**Physics 2004 Set 1**

- Why is shortwave band used for long distance radio broadcast?
- Two metals A and B have work functions 2 eV and 5 eV respectively. Which metal has lower threshold wavelength?
- Draw the voltage-current characteristic of a zener diode.
- A solenoid with an iron core and a bulb is connected to a d.c. source. How does the brightness of the bulb change when the iron core is removed from the solenoid?
- Peak value of e.m.f of an a.c. source is E0. What is its r.m.s value?
- An electric dipole of length 4 cm, when placed with its axis making an angle of 60° with a uniform electric field, experiences a torque of Nm. Calculate the (i) magnitude of the electric field (ii) potential energy of the dipole, if the dipole has charges of ± 8 nC.
- Explain how the resistivity of a conductor depends upon (i) number density ‘n’ of free electrons, and (ii) relaxation time ‘λ’.
- Two long parallel straight wires X and Y separated by a distance of 5 cm in air carry currents of 10 A and 5 A respectively in opposite directions. Calculate the magnitude and direction of the force on a 20 cm length of the wire Y.
- A circular coil of 100 turns, radius 10 cm carries a current of 5 A. It is suspended vertically in a uniform horizontal magnetic field of 0.5 T, the field lines making an angle of 60° with the plane of the coil. Calculate the magnitude of the torque that must be applied on it to prevent it from turning.
- A bar magnet M is dropped so that it falls vertically through the coil C. The graph obtained for voltage produced across the coil vs. time is shown in figure. (i) Explain the shape of the graph.(ii) Why is the negative peak longer than the positive peak?
- T.V. tower has a height of 400 m at a given place. Calculate as coverage range, if the radius of the earth is 6400 km.
- Draw a ray diagram of an astronomical telescope in the normal adjustment position. Write down the expression for its magnifying power.
- Give the logic symbol for an OR gate. Draw the output wave form for input wave forms A and B for this gate.
- State Gauss’ theorem in electrostatics. Using this theorem, derive an expression for the electric field intensity due to an infinite plane sheet of charge density σ C/m2.
- A 10 μF capacitor is charged by a 30 V d.c. supply and then connected across an uncharged 50 μF capacitor. Calculate (i) the final potential difference across the combination, and (ii) the initial and final energies. How will you account for the difference in energy?
- The circuit diagram shows the use of a potentiometer to measure a small emf produced by a thermocouple connected between X and Y. The cell C, of emf 2 V, has negligible internal resistance. The potentiometer wire PQ is 1.00 m long and has a resistance of 5 Ω. The balance point S is found to be 400 mm from P. Calculate the value of emf V, generated by the thermocouple.
- Using Biot-Savart law, deduce an expression for the magnetic field on the axis of a circular current loop. Draw the magnetic field lines due to a circular current carrying loop.
- A hydrogen ion of mass ‘m’ and charge ‘q’ travels with a speed ‘v’ in a circle of radius ‘r’ in a magnetic field of intensity ‘B’. Write the equation in 4 terms of these quantities only, relating the force on the ion to the required centripetal force. Hence derive an expression for its time.
- A uniform magnetic field gets modified as shown below, when two specimens X and Y are placed in it.(i) Identify the two specimens X and Y.(ii) State the reason for the behaviour of the field lines in X and Y.
- Two narrow slits are illuminated by a single monochromatic source. Name the pattern obtained on the screen. One of the slits is now completely covered. What is the name of the pattern now obtained on the screen? Draw intensity pattern obtained in the two cases. Also write two differences between the patterns obtained in the above two cases.

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