circular cylinder of length l cm and radius r cm has its
centre at the origin and its axis along the xaxis. Find out the net outward flux. Using Gausss law,
write the expression for the net charge within the cylinder. (2008 C)
1 MARK QUESTIONS
1. A steady current flows in a metallic conductor of nonuniform crosssection. Which of these
quantities is constant along the conductor:
Current, current density, drift speed, electric field? (2009)
2. Write an expression for the resistivity of a metallic conductor showing its variation over a limited
range of temperatures. (2008 Compt)
3. A physical quantity associated with electrical conductivity, has the SI unit Ohm meter. Identify this
physical quantity. (2008 Compt)
4. A (i) series (ii) parallel combination of two given resistors is connected, one by one, across a cell. In
which case will the terminal potential difference, across the cell have a higher value?
(2008 Compt)
2 MARK QUESTIONS
1. The following graph shows the variation of terminal potential difference V, across a combination
of 3 cells in series to a resistor, versus current i:
(i) Calculate the emf of each cell.
(ii) For what current i, will the power dissipation of the circuit be maximum? (2008)
2. Two wires X,Y have the same resistivity, but their crosssectional areas are in the ratio 2:3 and
lengths in the ratio 1:2. They are first connected in series and then parallel to a d.c source. Find out
the ratio of the drift speeds of the electrons in the two wires for the two cases. (2008)
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3. A voltage of 30 V is applied across a carbon resistor with first, second and third rings of blue, black
and yellow colours respectively. Calculate the value of current, in mA, through the resistor.
(2007)
4. A cylindrical metallic wire is stretched to increase its length by 5%. Calculate the percentage
change in its resistance. (2007)
5. A series combination of a 2K resistance and a 1K resistor is connected across a battery of emf
6Vand negligible internal resistance. The potential drop across the 2Kresistor is measured by (i)
a 30 K voltmeter (ii) a 1K voltmeter and (iii) both these voltmeters connected across it. If the
voltmeter readings in the three cases are V1,V2 and V3 respectively, arrange these readings in the
descending order.
How will these readings compare with one another if the potential drops were measured across the
series combination of the 2K and the 1K resistor? i.e. across the points A and B.
(Sample paper 2007)
6. Under what condition is the heat produced in an electric circuit
(i) directly proportional
(ii) Inversely proportional to the resistance of the circuit? (Sample paper 2007)
7. The IV characteristics of a resistor are observed to deviate from a straight line for higher values of
current as shown below. Why?
8. Explain how electron mobility changes for a good conductor when (i) the temperature of the
conductor is decreased at constant potential difference and (ii) applied potential difference is
doubled at constant temperature. (2006 C)
9. Write the mathematical relation between mobility and drift velocity of charge carriers in a
conductor. Name the mobile charge carriers responsible for conduction of electric current in (i) an
electrolyte (ii) an ionized gas. (2006)
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9. You are given a resistors, each of resistance r. These are first connected to get minimum possible
resistance. In the second case, these are again connected differently to get maximum possible
resistance. Compute the ratio between the minimum and maximum values of resistance so
obtained. (2006)
10. Draw a circuit diagram using a metre bridge and write the necessary mathematical relation used to
determine the value of an unknown resistance. Why cannot such an arrangement be used for
measuring very low resistances? (2006)
11. Two identical cells, of emf 1.5 V each are joined in parallel providing supply to an external circuit
consisting of two resistors of 13 each joined in parallel. A very high resistance voltmeter
reads the terminal voltage of the cells to be 1.4 V. Find the internal
resistance of each cell. (2005)
3 MARKQUESTIONS
1. (i) State the principle of working of a potentiometer.
(ii) Figure shows the circuit diagram of a potentiometer for determining the emf of a cell of
negligible internal resistance.
(a) What is the purpose of using high resistance R
2
?
(b) How does the position of balance point J change when the resistance R
1
is decreased
(c) Why cannot the balance point be obtained (i) when the emf E is greater than 2V, and
(ii) when the key K is closed? (2009)
2. State Kirchhoffs rules. Use Kirchoffs rules to show that no current flows in the given circuit.
(2009)
E 1=2V r1
E2=2V r2
3. A resistance R=5 is connected to one of the gaps in a meter bridge which uses a wire of length
1m.An unknown resistance X >5 is connected in the other gap as shown in the figure.The
balance point is noticed at l cm from the positive end of the battery.On interchanging R and X
it was found that the balance point further shifts by 20 cm away from end A. Neglecting the
end correction, calculate the value of unknown resistance X used.
(2008)
2V R1
J
A E B
R2
Key
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4. Draw the circuit diagram of a potentiometer which can be used to determine the internal resistance
(r) of a given cell of emf E. Explain briefly how the internal resistance of the cell is determined.
(2008 Compt)
5. Draw a circuit showing a Wheatstone bridge. Use Kirchoffs rule to obtain the balance condition in
terms of the values of the four resistors for the galvanometer to give null deflection.
(2008 Compt)
6. For the potentiometer circuit shown in the given figure, points X and Y represent the two terminals
of an unknown emf E'. A student observed that when the jockey in moved from the end A to the
end B of the potentiometer wire, the deflection in the
galvanometer remains in the same direction.
What may be the two possible faults in the circuit that could result in this observation? If the
galvanometer deflection at the end B is (i) more, (ii) less, than that at the end A, which of the two
faults, listed above, would be there in the circuit? Give reasons in support of your answer in each
case. (2007)
7. The given figure shows a network of resistances R1, R2, R3 and R4.n Using Kirchhoff's laws,
establish the balance condition for the network.
8. State Kirchhoff's rules of current distribution in an electrical network. Using these rules determine
the value of the current I1 in the electric circuit given below. (2007)
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9. Write the mathematical relation for the resistivity of a material in terms of relaxation time, number
density and mass and charge of charge carriers in it. Explain, using this relation, why the resistivity
of a metal increases and that of a semiconductor decreases with rise in temperature. (2007)
10. On what principle does a meter bridge work? Draw a circuit diagram and explain how this device
can be used for determination of an unknown resistance. (2007)
11. Define the term current density of a metallic conductor. Deduce the relation connecting current
density (J) and the coductivity of the conductor, when an electric field E, is applied to it.
12. 4 cells of identical emf E, internal resistance r, are connected in series to a variable resistor. The
following graph shows the variation of terminal voltage of the combination with the current
output:
(i) What is the emf of each cell used?
(ii) For what current from the cells, does maximum power dissipation occur in the circuit?
(iii) Calculate the internal resistance of each cell. (2006C)
13. Two cells E
1
and E
2
in the given circuit diagram have an emf of 5 V and 9 V and internal
resistance of 0.3 and 1.2 respectively.
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Calculate the value of current flowing through the resistance of 3.
14. Define the term 'resistivity' and write its S.I. unit. Derive the expression for the
resistivity of a conductor in terms of number density of free electrons and relaxation time.
15. State the principle of potentiometer. Draw a circuit diagram used to compare the e.m.f.
of two primary cells. Write the formula used. How can the sensitivity of a potentiometer be
increased ?
16. A heating element using nichrome connected to a 230 V supply draws an intial current
of 3.2 A which settles after a few seconds at a steady value of 2.8 A. What is the
steady temperature of the heating element if the room temperature is 27 C ?
Temperature coefficient of resistance of nichrome averaged over the temperature range involved is
1.710
4
C
1
.
5 MARK QUESTIONS
1. A cell of unkonown emf E and internal resistance r, two unknown resistances R1 and R2 (R2>R1) and
a perfect ammeter are given. The current in the circuit is measured in five different situations: (i)
Without any external resistance in the curcuit, (ii) With resistance R1 only, (iii) With resistance R2
only, (iv) With both R1 and R2 used in series combination and (v) With R1 and R2 used in parallel
combination. The current obtained in the five cases are 0.42A, 0.6A, 1.05A, 1.4A, and 4.2A, but
not necessarily in that order. Identify the currents in the five cases listed above and calculate E, r,
R1 and R2.
2. Describe the formula for the equivalent EMF and internal resistance for the parallel combination of
two cells with EMF E1 and E2 and internal resistances r1 and r2 respectively. What is the
corresponding formula for the series combination? Two cells of EMF 1V, 2V and internal
resistances 2 and 1 respectively are connected in (i) series, (ii) parallel. What should be the
external resistance in the circuit so that the current through the resistance be
the same in the two cases? In which case more heat is generated in the cells ? (2007 Sample
paper)
3. State Kirchoffs laws of an electrical network. Using Kirchoffs laws, calculate the potential
difference across the 8 ohm resistor.
4. State the working principle of a potentiometer. Explain, with the help of a circuit diagram, how
the emf of two primary cells are compared by using a potentiometer.
In a potentiometer arrangement, a cell of emf 1.20 volt gives a balance point at 30 cm length of
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the wire. This cell is now replaced by another cell of unknown emf. If the ratio of the emfs of
the two
5. cells is 1.5, calculate the difference in the balancing length of the potentiometer wire in the two
cases.
1 MARK QUESTIONS
1. Magnetic field line can be entirely confined within the core of of a toroid, but not
within a straight solenoid. Why? (2009)
2. An electron does not suffer any deflection while passing through a region of uniform
magnetic field. What is the direction of the magnetic field? (2009)
3. The coils in certain galvanometers have a fixed core made of a nonmagnetic material.
Why does the oscillating coil come to rest quickly in such a core? (2008 Compt)
4. How does the value of the maximum safe current, through a galvanometer change, when its
coil is shunted by a low resistance? (2008 Compt)
5. What is the direction of the force acting on a charged particle q, moving with a velocity v in a
uniform magnetic field B ? (2008)
6. An electron is moving a along +ve xaxis in the presence of uniform magnetic field along
+ ve yaxis. What is the direction of the force acting on it? (2007)
7. An particle and a proton are moving in the plane of the paper in a region where there is a uniform
magnetic field (B) directed normal to the plane of the paper. If the two particles have equal linear
momenta, what will be the ratio of the radii of their trajectories in the field?
(2008 Sam.paper)
8. Write two properties of a material used as a suspension wire in a moving coil galvanometer.
(2006 Compt)
9. Why a cyclotron is not suitable to accelerate electrons?
2 MARK QUESTIONS
1. A point charge is moving with a constant velocity perpendicular to a uniform magnetic
field as shown in the figure. What should be the magnitude and direction of
the electric field so that the particle moves undeviated along the same path?
(2009)
2. A wire of length L is bent round in the form of a coil having N turns of same radius.
If a steady current I flows through it in a clockwise direction, find the magnitude and
direction of the magnetic field produced at its centre. (2009)
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3. A charge q moving along the x axis with a velocity v is subjected to a uniform
magnetic field B acting along the zaxis as it crosses the origin O.
(i) Trace its trajectory.
(ii) Does the charge gain KE as it enters the magnetic field? Justify your answer. (2009)
4. State Biot Savart law. A current I flows in a conductor placed perpendicular to the
plane of the paper. Indicate the direction of the magnetic field due to a small current
element
E and
B are present. It passes through the region without any change in its
velocity. What can we conclude about the
(i) Relative directions of
v ,
E , and
B ?
(ii) Magnitudes of
E , and
B ?
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11. A student records the following data for the magnitudes (B) of the magnetic field at axial points at
different distances x from the centre of a circular coil of radius a carrying a current I. Verify (for
any two) that these observations are in good agreement with the expected theoretical variation of B
with x.
(2008 Sam.paper)
12. In the figure, the straight wire AB is fixed while the loop is free to move under the influence of the
electric currents flowing in them. In which direction does the loop begin to move? Give reason for
your answer.
3 MARK QUESTIONS
1. Deduce an expression for the torque experienced by a rectangular loop carrying a steady
current I and placed in uniform magnetic field B
r
. Indicate the direction of torque acting
on the loop. (2009)
2. Deduce an expression for the magnetic dipole moment of an electron revolving
around the nucleus in a circular orbit of radius r. Indicate the direction of magnetic
dipole moment. (2009)
3. Derive an expression for the force per unit length between two long straight parallel
current carrying conductors. Hence define one Ampere. (2009)
4. Explain the principle and working of a cyclotron with the help of a schematic diagram.
Write the expression for cyclotron frequency. (2009)
5. Depict the field line pattern due to a current carrying solenoid of finite length.
(i) in what way do these lines differ from those due to an electric dipole.?
(ii) Why cant two magnetic field lines intersect each other? (2009)
6.A solenoid, of length 1m has a radius of 1cm, and has a total of 1000turnswound on it.
It carries a current of 5A.Calculate the magnitude of the axial magnetic field inside
the solenoid .If an electron were to move with a speed of 10
4
ms
1
along the axis
of this current carrying solenoid, what would be the force experienced by this
electron? (2008 Compt)
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7.A long straight wire of circular cross section, of radius a carries a steady current I. The current is
uniformly distributed across the crosssection of the wire. Use Amperes circuital law to show that
the magnetic field , due to this wire in the region inside the wire increases in direct proportion to
the distance of the field point from the axis of the wire.
Write the value of this magnetic field on the surface of the wire. (2008 Compt)
8. Write the expression for the force acting on a charged particle of charge q moving with velocity in
the presence of magnetic field. Show that in the presence of this force
(i) the kinetic energy of the particle does not change.
(ii) its instantaneous power is zero. (2007)
5 MARK QUESTIONS
1. Draw a schematic sketch of a cyclotron. Explain briefly how it works and how it is used to
accelerate the charged particles.
(i) Show that the time period of ions in a cyclotron is independent of both the speeds and radius
of circular path.
(ii) What is resonance condition? How is it used to accelerate charged particles? (2009)
2. (i) Derive an expression for the force per unit length between two long straight parallel current
carrying conductors carrying currents.I
1
and I
2
in the same direction.
Depict the pattern of magnetic field lines around them.
(ii) A rectangular current carrying loop EFGH is kept in a uniform magnetic field as shown in the
figure.
(a) What is the direction of the magnetic moment of the current loop?
(b) When is the torque actin on the loop (A) maximum (B) zero? (2009)
3. (a) Using BiotSavarts law, derive an expression for the magnetic field at the centre of a
circular coil of radius R, number of turns N, carrying current i.
(b) Two small identical circular coils marked 1, 2 carry equal currents and are placed with their
geometric axes perpendicular to each other as shown in the figure. Derive an expression for
the resultant magnetic field at O.
E F
I II
G H
N S
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4. Draw a schematic diagram of a cyclotron. Explain its underlying principle and working,
stating clearly the function of the electric and magnetic fields applied on a charged particle.
Deduce an expression for the period of revolution and show that it does not depend on the
speed of the charged particle. (2008)
5. Draw a labelled diagram of a moving coil galvanometer. State the principle on which it works.
Deduce an expression for the torque acting on a rectangular current carrying loop kept in a
uniform magnetic field. Write two factors on which the current sensitivity of a moving coil
galvanometer depend. (2007)
6. Explain, with the help of a labelled diagram, the principle and construction of a cyclotron.
Deduce an expression for the cyclotron frequency and show that it does not depend on
the speed of the charged particle. (2007)
7. State BiotSavart law. Use it to derive an expression for the magnetic field at the centre of a
circular loop of radius R carrying a steady current I. Sketch the magnetic field lines for such a
current carrying loop. (2007
8. (i) Describe an expression for the magnetic field at a point on the axis of a current carrying circular
loop.
(ii) Two coaxial circular loops L1 and L2 of radii 3cm and 4cm are placed as shown. What should be
the magnitude and direction of the current in the loop L2 so that the net magnetic field at the
point O be zero?
(2008 Sam. Paper)
9. (i) What is the relationship between the current and the magnetic moment of a current carrying
circular loop? Use the expression to derive the relation between the magnetic moment of an
electron moving in a circle and its related angular momentum?
(ii) A muon is a particle that has the same charge as an electron but is 200 times heavier than it. If
we had an atom in which the muon revolves around a proton instead of an electron, what would
be the magnetic moment of the muon in the ground state of such an atom?
(2008 Sam. Paper)
10. Derive an expression for the magnetic field along the axis of an aircored solenoid, using
Amperes circuital law.
Sketch the magnetic field lines for a finite solenoid. Explain why the field at the exterior midpoint
is weak while at the interior it is uniform and strong.
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1 MARK QUESTIONS
1. Why should the material used for making permanent magnets have high coercivity?
(2007)
2. A (hypothetical) bar magnet (AB) is cut into two equal parts. One part is now kept over the other, so
that pole C2 is above C1. If M is the magnetic moment of the original magnet, what would be the
magnetic moment of the combination so formed? (2008
Sam.Paper)
3. What type of magnetic material is used in making permanent magnets?
4. Horizontal component of Earth's magnetic field at a place is 3 times the vertical component. What
is the value of angle of dip at this place?
5. Horizontal component and vertical component of Earth's magnetic field at a place are equal. what is
the value of angle of dip at this place?
6. What is the value of the horizontal component of the earth's magnetic field at magnetic poles?
7. Write the SI unit of (i) magnetic pole strength (ii) magnetic dipole moment of a bar magnet.
8. Why do magnetic lines of force prefer to pass through ferromagnetic substance thaan through air?
2 MARK QUESTIONS
1. Define magnetic susceptibility of a material. Name two elements, one having positive
susceptibility and the other having negative susceptibility. What does negative susceptibility
signify?
(2008)
2. Define the terms magnetic inclination and horizontal component of Earth's magnetic field at a place.
Establish the relationship between the two with the help of the diagram.
3. An electron in an atoms revolves around the nucleus in an orbit of radius 0.53 A. Calculate the
equivalent magnetic moment if the frequency of revolution of electron is 6.8 x 10
9
MHz.
4. Explain with the help of diagram the terms (i) magnetic declination and (ii) angle of dip at a given
place.
5. Define neutral point. Draw magnetic lines of force when two identical magnets are placed at a finite
distance apart with their Npoles facing each other. Locate the neutral point.
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6. Derive an expression for the potential energy of a magnetic dipole of dipole moment
M in a
uniform magnetic field
B .
7. State and illustrate Curies law in magnetism.
8. A magnetized needle is placed 30 with the direction of uniform magnetic field of intensity 3x 10
2
T. The torque acting on the needle is 7.2 x10
4
J.Calculate the magnetic moment of the needle.
3 MARK QUESTIONS
1. (i) What happens when a diamagnetic substance is placed in a varying magnetic field?
(ii) Name the properties of a magnetic material that make it suitable for making a (a) permanent
magnet and (b) core of an electromagnet.
(2009)
2. (i) How does the angle of dip change as one goes from magnetic pole to magnetic equator of the
earth?
(ii) A uniform magnetic field gets modified as shown below when two specimens X and Y are
placed in it. Identify whether specimens X and Y are diamagnetic , paramagnetic, or
ferromagnetic.(2009)
3. If stands for the magnetic susceptibility of a given material , identify the class of materials for
which (i) 1 < 0
(ii) 0 < < ( stands for a small positive number)
(a) Write the range of relative magnetc permeability of these materials.
(b) Draw the pattern of the magnetic field lines when these materials are placed in an
external magnetic field. (2008
Compt)
4. Name three elements required to specify the earths magnetic field at a place. Draw a labeled
diagram to define these elements. Explain briefly how these elements are determined to find
out the magnetic field at a given place on the surface of the earth. (2008
Compt)
5. Name and define the two elements of the earths magnetic field otherthan the horizontal component
Earths magnetic field.
Why do say that at places like Delhiand Mumbai, a magnetic needle shows the true north direction
quiet accurately as compared to other places in India. (2008
Compt)
6.Draw the field lines of (a) a bar magnet (b) a current carrying finite solenoid and (c) an electric
dipole.
What basic difference do you notice between the magnetic and electric field lines? How do
you explain this difference? (2008
Compt)
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7. Three identical specimens of magnetic materials Nickel, Antimony, Aluminium are kept in a non
uniform magnetic field. Draw the modification in the field lines in each case. Justify your answer
8. Why does a paramagnetic substance display greater magnetization for the same magnetizing field
when cooled? How does a diamagnetic substance respond to similar temperature changes?
9. Two similar bars made from two different materials P and Q, are placed, onebyone, in a non
uniform magnetic field. It is observed that
(i) bar P tends to move from the weak to the strong field region.
(ii) bar Q tends to move from the strong to the weak field region.
What is the nature of the magnetic materials used for making these two bars? Show, with the help of
a diagram, the behaviour of the field lines, due to an external magnetic field, near each of these two
bars.
10. A short bar magnet placed with its axis inclined at 30
0
to the external magnetic field of 800 G
acting horizontally experiences a torque of 0.016 Nm. Calculate
(i) the magnetic moment of the magnet,
(ii) the work done by an external force in moving it from most stable to most unstable position.
(iii) What is the work done by the force due to the external magnetic field in the process mentioned
in (ii)?
5 MARK QUESTIONS
1. Distinguish the magnetic properties of dia, para and ferromagnetic substances in terms of
(i) susceptibility, (ii) magnetic permeability and (iii) coercivity. Give one example of each of
these materials. Draw the field lines due to an external magnetic field near a (i) diamagnetic,
(ii) paramagnetic substance.
(2007)
1 MARK QUESTIONS
1. Define selfinductance. Give its SI units.
(2009)
2. State the Faradays law of electromagnetic induction.
(2009)
3. Define mutual inductance. Give its SI unit.
(2009)
4. A rectangular wire frame, shown below, is placed in a uniform magnetic field directed upward and
normal to the plane of the paper. The part AB is connected to a spring. The spring is stretched and
released when the wire AB has come to the position AB (t=0). How would the induced emf vary
with time? Neglect damping. (2008 Sam.paper)
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5. The electric current in a wire in the direction from B to A is decreasing. What is the direction of
induced current in the metallic loop kept above the wire as shown in the figure?
2 MARK QUESTIONS
1. The flux linked with a large circular coil, of radius R is 0.5 x103Wb when a current of 0.5A
flows through small neighbouring coil of radius r. Calculate the coefficient of mutual inductance
for the given pair of coil. If the current through the small coil suddenly falls to zero, what
would be its effect in the larger coil ? (2008
Compt)
2. Define the coefficient of mutual inductance and write its SI units.
Obtain the mutual inductance of a pair of circular coils of radii r
1
and r
2
such that r
1
<< r
2
.
The coils have been placed coaxially with their centers coinciding. (2008
Compt)
3. Calculate the current drawn by the primary of a transformer which steps down 200 V to 20 V to
operate a device of resistance20 . Assume the efficiency of the transformer to be 80%.
(2007)
4. Figure shows two long coaxial solenoids, each of length L. The outer solenoid has an area of
cross section A and number of turns/ length n1 . The corresponding values for the inner solenoid
are A2 and n2. Write the expression for self inductance L1, L2 of the two coils and their mutual
inductance M. Hence show that M<
2 1
L L . (2008 Sam.paper)
5. A conducting rod of length l is moved in a magnetic field of magnitude B with velocity v such
that the arrangement is mutually perpendicular. Prove that the emf induced in the rod
is E = B / v. (2006
Compt)
6. A rectangular coil of area A, having number of turns N is at f revolutions per second in a uniform
magnetic field B, the field being perpendicular to the coil Prove that the maximum emf induced in
the coil is . (2006
Compt)
7. Prove that an ideal capacitor, in an a.c. circuit does not dissipate power.
(2008)
8. Derive an expression for the impedance of a.c. circuit consisting of an inductor and a resistor.(2008)
9. Distinguish between the terms 'average value' and 'rms value' of an alternating current. The
instantaneous current from an a.c. source is I = 5 sin (314 t) ampere. What are the average and
rms values of the current?
(2007)
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10. An electric bulb B and a parallel plate capacitor C are connected in series to the a.c. mains as
shown in the given figure. The bulb glows with some brightness. How will the glow of the bulb be
affected on introducing a dielectric slab between the plates of the capacitor ? Give reasons in support
of your answer.
(2007)
11. Calculate the current drawn by the primary of a transformer which steps down 200 V to
20 V to operate a device of resistance. Assume the efficiency of the transformer to be 80%.
(2007)
12. An a.c. voltage of 100 V, 50 Hz is connected across a 20 ohm resistor and mH inductor in series.
Calculate (i) impedance of the circuit, (ii) rms current in the circuit
(2007)
13. An aircore solenoid is connected to an a.c source and a bulb. If an ironcore is inserted in the
solenoid, how does the brightness of a bulb change? Give reasons.
14. Derive expression for the mutual inductance of a pair of coaxial solenoids having number of
turns N
1
and N
2
.
15. Define the term selfinductance Give its unit. Write an expression for the energy stored in an
inductor when a steady current I is passed through it. Is this energy electrical or magnetic
16. A bar magnet M is dropped so that it falls vertically through the coil C. The graph obtained for
voltage produced across the coil vs. time is shown in figure (b).
(i) Explain the shape of the graph.
(ii) Why is the negative peak longer than the positive peak?
17. In the circuit shown below, R represents an electric bulb. If the frequency of the supply is doubled,
how should
the values of C and L be changed so that the glow in the bulb remains unchanged?
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18. An air cored coil L and a bulb B are connected in series to the ac mains as shows in the given
figure
The bulb glows with some brightness. How would the glow of the bulb change if an iron rod
were inserted in the coil? Give reasons in support of your answer.
19. Fig. shows a light bulb (B) and iron cored inductor connected to a DC battery through a switch
(S).
(i) What will one observe when switch (S) is closed?
(ii) How will the glow of the bulb change when the battery is replaced by an ac source of rms
voltage equal to the voltage of DC battery? Justify your answer in each case.
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3 MARK QUESTIONS
1. (i) Define self inductance. Write its SI unit.
(ii) Derive an expression for the self inductance of a long solenoid of length l, crosssectional area
A having N number of turns.
(2009)
2. (i) State Faradays law of electromagnetic induction.
(ii) A jet plane traveling towards west, at a speed of 1800Km/h. What is the voltage difference
developed between the ends of the wings having a span of 25m, if the Earths magnetic field at the
location has a magnitude of 5 x 10
4
T and the dip angle is 30.
(2009)
3. A metallic rod of length l is rotated at a constant angular speed, normal to a uniform magnetic
field B. Derive an expression for the current induced in the rod, if the resistance of the rod is
R.(2008)
4. A circular copper disc 10 cm in radius rotates at a speed of 20 rad/s about an axis through its
centre and perpendicular to the disc. A uniform magnetic field of 0.2 T acts perpendicular to the
disc.
(i) Calculate the potential difference developed between the axis of the disc and the rim.
(ii) What is the induced current if the resistance of the disc is 2 ? (2007)
5. Deduce an expression for the selfinductance of a long solenoid of N turns, having a core of
relative permeability (2006 Compt)
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6. What are eddy currents? How are these minimized? Mention two applications of eddy currents.
(2006
Compt)
7. A metallic square loop ABCD of size 15 cm and resistance 1is moved at a uniform velocity of v
m/s, in a uniform magnetic field of 2 Tesla, the field lines being normal to the plane of the
paper. The loop is connected to an electrical network of resistors, each of resistance 2.
Calculate the speed of the loop, for which 2 m A current flows in the loop.
8. An inductor 200mH, capacitor 500 F, resistor 10 are connected in series with a 100 V,
variable frequency a.c. source. Calculate the
(i) frequency at which the power factor of the circuit is unity
(ii) current amplitude at this frequency
(iii) Qfactor
(2008)
9. Given below are two electric circuits A and B. Calculate the ratio of power factor of the circuit B to
the power factor of circuit A.
10. In a series LCR circuit, define the quality factor (Q) at resonance. Illustrate its significance by
giving one example. Show that power dissipated at resonance in LCR circuit is maximum.
(2007)
11. A resistor of 200 and a capacitor of 40 F are connected in series to 220 V a.c. source with
angular frequency = 300Hz. Calculate the voltages (rms) across the resistor and the capacitor.
Why is the algebraic sum of these voltages more than the source voltage? How do you resolve this
paradox?
(2007
)
12. When an alternating voltage of 220 V is applied across a device X, a current of 0.5A flows through
it and is in phase with the applied voltage. When the same voltage is applied across another device
Y, the same current flows again through Y but it leads the applied voltage by /2 radians.
a) Name the devices X and Y
b) Calculate the current flowing in the circuit when same voltage is applied across the series
combination of X and Y.
13. Give any three energy losses in a transformer. Give one method in each to reduce the same.
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14. Show diagrammatically two different arrangements used for winding the primary and secondary
coils in a transformer.
Assuming the transformer to be an Ideal one, write expressions for the ratio of its
(i) output voltage to input voltage
(ii) output current to Input current in terms of the number of turns in the primary and secondary
coils. Mention two reasons for energy losses in an actual transformer.
5 MARK QUESTIONS
1. (i) State Lenzs law. Give one example to illustrate this law. The Lenzs law is a consequence of
principle of conservation of energy. Justify this statement.
(ii) Deduce an expression for the the mutual inductance of two long coaxial solenoids but having
different radii and different number of turns.
(2009)
2. State the working principle of AC generator with the help of a labeled diagram.
Derive an expression for the instantaneous value of the emf induced in the coil.
Why is the emf maximum when the plane of the armature is parallel to the magnetic field.
(2009)
3. Draw a labeled diagram of a stepup transformer and explain briefly its working.
Deduce the expressions for the secondary voltage and secondary current in terms of the number of
turns of primary and secondary windings.
How is the power transmission and distribution over long distances done with the use of
transformers? (2009)
4. Explain the term 'inductive reactance'. Show graphically the variation of inductive reactance with
frequency of the applied alternating voltage.
An a.c. voltage E =E
0
Sin t is applied across a pure inductor of inductance L. Show
mathematically that the current flowing through it lags behind the applied voltage by a phase angle
of
2
. (2007)
5. Explain the term 'capacitive reactance'. Show graphically the variation of capacitive
reactance with frequency of the applied alternating voltage.
An a.c. voltage E =E
0
Sin t is applied across a pure capacitor of capacitance C. Show
mathematically that the current flowing through it leads the applied voltage by a phase angle
2
(2007)\
1 MARK QUESTIONS
1. Name the electromagnetic radiations which are produced when high energy electrons are
bombarded on a metal target? (2008Compt,2009)
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2. Name the EM waves used for studying crystal structure of solids. What is its frequency range?
(2009)
3. Write the following radiations in ascending order in respect of their frequencies:
Xrays, microwaves, UV rays and radio waves. (2009)
4. Name the part of the electromagnetic spectrum of wavelength 10
2
m and mention its one
application. (2008)
5. Which physical quantity is the same for Xrays of wavelength 10
10
m and red light of wavelength
6800 and radio waves of wave length 500 m?
6. Name the electromagnetic radiation to which the following wavelengths belong:
(a)10
3
m (b) 1 A
7. Which part of the electromagnetic spectrum is used in operating a RADAR ?
8. Which of the following has the shortest wavelength : microwaves, ultraviolet rays, Xrays?
9. A TV tower has a height of 71 m. What is the maximum distance upto which TV transmission can
be received ? Given that the radius of the earth = 6.4 106 m. 1
10. What should be the length of dipole antenna for a carrier wave of frequency 6 x 10
8
Hz ?
11. Name the electromagnetic radiations used for viewing objects through haze and fog.
12. Name the characteristics of electromagnetic waves that
(i) increases
(ii) remains constant
in the electromagnetic spectrum as one moves from radiowave region towards ultravoilet region.
13. From the following, identify the electromagnetic waves having the (i) Maximum (ii) Minimum
frequency.
(i) Radio waves (ii) Gammarays (iii) Visible light
(iv) Microwaves (v) Ultraviolet rays, and (vi) Infrared rays.
14. State the condition under which a microwave oven heats up a food item containing water
molecules most efficiently.
15. Special devices like klystron valve or the magnetron valve are used for the production of
electromagnetic waves. Name these waves and also write one of their applications. (2008Compt)
16. What is the ratio of the speeds of rays to radiowaves.
17. Give a reason to show that microwaves are better carriers of signals for long range transmission
than radio waves
18. Name the electromagnetic waves that have frequencies greater than these of ultraviolet light but
less than those of gamma rays.
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19. What is the name given to that part of electromagnetic spectrum which is used in Radar?
2 MARK QUESTIONS
1. Name the electromagnetic radiations having the wavelength range from 1mm to 700 nm. Give its
two important applications. (2009)
2. Name the electromagnetic radiations having the wavelength range from 10
1
m to 10
3
m. Give its
two important applications. (2009)
3. Answer the following questions:
(i) Optical and radio telescopes are built on the ground while Xray astronomy is
possible only from satellites orbiting the Earth. Why?
(ii) The small ozone layer on top of the stratosphere is crucial for human survival.
Why? (2009)
4. The following table gives the wavelength range of some constituents of the electromagnetic
spectrum:
S. No Wavelength range
1
2
3
4
1mm to 700nm
400nm to1nm
1nm to 10
3
nm
<10
3
nm
Select the wavelength range and name the electromagnetic waves that are
(i) Widely used in remote switches of household electronic devices.
(ii) Produced in nuclear reactions. ? (2008Compt,2009)
5. The oscillating magnetic field in a plane electromagnetic wave is given by
By = (8 x 10
6
) sin [2 x10 t + 300 x] j
T
(i) Calculate the wavelength of the electromagnetic wave.
(ii) Write down the expression for the oscillating electric field. (2008)
6. A plane electromagnetic wave of frequency 25 MHz travels in free space along the xdirection. At a
particular point in space and time the electric vector is Calculate at this
point.
7. Draw a labelled diagram of Hertz's experiment for producing electromagnetic waves.
8. Derive the expression for the maximum range up to which T.V. signals can be received on earth's
surface.
9. Why are infrared radiations referred to as heat waves also? Name the radiations which are next to
these radiations in electromagnetic specturm having
(i) Shorter wavelength.
(ii) Longer wavelength.
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10. Experimental observations have shown that Xrays
(i) travel in vaccum with a speed of 3 x 10
8
ms
1
,
(ii) exhibit the phenomenon of diffraction and can the polarized.
What conclusion can be drawn about the nature of Xrays from each of these observations?
11. The following table gives the wavelength range of some constituents of the electromagnetic
spectrum:
S. No Wavelength range
1
2
3
4
> 0.1/m
700 nm to 400nm
400 nm to 1nm
1nm to 10
3
nm
Select the wavelength range and name the electromagnetic waves that are
(i) Used to kill germs in water purifiers.
(ii) Produced by rapid acceleration and deceleration of electrons in aerials.(2008 Compt)
12. An em wave is traveling in a medium with a velocity i v v
=
r
The electric field oscillations , of this em
wave are along the yaxis.
(i) Identify the direction in which magnetic field oscillations are taking place.
(ii) How are the magnitudes of electric fields and magnetic fields are related to each other?(2008
Compt)
13. A plane electromagnetic wave travels, in vacuum, along the ydirection. Write the (i) ratio of the
magnitudes, and (ii) the directions of its electric and magnetic field vectors
14. Identify the part of the electromagnetic spectrum which is
(i) suitable for radar systems used in aircraft navigation.
(ii) adjacent to the low frequency end of the electromagnetic spectrum.
(iii) produced in nuclear reactions.
(iv) produced by bombarding a metal target by high speed electrons.
15. Find the wavelength of electromagnetic waves of frequency 5 x 10
19
Hz in free space. Give its two
applications.
16. Find the wavelength of electromagnetic waves of frequency 4 x 10
9
Hz in free space. Give its two applications.
3 MARK QUESTIONS
1. Draw a labelled diagram o the experimental setup used by Hertz to produce electromagnetic waves.
Explain how the electromagnetic waves are detected.
2. Define the term critical frequency in relation to sky wave propagation of electromagnetic waves.
On a particular day, the maximum frequency reflected from the ionosphere is 10 MHz. On another
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day, it was found to decrease to 8 MHz. Calculate the ratio of the maximum electron densities of
the ionosphere on the two days.
3. Draw a labelled diagram of Hertzs experimental setup to produce electromagnetic waves.
Explain the generation of electromagnetic waves using this setup.
4. The height of a T.V. tower at a place is 400 m. Calculate
(i) the maximum range upto which signals can be received from time tower and
(ii) area covered by the transmission.(Radius of the Earth 6400 km)
5. Explain surface wave and sky wave propagations of radio waves. Why is short wave
communication over long distances not possible by surface wave propagation.
6. Name the following constituent radiations of electromagnetic spectrum which
1. produce intense heating effect.
2. is absorbed by the ozone layer in the atmosphere.
3. is used for studying crystal structure. Write one more application for each of these radiations.
7. Identify the following em waves and give (i) order of frequency (ii) Origin of such waves
(iii)Devices used to detect them.
(a) Used in warfare to see through fog
(b) Absorbed by ozone layer
(c) Used as a tracer probe
(d) Used in telecommunication
(e) Reflected by ionosphere
(f) Stopped by ionosphere.
8. When can a charge act as a source of electromagnetic waves? How are the directions, of the electric
and magnetic field vectors, in an electromagnetic wave, related to each other and to the
direction of propagation of the wave?
Which physical quantity, if any, has the same value for waves belonging to the different parts of the
electromagnetic spectrum?
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1 MARK QUESTIONS
1. Draw the wave front coming out of a convex lens when a point source of light is placed at its focus.
(2009)
2. Unpolarised light of intensity I is passed through a Polaroid. What is the intensity of light
transmitted by the Polaroid? (2009)
3. Why are coherent sources required to create interference of light? (2009)
4. Sketch the shape of wavefront emerging from a (i) point source of light (ii) a distant light source
and also mark the rays. (2009)
5. How would the angular separation of interference fringes in Youngs double slit experiment change
when the distance between the slits and the screen is (i) doubled (ii) halved? (2009)
6. If the angle between the axis of the polarizer and the analyzer is 45, write the ratio of intensities of
original light and the transmitted light after passing through the analyzer. (2009)
7. A partially plane polarised beam of light is passed through a polaroid. Show graphically the
variation of the transmitted light intensity with angle of rotation of the polaroid.
8. Draw the diagram to show the behaviour of plane wavefronts as they pass through (i) a thin prism
(ii) a thin convex lens. (2008Compt)
9. The polarising angle of a medium is 60
o
. What is the refractive index of the medium?
10. Two identical coherent waves, each of intensity I, are producing an interference pattern. Write the
value of the resultant intensity at a point of (i) constructive interference and (ii) destructive
interference
2 MARK QUESTIONS
1. Define the term linearly polarized light.
When does the intensity of transmitted light become maximum, when a Polaroid sheet is rotated
between two crossed polaroids? (2009)
2. How is a wavefront defined? Using Huygens construction draw a figure showing the
propagation of plane wave refraction at a plane surface separating two media. Hence verify Snells
law of refraction. (2008)
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3. Give two differences between fringes formed in single slit diffraction and Young's double slit
experiment.
4. Light of wavelength 600nm is incident on an aperture of size 2mm. Calculate the distance up to
which the ray of light can travel such that its spread is less than the size of the aperture.
5. What does the statement, natural light emitted from the sun is unpolarized mean in terms of the
direction of electric vector ? Explain briefly how plane polarized light can be produced by
reflection at the interface separating the two media
6. Light of wavelength 550 nm. is incident as parallel beam on a slit of width 0.1mm. Find the
angular width and the linear width of the principal maxima in the resulting diffraction pattern on a
screen kept at a distance of 1.1m from the slit. Which of these widths would not change if the
screen were moved to a distance of 2.2m from the slit?
7. What is meant by coherent sources of light? Can two identical and independent sodium lamps act
as coherent sources? Give reason for your answer.
8. Draw a diffraction pattern due to a single slit illuminated by a monochromatic source of light.
Light, of wavelength 500 nm, falls, from a distant source on slit 0.50 mm wide. Find the distance
between the two dark bands, on either side of the central bright band, of the diffraction pattern
observed, on a screen placed 2 m from the slit.
3 MARK QUESTIONS
1. (a) Why do we not encounter diffraction effects of light in everyday observations?
(b) In the observed diffraction pattern due to a single slit, how will the width of the central
maximum be affected if
(i) the width of the slit is doubled?
(ii) the wavelength of light used is increased?
Justify your answer in each case. (2009)
9. In Youngs double slit experiment, monochromatic light of wavelength 630nm illuminates the pair
of slits and produces an interference pattern in which two consecutive bright fringes are separated
by 8.1mm.Another source of monochromatic light produces the interference pattern in which two
consecutive bright fringes are separated by 7.2 mm. Find the wavelength of the light from the
second source.
What is the effect on the interference fringes if the monochromatic source is replaced by a source
of white light? (2009)
3.(a) In a single slit diffraction experiment, a slit of width d is illuminated by red light of wavelength
650nm.For what value of d will
(i) the first minimum fall at an angle of diffraction of 30 and
(ii) the first maximum fall at an angle of diffractin 30?
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(b) Why does the intensity of the secondary maximum become less as compared to the central
maximum? (2009)
4. In a single slit diffraction experiment, when a tiny circular obstacle is placed in the path of light from
a distant source, a bright spot is seen at the centre of the shadow of the obstacle. Explain why?
State two points of difference between the interference pattern obtained in Youngs double slit
experiment and the diffraction pattern due to a single slit?? (2009)
5. Explain, using Huygen principle, how diffraction is produced by a narrow slit which is illuminated
by a monochromatic light.
Show that central maximum is twice as wide as the other maxima and the pattern becomes narrower
as the width of the slit is increased.
6. Two wavelengths of sodium light 590 nm, 596 nm are used, in turn, to study the diffraction taking
place at a single slit of aperture 2 x 10
6
m. The distance between the slit and the screen is 1.5 m.
Calculate the separation between the positions of first maximum of the diffraction pattern obtained
in the two cases.
7. In Youngs slit experiment, interference fringes are observed on a screen, kept at D from the slits. If
the screen is moved towards the slits by 5 x 10
2
m, the change in fringe width is found to be 3 x 10

5
m. If the separation between the slits is 10
3
m, calculate the wavelength of the light used.
8. Why is diffraction of sound waves easier to observe than diffraction of light waves? What two main
changes in diffraction pattern of a single slit will you observe when the monochromatic source of
light is replaced by a source of white light?
9. What are coherent sources of light ? Why are coherent sources required to obtain sustained
interference pattern ? State three characteristic features which distinguish the interference pattern
due to two coherently illuminated sources as compared to that observed in a diffraction pattern due
to a single slit.
10. In a double slit interference experiment, the two coherent beams have slightly different intensities
I and I(I << I) . Show that the resultant intensity at the maxima is nearly 4I while that
at the minima is nearly at the minima is nearly
I
I
4
2
11. (a) light from a monochromatic source , is made to fall on a single slit of variable width.An
experimentalist records the following data for the linear width of of the principal maxima on a screen
kept at a distance if 1m from the plane of the slit.
S.NO 1 2 3 4 5
Width of the slit
0.1mm
0.2mm
0.3mm
0.4mm
0.5mm
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Liner width of the
principal maxima
6mm 3mm 1.98mm 1.52mm 1.2mm
Use any two observations from this data to estimate the value of wavelength of light used.
(b) Show that the Brewster angle i
b
for a given pair of transparent media is related to their
critical angle i
c
through the relation i
c
=Sin
1
(coti
b
)
12. Verify Snell's law of refraction using Huygens' wave theory.
13. Describe an experiment to show that light waves are transverse in nature
14. State two conditions to obtain sustained interference of light
In Youngs double slit experiment, using light of wavelength 400 nm, in terference fringes of width
X are obtained. The wavelength of light is increased to 600 nm and the separation between the slits
is halved. If one wants the observed fringe width on the screen to be the same in the two cases, find
the ratio of the distance between the screen and the plane of the interfering sources in the two
arrangements.
15. Two narrow slits are illuminated by a single monochromatic source. Name the pattern obtained on
the screen. One of the slits is now completely covered. What is the name of the pattern now obtained
on the screen? Draw Intensity pattern obtained in the two cases. Also write two differences between
the patterns obtained in the above two cases.
5 MARK QUESTIONS
1. What is interference of light? Write two essential conditions for sustained interference pattern to e
produced on the screen. Draw a graph showing the variation of intensity versus the position on the
screen in Youngs experiment when (a) both the slits are opened and (b) one of the slits is closed.
What is the effect on the interference pattern in Youngs double slit experiment when:
(i) screen is moved closer to the plane of slits?
(ii) separation between two slits is increased. Explain your answer in each case.
2. What is diffraction of light? Draw a graph showing the variation of intensity with angle in a single
slit diffraction experiment. Write one feature which distinguishes the observed pattern from the
double slit interference pattern.How would the diffraction pattern of a single slit be affected when:
(i)the width of the slit is decreased?
(ii) the monochromatic source of light is replaced by a source of white light?
3. State the principle which helps us to determine the shape of the wavefront at a later time from its
given shape at any time. Apply this principle to (i) Show that a spherical/ plane wavefront contiunes
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to propagate forward as a spherical/plane wave front. (ii) Derive Snells law of refraction by drawing
the refracted wavefront corresponding to a plane wavefront incident on the boundary separating a
rarer medium from a denser medium.
4. What do we understand by polarization of a wave? How does this phenomenon help us to decide
whether a given wave is transverse or longitudinal in nature?
Light from an ordinary source (say a sodium lamp) is passed through a polaroid sheet P1 .The
transmitted light is then made to pass through a second polaroid sheet P2 which can be rotated so
that the angle ( ) between the two polaroid sheets varies from0 to90 .
Show graphically the variation of the intensity of light, transmitted by P1 and P2, as a fuction of the
angle . Take the incident beam intensity as I0. Why does the light from a clear blue portion of the
sky, show a rise and fall of intensity when viewed through a polaroid which is rotated?
5. (a) What are polaroids? How are they used to demonstrate that (i) light waves are transverse in
nature (ii) If an unpolarized light wave is incident, then light wave will get linearly polarized?
(b) What is Brewsters angle? When an unpolarized light is incident on a plane glass surface, what
should be the angle of incidence so that the reflected and refracted rays are perpendicular to each
other? (2008Compt)
6. What is meant by a linearly polarised light? Which type of waves can be polarised? Briefly explain a
method for producing polarised light.
Two polaroids are placed at 90
0
to each other and the intensity of transmitted light is zero. What will
be the intensity of transmitted light when one more polaroid is placed between these two bisecting the
angle between them? Take intensity of unpolarised light as I.
1. A sunshine recorder globe of 30cm diameter is made of glass of =1.5. A ray enters the globe
parallel to the axis. Find the position from the centre of the sphere where the ray crosses the
axis.
2. Where an object should be placed from a converging lens of focal length 20cmsoto obtain a
real image of magnification 2?
3. A needle placed 35cm from a lens forms an image on a screen placed 90cm on the other side of
the lens. Identify the type of lens and determine its focal length. What is the size of the image
if the size of the needle is 5.0cm?
4. The radius of curvature of each face of biconcave lens, made of glass of refractive index 1.5 is
30cm. Calculate the focal length of the lens in air.
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5. An equiconvex lens of focal length 15cm is cut into two equal halves in thickness. What is the
focal length of each half?
6. A convex lens of focal length 0.2m and made of glass (=1.5) is immersed in water (=1.33).
Find the change in the focal length of the lens.
7. An object is placed at the focus of a concave lens. Where will its image be formed
8. What happens to the frequency when light passes from one medium to another
9. What is the ratio of velocities of two light waves traveling in vacuum and having wavelengths
4000A
0
and 8000A
0
10. For the same angle to incidence, the angles of refraction in media P, Q and R are 35
0
,25
0
, 15
0
respectively. in which medium will the velocity of light be minimum
11. A convex lens is held in water. What would be the change in the focal length
12. What is the twinkling effect of starlight due to?
13. Watching the sunset on a beach, one can see the sun for several minutes after it has actually
set. Explain
14. A concave lens made of a material of refractive index
g
is immersed in a medium whose
refractive index
l
is (i) greater than (ii) equal to (iii) less than
g
. When a parallel beam of
light is incident on the lens, trace the path of the emergent rays in each of the above cases.
15. What is total internal reflection? How is critical angle related to refractive index
16. A ray of light while traveling from a denser to a rater medium undergoes total internal
reflection. Derive the expression for the critical angle in terms of the speed of light in the
respective media
17. Show by drawing ray diagrams how a totally internal reflecting glass prism can be used to
deviate a ray of light through (i) 90
0
(ii) 180
0
and invert it
18. How do optical fibers transmit light without significant absorption? Mention one practical
application of optical fibres
19. What are optical fibres? How are light waves propagated in them?
20. What is critical angle? Give an application of total internal reflection
21. Show through a labeled ray diagram the formation of mirage in deserts
22. write the conditions for total internal reflection to take place
23. Draw a ray diagram showing the formation of image by a concave lens for f. describe the
nature of image
24. Prove that =
sinC
1
, where C is the critical angle
25. Derive the lens formula for a convex lens
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26. In a Youngs experiment, the width of the fringes obtained with light of wavelength 6000A
0
is
2.0mm. what will be the fringe width, if the entire apparatus is immersed in a liquid of
refractive index 1.33
27. Show that a convex lens produces an N times magnified image when the object distances, from
the lens, have magnitudes Here f is the magnitude of the focal length of the lens.
Hence find the two values of object distance, for which a convex lens, of power 2.5 D, will
produce an image that is four times as large as the object? (3mks2004compt)
28. A converging and \diverging lens of equal focal lengths are placed coaxially in contact. Find
the power and focal length of the combination.(2mks 2004)
29. Draw a ray diagram to show the formation of the image of a point object
placed in medium of refractive index n
1
' on the principal axis of a convex spherical surface of
radius of curvature R and refractive index n
2
'. Using the diagram, derive the relation
where u and v have their usual meanings.
A converging lens of focal length 50 cm is placed coaxially in contact with another lens of
unknown focal length. If the combination behaves like a diverging lens of focal length 50 cm,
find the power and nature of the second lens. (5mks 2004)
30. Draw a ray diagram to show the formation of the image of a distant object by an astronomical
telescope in the normal adjustment position. Obtain an expression for the magnifying power of
the telescope in this adjustment
Define resolving power of a telescope. How would it change with the increase of (i) aperture of
the objective and (ii) wavelength of light? (5mks 2004)
31. With the help of a ray diagram, show the formation of image of a point object by refraction of light
at a spherical surface separating two media of refractive indices n1 and n (n
2
> n
1
) respectively.
Using this diagram, derive the relation.
Write the sign conventions used. What happens to the focal length of convex lens when it is
immersed in water? 5
32. An astronomical telescope, in normal adjustment position has magnifying power 5. The distance
between the objective and the eyepiece is 120 cm. Calculate the focal lengths of the objective
and of the eyepiece. 2
33. A compound microscope with an objective of 2.0 cm focal length and an eyepiece of 4.0 cm focal
length, his a tube length of 40 cm. Calculate the magnifying power of the microscope, if the final
image is formed at the near point of the eye. 2
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34. A spherical surface of radius of curvature R, separates a rarer and a denser medium as shown In
the figure.
35. Complete the path of the incident ray of light, showing the formation of a real image. Hence derive the relation
connecting object distance u, image distance v, radius of curvature R and the refractive indices a and ; of the two
media
Briefly explain, how the focal length of a convex lens changes, with increase in wavelength of incident light.
36. Using the data given below, state as to which of the given lenses will you prefer to use as (i) an
eyepiece, and (ii) an objective, to construct an astronomical telescope. Give reason for your
answer. 2
Lens Power Aperture
L1
L2
L3
L4
1D
10D
10D
20D
0.01 m
0.05 m
0.02 m
0.02 m
37. Using the data given below, state as to which of the given lenses will you prefer to use as (i) an
eyepiece, and (ii) an objective, to design a compound microscope. Give reason for your
answer. 2
lens Power Aperture
A 20 D 0.02 m
B 10 D 0.02 m
C 10 D 0.05 m
D 1.0 D 0.1 m
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1. 1. Light of wavelength 3500A
0
is incident on two metals A and B. Which metal will yield
photoelectrons if their work functions are 4.2eV and 1.9eV respectively? Given h=6.6210

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2. Find the photon energy in eVfor electromagnetic wave of wavelength 1m. Given h=6.6310

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Js.
3. Calculate the threshold frequency of photon for photoelectric emission from a metal of work
function 0.1eV.
4. Calculate the kinetic energy of photoelectrons in eV emitted on shining light of wavelength
6.210
8
m on a metal surface. The work function of metal is 0.1eV. Given h=6.610
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Js.
5. If the intensity of incident radiation on a metal surface is doubled, what happens to the kinetic
energy of the electrons emitted?
6. Assuming that electrons are free inside a solid, sketch graphically the distribution n () of
electrons with speed.
7. The maximum kinetic energy of electrons emitted by a photocell is 3eV. What is the stopping
potential
8. What is the effect on the velocity of the emitted photoelectrons if the wavelength of the
incident light is decreased?
9. Is photoelectric emission possible at all frequencies? Give reasons fro your answer
10. All the photoelectrons are not emitted with the same energy. The energies of photoelectrons
are distributed over a certain range. Why?
11. radiation of frequency 10
15
Hz is incident on two photosensitive surfaces P and Q. following
observations are made
(i) Surface P: photoemissions occurs but the photoelectrons have zero kinetic energy
(ii) Surface Q: photoemission occurs and photoelectrons have some kinetic energy
Which of these has a higher work function? If the incident frequency is slightly reduced,
what will happen to photoelectron emission in the two cases?
12. If the frequency of incident radiation on a photocell is doubled for the same intensity, what
changes will you observe in (i) kinetic energy of photoelectrons emitted (ii) photoelectric
current
13. A radio transmitter operates at a frequency of 880Hz and a power of 10kW. Find the number
of photons emitted per second. Given h=6.610
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14. Two metals A and B have work functions 2eV, 4eVrespectively. Which metal has lower
threshold wavelength for photoelectric effect
15. Draw a graph showing the variation of stopping potential with frequency of incident radiation
in relation to photoelectric effect. Deduce an expression for the slope of this graph using
Einsteins photo electric equation?
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16. Draw a graph to how the variation of stopping potential with frequency of radiation incident on
a metal plate. How can the value of Planks constant be determined from this graph
17. An electron and a photon have the same de Brogile wavelength of 10
10
m. which of the two
has greater kinetic energy
18. An electron and photon have got the same de Brogile wavelength, which of the two has
greater total energy
19. What is the rest mass of a photon?
What is the momentum of a photon of wavelength?
20. Which photon is more energeticviolet or red?
21. Calculate the de Brogile wavelength of electron of energy400Ev. Given h=6.610
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22. What is photoelectric effect ? Give any two practical applications of this effect. Write
Einsteins photoelectric equation and use it to explain the (i) independence of maximum
energy of the emitted photoelectrons from intensity of incident light. (ii) Existence of a threshold
frequency for a given photosensitive surface.
23. A photon of wavelength 3310 A falls on a photocathode and an electron of energy 3 1019J is
ejected. If the wavelength of the incident photon is changed to 5000 A, the energy of the ejected
electron is 7.91 1020 J. Calculate the Plancks constant and the threshold wavelength of the
photon for this photo cathode.
24. Define work function for a given metallic surface.
25. Name the experiment for which the following graph, showing the variation of intensity of
scattered electrons with the angle of scattering, was obtained. Also name the important
hypothesis that was confirmed by this experiment.
26. Obtain Einsteins photoelectric equation. Explain how it enables us to understand the
(i) linear dependence, of the maximum kinetic energy of the emitted electrons, on the
frequency of the incident radiation.
(ii) existence of a threshold frequency for a given photo emitter.
27. Define the term work function of a metal. The threshold frequency of a metal is f
0
. When the
light of frequency 2f
0
is incident on the metal plate, the maximum velocity of electrons emitted
is v
1
. When the frequency of the incident radiation is increased to 5f
0
, the maximum velocity of
electrons emitted is v
2
. Find the ratio of v
1
to v2.
28. Red light, however bright it is, cannot produce the emission of electrons from a clean zinc
surface. But even weak ultraviolet radiation can do so. Why?
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Xrays of wavelength fall on photosensitive surface, emitting electrons. As sinning Xrays
of wavelength fall on a photosensitive Surface, emitting electrons. Assuming that the work
function of the surface can be neglected, prove that the de Broglie wavelength of electrons
emitted will be
29. Two metals A and B have work functions 4 eV and 10eV respectively. Which metal has higher
threshold wavelength?
30. Given below is the graph between frequency (v) of the incident light and maximum kinetic
energy (E
k
) of emitted photoelectrons. Find the values of (1) thresh old frequency, and (ii)
work function from the graph.
31. In a photoelectric effect experiment, the graph between the stopping potential 'V' and
frequency 'v' of the incident radiations on two different metal plates P and Q are shown in the
figure.
(a) Which of the two metal plates, P and Q has greater value of work function?
(b) What does the slope of the lines depict?
32. Electrons are emitted from a photosensitive surface when it is illuminated by green light but
electron emission does not take place by yellow light. Will the electrons be emitted when the
surface is illuminated by (i) red light, and (ii) blue light?
33. Ultraviolet light of wavelength 2271 from a 100 W mercury source radiates a photo cell
made of molybdenum metal. If the stopping potential is 1.3 V, estimate the work function of
the metal. How would the photo cell respond to high intensity (10 5 Wm 2 ) red light of
wavelength 6328 produced by a He  Ne laser? Plot a graph showing the variation of
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photoelectric current with anode potential for two light beams of same wavelength but different
intensity.
34.Ultraviolet light is incident on two photosensitive materials having work functions W
1
and W
2
( W
1
> W
2
), In which case will the kinetic energy of the emitted electrons be greater? Why?
35. Mention the significance of DavissonGermer experiment. An particle and a proton are
accelerated from rest through the same potential difference V. Find the ratio of deBroglie
wavelengths associated with them.
36. With that purpose was famous DavissonGermer experiment with electrons performed?
37. Define the terms threshold frequency and stopping potential in relation to the phenomenon of
photoelectric effect. How is the photoelectric current affected on increasing the (i) frequency
(ii) intensity of the incident radiations and why?
38. Sketch a graph between frequency of incident radiations and stopping potential for a given
photosensitive material. What information can be obtained from the value of the intercept on
the potential axis?
A source of light of frequency greater than the threshold frequency is placed at a distance of 1
m from the cathode of a photocell. The stopping potential is found to be V. If the distance of
the light source from the cathode is reduced, explain giving reasons, what change will you
observe in the
(i) photoelectric current,
(ii) stopping potential.
39. Calculate the deBroglie wavelength of (i) an electron (in the hydrogen atom) moving with a
speed of the speed of light in vacuum and (ii) a ball of radius 5mm and mass 3 x 102 kg.
moving with a speed of 100ms1.Hence show that the wave nature of matter is important at the
atomic level but is not really relevant at the macroscopic level.
40. Show that the de Broglie wavelength of electron of energy E is given by the relation
=
mE
h
2
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01. 1. A nucleus makes a transition from one permitted energy level to another level of lower
energy. Name the region of electromagnetic spectrum to which the emitted photon belongs.
What is the order of its energy in electron volts?
02. Write four characteristics of nuclear forces.
03. Neutrons, in thermal equilibrium with matter at a temperature T Kelvin, are known to have an
average kinetic energy of
2
3
kT. Compute the deBroglie wavelength associated with a
neutron at 300K.
04. A star converts all its hydrogen to helium achieving 100 % helium composition. It then
converts helium to carbon via the reaction
MeV. 7.27 C He He He
12
6
4
2
4
2
4
2
+ + +
The mass of the star is 5.0 10
32
kg and it generates energy at the rate of 5 10
30
watt. How long will it take to convert all its helium to carbon.
05. A nucleus of mass M, initially at rest, splits into two fragments of masses M/3 and 2M/3. Find
the ratio of deBroglie wavelengths of the two fragments.
06. Define the terms (i) disintegration constant and (ii) halflife for a radioactive nucleus. Obtain
the relation between these two.
07. Define mass number (A) of an atomic nucleus. Assuming the nucleus to be spherical, give the
relation between the mass number (A) and the radius of nucleus. Calculate the density of
nuclear matter. Radius of nucleus of H
1
1
= 1.1 10
5
A. What is the ratio of the order of
magnitude of density of nuclear matter and density of ordinary matter?
08. Obtain the relationship between stopping potential and frequency of incident radiations for the
photo emission.
09. X rays of wavelength 0.82 A fall on a metallic surface. Calculate the deBroglie wavelength
of the emitted photo electrons. Neglect the work function of the surface.
10. A radioactive nucleus decays by emitting particle. How will the protonneutron ratio of the
daughter nucleus change as compared to the parent nucleus?
11. Calculate the de Broglie wavelength associated with an electron of energy 200 eV. What will
be the change in this wavelength if the accelerating potential is increases to four times its
earlier value.
12. Prove mathematically that the fraction
N
N
o
, of a radioactive element left over after a time t
equals 2 x where
x
1 T
t
= and T denotes half life of the element.
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13. A graph is plotted between the maximum kinetic energy of emitted photoelectrons and the
frequency of incident radiations. Which physical constant can be determined from the slope of
this graph ?
14. Define the term binding energy of a nucleus. Which of the two, Ba or U
144
56
235
92
has a higher
value of B.E/nucleon ? Give the formula for B.E/nucleon for a nucleus of mass number A and
atomic number Z.
15. Name the nucleus of low atomic number that is much more stable than its immediate
neighbours.
16. On the basis of photon theory, obtain Einsteins photo electric equation. Use this equation to
show that there must exist a threshold frequency for each photo sensitive surface.
17. Radiations of frequencies
1
and
2
are made to fall in turn, on a photo sensitive surface. The
stopping potentials required for stopping the most energetic emitted photo electrons in the two
cases are V
1
and V
2
respectively. Obtain a formula for calculating Plancks constant and the
threshold frequency in terms of these parameters.
18. What are thermal neutrons? Why are neutrons considered as ideal particles for nuclear fission?
19. A photon of wavelength 3310 A falls on a photo cathode and an electron of energy 3 10
19
J
is ejected. If the wavelength of the incident photon is changed to 5000 A, the energy of the
ejected electron is 7.91 10
20
J. Calculate the value of Plancks constant and the threshold
wavelength of the photon for this photo cathode.
20. A radioactive isotope decays in the following sequence :
C B A
0
1
+