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IMPORTANT QUESTION BANK By Srigayatri
PHYSICS
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Name of the chapter
marks Wave Motion
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Ray optics and optical Instruments
Physical optics
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Magnetism
Electrostatics
Current electricity

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Thermo-electricity
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WAVE
MOTION LONG ANSWER QUESTIONS
1***. Explain the formation of stationary waves in stretched strings and hence deduce the
laws of transverse waves in stretched string
(Mar, 2009)
2***. State laws of transverse vibrations in stretched strings. Explain how do you verify
them using sonometer.
(Mar, 2005, 2007)
3***. What are Harmonics and Overtones? How are they formed in an open pipe?
Derive the equations for the frequencies of the harmonics produced in an open
pipe. 4***. What are harmonics? How are stationary waves formed in a closed pipe?
Explian the various modes of vibrations in a closed pipe and establish the relation between
their
frequencies?
( May, 2009)
5***. What is Doppler effect? Find an expression for the apparent frequency heard when
the source is in motion and the listener is at rest. What is the limitation of
Doppler effect?
(M 2006)
6**. What is Dopplers shift? Derive an expression for the apparent frequency heard by
a moving listener when the source of sound is at rest. What is the effect of the
moving
medium on the Doppler effect
SHORT ANSWER QUESTIONS
1***. What are beats? Explain the importance of
beats. 2***.
What are applications of Doppler
Effect?
3***. Define Absorption coefficient and Reverberation time. State and explain
Sabines formula for reverberation time in a closed auditorium.
(Mar,
2008)
4***. Define an echo. What is the minimum distance required to form an echo. Write its
application
(Mar, 2006)
5***. Write the condition for the construction of good auditoria.
6**. Explain the reflection of waves at closed and open ends.
7**. Explain the characteristics of a sound note.
8**. What is Resonance? Explain with an example.
9*.
What is Doppler effect? Derive an expression for the apparent frequency of a note,
when source of sound and observer are approaching each other.
RAY
OPTICS SHORT ANSWER
QUESTIONS
10***. What is total internal reflection? State the conditions to be fulfilled for total internal
reflection
11***. Describe the construction and working of an optical fibre. Sate its uses. (M06, 08)
12***. Distinguish between an astronomical telescope and a terrestrial telescope.
13***. Describe Rams dens eye piece with the help of a neat sketch. Explain its
advantages and disadvantages
(Mar, 2009, 2007)
14***. Describe Huygens eye piece with the help of a neat sketch. Explain its advantages
and disadvantages.
15***. What are pure and impure spectra. State the conditions to produce a pure spectrum.
16***. With the help of a ray diagram, illustrate the formation of the final image of an
object in
a compound microscope. Derive an expression for its magnifying
power. 17**.
What are lens aberrations? Give reasons for them.

18**. Explain the working of a simple microscope and find an expression for its
magnifying power.
19*. What is dispersion? Define a physical quantity which depends only on the material
of the prism for its dispersion. Obtain an expression for it.
20*. State the significance of emission and absorption spectra.
21*. Derive the expression for refractive index of material of the prism.

PHYSICAL OPTICS
SHORT ANSWER QUESTIONS
22***. Write about the main features in which Fraunhoffer and Fresnel approaches of
diffraction
differ?
23***. Mention some (at least four) applications of diffraction (March, 2007, 2005)
24***. What the applications of polarization of light? (March, 2008)
25***. Write any four applications of interference of light (March, 2009)
26***. Explain how plane polarized light obtained by reflection. (M2005, M2006,M 2009)
27***. Explain how plane polarized light obtained by refraction.
28**. Explain double refraction ( birefringence) of light.
29**. Describe Youngs double slit experiment and give the necessary theory to
explain formation of dark and bright interference pattern (March, 2006 , 2008)
MAGNETISM
SHORT ANSWER QUESTIONS
30***. Derive the equation for the couple acting on a bar magnet in a uniform magnetic
field
and hence deduce the definition of magnetic moment (M06, 2008, 2009, May,
2006)
31***. Derive an expression for the period of oscillation of a bar magnet in vibration
magnetometer.
32***. How do you distinguish Dia, Para and Ferromagnetisms in matter.
33***. Derive an expression for the magnetic induction at a point on the axial line of a
bar magnet.
(March, 2009)
34**. Derive an expression for the magnetic induction at a point on the equatorial line of
a bar magnet.
35*. Explain tan A and tan B positions of a deflection magnetometer. (March, 2009)
36**. Explain the theory to determine magnetic moment of a bar magnet and Horizontal
component of the earths magnetic induction BH at a
place. 37*. State and explain Tangent law in magnetism.
38*. Compare magnetic moment of two bar magnet in a tan A, tan B position by
equal distance method or null method.
ELECTRO STATICS
SHORT ANSWER QUESTIONS
39***. Define a) Intensity of electric field E, B) Potential difference between two points
V. Derive the relation between them.
(March, 2009)
40***. Define capacitance or capacity of a conductor and explain the principle of
capacitor. 41***. Derive the equation for equivalent capacitance (Capacity) When a number
of capacitors
are connected in parallel.
42***. Derive equation for the equivalent capacitance (Capacity) when capacitors are
connected in series.
(March, 2008, May, 2009)
43***. Derive an expression for the energy stored in a capacitor. What is the energy stored
when the space between the plates is filled with a dielectric
a) With charging battery disconnected
b) With charging battery connected in the circuit. (M09, 07, 05, 2006, May, 2006)
44*. Write a note on different types of capacitors.
45*. Applying Gausss law derive the expression for electric intensity due to a
charged conducting spherical shall at
(i) a point outside the shell,

(ii) A point on the surface of the shell and (iii) A point inside the
shell. 46*. State and explain Coulombs law. Derive it from Gauss law.

CURRENT ELECTRICITY
LONG ANSWER QUESTIONS
7***. State and explain Kirchhoffs law in electricity and apply them to Wheatstone
bridge
to obtain its balancing condition
(Mar, 2008, 2006)
8***. Explain the principle of meter bridge. Describe an experiment for the determination
of unknown resistance of a wire.
9**. Define electric current, drift velocity and mobility of charge carriers in a conductor.
Derive the relation between electric current and drift velocity of charge carriers in a
conductor.
10**. Explain the principle of potentiometer. Describe an experiment for the comparison
of emfs of two cells.
11**. Describe the construction and principle of potentiometer and explain how the
internal
resistance of a cell is determined using potentiometer.
SHORT ANSWER QUESTIONS
47***. Write short notes on thermistor.
48**. Write short notes on back emf and internal resistance of a cell
(May, 2009)
49**. State and explain Ohms law. Define Ohm.
THERMO ELECTRICITY
SHORT ANSWER QUESTIONS
50***. Write short notes on the working of a thermopile.
51***. Explain construction and working of Dud dells thermo galvanometer.
52***. what is seebeck effect. Explain how thermo emf varies with temperature in a
thermocouple, define neutral and invertion temperature.
53***. What are Peltier and Thomson effects? Define their coefficients (March, 2009)
ELECTRO MAGNETISM
LONG ANSWER QUESTIONS
12***. Obtain an expression for the torque on a loop placed in a uniform magnetic filed.
Describe the construction and working of moving coil galvanometer?
(M06, 09, May, 2006, May, 2009)
13***. Describe the growth and decay of current in an inductance, resistance circuit. How
the
growth and decay are affected with different values of inductance discuss? (M07)
14***. How is a galvanometer converted into an ammeter? Why parallel resistance is
smaller than galvanometer resistance? Explain
(March, 2005)
15***. Describe the growth and decay of current in resistance, capacitance circuit? Define
time constant.
(March, 2007)
16***. How is a galvanometer converted in to a voltmeter? Why series resistance is greater
than galvanometer resistance? Explain
(March, 2005)
17*. Obtain an expression for impedance and current in series LCR circuit. Deduce
an expression for the resonating frequency of an LCR series resonating circuit.
SHORT ANSWER QUESTIONS
54***. State and explain Lenzs law with examples
55***. Derive an expression for a force between two parallel conductors carrying a current.
(May, 209)
56***. What is a shunt? Deduce expressions for the current flowing through the
galvanometer and shunt resistance.

57**. State the principle on which a transformer works. Describe the working of a
transformer with necessary theory. Mention its uses.
(May, 2006)
58**. State and explain Bio-Savart law.
59**. Explain instantaneous, maximum, and rms values of a current.

ATOMIC PHYSICS
SHORT ANSWER QUESTIONS
60***. What is Moseleys law? Discuss briefly its importance.
(March, 2005)
61***. Describe the origin of X-ray spectra. Explian continuous and characteristic x-ray
spectrum
(March, 2007)
62***. Define specific charge? Describe Thomsons experiment to determine e/m of an
electron with relevant theory.
(May 2006, Mar 2008)
63***. What is photo electric effect? Mention the laws of photoelectric effect. Explain
these laws using Einsteins equation of photo electric effect? (Mar 2005, 2009)
64**. Give the applications of photoelectric cells.
NUCLEAR PHYSICS
LONG ANSWER QUESTIONS
18***. Explain the principle and working of a nuclear reactor with the help of a labeled
diagram
(Mar 09)
19**. Define binding energy. How does binding energy per nucleon vary with mass
number?
What is it significance.
SHORT ANSWER QUESTIONS
65***. What are mass defect and binding energy? How is mass defect related to binding
energy?
(March, 2006, May, 2009)
66***. Define the term decay constant for a radioactive substance. Deduce the relation
between decay constant and half life period.
(May, 2009)
67***. Explain the source of stellar energy. Explain the carbon-nitrogen cycle and
proton- proton cycle occurring in stars.
(Mar 2006, 2007)
68**. Write a note on Breeder reactor.
69**. Write a short note on the discovery of neutron.
70*
Mention the uses of radioisotopes.
(Mar 2008)
71*. What is nuclear fission? Explain liquid drop model of nuclear fission?*72*.
Difference between nuclear fusion and nuclear fission.
73*. State the properties of , , ray.
SEMI CONDUCTORS
LONG ANSWER QUESTIONS
20***. What is rectifier? Explain working of half wave and full wave rectifiers with
diagrams Mention the expression for its efficiency? (Mar 2009, 2005, 2007)
21***. Describe a transistor and explain its working.
(Mar 2008)
SHORT ANSWER QUESTIONS
74***. Explain the operation of NOT gate and give its truth table.
75***. What is a Zener diode? Explain how it is used as voltage regulator
76***. Define NAND and NOR gates. Give their truth tables.
77** Discuss the behaviour of a p-n junction. How does a potential barrier develop at
the junction.
78**. What is a junction diode. Explain the formation of depletion layer at the junction.
Explain the variation of depletion layer in forward and reverse biased condition.
79*
Draw and explain the current-voltage (I-V) characteristic curves if a junction diode
in forward and reverse bias.
VERY SHORT ANSWER QUESTIONS
WAVE
MOTION
1.
What is the phase difference between incident and reflected waves at a) an open
end and b) closed end?

2.

What happens to the fundamental frequency of a stretched string when its linear
density becomes1/4thof its initial value?
(Mar 2006-2007)

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What is the ratio of the frequencies of harmonics in an air column of same length in
a) a closed pipe and b) an open pipe
Mention any two applications of beats.
What are Focusing and Echelon effects?
What do you mean by reverberation time an auditorium
What is sound absorber. Give two examples for good absorbers. (Mar 2006)
The length of a wire vibrating with a frequency of 340 Hz is 1m . It its length
is changed to 1.6 m, find the frequency.
Name any two musical instruments whose working depends on transverse vibrations
of a string
(M 2008)
What is reverberation? Who is the founder of architectural acoustics?
(M05, May 2006)
What is Newtons formula for velocity of sound in a gas? How is it corrected
by Laplace?
What is End correction in resonating air column?
What happens to the frequency of a tuning fork a) When it is loaded with a little
wax and b) When it is filed?
What is Absorption coefficient? which is a better absorber of sound, glass or fibre
glass?
What is the ratio of the frequency of fourth overtone to the fundamental
frequency of a stretched string?
RAY OPTICS
Given the ratio of velocities of two light waves traveled in vacuum and having
wave lengths 5000Ao and 6000Ao.
Why do diamonds sparkle?
What is normal adjustment of a telescope? In What way it is better?
What is the use of erecting lens in a terrestrial telescope? What is its magnification?
What are the advantages of Rams dens eyepiece?
What are the demerits of Huygens eyepiece?
The angles of deviations for violet and red colors of a crown prism are 5.23o and
5.15o
respectively. Find the dispersive power of the prism?
(Mar 2005)
The measurements taken in Ramdesns eyepiece more worthy (reliable) than
Huygens eyepiece. Why?
(Mar 2006)
Define critical angle. Mention its relationship with refractive index. (M07, May
2006)
If the refractive index of a medium is 1.5, find the critical angle.
Write the difference between microscope and telescope.
(May 2009)
Mention the types of chromatic aberration
(Mar 2008)
What are Fraunhoffer lines? Explain their origin.
State and explain Huygens principle.
State the consequences of total internal reflection.
What is an optical fiber? State its principle.
Can we minimize spherical and chromatic aberrations simultaneously? If so, how?
PHYSICAL OPTICS
How does the spacing between fringes in Youngs double slit experiment change.
a) if the slit separation is increased? b) If the colour of the light is changed from
red to
blue?

34.

If Young two slit interference experiment is done with white light what would
be observed?

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If a polarizer is placed in front of each slit, what changes be observed in the


interference fringes. A) When the two polarizing axes are parallel b) when the two
polarizing axes are perpendicular?
What are half period zones? What is their other name? (Mar 2007)
Distinguish between geometric and physical (wave) approximations of light.
How does the spacing between fringes in Youngs double slit experiment change. a)
if
the slit separation is increased? B) if the colour of the light is changed from red to
blue?
What change will occur in a Youngs double slit experiment if the whole apparatus
is
immersed in water rather than air?
MAGNETISM
Define the magnetic moment of a bar magnet. What is its direction?
Do you find two magnetic field lines intersecting? Why?
The force between two magnetic poles separated by a distanced in air is F.
At what distance between them the force becomes doubled?
What is the magnetic moment of a semi circular magnet of radius r and pole
strength m
In the equal distance method of a deflection magnetometer, the deflections produced
by two bar magnets are 300 and 600. What is the ratio of their magnetic moments?
(M07)
Why magnetic poles are reversed at a given position on a deflection magnetometer
to
take readings? (March, 2005)
The magnetic moment of the magnet is 30 A-m2. Its length 10cm. What is its
pole strength (M 2006 )
State inverse square law in magnetism and mention the mathematical
expression.
18362E4=fFfF20i + 30j N / c
(March, 2008)
Where do you find the null points in the combined field due to a bar magnet and the
earth, when i) the N-pole of the magnet is kept towards the north of the earth, ii)
the S-pole of the magnet is kept towards the north of the earth
ELECTRO STATICS
What is meant by the statement charge is quantized?
The electric lines of force do not intersect. Why?
Three capacitors of capacitance
,
and
are connected in parallel
a) What is the ratio of charges? b) What is the ratio of potential difference?
Can there be electric potential at a point with zero electric intensity?
The potential of earth is taken as zero. Explain
(March, 2006)
What is the difference between electric lines of force and magnetic lines of
induction? (March, 2008)
State Gausss law in electrostatics
Three condensers of
,
and
are connected in series. What is the ratio of
their potential differences? (March, 2007)
The potential at the origin is zero, due to electric
field

potential at point P ( 2m, 2m ) .

. Find the
58.
1C of charge is equal to the charge of n number of electrons in magnitude. What is
the value of n?
59.
What happens to the force between two charges if the distance between them is a)
halved b) doubled?

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A charge q of mass m starting from rest is allowed to move between two plates
having a potential difference of V volt. What is the final velocity of it?
Repulsion is the sure test of electrification than attraction. Why?
Write down the uses of capacitors?
CURRENT ELECTRICITY
What are ohmic and non ohmic devices? Give examples
The manganin wire is used in the preparation of standard resistances. Why?
How many electrons flow through a wire when 1A current passes for 1 millisecond?
(May 2006)
Write two differences between emf and p.d.
(Mar 2005)
Which of two, namely voltmeter and potentiometer is preferable to measure the
emf of a batter? Why?
When is the series combination of cells advantageous and why? (Mar 2006)
When is the parallel combination of cells advantageous and why? (Mar 2009)
What is internal resistance of a cell? Write the value of internal resistance of an ideal
cell.
(May 2009)
71.
What is the specific resistance of material of a conductor.
Mention its units. (M05) THERMO ELECTRICITY
What are thermoelectric refrigerators?
ELECTRO MAGNETISM
What is the force on a conductor of length l carrying current i when it is
situated in a magnetic field of induction B? When is it maximum?
(Mar 2007)
State Flemings left hand rule.
Define coefficient of self induction, coefficient of mutual induction.
What type of transformer is used in a bed lamp.
What is transformer ratio?
A current of 2A is passed through a coil of 1000 turns to produce a flux of 0.5 wb .
Calculate the self inductance of the coil
(Mar 2008)
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The current in a coil changes of 5A to 10A in 10 s. Then an emf of 50 mill volts is
induced in a coil neat it. Calculate the mutual inductance of the coil (Mar 2009)
A coil of area 100 cm2 having 500 turns carries a current of 1mA. It is suspended in
a uniform magnetic field of induction 10-3 Wbm-2. Its plane makes an angle of 600
with
the lines of induction. Find the torque acting on the coil.
A step-up transformer works on 220V and gives 2A to an external resistor. The
turn ratio between the primary and secondary coils is 2 : 25.Assuming 100%
efficiency,
find the secondary voltage. Primary current and power delivered.
ATOMIC PHYSICS
What is work function of a metal
(March, 2006)
What is Compton effect?
If a proton and an electron have same de Broglie wavelength, which has more
momentum and kinetic energy?
(March, 2008)
Is photon a wave or a particle? What is its rest mass?
Can X-ray produce photoelectric effect? Calculate the work function of a metal
production photo electrons with X-rays of wavelength 1Ao
What is the equation of wavelength associated with a moving particle?
NUCLEAR PHYSICS

88.
89.
90.

Give two important characteristics of nuclear forces?


Neutrons are the best projectiles of produce nuclear reactions. Why?
State any two properties of neutron. (March, 2008)

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What is thermal neutron? What is its importance?


What is annihilation of matter? Given an example
What are isotopes and isobars
What will be the ratio of the radii of two nuclei of mass numbers A1 and A2
SEMI CONDUCTORS
What are the majority and minority charge carriers in a p-type semi conductor?
(M08)
How is a battery connected to a junction diode in 1) forward and 2) reverse-bias?
Which gates are called universal gates?
Draw the circuit symbols of p-n-p and n-p-n transistor.
COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS
What are the basic blocks of communication system?
What is sky wave propagation?
Define modulation. Why is it necessary? (March, 2009)
What is World Wide Web (WWW)?
Mention the frequency range of speech signals.
PROBLEMS
THREE STAR QUESTIONS
WAVE
MOTION
Two sound waves of lengths 9 and 10 meters produce 34 beats in 9 seconds.
Find the velocity of sound.
Two tuning forks give 4 beats per second when sounded simultaneously. The
frequency of one of the forks is 384 Hz. When the other fork is loaded with a little
wax 6 beats
per second are produced. What is the frequency of the second fork?
The frequency of a tuning fork A is 2% greater than that of a standard fork K. The
frequency of another tuning fork B is 3% less than K. When Aand B are
vibrated together 6 beats per second are heard per second. Find the frequencies of
A and B.
10
y = 0.01sin
( x + 330t )
(March, 2008)
3
Man standing between two parallel cliffs fires a gun. He hears the first echo after 2
seconds and the next after 5 seconds. What is the distance between the cliffs?
Velocity of sound in air is 350ms-1
A motor car approaching a cliff with velocity 108 kmph sounds horn and the echo
is heard after 0.3 sec. Assuming the velocity of sound in air to be 332 ms-1.
Calculate the distance between the car and the cliff when the horn is blown.
(March, 2005)
A string vibrates with frequency 200Hz. Its length is increased to 4/3 times the
initial
length and tension is adjusted till the string vibrates with frequency 300 Hz. What
is the ratio of the new tension to the original tension?
(March, 2005)
The inner dimensions of a rectangular room are 20 x 15 x 10m3. The average
absorption coefficient of its surface is 0.01. Find the time of reverberation.
(March, 2007)
Find the velocity of propagation of a transverse wave, if a string of length 0.5
m produces a fundamental note of frequency 300Hz.
The frequency of the fundamental note of a tube closed at one end is 200Hz. What
will be the frequency of the fundamental note of a similar tube of same length but
open at both ends
(May, 2009)

10.

11.

Progressive transverse wave is given by the equation

. Find its

(i) amplitude (ii) frequency (iii) velocity and (iv) wave


length.
Two wires are fixed on a sonometer wire. Their tensions are in the ratio 8: 1,
the lengths in the ratio 36 : 35, the diameters in the ratio 4 :1 and densities in the
ratio 1: 2.
If the string of higher pitch has a frequency of 360 Hz calculate the frequency of the
other string.

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A rectangular class room of volume 20 x 15 x 10m3 has a surface whose average


absorption coefficient is 0.035 metric Sabine. Calculate the time of reverberation
of the room. When a material of area 1500 m2 is brought into the room, the
reverberation time falls to 2.5 seconds. Calculate the absorption coefficient of the
material?
RAY OPTICS
A prism of refracting angle 4o is made of material of refractive index 1.652. Find its
angle of minimum deviation.
Find the critical angle of a denser medium of refractive index 1.65 for its interface
with air.
The focal length of a converging lens is 8cm. Find its magnifying power when it is
used as a reading lens to form the image at near point.
The refractive indices of flint glass prism for C,D and F lines are 1.790 , 1.795 and
1.805 respectively. Find the dispersive power of the flint glass prism.
The refractive index of the material of a plane concave lens is 10/6. Find its focal
length in air and in water as its radius of curvature is 0.3m. The refractive index
of
water with respect to air is 4/3.
(March, 2006)
PHYSICAL OPTICS
An un polarized light of intensity I0 is transmitted by a polarizer and then by the
second one. The angle between the special directions (transmission directions)
is 0
30 . What is the intensity of the light received by the observer from the second
polarizer?
MAGNETISM
A bar magnet of magnetic moment M is bent into a semicircle. What is its new
magnetic moment?
A bar magnet of length 10cm and pole strength
anangle
60o with a
185q2012Am
=cisCmaking

0
.
02
C
uniform
field of induction 50
T e s l a . F in d the couple
acting onmagnetic
it.
Two short bar magnets having magnetic moments in the ratio 27:8 are placed
on opposite sides of a deflection magnetometer. Find the distance of stronger
magnet if the weaker magnet is at a distance of 10cm from the centre of the
magnetometer for null deflection.
A bar magnet of moment of inertia 1 x 10 -2 kg m2 vibrates in a magnetic field of
induction 0.36 x 10-4 Tesla. The time period of vibration is 10s. Find the magnetic
moment of the bar magnet.
(March, 2007)
ELECTRO STATICS
Three charges +q, -q and q are kept at the vertices of an equilateral triangle of
10cm
side. Calculate the potential at the mid point in between q, -q, if q =
.
Two positive
an
, are initially separated by 10cm. Calculate the
d
changes
work done in bringing the two charges 4cm closer.

25.

Four charges

, q 2 = 0.04 C , q3 =

and q 4 = 0.04 C are at the four

0.02 C

26.

corners of a square of side 9cm. Calculate the potential at the centre of the square.
The plates of a parallel plate capacitor are separated by 0.1mm. What should be the

plate area to have a capacitance of 2pF? (take

= 8.8510

12

C N m )

27.

28.

Two point charges of magnitude


are separated by a certain distance in air
6 c ,
the
force between them is 27N. Find the force between them if a) the distance
between them is increased by 3 times
b) the distance between them is
decreased by 3 times.
CURRENT ELECTRICITY
Find the balance length in a meter bridge, if the resistance in the left and right gaps is
in
the ratio of 2: 3.
(March, 2007)

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A wire of resistance 10 ohm is elongated by 10%. Find the resistance of the


elongated wire. (hint: when the same wire is elongated, the volume of the wire
remains constant )
THERMO ELECTRICITY
The neutral temperature of a thermocouple is 180oC. What is the temperature of
inversion when the cold junction at 20oC?
(Mar 2008, 2007)
The temperature of inversion of iron- copper thermocouple is 590oC and cold
junction temperature is 0oC. What is the neutral temperature?
ELECTRO MAGNETISM
A long straight conductor carrying a current of 2A is in parallel to another
conductor of length 5cm and carrying a current 3A. They are separated by a
distance of 10cm..
Calculate a) B due to first conductor at second conductor b) The force on the
short conductor
A coil of area 100 cm2 having 500 turns carries a current of 1mA. It is suspended in
a
uniform magnetic field of induction 10-3 Wbm-2. Its plane makes an angle of 60o
with the lines of induction. Find the torque acting on the coil.
The resistance of galvanometer
. A shunt
is connected to it. If the main
is
of
-2
current is 10 A, what is the current flowing through the galvanometer?
A wire of 10cm length is placed in a uniform magnetic field of induction 0.02T
making, an angle of 30o with it. If 5A of current flows through it calculate force
acting on it
(M06)
Two unknown resistances P and Q are connected in left and right gaps of a meter
bridge and balancing point is obtained at 60cm from the left. When
resistance
a
is connected in parallel to P the balance point is at 50cm . Calculate P and Q
(May, 2009)
ATOMIC PHYSICS
19 2 590F09eA
37.
Work function of a metal is 3.0eV.i2l6Itluminat
is 5 6
by a light of
ed 3 x 10-7 m.
wavelength
Calculate the maximum energy of the electron.
Find the momentum of an electron having wavelength 2A ( h = 6.62 x 10-34 Js) (M06)
NUCLEAR PHYSICS
Find the binding energy
. Atomic mass of Fe is 55.9349 u and that of
of
hydrogen
is 1.000783 u. Mass of neutron is 1.00876 u.
SEMI CONDUCTORS
In a transistor circuit the base current changes from 50 A
to

. The corresponding

change in the collector current is from 0.2mA to 4.2 mA. Find the current gain.