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Two unequal masses are tied together with a compressed spring. When the cord is burnt with
a match releasing the spring the two masses fly apart with equal :
(A) Kinetic energy
(B) Speed
(C) Momentum
(D) Acceleration
C
A bird resting on the floor of an airtight box which is being carried by a boy, starts flying. The
boy feel that the box is now :
(A) Heavier
(B) Lighter
(C) Shows no change in weight
(D) Lighter in the beginning and heavier later
C
A body of mass 1 kg initially at rest, explodes and breaks into three fragments of masses in
the ratio 1 : 1 : 3. The two pieces of equal mass fly off perpendicular to each other with a sped
of 15 m/s each .The speed of the heavier fragment is :
(A) 5 2m / s
(B) 45 m/s
(C) 5 m/s
(D) 15 m/s
A
Which one of the following statement is true ?
(A) Momentum is conserved in elastic collisions but not in inelastic collision
(B) Total KE is conserved in elastic collisions but momentum is not
(C) Total KE is not conserved but momentum is conserved in inelastic collision
(D) KE and momentum both are conserved in all types of collisions
C
A bullet of mass a and velocity b is fired into a large block of wood of mass c. The final
velocity of the system is :
cb
ab
b
b
(A)
(B) a b
(C)
(D) a c
a

b
a

c
a
C
A bullet of mass m hits a target of mass M hanging by a string and gets embedded in it. If the
block rises to a height h as a result of this collision, the velocity of the bullet before collision is:
(A) 2gh
(B) 2gh 1 m / M
(C) 2gh 1 M / m
C

(D) 2gh 1 m / M

A mass m1 moves with a great velocity. It strikes another mass m2 at rest in a head on
collision. It comes back along its path with low speed after collision. Then :
(A) m1 > m2
(B) m1 < m2
(C) m1 = m2
(D) There is no relation between m1 and m2
B
Two masses m and M (>m) are joined by a light string passing over a smooth light pulley. The
centre of mass of the system moves with an acceleration :
M m
(A) g
downward
M m
M m
(B) g

M m

M m
(C) g

M m
(D) Zero
B

upward if M < m

A hemisphere of mass 4 m is free to slide with its base on a smooth horizontal table. A particle
of mass m is placed on the hemisphere. The hemisphere has now acquired a velocity . Then
the angular velocity of the particle relative to the hemisphere at an angular distance is :
3
4
5
2
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)
a cos
a cos
a cos
a cos
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An empty box is put on the pan of a physical balance and the scale is adjusted to zero by
counterpoising. A stream of small identical beads each of mass m are then dropped into the
box from a height h at a constant rate of n beads per second. If the collision between the
beads and the box is completely inelastic, find the reading of the scale, t second after the
beads begin to fill the box :

nmt
2h
2h
t
(A) nm
(B)
(C) nmg t

(D) nmght
gh
g
g

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A block of mass 20 kg is suspended through two light spring

balances as shown in Fig.
(A) Both the scales show 10 kg reading
(B) Both the scales show 20 kg reading
(C) The upper scale will read 20 kg while the lower zero
(D) Their readings are in between 0 and 20 kg with their sum equal
to 20 kg.

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If a man of mass M jumps to the ground from a height h and his centre of mass moves a
distance x in the time taken by him to hit the ground, the average force acting on him is :
(A)

Mgh
x

(B)

Mgx
h

h
(C) Mg
x

x
(D) Mg
h

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A block of mass m is placed on a smooth wedge of wedge angle . The whole system is
accelerated horizontally so that the block does not slip on the wedge. The force (normal
reaction) exerted by the wedge on the block has a magnitude :
mg
(A) mg tan
(B)
(C) mg
(D) mg cos
cos
B

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In the adjoining diagram, the ball A is released from rest when the
spring is at its natural length (neither stretched nor compressed). For
the block B of mass M to leave contact with the ground at some time,
the minimum mass of A must be :
M
(A)
2
(B) M
(C) 2M
(D) A function of M and force constant k of spring

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A weightless inextensible rope rests on a stationary wedge

forming an angle with the horizontal. One end of the rope
is fixed to the wall at point A (see Fig. 3.159). A small load is
attached to the rope at point B. The wedge starts moving to
the right with a constant acceleration a. The acceleration of

(A) a
(B) 2a sin
2
(C) a sin
(D) g sin
B

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A particle of mass m is executing oscillations about the origin on the xaxis. Its potential
energy is V(x) = k|x|3 where k is a positive constant. If the amplitude of oscillation is a, then its
time period T is :
(A) Proportional to 1/ a
(B) Independent of a
(C) Proportional to a
(D) Proportional to a3/2
A
There is a hemispherical bowl of radius R. A block of mass m slides from the rim of the bowl
to the bottom. The velocity of the block at the bottom will be :
(A) Rg
(B) 2Rg
(C) 2Rg
(D) Rg
B
The PE stored in a long spring stretched by 1 cm is U. If the spring is stretched by 3 cm
instead, its PE will be :
(A) 9 U
(B) 3 U
(C) U/3
(D) U/9
A
Which of the following is not a unit of power ?
(A) watt
(B) Power
D

(C) Energy

(D) Momentum

A man weighing 60 kg lifts a body of 15 kg to the top of a building 10 m high in 3 minutes. His
efficiency is :
(A) 10%
(B) 20%
(C) 30%
(D) 40%
B
In Fig. a carriage P is pulled up from A to B.
The coefficient of friction between carriage
and inclined plane is 0.4. The work done will
be : (g = 10/s2)
(A) 10 kJ
(B) 23 kJ
(C) 25 kJ
(D) 28 kJ
B
When a ball is thrown up vertically with velocity 0 , it reaches a maximum height of h. If one
wished to triple the maximum height then the ball should be thrown with velocity :
3
(A) 0 3
(B) 30
(C) 90
(D) 0
2
A
Internal force can change :
(A) Kinetic energy
(B) Mechanical energy (C) Energy
B

(D) Momentum

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A stone of mass m is thrown from earths surface at an angle to the horizontal with an initial
velocity 0. Ignoring the air drag, the power developed by gravity force t second after the
beginning of motion is :
(A) mg(gt v0 sin)
(B) mg0 sin . t
(C) mg (g sin .t)
(D) zero
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A particle moves in a circular orbit of radius r under the influence of an attractive fore F

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2r 3
where A is a constant. If the potential energy of the particle is zero at a very large distance
from the centre of the circular orbit, the total energy of the particle in the circular orbit is :
A
A
A
(A) 2
(B) Zero
(C) 2
(D) 2
2r
r
r
B
The initial velocity of a particle is u and acceleration f is given by at. Which of the following
relations is valid ?
(A) u at 2
(B) u at 2 / 2
(C) u at
(D) = u
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The initial velocity of a particle moving along a straight line is 10 m/s and its retardation is 2
m/s2. The distance moved by the particle in the fifth sec of its motion is :
(A) 1 m
(B) 19 m
(C) 50 m
(D) 75 m
A
A car is moving along a straight road with a uniform acceleration. It passes through two points
P and Q separated by a distance with velocity 30 km/hr and 40 km/hr respectively. The
velocity of the car midway between P and Q is :
(A) 33.3 km/hr
(B) 20 3 km/hr
(C) 25 2 km/hr
(D) 35 km/hr
C
If a force is applied at an angle to a body moving along a straight line :
(A) The body continues to move in the direction of force
(B) The body continues to move in its initial direction of motion
(C) The body moves in a fixed direction other than that of force and initial motion
(D) The body moves in a direction other than that of force and initial motion which varies with
time
D
A car traveling at a speed of 30 km/hr is brought to a halt in 8 m by applying brakes. If the
same care is traveling at 60 km/hr it can be brought to a halt with the same braking force in :
(A) 8 m
(B) 16 m
(C) 24m
(D) 32 m
D
A particle moving in a straight line has velocity and displacement equation as
4 1 s , where is in m/s and s in m. The initial velocity of the particle is :
(A) 4 m/s
(B) 16 m/s
(C) 2 m/s
(D) Zero
A
Two bodies one held 30 cm directly above the other are released simultaneously and fall
freely under gravity. After 2 sec their relative separation will be :
(A) 10 cm
(B) 20 cm
(C) 30 cm
(D) Zero
C
At what angle to the horizontal should an object be projected so that the maximum height
reached is equal to the horizontal range ?
(A) tan = 2
(B) tan = 4
(C) tan = 2/3
(D) = 3
B
It was calculated that a shell when fired from a gun with a certain velocity and at an angle of
elevation 5/36 radians should strike a given target. In actual practice it was found that a hill
just intervened in the trajectory. At what angle of elevation should the gun be fired to hit the
target ?
5
7
11
13
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)
36
36
36
36
D
A particle is thrown with the speed u at an angle with the horizontal . When the particle
makes an angle with the horizontal, its speed will be :
(A) u cos
(B) u cos sec
(C) u cos cos
(D) u sec cos
B
When a horse pulls a wagon, the force that causes the horse to move forward is the force :
(A) He exerts on the wagon
(B) The wagon exerts on him
(C) The ground exerts on him
(D) He exerts on the ground
C

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Velocity versus time graph of a body is shown in Fig. It

explains that :
(A) At B force is zero
(B) A B there is a force but towards motion
(C) At B there is a force but opposes the motion
(D) Forces are equal at A, B and C

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A street car moves rectilinearly from station A to the next stop B with an acceleration varying
according to the law f = a bx, where a and b are positive constants and x is its distance from
station A. The distance AB is then equal to :
2a
a
a
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D) 2a b
b
b
2b
A
Two particles are projected simultaneously one with velocity V upon a smooth inclined plane
2V
of inclination 300 to the horizontal and the other with a velocity
at an angle 600. The
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particles will relatively at rest at the end of time :
2V
3V
2 3V
3V
(A)
second
(B)
second
(C)
second
(D)
second
3g
2g
g
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A particles position as a function of time is described as y(t) = 2t 2 + 3t + 4. What is the
average velocity of the particle from t = 0 to t = 3 sec ?
(A) 3m/ sec
(B) 5 m/sec
(C) 9 m/sec
(D) 12 m/seec
C