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Time: 1 Hour Maximum Marks: 40

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Subject:...........................................

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Instructions
* Attempt all questions.
* Paper 2 has Two Parts I and II. Each question of Part I carries 2 marks and each
question of part II caries 5 marks.

* Calculators and log tables are not permitted.

PART I

1. A particle parallel to x-axis as shown in the figure such that at
all instant the y axis component of its position vector is
constant and is equal to b. The angular velocity of the

x
O
y
v

2. A motor boat is to reach at a point 30 upstream on other side of a river flowing with velocity 5 m/s.
Velocity of motor boat with respect to water is 5 3 m/sec. Calculate the angle with the flow of river at
which the driver should steer the boat.

3. Two blocks of mass 3 kg and 6 kg respectively are placed on a
smooth horizontal surface. They are connected by a light spring of
force constant k = 200 N/m. Initially the spring is unstretched. The
indicated velocities are imparted to the blocks. Find the maximum
extension of the spring.

3 kg
6 kg
2.0 m/s 1.0 m/s

4. Two blocks of masses 0.2 kg and 0.5 kg, which are placed 22 m
apart on a rough horizontal surface ( = 0.5), are acted upon by
two forces of magnitude 3 N each as shown in figure at time
t = 0. Then, find the time t at which they collide each other.

3 N

0.5 kg

0.2 kg

3 N

=0.5

22m

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5. A particle of mass m is released from height h on smooth quarter
circular fixed wedge. The horizontal surface AB following the circular
path at bottom of wedge is rough with coefficient of friction between
surface and m. Find the distance from bottom of wedge where the
mass will stop.

h
A B
m

6. A light cylindrical vessel is kept on a horizontal surface. Its base area is A. A hole of cross sectional
area a is made just at its bottom side. Find the minimum coefficient of friction necessary for sliding of
the vessel due to the impact force of the emerging liquid. (a<< A)

7. Eight identical droplets each falling under gravity in the earths atmosphere with terminal velocity v
combine together to form a single drop. Find the terminal velocity of the resulting drop.

8. An air bubble of radius r in water is at a depth h below the water surface at same instant. If P is the
atmospheric pressure and d, T are density and surface tension of water, respectively, then find the
pressure inside the bubble.

9. A solid sphere of mass m is placed on a rough incline plane as shown
in figure. The coefficient of friction () is insufficient to start pure rolling.
The sphere slides length on incline from rest and its kinetic energy
becomes k. Find work done by friction.

10. When entire Young's double slit apparatus is immersed in a liquid the fringe width decreases by 20%.
Find the refractive index of the liquid.

PART II

11. A satellite of mass 2 10
3
kg has to be shifted from an orbit of radius 2R to another orbit of radius 3R,
where R is the radius of earth. Calculate the minimum energy required.
[R = 6400 km and g = 10 m/s
2
.]

12. A cylinder of radius r = 0.1 m and mass M = 2 kg is placed such that it is in
contact with a vertical wall and a horizontal surface as shown in the figure. The
coefficient of static friction is (1/3) for both the surfaces. Find the distance d
from the centre of the cylinder at which a force F = 40 N should be applied so
that the cylinder just starts rotating in the anticlockwise direction. Take g = 10
m/s
2

F
r
A
B

13. Two gases of different densities but same atomicity are mixed in proportions V
1
and V
2
by volume. If
v
1
and v
2
be the velocity of sound in them, respectively, find the velocity of sound in the mixture.
(Assume that after mixing gases there is no change in pressure)

14. In an ore containing uranium, the ratio of U
238
to Pb
206
nuclei is 3. Calculate the age of the ore
assuming that all the lead present in the ore is the final stable product of U
238
. Take the half life of
U
238
to be 4.5 10
9
years.

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(IIT-JEE)
Time: 1 Hour Maximum Marks: 40

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Subject:...........................................

Marks:

Instructions
* Attempt all questions.
* Paper 2 has Two Parts I and II. Each question of Part I carries 2 marks and each
question of part II caries 5 marks.
* Calculators and log tables are not permitted.

PART I
1. A battery of emf E is connected in series with three resistances R, 2R and 3R. The voltage across 2R
is measured with a voltmeter, whose resistance is 20 R. Find the percentage error (approximately).

2. Figure shows a plank with a block placed on it. There
exists friction between plank and block but horizontal
surface on which plank moves is smooth. A variable
force which grows with time is applied on plank as
shown It was observed that at time t = t
0
relative

m
F = kt
2m
s =
k
2

=
= 0

slipping between block and plank starts and at t = 2t
0
, block separates from plank. Find the speed of
block at this instant as observed from frame of plank.
3. A spring is attached with a block of mass 1.2kg and fixed ceiling.
The block is lying on a smooth horizontal table and initially the
spring is vertical and unstretched. Natural length of spring is 3l
0
.
A constant horizontal force F is applied on the block so that
block moves in direction of force. When length of spring becomes
5l
0
block leaves contact with table. Find the constant force
F(in N), If initial and final velocity of block is zero

F
m

4. The diagram shows three infinitely long uniform line charges 2, 3
and placed on the X, Y and Z axis respectively. Calculate the work
done in moving a unit positive charge from (1, 1, 1) to (0, 1,1).

Y
X
Z
(0, 0, 0)
3

5. The resistivity of a certain metal is , using a wire drawing machine, a wire of uniform cross-section is
made out of a volume V of the metal. The wire is shaped in a square loop, which is placed in a

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uniform magnetic field B whose direction is parallel to the loop axis. Find the charge flown through
any cross-section of the wire, when the magnetic field is switched off.

6. One end of an uniform rod of length 1 m is placed in boiling water while its other end is placed in
melting ice. A point P on the rod is maintained at a constant temperature of 800C. The mass of
steam produced per second is equal to the mass of ice melted per second. If latent heat of steam is 7
times the latent heat of ice. Calculate the distance of P from the steam chamber.

7. The diagram shows a meter bridge with the wire AB, having uniform
resistance per unit length. When the switch S is open, AJ is the
balance length and when the switch is closed, AJ' is the balance
length. If AB = L and AJ = L/2 then what is the value of AJ' in metre?
[Take L = 4 metre]

A
r/2
G
B

r
J
S
r

8. The cross-section of a prism is shown in the figure. One of its refracting surfaces
AC is given by y = x
2
. A ray of light travelling parallel to x axis is incident normally
on face AB and refracted. Find the minimum distance of the incident ray from
point A to get refracted ray from surface AC.

h

C
y = x
2

A
B

9. Find the ratio of de-Broglie wavelength of molecules of hydrogen and helium in two gas jars kept
separately at temperature 27C and 127C, respectively.

10. Consider a hypothetical atom having atomic number z = 2. It has two electrons each having mass m.
Assume that both electrons always lie diametrically opposite and nucleus of atom contains two
proton. Assume Bohr model is applicable. Find the radius of first orbit of this atom (upto one decimal
place in pm).
2
0
0
2
h
given 1.65 A
me
( c
=
(

PART II

11. An ideal gas is taken through a cyclic thermodynamic process through four steps. The amounts of
heat involved in these steps are Q
1
= 5960 J; Q
2
= 5585 J; Q
3
= 2980 J; and Q
4
= 3645 J. The
corresponding works involved are W
1
= 2200 J; W
2
= 825 J; W
3
= 1100 J and W
4
, respectively.
(a) Find the value of W
4
.
(b) What is the efficiency of the cycle?

12. There a cylindrical tank of cross sectional area A resting on a horizontal surface. There is a small
orifice of cross sectional area a (a << A) at the bottom lateral surface of it. Initially the tank was filled
with a liquid of density up to a height of H. Find
(a) the speed of the liquid flowing out when the height of the liquid in the tank becomes H/2.
(b) the horizontal force required to kept it at rest initially.

13. A uniform straight rod of mass M and length L slips in vertical
plane with one end on horizontal plane and the other end on an
inclined plane inclined at an angle 60
0
from horizontal. Both
planes are smooth. When rod makes an isosceles triangle with
inclined planes, lower end has speed v as shown.

V
O
60

Calculate (a) Angular velocity of rod,,(b) Kinetic energy of rod, (c) Angular momentum of rod about O

14. A thin non conducting horizontal disc of mass m having total charge q
distributed uniformly over its surface, can rotate freely about its own axis. Initially
when the disc is stationary a magnetic field B directed perpendicular to the
plane is switched on at t = 0. Find the angular velocity e acquired by disc as a
function of time, if B = kt, where t is time.
R
B=kt

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Time: 1 Hour Maximum Marks: 40

Name:.................................................................................

Subject:...........................................

Marks:

Instructions
* Attempt all questions.
* Paper 2 has Two Parts I and II. Each question of Part I carries 2 marks and each
question of part II caries 5 marks.

* Calculators and log tables are not permitted.

PART I

1. A carpet of unit mass an unit length is laid on the floor.
One end of the carpet is bent back and then pulled
backwards with constant. Unit velocity, just above the
part of the carpet which is still at rest on the floor infront
of a plane mirror. Find the speed of image of the centre
of mass of the moving part w.r.t. the starting end P.

v =1
carpet
O
P

2. A radioactive sample has decay constant . The rate of production of nuclei in the given sample as
2
0
9 N
N

, where N
0
is the number of radioactive nuclei in the sample at t = 0 and N is the number of
radioactive nuclei in the sample at time t = t sec. Find the number of nuclei present in the radioactive
sample at t . (Given N
0
= 10
6
nuclei)

3. Four waves of the equation given by
y
1
= 5A sin (wt Kx + t/2)
y
2
= 2A sin (wt Kx + 3t/2)
y
3
= 6A sin (wt Kx)
and y
4
= 2A sin (wt Kx + t)
Calculate the amplitude of resultant wave.

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4. Three equal masses are held up with three identical ideal
strings and these strings are connected with one another at
point O. Whole assembly is placed on smooth horizontal
surface and rotating about O with constant angular speed e
such that each string is taut and equally inclined with one
another. String OA is burnt. Find angular speed of string BOC
when it again becomes taut.

x
y
O
A
C
B

5. A liquid is kept in a cylindrical vessel. When the vessel is rotated about its axis, the liquid rises at its
sides. If the radius of the vessel is 0.05 m and the speed of rotation is 2 revolutions per second, find
the difference in the heights of the liquid at the centre and at the sides of the vessel. (take g = 10 ms
2

and t
2
= 10)

6. The system shown in the figure is in equilibrium. If now M is
given a slight vertical displacement, what will be the time period
of resulting oscillations?

M
30 30
d/2 d/2
k

7. In YDSE experiment shown in the figure, a parallel beam of light of
wavelength ( = 0.3 mm) in medium
1
is incident at an angle u = 30 as
shown. (S
1
O = S
2
O). If the intensity due to each light wave at point O is
I
0
then, find the resultant intensity at point O.

O
2 = 10/9
1 = 4/3
D = 1 m
u 1 mm
S1
S2

8. Two point masses of 0.2 Kg and 0.5 kg are fixed at the ends of a light rod of length 1.4m. Find the
minimum moment of inertia of the rod about an axis perpendicular to the rod.

9. A horizontal telephone cord is 4 m long and has a mass of 0.2 kg. A transverse wave pulse is
produced by plucking one end of the taut cord. The pulse makes four trips back and forth along the
cord in 0.8 sec. Find the tension in the cord.

10. A capacitor of capacitance C is charged to a potential difference
of c
0
/2 and after that it is connected to a circuit with the polarity
shown in the figure. At t = 0, switch S is closed. Find heat energy
generated through the resistance after a long time.

c
0
R
C
S
- +

PART II

11. Centre of uniform disk of mass M and radius R is connected to
block of same mass M through spring of spring constant K. Initially
system is held at rest and spring is in natural length position.
Friction between disk and ground is sufficient to prevent slipping.
Now system is released from rest position. Calculate
(a) The maximum deformation in spring is

K
M
M
R

(b) The minimum coefficient of friction between disc and ground required to prevent slipping of disc.
12. Two identical buggies move one after the other due to inertia (without friction) with the same velocity
0
v . A man of mass m rides the rear buggy. At a certain moment, the man jumps into the front buggy

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with a velocity u relative to his buggy. Knowing that the mass of each buggy is equal to m. Find the
velocity with which the buggies will move after that.

13. In the circuit shown in figure. Capacitor A has
capacitance C
1
= 2F when filled with dielectric slab
with dielectric constant K = 2. Capacitor B and C are
air capacitors and have capacitances C
2
= 3F and
C
3
= 6F, respectively. A is charged by closing
switch S
1
alone. Calculate

180 V
S1
A
+

S2
B
C

(a) Energy supplied by battery during process of charging is (when only switch S
1
is closed)
(b) Now switch S
1
is now opened and S
2
is closed. Then, calculate the charge on B when electrical
equilibrium is attained.

14. Two monochromatic coherent sources of wavelength 5000
are placed along the line normal to the screen as shown in
the figure.
(a) Determine the condition for maxima at the point P.
(b) Find the order of the central bright fringe if
d = 0.5 mm, D = 1 m.

S2 S1
O
P
d D