# 77777 Instructor(s): PHYSICS DEPARTMENT PHY 2005, Spring 2008

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Instructor(s):
PHYSICS DEPARTMENT
EXAM I
PHY 2005, Spring 2008
Name (print, last first):
February 11, 2008
Signature:
On my honor, I have neither given nor received unauthorized aid on this examination.
YOUR TEST NUMBER IS THE 5-DIGIT NUMBER AT THE TOP OF EACH PAGE.
(2) Print your name on this sheet and sign it also.
(3) Do all scratch work anywhere on this exam that you like. Circle your answers on the test form. At the end of the
test, this exam printout is to be turned in. No credit will be given without both answer sheet and printout.
(4) Blacken the circle of your intended answer completely, using a #2 pencil or blue or black ink. Do not make
any stray marks or some answers may be counted as incorrect.
(5) The answers are rounded off. Choose the closest to exact. There is no penalty for guessing. If you believe that no listed
answer is correct, leave the form blank.
(6) Hand in the answer sheet separately.
Physical Constants:
g = 9.8 m/s2
me = 9.11 &times; 10−31 Kg
mp = 1.67 &times; 10−27 Kg
e = 1.6 &times; 10−19 C
constant k in Coulomb’s Law: k = 9 &times; 109 Nm2 /C2
&micro;o = 4π &times; 10−7 N/A2 εo = 8.85 &times; 10−12 C2 /Nm2
1. Three point-like charges (A, B, and C) with −1&micro;C, +1&micro;C, and +3&micro;C
are placed at three corners of an equilateral triangle as shown in the
figure. The arrows indicate the net force (magnitude and direction)
acting on each charge by others. Choose the correct configuration of
the charges (numbers are in &micro;C).
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
A
+1
−1
+3
+1
−1
B
−1
+1
−1
+3
+3
C
+3
+3
+1
−1
+1
2. Two point charges are on the x-axis. A +4.0 &micro;C charge is at x = −1 m and a +1 &micro;C is at x = 2 m. A third charge is
placed between two charges so that the net force on it is zero. What is the coordinate of the third charge? (in m)
(1) x = 1
(2) x = 5
(3) x = −0.5
(4) nowhere on the x-axis
(5) x = 0.5
3. An electron with unknown kinetic energy is brought to rest as it falls through a potential difference 60 V. What was the
initial speed of the electron? (in m/s)
(1) 4.6 &times; 106
(2) 2.1 &times; 1013
(3) 60
(4) 0
(5) 1.2 &times; 108
4. A 3 mg-charged particle is falling down vertically with a constant speed
in a uniform electric field generated by parallel plates. The electric field
strength between the plates (see figure) is 2000 N/C. What is the charge
on the particle? (in &micro;C)
(1) -14.7
(2) +14.7
(3) +9.8
(4) -9.8
(5) +21.3
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5. There are three capacitors with 7 &micro;F, 3 &micro;F, and 2 &micro;F. They are connected in parallel across a 12 V battery. What is the
amount of charge on the 3 &micro;F capacitor?
(1) 36 &micro;C
(2) 1 &micro;C
(3) 144 &micro;C
(4) 12 nC
(5) 12 &micro;C
(4) 55
(5) 46
6. How many 60-W/120-V bulbs can be operated on a 20-A house circuit?
(1) 39
(2) 60
(3) 50
7. In a uniform parallel electric field, a −3 mC point charge was carried
from position A to D as shown in the figure. What is the electric
potential difference between A and B?
(1) 2595 V, higher at A (2) 3000 V, higher at A (3) 3000 V, higher at B (4) 1500 V, higher at B (5) 2595 V, higher at B
8. Refer to the above question. What is the change in electric potential energy for this process from A to D.
(1) +3.3 J
(2) −3.3 J
(3) +5.7 J
(4) −1.5 J
(5) +20.2 J
9. A 6-A current is maintained in a simple circuit with a total resistance of 200 Ω. What net charge passes through any point
in the circuit during a 1-minute interval? (in C)
(1) 360
(2) 1200
(3) 60000
(4) 12000
(5) 157
10. A 9 V battery is connected across the ports A and B. How much current
is flowing through the point C in the figure? (in A)
(1) 1.5
(2) 0.6
(3) 0.67
(4) 1.67
(5) 16.0
11. Which is the correct loop equation for loop ABCDEFA in the circuit
shown in the figure?
(1) 7I1 − 15I3 = 10
(2) 7I2 + 10I3 = 6
(3) −7I1 + 9I3 = 2
(4) 7I1 − 12I2 − 3I3 = 4
(5) I1 + I3 = I2
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12. A uniform electric field is set between two conducting plates as shown
in the figure. Three charged particles with the same mass enter into the
field region horizontally with the same velocity and follow 3 different
trajectories. Which of the following statements is incorrect?
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
A has the smallest amount of charge on it.
A and B both are negatively charged.
B and C have the same amount but opposite type of charges.
Only C is positively charged.
All three particles have acceleration.
THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS, NUMBERED IN THE ORDER OF THEIR APPEARANCE ON THE ABOVE LIST,
HAVE BEEN FLAGGED AS CONTINUATION QUESTIONS: 8
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