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University of the Philippines

College of Science
Physics 72
Set A
First Long Exam
First Semester, AY 20132014
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First Long Exam First Semester, AY 20132014 Physics 72
INSTRUCTIONS: Choose the best answer and shade the corresponding circle on your answer
sheet. To change your answer, cross-out and sign your original answer and then shade your
new answer. No computational devices allowed (e.g. calculators, mobile phones). Any form
of cheating in examinations or any act of dishonesty in relation to studies, such as plagiarism,
shall be subject to disciplinary action. Following instructions is part of the exam.
Useful formulas:
Area Volume
Sphere (radius=r) 4r
2 4
3
r
3
Cylinder (radius=r, height=h) 2r
2
+ 2rh r
2
h
sin(/3) = cos(/6) =

3/2
cos(/3) = sin(/6) = 1/2
sin(/4) = cos(/4) =

2/2
Useful constants:
e 1.60 10
19
C
m
e
9.1 10
31
kg

0
8.854 10
12
C
2
/Nm
2
k 8.988 10
9
Nm
2
/C
2
1. Coulombs Law. Five equal positive charges Qare equally spaced
on a semicircle of radius R as shown in the gure. What is the
force on a positive charge q located at the center of the semicircle?
A.
5
4
0
qQ
R
2

B.
1
4
0
qQ
R
2

2 +
1
4
0
qQ
R
2

2
C.
1
4
0
qQ
R
2
+
2
4
0
qQ
(

2
2
R)
2

D.
1
4
0
(1 +

2)
qQ
R
2

E.
1
4
0
(1 +

2
2
)
qQ
R
2

2. Trajectory of a Test Particle in Electric Field. A negative test


charge q is placed in an electric eld produced by a dipole as
shown in the gure. What will be the direction of motion of the
particle?
A. Upwards to innity.
B. Downwards to inn-
ity.
C. Right to innity.
D. Towards the right end
of the dipole.
E. Towards the left end
of the dipole.
3. Electric Field. Given the charges +Q and 2Q, which of the following diagram shows a
correct representation of the electric eld lines?
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A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
4. Electric Field Lines. Which of the following can be true
regarding the gure on the right?
I. The electric eld at S is stronger than at P.
II. There is a point charge at point Q.
III. There are negative charges at point L.
A. I only
B. I and II only
C. II and III only
D. I and III only
E. I, II and III
5. Electric Dipoles. Consider a dipole immersed in a uniform elec-
tric eld as shown. What will be the rotational and translational
motion of the particle?
A. Counterclockwise;
stationary.
B. Counterclockwise; to
the left.
C. Clockwise; to the left.
D. Clockwise; stationary.
E. Clockwise; to the
right.
6. Charges. Consider three identical conducting cubes, A, B, and C as shown. Cube A and
Cube B were made to touch each other, after electrostatic equilibrium is reached, they
were separated. Cube A was then made to touch Cube C. After electrostatic equilibrium is
reached, what are the nal charges on each cube?
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A. Cube A: 3Q/2, Cube B: +Q , Cube C: 3Q/2
B. Cube A: 3Q/2, Cube B: +Q/2, Cube C: 3Q/2
C. Cube A: +3Q/2, Cube B: Q/2, Cube C: Q/2
D. Cube A: Q/2, Cube B: 5Q/2, Cube C: 5Q/
E. Cube A: Q/2, Cube B: Q/2, Cube C: 3Q/2
7. q cubed. Charge +2q is at the center of two cubes of different side
lengths L and 2L as shown. The total ux through the small and big
cubes are
small
and
big
, respectively. Also E
small
and E
big
are the
magnitudes of the electric eld passing through the corners of the small
and big cubes, respectively. Which of the following statement/s is/are
true?
A.
small
=
big
; E
small
= E
big
B.
small
>
big
; E
small
> E
big
C.
small
<
big
; E
small
< E
big
D.
small
=
big
; E
small
> E
big
E.
small
=
big
; E
small
< E
big
For the next two items, consider a neutral, solid conducting sphere of radius
R with a cavity of radius b at its center as shown in the gure. Let the initial
electric eld at region II is E
II,i
while the initial electric eld at region III is
E
III,i
.
8. Inside the Sphere. If a point charge +q is placed at the center of the cavity,
what will be the nal electric eld (E
II,f
) at region II?
A. E
II,i
= E
II,f
= 0
B. E
II,i
= 0 while E
II,f
> 0, radially inward
C. E
II,i
= 0 while E
II,f
> 0, radially outward
D. E
II,i
> 0 while E
II,f
= 0
E. E
II,i
= E
II,f
> 0, radially outward
9. Outside the sphere. If a point charge +q is placed at the center of the cavity, what will be
the nal electric eld (E
III,f
) at region III?
A. E
III,i
= E
III,f
= 0
B. E
III,i
= 0 while E
III,f
> 0, radially inward
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C. E
III,i
= 0 while E
III,f
> 0, radially outward
D. E
III,i
> 0 while E
III,f
= 0
E. E
III,i
= E
III,f
> 0, radially outward
For the next three numbers, consider a conducting spherical shell
of inner radius a and outer radius b enclosed concentrically by an-
other conducting spherical shell of inner radius c and outer radius
d. A point charge Q is placed in region III.
10. Ryan Gaussring. In which region/s is the electric eld zero?
A. II only
B. I and II only
C. II and IV only
D. I, II and IV only
E. I, III and IV only
11. Baligtad lang. At which region/s is the electric eld non-zero?
A. III only
B. V only
C. I and V only
D. III and V only
E. I, III and V only
12. Buti di wan handred! What is the total charge on the outer surface of the outer conductor?
A. Zero B. Q C. +Q D. 2Q E. 2Q
13. Octahedron. A positive point charge Q is placed in the center of a
regular octahedron, as shown in the gure. What is the electric ux
through side S1?
A.
2Q
3
o
B.
4Q
3
o
C.
Q
8
o
D.
Q

2
2
o
E. Zero
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14. Cylinder Schmilynder. Consider a very long, uniformly charged solid cylinder with
radius R, volume charge density and total charge +Q. Given r is the distance from
the cylinders axis, which of the following accurately describe the electric eld inside
(E
in
, r < R) and outside (E
out
, r > R) the cylinder?
A. E
in
r, E
out
r
2
B. E
in

1
r
, E
out

1
r
2
C. E
in
r , E
out

1
r
D. E
in

1
r
, E
out
r
E. E
in
r , E
out
r
15. E-Flux. Which of the following statements is TRUE?
A. There is a net outward ux through a closed surface if the enclosed charge is
positive.
B. Charges outside a surface give a net electric ux through the surface.
C. The net electric ux is inversely proportional to the amount of charge enclosed
within the surface.
D. The net electric ux is dependent of the size of the closed surface.
E. The electric ux depends only on the charge enclosed.
16. Flux. What is the electric ux through a at surface with
area A if its plane is oriented 120

with respect to a uni-


form electric eld E as shown in the gure?
A. EA
B.
1
2
EA
C.
1
2
EA
D.

3
2
EA
E.

3
2
EA
17. work. A point charge +Q is located at the origin while a second charge 2Q was at
(0, 4a). How much work must be done by an external force to put a third charge +Q from
innity to (3a, 0)?
A.
2kQ
2
15a
B.

2kQ
2
15a
C.
kQ
2
15a
D.
kQ
2
15a
E. Zero
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18. Spongebob squarepants. Four identical point charges with charge +q
are arranged as shown in the gure. What is the electric potential at
point P?
A. V = 0
B. V =
kq
d
C. V =

2kq
d
D. V =
2kq
d
E. V =
2

2kq
d
19. Bent. The electric potential at point O of a semicircle with radius R
and charge density is V . If the radius is increased to 2R, what will
happen to the electric potential at point O due to this portion?
A. decreases by a factor of 2
B. decreases by a factor of 4
C. remains the same
D. increases by a factor of 2
E. increases by a factor of 4
20. Electric Potential. Suppose the electric potential in a region of space is given by the
function V (x, y) = A + Bx + Cy
3
+ Dxy, where A, B, C and D are positive constants,
which of the following statements about the electric eld in this region of space is correct?
I. The x-component of the electric eld is non- zero.
II. The y-component of the electric eld is non- zero.
III. The z-component of the electric eld is non- zero.
A. I only
B. II only
C. III only
D. I and II
E. II and III
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For the next three numbers, consider the cross section of
equipotential surfaces produced by two point charges q
1
and
q
2
as shown.
21. MagSign. What can be said about the magnitude and
signs of the charges q
1
and q
2
?
A. Same magnitude, both positive
B. Same magnitude, both negative
C. Same magnitude but opposite signs
D. Unequal magnitude, both positive
E. Unequal magnitude, both negative
22. E-Vektor mo. Which arrow correctly describes the direction of the electric eld vector at
point A?
A. B.
C. D.
E.
23. It works! What is the work done by the electric eld in moving a +1 C charge from point
A to B?
A. Zero
B. +40J
C. 40J
D. +140J
E. 140J
24. So happy together. Consider the system of charges as
shown in the gure. What is the electric potential at point
P?
A. V =
kq
R

1
2
+
1

B. V =
kq
R

1
2
+
1

C. V =
kq
R

D. V =
kq
R
E. V =
kq
2R
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For the next three questions consider ve capacitors, C
1
=
C
5
=
1
3
F, C
2
= C
3
= C
4
= 1F connected as shown in the
gure. The network is also connected to a 3V battery.
25. Pair. Which of the following pair/s of capacitors are in
parallel?
I. C
1
and C
2
II. C
2
and C
5
III. C
1
and C
5
A. I only
B. II only
C. III only
D. I and II
E. I and III
26. Effective. What is the effective capacitance of the capacitor network?
A.
1
3
F B.
2
3
F
C. 1F D. 2F E. 3F
27. Charge! If the capacitances of the capacitors and the voltage of the battery are as given in
the previous question, what is the charge on each capacitor?
A. Q
1
= Q
5
= 2C, Q
2
= Q
3
= Q
4
=
1
3
C
B. Q
1
= Q
5
= 2C, Q
2
= Q
3
= Q
4
= 1C
C. Q
1
= Q
5
= 2C, Q
2
= Q
3
= Q
4
=
2
3
C
D. Q
1
= Q
2
= Q
3
= Q
4
= Q
5
=
1
3
C
E. Q
1
= Q
2
= Q
3
= Q
4
= Q
5
= 1C
For the next two numbers, consider a parallel plate capacitor with area Aand plate separation
d, connected to a battery with voltage V .
28. Energy. If d = 1 mm, A = 1 mm
2
and V = 2 V, what is the energy stored in the
capacitor?
A. 0.001

m V
2
B. 0.002

m V
2
C. 0.004

m V
2
D. 0.5

m V
2
E. 1.0

m V
2
29. Pataas. Which of the following would double the capacitance of the capacitor?
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I. Increasing the area by a factor of two
II. Increasing the plate separation by a factor of two
III. Increasing the battery voltage by a factor of two
A. I only
B. II only
C. III only
D. I and II
E. II and III
30. Destiny. The energy density in a capacitor is 8

V
2
/m
2
. What is the magnitude of the
electric eld between the plates of this capacitor? Assumed that the space between the
plates can be treated as a vacuum.
A. 2
N
/C B. 4
N
/C C. 8
N
/C D. 12
N
/C E. 16
N
/C
31. Dielectric. A parallel plate capacitor is connected to an ideal battery with voltage V . While
the battery is still connected, a slab with dielectric constant is inserted between the plates.
Which of the following is TRUE regarding the electric eld E and the stored energy U?
A. E increases, U increases
B. E decreases, U decreases
C. E increases, U decreases
D. E remains the same, U increases
E. E remains the same, U remains
the same
For the next three questions consider ve capacitors, C
1
= C
5
=
1
3
F,
C
2
= C
3
= C
4
= 1 F connected as shown in the gure. The network
is also connected to a 3 V battery.
32. Effective. What is the effective capacitance of the capacitor net-
work?
A.
1
3
F
B.
2
3
F
C. 1 F
D. 2 F
E. 3 F
33. Charge! If the capacitances of the capacitors and the voltage of
the battery are as given in the previous question, what is the charge
on each capacitor?
A. Q
1
= Q
5
= 2 C, Q
2
= Q
3
= Q
4
=
1
3
C
B. Q
1
= Q
5
= 2 C, Q
2
= Q
3
= Q
4
= 1 C
C. Q
1
= Q
5
= 2 C, Q
2
= Q
3
= Q
4
=
2
3
C
D. Q
1
= Q
2
= Q
3
= Q
4
= Q
5
=
2
3
C
E. Q
1
= Q
2
= Q
3
= Q
4
= Q
5
= 1 C
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34. BOOM! Here in the Philippines, the standard voltage in homes is 220V instead of the
110V used in country Y . If you bring a bulb with power rating of 100W to country Y ,
what would be its new power rating?
A. 25W B. 50W C. 200W D. 400W E. 110W
35. Drift! The current density J in a wire is given by 25.0
A
/m
2
i. If the concentration of the
carriers (q = 0.1C) is 2.5 10
6
m
3
, what is the drift velocity v
d
of the charge carriers?
A. 1.0 10
4
m
/s

i
B. 1.0 10
4
m
/s

i
C. 1.0 10
5
m
/s

i
D. 1.0 10
5
m
/s

i
E. 1.0 10
3
m
/s

i
36. The x Factor. A hollow sphere with inner and outer radii r and 2r is made of a material
with resistivity . A potential difference is set up between the inner and outer surfaces so
that current ows radially through the sphere. If the outer radius is doubled, by what factor
does the resistance R of the sphere change?
A.
3
2
B.
1
4
C.
1
2
D. 4 E. 2
37. versus T. The gure shows the behavior of the resistivity of a
material Z as a function of temperature T. If a constant electric eld
is maintained inside it, which of the following statements is/are TRUE
about the metal?
I. The current density in metal Z increases with increasing tempera-
ture.
II. Its resistivity at T = T
o
is
o
.
III. Metal Z becomes a better conductor with increasing temperature.
A. I only
B. II only
C. III only
D. I and II
E. II and III
38. Usapang L. The cross-sections of three iron
wires are shown. Their resistances are related
by R
C
= R, R
A
= R
B
= 2R. Which of the
following relations is TRUE about the lengths
L
A
, L
B
and L
C
of the wires?
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A. L
C
> L
A
> L
B
B. L
C
< L
B
< L
A
C. L
C
= L
A
= L
B
D. L
C
< L
A
= L
B
E. L
C
> L
A
= L
B
39. X. The I-V curve of material X is shown. Which of the following
statements correctly describe/s X?
I. Its resistivity is constant.
II. The relationship among its current I, voltage V and resistance
R is given by V = IR.
III. Material X is non-ohmic.
A. I only
B. II only
C. III only
D. I and III
E. II and III
For the next two questions, refer to the gure. The circuit is connected
to a 1.0 V battery and each resistor has a value of 1.0 .
40. Resistor network. What is the equivalent resistance of the circuit?
A.
13
7
B.
4
3

C. 2.0
D. 3.0
E.
1
6

41. ABCDow. If the voltage across the resistors between points A and B is V
1
and the voltage
across the resistors between points C and D is V
2
, what is the correct relationship between
V
1
and V
2
?
A. V
1
= 3V
2
B. V
1
=
2
3
V
2
C. V
1
=
3
2
V
2
D. V
1
= V
2
E. V
1
=
1
3
V
2
42. Lets Volt in! Consider a circuit connected to an ideal
voltage source. The assumed direction is also given. If
the measured voltage across resistor R
1
is 40V, what is
the voltage across resistor R
2
?
A. 60V
B. 140V
C. 100V
D. 40V
E. zero
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43. I am the law! Consider the circuit fragment shown in
the gure. What is the current I
X
owing out of node B?
A. 0.1A
B. 0.2A
C. 0.4A
D. 0.6A
E. 0.8A
44. Current current. For a circuit having an equivalent resistance of 2, what is the total
current if a 9V battery is connected to that circuit?
A. 7A B. 4.5A C. 18A D. 11A
E.
2
9
A
45. TaReCa. If the resistor in the circuit has a value of 47k and the
capacitor has a capacitance of 1000F, what is the time constant?
A. 0.47s
B. 4.7s
C. 47s
D. 470s
E. 4700s
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