Benha University
Department: Basic Sciences
Benha Institute of technology
Year: First Year All
June 2011
Course Physics B132
Exam: regular
Time: 3 Hours
Solutions For The examination
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Answer of Question 1
a) Using Gauss Law, Calculate the electric field inside and outside a spherical
conductor of radius R, carrying charge Q.
At a point inside the spherical conductor r < R, The net charge is zero.
Using Gauss Law,  E cos dA  qinside /  o
Choose a closed surface in the form of a sphere of radius r < R.
Since qinside = 0, then Einside = 0 at r , R.
At a point outside the spherical conductor r > R.
Using Gauss Law,  E cos dA  qinside /  o
Choose a closed surface in the form of a sphere of radius r > R.
 E cosdA  E (4r )
qinside = Q
Then E (4πr2) = Q/εo
E = Q/4πεor2
For r > R
b) An electron is released from rest in a uniform electric field of magnitude
2x104 N/C. Calculate the acceleration of the electron and its kinetic energy
after moving a distance 7 cm.
The electric force F = q E
The acceleration a = F/m = q E/m
a = (1.6x10-19)(2x104)/(9.1x10-31) = 3.52x1015 m/s2
The kinetic energy K = ½ mv2 = q E d
K = (1.6x10-19)(2x104)(0.07) = 2.24x10-16 J
a) Two point charges: q1 = 3x10-6 C at (3.5, 0.5) cm and q2 = - 4x10-6 C at (-2,
1.5) cm. What is the potential energy of this system of charges? What is the
electric potential at the origin?
r12 = √(3.5 + 2)2 + (0.5 – 1.5)2 = 5.59 cm
The potential energy U = ke q1 q2/r12
U = (9x109)(3x10-6)(- 4x10-6)/(5.59x10-2)
= - 1.932 J
Answer of Question 2
a) Derive an expression for the energy stored in a capacitor. Then find the
electric energy density.
The capacitor is connected in a charging circuit where the charge increases
with time from 0 to a final charge Q.
At a time t, the charge in the capacitor is q(t) and the potential across the
capacitor is V = q/C.
After a time dt, the charge will increase by dq.
The work done to increase this charge dq is dW = V dq = q/C dq
The work done to charge the capacitor from 0 to Q is
W =  dW   (q / C )dq 
This work is stored as potential energy U in the capacitor. Then,
U = W = Q2/2C = ½ CV2
as Q = CV
The electric energy density is the electric energy per unit volume.
Consider a parallel plate capacitor with capacitance C = εoA/d.
The potential across the capacitor is V = Ed.
The electric energy stored in the capacitor is
U = ½ CV2 = ½ (εoA/d)(E2d2) = ½ εo E2 Ad
The electric energy density uE = U/volume = ½ εo E2.
b) A current of 17 A is maintained in a single circular loop with circumference
of 2 m. A magnetic field of 0.800 T is directed parallel to the plane of the loop.
(a) Calculate the magnetic moment of the loop. (b) What is the magnitude of
the torque exerted on the loop by the magnetic field?
a) Circumference = 2πr =2
The radius r = 2/2π = 0.318 m
Area of the loop A = πr2= π(0.318)2 = 0.318 m2
The magnetic moment μ = NIA = (1)(17x10-2)(0.318) = 5.41x10-3 Am2
b) The torque τ = μ B sinθ = (5.41x10-3)(0.8)(sin90) = 4.33x10-3 Nm
The torque is directed perpendicular to both μ and B according to R. H. R.
Answer to Question 3
a) An electron with velocity 5x106 m/s moves in a circle perpendicular to a
uniform magnetic field. The orbit radius is 25 cm. Calculate (i) the magnetic
field, and (ii) the frequency of revolution.
(i) The equation of motion is qvB = mv2/r
The radius of the circular path is r = mv/qB
The magnetic field B = mv/qr =
(9.1x10 31 )(5 x10 6 )
 1.1375 x10 4 T
(1.6 x10 19 )(0.25)
(ii) The period T = 2πr/v =2πm/qB
The frequency f = 1/T = qB/2πm =
(1.6 x10 19 )(1.1375 x10 4 )
= 3.18x106 Hz.
(2 )(9.1x10 31 )
b) A cylindrical conductor of radius R = 2.50 cm carries a current of I = 2.50 A
along its length; the current is uniformly distributed throughout the crosssection of the conductor. (a) Calculate the magnetic field midway along the
radius of the wire (that is, r = R/2). (b) Find the distance beyond the surface
of the conductor at which the magnitude of the magnetic field has the same
value as the magnitude of the field at r = R/2.
(a) At r = R/2, the point is inside the conductor.
The magnetic field B = μoIr/2πR2
B = μoI(R/2)/2πR2 = μoI/4πR
(4x10 7 )( 2.5)
= 1x10-5 T
(4 )( 2.5 x10  2 )
(b) The magnetic field outside the conductor is
B = μoI/2πr
(4x10 7 )( 2.5)
= 5x10-2 m 5 cm.
(2 )(1x10 )
Answer to Question 4
a) Using Faraday’s law, derive an expression for the induced emf in a rotating
coil with angular velocity ω in a uniform magnetic field B. The coil has N turns
and area A.
The distance r = μoI/2πB =
The magnetic flux through the coil is NФB = N B A cos θ
The angle θ = ωt
Then, the magnetic flux through the coil is NФB = N B A cos ωt
Using Faraday’s law, the induced emf is
Ε = - d(NФB)/dt = N B A ω sin ωt
b) an inductor in the form of a solenoid contains 420 turns, is 16 cm in length,
and has a cross-sectional area of 3.00 cm2. Find the inductance of the coil.
What uniform rate of decrease of current through the inductor induces an emf
of 175 μV?
The inductance L = μo n2 l A = μo N2 A/l
(4x10 7 )( 420) 2 (3)
= 4.156 H
The induced emf ε = - L dI/dt
The rate of decrease of current dI/dt = - ε/L = - 175x10-6/4.156
= 4.21x10-5 A/s
Answer to Question 5
Choose the correct answer justifying your results.
1. A 3.5-cm radius hemisphere contains a total charge of 6.6 × 10−7 C. The
flux through the rounded portion of the surface is 9.8 × 104 N · m2 /C. The flux
through the flat base is ………...
(a) +2.3x104 Nm2/C (b) - 2.3x104 Nm2/C
(c) – 9.8x104 Nm2/C (d) zero
2. If the electric field is in the positive y direction, then, the potential of the
point (1, 5) is ………the potential of the point (-1,5).
(a) equal to the negative of
(b) Less than (c) more than (d) equal to
3. When the space between the plates of a capacitor is filled with a dielectric
a. the capacitance will increase and the potential difference will decrease.
b. both the capacitance and the potential difference will decrease.
c. both the capacitance and the potential difference will increase.
d. the capacitance will decrease and the potential difference will increase.
4. What is the drift velocity of electrons in a copper wire carrying current of 5 A
if the wire has electron density of 8.4x1022 electrons/ cm3.
(a) 3 cm/s
(b) 9 cm/s
(c) 6.82 cm/s
(d) none
5. The time of one revolution of a charged particle moving in a magnetic
field is ………… ……… the magnetic field.
a. is directly proportional to the square of
b. is inversely proportional to
c. does not depend on
d. is directly proportional to
6. The magnetic field inside a long solenoid is …………. the axis of the solenoid.
a. Parallel to
b. 135˚ with
c. normal to
d. 45˚ with

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