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ERRATA SHEET (August 20, 2016)


This errata sheet lists errors and their correction for the the book titled
IIT JEE Physics (1978-2015: 38 Years) Topic-wise Complete Solutions,
Vol I: Mechanics, Waves and Optics, First Edition, 2015
2., by Jitender
Singh and Shraddhesh Chaturvedi.
I Page 21 Solution 16. Correct solution of this problem is:
16. The trajectory followed by the four persons
N
M
is very interesting (see figure). Consider a small
time interval t at the beginning of journey. In
this time interval, all of them travel a distance
O v
vt in the direction of persons they are facing
v

i.e., person K moves a distance vt along the


2
line KL and so on. In the next time interval, K
v
K v
L
starts moving in the direction of new position
d
of L, L starts moving in the direction of new
position of M and so on. Through this process, all persons meet at the
centre of the square O. The symmetry plays key role in this problem. Four
persons always remain at the corners of a square. The size of this square
diminishes continuously but its centre remains fixed at O.
Now, concentrate on the motion of K. The magnitude of velocity is v
and the direction of velocity at any instant is along the side of a square
formed by the four persons at that instant (see figure). Thus, velocity
vector always makes 45 angle w.r.t. line joining current position of K
and centre of the
square O. Hence, component of velocity towards O is
v cos 45 = v/ 2 (a constant). The displacement of K from the initial
position to the final position is vector KO with magnitude d/ 2. Thus,
time taken by K to reach O is the ratio ofdisplacement and component
d/ 2
= d.
of velocity along displacement i.e., t = v/
v
2
Let us verify above argument by an example. y
B
Consider the motion from the point O to the

point C (see figure). The distances OA = AB =


2v

2v
BC = d. The direction of velocity is as shown
v
45 45
x
in the figure and its magnitude
from O to A is O
A
C

v and from A to C is 2v. The time taken to


reach C is given by

d
d
d
d(1 + 2)
t = tOA + tAB + tBC = + + =
.
v
v
2v
2v
This time can also be calculated as the ratio of displacement (OC)
and

d(1+ 2)
OC
the component of velocity along displacement i.e., t = v =
.
v
Aliter: The velocity of K is v along KL. The velocity of L is zero along
KL (because it is perpendicular to the line KL). Thus, the separation KL

2
decreases at a rate v. Since this rate is constant, the time taken to reduce
the separation from d to zero is d/v.
Credit: Halachandra Kalloli and Aryamaan Yadav (15-08-2016, c, mtb)
I Page 205 Solution 6 Equation 2. Replace g = 4 2 t2 /(ln2 ) by g =
4 2 ln2 /t2 .
Credit: Kshitiz Chaurasia (15-08-2016, t, xfa)
I Page 238 Solution 17. Complete solution of this problem is:
17. Let height of the container is large enough.

The heavier sphere (density 3) will sink down


wards pulling the lighter sphere (density )
2
2
along with it. In equilibrium, the system can
3
3
be in one of the two configurations shown in the
figure. In case (i), heavier sphere sits on the
case (i)
case (ii)
bottom of the container and in case (ii) lighter
sphere is partially submerged.
Let the elongation of the spring be x. In case (i), the forces acting
on the heavier sphere are its weight (downwards), upthrust (upwards),
spring force (upwards), and normal reaction N (upwards). In equilibrium,
resultant force on the sphere is zero i.e.,
3
4
3 R (3)g

= 43 R3 (2)g + kx + N.

(1)

Similarly, equilibrium condition on the lighter sphere gives


3
4
3 R ()g

+ kx = 34 R3 (2)g.

(2)

Solve equations (1) and (2) to get N = 0. Substitue N = 0 in equation (1)


to get
x = 4R3 g/(3k).

(3)

In case (ii), let volume V of the lighter sphere is submerged. The


equilibrium conditions on the two spheres gives
3
3
4
4
3 R (3)g = 3 R (2)g +
3
4
3 R ()g + kx = V (2)g.

kx,

(4)
(5)

The equation (4) gives x = 4R3 g/(3k) (same as equation (3)). Substitute
x in equation (5) to get V = 4R3 /3. Thus, lighter sphere is completely
submerged. Note that the system floats in the liquid.
Credit: Prasad Patankar (15-08-2016, c, mvb)
I Page 277 Solution 1 Paragraph starting with Solutions of equation. . . .
Replace (4x 0.4t) by (4x 0.4t) at all the three places in this paragraph.

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Credit: Prasad Patankar

(15-08-2016, t, qga)

I Page 298 Paragraph for Question 31-33 second last line. Replace is
thus 340 Hz by is thus 320 Hz.
Credit: Prasad Patankar (15-08-2016, t, lia)
I Page 387 Solution 33. Replace 1/f = 3/200 cm1 = 3/2 m1 by 1/f =
3/200 cm1 = 3/2 m1 .
Credit: Prannoy Mehta (15-08-2016, t, nta )
I Page 429 Appendix A. Replace Mass of the electrom by Mass of the
electron. (15-08-2016, t, appendix)

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ERRATA SHEET (August 20, 2016)
This errata sheet lists errors and their correction for the the book titled
IIT JEE Physics (1978-2015: 38 Years) Topic-wise Complete Solutions,
Vol 2: Heat, Electromagnetism and Modern Physics, First Edition, 2015
2., by Jitender Singh and Shraddhesh Chaturvedi.
I Page 15 Solution 22 Paragraph starting with In fundamental mode. . . .
Replace = m/l = 0.5/1 = 0.5 kg/m by = m/l = 0.1/1 = 0.1 kg/m.
Credit: Divyanshu Tiwari (15-08-2016, t, uza)
I Page 24 Solution 12 Paragraph starting with The specific heats at
constant pressure. . . . Replace
Cp,He = Cv,He + R = 25 RT,

and

Cp,mix = Cv,mix + R = 3RT.

Cp,He = Cv,He + R = 52 R,

and

Cp,mix = Cv,mix + R = 3R.

by

Credit: Divyanshu Tiwari

(15-08-2016, t, hyb)

I Page 29 Question 1. Replace 4.2 kJ/kg by 4.2 kJ/(kg C).


R
R
~ d~s = 4GMenc by E
~ d~s =
I Page 292 Solution 19. Replace E
4GMenc .
Credit: Tribhuvan Narayan Soorya (15-08-2016, t, uib)
I Page 429 Appendix A. Replace Mass of the electrom by Mass of the
electron. (15-08-2016, t, appendix)