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FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR RECRUITMENT TO POSTS IN B.P.S.17 UNDER THE
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, 2000.

PHYSICS PAPER-I I
TIME ALLOWED 3 HOURS MAXIMUM MARKS : 100
NOTE: Attempt FIVE questions in all, including question No.8 which is COMPULSORY. All questions

carry equal marks.
Q.1. (a) A dielectric sphere is placed in a uniform electric field. Draw a neat diagram showing a distortion
produced in the field. Calculate, electric field outside and inside the dielectric sphere. (10)
(b) Explain the dielectric polarization. Establish a relation between electric field strength E, polarization P
and electric induction D. (10)
Q.2 (a) Give a brief account of the phenomenon of electromagnetic induction. Describe two experiments
to demonstrate it. (10)
(b) Prove a relation between the induced e.m.f. and. the rate of change of lines of magnetic force through
a circuit (10)

Q.3. (a) What is transistor biasing? How will you connect a PNP transistor in i) common base and ii)
common emitter configurations. Draw their characteristics curves and discuss their current gain, voltage
gain and input impedance. Give the applications of two configurations. (12)

(b) Deduce the conditions under which the discharge of a condenser is Oscillatory in character. Find an
expression for the frequency of oscillations. (8)
Q.4. (a) Outline the basic facts of Photo electricity. Give the law of Photoelectric emission. How can they
be explained? (12)

(b) The kinetic Energies of photoelectrons range from zero to 4.0x1019J, when light of wavelength 3000 A\u00b0 falls on a surface, what is the stopping potential for this light? What is the threshold wavelength for the material? (8) (1 eV= 1.602x1O19J.)

Q.5. (a) State fundamental postulates of Bohr\u2019s Theory of hydrogen atom Derive the mathematical

expression for energy of electron in hydrogen atom. Give the interpretation of negative sign. (12)
(b) Give an account of different series of Spectral lines of hydrogen atom. (8)
Q.6. (a) Give the significance of Schrodinger\u2019s Wave equation in wave mechanics. Apply it to calculate

energies of particle in a box and discuss the results. (12)
(b) What is Ileisenberg\u2019s Uncertainty principle? Explain its importance in the development of physics. (8)
Q.7. Write a short essay on any two of the following: (20)
(a) Nuclear Reactors and their classifications

(b) Mass Spectrometer and Isotope detection
(c) AM Radio Receivers and Transmitters
Q. 8. Write only the correct answer in the answer book. Don\u2019t reproduce the questions: (20)
(i) The neutrino does not possess

(a) charge.
(b) linear momentum.
(c) angular momentum.

(d) energy.
(ii) The particle whose properties are most nearly the same as those of the proton is the
(a) positron. (b) neutron. (c) antiproton. (d) positive pion. (e) none of these
(iii) The element whose nuclei contain the most tightly bound nucleons is
(a) helium. (b) carbon. (c) iron. (d) uranium. (e) none of these
(iv) As a sample of a radioactive nuclide decays, its half\u2014life
(a) decreases. (b) remains the same. (c) increases. (d) any of the above, depending on the nuclide.
(v) Current in an n-type semiconductor is carried by
(a) electrons. (b) holes. (c) positive ions. (d) electrolytes. (e) none of these
(vi) Pauli\u2019s exclusion principle states that no two electrons in an atom can
(a) be present in the same probability cloud. (b) have the same spin. (c) have, the same quantum numbers.

(d) interact with each other. (e) none of these
(vii) The number of possible orientations of an atomic electron in a magnetic field is *
(a) 1. (b) 2. (c) 4. (d) 2p . (e) none of these
(viii) A hydrogen atom is in its ground state when its orbital electron
(a) is within the nucleus. (b) has escaped from the atom. (c) is in its lowest energy level. (d) is stationary.

(e) none of these
(ix) Electromagnetic waves transport
(a) wavelength. (b) frequency. (c) charge. (d) energy. (e) all of these
(x) The reactance of a capacitor is proportional to
(a) \u00d6 f. (b) f. (c) f2. (d) 1/f. (e) none of these
(xi) The capacitive reactance of a 5-m F capacitor in a 20-kHz circuit is

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