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AB : Isochoric heating
BC : adiabatic expansion
CA : isothermal compression

one mole of an ideal gas is taken round the cycle ABCA as in the diagram shown above. What is the efficiency of a heat engine operating on this cycle?


Process CA is isothermal compression and hence heat released in this process is given by

further heat absorbed in isochoric heating process AB is given by Q2=cv(TA-TB). Where cv is specific heat capacity at constant volume.

for the adiabatic process
 isotherm al process]


The shortest wavelength in lyman series of hydrogen spectra is 91.2 nm, the longest wavelength in this series must be


When electron moving in nith orbit transited to nfth orbit the frequency of radiation and so wavelength is given by

Thus Lyman series is given as


The relationship between the angular frequency co and the wave number k of a particle associated with it is  where c is constant. The group velocity for the particle wave is


The wave equation y= a sin(ωt - kx)
phase velocity = ω/k
Group velocity = dω/dk
We have ω= ck2


If ε0 is the zero-point energy of a harmonic oscillator of frequency v and h is planck's constant then its energy in the n = 5 state will be


The energy of it of nth quantum is proportional to (n + 1/2)

zero point energy 
Then, the energy for n = 5 is


A particle is moving with one component of constant velocity parallel to the axis of y and another component of velocity parallel to the axis of x proportional to y. It will describe a


When a body is moving parallel to the axis of y and moving parallel to x-axis then it's intersecting point is like a parabola.


A chain is used to lower a block of mass m through a distance h at a constant acceleration of g/5. What is the work done by the chain on the block?


Work done by the chain = mgh/5
Real work done by the chain = mgh 
work done by the chain on the block is 


An ideal gas with the adiabatic exponent γ goes through a process P = P0 - ∝V, where P0 and ∝ are positive constants, and V is volume. At what volume will the gas entropy have the maximum value?


Let (P1V1) is point on line

Let (P, V) be any other point 
So, entropy difference

for extremum of ΔS



An adiabatic vessel contains 2 kg of water at 250C by paddle-wheel work transfer, the temperature of water is increased to 300C. If the specific heat of water is assumed constant at 4.187 KJ/kg.K, the entropy change of the universe is



A mass of 8 kg gas expands within a flexible container so that the p-v relationship is of the form  constant. The initial pressure is 1000 kPa and the initial volume is 1 m3. The final pressure is 5 kPa. If specific internal energy of gas decreases by 40 KJ/kg, the heat transfer in magnitude is



The eiqen values and eigen vectors of the matrix  are


The characteristic equation is 

λ = 1,6
Eigen vector corresponding to the eigen value λ = 1 by putting λ = 1 ,the matrix becomes

⇒ X = K, V= -K
Eigen vector x1 is  
Now again Eigen vector corresponding to the eigenvalue λ = 6, By putting λ = 6


Consider a cylinder of height h and radius a, closed at both ends, centered at the origin. Let  the position vector and  unit vector normal to the surface. The surface integral  over the closed surface of the cylinder is


For calculation of surface integral ,we need surface normal on the top surface of the cylinder shown in adjacent figure

Where  is the given position vector. Thus

top surface
 (on top surface)
On the bottom surface of the cylinder

vector  is normal to the current surface of the cylinder and therefore for this surface we have

Thus  a(area of curved surface) 
The value of  are the whole surface of cylinder is then 


The normalized ground state wave function of a hydrogen atom is given by  where 'a' is the bohr radius and r is the distance of the electron from the nucleus located at the origin. The expectation value <1/r2> is


Expectation value of 1/r2 is given by


For a particle of mass m, in a one-dimensional harmonic oscillation potential of the form  the first excited energy eigen state wave function is  The value of a is


The energy eigen value for harmonic oscillation is

Applying Schrodinger equation


Electric field component of an electromagnetic radiation varies with time as E = a [cosω0t + sinωt cosωot),where a is a constant and the values of the ω and ωo are 2 x 1015 sec-1 and 1 x1016 sec-1 respectively. This radiation falls on a metal of work function 4.4eV. The maximum kinetic energy (in eV) of photoelectrons is


The maximum frequency of photon = 


Light takes 4 hours to travel the distance from sun to nepton. lf you travel in a spaceship at a speed 0.935 c(where c is the speed of light in vacumm), the time(in minutes) required to cover the same distance measured with a clock on the spaceship will be approximately


Clock in spaceship will measure proper time which will be dilated to 240 minutes so,let proper time be 


A proton and an α-particle. accelerated through the same potential difference, enter a region of uniform magnetic field normally. If the radius of the proton orbit is 10 cm that of the α-orbit , then radius of proton orbit is



A long straight conductor, carrying a current I is bent into the shape shown in the figure. The radius of the circular loop is V . The magnetic field at the centre of the loop is:-


Field due to straight part  out of the page
Field due to circular part  into the page.
Not field into the page.


A charged particle of mass'm',charge 'q' and constant velocity enters a uniform magnetic field at an angle θ to the direction of magnetic field. The angle 'θ' (if in one revolution of the helical motion, the particle advances along the direction of the magnetic field at a distance equal to the radius of the helical path) is:-



Two blocks A and B each of mass m, are connected by a massless spring of natural length L and spring constant k. The blocks are initially resting on a smooth horizontal floor with the spring at its natural length, as shown in figure. A third identical block C, also of mass m. moves on the floor with a speed v along the line joining A and B, and collides elastically with A. Then


After collision between C and A, C stope and A is moved with speed C' i.e. v. At maximum compression A and B will move with same speed V/2. Let x is maximum compression in this position k.e. of A-B system at maximum compression 


A stone of mass 5 kg is placed at a distance 5m from the axis of rotaion on the rotating table ( angular velocity w with respect to earth) What would be the angular velocity w so that the stone starts slipping? {The frictional coefficient between stone and table is 1.5 }


If the stone starts slipping, then the centripetl force will be equal to the frictional force.


The output of the given circuit if the input is a sinusoidal wave given below (Given Vm>V), is _____.


For forward biased:-D always act as a short circuit (then output wavefrom

For Reverse biased:-D will be short for Vin < V & open for Vin > V thus output wavefrom is:-

complete output wave from is→


The concentration of donor atoms is given for a semiconductor specimen (2.54cm x 0.2cm x 0.2cm). as NThe ratio of resistance taken along the longer ends with that of taken along the shorter? (Given ND = 1016 cm3' μ = 1200).



In a typical n-p-n transistor,the doping concentrations in emitter,base & collector regions are CE,C& Cc respectively. These satisfy the relation:-


In an n-p-n transistor emitter is heavily doped collector is moderately doped & base is very thin & least doped i.e.


In a compound XY2O4, oxide ions are arranged in fee and cations 'Y' are present in octahedral voids, cations T are equally distributed between octahedral & tetrahedral voids. The fraction of the octahedral voids occupied is:-


O-2  ions are arranged in ccp so number of unit cell = 4 
X are present in oh voids,(Total no. of unit = 4)
Fraction of oh. voids (occupied) = 1/4
Y present ⇒

Fraction o f octahedral voids (occupied = 1/4)
Total fraction of octahedral voids (occupied)

 = 1/2


The Boolean expression [B.(A + B) +can be realized using minimum no of



Consider a beam of light of wavelength 'λ' incident on a system of a polarizer & an analyzer. The analyzer is oriented at 450 to the polarizer. When an optical component is introduced between them, the output intensity becomes zero. (Light is incident normally on all components).The optical component is:-


When half-wave plate is introduced, the plane of polarization is rotated by  Since intensity o f light analyzer is zero, plane o f polarization rotates by an angle 450.


A combination of two thin convex lens of equal focal length is kept separated along the optic axes by a distance of 20 cm between them. The combination behaves as a lens system of infinite focal length. If an object is kept at 10 cm from the first lens, its image will be formed on the other side at a distance x from the second lens. The value of x is:-


for first lens;


The black body spectrum of an object P is radiant intensity at maximum wavelength of 100 nm. Another object Q has the maximum radiant intensity at 400 nm. What will be the ratio of power emitted per unit area by P to that of Q?


From wein’s displacement law


A boat is travelling in river with a speed 10m/sec along the stream flowing with a speed 2m/sec. From this boat ,a sound transmitter is lowered into the river through a rigid support .The wavelength of the sound emitter from the transmitter inside the water and air is negligible.The frequency detected by a receiver kept inside the river downstream is:- (given that bulk modulus 


Velocity of sound in water 
frequency of sound in water will be:- 
frequency of sound detected by receiver (observer) at rest would be:-


A Narrow beam of light of wavelength 589.3nm from a sodium lamp is incident normally on a diffraction grating of transmission type. If the grating constant is 1000000m-1, the number of principle maxima observed in the transmitted light will be:-


Grating constant 106 per metre 
Highest order 

*Multiple options can be correct

Which of the following statements) regarding photo -emission of electrons is/are incorrect?


-Kinetic energy of photoelectrons depends on the frequency of incident light but not on its intensity, for photoelectric effect the frequency of incident light should be greater than threshold frequency. 

-In the photoelectric effect, electrons are emitted from matter (metals and non-metallic solids, liquids, or gases) as a consequence of their absorption of energy from electromagnetic radiation of high frequency (short wavelength), such as ultraviolet radiation.

-The Photoelectric effect is an instantaneous phenomenon. There is no time delay between the incidence of light and emission of photoelectrons.

*Multiple options can be correct

Consider the following in respect of compton scattering and zeeman effect, which of the following statement(s) is/are incorrect?


Compton scattering formula holds less and less rigorous to go towards longer wavelength but it has shorter wavelength.collision between photons is inelastic but it is elastic in nature . when an atom is placed in external magnetic field the spectral lines it emits are split into several polarized components.This effect of magnetic field on the atomic spectral lines is called zeeman effect.
A singlet spectral line viewed normal to the field is split into three plane- polarised components, a central unshift line with the electric vector vibrating parallel to the field and two other lines equally displaced one on either side with electric vector perpendicular to the field.

*Multiple options can be correct

If A body initially at rest ,is acted upon by an external force which is constant in magnitude.The gain in kinetic energy of the body at a given instant


Gain in kinetic energy by the particle is given by workdone by it from moving point x1, to x2.Thus , the gain in 
Now let force constant is k. Then kinetic energy 
Thus K E α (x2-x1) in this relation it is clear that the K.E is directly proportional to the distance covered by it and is independent of time elapsed.

*Multiple options can be correct

Consider the following statement for a particle moving in an elliptic orbit under the influence of a central force. Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?


We have  angular momentum,

*Multiple options can be correct

Which of the following statement(s)related toBrownian motion is/are incorrect?


To and fro motion of colloidal particles in the solution is called Brownian motion.The size of the particles in colloidal solution is of the order of 104 em.This is a chemical and gravitational phenomenon not electrical phenomenon.Brownian motion is independent of the motion of vessel containing gas Displacement is Brownian motion is given by

Where η is viscosity.Thus .Brownian motion is inversely proportional to η hence Brownian motion increase on decreasing viscosity.

*Multiple options can be correct

A series LCR circuit of a resistance 1 kΩ,an impedance 0.4mH, a capacitance 100pF & an alternating voltage source of 2.5V. Which of the following statement(s) is/are true for the defined circuit?


Option(B) is only correct option.

 Rms voltage = 2 V
Rms current 
Now,at resonance,
Rms voltage a cross "R "= Rlrms = 2 V 
Rms voltage across " L= ω L.Irms = 4V

*Multiple options can be correct

The total charge(Ze) of an atomic nucleus is uniformly distributed within a sphere of radivs 'α'. Which of the following statement is correct?


*Multiple options can be correct

For the given op-amp circuit (we have given value as   A01 = 200000), choose the correct statement:-


are only correct.
The attenuation B, of the feed back circuit

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Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct for the Electronic devices?


are only correct options.
Dynamic curve is the one passing through the different static curves.& the curve which relates the o/p voltage to the input voltage is known as transfer curve.
As for Si & Ge:-   ec. & their reverse saturation current approximately doubles for every 100C rise in temp.

*Multiple options can be correct

The instantaneous position of x(t) of a small block performing one-dimensional damped oscillation is  Here ω  is the angular frequency 'r' the damping coefficient, 'A' the initial amplitude & a the initial phase. If  Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?


Thus, option C is the only correct option.

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A rocket of total initial mass mo is expelling exhaust gas at a steady speed 2.88 m /sec with respect to itself, when its mass is reduced to 1/2 m0, the velocity attained by the rocket will be ______ (in m/sec).


Formula for rocket is given as 

putting in eq.(1) we get 

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A certain op - amp has bias currents of 50 μA & 49.3μA,then the input offset current (in nA) is _________.


The input offset current is the difference of input bias currents i.e 

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A magnetic field induction B = 30 x 10-6T is applied on an electron in a direction perpendicular to its motion. Find the time required for the electron to complete one revolution, (in μs)


Time periode (T) for the electron to complete one revolution is

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A current of 1 ampere is flowing in the sides of an equilateral triangle of side 4.5 x 10-2m, then the magnetic field at the centroid of the triangle (inμT) is ____.


The Resultant magnetic field at '0' due to all sides of the triangle is

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A particle of mass 20 gm is moving in a circle of 4cm radius with contant speed of 10 cm/sec. What is the angular momentum (gm. cm2 / sec) about a point on the axis of the circle 3 cm distance from the centre.


Angular momentum about a point on the axis of the circle 

Since, is perpendocular to the velocity

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A long solenoid of diameter 0.1 m has 2 x 104 turns per meter. At the centre of the solenoid, a 100 turn coil of radius 0.01 m is placed. The current is decreased at a constant rate from +2A to -2A in 0.5sec. The total charge flowing through the coil, if the resistance of the coil is is 10π2 Ω, is ____(in μC).


Field inside the solenoid (B)=μ0nl
Flux linked with the coil 
Induced emf(e) = 

charge flowing through the coil 
q = 32μc

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The dc voltage(vc) with respect to ground in the amplifier circuit shown in the figure is _________,( If the current gain β for the transistor is 200.(VBE= 0.7V).


Thevenin equivalent of the given circuit:

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A spherical piece of radius much less than the radius of a charged spherical shell (change density σ = 1 c/m3) is removed from the shell itself than calculate the electric field intensity at the midpoint of the aperture?
 (in the order of 109)


The aperfure midpoint will act like the midpoint of a capacitor, thus

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Two coherent plane waves of light of equal amplitude & each of wavelength 20π x 10-6m, propogating at an angle of π/1080 radius with respect to each other, fall almost normally on a screen. The fringe width(in mm) on the screen is ____.


( θ is very small)
θ= d/D

Fringe - width :-

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A young's double slit apparatus has a slit separation of 0.5mm & a screen placed at a distance of 100 cm from the slits. When illuminated by a 632nm Helium-neon laser, the position of the first intensity minimum with respect to the central maximum will be____(in μm).


Slit separation (d) =0.5mm = 5x10-4
Distance b/w slit & screen(D) = 100 cm = 1 m 
λ = 632nm
position of minima 
first intensity minima corresponds to n =0;

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An n-type silicon rod of length 0.7 cm has a cross sectional area of 0.1cm2. A DC bias voltage of 35v across on the rod results in a 5.6 ampere DC current. Under this DC bias, an electric pulse applied at one end takes 10μ sec to traverse the length of silicon rod,  then the mobility of the charge carrier is ____.


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An electron is moving in the positive x-direction, in S' frame. The relative velocity between the S and S' frames is 0.7C and the velocity of the electron is also 0.7C with respect to an observer in S' frame. The velocity of the electron for an observer in the S frame (in term of C) is _____.


The relative relativistic velocity is given as

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The electric field intensity at a point on the surface of a conductor is given by E  (v/m) what is the surface change density in (Pc/m2) at the point?


in case of conducter all charge resides on the sorface .i.e 

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If a black body radiation in a spherical cavity of volume V satisfies the relation, PV4 = constant during a quasistatic is entropic process, then the numerical value of η should be ____.


For black body radiation, the adiabatic equation is PV4/3 = constant 

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Two bodies of mass 100 kg and 20 kg are moving with velocities  and  m/sec respectively. The magnitude of velocity of the centre of mass is______(in m/sec).


If r1 and r2 are position vectors of two masses m1 and m2 then the position vector of their centre of mass Rcm is given as

Differentiating w.r.t. time, we get

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If a capacitor of 1μF charged to a potential of 300 V is discharged through a resistor kept at room temperature, then the entropy change of the universe is equal to __________ x 10-5 J/K.


The energy stored in capacitor = 1/2 CV2
So, change in entropy is given dS =dQ/T

Change in entropy = 

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An unstable particle of rest energy 1000 MeV decays into a μ-meson and a neutrino, with a mean life time of 10-8 sec, when at rest. The mean decay distance in meters, when the particle has a momentum of 1000 MeV/C is ____.


We know that relativistic energy and momentum is related as 
E2 = (PC)2 + (m0C2)2 
Here we have
P = 1000 MeV/C 
PC = 1000 MeV 
m0C2 = (1000) MeV
But by Einstein mass-energy relation

Total distance = time x velocity = 

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A =  is symmetric matrix, then Evaluate x


For symmetric matrix A = AT

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A gas occupying 1 litre at 80 cm. pressure is expanded adiabatically to 1190 c.c. I f the pressure falls to 60cm . in the process, Deduce the value of λ.



For an adiabatic change

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Mass of empty recket is 5000 kg in which fuel of mass 40000 kg is filled up. If the exhaust velocity is 2 km/sec, then find the maximum velocity (km/sec) achieved by the rocket.


(4.3 TO 4.4)
Mass of rocket including fuel M= 45000 kg
Mass of rocket without fuel M = 5000 kg 
Exhaust velocity Ur = 2 km/sec 
Ur = 2000 m/sec
Maximum velocity achieved by the rocket