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Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST - 2017)

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4. Part A contains 15 questions, and carry 3 (three) marks each for correct answer, and -1
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each carries 1 (one) mark for the correct answer, and -1/3 (negative one third) mark for
incorrect answer. Multiple choice questions have only one correct answer.
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mp 1. NA 6.67 × 10−27 Kg E PL Acceleration due to gravity.1nm ST 1 eV 1. List of constants: R PE Speed of light.626 × 10−34 Joule sec Boltzmann’s constant. 0 8. g 9.6 × 10−19 C UE Electron charge. e Electron mass.6 × 10−19 Joules JE 1 calorie 4. me 9.381 × 10−23 Joule K−1 N IO Gas constant.67 × 10−8 W m−2 K−4 1. c 3 × 108 m sec−1 PA Planck’s constant. h 6.81 m sec−2 M Permittivity of free space. σ 5.18 Joules 3 .11 × 10−31 Kg Q Proton mass.85 × 10−12 C2 N−1 m−2 SA Avogadro’s number.314 Joule K−1 mol−1 ST Stefan-Boltzmann constant. kB 1. A 10−10 m = 0.02 × 1023 mol−1 ˚ Angstrom. R 8.

Part-A: 3-Mark Questions R PE   2 1 1. The wavefunction of a hydrogen atom is given by the following superposition of energy eigen- functions ψnlm (~r) (n. l. respectively: M 229 12~2 (A) 504 and 7 SA 101 12~2 (B) 504 and 7 101 (C) 504 and ~2 229 (D) and ~2 ST 504 JE 4 . Given a matrix M = . E 7 14 14 PL The ratio of expectation value of the energy to the ground state energy and the expectation value of L2 are. m are the usual quantum numbers): Q √ 2 3 1 ψ(~r) = √ ψ100 (~r) − √ ψ210 (~r) + √ ψ322 (~r). which of the following represents cos(πM/6)? 1 2 PA   1 1 2 (A) 2 2 1 √   1 −1 N 3 (B) 4 −1 1 IO √   3 1 1 (C) 4 1 1 ST  √  1 √1 3 (D) 2 3 1 UE 2.

What is the value of the resistor R0 ? R 10 kΩ PE 1 kΩ R 1 kΩ PA R0 N 10 kΩ IO 5V ST (A) 5 kΩ (B) 100 Ω UE (C) 10 kΩ (D) 1 kΩ Q 4. 3. the current flowing through the resistance R0 does not change. A hoop of radius a rotates with constant angular velocity ω about the vertical axis as shown in the E figure.. dθ dt = ddt2θ = 0)? M SA ? ST ? JE (A) tanθ = πg/ω 2 a (B) sinθ = g/ω 2 a (C) cosθ = g/ω 2 a (D) tanθ = g/πω 2 a 5 . at what angle θ apart PL 2 from 0 and π is the bead stationary (i. If g < ω 2 a.e. A bead of mass m can slide on the hoop without friction. It is found that when the resistance R indicated in the figure below is changed from 1 kΩ to 10 kΩ.

The rotational energy in terms of the rotational quantum number J PL is: M (A) Erot (J) = 7J(J − 1) meV SA (B) Erot (J) = 52 J(J + 1) meV (C) Erot (J) = 7J(J + 1) meV (D) Erot (J) = 52 J(J − 1) meV ST JE 8.742 × 10−10 m. The maximum relativistic kinetic energy of β particles from a radioactive nucleus is equal to the rest mass energy of the particle.35 × 10−28 kg and an equilibrium internuclear dis- tance R = 0. A spin-1/2 particle in a uniform external magnetic √ field has energy eigenstates |1i and |2i. The field is given by: (A) 3m0 c/eR √ (B) 2m0 c/eR √ (C) 3m0 c/eR √ (D) 3m0 c/2eR 6 . You receive on average 5 emails per day during a 365-days year. 5. A magnetic field is applied perpendicular to the beam of β parti- cles. It evolves to the state described by the ket (|1i − |2i)/ 2 in time T . The number of days on average on which you do not receive any emails in that year are: ST (A) More than 5 (B) More than 2 UE (C) 1 (D) None of the above Q E 7. The H2 molecule has a reduced mass M = 8. The system is prepared √in ket-state (|1i + |2i)/ 2 at time t = 0. which bends it to a circle of radius R. The minimum energy difference between two levels is: R PE (A) h/6T (B) h/4T PA (C) h/2T (D) h/T N IO 6.

The pressure P (z) at height z is: IO   mg(z−L/2) exp − N mgL kB T (A) P (z) = ST   V 2 mgL sinh 2k T B   mg(z−L/2) exp − N mgL  kB T  (B) P (z) = UE V 2 mgL cosh 2k BT kB T N (C) P (z) = V Q N (D) P (z) = V mgz E 11. All the states with E ≤ E0 are equally probable and states with E > E0 are inaccessible. The energy of a particle is given by E = |p| + |q|. 9. A gas of N molecules of mass m is confined in a cube of volume V = L3 at temperature T . A transistor in common base configuration has ratio of collector current to emitter current β and PL ratio of collector to base current α. The probability density of finding the particle at coordinate q. The box is in a uniform gravitational field −gˆ z . L] is the vertical coordinate inside the box. Which of the following is true? M (A) β = α/(α + 1) (B) β = (α + 1)/α SA (C) β = α/(α − 1) (D) β = (α − 1)/α ST 12. with q > 0 is: (A) (E0 + q)/E02 (B) q/E02 (C) (E0 − q)/E02 (D) 1/E0 7 . where p and q are the generalized momen- JE tum and coordinate. Assume that the potential energy of a molecule is N U = mgz. respectively. where z ∈ [0. The central force which results in the orbit r = a(1 + cos θ) for a particle is proportional to: (A) r R (B) r2 PE (C) r−2 (D) None of the above PA 10.

where P0 and α are positive constants. The change in the ground state energy to O() is: R  (π 2 − 4) PE (A) 2π 2  (B) 2π 2 (π 2 + 4) PA π 2 (C) 2 (π 2 + 4) π 2 (D) 2 (π 2 − 4) N IO 14. 13. V (x) = 0 for −a/2 < x < a/2. A small perturbation.. An ideal gas with adiabatic exponent γ undergoes a process in which its pressure P is related to its volume V by the relation P = P0 − αV . The volume starts from being very close to zero and increases monotonically to P0 /α. At what value of the volume M during the process does the gas have maximum entropy? SA P0 (A) α(1+γ) γP0 (B) α(1−γ) ST γP0 (C) α(1+γ) P0 (D) JE α(1−γ) 8 .e. and V (x) = ∞ for |x| ≥ a/2. Consider a quantum particle of mass m in one dimension in an infinite potential well. is added. i. V 0 (x) = 2|x|/a. The strength of magnetic field at the center of a regular hexagon with sides of length a carrying a steady current I is: ST (A) √µ0 I 3πa √ UE 6µ0 I (B) πa 3µ0 I (C) πa Q √ 3µ0 I (D) πa E PL 15.

SA ST JE 22. The conducting spherical shell contains a charge of Q2 = −10 µC. 20. Consider the matrix M =   1 −1 2  −1 1 2  2 2 −2 9 . Find M the power dissipated in the resistor.5 cm. Part-B: 3-Mark Questions R PE 16. A point like charge Q = 10 µC is split into two charges Q1 µC and (Q − Q1 ) µC. Find the answer only up to the first four significant digits. What is the smallest possible time necessary to freeze 2 kg of water at 273 K if a 50 watt motor is Q available and the outside air (hot reservoir) is at 300 K. The inner ball has a charge Q1 = 10 µC. Determine the electrostatic potential (in Volts) at a point r = 1. a Ge diode and a 100 Ω resistor. which is uniformly distributed throughout its volume. Find the value of c. PA 17. UE 1 Consider 4π 0 = 9 × 109 N m2 /C 2 . A 5 V supply is across a series combination of a Si diode. What should be the magnitude of Q1 so as to obtain maximal repulsive force between the two charges? 23.2 cm. Calculate the energy of the photon emitted when the proton undergoes a transition from the excited state (n = 11) to the ground state (n = 1). A proton is confined in an infinite square well of width 4 femtometer. Take g = 10 m/s. 21. when the wire is rotating about its verticle symmetry axis with angular PL velocity 10 radians/s. A solid insulating ball of radius a = 1 cm is surrounded by a conducting spherical shell with an ST inner radius of b = 2 cm and outer radius c = 2. The bead rotates in E a circle of radius 10 cm. The expression  −1 1 1 1 2× + + ··· N 4 π 4 (3π) (5π)4 IO is equal to : 18. A bead slides along a smooth wire bent in the shape of parabola z = cr2 . 19.

Express your answer in units of 10−3 nm. where x is in nanometers and C is a constant. A particle (in one dimension) is described by the wave function ψ(x) = 0 for x < 0 and ψ(x) = Ce−x (1 − e−x ) for x > 0. Calculate the average position for the particle.160 m/s at a perigee of 6680 km from IO earth’s center. 200 km? ST UE Q E PL M SA ST JE 10 . A spacecraft in an orbit about earth has the spped of 10. What speed does the spacecraft have at apogee of 42. The magnitude of the product of the minimum and maximum eigenvalues of the matrix H given by R N X 1m−1 ⊗ M ⊗ 1N −m PE m=1 (where 1k = 1 ⊗ 1 ⊗ 1 ⊗ · · · k times and ⊗ denotes a direct product and N = 8) is : PA 24. N 25.

The electric field E x + 2E0 sin(ωt − kz + π/2)ˆ y represents: SA (A) a linearly polarized wave ST (B) a right-hand circularly polarized wave (C) a left-hand circularly polarized wave JE (D) an elliptically polarized wave 11 . Part-C: 1-Mark Questions R PE d 26. In Millikan’s oil-drop experiment an oil drop of radius r. The adjoint of a differential operator dx acting on a wavefunction ψ(x) for a quantum mechanical system is: PA d (A) dx d (B) −i~ dx N d (C) − dx IO d (D) i~ dx ST 27. UE where η is the coefficient of viscosity. mass m and charge q = 6πηr(v1 + v2 )/E is moving upwards with a terminal velocity v2 due to an applied electric field of magnitude E. The acceleration due to gravity is given by: Q (A) g = 6πηrv1 /m (B) g = 3πηrv1 /m E (C) g = 6πηrv2 /m PL (D) g = 3πηrv2 /m M ~ = E0 sin(ωt − kz)ˆ 28.

What min- imum displacement of one mirror will make the central fringe from bright to dark? (A) 600 nm (B) 300 nm (C) 150 nm ˚ (D) 120 A 12 . Circular fringes are obtained with a Michelson interferometer using 600nm laser light. then the electric field E UE (A) 4ˆ x + 3ˆ y + 5ˆ z (B) 4ˆ y − 1. The temperature of the gas at the end of the R second process would be: PE (A) T1 /2 √ (B) 2 T1 PA (C) 2 T1 √ (D) T1 / 2 N IO 30.75ˆ z Q (C) −3ˆ x + 3ˆ y + 5ˆ z (D) 3ˆ x + 3ˆ y + 5ˆ z E PL ~ · ∇Φ 31. 29. Suppose yz plane forms the boundary between two linear dielectric media I and II with dielectric constant I = 3 and II = 4. respectively. Starting at a temperature T1 the gas under- goes an isothermal compression to increase its density by a factor of two. the solution of the equation ∇2 Ψ = k ∇Φ ~ is given by: M (A) Ψ = kΦ2 /2 SA (B) Ψ = kΦ2 (C) Ψ = kΦlnΦ (D) Ψ = kΦlnΦ/2 ST JE 32. An ideal gas has a specific heat ratio CP /CV = 2. Given the condition ∇2 Φ = 0. After this an adiabatic compression increases its pressure by a factor of two. If the electric field in region I at the interface is given ST ~ I = 4ˆ by E x + 3ˆ y + 5ˆ ~ II at the interface in region II is: z .25ˆ x + 0.

If ~k is the wavevector of incident light (|~k| = 2π/λ. For the coupled system shown in the figure. and the velocities are v1 = v2 = 0. The displace- ment of the second particle at time t is given by: Q A √  (A) x2 (t) = cos(ω0 t) + cos 3ω0 t E 2 A √ PL  (B) x2 (t) = cos(ω0 t) − cos 3ω0 t 2 A √  M (C) x2 (t) = sin(ω0 t) − sin 3ω0 t 2 A  1 √  SA (D) x2 (t) = sin(ω0 t) − √ sin 3ω0 t 2 3 ST 35. 34. x1 x2 ST k k k m m UE At t = 0.8 W laser exert when it is totally absorbed by an object? (A) 6. the IO corresponding to the normal frequencies ω0 and 3ω0 . then the Bragg’s law can be written as: R (A) ~k + G ~ =0 PE (B) 2~k · G ~ + G2 = 0 (C) 2~k · G ~ + k2 = 0 PA (D) ~k · G ~ =0 N √ normal coordinates are x1 + x2 and x1 − x2 . λ is the wavelength of light) and G ~ is a recip- rocal lattice vector. 33.6 × 10−9 N (C) 6.0 × 10−9 N JE (B) 0. How much force does light from a 1.0 × 10−8 N (D) 4. the displacements are x1 = A.8 × 10−9 N 13 . respectively. x2 = 0.

The half-life of a radioactive nuclear source is 9 days. A gas contains particles of type A with fraction 0.992 14 . then the thickness of the layer is: R q 3~2 π 2 PE (A) 2mδE q 2~2 π 2 (B) PA 3mδE q ~2 π 2 (C) 2mδE q N ~2 π 2 (D) mδE IO 37.8 (B) 0. and particles of type B with fraction 0.2. The fraction of nuclei which are left unde- ST cayed after 3 days is: UE (A) 7/8 (B) 1/3 Q (C) 5/6 (D) 1/21/3 E PL 38.8.25 (C) 0.33 (D) 0. Self inductance per unit length of a long solenoid of radius R with n turns per unit length is: (A) µ0 πR2 n2 M (B) 2µ0 πR2 n SA (C) 2µ0 πR2 n2 (D) µ0 πR2 n ST 39. An electron confined within a thin layer of semiconductor may be treated as a free particle inside an infinitely deep one-dimensional potential well. The JE probability that among 3 randomly chosen particles at least one is of type A is: (A) 0. 36. If the difference in energies between the first and the second energy levels is δE.

0. 0)/ √2 (D) (1. If the direction with respect to a right-handed cartesian coordinate system of the ket vector |z. 1. then the direction of the ket vector obtained by application of rotations: exp(−iσz π/2) exp(iσy π/4). 0.. The form of the fre- quency spectrum of the output is: UE (A) Delta function (B) Gaussian Q (C) Lorentzian E (D) Exponential PL 42. 1. 0) (B) (1. where n = 0. dt Q ST where Q is the quality factor of the cavity and ω0 is the resonant frequency. 40.. 1. +i is (0. For a quantum mechanical harmonic oscillator with energies. 1)/ 3 15 .. σz are the Pauli matrices): (A) (0. M 2 . +i is (σy . the partition function is: SA e~ω/kB T (A) e~ω/kB T −1 (B) e~ω/2kB T − 1 ST (C) e~ω/2kB T + 1 e~ω/2kB T (D) e~ω/kB T −1 JE 43. 1). 1. The number of different Bravais lattices possible in two dimensions is: (A) 2 R (B) 3 PE (C) 5 (D) 6 PA N 41. The output intensity I of radiation from a single mode of resonant cavity obeys IO d ω0 I = − I. 0) √ (C) (1. En = (n + 1/2)~ω. on the ket |z.

In the ground state of hydrogen atom. Q] Q−1 ST (B) −Q−1 [P. Q] Q−1 Q 46. A spin 1/2 particle is in a state (|↑i + |↓i)/ 2. σ 2π is: E PL (A) 0 (B) µ/2 M (C) −µ/2 SA (D) σ √ ST 47. the most probable distance of the electron from the nucleus. Q] Q UE (D) −Q [P. in units of Bohr radius a0 is: R (A) 1/2 PE (B) 1 (C) 2 PA (D) 3/2 N 45. Q−1 ] is: IO (A) Q−1 [P. The expectation value of the spin angular momentum measured along x direction is: JE (A) ~ (B) −~ (C) 0 (D) ~/2 16 . Q] Q−1 (C) Q−1 [P. the commutator [P. where |↑i and |↓i are the eigenstates of Sz operator. The mean value of random variable x with probability density p(x) = √1 exp[−(x2 + µx)/(2σ 2 )]. For operators P and Q. 44.

If the Rydberg constant of an atom of finite nuclear mass is αR∞ . 48. where R∞ is the Rydberg con- IO stant corresponding to an infinite nuclear mass. The moment of inertia PL of the shell about the axis of the cylinder is: (A) 21 m(b2 − a2 ) M (B) 21 m(b2 + a2 ) SA (C) m(b2 + a2 ) (D) m(b2 − a2 ) ST JE 17 . A cylindrical shell of mass m has an outer radius b and an inner radius a. the ratio of the electronic to nuclear mass of the atom is: ST (A) (1 − α)/α (B) (α − 1)/α UE (C) (1 − α) (D) 1/α Q E 50. The half-angle of the resulting cone would be: R (A) 90◦ PE (B) 60◦ (C) 45◦ PA (D) 30◦ N 49. A semicircular piece of paper is folded to make a cone with the centre of the semicircle as the apex.

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