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XII (ALL)

COHTENTS
KEYCONCEPTS EXERCISE-1 EXERCISE-II EXERCISE-III ANSWER KEY

KEY
1. CAPACITANCE O F A N
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CONCEPTS

C = 471 e e R in a medium

ISOLATED SPHERICAL CONDUCTOR :

C = 47C G R in air

This sphere is at infinite distance from all the conductors. The Capacitance C = 4T E R exists between the surface of the sphere & earth . 7 Q It consists of two concentric spherical shells as shown infigure.Here capacitance of region between the two shells is C and that outside the shell is C . We have 471 e ab C = and C = 471 e b b-a Depending on connection, it may have different combinations of C, and -C .
t 2 n 2 Q 2

SPHERICAL CAPACITOR :

3.

PARALLEL PLATE CAPACITOR :

If two parallel plates each of area A & separated by a distance d are charged with equal & opposite charge Q, then the system is called a parallel plate capacitor & its capacitance is given by, ^ S)6 A C = ; .in a medium C= with air as medium
r

(i)

UNIFORM DI-ELECTRIC M E D I U M :

This result is only valid when the electricfieldbetween plates of capacitor is constant,
(ii) M E D I U M PARTLY A I R : C =

d-lt-i
r

So A

When a di-electric slab of thickness t & relative permittivity e is l l l l introduced between the plates of an air capacitor, then the distance between P3 the plates is effectively reduced by irrespective ofthe position of BSSSSii V ^rJ the di-electric slab .
(iii) COMPOSITE M E D I U M :

c=

GA I I -rl r2
0

r3

4.

CYLINDRICAL CAPACITOR :

It consist oftwo co-axial cylinders ofradii a& b, the outer conductor is earthed. The di-electric constant ofthe mediumfilledin the space between the cylinder is Farad e . The capacitance per unit length is C = 2ne-ne m in
r y r

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121

CONCEPT o r VARIATION OF PARAMETERS:

6.

e kA , ifeither ofk, A or d varies in the region between As capacitance ofa parallel plate capacitor isC = the plates, we choose a small dc in between the plates and for total capacitance of system. dx -, If all dC's are in parallel C = } dC If all dC's are in series 1 e k(x)A(x)
0 T J 0

COMBINATION (i)

OF

CAPACITORS SERIES :

In this arrangement all the capacitors when uncharged get the same charge Q but the potential difference across each will differ (if the capacitance are unequal). 1 +1 1 1 + + + 1 (ii)

CAPACITORS I N

rIMHh v, v, v,
Q Q Q
C| C2 C3

When one plate of each capacitor is connected to the positive terminal of the battery & the other plate of each capacitor is connected to the negative terminals of the battery, then the capacitors are said to be in parallel connection. The capacitors have the same potential difference, V but the charge on each one is different (if the capacitors are unequal).
eq.
C

CAPACITORS I N

PARALLEL :

+ C

+c

s 1 jC3,y 1 Q + v

% 1Cj.V c,,v
%

ENERGY

Capacitance C, charge Q & potential difference V; then energy stored is 1 U = -1 CV = QV = 1 Q . This energy is stored in the electrostatic field set up in the di-electric - medium between the conducting plates of the capacitor .
2 2

STORED IN A

CHARGED CAPACITOR

HEAT PRODUCED IN SWITCHING IN CAPACITIVE CIRCUIT

Due to charge flow always some amount of heat is produced when a switch is closed in a circuit which can be obtained by energy conservation as Heat = Work done by battery - Energy absorbed by capacitor.
9.

10

When two charged conductors of capacitance C & C at potential V & V respectively are connected by a conducting wire, the charge flows from higher potential conductor to lower potential conductor, until the potential of the two condensers becomes equal. The common potential (V) after sharing of charges; C,V C V q + V =netnet charge _ C,j + q capacitance C C+C charges after sharing qj = C,'V & q = C V. In this process energy is lost in the connecting wire C C (V,-V ) as heat. This loss of energy is U - U = ^ r ^ g
s 2 } 2
2 1+ 2 2

SHARING O F

CHARGES

2 2

initial

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(i) The energy of a charged conductor resides outside the conductor in its EF, where as in a condenser it is stored within the condenser in its EF. (ii) The energy of an uncharged condenser = 0 . (iii) The capacitance of a capacitor depends only on its size & geometry & the di-electric between the conducting surface .(i.e. independent ofthe conductor, like, whether it is copper, silver, gold etc)

REMEMBER :

CAPACITANCE

Q.i A solid conducting sphere ofradius 10 cm is enclosed by a thin metallic shell of radius 20 cm. A charge
Q.2

EXERCISE # I

Q.3 Q.4

q = 20pC is given to the inner sphere. Find the heat generated in the process, the inner sphere is connected to the shell by a conducting wire The capacitor each having capacitance C = 2pF are connected with a .CO, battery of emf 30 V as shown infigure.When the switch S is closed. Find (a) the amount of chargeflownthrough the battery (b) the heat generated in the circuit (c) the energy supplied by the battery '30V (d) the amount of chargeflownthrough the switch S The plates of a parallel plate capacitor are given charges +4Q and -2Q. The capacitor is then connected across an uncharged capacitor of same capacitance asfirstone (= C). Find thefinalpotential difference between the plates of thefirstcapacitor. +i, In the given network if potential difference between p and q is 2V and C = 3C Thenfindthe potential difference between a&b.
2 r

H M q
C, C.
c

Q.5 Find the equivalent capacitance of the circuit


between point A and B.
c

2C 11 11 - C 11 11 2C

4C 11 11 :: C 11 11 4C :

8C 111 ! r 11 II 8C
c

\ \ \ \ \

Infinite / section/

y-

Q.6 The two identical parallel plates are given charges as shown infigure.Ifthe
plate area of either face of each plate is A and separation between plates is d, thenfindthe amount ofheat liberate after closing the switch. Q. 7 Find heat produced in the circuit shown infigureon closing the switch S.

+3q +q

Q.8 In the following circuit, the resultant capacitance between A and B is 1 pF. Find the value of C. Three capacitors of 2pF, 3pF and 5|iF are independently charged with batteries of emf's 5V, 20V and 10V respectively. After disconnectingfromthe voltage sources. These capacitors are connected as shown infigurewith their positive polarity plates are connected to A and negative polarity is earthed. Now a battery of 20V and an uncharged capacitor of4jaF capacitance are connected to the junction A as shown with a switch S. When switch is closed,find: (a) the potential of the junction A. (b) final charges on all four capacitors. Q.9

T^
2

^Slr
2\xV

5NF

I I I ' 20V^ 4|I. jF 4r

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121

Q.10 Find the charge on the capacitor C = 1 pF in the circuit shown in the figure. Iph IjxIK C-luF l(iF IpF pF :pnF yUlF::IMF : Q.ll Find the capacitance ofthe system shown in figure. Q.12 Thefigureshows a circuit consisting offour capacitors. Find the effective capacitance between X and Y. Q. 13 Five identical capacitor plates, each of area A, are arranged such that adjacent plates are at a distance'd* apart, the plates are connected to a source of emf V as shown infigure.The charge on plate 1 is and that on plate 4 is . Q.14 In the circuit shown in thefigure,intially SW is open. When the switch is closed, the charge passing through the switch in the direction to Q.15 In the circuit shown infigure,findthe amount ofheat generated when switch s is closed. Q.16 Two parallel plate capacitors ofcapacitance C and 2C are connected in parallel then following steps are performed. (i) Abattery of voltage V is connected across points A and B. (ii) A dielectric slab of relative permittivity k is slowly inserted in capacitor C. (iii) Battery is disconnected. (iv) Dielectric slab is slowly removed from capacitor. Find the heat produced in (i) and work done by external agent in step (ii) & (iv). Q.17 The plates of a parallel plate capacitor are separated by a distance d = 1 cm. Two parallel sided dielectric slabs ofthickness 0.7 cm and 0.3 cmfillthe space between the plates. Ifthe dielectric constants ofthe two slabs are 3 and 5 respectively and a potential difference of440V is applied across the plates. Find: (i) the electricfieldintensities in each ofthe slab s. (ii) the ratio of electric energies stored in thefirstto that in the second dielectric slab. Q.18 A 10 pF and 20 pF capacitor are connected to a 10 V cell in parallel for some time after which the capacitors are disconnectedfromthe cell and reconnected at t = 0 with each other, in series, through wires offinite resistance. The +ve plate of thefirstcapacitor is connected to the -ve plate ofthe second capacitor. Draw the graph which best describes the charge on the +ve plate ofthe 20 pF capacitor with increasing time. List of recommended questions from LE. Irodov. 3.101, 3.102, 3.103, 3.113, 3.117, 3.121, 3.122, 3.123,3.124, 3.132,3.133, 3.141,3.142, 3.177,3.184, 3.188. 3.199. 3.200,3.201. 3.203, 3.204. 3.205 121
AE60 V SW

k= 1 k=2 k=3 k=4

V- + 2 nF1
3

X 60 V
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EXERCISE # II
Q. 1 (a) For the given circuit. Find the potential difference across all the capacitors, (b) How should 5 capacitors, each of capacities, lpF be connected so as to produce a total capacitance of 3/7 pF. Q.2

6oF,

Ih-H^f I 8(xF h '

9|iF

+. 25V

The gap between the plates of a plane capacitor isfilledwith an isotropic insulator whose di-electric constant varies in the direction perpendicular to the plates according to the law K = K j 1 + sin 71 X L d where d is the separation, between the plates & K is a constant. The area of the plates is S. Determine the capacitance of the capacitor.
t

Q.3

(i) (ii) Q.4 (j) (ii) (iii) Q.5

Five identical conducting plates 1,2,3,4 & 5 arefixedparallel to and equdistantfromeach other (seefigure).Plates 2 & 5 are connected by a conductor while 1 & 3 are joined by another conductor. The junction of 1 & 3 and the plate 4 are connected to a source of constant e.m.f. V . Find; the effective capacity of the system between the terminals ofthe source. the charges on plates 3 & 5. Given d = distance between any 2 successive plates & A= area of either face of each plate .
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Apotential difference of300 Vis applied between the plates of a plane capacitor spaced 1 cm apart. A plane parallel glass plate with a thickness of 0.5 cm and a plane parallel paraffin plate with a thickness of 0.5 cm are placed in the space between the capacitor platesfind: Intensity of electricfieldin each layer. The drop ofpotential in each layer. The surface charge density of the charge on capacitor the plates. Given that: k = 6, k =2
glass paraffin

A charge 200pC is imparted to each of the two identical parallel plate capacitors connected in parallel. At t =0, the plates of both the capacitors are 0.1 m apart. The plates of first capacitor move towards each other with relative velocity 0.001 m/s and plates of second capacitor move apart with the same velocity. Find the current in the circuit at the moment. A parallel plate capacitor has plates with area A & separation d . A battery charges the plates to a potential difference ofV . The battery is then disconnected & a di-electric slab of constant K& thickness d is introduced. Calculate the positive work done by the system (capacitor + slab) on the man who introduces the slab.
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Q.6

Q.7

A capacitor of capacitance C is charged to a potential V and then isolated. A small capacitor C is then chargedfromC , discharged & charged again, the process being repeated n times. The potential ofthe large capacitor has now fallen to V. Find the capacitance of the small capacitor. If V = 100 volt, V=35volt, find the value ofn for C = 0.2 pF & C = 0.01075 pF . Is it possible to remove charge on C this way?
0 0 0 0 0 0

Q. 8

When the switch S in thefigureis thrown to the left, the plates of capacitors C, acquire a potential difference V. Initially the capacitors C C are uncharged. Thw switchis now thrown to the right. What are thefinalcharges q q & q on the corresponding capacitors.
2 3 p 2 3

.V

TLPI

Ic T

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121

Q.9

(1) (ii) (lii)

A parallel plate capacitor with air as a dielectric is arranged horizontally. The lower plate isfixedand the other connected with a vertical spring. The area of each plate is A. In the steady position, the distance between the plates is d . When the capacitor is connected with an electric source with the voltage V, a new equilibrium appears, with the distance between the plates as d Mass of the upper plates is m. Find the spring constant K. What is the maximum voltage for a given K in which an equilibrium is possible ? What is the angularfrequencyofthe oscillating system around the equilibrium value dj. (take amplitude of oscillation d )
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Q.10 An insolated conductor initiallyfreefromcharge is charged by repeated contacts with a plate which after each contact has a charge Q due to some mechanism. If q is the charge on the conductor after the first

Qq operation, prove that the maximum charge which can be given to the conductor in this way is ~

Q.ll A parallel plate capacitor is filled by a di-electric whose relative permittivity varies with the applied voltage according to the law = aV, where a = 1 per volt. The same (but containing no di-electric) capacitor charged to a voltage V = 156 volt is connected in parallel to thefirst"non-linear" uncharged capacitor. Determine thefinalvoltage V across the capacitors.
f

Q.12 A capacitor consists oftwo air spaced concentric cylinders. The outer ofradius b isfixed,and the inner is of radius a If breakdown ofair occurs atfieldstrengths greater than E^, show that the inner cylinder should have (i) radius a = b/e ifthe potential of the inner cylinder is to be maximum (ii) radius a = b/Ve if the energy per unit length of the system is to be maximum.

,.JT
5V-r-

46F =n
5V :d=6nf

Q. 13 Find the charge flown through the switchfromAto B when it is closed. Q.14 Figure shows three concentric conducting spherical shells with inner and outer shells earthed and the middle shell is given a charge q. Find the electrostatic energy of the system stored in the region I and II.

6mF

Jr~

Q.15 The capacitors shown infigurehas been charged to a potential difference of V volts, so that it carries a charge CV with both the switches Sj and S remaining open. Switch Sj is closed at t=0. At t=R,C switch Sj is opened and S is closed. Find the charge on the capacitor at t=2RjC + R^C.
2 2

s, Hi
s,

Q.16 In the figure shown initially switch is open for a long time. Now the switch is closed at t = 0. Find the charge on the rightmost capacitor as "yv a function oftime given that it was intially unchanged.

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121

Q.17 In the given circuit, the switch is closed in the position 1 at t = 0 and then moved , I V to 2 after 250 p,s. Derive an expression for current as a function oftime for J^ov [ t > 0. Also plot the variation of current with time. I X40V VL Q.18 Find the charge which flowsfrompoint Ato B, when switch is closed. 5(IF 5NF 5^F 5(.IF 5(IF
2

:500FJ :0.5 NF

EXERCISE # III
2 2

120V

Q. 1 Two parallel plate capacitors A&B have the same separation d=8.85 x lO^m between the plates. The plate areas of A & B are 0.04 m & 0.02 m A B respectively. A slab of di-electric constant (relative permittivity) K=9 has dimensions such that it can exacdy 10V fill the space between the plates ofcapacitor B. (i) the di-electric slab is placed inside A as shown in thefigure(i) Ais then charged to a potential difference of 110 volt. Calculate the capacitance ofA and the energy stored in it. (ii) the battery is disconnected & then the di-electric slab is removedfromA. Find the work done by the external agency in removing the slabfromA. (iii) the same di-electric slab is now placed inside B,fillingit completely. The two capacitors A& B are then connected as shown in figure (iii). Calculate the energy stored in the system. [ JEE '93,7] Q.2 Two square metallic plates of 1 m side are kept 0.01 m apart, like a parallel plate capacitor, in air in such a way that one oftheir edges is perpendicular, to an oil surface in a tankfilledwith an insulating oil. The plates are connected to a battery of e.m.f. 500 volt. The plates are then lowered vertically into the oil at a speed of 0.001 m/s. Calculate the current drawn from the battery during the process, [di-electric constant of oil = 11, e = 8.85 x 10" C /N m ] [ JEE '94, 6 ] Q.3 A parallel plate capacitor C is connected to a battery & is charged to a potential difference V. Another capacitor of capacitance 2C is similarly charged to a potential difference 2V volt. The charging batteiy is now disconnected & the capacitors are connected in parallel to each other in such a way that the positive terminal of one is connected to the negative terminal of other. Thefinalenergy ofthe configuration is: 25 (B) - CV (D) - CV [JEE'95, 1 ] (A) zero (C) CV
0 12 2 2 2 2

Q.4

The capacitance of a parallel plate capacitor with plate area 'A' & separation d is C. The space between the plates isfilledwith two wedges of di-electric constant Kj & K respectively. Find the capacitance ofthe resulting capacitor. [JEE'96, 2]
2

Q.5

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Two capacitors A and B with capacities 3 pF and 2 pF are charged to a potential difference of 100 V and 180 V respectively. The plates of the capacitors are connected as shown in figure with one wire from each 2nF capacitorfree.The upper plate of a is positive and that of B is negative, an 1-. uncharged 2 pF capacitor C with lead wires falls on thefreeends to complete IOOV B 180V the circuit. Calculate: thefinalcharges on the three capacitors The amount of electrostatic energy stored in the system before and after the completion ofthe circuit. [JEE'97 (cancelled)]

CAPACITANCE

121

Q.6

An electron enters the region between the plates of a parallel plate capacitor at a point equidistant from eitherplate. The capacitor plates are 2* 10 mapart& 10 m long. A potential difference of300 volt is kept across the plates. Assuming that the initial velocity of the electron is parallel to the capacitor plates, calculate the largest value ofthe velocity ofthe electron so that they do notflyout ofthe capacitor at the other end. [ JEE '97, 5 ]
_2 -1

Q. 7

For the circuit shown, which ofthe following statements is true ? (A) with S, closed, Vj = 15 V, V = 20 V (B) with S closed, Vj = V = 25 V (C) with & S closed, Vj = V = 0 (D) with Sj & S closed, V = 30 V, V = 20 V
2 3 2 2 2 2 l 2

V, =30V

[JEE'99, 2]

Q.8

Calculate the capacitance of a parallel plate condenser, with plate area A and distance between plates d, whenfilledwith a medium whose permittivity varies as; 0<x< | e (x)= e + P x [REE2000, 6] 4 < x < d. S(X)=G + P (d-x)
0
0

Q. 9

Two identical capacitors, have the same capacitance C. One of them is charged to potential V and the other to V . The negative ends ofthe capacitors are connected together. When the positive ends are also connected, the decrease in energy of the combined system is [ JEE 2002 (Scr), 3 ]
t 2

(A) Mvf-vl)

(B)Mv,2+v22)

(qIc^-vJ
0 0

(D^cfa+vJ 1m s/ + c^ " v T

Q.10 In the given circuit, the switch S is closed at time t = 0. The charge Q on the capacitor at any instant t is given by Q (t) = Q (l-e" *). Find the value of Q and a in terms of given parameters shown in the circuit. [JEE 2005]
0

Q.ll Given: Rj = ID , R2 = 2Q, Cx = 2pF, C = 4pF The time constants (in pS) for the circuits I, n, HI are respectively .C, !!i R,: K "C2 hi r . - T T-r. k v ,vV ' h-
2

(A) 18, 8/9, 4 (C) 4, 8/9, 18

(II.)

(B) 18, 4, 8/9 (D) 8/9, 18,4

(in)

[JEE 2006]

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121

ANSWER KEY
EXERCISE # I

Q.l Q.3 Q.7 Q.9

9J 3Q/2C 0
100

Q.2 Q.4 Q.8

(a) 20 pC, (b) 0.3 mJ, (c) 0.6 mJ. (d) 60 [iC 30 V 32 -MF Q.5 C
Q-6

1 qd iZT
2

(a) volts; (b) 28.56 |iC, 42.84 pC, 71.4 jnC, 22.88 pC Q.10 10 pC 2A e V 25 eA Q.13 A G V Q.14 60 (ic,AtoB Q.ll 24 d Q.12 ^ F
0 0

Q.15 150 mJ
4

Q.16 (i) | C V ; (ii) - ~ CV2(K- 1); ^ (K + 2) (K - l ^ V ;


2 2

q(nC), Q. 17 (i) 5 X 10 V/m, 3 x 10 V/m; (ii) 3 5/9


4

Q.18

200

EXERCISE # II

HHI Q.l (a) 12 V, 9 V, 3 V, 13 V, 16 V, (b)


GSTIK,

T TT
,Q5 = t
7 2

Q.2 C = 2d Q.5
2[iA

5 fe A^ Q.3 (i) 3 v " y ;(ii)Q3=T


0 4 4

IAV

,AV

Q.4 (i) 1.5 x 10 V/m, 4.5 x 10 V/m, (ii) 75 V, 225 V, (iii) 8 x 10" C/m Q.6 W = \ C V
0 0 2

q.8 q i -

Ci2V(C2+C3) CiC +C C +Cj c


2 2 3 2 0 0

c c +c c +c c
1 2 2 3 3

K CCCV
1 2 3

1-

Q.7 C = C
1

f\v T
n

V V

o \ -1 = 0.01078 |iF,n = 20
1 / n

SpAV 2d (d -d!)'v As ^3
2

\3/2

Kdf-e AV
0

1/2

MDJ

Q.ll 12 volt
r 2

Q.13 69 mC

Q.14

U,

3kg, lOr

where

q, = ~

; Uu

O CV = 2K(q + ) / 3 5 r Q.15 q = CE 1 +
qi

Q.16 q

CV 1-e~t/RC
2

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121

I(ajnp)

Q.17 For t < 250 ps, I = 0.04 e^ amp ; For t > 250 ps, I = - 0.1 i -4000(t-250)xi(r
00t e

0.04 0.015 -o.n

a m p ;

t(xIO^s)

Q.18

400 ^ - P

EXERCISE # III

Q.l Q.2
Q.5

(i) 0.2 x 10"


9

F,

1.2 x lO" J ; (ii) 4.84 x 10" J ; (iii) 1.1 x 10"


5 5

4.425 x 10~ Ampere


QA = 90

Q.3

q.4
F

C K ^ /n K, (Ka-KO K,
= 18 MJ

pC,

Q B = 150

pC, Q

= 210

pC, UJ = 4 7 . 4 MJ, U D Q= 0 CVR,

'

2^9A

V48 C

&

Q.7
Q.10

Q.8
Ri+R2

^ 2 e0
2 s0

Q.9

R1+R2 anda=

Q.ll

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QUESTION FOR SHORT

ANSWER

Q.l The electric strength of air is about 30,000 V/cm. By this we mean that when the electricfieldintensity

Q.2 Q.3

Q.4

exceeds this value, a spark will jump through the air. We say that "electric breakdown" has occurred. Using this value, estimate the potential difference between two objects where a spark jumps. Atypical situation might be the spark that jumps between your body and a metal door handle after you have walked on a deep carpet or slid across a plastic car seat in very dry weather. Ifyou grasp the two wires leadingfromthe two plates of a charged capacitor, you may feel a shock. The effect is much greater for a 2-pF capacitor than for a 0.02p,F capacitor, even though both are are charged to the same potential difference. Why? <T(+) a(-) Three infinite nonconducting sheets, with uniform surface charge densities a, 2a and 3ct are arranged to be parallel like the two sheets in Fig. What is their order,fromleft to right, if the electricfieldE produced by the arrangement has magnitude E = 0 in one region and E = 2a/e in another region? As shown in the figure plots of charge versus potential difference for three parallel plate capacitors, which have the plate areas and separations given in the table. Which of the plots goes with which ofthe capacitors?
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Capacitor 1 2 3 Q.5

Area Separation A d 2A d A 2d
t 2 1 t

Q.6

Initially, a single capacitance C is wired to a battery. Then capacitance C is added in parallel. Are (a) the potential difference across C and (b) the charge qj on C now more than, less than, or the same as previously? (c) Is the equivalent capacitance C of Cj and C more than, less than, or equal to Cj? (d) Is the total charge stored on C^ and C , together more than, less than, or equal to the charge stored previously on Cj? As shown in thefigurethree circuits, each consisting of a switch and two capacitors, initially charged as 6q_ indicated. After the switches have been closed, in which 6q_ _ Jq 6q__ C 3C 2C 2C circuit (ifany) will the charge on the left-hand capacitor 2 C (a) increase, (b) decrease and (c) remain the same?
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Cap-monster maze. Inthe Figure all the capacitors have a capacitance -- I I h fT of 6.0 pF, and all the b atteries have an emf of 10V What is the charge | J_ J ^ on capacitor C? (Ifyou canfindthe proper loop through this maze, you T ~ , 4 , 4 4 T , , = I can answer the question with a few seconds of mental calculation.) -r I c 1 H H Q8 An oilfilledcapacitor has been designed to have a capacitance C and to operate safely at or below a certain maximum potential difference V without arcing over. However, the designer did not do a good job and the capacitor occasionally arcs over. What can be done to redesign the capacitor, keeping C and V unchanged and using the same dielectric? Q.9 One of the plates of a capacitor connected to battery is earthed. Will the potential diffrence between the plates change if the earthing wire is removed?
m m

Q.7

Question Bank on Capacitance

[13]

ONLY ONE OPTION IS CORRECT. Take approx. 2 minutes for answering each question.

Cond.

Diele.

Q. 1 The distance between plates of a parallel plate capacitor is 5d. Let the positively charged plate is at x=0 and negatively charged plate is at 1 * x=5d. Two slabs one of conductor and other of a dielectric of equal thickness d are inserted between the plates as shown in figure. Potential versus distance graph will look like: v A) Q.2 w v
(B) (C)

x=0 x=d x=2d x=3d x=4d x=5d VI

(D)

A parallel plate capacitor has two layers of dielectric as shown in figure. This capacitor is connected across a battery. The graph which shows the variation of electricfield(E) and distance (x)fromleft plate. y y y
(A)

k=2 k=4
(d,0) (3d,0)
(D)

(d,0) (3d,0) "


1

(B)

(d,0) (3d,0) "

(C)

(d,0) (3d,0)~

(d,0) (3d,0)

Q.3

The distance between the plates of a charged parallel plate capacitor is 5 cm and electricfieldinside the plates is 200 Vcnr . An uncharged metal bar of width 2 cm is fully immersed into the capacitor. The length of the metal bar is same as that of plate of capacitor. The voltage across capacitor after the immersion ofthe bar is (A) zero (B)400V (C)600V (D)100V Three large plates are arranged as shown. How much charge will flow through the key k if it is closed? 5Q 4Q 3Q (D) none (A) (C) ( B ) F
2Q

Q.4

2d

L Q.5

1
E

Five conducting parallel plates having area Aand separation between them d, are placed as shown in the figure. Plate number 2 and 4 are connected wire and between point A and B, a cell of emfE is connected. The charge flown through the cell is u 3 e AE 2 s AE 4s AE e AE (A) (C) (D) (B) 4 d 3 d 2d
0 0 0 0 5

Q.6 ->

If charge on left plane of the 5 pF capacitor in the circuit segment shown in the figure is -20pC, the charge on the right plate of 3 pF capacitor is (A) +8.57 pC (B) -8.57 pC (C)+11.42pC (D)-11.42pC Five identical capacitor plates are arranged such that they make capacitors each of Q.7 2 pF. The plates are connected to a source of emf 10 V. The charge on plate C is (B) + 40 pC (C) + 60 pC (D) + 80pC u (A) + 20 pC

|3nF UjiF

w
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Q.8 A capacitor of capacitance C is charged to a potential difference V from a cell and then disconnected
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from it. Acharge +Q is now given to its positive plate. The potential difference across the capacitor is now (C)v Q f (D) V - ^ , if V < CV (B) V + (A) V of capacity 5 pf is (A) 60 pC (C) 30 pC
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Q.9 In the circuit shown infigurecharge stored in the capacitor


(B) 20 pC (D) zero
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Q.10 A conducting body 1 has some initial charge Q, and its capacitance is C. There are two other conducting bodies, 2 and 3, having capacitances : C = 2C and C - Q . Bodies 2 and 3 are initially uncharged. O "Body 2 is touched with body 1. Then, body 2 is removed from body 1 and touched with body 3, and then removed." This process is repeated N times. Then, the charge on body 1 at the end must be (A) Q / 3 (B) Q / 3 (C)Q/N (D) None
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Q.ll Condenser A has a capacity of 15 pF when it isfilledwith a medium of dielectric constant 15. Another condenser B has a capacity 1 pF with air between the plates. Both are charged separately by a battery C of 100V. After charging, both are connected in parallel without the battery and the dielectric material being removed. The common potential now is
(A) 4 0 0 V (B) 800V (C) 1200V (D) 1600V

Q.12 In the adjoiningfigure,capacitor (1) and (2) have a capacitance C' each. When the dielectric of dielectric consatnt K is inserted between the plates of one ofthe capacitor, the total charge flowing through battery is ,c KCE KCE h from B to C from C to B (B) K + l t (A) K + l (K-l)CE (K-l)CE (C) ^ FROM B to C (D) from C to B
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-WUr Q. 13 Two identical capacitors 1 and 2 are connected in series toabatteryas shown in 1 figure. Capacitor 2 contains a dielectric slab of dielectric constant k as shown. Q and Q are the charges stored in the capacitors. Now the dielectric slab is removed and the corresponding charges are Q' j and Q' . Then H^ Q^_k +1 k q; = k+i 2 (A) (B) Q _ k + l ( C ) Q ~ 2k (D) 01 2 Qi k Qi
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Q. 14 The area ofthe plates of a parallel plate capacitor is A and the gap between them is d. The gap is filled with a non-homogeneous dielectric whose dielectric constant varies with the distance 'y'fromone plate as : K = ^sec(7ty/2d), where X is a dimensionless constant. The capacitance ofthis capacitor is (A) 7ie ^ A/2d (B)7rs XA/d (C) 27te k A/d (D)none
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Q.15 A capacitor stores 60pC charge when connected across a battery. When the gap between the plates is filled with a dielectric, a charge of 120pC flows through the battery. The dielectric constant of the material inserted is: i (A) 1 (B) 2 . (C) 3 (D) none

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Q.16 In the above question, if the initial capacitance ofthe capacitor was 2pF, the amount of heat produced when the dielectric is inserted. (A) 3600pJ (B) 2700pJ (C) 1800pJ (D)none Q.17 A capacitor of capacitance C is initially charged to a potential difference of V volt. Now it is connected j to a battery of 2V with opposite polarity. The ratio of heat generated to the final energy stored in the capacitor will be (A) 1.75 (B) 2.25 (C) 2.5 (D) 1/2
AQ.18 Three plates A B and C each of area 0.1 m are separated by 0.885 Bmmfromeach other as shown in the figure. A10 V battery is used to Ccharge the system. The energy stored in the system is (A)lpJ (B) 10 pj (C) 10' pJ (D) 10" pJ
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Q.19 A parallel plate capacitor of capacitance C is connected to a battery and is charged to a potential difference V. Another capacitor of capacitance 2C is similarly charged to a potential difference 2V. The charging battery is now disconnected and the capacitors are connect in parallel to each other in such a way that the positive terminal of one is connected to the negative terminal of the other. Thefinalenergy I ofthe configuration is 2 5 (A)zero (D)-CV ( B ) - CV (C)yCV
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Q.20 A 2 pF capacitor is charged to a potential = 10V. Another 4 pF capacitor is charged to a potential = 20V. The two capacitors are then connected in a single loop, with the positive plate of one ; connected with negative plate of the other. What heat is evolvecl in the circuit? (A) 300 pj (B) 600 pJ (C) 900 pj (D)450pJ Q.21 The plates S and T of an uncharged parallel plate capacitor are connected across a battery. The battery is then disconnected and the charged plates are now connected in a system as shown in thefigure.The system shown is in equilibrium. All the strings are insulating and massless. The magnitude of charge on one ofthe capacitor plates is: [Area ofplates=A] -^svtvw 4mgA (A) pmgA (B) 777777777777777777ininiii (C)VmgA
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Q.22 In the circuit shown, the energy stored in 1 pF capacitor is (A) 40 pJ (B) 64 pJ (D)none (C) 32 pJ

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Q.23 Four metallic plates arearranged as shown in thefigure.Ifthe distance between each plate then capacitance of the given system between points A and B is (Given d A) 2s A I - , _ S pA sA / , I (A) d (B) 3s A 4s o A (C) d (D)
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Q.24 What is the equivalent capacitance of the system of capacitors between A & B
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Q.26 The minimum number ofcapacitors each of3 pF required to make a circuit with an equivalent capacitance 2.25 pF is (A) 3 (B)4 (C)5 (D)6
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Q.29 A capacitor of capacitance 1 pF withstands the maximum voltage 6 kV while a capacitor of 2 pF withstands the maximum voltage 4 kV. What maximum voltage will the system of these two capacitor withstands if they are connected in series? (A) lOkV (B)12kV (C) 8 kV (D)9kV Q.30 Four identical plates 1,2,3 and 4 are placed parallel to each other at equal distance as shown in the figure. Plates 1 and 4 are joined together and the space between 2 and 3 is filled with a dielectric of dielectric constant k = 2. The capacitance of the system between 1 and 3 & 2 and 4 are Cj and C2 C, respectively. The ratio is : C-2 3 (B)l (A)-: (D) 5
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Q.27 The capacitance (C) for an isolated conducting sphere of radius (a) is given by 47ts a. Ifthe sphere is enclosed with an earthed concentric sphere. The ratio ofthe radii of the spheres being n then the (n-1) Icapacitance of such a sphere will be increased by a factor n (n-1) (A)n (D) a. n (B) (n-1) (C) n -' Q.28 Two capacitor having capacitances 8 pF and 16 pF have breaking voltages 20 V and 80 V. They are combined in series. The maximum charge they can store individually in the combination is (A) 160 pC (B) 200 p,C (C) 1280 p,C (D) none ofthese

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In the circuit shown infigure,the ratio ofcharges on 5pF and 4pF capacitor is: (A) 4/5 (B)3/5 (C) 3/8 (D) 1/2

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15 (B) y p F (D)none Q, 3 4 A capacitor ofcapacitance 1 pF with stands the maximum voltages 6 KV while a capacitor of capacitance 2.0 pF with stands the maximum voltage = 4KV. if the two capacitors are connected in series, then the ~t. two capacitors combined can take up a maximum voltage of V (A) 2.4 KV (B) 5 KV (C) 9 KV (D) 10 KV
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Q. 3 3 Find the equivalent capacitance across A& B (A) y pf (C) 15 pF


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Q. 3 5 The diagram shows four capacitors with capacitances and break down voltages as mentioned. What should be the maximum value of the external emf source such that no capacitor breaks down?[Hint: First of allfindout the break down voltages of each branch. After that compare them. ] (A)2.5kV (B)10/3kV (C)3kV (D) 1 kV

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Q.36 Three capacitors 2 pF, 3 pF and 5 pF can withstand voltages to 3V, 2V and IV respectively. Their series combination can withstand a maximum voltage equal to (A) 5 Volts (B) (31/6) Volts (C) (26/5) Volts (D)None Q.37 Find equivalent capacitance across AB (all capacitances in pF) (A) 20p F y (B) 9pF (C) 48 pF (D) None
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Q. 3 8 Three long concentric conducting cylindrical shells have radii R, 2R and 2^2 R. Inner and outer shells are connected to each other. The capacitance across middle and inner shells per unit length is: (D) None (C) 2/n2 /2 n Q.39 A charged capacitor is allowed to discharge through a resistance 2Q by closing the switch S at the instant t = 0. At time t = In 2 ps, the reading of the ammeter falls halfof its initial value. The resistance ofthe ammeter equal to (A) 0 (B)2Q (C)o (D) 2MQ Q. 40 A capacitor C = 100 pF is connected to three resistor each of resistance 1 kf2 and a battery of emf 9V. The switch S has been closed for long time so as to charge the capacitor. When switch S is opened, the capacitor discharges with time constant (A) 33 ms (B) 5 ms (C) 3.3 ms (D) 50 ms (A)
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Q. 42 In the transient shown the time constant of the circuit is:

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(B)-RC (D)|RC
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Q.43 In the circuit shown in figure C,=2C . Switch S is closed at time t=0. Let ij and i be the currents flowing through Cj and C at any time t, then the ratio i ^ (A) is constant (B) increases with increase in time t (C) decreases with increase in time t (D)firstincreases then decreases Q.44 Find heat produced in the capacitors on closing the switch S 20V 0.0002 (B) 0.0005 J (A) 0.00075J (D) zero L \ (C)

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Q.45 In the circuit shown, when the key k is pressed at time t = 0, which of the following statements about current I in the resistor AB is true K r| I ^IOOOSI IT ^V V (A) I = 2mA at all t 2V .1000Q (B) I oscillates between 1 mA and 2mA (C) 1= 1 mA at all t i (D) At t = 0,1 = 2mA and with time it goes to 1 mA Q.46 In the R-C circuit shown in thefigurethe total energy of 3.6 *10~ J is dissipated in the 10 Q resistor when the switch S is closed. The initial charge on the capacitor is 60 ' !0Q (A) 60 pC (B) 120 pC (C) 60 ^ pC (D) ^ pC
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C = 0.5(JF Q. 47 A charged capacitor is allowed to discharge through a resistor by closing the key at the instant t =0. At the instant t = (In 4) ps, the reading ofthe.ammeter yijc falls halfthe initial value. The resistance of the ammeter is equal to (A) 1 MO (B) ID (C)2H (D) 2MQ Hg)- - W2W Q

Q.48 In the circuit shown, the cell is ideal, with emf= 15 V. Each resistance is of 3Q. The potential difference across the capacitor is (A) zero (B)9V <y (C) 12 V (D) 15 V
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In the circuit shown infigure,four capacitors are connected to a battery. Q.49 The equivalent capacitance ofthe circuit is (A) 25 pF (B) 6 pF (C) 8.4 pF

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Q. 5 0 The charge on the 5 pF capacitor is > (A) 60 pC (B) 24 pC

(C) 12 pC

(D)20pC (D)none (D)4pF

Q. 51 The potential difference aero ss the 6 pF capacitor is (A) 6V (B)4V (C)5V Q. 5 2 The maximum energy is stored in the capacitor of - (A)10pF (B) 6 uF (C) 5 pF
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Q, 5 3 A parallel plate capacitor has an electricfieldof 10 V/m between the plates. Ifthe charge on the capacitor plate is 1 pC, then the force on each capacitor plate is (A)O.lNt (B) 0.05Nt (C) 0.02Nt (D)0.01Nt Q. 54 A capacitor is connected to a battery. The force of attraction between the plates when the separation between them is halved (A) remains the same (B) becomes eight times (C) becomes four times (D) becomes two times
ONE OR MORE THAN ONE OPTION MAY BE CORRECT Take approx. 3 minutes for answering each question.

Q. 1 A parallel plate capacitor A isfilledwith a dielectric whose dielectric constant varies with applied voltage as K=V. An identical capacitor B of capacitance C with air as dielectric is connected to voltage source V = 3 0V and then connected to thefirstcapacitor after disconnecting the voltage source. The charge and voltage on capacitor. (A) A are 25C and 25 V (B) A are 25C and 5 V (C) B are 5c and 5V (D) B are 5C and 25 V
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Two capacitors of 2 pF and 3 pF are charged to 150 volt and I.5HF 120 volt respectively. The plates of capacitor are connected as '' shown in thefigure.A discharged capacitor ofcapacity 1.5 pF falls to the free ends ofthe wire. Then 150V 2nF 3|^F 120V (A) charge on the 1.5 pF capacitors is 180 pC \ ^J (B) charge on the 2pF capacitor is 120 pC (C) chargeflowsthrough Afromrightto left. (D) chargeflowsthrough Afrom left to right. In the circuit shown, each capacitor has a capacitance C. TheemfofthecellisE. Ifthe switch S is closed
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(C) the amount of chargeflowingthrough the cell will be CE. (D) the amount of chargeflowingthrough the cell will be 4/3 CE. Q.4 In the circuit shown initially C,, C are uncharged. After closing the switch (A) The charge on C is greater that onC (B) The charge on Cj and C are the same (C) The potential drops across C, and C are the same (D) The potential drops across C is greater than that across C,
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A parallel plate air-core capacitor is connected across a source of constant potential difference. When a dielectric plate is introduced between the two plates then: (A) some charge from the capacitor willflowback into the source. (B) some extra charge from the source willflowback into the capacitor. (C) the electricfieldintensity between the two plate does not change. (D) the electricfieldintensity between the two plates will decrease. A parallel plate capacitor has a parallel sheet of copper inserted between and parallel to the two plates, without touching the plates. The capacity ofthe capacitor after the introduction ofthe copper sheet is: (A) minimum when the copper sheet touches one of the plates. (B) maximum when the copper sheet touches one of the plates. (C) invariant for all positions of the sheet between the plates. (D) greater than that before introducing the sheet. In the circuit shown in the figure, the switch S is initially open and the . 2Q rwij capacitor is initially uncharged. Ij, \ and I represent the current in the 812*6VTT resistance 2Q, 4fl and 8Q respectively. (A) Just after the switch S is closed, Ij = 3 A I2 ^ A and I = 0 (B) Just after the switch S is closed, I, = 3 A, I = 0 and I = 0 (C) long time after the switch S is closed, Ij = 0.6 A, I = 0 and I = 0 (D) long after the switch S is closed, =I = I = 0.6 A.
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The circuit shown in thefigureconsists of a battery of emf s = 10 V; a capacitor of capacitance C = 1.0 pF and three resistor ofvalues R, = 2Q, 1^ = 2 0 and R = i n . Initially the capacitor is completely uncharged and the switch S is "E R. open. The switch S is closed at t = 0. (A) The current through resistor R at the moment the switch closed is zero. (B) The current through resistor R a long time after the switch closed is 5 A. (C) The ratio of current through Rj and I^ is always constant. (D) The maximum charge on the capacitor during the operation is 5pC.
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Q.9 Q.10 A capacitor of capacity C is charged to a steady potential difference V and connected in series with an open key and a pure resistor 'R'. At time t = 0, the key is closed. If I = current at time t, a plot of log I against't' is as shown in (1) in the graph. Later one of the parameters i. e. V, R or C is changed keeping the other two constant, and the graph (2) is recorded. Then (A) C is reduced (B) C is increased (C) R is reduced (D) R is increased

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The charge across the capacitor in two different RC circuits 1 and 2 are plotted as shown in figure. Q.ll Choose the correct statement(s) related to the two circuits. (A) Both the capacitors are charged to the same charge. (B) The emf s of cells in both the circuit are equal. (C) The emf s of the cells may be different. (D) The emf E is more than E Q.12 Identify the correct statement(s) related to the R,, R^ Cj and C of the two RC circuits. (A)R >R ifE,=E (B)C <C ifE =E
t 2 1 2 2 1 2 1 2

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< ^ 2 1 Q.13 Aparallel plate capacitor is charged by connecting it to a battery. The battery is disconnected and the plates of the capacitor are pulled apart to make the separation between the plates twice. Again the capacitor is connected to the battery (with same polarity) then (A) Chargefromthe batteryflowsinto the capacitor after reconnection (B) Chargefromcapacitorflowsinto the battery after reconnection. (C) The potential difference between the plates increases when the plates are pulled apart. (D) After reconnection ofbattery potential difference between the plate will immediately becomes half of the initial potential difference. (Just after disconnecting the battery) Q. 14 The plates of a parallel plate capacitor with no dielectric are connected to a voltage source. Now a dielectric of dielectric constant K is inserted tofillthe whole space between the plates with voltage source remaining connected to the capacitor. (A) the energy stored in the capacitor will become K-times (B) the electricfieldinside the capacitor will decrease to K-times (C) the force of attraction between the plates will increase to K -times (D) the charge on the capacitor will increase to K-times
1 C 2

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Q. 15 Four capacitors and a batteiy are connected as shown. The potential drop across the 7 pF capacitor is 6 V. Then the : J (A) potential difference across the 3 pF capacitor is 10 V (B) charge on the 3 pF capacitor is 42 pC (C) e.m.f. of the battery is 3 0 V (D) potential difference across the 12 pF capacitor is 10 V.
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Q. 16 A circuit shown in the figure consists of a battery of emf 10 V and two capacitance C, and C of capacitances 1.0 pF and 2.0 pF respectively. The potential difference V - V is 5 V (A) charge on capacitor Cj is equal to charge on capacitor C Ao| || | | | o B (B) Voltage across capacitor Cj is 5V. c' e q, (C) Voltage across capacitor C is 10 V (D) Energy stored in capacitor C. is two times the energy stored in capacitor C .
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Q.17 A capacitor C is charged to a potential difference V and batteiy is disconnected. Now if the capacitor plates are brought close slowly by some di stance: (A) some +ve work is done by external agent (B) energy of capacitor will decrease (C) energy of capacitor will increase (D) none of the above

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Q.18 The capacitance of a parallel plate capacitor is C when the region between the plate has air. This region is nowfilledwith a dielectric slab of dielectric constant k. The capacitor is connected to a cell of emf E, and the slab is taken out (A) charge CE(k - 1 ) flows through the cell (B) energy E C(k - 1) is absorbed by the cell. (C) the energy stored in the capacitor is reduced by E C(k - 1 ) (D) the external agent has to do ^E C(k -1) amount ofwork to take the slab out.
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Q.19 Two capacitors of capacitances 1 pF and 3 pF are charged to the same voltages 5 V. They are connected in parallel with oppositely charged plates connected together. Then: (A) Final common voltage will be 5 V (B) Final common voltage will be 2.5 V (C) Heat produced in the circuit will be zero. (D) Heat produced in the circuit will be 37.5 pJ Q. 20 The two plates X and Y of a parallel plate capacitor of capacitance C are given a charge of amount Q each. X is now joined to the positive terminal and Yto the negative terminal of a cell of emfE = Q/C. (A) Charge of amount Q willflowfromthe negative terminal to the positive terminal ofthe cell inside it (B) The total charge on the plate X will be 2Q. (C) The total charge on the plate Y will be zero. (D) The cell will supply CE amount of energy.
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Q.21 A dielectric slab is inserted between the plates of an isolated charged capacitor. Which of the following quantities will remain the same? (A) the electricfieldin the capacitor (B) the charge on the capacitor (C) the potential difference between the plates (D) the stored energy in the capacitor. Q.22 The separation between the plates of a isolated charged parallel plate capacitor is increased. Which of the following quantities will change? (A) charge on the capacitor (B) potential difference across the capacitor (C) energy of the capacitor (D) energy density between the plates. Q.23 Each plate ofa parallel plate capacitor has a charge q on it. The capacitor is now connected to a battery. Now, (A) the facing surfaces of the capacitor have equal and opposite charges. (B) the two plates of the capacitor have equal and opposite charges. (C) the battery supplies equal and opposite charges to the two plates. (D) the outer surfaces ofthe plates have equal charges. Q. 24 Following operations can be performed on a capacitor: X - connect the capacitor to a battery of emf E. Y - disconnect the battery Z - reconnect the battery with polarity reversed. W - insert a dielectric slab in the capacitor (A) In XYZ (perform X, then Y, then Z) the stored electric energy remains unchanged and no thermal energy is developed. (B) The charge appearing on the capacitor is greater after the action XWY than after the action XYW. (C) The electric energy stored in the capacitor is greater after the action WXY than after the action XYW. (D) The electricfieldin the capacitor after the action XW is the same as that after WX. Q.25 A parallel plate capacitor is charged and then disconnectedfromthe source of potential difference. Ifthe plates of the condenser are then moved farther apart by the use of insulated handle, which one of the following is true? (A) the charge on the capacitor increases (B) the charge on the capacitor decreases (C) the capacitance of the capacitor increases (D) the potential difference across the plate increases

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Q.26 Aparallel plate capacitor is charged and then disconnected from the source steady E.M.F. The plates are then drawn apart farther. Again it is connected to the same source. Then: (A) the potential difference across the plate increases, while the plates are being drawn apart. (B) the charge from the capacitorflowsinto the source, when the capacitor is reconnected. (C) more charge is drawn to the capacitor from the source, during the reconnection. (D) the electric intensity between the plates remains constant during the drawing apart of plates. Q.27 When a parallel plates capacitor is connected to a source of constant potential difference, (A) all the charge drawnfromthe source is stored in the capacitor. (B) all the energy drawnfromthe source is stored in the capacitor. (C) the potential difference across the capacitor grows very rapidly initially and this rate decreases to zero eventually. (D) the capacity of the capacitor increases with the increase of the charge in the capacitor. Q.28 When two identical capacitors are charged individually to different potentials and connected parallel to each other, after disconnecting themfromthe source: (A) net charge on connected plates is less than the sum of initial individual charges. (B) net charge on connected plates equals the sum of initial charges. (C) the net potential difference across them is differentfromthe sum ofthe individual initial potential differences. (D) the net energy stored in the two capacitors is less than the sum ofthe initial individual energies. Q. 29 Aparallel plate capacitor of plate area A and plate seperation d is charged to potential difference V and then the battery is disconnected. A slab of dielectric constant K is then inserted between the plates ofthe capacitor so as tofillthe space between the plates. If Q, E and W denote respectively, the magnitude of charge on each plate, the electricfieldbetween the plates (after the slab is inserted) and the work done on the system, in question, in the process of inserting the slab, then e AV s KAV V AV 1 - 1 K Q. 3 0 A parallel plate capacitor is connected to a battery. The quantities charge, voltage, electricfieldand energy associated with the capacitor are given by Q , V , E and U respectively. A dielectric slab is introduced between plates of capacitor but battery is still in connection. The corresponding quantities now given by Q, V, E and U related to previous ones are (A)Q>Q (B) V > V (C) E > E (D)U<U Q.31 A parallel-plate capacitor is connected to a cell. Its positive plate A and its negative plate B have charges +Q and -Q respectively. A third plate C, identical to A and B, with charge +Q, is now introduced midway between A and B, parallel to them. Which of the following are correct? 3Q (A) The charge on the inner face of B is now (B) There is no change in the potential difference between A and B. (C) The potential difference between A and C is one-third of the potential difference betweenB and C. (D) The charge on the inner face ofA is now Q/ 2. Q.32 Two capacitors Cj = 4 pF and C = 2pF are charged to same potential V = 500 Volt, but with opposite polarity as shown in thefigure.The switches S and S are closed. (A) The potential difference across the two capacitors are same and is given by 500/3 V (B) The potential difference across the two capacitors are same and is given by 1000/3 V (C) The ratio offinalenergy to initial energy of the system is 1/9. (D) The ratio offinalenergy to initial energy ofthe system is 4/9.
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Q. 33 A parallel plate capacitor is charged to a certain potential and the charging battery is then disconnected. Now, if the plates of the capacitor are moved apart then: (A) The stored energy of the capacitor increases (B) Charge on the capacitor increases (C) Voltage ofthe capacitor decreases (D) The capacitance increases Q. 34 If a battery of voltage V is connected across terminals I of the block box shown infigure,an ideal voltmeter connected to terminals II gives a reading of V/2, while ifthe battery is connected to terminals II, a voltmeter across terrninals I reads V. The black box may contain (A)
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Q.35 Two capacitors of equal capacitance (Cj = C ) are shown in the figure. Initially, while the switch S is open, one ofthe capacitors is uncharged and the other carries charge Q . The energy stored in the charged capacitor is U . Sometimes after the switch is closed, the capacitors Cj and C carry charges Qj and Q , respectively; the voltages across the capacitors are V and V ; and the energies stored in the capacitors are Uj and U . Which of the following statements is INCORRECT ?
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Thefigureshows a diagonal symmetric arrangement of capacitors and a battery Q. 3 6 Identify the correct statements. (A) Both the 4pF capacitors carry equal charges in opposite sense. (B) Both the 4pF capacitors carry equal charges in same sense. (C)V -V >0 (D)V -V >0
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Question No. 3 6 to 39 (4 questions)

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Q. 3 7 If the potential of C is zero, then (A) V = + 20V ( C ) 2 ( V - V ) + 2 ( V - V ) = 4V


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( B ) 4 ( V - V ) + 2 ( V - V ) = 2V (D)V = V + V
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