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Class 10 Science|physics Long Questions for Electricity




1) State Ohm’s law. How can it be verified experimentally? Does it hold good in all conditions? Comment.
2) Express Joule’s law of heating mathematically.
3) What is the resistance of 12 m wire having radius 2  10-4 m and resistivity 3.14  10-8 ? -m.  4) A 4 ? resistance wire is doubled on it. Calculate the new resistance of the wire. 5) An electric iron consumer’s energy at a rate of 840 W when heating is at the maximum rate and 360 W when the heating is at the minimum. The voltage is 220 V. What are the current and the resistance in each case?    6) Define 1 volt. Express it in terms of SI unit of work and charge.. Calculate the amount of energy consumed in carrying a charge of 1 coulomb through a battery of 3 volts.
7) Write symbols of the following circuit elements:
(i) Battery       (ii) Ammeter  (iii) Voltmeter
State the role of these elements in an electric circuit.
8) What is meant by “electrical resistance” of a conductor? State how resistance of a conductor is affected when
(i) a low current passes through it for a short duration
(ii) a heavy current passes through it for about 30 seconds.
9) How do we connect ammeter and voltmeter in an electric circuit? Draw a circuit diagram to justify your answer. What is likely to happen if the positions of these instruments are interchanged? Give reason.
10) A student has a resistance wire of 1 ohm. If the length of this wire is 50 cm, to what length he should stretch it uniformly so as to obtain a wire of 4 ? resistance? Justify your answer.  11) Calculate the resistivity of the material of a wire of length 1 m, radius 0.01 cm and of resistance 20 ohms.    12) The resistance per metre length of a wire is 10 ?. If the resistivity of the material of the wire is 50 10-8 ohm metres, find the area of cross – section of the wire. 13) The resistance of a wire of 0.01 cm radius is 10 ?. If the resistivity of the material of the wire is 50 10-8 ohm metres, find the length of the wire.
14) Show different ways in which three resistance of R ohm each may be connected in a circuit. In which case is the equivalent resistance of the combination:
(i) maximum                          (ii) minimum
15) Three resistors of 1 ?, 2 ? and 3 ? are connected in parallel in a circuit. If 1 ? resistor draw a current of 1 A, find the current through the other two resistors. 16) When a resistor R is connected to a battery of 3 V, it draws a current of 1 ampere. find the value of R. If an identical resistor is connected in parallel with it, find the current that flows through the circuit.  17) Derive an expression for the equivalent resistance of three resistors R1, R2 and R3 connected in parallel.
18) Christmas tree lamps are usually connected in series. What will be if one lamp breaks?
19) With the help of a neat diagram derive the expression for the effective resistance when three resistors R1, R2 and R3 are connected is series.
20) Establish a relationship to determine the equivalent resistance R of a combination of three resistors having resistance R1, R2 and R3 connected in series. Calculate the equivalent resistance of the combination of three resistors of 2 ?, 3 ? and 6 ? joined in parallel.
21) State Joule’s law of heating.
22) Derive an expression for electric energy consumed in a device in terms of V, I and t, where V is the potential difference applied to it, Iis the current drawn by it and t is the time for which the current flows?    (
23) What is meant by electric current? Name and define its SI unit.
In a conductor electrons are flowing from B to A. What is the direction of conventional current? Give justification for your answer.
A steady current of 1 ampere flows through a conductor. Calculate the number of electrons that flow through any section of the conductor in 1 second. (Charge on electron = 1.6  10-19 coulomb)
24) In electric potential difference a scalar or vector quantity? What do you mean by a potential difference of 1 volt?
25) What does an electric circuit mean? Name a device that helps to maintain a potential difference across a conductor in a circuit. When do we say that the potential difference across a conductor is 1 volt? Calculate the amount of work done in shifting a charge of coulombs from a point A to B having potentials 10 V and 5V respectively.  26) Draw the symbols of commonly used components in electric circuit diagrams for:
(i) An electric cell      (ii) open plug key       (iii) Wires crossing without connection
(iv) Variable resistor  (v) Battery     (vi) Electric bulb
(vii) Resistance          (viii) Wire joint

27) Draw a labeled circuit diagram to study a relationship between the current (I) flowing through a conductor and the potential difference (V) applied across its two ends. State the formula correlating the I in a conductor and the V across it. also show this relationship by drawing a diagram.
28) What would be the resistance of a resistor if the current flowing through it is 0.15 A when the potential difference across it is 1.05 V?   29)
(a) Name and state the law that gives relationship between the potential difference (V) across the two ends of a conductor and the current (I) flowing through it.
(b) Represent it (Ohm’s law) mathematically.
(c) Draw a circuit diagram for the verification of Ohm’s law.
(d) Draw the V - I graph for this (Ohm’s) law.
30) State and explain Ohm’s law. Define resistance and give its SI unit. What is meant by 1 ohm resistance? Draw V – I graph for an ohmic conductor and list its two important features.
31) What is meant by resistance of a conductor? Name and define its SI unit. List the factors on which the resistance of a conductor depends. How is the resistance of a wire affected if:
(i) its length is doubled,                     (ii) its radius is doubled?
32) List two distinguishing features between the resistance and resistivity of a conductor. A wire is stretched so that its length becomes 6/5 times of its original length. If its original resistance is 25  find its new resistance. Give justification for your answer in each case.  Answer
3) 3 ?
4) 1 ?
5)  134.2 ?
10)  200 cm
11) 8.1 ?
12)  A = 5  10-6 m2
15)  0.33 A 16) 4.5 A
20) Rp = 1? 25) 10 J
28)  7 ?
32) 36 ?

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