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# Physics Delhi Set 1 2016-2017 CBSE (Science) Class 12 Question Paper Solution

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Physics [Delhi Set 1]
Marks: 70Academic Year: 2016-2017
Date & Time: 14th March 2017, 12:30 pm
Duration: 3h

1

Does the charge given to a metallic sphere depend on whether it is hollow or solid? Give reason for your answer.

Concept: Basic Properties of Electric Charge
Chapter: [1.02] Electric Charges and Fields
2

A long straight current carrying wire passes normally through the centre of circular loop. If the current through the wire increases, will there be an induced emf in the loop? Justify.

Concept: Cells, Emf, Internal Resistance
Chapter: [2.01] Current Electricity
3

At a place, the horizontal component of earth's magnetic field is B and angle of dip is 60°. What is the value of horizontal component of the earth's magnetic field at equator?

Concept: Magnetic Field on the Axis of a Circular Current Loop
Chapter: [3.02] Moving Charges and Magnetism
4

Name the junction diode whose I-V characteristics are drawn below: Concept: V-I Characteristics (Linear and Non-linear)
Chapter: [2.01] Current Electricity
5

How is the speed of em-waves in vacuum determined by the electric and magnetic field?

Concept: Electromagnetic Waves
Chapter: [5.01] Electromagnetic Waves
6

How does Ampere-Maxwell law explain the flow of current through a capacitor when it is being charged by a battery?

Concept: Electric Charges
Chapter: [1.02] Electric Charges and Fields
7 | Attempt any one
7.1

Define the distance of closest approach. An α-particle of kinetic energy 'K' is bombarded on a thin gold foil. The distance of the closest approach is 'r'. What will be the distance of closest approach for an α-particle of double the kinetic energy?

Concept: Alpha-particle Scattering and Rutherford’S Nuclear Model of Atom
Chapter: [8.02] Atoms
7.2

Write two important limitations of Rutherford nuclear model of the atom.

Concept: Alpha-particle Scattering and Rutherford’S Nuclear Model of Atom
Chapter: [8.02] Atoms
8

Find out the wavelength of the electron orbiting in the ground state of hydrogen atom.

Concept: Hydrogen Spectrum
Chapter: [8.02] Atoms
9

Define the magnifying power of a compound microscope when the final image is formed at infinity. Why must both the objective and the eyepiece of a compound microscope has short focal lengths? Explain.

Concept: Optical Instruments - The Microscope
Chapter: [6.01] Ray Optics and Optical Instruments
10

Which basic mode of communication is used in satellite communication?

Concept: Elements of a Communication System
Chapter: [10.01] Communication Systems

What type of wave propagation is used in the basic mode of communication?

Concept: Elements of a Communication System
Chapter: [10.01] Communication Systems

Write, giving a reason, the frequency range used in this mode of communication of propagation.

Concept: Elements of a Communication System
Chapter: [10.01] Communication Systems
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11

(i) Find the value of the phase difference between the current and the voltage in the series LCR circuit shown below. Which one leads in phase : current or voltage ?

(ii) Without making any other change, find the value of the additional capacitor C1, to be connected in parallel with the capacitor C, in order to make the power factor of the circuit unity. Concept: Ac Voltage Applied to a Series Lcr Circuit
Chapter: [4.01] Alternating Current
12

Write the two processes that take place in the formation of a p-n junction

Concept: p-n Junction
Chapter: [9.01] Semiconductor Electronics - Materials, Devices and Simple Circuits

(i) Explain with the help of a diagram the formation of depletion region and barrier potential in a pn junction.

Concept: Semiconductor Diode
Chapter: [9.01] Semiconductor Electronics - Materials, Devices and Simple Circuits
13

Obtain the expression for the cyclotron frequency.

Concept: Motion in Combined Electric and Magnetic Fields - Cyclotron
Chapter: [3.02] Moving Charges and Magnetism

A deuteron and a proton are accelerated by the cyclotron. Can both be accelerated with the same oscillator frequency? Give reason to justify your answer.

Concept: Motion in Combined Electric and Magnetic Fields - Cyclotron
Chapter: [3.02] Moving Charges and Magnetism
14

How does one explain the emission of electrons from a photosensitive surface with the help of Einstein's photoelectric equation?

Concept: Electron Emission
Chapter: [7.01] Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter

The work function of the following metals is given : Na 2.75 ev, K = 2.3 eV, Mo = 4.17 eV and Ni = 5.15 eV. Which of these metals will not cause photoelectric emission for radiation of wavelength 3300 Å from a laser source placed 1 m away from these metals? What happens if the laser source is brought nearer and placed 50 cm away?

Concept: Electron Emission
Chapter: [7.01] Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter
15

A resistance of R Ω draws current from a potentiometer as shown in the figure. The potentiometer has a total resistance Ro Ω. A voltage V is supplied to the potentiometer. Derive an expression for the voltage across R when the sliding contact is in the middle of the potentiometer. Concept: Metre Bridge
Chapter: [2.01] Current Electricity
16

Define the term 'amplitude modulation'

Concept: Amplitude Modulation
Chapter: [10.01] Communication Systems

Explain any two factors which justify the need for modulating a low frequency base-band signal.

Concept: Amplitude Modulation
Chapter: [10.01] Communication Systems
17

(i) Find equivalent capacitance between A and B in the combination given below. Each capacitor is of 2 µF capacitance. (ii) If a dc source of 7 V is connected across AB, how much charge is drawn from the source and what is the energy stored in the network?

Concept: Capacitors and Capacitance
Chapter: [1.01] Electrostatic Potential and Capacitance
18

Drive the expression for electric field at a point on the equatorial line of an electric dipole.

Concept: Electric Dipole
Chapter: [1.02] Electric Charges and Fields

Depict the orientation of the dipole in (i) stable, (ii) unstable equilibrium in a uniform electric field.

Concept: Electric Dipole
Chapter: [1.02] Electric Charges and Fields
19

A radioactive nucleus 'A' undergoes a series of decays as given below: The mass number and atomic number of A2 are 176 and 71 respectively. Determine the mass and atomic numbers of A4 and A.

Concept: Radioactivity - Law of Radioactive Decay
Chapter: [8.01] Nuclei

Write the basic nuclear process underlying β+ and β decays.

Concept: Radioactivity - Beta Decay
Chapter: [8.01] Nuclei
20

A ray of light passing from air through an equilateral glass prism undergoes minimum deviation when the angle of incidence is 3/4 th of the angle of prism. Calculate the speed of light in the prism.

Concept: Refraction Through a Prism
Chapter: [6.01] Ray Optics and Optical Instruments

Find the angle of incidence at face AB so that the emergent ray grazes along the face AC. Concept: Refraction Through a Prism
Chapter: [6.01] Ray Optics and Optical Instruments
21

For a CE-transistor amplifier, the audio signal voltage across the collector resistance of 2 kΩ is 2 V. Suppose the current amplification factor of the transistor is 100, find the input signal voltage and base current if the base resistance is 1 kΩ.

Concept: Junction Transistor - Transistor as an Amplifier (Ce-configuration)
Chapter: [9.01] Semiconductor Electronics - Materials, Devices and Simple Circuits
22 | Attempt any one
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22.1

Write the underlying principle of a moving coil galvanometer.

Concept: Moving Coil Galvanometer
Chapter: [3.02] Moving Charges and Magnetism

Why is it necessary to introduce a cylindrical soft iron core inside the coil of a galvanometer?

Concept: Moving Coil Galvanometer
Chapter: [3.02] Moving Charges and Magnetism

Obtain the expression for current sensitivity of moving coil galvanometer.

Concept: Moving Coil Galvanometer
Chapter: [3.02] Moving Charges and Magnetism

Why is it necessary to introduce a radial magnetic field inside the coil of a galvanometer?

Concept: Moving Coil Galvanometer
Chapter: [3.02] Moving Charges and Magnetism

Can a galvanometer as such be used for measuring the current? Explain.

Concept: Moving Coil Galvanometer
Chapter: [3.02] Moving Charges and Magnetism
22.2

Define self-inductance of a coil.

Concept: Solenoid and the Toroid - the Solenoid
Chapter: [3.02] Moving Charges and Magnetism

Obtain the expression for mutual inductance of a pair of long coaxial solenoids each of length l and radii r1 and r2 (r2 >> r1). Total number of turns in the two solenoids are N1 and N2, respectively.

Concept: Solenoid and the Toroid - the Solenoid
Chapter: [3.02] Moving Charges and Magnetism
23

Mrs. Rashmi Singh broke her reading glasses. When she went to the shopkeeper to order new spects, he suggested that she should get spectacles with plastic lenses instead of glass lenses. On getting the new spectacles, she found that the new ones were thicker than the earlier ones. She asked this question to the shopkeeper but he could not offer satisfactory explanation for this. At home, Mrs. Singh raised the same question to her daughter Anuja who explained why plastic lenses were thicker.

(a) Write two qualities displayed each by Anuja and her mother.

(b) How do you explain this fact using lens maker's formula?

Concept: Lensmaker's Formula
Chapter: [6.01] Ray Optics and Optical Instruments
24 | Attempt any one
24.1

Draw a labelled diagram of an ac generator.

Concept: AC Generator
Chapter: [4.02] Electromagnetic Induction

Obtain the expression for the emf induced in the rotating coil of N turns each of cross-sectional area A, in the presence of a magnetic field vecB .

Concept: AC Generator
Chapter: [4.02] Electromagnetic Induction

A circular coil of cross-sectional area 200 cm2 and 20 turns is rotated about the vertical diameter with angular speed of 50 rad s−1 in a uniform magnetic field of magnitude 3.0 × 10−2T. Calculate the maximum value of the current in the coil.

Concept: Electromagnetic Induction Questions
Chapter: [4.02] Electromagnetic Induction
24.2

Draw a necessary arrangement for winding of primary and secondary coils in a step-up transformer. State its underlying principle and derive the relation between the primary and secondary voltages in terms of number of primary and secondary turns. Mention the two basic assumptions used in obtaining the above relation.

Concept: Inductance - Mutual Inductance
Chapter: [4.02] Electromagnetic Induction

A power transmission line feeds input power at 2200 V to a step-down transformer with its primary windings having 300 turns. Find the number of turns in the secondary to get the power output at 220 V.

Concept: Transformers
Chapter: [4.01] Alternating Current
25 | Attempt any one
25.1

Distinguish between unpolarized light and linearly polarized light

Concept: Plane Polarised Light
Chapter: [6.02] Wave Optics

Why does an unpolarised light incident on a polaroid get linearly polarised ?

Concept: Polarisation
Chapter: [6.02] Wave Optics

Two polaroids P1 and P2 are placed with their pass axes perpendicular to each other. Unpolarised light of intensity I0 is incident on P1. A third polaroid P3 is kept in between P1 and P2 such that its pass axis makes an angle of 60° with that of P1. Determine the intensity of light transmitted through P1, P2 and P3.

Concept: Polarisation
Chapter: [6.02] Wave Optics
25.2

Explain two features to distinguish between the interference pattern in Young's double slit experiment with the diffraction pattern obtained due to a single slit.

Concept: Interference of Light Waves and Young’S Experiment
Chapter: [6.02] Wave Optics

A monochromatic light of wavelength 500 nm is incident normally on a single slit of width 0.2 mm to produce a diffraction pattern. Find the angular width of the central maximum obtained on the screen.

Estimate the number of fringes obtained in Young's double slit experiment with fringe width 0.5 mm, which can be accommodated within the region of total angular spread of the central maximum due to single slit.

Concept: Interference of Light Waves and Young’S Experiment
Chapter: [6.02] Wave Optics
26 | Attempt any one
26.1

Derive an expression for  drift velocity of free electrons.

Concept: Drift of Electrons and the Origin of Resistivity
Chapter: [2.01] Current Electricity
A wire whose cross-sectional area is increasing linearly from its one end to the other, is connected across a battery of V volts.
Which of the following quantities remain constant in the wire?
(a) drift speed
(b) current density
(c) electric current
(d) electric field
Concept: Drift of Electrons and the Origin of Resistivity
Chapter: [2.01] Current Electricity
26.2

State the two Kirchhoff’s rules used in electric networks. How are there rules justified?

Concept: Kirchhoff’s Rules
Chapter: [2.01] Current Electricity

The current is drawn from a cell of emf E and internal resistance r connected to the network of resistors each of resistance r as shown in the figure. Obtain the expression for

1. the current draw from the cell and
2. the power consumed in the network. Concept: Kirchhoff’s Rules
Chapter: [2.01] Current Electricity
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