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A free proton and a free electron are placed in a uniform electric field. Which of the two will experience
(a) greater force and (b) greater acceleration? Justify.
The capacitors C1, and C2, having plates of area A each, are connected in series, as shown in Fig (i)
Compare the capacitance of this combination with the capacitor C3, again having plates of area A
each, but made up as shown in the figure.

Fig (i)
Fig (ii)
Represent graphically the variation of electric field with distance, for a uniformly charged plane sheet.
A parallel plate capacitor with air as dielectric is charged by a.d.c. source to a potential V.Without
disconnecting the capacitor from the source, air is replaced by another dielectric medium of dielectric
constant 10. State with the reason, how does 1) electric field between the plates 2) energy stored in
the capacitor change
Calculate the electric flux of one coulomb charge
Two insulated identical spheres A and B carrying charges +30 C and -10 C separated by a distance of
1 m in air are made to touch each other. They are then again separated by the same distance. Compare
the forces between them in the two cases.
Two point charges of +5 10-19 C and +20 10-19 C are separated by a distance of 2 m. Find the point on
the line joining them at which electric field intensity is zero.
Two charged conducting spheres of radii 1cm and 3cm are connected to each other by a conducting
wire. What is the ratio of charges on the sphere?


Two point charges of unknown magnitude and sign are placed at a distance d apart. The electric field
intensity is zero at a point, not between the charges but on the line joining them. Write two essential
conditions for this to happen.
10. 1Two point charges 4Q, Q are separated by 1meter in air. At what point on the line joining the charges is
7the electric field intensity is zero?Also calculate the electrostatic potential energy of the system of
charges ,Taking the value of charge Q=2 x 10-7 C.
11. 1Two point charges qA=+3C and qB= -3C are located 20cm apart in vacuum 1) Find the electric field at
8the midpoint of the line AB joining the two charges.2) If negative charge of magnitude 1.5x10 C is placed
at the center, find the force experienced on the negative charge?
12. 2 Define dielectric constant in terms of force between point charges?b) How will the force between two
1point charges vary when the charges are placed in a medium of dielectric constant K.
13. 2Name two properties of electric charge?
14. 2The electric field lines drawn for two charges A and B separated by a distance is as shown below.

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a) What are the signs of A and B?

b) Is the ratio of magnitude of the charges (A / B) greater than, less than or equal to 1?
15. 2A) An electric field line cannot have sudden breaks. Why?
4b) Sketch electric field lines around a system of two equal positive charges separated by a distance?
16. 2An electron and proton are released from rest in uniform electrostatic field. Which of them will have
5larger acceleration? Justify?
17. 2Plot a graph showing the variation of coulomb force (F) versus (1/r2), where r is the distance between
6the two charges of each pair of charges : (1C, 2 C) and (2C, -3C). Interpret the magnitude and
nature of forces?
18. In which case, electric field will decrease with faster rate due to
An Electric dipole
A point charge
Give reason.
19. A point charge of +10C is at a distance 5cm directly above the centre of a square of
side 10cm as shown in the figure. What is the magnitude of electric flux through the

20. Two identical insulated charged copper spheres A and B have a charge 0.4C on each . A third sphere
of the same size and uncharged is brought in contact with the first, then brought in contact with the
second , and finally removed from both . What is the force of repulsion between A and B now if distance
of separation between their centres is 50 cm? ( the radii being negligible)
21. Consider the charges q, q.-q placed at the vertices of an equilateral triangle of side l. what is the force
on charge -q.

22. The following graph represents the variation of electric field The following graph represents the
variation of electric field intensity E with distance x from the centre of a uniformly charged shell.
Determine the value of
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(a) Total Charge on the thin spherical shell

(b) electric field inside the shell.

23. An electric dipole with moment p is placed in a uniform field of intensity E experience torque
a) Identify two pairs of perpendicular vectors in the expression for torque .
b) Show diagrammatically the orientation of the dipole in the field for which the torque is
1)Maximum 2) Zero
24. Charges of magnitudes 2 Q and -Q are located at points (a, o, o) and (4a, o, o) respectively.Find the ratio
of the flux of electric field, due to these charges, through concentric spheres of radii 2a and 8a centered at
the origin.
25. Electric charge is distributed uniformly on the surface of a rubber balloon. Write how the value of
electric field intensity and electric potential vary
On the surface ii) inside iii) outside
26. Twenty seven spherical droplets of radius 3mm each and carrying 10 -12C charge each are combined to
form a bigger drop. Find the capacitance of the bigger drop.
27. A charge of 10 C is brought from point A (0, 4 cm, 0) to C (3 cm, 0, 0) via point B (0, 0, 6 cm) in vacuum.
Calculate the work done if the charge at origin is 20 C.
28. A capacitor of capacitance C is charged fully by connecting it to a battery of emf E. It
disconnected from the battery and the separation between the plates is doubled. How will it affect
the a) capacitance b) energy of the parallel plate capacitor ? Justify your answer.
29. Two charges +Q and Q are located at A (0, 0,-a) and B (0, 0, +a) respectively. How much work is done
in moving a test charge from point C (7, 0, 0) to D (-3, 0,0)?
30. A square surface of side L m is in the plane of the paper. A uniform electric field E is also in the plane of
the paper, but limited to half of the square surface as shown. Calculate the electric flux associated with
the surface.

31. A 10 F capacitor is charged by a 30 V d.c. supply and then connected across an uncharged 50 F
capacitor. Calculate (i) the final potential difference across the combination, and (ii) the initial and final
energies. How will you account for the difference in energy?

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33. Five charges, q each are placed at the corners of a regular pentagon of side a
a) What will be the electric field at O, the centre of the pentagon?
b) What will be the electric field at O if the charge from one of the corners (say A) is removed?
c) What will be the electric field at O if the charge q at A is replaced by q?

34. a) Figure shows a sheet of aluminium foil of negligible thickness placed between the plates of a

How will its capacitance be affected if:

(i) the foil is electrically insulated?
(ii) the foil is connected to the upper plate with a conducting wire?

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35. a) Determine the electrostatic potential energy of a system consisting of two charges 7 C and 2 C
(and with no external field) placed at (9 cm, 0, 0) and (9 cm, 0, 0) respectively.

b) Suppose that the same system of charges is now placed in an external electric field = ; A = 9
105 C m2. What would the electrostatic energy of the configuration be?

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