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Solutions

SECTION - A

Objective Type Questions

1.

(1) Speed

(2) Weight

(3) Length

(4) Area

There are seven base quantities,

(i) Mass

(ii) Length

(iii) Time

(iv) Current

(vii) Temperature

2.

(1) Second

(2) Minute

(3) Hour

(3) 3 108 m

Light year is the unit of distance

1 light year = 9.46 1015 m

3.

(1) 9.46 1015 m

One astronomical unit is the average distance between earth and sun

1 astronomical unit (AU) 1.496 1011 m

4.

(1) 1.728 106 cm3

The volume of cube is l3

v 1.7 106 cm3

Answer should be reported in minimum number of significant figures.

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5.

Solution of Assignment

(1) Current

(2) Charge

(3) Energy

(4) Power

Current I

q

q It

t

q Ampere second

6.

The most precise reading of the mass of an object, among the following is

(1) 20 g

(2) 20.0 g

(3) 20.01 g

(4) 20 100 g

A measurement having more number of decimal places is the one with the most precision.

So, 20.01 g is most precise.

7.

(1) 6 cm

(2) 6.5 cm

(3) 5.99 cm

(4) 6.0 cm

(3) nm

(4) N s

Most accurate reading is the one having minimum error.

So, 16 6.281 = 0.28 cm

16.5 6.281 = 0.22 cm

15.99 6.281 = 0.29 cm

16.0 6.281 = 0.28 cm

So, second reading is most accurate.

8.

(1) N m

(2) mN

Nm Unit of torque

mN Milli newton 103 N

nm Nano metre

Ns Unit of momentum

9.

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

180 = radian

1 =

rad

180

60 =

60

60 rad

180

rad

3

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(1) rad

(2) 2 rad

(3)

2

rad

3

(4)

rad

2

The total plane angle is 360 or 2 rad.

11. A far off planet is estimated to be at a distance D from the earth. If its diametrically opposite extremes subtend

an angle at an observatory situated on the earth, the approximate diameter of the planet is

(1)

(2)

(3) D

(4)

1

D

Arc length

Radius

d D

(1) 1030 kg

(4) 1030 kg

1 amu 1.66 10 27 kg

13. If the average life of a person is taken as 100 s, the age of the universe on this scale is of the order

(1) 1010 s

(2) 108 s

(3) 1017 s

(4) 109 s

Time span of human life = 109 s

Age of universe = 1017 s

So,

If,

108

Time of human

109

Age of universe

108

100

Age of universe 1010 s

(1) 3 103 m

(2) 0.0030 m

(3) 30 104 m

3 103

3.0 103

3.0 103

3.00 103

So, fourth measurement is most precise.

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Solution of Assignment

(1) Two

(2) Three

(3) One

(4) Infinite

A pure number has infinite number of significant figures.

16. Thickness of a pencil measured by using a screw gauge (least count .001 cm) comes out to be 0.802 cm. The

percentage error in the measurement is

(1) 0.125%

(2) 2.43%

(3) 4.12%

(4) 2.14%

The percentage error is

L

0.001

100% =

100% = 0.1246% 0.125%

L

0.802

17. The percentage error in the measurement of the voltage V is 3% and in the measurement of the current is

2%. The percentage error in the measurement of the resistance is

(1) 3%

(2) 2%

(3) 1%

(4) 5%

V = IR R

V

I

R

V I

100%

100%

R

V

I

R

100% 3% 2% = 5%

R

18. The relative error in the measurement of the side of a cube is 0.027. The relative error in the measurement of

its volume is

(1) 0.027

(2) 0.054

(3) 0.081

(4) 0.046

Volume of cube, V = side3

V 3 side

V

side

V

V

0.081

3 0.027

V

V

(1) Systematic error

Zero error is a part of systematic error.

20. A packet contains silver powder of mass 20.23 g 0.01 g. Some of the powder of mass 5.75 g 0.01 g is

taken out from it. The mass of the powder left back is

(1) 14.48 g 0.00 g

m1 = 20.23 g 0.01 g

m2 = (5.75 0.01) g

m1 m2 = [(20.23 5.75) 0.02] g

m (14.48 0.02) g

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21. The addition of three masses 1.6 g, 7.32 g and 4.238 g, addressed upto proper decimal places is

(1) 13.158 g

(2) 13.2 g

(3) 13.16 g

(4) 13.15 g

m1 = 1.6 g

m2 = 7.32 g

m3 = 4.238 g

m1 + m2 + m3 = 13.158 g

but answer should be reported in one decimal place only.

m 13.2 g

22. The area of a sheet of length 10.2 cm and width 6.8 cm addressed upto proper number of significant figures

is

(1) 69.36 cm2

(3) 69 cm2

(4) 70 cm2

l = 10.2 cm

w = 6.8 cm

Area = lw = 10.2 6.8 = 69.36

Area = 69 cm2

23. The radius of a sphere is (2.6 0.1) cm. The percentage error in its volume is

(1)

0.1

100 %

2.6

(2) 3

0.1

100 %

2.6

(3)

0.1

100 %

3 2.6

(4)

0.1

%

2.6

r = (2.6 0.1) cm

4 3

r

3

V

3 r

100%

100%

V

r

V

3 0.1

100%

100%

V

2.6

24. The uncertain digit in the measurement of a length reported as 41.68 cm is

(1) 4

(2) 1

(3) 6

(4) 8

41.68 cm

The rightmost digit is most insignificant and leftmost is most significant.

So, 8 most insignificant

4 most significant

25. We can reduce random errors by

(1) Taking large number of observations

The only method of reducing random errors is by taking more and more number of observations.

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(1) Five

(2) Three

(3) Four

(4) Two

The non-zero digits after the decimal places are significant.

27. The number of significant figures in the measured value 26000 is

(1) Five

(2) Two

(3) Three

(4) Infinite

The trailing zeros are not significant.

So, only two digits are significant.

28. The number of significant zeroes present in the measured value 0.020040, is

(1) Five

(2) Two

(3) One

(4) Three

Zeores appearing between and after non-zero numbers are significant.

0.020040

29. The number of significant figures in the measured value 4.700 m is the same as that in the value

(1) 4700 m

(2) 0.047 m

(3) 4070 m

(4) 470.0 m

4.700 Four significant figures.

Also, 470.0 m Four significant figures.

30. If a calculated value 2.7465 g contains only three significant figures, the two insignificant digits in it are

(1) 2 and 7

(2) 7 and 4

(3) 6 and 5

(4) 4 and 6

2.7465 g Last two digits are most insignificant.

31. An object of mass 4.237 g occupies a volume 1.72 cm3. The density of the object to appropriate significant

figures is

(1) 2.46 g cm3

(3) 2.80

(4) 2.83

m = 4.237 g

V = 1.72 cm3

Density =

Mass

4.237 g

d 2.46 gcm 3

32. Round off the value 2.845 to three significant figures.

(1) 2.85

(2) 2.84

2.845 2.84

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(1) 6.00 m

(2) 5.99 m

(3) 5.95 m

(4) 5.90 m

5.997 6.00 m

34. The order of the magnitude of speed of light in SI unit is

(1) 16

(2) 8

(3) 4

(4) 7

Speed of light 3 108 ms1

Order of magnitude = 8

35. The values of a number of quantities are used in a mathematical formula. The quantity that should be most

precise and accurate in measurement is the one

(1) Having smallest magnitude

The quantity having smallest magnitude should be measured very precisely as it is likely to contribute the

maximum relative error.

36. What are the dimensions of the change in velocity?

(1) [M0L0T0]

(2) [LT1]

(3) [MLT1]

(4) [LT2]

The dimensions of change in velocity is same as that of velocity [M0LT1].

37. The dimensional formula for energy is

(1) [MLT2]

(2) [ML2T2]

(3) [M1L2T]

(4) [M L2 T]

The dimensional formula is [ML2T2]

38. The pair of the quantities having same dimensions is

(1) Displacement, velocity

Wavelength and focal length both are have units of length.

39. The dimensional formula for relative refractive index is

(1) [M1L1 T1]

(2) [M0L0T0]

(3) [M1L0 T 0]

(4) [MLT1]

Refractive index is a pure number, hence dimensionless.

40. The dimensional formula [ML1T2] is for the quantity

(1) Force

(2) Acceleration

(3) Pressure

(4) Work

The dimensional formula for pressure

P

Force MLT 2

[ML1T 2 ]

2

Area

L

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41. If the buoyant force F acting on an object depends on its volume V immersed in a liquid, the density of the

liquid and the acceleration due to gravity g. The correct expression for F can be

(1) V g

(2)

g

V

(3) gV2

(4)

gV

F V a b g c

F [L3 ]a [ML3 ]b [LT 2 ]c

[MLT 2 ] F [MbL3a 3b c T 2c ]

On comparing,

b 1 ,

2c = 2

c 1

3a 3b + c = 1

3a 3 + 1 = 1

3a 2 = 1

3a = 3 a 1

So, on putting all these values,

F V g

42. The dimensionally correct expression for the resistance R among the following is

[P = electric power, I = electric current, t = time, V = voltage and E = electric energy]

(1) R =

(2) R

PI

E

I 2t

(3) R = V2P

(4) R = VI

Dimensional formula of power =

Current [A]

V

W ML2 T 2

= [ML2T3]

t

T

W ML2 T 2

= [ML2T3A1]

q

AT

E [ML2 T 2 ]

So, R

E

I 2t

ML2 T 2

A 2T

[ML2T3A2]

ML2 T 3 A 1

[ML2T3A2]

A

So, (2) is the correct formula.

and V = IR R

(1) Weight

W

[ML2 A 1T 3 ]

q

which is different from dimension of force [MLT2]

Dimension of

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44. The potential energy u of a particle varies with distance x from a fixed origin as u

17

A x

, where A and B

xB

(1) [ML5/2T2], [L]

A x

xB

B [L]

and [ML2 T 2 ]

AL1/2

L

[ML2 T 2 ] =AL1/2

A [ML3/2 T 2 ]

2

45. A physical quantity P is given by the relation. P P0e t If t denotes the time, the dimensions of constant

are

(2) [T2]

(1) [T]

(3) [T1]

(4) [T2]

P P0 e t

t 2 [M0L0 T0 ]

[T 2 ]

46. The dimensions of potential energy of an object in mass, length and time are respectively

(1) 2, 2, 1

(2) 1, 2, 2

(3) 2, 1, 2

(4) 1, 1, 2

The dimensional formula of energy

E [ML2 T 2 ]

So, dimensions of i) Mass 1

ii) Length 2

iii) Time 2

(1) Magnification

Gravitational constant is a dimensional constant.

[G] = [M1L3T2]

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Solution of Assignment

48. The dimensions of solar constant (energy falling on earth per second per unit area) are

(1) [M0L0 T0]

(2) [MLT2]

(3) [ML2T2]

(4) [M T3]

Solar constant [S] =

Energy

ML2 T 2

=

[MT3]

Area Time

L2 T

49. The amount of heat energy Q, used to heat up a substance depends on its mass m, its specific heat capacity

(s) and the change in temperature T of the substance. Using dimensional method, find the expression for s is

( Given that [s] = [L2T2K1] ) is

(1) QmT

(2)

Q

mT

(3)

Qm

T

(4)

m

Q T

Q = ma sb c

[ML2T2] = [Ma][L2bT2bKb][Kc]

a 1,

2b = 2 b 1

b+c=0

b = c c 1

Q = msT

Q

m T

(1) [L]

(2) [ML2T3]

(3) [L1]

(4) [MLT3]

Focal length f = [L]

SECTION - B

Objective Type Questions

1.

(1) Gluons

(2) -mesons

(3) Photons

Weak interaction takes place through the exchange of BOSONS W and Z bosons

2.

Maxwell unified

(1) Electricity with gravitation

Maxwell unified electromagnetism with optics.

3.

(1) Tension in a string

Electrostatic force between proton-proton is a fundamental force.

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Which one of the following does not experience strong nuclear force?

(1) Leptons

(2) Baryons

(3) Hadrons

(4) Proton

Leptons does not experience strong nuclear force.

5.

(1) 1 fermi = 1015 m

1 light year = 9.46 1015 m

6.

(1) [ML1T2]

(2) [M2L2T2]

(3) [ML1T0]

d 2y

dx 2

are

(4) [M2L2T4]

d 2y

dx

y

x2

x

y

x2

7.

ML1T 2

T 2

V

LT 1

T1

L

L

[ML1]

The unit of length, velocity and force are doubled. Which of the following is the correct change in the other

units?

(1) Unit of time is doubled

p=Ft

p = 2F t

p 2p

8.

The dimensions of

t2

in the equation F

, where F is the force, v is velocity and t is time, is

v 2

(1) [MLT1]

(2) [ML1T2]

(3) [ML3T4]

(4) [ML2T4]

t2

v 2

Dimensionally, = [T2]

[MLT2] =

[T 2 ]

[L2 T 2 ]

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Solution of Assignment

T2

[MLT 2 L2 T 2 ]

= [M1L3T6]

Dimensions of

9.

T2

= 1 3 6 = [ML3T4]

M L T

Even if a physical quantity depends upon three quantities, out of which two are dimensionally same, then the

formula cannot be derived by the method of dimensions. This statement

(1) May be true

This statement is completely correct. If a quantity depends upon two other quantities which are dimensionally

same then formula's validity can be checked but it can't be derived by the method of dimensions.

10. The unit of impulse per unit area is same as that of

(1) Viscosity

(4) Force

Impulse

MLT 1

=

[ML1T1]

Area

L2

So,

Impulse

coefficient of viscosity

Area

11. In a practical unit if the unit of mass becomes double and that of unit of time becomes half, then 8 joule will

be equal to ............. unit of work.

(1) 6

(2) 4

(3) 1

(4) 10

Work [ML2T2]

n1v1 = n2v2

(8)M1 L21 T12

M2 L22 T22

n2

2

M L T

8 1 1 1

M2 L2 T2

2

M L 2T

8 1 1 1

2M1 L1 T1

8

n2

2

n2

1 1

n2

2 4

n2 1

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12. In a new system of units energy (E), density (d) and power (P) are taken as fundamental units, then the

dimensional formula of universal gravitational constant G will be

(1) [E1d2P2]

(2) [E2d1P2]

(3) [E2d1P1]

(4) [E1d2P2]

G = [Ea db Pc]

E = [ML2T2]

d = [ML3]

P = [ML2T3]

G = [M1L3T2]

[M1L3T2] = [ML2T2]a [ML3]b [ML2T3]c

a + b + c = 1

2a 3b + 2c = 3

2a 3c = 2 2a + 3c = 2

On solving,

a = 2

b = 1

c=2

So, G [E 2d 1P 2

13. In equation y x 2 cos2 2

are

(1) m2, ms2

(2) m, ms1

(3) m2, m

(4) m, ms2

y x 2 cos2 2

The argument of a trigonometric ratio is always dimensionless.

T 1

[M0L0 T0 ] or 1 [LT2]

L T

and y = x2 [L2]

= s1 [T1], = [LT1]1 [L1T]

ms 2

y m2

14. A dimensionally consistent relation for the volume V of a liquid of coefficient of viscosity flowing per second, through

a tube of radius r and length l and having a pressure difference P across its ends, is

(1) V

Pr 4

8l

(2) V

8Pr

(3) V

8P

r

(4) V

P

8r 4

On checking the dimensionality the correct relation is

V

Pr 4

8l

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Solution of Assignment

15. E, m, J and G denote energy, mass, angular momentum and gravitational constant respectively. The dimensions

of

EJ 2

are same as of

m5G 2

(1) Angle

(2) Length

(3) Mass

(4) Time

EJ 2

5

mG

ML2 T 2 (ML2 T 1 )2

5

1 3

2 2

M (M L T )

ML2 T 2M2L4 T 2

M5M2L6 T 4

16. Let P represent radiation pressure, c represent speed of light and I represent radiation energy striking a unit

area per second, then P x I y c z will be dimensionless for

(1) x = 0, y = z

(2) x = y = z

(3) x = z = y

(4) x = y = z

P xI yc z

P Pressure [ML1T2]

I Intensity

ML2 T 2

E

[MT3]

AT

L2 T

[M0L0T0] = [ML1T2]x [MT3]y [LT1]z

x y x + y = 0, x + z = 0 x z

x z y

17. The number of particles crossing per unit area perpendicular to Z axis per unit time is given by

(N2 N1 )

(Z2 Z1 ) , where N2 and N1 are the number of particles per unit volume at Z2 and Z1 respectively. What

N D

(1) [M0L1T2]

(2) [M0L1T1]

(3) [M0L2T1]

(4) [M0L2T2]

N D

(N2 N1 )

(Z2 Z1 )

Dimensionally,

N (Z2 Z1 )

(N2 N1 )

Solution of Assignment

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Given,

N2, N1 Number of particles per unit volume.

N2, N1

N

[L3 ]

V

Z2 Z1 [L]

N

Number of particles

Area (T)

N [L2T1]

So, D

L2 T 1 L

L3

[L2T1]

18. The frequency of vibrations f of a mass m suspended from a spring of spring constant K is given by a relation

of type f = cmxKy, where c is a dimensionless constant. The values of x and y are

(1) x

1

1

, y

2

2

(2)

1

1

, y

2

2

(3) x

1

1

, y

2

2

(4)

1

1

, y

2

2

f Frequency [T1]

m Mass [M]

c Constant

f MLT 2

[MT2]

x

L

x + y = 0,

1

2

2y = 1

1

2

2ct

2x

19. The equation of a stationary wave is y 2 A sin

cos . Which of the following statements is

incorrect?

(1) The unit of ct is same as that of

(3) The unit of

2c

2x

is same as that of

(4) The unit of

c

x

is same as that of

2ct

2x

y 2 A sin

cos

ct

dimensionless ct

x

dimensionless x

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Solution of Assignment

20. If energy E, velocity V and time T are taken as fundamental units, the dimensional formula for surface tension

is

(1) [EV2T2]

(2) [E2VT2]

(3) [E2V2T]

(4) [E2V2T2]

Force

MLT 2

=

[MT2]

Length

L

Surface tension = [MT2]

Surface tension =

E [ML2T2]

V [LT1]

T [T]

Surface tension = [Ea Vb Tc]

[MT2] = [ML2T2]a [LT1]b [T]c

On comparing,

a 1,

2a + b = 0

2+b=0

b 2

2a b + c = 2

2 + 2 + c = 2

c 2

21. If force F, area A and density D are taken as the fundamental units, the representation of Youngs modulus

Y will be

(1) [F1A1D1]

(2) [FA2D2]

(3) [FA1D]

(4) [FA1D0]

Young's modulus =

Stress

= [ML1T2]

Strain

F [MLT2]

A [L2]

D [ML3]

[ML1T2] = [MLT2]a [L2]b [ML3]c

a + c = 1,

a 1 c

a + 2b 3c = 1

2 = 2a 3c

2 = 2a + 3c

2 = 2 2c + 3c

0 = +c c 0

a 1

1 + 2b = 1

2b = 2

b 1

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22. If velocity, time and force (V, T & F) are considered as fundamental quantities, the dimensional formula for

mass will be

(2) [F1TV ]

(1) [FTV ]

(3) [FTV1 ]

(4) [FT1V ]

M Mass [M]

V Velocity [LT1]

T Time [T]

F Force [MLT2]

[M] = [MLT2]a [LT1]b [T]c

a 1,

a + b = 0,

2a b + c = 0

2 + 1 + c = 0

b 1

c 1

M [FV T]

23. If the error in the measurement of radius of a sphere is 2%, then the error in the determination of volume of

the sphere will be

(1) 2%

(2) 4%

(3) 6%

(4) 8%

Volume of sphere =

4

R 3

3

V

R

100% = 3

100% = 3 2%

V

R

V

100% 6%

V

24. A set of defective observation of weights is used by a student to find the mass of an object using a physical

balance. A large number of readings will reduce

(1) Random error

Random errors can be reduced by taking a large number of observations.

25. A force F is applied on a square area of side L. If the percentage error in the measurement of L is 2% and

that in F is 4%, what is the maximum percentage error in pressure?

(1) 2%

(2) 4%

(3) 6%

(4) 8%

Pressure =

Force

Area

P

F

2L

100% =

100%

100% = 4% + 2 2%

P

F

L

P

100% 8%

P

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26. The radius of a sphere is (5.3 0.1) cm. The percentage error in its volume is

(1)

0 .1

100

5.3

(2) 3

0 .1

100

5 .3

(3)

3 0 .1

100

2 5.3

(4) 6

0 .1

100

0 .3

r (5.3 0.1) cm

4 3

r

3

V

3 r

100%

100%

V

r

V

3 0.1

100%

100

V

5.3

27. If the percentage error in the measurement of momentum and mass of an object are 2% and 3% respectively,

then maximum percentage error in the calculated value of its kinetic energy is

(1) 2%

(2) 1%

(3) 5%

(4) 7%

KE =

Momentum

p2

=

Mass

2m

2 p

K

100 %

100 %

100% =

p

m

K

= 2 2% + 3%

K

100% 7%

K

28. The acceleration due to gravity is measured on the surface of earth by using a simple pendulum. If and

are relative errors in the measurement of length and time period respectively, then percentage error in the

measurement of acceleration due to gravity is

(1) 100

2

(2) ( 2)

(3) (2 + ) 100

(4) ( + 2) 100

T 2

L

g

T 2 4 2 L

g

g

L

2T

100%

100%

100%

g

L

T

g

100% ( 2) 100

g

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29. A public park, in the form of a square, has an area of (100 0.2) m2. The side of park is

(1) (10 0.01) m

A (100 0.2) m2

100 l 2 l 10 m

A 2l

A

l

0.2

l

2

100

10

l 0.01 m

30. A physical quantity is represented by X = [MaLbTc]. If percentage error in the measurement of M, L and T

are %, % and % respectively, then maximum percentage error in measurement of X should be (Given that

, and are very small)

(1) (a b + c)%

(2) (a + b + c)%

(3) (a b c)%

(4) (a + b c)%

X = [MaLbTc]

X

a M

b L

c T

100%

100%

100%

100%

X

M

L

T

X

100% (a b c )%

X

1

second. The time of 20 oscillations of a pendulum is measured to be

5

25 seconds. The maximum percentage error in the measurement of time will be

(1) 0.1%

(2) 0.8%

(3) 1.8%

(4) 8%

Least count = T =

1

s = 0.2 s

5

T = 25 s

Percentage error =

T

0.2

100% =

100% = 0.8%

T

25

32. A student measures the distance traversed in free fall of a body, initially at rest in a given time. He uses this

data to estimate g, the acceleration due to gravity. If the maximum percentage errors in measurement of the

distance and the time are e1 and e2 respectively, the maximum percentage error in the estimation of g is

(1) e2 e1

(2) e1 + 2e2

(3) e1 + e2

(4) e1 2e2

g = LT2

g

g L 2T

g e1 2e2

g

L

T

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SECTION - C

Previous Years Questions

1.

If energy (E), velocity (V) and time (T) are chosen as the fundamental quantities, the dimensional formula of

surface tension will be

[AIPMT-2015]

(1) [E2 V1 T3]

(2) [E V2 T1]

(3) [E V1 T2]

(4) [E V2 T2]

2.

If force (F), velocity (V) and time (T) are taken as fundamental units, then the dimensions of mass are

[AIPMT-2014]

(1) [F V T1]

(2) [F V T2]

(3) [F V1 T1]

(4) [F V1 T]

M = Fx Vy Tz

M = (MLT2)x (LT1)y (T)z

M = M x Lx+y T2xy+z

Equating powers of M, L and T both sides

x = 1, x + y = 0, 2x y + z = 0

Solving equations x = 1, y = 1, z = 1

M = F V1 T

3.

In an experiment four quantities a, b, c and d are measured with percentage error 1%, 2%, 3% and 4%

respectively. Quantity P is calculated as follows : P =

(1) 10%

a3b2

. % error in P is

cd

(2) 7%

(3) 4%

[NEET-2013]

(4) 14%

P=

a3b2

cd

P

3 a 2b c d

100% =

100% = 14%

a

b

c

d

P

4.

The damping force on an oscillator is directly proportional to the velocity. The units of the constant of

proportionality are

[AIPMT (Prelims)-2012]

(1) kgs1

(2) kgs

(3) kgms1

(4) kgms2

F v

5.

F = bv

F

kgms2

=

= kgs1

v

ms 1

(1) [L T]

(2) [L T]

(3) [L1 T]

(4) [L T1]

Solution of Assignment

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Speed of light c

1

0 0

c (0 0 )1/2

6.

The density of a material in CGS system of units is 4 g/cm3. In a system of units in which unit of length is

10 cm and unit of mass is 100 g, the value of density of material will be

[AIPMT (Mains)-2011]

(1) 400

(2) 0.04

(3) 0.4

(4) 40

Density, n1u1 = n2u2

7.

4g

cm3

n2

100 g

103 cm3

n2 40

A student measures the distance traversed in free fall of a body, initially at rest in a given time. He uses this

data to estimate g, the acceleration due to gravity. If the maximum percentage errors in measurement of the

distance and the time are e1 and e2 respectively, the percentage error in the estimation of g is

[AIPMT (Mains)-2010]

(1) e2 e1

(2) e1 + 2e2

(3) e1 + e2

(4) e1 2e2

8.

The dimension of

1

E2, where 0 is permittivity of free space and E is electric field, is

2 0

[AIPMT (Prelims)-2010]

(1) ML2 T2

(2) ML1 T2

(3) ML2 T2

(4) MLT1

Energy density =

9.

1

E

1

ML2 T 2

1 2

2

2

= 0E

[ML T ] 0 E

3

2

V

2

L

If the dimensions of a physical quantity are given by Ma Lb Tc, then the physical quantity will be

[AIPMT (Prelims)-2009]

(1) Velocity if a = 1, b = 0, c = 1

(2) Acceleration if a = 1, b = 1, c = 2

(3) Force if a = 0, b = 1, c = 2

(4) Pressure if a = 1, b = 1, c = 2

Pressure = [ML1T2]

10. Which two of the following five physical parameters have the same dimensions?

(a) Energy density

[AIPMT (Prelims)-2008]

(1) (a) and (e)

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Solution of Assignment

Refractive index and dielectric constant are dimensional constant

Energy density =

ML2 T 2

3

Young's modulus =

[ML1T 2 ]

MLT 2

L2

[ML1T 2 ]

11. If the error in the measurement of radius of a sphere is 2%, then the error in the determination of volume of

the sphere will be

[AIPMT (Prelims)-2008]

(1) 2%

(2) 4%

(3) 6%

(4) 8%

Volume of sphere =

4

R 3

3

V

R

100% = 3

100%

V

R

= 3 2%

V

100% 6%

V

12. Dimensions of resistance in an electrical circuit, in terms of dimension of mass M, of length L, of time T and

of current I, would be

[AIPMT (Prelims)-2007]

(1) [ML2T3I2]

(2) [ML2T3I1]

(3) [ML2T2]

(4) [ML2T1I1]

V = IR R

V W ML2 T 2

I

qI

AT A

R [ML2 T 3 A 2 ]

b

, where a, b and c are constants, The dimensions

t c

(1) [LT2], [L] and [T]

[AIPMT (Prelims)-2006]

(3) [LT2], [LT] and [L]

v at

b

t c

c = t = [T]

at = v a = [LT2]

b

LT 1 b = [L]

T

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14. The ratio of the dimensions of Plancks constant and that of the moment of inertia is the dimension of

[AIPMT (Prelims)-2005]

(1) Frequency

(2) Velocity

(4) Time

h ML2 T 1

[T 1] Frequency

I

ML2

(1) Young's modulus and Energy

Work = Force Displacement

W [ML2 T 2

16. The dimensions of 0 are

1

1

(1) M1 L 2 T 2

1

1

(2) M1L2 T 2

(3) [L1T]

(4) [M1L1T2A2]

(3) [ML0T2]

(4) [M1L0T2]

(3) [ML2T2]

(4) [M1L1]

1

0 0

LT 1

1

L2 T 2

0 0

0

0

1

L T 2 0

2

1

L T 2

2

[ML3 T 4 A 2 ]

0 [MLT 2 A 2

(1) [ML1T0]

(2) [ML1T1]

Surface tension =

F

MLT 2

=

= [MT2]

L

L

(1) [MLT2]

(2) [ML1T2]

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Solution of Assignment

Pressure =

Force

MLT 2

=

[ML1T2]

Area

L2

P [ML1T 2

19. Percentage errors in the measurement of mass and speed are 2% and 3% respectively. The error in the

estimate of kinetic energy obtained by measuring mass and speed will be

(1) 8%

(2) 2%

(3) 12%

(4) 10%

KE

1

MV 2

2

M

2V

K

100%

100% = 2% + 2 3%

100% =

M

V

K

K

100% 8%

K

(1) Relative density

Dimensional constant [G] = [M1L3T2]

21. The dimensions of RC is

(1) Square of time

RC = Time

22. The dimensions of impulse are equal to that of

(1) Pressure

(3) Force

Impulse = p [MLT1]

23. The density of a cube is measured by measuring its mass and length of its sides. If the maximum error in

the measurement of mass and lengths are 3% and 2% respectively, the maximum error in the measurement

of density would be

(1) 12%

(2) 14%

(3) 7%

(4) 9%

Density =

Mass

Volume

m

3 l

d

100%

100%

100% =

m

l

d

= 3% + 3 2%

d

100% 9%

d

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24. An equation is given here P 2 b where P = Pressure, V = Volume and = Absolute temperature.

V

V

(1) [ML5 T1]

P 2 b

V

V

Dimensionally,

P

a

V2

ML1T2 L6 = a

a [ML5 T 2 ]

25. Which of the following dimensions will be the same as that of time?

(1)

L

R

(2)

C

L

R

L

(3) LC

(4)

(3) [ML2T2A1]

(4) [ML2T1A3]

L

Time

R

(1) [M0L2T2A2]

(2) [ML0T2A2]

= BA =

F

A

qv

MLT 2

AT LT 2

[F qvB ]

L2

= [ML2T2A1]

27. Which pair do not have equal dimensions?

(1) Energy and torque

Force = [MLT2]

Impulse = Force Time [MLT1]

28. The dimensions of Plancks constant equals to that of

(1) Energy

(2) Momentum

(4) Power

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Solution of Assignment

E = h

ML2 T 2

T 1

h h [ML2 T 1 ]

L [ML2 T 1 ]

(1) [M1L3T2]

(2) [ML2T1]

(3) [M2L3T2]

(4) [M2L2T1]

Gravitational constant = [M1L3T2]

SECTION - D

Assertion-Reason Type Questions

1.

R : Both have dimension of time.

Shake Unit of time

Light year Unit of length

2.

R : Displacement is dimensionless quantity.

Displacement gradient =

Displacement

Dimensionless

Length

3.

R : Absolute error is the difference in measured value and true value of physical quantity.

Absolute error is always positive as it is true value measured value

4.

R : A pure number is always dimensionless.

If a quantity doesnot have units so definitely it will be dimensionless but reverse is not true.

Pure number also dimensionless.

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R : All type of errors are unitless and dimensionless.

Absolute error is not dimensionless rather it will having dimensions of the measured quantity.

6.

R : Smaller the percentage error, higher is the accuracy of measurement.

Higher accuracy means higher precisions.

So, error will be very smaller.

Low least count means low error and hence high accuracy.

7.

A : The maximum possible error in a reading is taken as least count of the measuring instrument.

R : Error in a measurement cannot be greater than least count of the measuring instrument.

The assertion is true as least count is the maximum possible error in the measurement.

But the error can be greater than least count it will depend upon power of quantity.

8.

A : In a measurement, two readings obtained are 20.004 and 20.0004. The second measurement is more

precise.

R : Measurement having more decimal places is more precise.

The precisions is decided by the more number of decimal places so, 20.0004 is more precise.

9.

R : Percentage error in B is less than the percentage error in A.

Out of 20.00 and 20.000

The second measurement is more precise and more accurate also. The percentage error in second reading

is less.

0.01

1

100

= 0.05%

20.00

20

0.001

100 0.0005%

20.000

10. A : When we change the unit of a measurement of a quantity, its numerical value changes.

R : The product of numerical value of the physical quantity and unit for a quantity remain constant.

Numerical value Unit = constant

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Solution of Assignment

R : All dimensionally correct equations are physically correct.

If an equation is physically correct it has to be dimensionally correct also.

But the reverse is not true.

12. A : Physical relations involving addition and subtraction cannot be derived by dimensional analysis.

R : Numerical constants cannot be deduced by the method of dimensions.

Those equations carrying multiplication and divisions of physical quantities can be derived but not valid for

addition or subtraction.

13. A : If displacement y of a particle executing simple harmonic motion depends upon amplitude a angular

frequency and time t then the relation y = a sint cannot be dimensionally achieved.

R : An equation cannot be achieved by dimensional analysis; if it contains dimensionless expressions.

Assertion and reason is correct and correctly explains assertion.

14. A : An exact number has infinite number of significant digits.

R : A number, which is not a measured value has infinite number of significant digits.

An exact number contains infinite number of significant figures.

15. A : A dimensionless quantity may have unit.

R : Two physical quantities having same dimensions, may have different units.

Dimensionless quantity may have unit. for example, angle.

Also two quantities having same dimensions may have different units.

Work ML2T2 Joule

Torque ML2T2 Nm