PHYS 202 Final Exam 5/4/12 Dr. Holmes NAME
DO ALL THE PROBLEMS. THE WORTH OF EACH PROBLEM IS MARKED NEXT TO THE PROBLEM. SHOW YOUR WORK FOR PARTIAL CREDIT.
1) a) What is the magnitude of the gravitaitonal force between a proton and an electron when they are separated by 4.0 x 10-10 m ?
6.34 x 10-49 Nt.
b) What is the magnitude of the electrical force between a proton and an electron when they are separated by 4.0 x 10-10 m ?
1.44 x 10-9 Nt.
2) a) If an electron is accelerated through a potential difference of 180 volts, what will the speed of the electron be if it started from rest?
8.0 x 106 m/s.
b) If the voltage is doubled, will the speed of the electron be increased: [by less than a factor of 2, by a factor of 2, by more than a factor of 2]?
Less than a factor of 2.
3) Consider three resistors: R1 = 5 W, R2 = 10 W, and R3 = 20 W.
a) Connect the three resistors in a circuit (make a circuit drawing) such that the effective resistance is the smallest it can be:
b) What is the effective resistance of this circuit that has the smallest effective resistance using these three resistors?
c) Connect the three resistors in a circuit (make a circuit drawing) such that the effective resistance is between 10 W, and 20 W.
4) Consider an electron moving East at a speed of 3 x 106 m/s in a magnetic field of strength 0.0371 T directed South.
a) What is the magnitude of the magnetic force on the ion?
1.78 x 10-14 Nt.
b) What is the direction of the magnetic force on the electron?
c) What is the magnitude of the acceleration of the ion due to this force?
1.96 x 1016 m/s2 .
d) Will this magnetic force cause the ion to speed up, slow down, or change direction?
5) Consider a series LRC circuit with an oscillating voltage source of 30 volts (rms) at 720 Hz. The resistance is 25 ohms, the capacitance is 60 microFarads, and the inductance is 90 milliHenries.
a) What is the capacitive reactance (XC) ?
b) What is the inductive reactance (XL) ?
c) What is the impedance (Z) of the circuit?
d) What is the rms current through this circuit?
6) In each of the four diagrams below, indicate on the A circuit the direction of the induced current in circuit A due to the situation described (if no current, then write the word NONE on circuit A):
a) the external magnetic field directed UP through circuit A is DECREASING in strength:
b) the South pole of the bar magnet is moved away from the solenoid (cylinder wrapped with wire) in circuit A:
c) the bar is moving to the right:
d) the switch in circuit B is being CLOSED (it was open):
7) A lens is used as a magnifying glass and has a focal length of 33 mm (3.3 cm).
a) What is the magnifying power of the lens when used correctly?
b) Draw a diagram showing the object, the lens, the focal length of the lens, the eye, and the image.
c) DESIGN a lens that has the above focal length of 33 mm, that is, specify nglass, R1 and R2 and draw a picture of the lens.
FOR PROBLEMS 8 AND 8 USE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION: A 35 mm camera (film size is 24 mm x 36 mm) uses a lens with a focal length of 32 mm and the f-stop setting is 4 (which means the diameter of the opening to the lens is 1/4 the focal length or 8 mm). You take a picture of a newspaper located 87 meters away. The size of the print on the page is 4 mm. For purposes of calculation assume that the wavelength of the light is one in the middle of the visible spectrum. [If you do not know what wavelength this is, you may ask and I will give it to you but you will be marked down one point.]
8) a) What is the object distance?
b) What is the image distance? (If the distance is close to the focal length, make sure you indicate whether the distance is a little more or less than the focal length.)
c) Given that the print size on the paper is 4 mm in height, what is the image height on the film?
1.47 mm = 1.47 x 10-6 m.
d) Is the image upside down or right-side-up?
9) a) What is the smallest angle that this camera can resolve based on the Rayleigh criterion?
8.4 x 10-5 rad = 4.8 x 10-3 degrees.
b) What angle does the print size (4 mm on the paper) make when viewed from 87 meters away?
4.6 x 10-5 rad = 2.6 x 10-3 degrees.
c) Assuming the camera has quality lenses and a fine grain film, can the picture the camera takes be enlarged big enough and clearly enough so that you can read what the newspaper said (definitely, just barely, not quite, definitely not) ?
10) a) List two experiments that indicate light behaves as a wave and not as a particle:
b) List two experiments that indicate light behaves as a particle and not as a wave:
11) a) What is the energy of a photon given off by a hydrogen atom in going from the n=5 state to the n=2 state?
2.86 eV = 4.6 x 10-19 Joules.
b) What is the wavelength of light from this transition?
435 nanometers = 4.35 x 10-7m.
c) What type (or if visible, what color) is this photon?
12) Given that the work function of a certain metal is 4.1 eV.
a) What is the cut-off frequency for the photoelectric effect with this metal?
9.9 x 1014 Hz.
b) What wavelength is associated with this cut-off frequency?
303 nm = 3.03 x 10-7 m.
c) What is the stopping voltage required for ultraviolet light of wavelength 155 nm?
d) Will ultraviolet light of wavelength 233 nm be able to eject electrons from this metal?
13) Fill in the missing particle(s): (use X for the element name if you do not know it)
(The one stable isotope of 41Nb is at a mass of 93.)
94Pu240 goes to 92X236 + alpha + energy
41Nb97 goes to 42 X97 + -1b0 + anti 0n0 .
41Nb90 goes to 40 X90 + +1b0 + 0n0 .
14) a) Given that the half life of 39Y90 is 64 hours, what is the decay constant for this isotope?
1.08 x 10 -2 /hr = 1.81 x 10-4/min = 3.0 x 10-6/second
b) How many atoms of Y90 are there in 1 gram?
6.67 x 1021 .
c) What is the activity of 1 gram of Y90 in dis/sec and in curies?
2.01 x 1016 Bq. and 5.42 x 105 Curies
d) What will the activity of this one gram after 1 year (in dis/sec)?
1.3 x 10-25 Bq.
15) C14 has a half life of 5,730 years, and the ratio of C14 to C12 is 1.3 x 10-12 .
a) What is the decay constant for C14?
1.21 x 10-4/yr = 3.84 x 10-12 /sec.
b) How many atoms of C14 are there in 2 grams of carbon, assuming the ratio given above?
1.30 x 1011 .
c) What is the present activity of 2 gram of C14 taken from a modern “bone” (this assumes the present ratio of C14 to C12)?
in dis/sec? .499 Bq. In Curies ? 13.5 pCi = 1.35 x 10-11 Curies.
d) Assuming the ratio of C14 to C12 in the atmosphere has remained the same, what should the age of a bone be if 2 grams of carbon taken from the bone have an activity of 0.05 counts/sec ?