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PHYSICS

PRACTICE TEST
Q.1
An object of mass m is tied to a string of length L and a variables horizontal force is applied on it
which starts at zero and gradually increases until the string makes an angle with the vertical.
Work done by the force F is:

(A) mgL (1 - sin )

(B) mgL

(C) mgL (1 cos)

(D) mgL (1 + cos)

Q.2

The tube AC forms a quarter circle in a vertical plane. The ball B


has an area of cross-section slightly smaller than that of the tube,
and can move without friction through it. B is placed at A and
displaced slightly. It will
(A) Always be in contact with the inner wall of the tube
(B) Always be in contact with the outer wall of the tube
(C) Initially be in contact with the inner wall and later with the outer wall
(D) Initially be in contact with the outer wall and later with the inner wall

Q.3

For the system shown in the figure, initially the spring is compressed by a distance a from its
natural length and when released, it moves to a distance b from its equilibrium position. The
decrease in amplitude for one half-cycle (-a to b) is:

(A)
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(B)

2mg
K

(C)

g
K

(D)

K
mg

In the system shown in figure the mass m moves in a circular arc of angular amplitude 60 and
mass 4m is stationary. Then choose the incorrect statement.

(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

mk

mg
K

The minium value of coefficient of friction between the mass 4 m and the surface of the
table is 0.50
The work done by gravitational force on the block m is positive when it moves from
A to B
The power delivered by the tension when m moves from A to B is non-zero.
The kinetic energy of m in position B equals the work done by gravitational force on the
block when it moves from position A to position B.
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PHYSICS
PRACTICE TEST
Q.5
A man places a chain (of mass m and lenght ) on a table slowly. Initally the lower end of the
chain just touches the table. The man drops the chain when half of the chain is in vertical position.
Then work done by the man in this process is :
(A)

Q.6

Q.8

Q.9

(B)

mg
4

3mg
8

(C)

(D)

mg
8

A body is displaced from (0, 0) to (1m, 1m) along the path x = y by a force F x 2 j y i N .
The work done by this force will be

(A)
Q.7

mg
2

J
3

(B)

5J
6

(C)

3J
2

(D)

7J
5

In the figure, the ball A is released from rest when the spring is at
its natural (unstretched) length. For the block B, of mass M to leave
contact with the ground at some stage, the minimum mass of A
must be
(A) 2M
(B) M
(C) M/2
(D) a function of M and the force constant of the spring
A man of mass 50 kg is moving up an inclined plane pull a block of
mass 25 kg with constant speed 1 m/s. Friction coefficient between
block and plane is 0.5. Assuming that man doesnt slips. Power
delivered by man
(A) 0.65 kW
(B) 0.75 kW
(C) 0.25 kW
(D) 0.45 kW

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A block of mass m = 0.1 kg is released from a height of 4 m on a curved smooth surface. On the
horizontal surface, path AB is smooth and path BC offers coefficient of friction = 0.1. If the
impact of block with the vertical wall at C be perfectely elastic, the total distance covered by the
block on the horizontal surface before coming to rest will be (take g = 10 ms2)
4m
A

B
1m

(A) 29 m

mk

(B) 49 m

C
2m

(C) 59 m

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(D) 109 m

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PRACTICE TEST

PHYSICS
Paragraph for question nos. 10 to 12

The potential energy at a point, relative to the reference point is defined as the negative of work
done by the conservative force as the object moves from the reference point to the point considered.
The value of potential energy at the reference point itself can be set equal to zero because we are
always concerned only with differences of potential energy between two points and the associated
change of kinetic energy. A particle A is fixed at origin of a fixed coordinate system. Another
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particle B which is free to move experiences an force F 3 2 r due to particle A where r
r
r
is the position vector of particle B relative to A. It is given that the force is conservative in nature
and potential energy at infinity is zero. If B has to be removed from the influence of A, energy has
to be supplied for such a process. The ionization energy E0 is work that has to be done by an
external agent to move the particle from a distance r0 to infinity slowly. Here r0 is the equilibrium
position of the particle.
Q.10

What is potential energy function of particle as function of r.


(A)

Q.11

(B)

(C)

(D)

Find the ionization energy E0 of the particle B.


2
(A)
2

Q.12

2 2
(B)

2
(D)

2
(C)
4

r0 r0
,
in the xyIf particle B is transfered slowly from point P1 2 r0 , 2 r0 to point P2
2
2
plane by an external agent, calculate work required to be done by it in the process.

(A)

9 2
64

(B)

2
16

(C)

2
64

(D) None of these

ANSWER KEY
Q.1
Q.6
Q.11

mk

C
B
C

Q.2
Q.7
Q.12

C
C
B

Q.3
Q.8

B
A

Q.4
Q.9

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C
C

Q.5
Q.10

C
B

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