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NAME:_____________________________ CLASS:________ SEC: _____ DATE:________________

UNITS, DIMENSIONS AND MEASUREMENTS

1 A cube of side 1. 2 10 2 m. Its volume is

a. 1. 7 10 6 m3 b. 1. 73 10 6 m3

c. 1. 0 10 6 m3 d. 1. 732 10 6 m3

2. The equation of state for a real gas is given by



( + ) ( ) =
2
The dimensions of the constant a are

a [ M L5 T2 ] b. [ M 1 L 5 T 2]

c. [M L 5 T 1 } d. [M L5 T 1]

3 The dimensions of the quantities in one ( or more ) of the following pairs are the same.
Identify the pair (s)

a. Torque and work b. Angular momentum and work

c. Energy and Youngs Modulus d. Light year and wavelength

4. A student uses a simple pendulum of exactly 1 m length to determine g, the acceleration due
to gravity. He uses a stop watch with the least count of 1 second for this and records 40
seconds for 20 oscillations. For this observation, which of the following statement(s) is
(are) true?

a. Error T in measuring T, the time period is 0.05 sec

b. Error T in measuring T, the time period is 1 sec

c. Percentage error in the determination of g is 5%

d. Percentage error in the determination of g is 2.5%

5. Out of the following four dimensional quantities, which one qualifies to be called a
dimensional constant?

a. Acceleration due to gravity b. Surface tension for water

c. Weight of a standard kilogram d. velocity of light in vacuum


6. If the error in radius is 3%, what is the error in volume of a sphere?

a. 3% b. 27% c. 9% d. 6%

7. The respective number of significant figures for the numbers 23.023, 0.0003 and 2.1 10 3

are

a. 4, 4, 2 b. 5, 1, 2 c. 5, 1, 5 d. 5, 5, 2

8. Which of the following is a dimensionless quantity?

a. Strain b. Stress

c. Specific heat d. Amount of heat

9. If the energy E = G p h q c r, Where G is the universal gravitational constant, h is the Plancks


constant and c is the velocity of light, then the value of p, q and r are respectively

a. - 1/2 , and 5/2 b. 1/2,- 1/2 and 5/2

c. - 1/2 , 1/2 and 3/2 d. 1/2 , - 1/2 and 3/2

10 In a system of units, the units of mass, length and time are 1 quintal, 1 km and 1h
respectively. In this system, 1N force will be equal to

a. 1 new unit b. 129.6 new units

c. 125.7 new units d. 10 3 new units

11. A certain body weighs 22.42 g and has a measured volume of 4.7 cc. The possible errors in
the measurements of mass and volume are 0.01 g and 0.1 cc. Then maximum error in the
measurement of density will be

a. 22 % b. 2% c. 0.2% d. 0.02%

12. A vernier calipers has 1 mm marks on the main scale. It has 20 equal divisions on the
Vernier scale which match with 16 main scale divisions. For this Vernier calipers, the least
count is

a. 0.02 mm b. 0.05 mm c. 0.1 m d. 0.2 mm