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## WAVE MOTION QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FOR CLASS XI

**One mark questions with answers**

**Q1.****body** of **mass** 2kg. is at restand is hit by a **mass** of 4kg. moving with 3m/s, find fraction of the momentumretained by the moving **body** assuming the collision to be elastic and head-on.

**Ans1.**_{2}/m_{1}

(n – 1)/(1 + n) is the fraction of the momentum retained by the moving body so

(n – 1)/(1 + n) = (2 – 1)/(1 + 2) = 1/3.

**Q2.****mass** of the moving **body** ismuch greater than the **mass** of the **body** at **rest** than what is the approximatevilocity of the moving **body** after head-on collision?

**Ans2. ****mass** is muchgreater than the **mass** at **rest** then after the collision the heavier **mass** keepson moving with the same **velocity** and in the same direction.

**Q3.****point** the potentialenergy of a **body** is taken to be zero?

**Ans3.****energy** of the bodyat the surface of the earth is taken to be zero (Potential **energy** = mgh, whereh is the **height** of the **body** from the surface.).

**Q4.****work** done on a **body** by aforce depend upon the path followed by it?

**Ans4. ****force** isconservative then it does not depend but if it is non-conservative (friction)then it depends.

**Q5.****body** hits the **ground** from aheight h_{1} and rebounds to a **height** h_{2} after havinginelastic collision with the **ground** then what is the coefficient ofrestitution?

**Ans5. **_{2}/h_{1})

**Q6.****body** hits the **ground** with 50m/s **velocity** and has inelastic collision with the **ground** then with whatvelocity it will rebound if the coefficient of restitution is 0.2.

**Ans6. **_{2}/v_{1}where v_{1} is the **velocity** with which the **body** hits the **ground** and v_{2}is the **velocity** of rebound.

e = 0.2 = v_{2}/50, so v_{2} = 10 m/sec.

**Q7.****body** at **rest** explodes in threefragments. Is it possible that two equal parts move in mutually perpendiculardirections with the same **velocity** and third **mass** moves midway between the two?

**Ans7. **

**Q8.****speed** of a moving vehicleis increased by 200% then how much should be the change in the retarding forceto stop the vehicle over half the previous distance?

**Ans8. **^{2} = F.S where Fis the retarding **force** and S is the distance over which the vehicle comes torest. When ‘v’ is increased by 200% then K.E. increases by 800%. As S is halvedthen F should be made 16 times.

**Q9.****work** is done in compressinga spring from 0 cm to 6 cm then find the **work** done in compressing the same from3cm to 6 cm.

**Ans9.**_{2}^{2}– x_{1}^{2}). This is the **work** done when the spring iscompressed from x_{1} to x_{2}.

20 = (1/2)K (36 – 0)

W = (1/2)K (36 – 9)

Solving the above equations we get W = 15 J.

**Two mark questions with answers**

**Q1.****ball** is dropped from **rest** at aheight of 20m. If it loses 30% of its kinetic **energy** on striking the **ground**,what is the **height** to which it bounces? How do you account for this loss inkinetic **energy**?

**Ans1.****ball** acquires avelocity ‘v’ after falling through a **height** of 20m.

Because the ball is dropped from rest, hence u = 0.

Hence, v^{2} = u^{2} + 2as

= 0 + (2 ** x** 10

**20) = 400**

*x*So, v = 20 m/s

Kinetic energy of the

**ball**just before hiting the ground

= (1/2)mv

^{2}= (1/2)m(400) = 200m Joule

Because the

**ball**loses 30% of the kinetic

**energy**on striking the

**ground**, hencekinetic

**energy**retained by the

**ball**after striking the

**ground**= 70% of 200m J

= 140m J

The

**energy**loss is due to the inelastic collision with the

**ground**.

**Q2.****energy** being consumedin planetary motion.

**Ans2.****body** whichrevolves round the star (the sun). The **force** which is responsible for circularmotion, is called centripetal **force**. The direction of the centripetal **force** isalways towards the centre. Thus, the angle between **force** F and displacement Sis q^{o} at every **point**.Work done in moving planet, W = **F.S** = FSCos^{o}.So, W = 0. Hence,no energyis being consumed in planetary motion.

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**Q3.****energy**?

**Ans3.****energy** (Power).The potential **energy** of water storedat a **height** is converted into K.E. when water is made to rush down. This fallof water is used to rotate the turbine and the coil and armature of generatoris rotated and electricity is produced . Thus, the K.E. of the fall of water isconverted into electrical form of **energy**. Hence the hydroelectric power-plantis an example of law of conservation of **energy**.

**Q4.****body** is dropped from aheight of 40m then after 3 inelastic collisions with the **ground** to which heightthe **body** will rise? (given: Coefficient of restitution = 0.5)

**Ans4.****body** is dropped from aheight of ‘H’ and ‘e’ is the coefficient of restitution then after ‘n’inelastic collisions with the **ground** the **body** rises to a **height** ‘h’ given by

h = H.e^{2n}.

h = 40 ** x** (1/2)

^{2 x 3}= 40

**(1/2**

*x*^{6}) = 40/64 = 0.625 m

**Q5.**

**Ans5.**_{1}v_{1}^{2}= (1/2)m_{2}v_{2}^{2} ………….(*i*)

If force of brakes be the same then m_{1}a_{1} = m_{2}a_{2}……….(*ii*)

If truck stops over a distance S_{1} then v_{1}^{2} =2a_{1}S_{1} ……..(*iii*)

If car stops over a distance S_{2} then v_{2}^{2} = 2a_{2}S_{2}………(*iv*)

From (*i*) and (*ii*)

(1/2)m_{1}v_{1}^{2} = (1/2)m_{2}v_{2}^{2}………..(*v*)

From (ii) and (v)

v_{1}^{2}/a_{1} = v_{2}^{2}/a_{2}…………(*vi*)

From (*iii*), (*iv*) and (*vi*)

2a_{1}S_{1}/a_{1} = 2a_{2}S_{2}/a_{2}.

S_{1} = S_{2}

Hence distances covered S_{1} and S_{2} are equal.

**Q6.****kg**/minute can it raise a **height** of 20m? (g = 10 m/s^{2})

**Ans6.**

If mass of water raised in one second = m kg.

Total work done in lifting water,W = mgh

Power P = W/t, but t = 1 minute = 60 sec.

4000 = mgh/60

4000 = (m ** x** 10

**20)/60**

*x*m = 1200

**kg**.

**Q7. ****length** 3m is suspendedvertically from a fixed **point**. It is given an angular displacement of 60^{o}in the vertical plane. If its **mass** per unit **length** is 2 **kg** then find the workdone?

**Ans7. ****mass** of the rod and’l’ be its **length** then

m = 2 ** x** 3 = 6

**kg**

If the rod is displaced through an angle qthen the

**work**done on it, W = mg(l/2)(1 – Cosq).

The effective length of the rod is taken to be (l/2) because in uniformdistribution of

**mass**the centre of

**mass**is at the geometric centre so

W = 6

**10**

*x***(3/2)(1 – Cos60) =45 J.**

*x*

**Three mark questions with answers**

**Q1.****mass** m* _{2}*is at

**rest**and

**mass**m

_{1}moving with

**velocity**u

_{1}hits itelastically, show that the fraction of the momentum transferred to the

**mass**atrest is 2n/(1 + n) where n is ratio of the masses.

**Ans1.**_{1} = (m_{1} -m_{2})u_{1}/(m_{1} + m_{2}).

v_{2} = 2m_{1}u_{1}/(m_{1} + m_{2}).

This is from the theory of conservation of momentum.

Momentum of the **mass** m_{2} after collision,

P_{2} = m_{2}v_{2} = (2m_{1}m_{2}u_{1})/(m_{1}+ m_{2})

Fraction of momentum transferred to m_{2}.

= (2m_{1}m_{2}u_{1})/(m_{1} + m_{2})m_{1}u_{1}= 2m_{2}/(m_{1} + m_{2})

= 2n/(1 + n) ….[because m_{2}/m_{1} = n]

**Q2.****work** to bepositive negative or zero? "Explain with example.

**Ans2. ****force** applied F and the displacement S movedby **body** *i.e.*

W = F.S,

W = FS Cos q

If q**work** is maximum.

It remains +ve for the angle q between 0^{o}to 90^{o}

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Thus **work** is +ve if Cos q**work** done will be -veif Cosq*i.e.* ^{o} to 270^{o}.

If q^{o} then Cos 90^{o}= 0.

Hence **work** done W = FS Cos 90^{o} = 0.

Thus, W may be +ve, -ve or zero

**Q3.****length** of the pendulum is 2m, whatis the **speed** with which the bob arrives at the lowermost **point**? Given that itdissipates 10% of its initial **energy** against air resistance?

**Ans3.****energy** atthe highest position

= mg ** x** 2 Joules = 2mg Joules

Kinetic

**energy**at lowest position

= Potential

**energy**at the highest position – the

**energy**dissipitated againstair resistance or friction

= [mg

**2 – (10/100)**

*x***mg**

*x***2] Joule**

*x*= mg

**18/10 J**

*x*^{2}= mg

**18/10**

*x*or, v = 1.9 ms

^{-1}.

**Q4.****work**. Give their relations also.

**Ans4. **

W = FS**(1)** In S.I system,

If F = 1 **kg** weight or 1 **kg** **force** and S = 1m then,

W = (1 **kg** wt)(1m) = 1 **kg** m ……………(*i*).

Hence, one kgm is the gravitational unit of **work** in S.I (M.K.S) system and isdefined as the amount of **work** done if 1 **kg** **force** displaces a **body** through 1m inthe direction of the applied **force**.**(2)** In C.G.S system,

F = 1 gmwt and S = 1cm,

W = (1 gm wt) (1 cm) = 1 gm cm ………………(*ii*).

Hence, one gm cm is the gravitational unit of **work** and is defined as the amountof **work** done, if 1 gm **force** displaces a **body** through 1 cm in the direction ofthe applied **force**.

1 gm cm = 980 ergs.**NOTE**: 1 **kg** m = 9.8 Joules.

**Q5.**

**Ans5. **

One electron volt is the **energy** acquired by one elctron in moving it betweentwo **point** having a P.D of 1V.

Thus, 1eV = (1.6 ** x** 10

^{-19}) C

**1J/C = 1.6**

*x***10**

*x*^{-19}Joules.

**NOTE:**The other practical units used are

1 Million electron volt = 1 MeV = 10

^{6}eV, 1 MeV = 10

^{6}

**1.6**

*x***10**

*x*^{-19}J, 1 MeV = 1.6

**10**

*x*^{-13}Joules and

1 Billion eV = 10

^{9}eV, 1 BeV = 1.6

**10**

*x*^{-10}joules.

**Q6.****velocity** changes by 5%, find the change in the power of water?

**Ans6.**** x**Velocity = Rate of change of momentum

*x***velocity**={(

**mass**/time)

*x***velocity**}

*x***velocity**= {(adv)

**v}**

*x***v =adv**

*x*^{3}where ‘a’ is area of cross section, ‘d’ is the density of waterand ‘v’ is the

**velocity**of flow of water.

Therefore, Power of water is directly proportional to the cube of velocity ofwater so let P = Kv

^{3}(k is a constant and is equal to ‘ad’.)Taking log on both sides

log P = 3log v + log k

Differentiating on both sides

D

percentage change in power, DP/P

**100 = 3**

*x***5%**

*x*= 15%.

**Q7.****energy** of rushing outwater from a dam is used in rotating a turbine. The pipe through which water isrushing is 2.4 meters and its **speed** is 12 m/sec. Assuming that whole of kineticenergy of the water is used in rotating the turbine, calculate the currentproduced if efficiency of the dynamo is 60% and the station transmits power at240 kV. Density of water = 10^{3} **kg**/m^{3}.

**Ans7.**

r = radius of pipe = 1.2m, average speed of water v = 12 m/s

V = 240 kV = 240 ** x** 10

^{3}volt, density ofwater p = 10

^{3}

**kg**/m

^{3}.

Now, kinetic

**energy**of rushing water per second i.e.

Power P = (1/2)(

**mass**flowing per sec)

**v**

*x*^{2}

= (1/2)p

^{2}(l/t)

^{2}

= (1/2)p

^{2}

^{3}

= (1/2)

**3.14**

*x***(1.2)**

*x*^{2}

**10**

*x*^{3}

**(12)**

*x*^{3}watt

= 3.9

**10**

*x*^{6}watt

current = output power/voltage

= (60% of power P)/(240

**1000)**

*x*= [(60/100)

**3.9**

*x***10**

*x*^{6}]/(240

**1000) = 9.75 amp.**

*x*

**Five mark questions with answers**

**Q1.****mass** m isaccelerated from **rest** when a constant power P is supplied by its engine; showthat :

(a) The **velocity** is given as a function of time by

v = (2Pt/m)^{1/2}

(b) The position is given as a function of time by

s = (8P/9m)^{1/2}t^{3/2}.

(c) What is the shape of the graph between **velocity** and **mass** of the vehicle ifother factors remain same?

(d) What is the shape of the graph between displacement and power?

**Ans1.***i.e.*, m ** x** (dv/dt)

**v =P [as F = ma = m**

*x***(dv/dt)]**

*x*After rearranging and integrating on both sides

ò

**dt**

*x*(v

^{2}/2) = (P/m)

**t + C**

*x*_{1}

Now as initially the

**body**is at

**rest**,

*i.e.*, v = 0 at t = 0, so C

_{1}= 0.

v = (2Pt/m)

^{1/2}…………(1)

(b) By definition v = (ds/dt),

Using eq (1) above,

ds/dt = (2Pt/m)

^{1/2}

On integration we get

ò

^{1/2 }dt

s = (2P/m)

^{1/2}

**(2/3)**

*x***t**

*x*^{3/2}+ C

_{2}.

Now, as at t = 0, s = 0, so, C

_{2}= 0

s = (8P/9m)

^{1/2}t

^{3/2}.

(c)

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(d)

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**Q2.****mass** m and lengthl swings back and forth up to a maximum angle q_{0} with the vertical. When at an angle q, what is its (a) potential **energy**, (b) kinetic **energy**, (c) **speed**, and(d) tension?

**Ans2.**

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Taking the reference level at the lowest point R, we have

h_{P} = l – l cos q_{0}_{0}

h_{Q} = l – l cos q = l(1 – cos

So (a) potential **energy** at Q relative to R will be

PE = mgh_{Q}

PE = mgl(1 – cos q

(b) PE at P = mgh_{P} = mgl(1 – cos q_{0})

KE at P = 1/2 ** x** mv

^{2}= 0

so, total mechanical

**energy**at P = mgl(1 – cos q

_{0}) …….(

*i*)

Now, if K

_{Q}is the KE at Q,

then using eq. (

*i*)

mechanical

**energy**at Q = K

_{Q}+ mgl(1 – cos

*ii*)

But by conservation of mechanical

**energy**between P and Q

K

_{Q}+ mgl(1 – cos q) = mgl(1 -cos q

_{0}

*i.e.*, K

_{Q}= mgl(cos q– cos q

_{0}

(c) If v is the

**speed**at

**point**Q, from eq. (b)

1/2

**mv**

*x*^{2}= mgl(cos

_{0})

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(d) If ‘E’ is the

**energy**at Ðq, then itis equal to mgl(1 – Cosq

^{2}.

Since the

**energy**remains constant throughout, E = E

_{o}.

mgl(1 – Cosq

^{2}= mgl(1 -Cosq

_{o}

or mv

^{2}= 2mgl(Cosq – Cos

_{o}

Therefore, tension ‘T’ at q would begiven by

T = mv

^{2}/l + mgCosq = mg Cos

_{o}

or T = 3mgCosq

_{o}

**Q3.**What do youmean by **work** in the language of physics? Give its absolute and gravitationalunits. Give two illustrations of zero **work**, negative **work** and positive **work**.

** Ans.(Try yourself)**.

**Q4.**How will youfind **work** done by a variable **force** mathematically and graphically?

** Ans.(Try yourself)**.

**Q5.**What do youmean by conservative and non-conservative forces? Give their importantproperties.

** Ans.(Try yourself)**.

**Q6.**What do youmean by gravitational potential **energy**? Show that gravitational potentialenergy is independent of the path followed.

** Ans.(Try yourself)**.

**Q7.**If a **body** iskept on the top of a rough inclined plane, find the expression for

(i) work done in bringing it down to the bottom of the plane with constantvelocity

(ii) **work** done in moving it up the plane with constant acceleration

(iii) **work** done in moving it down the plane with constant acceleration.

** Ans.(Try yourself)**.

## Potential

Devna asked.

find the potential at A ….a prson brings a mass of 1 kg from infinity to the pt A .initially the mass was at rest but it moves at a speed of 2 m/sas it reches A .the work done by person on mass is -3 J

## Fission and Fusion again

Vivek Asks:

Fusion gives more energy than fission right? When a uranium nucleus fissions into two daughter nuclei fragments, an energy of ~200 MeV is released. Whereas in a fusion of deuterium to give helium atom, only 18.3 MeV is released (which is the maximum?). Yes, the nucleus of uranium are heavier but the same deuterium fusion occurs in the stars and gives off a much larger amount of energy.

Ans:

If we consider energy released per reaction (fission or fusion), energy released is more in the case of fission.

If we consider energy released per unit mass (say one kg Uranium and 1 kg hydrogen), the energy released in fusion is very much larger than in the case of fission.

In fusion about 4 amu releases approx 20 MeV whereas in fusion about 236 amu releases approx 200 MeV

## Friction – a numerical

a force of 20 N is applied parallel to the surface of a horizontal table is just sufficient to make a block of mass 4.kg move on the table calculate the coefficient of friction between the block and the table

## It is correct to say the weight of the body is 10 kg?

It is correct to say the weight of the body is 10 kg? (Khalid asked)

Answer:

As such it is not correct. But, kg. wt (kilogram weight) is the unit of weight and therefore someone simply says kg instead og kgwt hoping that it is understood that what they mean is kgwt.

## How can we define one Newton ?

How can we define one Newton? (Asked Pawas Rituja)

One newton is defined as that force which when acts on a body of mass 1 kg produces an acceleration of 1 m/s^2 in it

## Weight of a freely falling body

What is the weight of a body having a mass of 10 kg if it is falling freely?

Answer: The apparent weight of a freely falling body is zero.

When a body falls freely, it is falling with an acceleration =g. Thus the entire gravitational force acting on it is utilized in accelerating it and hence its weight is not felt.