Multiple Choice questions on Electric current resistance and resistivity
Assertion and Reason Type Question
Following question consider two statements one labelled as statement-1 and another as statement-2. Study both statements and mark your answer using the codes given blow.
Both Statement-1 and Statement-2 are true and Statement-2 is correct explanation of Statement-1.
Both Statement-1 and Statement-2 are true and Statement-2 is not a correct explanation of Statement-1.
Statement-1 is true but statement-2 is false.
Statement-1 is false and statement-2 is true.
Question-1 Statement-1 Free electrons in conductor are always in state of continuous random motion. Statement-2 The random motion of free electrons is due to thermal energy of the conductor.
Question-2 Statement-1 Drift velocity of electrons in a conductor increase on increasing the temperature of the conductor. Statement-2 On increasing the temperature of a conductor, resistivity of the conductor increases.
Question-3 Statement-1 For metals relaxation time for electrons decreases with increase in temperature. Statement-2 With the increase in temperature, number of collision per unit time that electrons made with lattice ion also increases.
Answer
(1) a
(2) d
(3) b
Multiple Choice Type Questions
Question-4
Resistivity of the material of a conductor having uniform area of cross-section varies along its length according to the relation
ρ= ρ_{0 }(a+bx)
if L is the length of the conductor and be the area of cross-section then resistivity of the conductor given by relation
Answer
Consider an infinitesimally small length element dx of the conductor at a distance x from its one end. Then, the resistance dR of the length element dx of the conductor is
$dR=\rho \frac {dx}{A}= \rho _0 (a+bx) \frac {dx}{A}$
The resistance of the whole length of the conductor is
$R=\int_{0}^{L} dR= \int_{0}^{L} \rho _0 (a+bx) \frac {dx}{A} =\frac {\rho _0 }{A} (aL + \frac {bL^2}{2})$
obtained on solving the integral
Question-5
Given a current carrying wire of non-uniform cross-section. Which of the following is constant through out the wire.
(a)Current only
(b)Current and drift speed
(c)Drift speed only
(d)Current, drift speed and electric field
Answer
We know that I = neAv_{d }, Drift Velocity$v_d=\frac {1}{neA}_{ }\alpha \frac {1}{A}$ ,
For non-uniform cross-section drift speed will be different for different situations. Only current (rate of flow of charge) will same.
Question-6
When potential difference across a given copper wire is increase, drift velocity of charge carriers
(a)Decreases
(b)Increases
(c)Remain same
(d)Get reduced to zero
Answer
We know that
$v_d=\frac {eE}{m} \tau $
If L is the length of the copper wire and V is the potential difference across it then
$v_d=\frac {e}{m} \frac {V}{L} \tau $
$v_d _{}\alpha V$ i.e. it potential difference is increase drift velocity of electrons also increases
Question-7
A material B has twice the specific resistance of the material A. A circular wire made of B has twice the diameter of the wire made of A. Then , for the two wires to have to have the same resistance, the ratio
L_{a}/L_{b} of their respective lengths must be
(a) ½
(b) 2
(c) ¼
(d)1
Answer
Let L_{a} and L_{b} be the lengths of two wires.
Given that ρ_{A}=ρ i.e. ρ_{B}=2ρ also diameter of wire A is D_{A}=D then for wire B D_{B}=2D,
The resistance of the wire made of material A,
$R_A= \frac {\rho _A L_A}{\pi (\frac {D_A}{2})^2} = \frac {\rho _A L_A}{\pi (\frac {D}{2})^2} = \frac {4\rho L_A}{\pi D^2}$
Resistance of the wire made of material B
$R_B= \frac {\rho _B L_B}{\pi (\frac {D_B}{2})^2} = \frac {\rho _B L_B}{\pi (\frac {2D}{2})^2} = \frac {2\rho L_B}{\pi D^2}$
Since R_{A}=R_{B}, we have
$\frac {4\rho L_A}{\pi D^2}=\frac {2\rho L_B}{\pi D^2}$
$\frac {L_A}{L_B} =\frac {1}{2} $
Question-8
What will be the equivalent resistance between A and D
(a)40 Ω
(b)20Ω
(c)30Ω
(d)10Ω
Answer
Resistance at the end B and C do not be the part of network of resistance between point A and D.
Therefore equivalent resistance between points A and D is
$R= 10 + \frac {1}{10+10} + \frac {1}{10+10} +10$
$R=30 \Omega $
Question-9
In the given circuit below the equivalent resistance between points A and C
(a)32
(b)30.7
(c)33.07
(d)3.07
Answer
Resistance of the segment AB and BC are in series. Therefore effective resistance is
$R_1=9+5=14\Omega$
Similarly resistance of the segment AD and DC are in series. IfR_{2 }is the effective resistance
$R_2 =3+6 =9 \Omega$
The resistanceR_{1} andR_{2 }are in parallel with $7 \Omega $ resistor. Then equivalent resistance is
$\frac {1}{R_eq}= \frac {1}{14} + \frac {1}{9} + \frac {1}{7]$
R_{eq }=3.07 $\Omega$
Question-10
A circular ring having negligible resistance is used to connect four resistors as shown below in the figure.
The equivalent resistance between point A and B is
(a)10R
(b)2R
(c)3R
(d)R
Answer
Above network of resistors is equivalent to the arrangement shown below in the figure
If R_{1} is equivalent resistance of parallel combination then
$\frac {1}{R_1 = \frac {1} {3R} + \frac {1} {3R} + \frac {1} {3R}$
R_{1} = R
Therefore equivalent resistance of the network between A and B is
R_{eq}=R+R=2R
Paragraph Type Questions
Two concentric metal spherical shells of radius a and b respectively are separated by weakly conducting material of conductivity σ
A potential difference V is applied across the two shells Question 11
Find the resistance between the shells
Answer
Consider a shell of radius r and thickness dr as shown in figure
Resistance of the shell
$dR=\frac{dr}{\sigma4\pi r^2}$
Question 12 Find the electric field at a distance r from the center
Answer
We know that
$J=\frac{I}{A}$
And
$J=\sigma E$
So we can say that
$E=\frac{I}{\sigma A}$
Now
$V=IR$
So
$E=\frac{V}{\sigma RA}$
For distance r from center
$E=\frac{V}{\sigma R4\pi r^2}$
Substituting the value of R from above solution
$E=\frac{V}{(\frac{1}{a}-\frac{1}{b})}\frac{1}{r^2}$
Multiple Choice Type Questions
Question 13
A potential difference of V is applied at the ends of a copper wire of length l and diameter d. On doubling only d, drift velocity
(a) Becomes two times
(b) Becomes half
(c) Does not change
(d) Becomes one fourth
Answer
Drift velocity is given by
$v_d=\frac {V}{\rho l ne}$
$v_d$ does not depend upon diameter.
Hence (c) is the correct option
Question 14
The effective resistance between points P and Q of the electrical circuit shown in the figure is
In a circuit, any circuit element placed between points at the same potential can be removed, without affecting the rest of the circuit, here, by symmetry, points P, Q and R are at same potential, for any potential difference between A and B
The circuit can therefore be reduced as shown below
Question 15
Which of the following characteristics of electrons determines the current in a conductor?
(a) Drift velocity alone.
(b) Thermal velocity alone.
(c) Both drift velocity and thermal velocity.
(d) Neither drift nor thermal velocity.
Answer
(a)
Question 16
Water of volume 2 litre in a container is heated with a coil of 1 kW at 27 °C. The lid of the container is open and energy dissipates at rate of 160 J/s. In how much time temperature will rise from 27°C. to 77°C. [Given specific heat of water is 4.2 kJ/kg]
(a) 8 min 20 s
(b) 6 min 2 s
(c) 7 min
(d) 14 min
Answer
Heat gained by water = Heat supplied by container - heat lost
$m s \Delta T = 1000t - 160t $
$t= \frac {2 \times 4.2 \times 1000 \time 50}{840}$ = 8 min 20 sec
Question 17
If a wire is stretched to make it 0.1% longer, its resistance will
(a) increase by 0.2%
(b) increase by 0.05%
(c) decrease by 0.2%
(d) decrease by 0.05%
Answer
(a)
Question 18
Six identical resistors are connected as shown in the figure. The equivalent resistance will be
(a)Maximum between P and R
(b)Maximum between Q and R
(c)Maximum between P and Q
(d) All are equal
Answer
(c)
Question 19
An ideal gas is filled in a closed rigid and thermally insulated container . A coil of 100 ω resistor carrying a current of 1 A for 5 minutes supplies heat to the gas . The change in the internal energy of the gas is
(a) 10 kJ
(b)30 kJ
(c) 20 kJ
(d) 0 kJ
Answer
Here,heat supplied = the change in internal energy
$Q= \Delta U$
Now heat supplied $Q=i^2 R t$
$=1 \times 1 \times 100 \times 5 \times 60=30000$ J=30kJ.
Hence (b) is the correct option
Question 20
Temperature dependence of resistivity $\rho(T)$ of semiconductors, insulators and metals is significantly based on the following factors:
(a) number of charge carriers can change with temperature T.
(b) time interval between two successive collisions can depend on T.
(c) length of material can be a function of T.
(d) mass of carriers is a function of T.