Question Paper: Engineering Physics : Question Paper Jun 2012 - First Year Engineering (P Cycle) (Semester 1) | Visveswaraya Technological University (VTU)
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Engineering Physics - Jun 2012

First Year Engineering (P Cycle) (Semester 1)

TOTAL MARKS: 100
TOTAL TIME: 3 HOURS
(1) Question 1 is compulsory.
(2) Attempt any four from the remaining questions.
(3) Assume data wherever required.
(4) Figures to the right indicate full marks.


Choose your answer for the following :-

1 (a) (i) Ultraviolet catastrophe is the failure of Rayleigh-Jeans law in explaining the black-body radiation for wavelength.
(A) equal to that in visible range
(B) longer than that of violet light
(C) shorter than that of violet light
(D) None of these
(1 marks)
1 (a) (ii) Photo-electric effect establishes
(A) wave nature of light
(B) particle nature of light
(C) dual nature of light
(D) None of these
(1 marks)
1 (a) (iii) If the group velocity of the de-Broglie waves associated with a particle is 3×104 m/s the velocity of the particle is
(A) 3×108 ms/
(B) 3×1012 m/s
(C) 3×104 m/s
(D) None of these
(1 marks)
1 (a) (iv) The Compton wavelength is given by
(A) h/moc2
(B) h2/moc2
(C) h/moc
(D) h2/2moc
(1 marks)
1 (b) State de-Broglie hypothesis. Using the de-Broglie wavelength expression, show that an electron accelerated by a potential difference V volt is $$ \lambda = 1.226 \times 10^{-9}/ \sqrt{v} $$ (5 marks) 1 (c) Define group velocity and obtain expression for the same.(6 marks) 1 (d) Find the de-Broglie wavelength of an electron accelerated through a potential difference of 182 volt and object of mass 1 kg moving with a speed of (1 m/s) compare the result and comment.(5 marks)


Choose your answer for the following :-

2 (a) (i) If the uncertainity in momentum is large, the uncertainity in wavelength is
(A) Small
(B) Large
(C) Zero
(D) None of these
(1 marks)
2 (a) (ii) If the wave packet is narrow then there is
(A) Large uncertainity in momentum
(B) Small uncertainity in momentum
(C) No uncertainity in momentum
(D) None of these
(1 marks)
2 (a) (iii) An electron, a proton and an α-particle are enclosed in three one dimensional boxes of the same width. The energy levels will be closer together for
(A) Electron
(B) Proton
(C) Alpha particle
(D) None of these
(1 marks)
2 (a) (iv) If the electron moves in one-dimensional box of length 2mm, the normalization constant is
(A) 1(nm)-1/2
(B) 2(nm)-1
$$ (C) \ [\sqrt {2}nm]^{-1} $$
(D) None of these
(1 marks)
2 (b) State Heisenberg's uncertainity Principle. Using uncertainity principle explain the non-existence of electrons in the nucleus.(7 marks) 2 (c) Set up time independent Schrodinger wave equation for free particle in on-dimensional using complex variables. Write the expression for zero point energy.(5 marks) 2 (d) A particle moving in one-dimension box is describe by the wave function

$ \psi=\begin{cases}x[\sqrt{3}]&\text{for }0<x<1\$2ex]0&\text{elsewhere}\end{cases} $

and
Find the probability of finding the particle within the interval $$ \left ( 0, \dfrac {1}{2} \right ).$$(4 marks)


Choose your answer for the following :-

3 (a) (i) In classical free electron theory, the electric field due to ion cores.
(A) is neglected
(B) is assumed to be periodic
(C) is assumed to be constant
(D) None of these
(1 marks)
3 (a) (ii) Mobility of electron is
(A) reciprocal of electrical conductivity
(B) acceleration of electron per unit ele. Field
(C) average drift velocity per unit electric field
(D) None of these
(1 marks)
3 (a) (iii) If EF is the Fermi energy at absolute zero, then mean energy of the electron at absolute zero is
$$ (A) \ \bar{A}=1.5 \ E_{F} \\ (B) \ \bar{E}= \dfrac {2}{3} \ E_{F}\$$C) \ \bar{E}=\dfrac {2}{5}E_{F} \$$D) \ \bar{E}=\dfrac {3}{5}E_{F}\\$$\lt/span\gt\ltspan class='paper-ques-marks'\gt(1 marks)\lt/span\gt \lt/span\gt\ltspan class='paper-question'\gt\ltspan class='paper-ques-desc'\gt\ltb\gt3 (a) (iv)\lt/b\gt The resistivity metals is due to scattering of electron by \ltbr\gt (A) phonons \ltbr\gt (B) lattice imperfection \ltbr\gt (C) impurities \ltbr\gt (D) All of these \lt/span\gt\ltspan class='paper-ques-marks'\gt(1 marks)\lt/span\gt \lt/span\gt\ltspan class='paper-question'\gt\ltspan class='paper-ques-desc'\gt\ltb\gt3 (b)\lt/b\gt Explain the terms \ltbr\gt (A) Relaxation time \ltbr\gt (B) Mean collision time \ltbr\gt (iii) Drift velocity \lt/span\gt\ltspan class='paper-ques-marks'\gt(6 marks)\lt/span\gt \lt/span\gt\ltspan class='paper-question'\gt\ltspan class='paper-ques-desc'\gt\ltb\gt3 (c) \lt/b\gt Define Fermi energy. Discuss the Fermi actor f(σ) for cases E\lte\ltsub\gtF, E>E\ltsub\gtF\lt/sub\gt at T=0, E=E\ltsub\gtF\lt/sub\gt at T≠0.\lt/e\ltsub\gt\lt/span\gt\ltspan class='paper-ques-marks'\gt(5 marks)\lt/span\gt \lt/span\gt\ltspan class='paper-question'\gt\ltspan class='paper-ques-desc'\gt\ltb\gt3 (d) \lt/b\gt Calculate the conductivity of sodium given τ\ltsub\gtm\lt/sub\gt =2 × 10\ltsup\gt-14\lt/sup\gt S. Density of sodium is 971 kg/mt\ltsup\gt3\lt/sup\gt. Its atomic weight is 23 and has one conduction electron/atom.\lt/span\gt\ltspan class='paper-ques-marks'\gt(5 marks)\lt/span\gt \lt/span\gt -------------- \ltspan class='paper-comments'\gt ### Choose your answer for the following :- \lt/span\gt\ltspan class='paper-question'\gt\ltspan class='paper-ques-desc'\gt\ltb\gt4 (a) (i)\lt/b\gt The electric dipole moment per unit volume is \ltbr\gt (A) Magnetization \ltbr\gt (B) Dipole moment \ltbr\gt (C) Electric polarization \ltbr\gt (D) Electric susceptibility \lt/span\gt\ltspan class='paper-ques-marks'\gt(1 marks)\lt/span\gt \lt/span\gt\ltspan class='paper-question'\gt\ltspan class='paper-ques-desc'\gt\ltb\gt4 (a) (ii)\lt/b\gt The comparatively, high value of t\ltsub\gtr\lt/sub\gt for water suggests that it is \ltbr\gt (A) Semi conductor \ltbr\gt (B) Conductor \ltbr\gt (C) Di-electric \ltbr\gt (D) Superconductor\lt/span\gt\ltspan class='paper-ques-marks'\gt(1 marks)\lt/span\gt \lt/span\gt\ltspan class='paper-question'\gt\ltspan class='paper-ques-desc'\gt\ltb\gt4 (a) (iii)\lt/b\gt All materials have \ltbr\gt (A) Diamagnetic property \ltbr\gt (B) Ferrimagnetic property \ltbr\gt (C) Ferromegnetic property \ltbr\gt (D) Paramagnetic property\lt/span\gt\ltspan class='paper-ques-marks'\gt(1 marks)\lt/span\gt \lt/span\gt\ltspan class='paper-question'\gt\ltspan class='paper-ques-desc'\gt\ltb\gt4 (a) (iv)\lt/b\gt In ionic solid dielectric as the temperature increases the ionic polarization \ltbr\gt (A) Increases \ltbr\gt (B) decreases \ltbr\gt (C) remain constant \ltbr\gt (D) None of these\lt/span\gt\ltspan class='paper-ques-marks'\gt(1 marks)\lt/span\gt \lt/span\gt\ltspan class='paper-question'\gt\ltspan class='paper-ques-desc'\gt\ltb\gt4 (b)\lt/b\gt Derive clausius-mossotti equation.\lt/span\gt\ltspan class='paper-ques-marks'\gt(5 marks)\lt/span\gt \lt/span\gt\ltspan class='paper-question'\gt\ltspan class='paper-ques-desc'\gt\ltb\gt4 (c) \lt/b\gt Describe any three polarization mechanisms with example.\lt/span\gt\ltspan class='paper-ques-marks'\gt(6 marks)\lt/span\gt \lt/span\gt\ltspan class='paper-question'\gt\ltspan class='paper-ques-desc'\gt\ltb\gt4 (d) \lt/b\gt An elemental solid containing 2 × 10\ltsup\gt28\lt/sup\gt atoms/mt\ltsup\gt3\lt/sup\gt shows an electrical polarizability of 2× 10\ltsup\gt-40\lt/sup\gt Fmt\ltsup\gt2\lt/sup\gt. Assuming a Lorentz force field to be operative, calculation the di-electric constant of the material.\lt/span\gt\ltspan class='paper-ques-marks'\gt(5 marks)\lt/span\gt \lt/span\gt -------------- \ltspan class='paper-comments'\gt ### Choose your answer for the following :- \lt/span\gt\ltspan class='paper-question'\gt\ltspan class='paper-ques-desc'\gt\ltb\gt5 (a) (i)\lt/b\gt Spontaneous emission of light produces \ltbr\gt (A) coherent light \ltbr\gt (B) incoherent light \ltbr\gt (C) unidirectional light \ltbr\gt (D) None of these\lt/span\gt\ltspan class='paper-ques-marks'\gt(1 marks)\lt/span\gt \lt/span\gt\ltspan class='paper-question'\gt\ltspan class='paper-ques-desc'\gt\ltb\gt5 (a) (ii)\lt/b\gt The He-Ne laser is a \ltbr\gt (A) high power continuous laser \ltbr\gt (B) high power pulsed laser \ltbr\gt (C) low power continuous laser \ltbr\gt (D) low power pulsed laser\lt/span\gt\ltspan class='paper-ques-marks'\gt(1 marks)\lt/span\gt \lt/span\gt\ltspan class='paper-question'\gt\ltspan class='paper-ques-desc'\gt\ltb\gt5 (a) (iii)\lt/b\gt The life time of an atom in a metastable state is of the order of \ltbr\gt (A) a few seconds \ltbr\gt (B) unlimited time \ltbr\gt (C) a nanosecond \ltbr\gt (D) few miliseconds.\lt/span\gt\ltspan class='paper-ques-marks'\gt(1 marks)\lt/span\gt \lt/span\gt\ltspan class='paper-question'\gt\ltspan class='paper-ques-desc'\gt\ltb\gt5 (a) (iv)\lt/b\gt From a broken hologram which is 10% of the original, if reconstruction of image is being done, then \ltbr\gt (A) only 10% of information of the object can be obtained. \ltbr\gt (B) complete information of the objects is obtained \ltbr\gt (C) no information of the object can be obtained. \ltbr\gt (D) None of these\lt/span\gt\ltspan class='paper-ques-marks'\gt(1 marks)\lt/span\gt \lt/span\gt\ltspan class='paper-question'\gt\ltspan class='paper-ques-desc'\gt\ltb\gt5 (b)\lt/b\gt Explain the terms \ltbr\gt (A) Resonant cavity \ltbr\gt (B) Metastable state \ltbr\gt (C) Stimulated emission\lt/span\gt\ltspan class='paper-ques-marks'\gt(6 marks)\lt/span\gt \lt/span\gt\ltspan class='paper-question'\gt\ltspan class='paper-ques-desc'\gt\ltb\gt5 (c) \lt/b\gt Describe the construction and working of He-Ne laser with the help of energy level diagram.\lt/span\gt\ltspan class='paper-ques-marks'\gt(6 marks)\lt/span\gt \lt/span\gt\ltspan class='paper-question'\gt\ltspan class='paper-ques-desc'\gt\ltb\gt5 (d) \lt/b\gt The ratio of population of two energy levels is 1.059 × 10\ltsup\gt-30\lt/sup\gt Find the wavelength of light emitted at 330k.\lt/span\gt\ltspan class='paper-ques-marks'\gt(4 marks)\lt/span\gt \lt/span\gt\ltspan class='paper-question'\gt\ltspan class='paper-ques-desc'\gt\ltb\gt6 (a) (i)\lt/b\gt In a superconductor in superconducting state critical magnetic field \ltbr\gt (A) increases if temperature decreases \ltbr\gt (B) increases with increase in temperature \ltbr\gt (C) does not depend on temperature \ltbr\gt (D) remain content\lt/span\gt\ltspan class='paper-ques-marks'\gt(1 marks)\lt/span\gt \lt/span\gt\ltspan class='paper-question'\gt\ltspan class='paper-ques-desc'\gt\ltb\gt6 (a) (ii)\lt/b\gt If the optical fibre is kept in a medium of µ>1 instead of air, the acceptance angle \ltbr\gt (A) increases \ltbr\gt (B) Decreases \ltbr\gt (C) remains same \ltbr\gt (D) None of these\lt/span\gt\ltspan class='paper-ques-marks'\gt(1 marks)\lt/span\gt \lt/span\gt\ltspan class='paper-question'\gt\ltspan class='paper-ques-desc'\gt\ltb\gt6 (a) (iii)\lt/b\gt Attenuation in optic fibre is due to \ltbr\gt (A) absorption \ltbr\gt (B) scattering \ltbr\gt (C) radiation loss \ltbr\gt (D) all the above\lt/span\gt\ltspan class='paper-ques-marks'\gt(1 marks)\lt/span\gt \lt/span\gt\ltspan class='paper-question'\gt\ltspan class='paper-ques-desc'\gt\ltb\gt6 (a) (iv)\lt/b\gt Numerical aperture of an optical fibre depends on \ltbr\gt (A) acceptance angle \ltbr\gt (B) η of cladding \ltbr\gt (C) η\ltsub\gtcore\lt/sub\gt of material \ltbr\gt (D) all of these\lt/span\gt\ltspan class='paper-ques-marks'\gt(1 marks)\lt/span\gt \lt/span\gt\ltspan class='paper-question'\gt\ltspan class='paper-ques-desc'\gt\ltb\gt6 (b)\lt/b\gt Discuss the different types of optical fibres with suitable diagrams.\lt/span\gt\ltspan class='paper-ques-marks'\gt(6 marks)\lt/span\gt \lt/span\gt\ltspan class='paper-question'\gt\ltspan class='paper-ques-desc'\gt\ltb\gt6 (c) \lt/b\gt Write a short note on Masslex vehicles.\lt/span\gt\ltspan class='paper-ques-marks'\gt(5 marks)\lt/span\gt \lt/span\gt\ltspan class='paper-question'\gt\ltspan class='paper-ques-desc'\gt\ltb\gt6 (d) \lt/b\gt Calculate the N.A., V-number and number of modes in an optical fibre of core diameter 50µm, core and cladding indices. 1.41 and 1.4 at wavelength 820 nm.\lt/span\gt\ltspan class='paper-ques-marks'\gt(5 marks)\lt/span\gt \lt/span\gt -------------- \ltspan class='paper-comments'\gt ### Choose your answer for the following :- \lt/span\gt\ltspan class='paper-question'\gt\ltspan class='paper-ques-desc'\gt\ltb\gt7 (a) (i)\lt/b\gt A crystal of tetragonal lattice has \ltbr\gt (A) a=b=c\ltbr\gt (B) a≠b≠c \ltbr\gt (C) a=b≠c \ltbr\gt (D) a≠b=c\lt/span\gt\ltspan class='paper-ques-marks'\gt(1 marks)\lt/span\gt \lt/span\gt\ltspan class='paper-question'\gt\ltspan class='paper-ques-desc'\gt\ltb\gt7 (a) (ii)\lt/b\gt The relation between atomic radius and lattice constant a in FCC structure is \ltbr\gt (A) a=2R \ltbr\gt $$ (B) \ a=2\sqrt{2} R $$ \ltbr\gt $$ (C) \ a= \dfrac {\sqrt{3}}{4} R $$ \ltbr\gt $$ (D) \ a=\dfrac {4}{\sqrt{3}}R $$
(1 marks)
7 (a) (iii) Packing factor of diamond crystal is
(A) 34%
(B) 52%
(C) 68%
(D) 74%
(1 marks)
7 (a) (iv) Which of the following unit cells is primitive cell?
(A) Simple cubic
(B) bcc
(C) FCC
(D) None of these
(1 marks)
7 (b) Derive an expression for interplanar spacing in a cubic system.(5 marks) 7 (c) Explain how Bragg's spectrometer is used for determination of interplanar spacing in a crystal.(6 marks) 7 (d) Calculate the energy of electron that produces Bragg's diffraction of first order at glancing angle of 22° when incident on crystal with interplanner spacing of 1.8 Å(5 marks)


Choose your answer for the following :-

8 (a) (i) The nanostructure reduced in only one direction is known as
(A) quantum dot
(B) quantum wire
(C) quantum well
(D) film
(1 marks)
8 (a) (ii) Fullerene is a
(A) molecule
(B) atom
(C) chemical mixture
(D) nano particle
(1 marks)
8 (a) (iii) Testing of a product without causing any damage is called
(A) minute testing
(B) destructive testing
(C) non-destructive testing
(D) random testing
(1 marks)
8 (a) (iv) The signal due to a reflected wave is called
(A) transmitted wave
(B) longitudinal wave
(C) echo
(D) peaco
(1 marks)
8 (b) With simple illustration describe the two methodsof preperation of nano materials.(5 marks) 8 (c) what are the potential applications of carbon nanotubes? (5 marks) 8 (d) Describe in brief a method a measuring velocity of ultrasonic waves in a liquid.(6 marks)

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