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M. S.

Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences

Faculty of Engineering & Technology
Term-Test Question Paper B. Tech.

Department: Electrical Engineering

Course/Branch: B. Tech (common to EC & ME Branches)
Semester/Year: 2nd Semester / 1st Year
Batch: B.Tech. 2015
Date of Examination: 3rd March 2016
Subject Code: ESC107A
Subject Title: Elements of Electrical Engineering

Term Test 1


1. Answer all the questions

2. Use only SI units
3. Use of non-programmable scientific calculator is permitted
4. Use of data handbook permitted wherever applicable
5. Missing data may be appropriately assumed

Maximum Duration: 1 Hour Maximum Marks: 25

You may take this question paper away at the end of the examination. Please keep it in a safe
place for future reference

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Question No. 1: (5 marks)

For the sub questions 1.1 to 1.10 multiple choices are indicated as possible answers. You are
supposed to pick and write any one of the choices as your answer in the answer booklet. (Each
question carry (half) mark):

1.1 A dependent source

a) May be a current or a voltage source
b) Is always a voltage source
c) Is always a current source
d) Neither a current source nor a voltage source

1.2 To neglect a voltage source, the terminals across the source are
a) open-circuited b) Short-circuited
c) Replaced by some resistance d) Replaced by inductor

1.3 Kirchhoffs laws are valid for

a) Linear circuits only b) Passive time invariant circuits
c) Non-linear circuits only d) Both linear and non- linear circuits

1.4 Kirchhoffs voltage law is concerned with

a) IR drop and battery emfs b) Junction voltage
c) Node Current d) Loop current

1.5 Which of the following theorems applicable for linear circuits?

a) Superposition b) Thevenin's c) Norton's d) All of the above

1.6 AC voltage is applied across an inductor. When the frequency of the voltage is
decreased, then the current momentarily
a) Goes to zero b) Increased
c) Decreased d) Does not change

1.7 A 5 mH, 4.3 mH, and 0.6 mH inductors are connected in parallel. The total
inductance is
a) Less than 0.6 mH b) Greater than 5 mH
c) 9.9 mH d) 9.9 mH or greater than 5 mH

1.8 A capacitor is generally a

a) Bilateral and active component
b) Active, passive, linear and non-linear component
c) Linear and bilateral component
d) Non-linear and active component

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1.9 What is the RMS value for the sinusoidal signal?
a) 0.637 b) 0.707 c) 1 d) 1.414

1.10 A resistor is connected across a 50 V source. What is the current in the resistor if
the colour code is red, orange, orange, silver?
a) 2 mA b) 214 mA c) 21.4 mA d) 2.2 mA

Question No. 2: (2 + 3 Marks)

a. Prove that average power consumed by pure inductor is zero.

b. A 318F capacitor is connected across a 230V, 50 Hz system. Find the
(i) Capacitive reactance
(ii) RMS value of current
(iii) Equations for voltage and current

Question No. 3: (2 + 3 Marks)

a. State and explain Thevenins theorem.

b. Find the value of voltage V1 and V2, using node voltage analysis method (Figure 1)

Figure 1

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Question No. 4: (5 Marks)

Find the current supplied by the battery for the circuit shown in figure 2 using star/delta

Figure 2

Question No. 5: (5 Marks)

Find the value of the voltage measured by the voltmeter for the circuit shown in figure 3
using source transformation technique.

Figure 3


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Detailed Marking Scheme

Instructors Total Allotted

Tasks Steps Marks Allotted
Question No. Expected Marks for the
involved for steps
Solution question
1. a
2. b
Write appropriate 3.d
Answers 4.a
1/2 mark for
5. d
1 each correct
6. b 5
7. c
9. b
10. d

2a Derivation 2 marks
1 mark 10 ohms
2b Problem 1marks 23A
1marks 325.5V

3a Thevenins theorem 2marks Explanation

3V1 2V2 = 20 1 mark
V1 = -20 V,
3b -4V1 + 5V2 = -120 1marks
V2 = -40 V

4 Problem 5 marks Given below 5

5 Problem 5 marks Vm = 9 V 5

4) Solution I=0.974A

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