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JEST 2019 (Booklet SeriesA)
PartA: 1Mark Questions
Let r ^{} be the position vector of a point on a closed contour C . What is the value of the line
integral
r dr ?
(a) 0
(b)
^{1}
2
(c) 1
(d)
First and second quadrants
Second and fourth quadrants
_{}
A dc voltage of 80 Volt is switched on across a circuit containing a resistance of 5 in series
with an inductance of 20 H . What is the rate of change of current at the instant when the current
is 12
(a) 0
Consider the function f _{} xy,
. In which domain of the complex plane is this function
analytic?
(a)
(c)
Consider the following transformation of the phase space coordinates _{} qp,
For what values of a and b will the transformation be canonical?
(a) 1,1
What is the binding energy of an electron in the ground state of a He ^{} ion?
(a)
A collimated white light source illuminates the slits of a double slit interference setup and forms
6.8 eV
the interference pattern on a screen. If one slit is covered with a blue filter, which one of the
following statements is correct?
(a) 
No interference pattern is observed after the slit is covered with the blue filter 
(b) 
Interference pattern remains unchanged with and without the blue filter 
(c) 
A blue interference pattern is observed 
(d) 
The central maximum is blue with coloured higher order maxima 
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Q8.
Q9.
Q10.
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Consider a system of N distinguishable particles with two energy levels for each particle, a
ground state with energy zero and an excited state with energy 0 . What is the average energy
per particle as the system temperature T ?
(a) 0
(b)
^{}
2
(c)
(d)
Consider a diatomic molecule with an infinite number of equally spaced nondegenerate energy
levels. The spacing between any two adjacent levels is and the ground state energy is zero.
What is the single particle partition function Z ?
(a)
(c)
A very long solenoid (axis along z direction) of n turns per unit length carries a current which
increases linearly with time, i Kt . What is the magnetic field inside the solenoid at a given
time t ?
(a)
(c)
Suppose _{} A
is a nonconservative vector and is nonzero scalar
everywhere. Which one of the following is true?
(a) _{}
(c)
Consider two n n matrices, A and B such that A B is invertible. Define two matrices,
C
AA B
1
B
(a) C D
and
D
(b)
BA B
C
1
D
1
A
. Which of the following relations always hold true?
(c) B CA ADB
(d) C D
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Q12.
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Q14.
Q15.
Q16.
The refractive index _{} n _{} of the entire environment around a double slit interference setup is
changed from n 1 to n 2 . Which one of the following statements is correct about the change
in the interference pattern?
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
A cyclotron can accelerate deuteron to 16 MeV . If the cyclotron is used to accelerate 
The fringe pattern disappears
The central bright maximum turns dark, i.e. becomes a minimum
Fringe width of the pattern increases by a factor 2
Fringe width of the pattern decreases by a factor 2
to the east in Northern hemisphere and west in Southern Hemisphere
to the west in Northern hemisphere and east in Southern Hemisphere
to the east in both hemispheres
to the west in both hemispheres
particles, what will be their energy? Take the mass of deuteron to be twice the mass of proton
and mass of alpha particles to be four times the mass of protons.
(a)
8 MeV
Consider a hypothetical world in which the electron has spin
2 instead of ^{1} 2 . What will be the
electronic configuration for an element with atomic number Z 5 ?
(a)
1s ,2 s
Two objects of unit mass are thrown up vertically with a velocity of 1 ms
at latitudes
0
45 N
and
In which direction will the objects deflect when they reach their highest point (due to Coriolis
7.29
10
5
s
1
force)? Assume zero air resistance.
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
Which one of the following vectors lie along the line of intersection of the two planes
x 3 yz 5 and 2243xyz
?
(a) 
10 i ˆ 2 ˆ jk 5 ˆ 
(b) 
10 
(c) 
10 i ˆ 2 ˆ jk 5 ˆ 
(d) 
10 
i ˆ 6 ˆ jk 8 ˆ
i ˆ 2 ˆ jk 5 ˆ
.
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What is the value of the integral
(a)
(b)
1
2
dx x
2
2
(c)
cos x
1
?
(d) 0
Two joggers A and B are running at a steady pace around a circular track. A takes
T
A
minutes
whereas B takes
T
B
T
A
minutes to complete one round. Assuming that they have started
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Q22.
A quantum particle of mass m is in a one dimensional potential of the form
V x
1
2
2
mx
2
,
if
if
x
x
0
0
where is a constant. Which one of the following represents the possible ground state wave
function of the particle?
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energy and temperature, respectively.
(a)
(c)
E
E
N
k T
B
2
Nk T
B
k
B
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Q25.
Q1.
Q2.
Q3.
A bullet with initial speed v
0 is fired at a log of wood. The resistive force by wood on the bullet
is given by
(a)
m v
0
1
1
v
, where 1. What is the time taken to stop the bullet inside the wood log?
(b)
m v
0
1
1
(c)
m v
1
0
1
PART B: 3 MarkQuestions
(d)
v
1
0
m
1
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
V
out
V
out
V
out
V
out
V
in
and
V and
in
V
out
V
out
V
V
in
in
when ‘ C ’ is connected to ‘ A ’ and ‘ B ’, respectively when ‘ C ’ is connected to ‘ A ’ and ‘ B ’, respectively
V
V
in
in
when ‘ C ’ is connected to either ‘ A ’ or ‘ B ’
when ‘ C ’ is connected to either ‘ A ’ or ‘ B ’
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Q4.
White light of intensity I
0
is incident normally on a filter plate of thickness d . The plate has a
wavelength _{}_{}_{} dependent absorption coefficient
0
1
0
per unit length. The band
pass edge of the filter is defined as the wavelength at which the intensity, after passig through the
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filter, is
I
I
0
,
0
,
0
and are constants. The reflection coefficient of the plate may be
The bandwidth is linear dependent on
The bandwidth is independent of the plate thickness d
The bandwidth is linearly dependent on
The bandwidth is dependent on the ratio
^{V}
assumed to be independent of . Which one of the following statements is true about the
bandwidth of the filter?
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
Consider two concentric spherical metal shells of radii
. The outer shell has a
charge q and the inner shell is grounded. What is the charge on the inner shell?
(a)
r
1
r 2
A wire with uniform line charge density per unit length carries a current I as shown in the
figure. Take the permittivity and permeability of the medium to be
1. A particle of
charge q is at a distance r and is travelling along a trajectory parallel to the wire. What is the
speed of the charge?
current I charge density
(a)
^{}
I
(b) 2 I
^{}
(c) 3 I
(d)
^{4}
I
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Q7.
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Q9.
Consider
What is the average energy per particle at temperature T 0 ?
a nonrelativistic twodimensional gas of
N electrons with the Fermi energy
(a)
^{3}
5
E
F
(b)
^{2} E
5
F
(c)
^{1} E
2
F
(d)
E
F
E .
F
The circuit given below is fed by a sinusoidal voltage
VV
in
0
sin t . Assume that the cutin
voltage of the diode is 0.7 volts and
the following statements is true about
V is a positive dc voltage smaller than
V . Which one of
Negative part of V
Positive part of V
Negative part of V
(a) Positive part of
(b)
(c)
(d)
A hoop of diameter
circumference as shown in the figure. The acceleration due to gravity g is
acting downwards. What is the time period of small oscillations in the
plane of the hoop?
g
(a) 
2 

D
2
g

(b) 
2 

5
D
6
g

(c) 
2 

D
2
g

(d) 
2 

2
D
g

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Q10.
For a spin ^{1} 2 particle placed in a magnetic field B , the Hamiltonian is
H BS S ,
y
y
where
S
y
is the y component of
_{}_{t} 0
, where
S
z
the spin operator. The state of the system at time t 0 is
.
At
a
later time t ,
if
S
z
measured then what is the
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Consider
a
function
f x
P xe
k
4
x
2 x
2
in
the
domain
x , , where
P
k
is
polynomial of degree k . What is the maximum possible number of extrema of the function?
(a) k 3
(b) k 3
(c) k 2
(d) k 1
any
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Q14.
The energy spectrum of a particle consists of four states with energies 0,, 2 ,3
.
Let
,
Z TZT
B
F
and Z
C
T
denote the canonical partition functions for four noninteracting
particles at temperature T . The subscripts B , F and C corresponds to bosons, fermions and
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distinguishable
classical
particles,
respectively.
Let
y
exp
k T
B
.
Which
one
of
the
Consider a quantum particle of mass m and a charge e moving in a two dimensional potential
, where is a constant
ˆ
i
be the
j corresponds to unit vectors along x and y directions, respectively. Let E and E
0
E
1
E ?
0
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PART C: 3Mark Numerical Questions
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Q2.
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Q5.
Q6.
1 . The chain hangs
vertically with one end attached to a horizontal axle, having a negligibly small radius compared
to its length. What is the work done (in N m ) to slowly wind up the chain on to the axle? The
A thin uniform steel chain is 10 m long with a linear mass density of 2 kg m
acceleration due to gravity is
g
9.81 ms
1
.
L
m
2
x
2
2
y
4
xy
^{2}
where 0 . The initial conditions are given as y _{}_{0}_{} 0, x _{}_{0}_{} 42 meters, x _{}_{0}_{} y _{}_{0}_{0}_{}
.
What is the value of x _{}_{}_{t} yt at t 25 seconds in meters?
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Q7.
Q8.
Q9.
Q10.
A diatomic ideal gas at room temperature, is expanded at a constant pressure
absorbed by the gas is Q 14 Joules, what is the maximum work in Joules that can be extracted
from the system?
P . If the heat
0
0
An optical line of wavelength 5000 A in the spectrum of light from a star is found to be red
0
shifted by an amount of 2 A . Let v be the velocity at which the star is receding. Ignoring
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