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Q. Does change in magnetic flux induce emf or current?

Sol. Emf is always induced but current will be induced only when the circuit is complete.


Q. A cylindrical bar magnet is kept along the axis of a circular coil as shown in figure. Will there be a current induced in the coil if the magnet is rotated about it’s axis. Give reason

Sol. No, because flux passing through the coil is constant. Hence $e=\frac{d \phi}{d t}=0$


Q. A bar magnet lies along the axis of a circular ring at some distance from it’s centre as shown in figure will the flux linked with the coil change (i) If the ring is approaching the magnet (ii) If the ring is rotated about it’s own axis.

Sol. (i) Yes, as B changes

(ii) No, as none of B, A or  changes


Q. A magnet is moved in the direction indicated by an arrow between two coils AB and CD as shown in the figure. Suggest the direction of current in each coil.

Sol. According to Lenz’s law, the faces of both the coils closer to the magnet will act S-pole. Hence currents induced in both the coils will flow clockwise when seen from the magnet side


Q. The closed loop PQRS is moving into a uniform magnetic field acting at right angles to the plane of the paper as shown in the figure. State the direction in which the induced current flows in the loop.

Sol. As the loop entering into the field, so inward flux (×) linked with the plane of the loop is increasing so according to Lenz’s law direction of induced current is anticlockwise.


Q. In the following figure two coils are arranged co-axially what will be the direction of induced currents. If (i) In figure (A), key K of the circuit of coil P is just closed (ii) In figure (B) rheostat setting being changed as shown

[NCERT]

Sol. (i) In figure (A) current in loop Q is anticlockwise as seen by observer.

(ii) In figure (B) when rheostat is moving in the shown direction, resistance of coil Q is decreasing so current through coil Q is increasing. As seen by observer direction of current in coil Q is anticlockwise due to which outward flux $(\bullet)$ seem to be linked with the coil P. Hence current in loop as seen by observer is clockwise.


Q. An infinitely long current carrying wire is passing through the centre of a circular wire loop as shown in figure. If current through the straight wire is decreasing at a steady rate, then what will be the direction of induced current in loop if any

[NCERT]

Sol. No current induces in the loop, because magnetic lines of forces lie in the plane of the loop.


Q. A wire of irregular shape turning into a circular shape as shown in figure. The crosses (×) indicate the magnetic field into the paper. What will be the induced current in wire if any

[NCERT]

Sol. In this situation area of the loop tends to increase. Therefore, magnetic flux linked with the loop increases. Hence according to Lenz’s law the direction of induced current is anticlockwise.


Q. In the following figure three moving loops are shown. What will be the direction of induced current in them

[NCERT]

Sol. In loop P, anticlockwise current induces

In loop Q, no current induces

In loop R, clockwise current induces


Q. A closed loop is held stationary in the magnetic field between the north and south poles of two permanent magnets held fixed. Can we hope to generate current in the loop by using very strong magnets?

[NCERT]

Sol. No; however strong the magnet may be, current can be induced only by changing the magnetic flux through the loop.


Q. A closed loop moves normal to the constant electric field between the plates of a large capacitor. Is a current induced in the loop.

(i) When it is wholly inside the region between the capacitor plates.

(ii) When it is partially outside the plates of the capacitor ? The electric field is normal to the plane of the loop

[NCERT]

Sol. No current is induced in either case. Current cannot be induced by changing the electric flux.


Q. Predict the polarity of the capacitor in the situation described by following figure

[NCERT]

Sol. The polarity of plate A will be positive with respect to plate B in the capacitor.


Q. A copper and an aluminium loop are removed from a magnetic field in the same time interval. In which loop will the induced emf and induced current be greater

Sol. The induced emf will be same in both, but the induced current will be greater in copper loop because it’s resistance is smaller than that of aluminium loop.


Q. A vertical metallic pole falls sown through the plane of magnetic meridian. Will any emf be induced between it’s ends

Sol. No, because pole intercepts neither horizontal component nor vertical component of earth’s magnetic field.


Q. A wheel with a certain number of spokes is rotated in a plane normal to earth’s magnetic field so that an emf is induced between the axle and rim of the wheel. Keeping all other things same, number of spokes is changed. How is the emf affected ?

Sol. In cycle wheel, net emf between centre and rim is independent of number of spokes i.e. $e \propto N^{\circ}$


Q. A square loop of side b is rotating in a constant magnetic field B at constant angular frequency as shown in figure. What is the emf induced in it ? Will the emf changes if the loop is rotated about one of it’s sides

Sol. $e=b^{2} B \omega \sin \omega t ; \mathrm{No}$


Q. A metallic rod AB of length l is rotating in an uniform magnetic field B about mid point M as shown. The angular speed of rotation of rod is . What will be the potential difference developed between the ends of rod AB ?

Sol. Zero


Q. If the number of turns of a solenoid is doubled, keeping the other factors constant, how does the self inductance of the solenoid change ?

Sol. Since $L \propto M^{2} ; \mathrm{so}$ L becomes four times the initial value.


Q. The SI unit of coefficient of inductance is henery. Using any defining equation for L or M show that 1 henery = 1 ohm second.

Sol. Since induced emf $e=-L \frac{d i}{d t}$

$\Rightarrow L=-\frac{e d t}{d i} \Rightarrow L=\frac{\text { volt } \times \sec }{\operatorname{amp}}=\Omega \times \sec$


Q. Two identical loops, one of copper and the other of aluminium are rotated with the same speed, in a uniform magnetic field acting normal plane of the loops. State with reason, for which of the coils (i) Induced emf (ii) induced current, will be more.

Sol. (i) Induced emf will be same in both the loops because it does not depend on the nature of material of the loop.

(ii) Induced current will be more in copper loop because it’s resistance is less than that of aluminium loop


Q. What is induced emf ? Write Faraday’s law of electromagnetic induction. Express it mathematically.

Sol. Whenever the magnetic flux linked with coil or circuit changes, an emf is set up across it which lasts only so long as the change in flux is taking place. This emf is called induced emf.

According to faraday’s law of electromagnetic induction, the magnitude of induced emf is equal to the rate of change of magnetic flux linked with the closed circuit.

Mathematically $e=-\frac{N d \phi}{d t}$

Where N = number of turns in coil and $\phi$ = magnetic flux linked with each turn.


Q. The figure shows two identical rectangular loops (1) and (2), placed on a table along with a straight long current carrying conductor between them.

(i) What will be the directions on the induced currents in the loops then they are pulled away from the conductor with same velocity v ?

(ii) Will the emf induced in the two loops be equal ? Justify yours answer.

Sol. (i) The direction of induced current will be such that it tends to maintain the original flux. So induced current flows anticlockwise in loop (1) and clockwise in loop (2).

(ii) No, the emf’s induced in the two loops will not be equal.


Q. Twelve wires of equal length are connected to form a skeleton cube, which moves with a velocity v perpendicular to the magnetic field $\vec{B}$. What will be the induced emf in each arm of the cube

Sol. The arms AB, CD, EF and GH are parallel to field $\vec{B}$, so no emf is induced in theses arms.

The arms AE, DH, BF and CG are parallel to velocity $\vec{v}$so no emf is induced in these arms.

The arms AD, BC, EH and FG are perpendicular to both and , so emf induced in each of these arms where l is the length of each arm.


Q. A horizontal straight wire 10 m long extending from east to west is falling with a speed of 5 m/s at right angles to the horizontal component of earth’s magnetic field of $0.30 \times 10^{-4} w b / m^{2}$.

[NCERT]

(i) What is the instantaneous value of the emf induced in the wire?

(ii) What is the direction of the emf ?

(iii) Which end of the wire is at higher electric potential ?

Sol. (i) $e=B_{H} v l=0.30 \times 10^{-4} \times 5 \times 10=1.5 \times 10^{-3} V$


Q. A jet plane is travelling towards west at a speed of 1800 km/h. What is the potential difference developed between the ends of the wings having a span of 25 m, if the earths magnetic field at the location has a magnitude of $5 \times 10^{-4} T$and the dip angle is $30^{\circ}$

[NCERT]

Sol. Potential difference between the ends of the wings is


Q. Figure shows a bar magnet M falling under gravity through an air cored coil C. (i) Plot a graph showing variation of induced emf (E) with time (t). What does the area enclosed by the E-t curve depict (ii) Why is the negative peak longer than the positive peak

Sol. (i) As the magnet M falls with acceleration, the magnetic flux linked with the coil C increases progressively. Hence an increasing emf is induced in the coil. As soon as the magnet enters the coil, it’s motion is opposed by the current induced in the coil. Hence the rate of change of magnetic flux decreases and so emf falls. So long the magnet remains completely within the coil, the flux is constants and the emf is zero. As the magnet starts coming out of the coil, the flux linked with the coil decreases progressively and an increasing emf is induced in opposite direction. When the magnet is completely away from the coil, the flux linked with the coil reduced to zero and correspondingly the emf is reduced to zero.


Q. Two circular coils, one of radius r and the other of radius R, are placed co-axially with their centres coinciding. For $R>>r$ obtain an expression for the mutual inductance of the arrangement

Sol. The magnitude of the magnetic field $\vec{B}$ at the common centre due to current i (say) in the larger coil (radius R) is given by $B=\frac{\mu_{0}}{4 \pi} \cdot \frac{2 \pi i}{R}=\frac{\mu_{0} i}{2 R}$

$\vec{B}$ is directed perpendicular to the plane of the coil. It can be taken constant over the whole area of the smaller coil (because $r<<R)$. Now the magnetic flux threading normally through the smaller coil is $\phi=B \times \pi r^{2}=\frac{\mu_{0} i}{2 R} \times \pi r^{2}$ By definition, the mutual inductance of the two coils is


Q.   A rectangular conductor, LMNO, is placed in a uniform field directed perpendicular to the plane of the conductor (as shown in figure). Obtain an expression, for the emf induced in the arm MN, when the arm is moved towards the left with a speed v Use the above expression to find the emf induced between the ends of an axle, of length L, of a railway carriage, travelling on level ground, with a speed v. Assume the value of earth’s magnetic field at the place, to be B and the angle of dip to be $\theta$

Sol.

Rate of change of magnetic flux due to motion of the loop in a non-uniform magnetic field

$=\left(144 \times 10^{-4}\right) \times 10^{-3} \times 8=11.52 \times 10^{-5} W b / \mathrm{s}$

As both the effects cause decrease in magnetic flux along the positive Z-direction, therefore, they add up.

$\therefore$ Total induced emf

$e=1.44 \times 10^{-5}+11.52 \times 10^{-5}=12.96 \times 10^{-5} V$

The direction of induced current is such as to increase the flux through the loop along positive Z-direction. for example, for the observer, if the loop moves to the right, the curren t will be seen to be anticlockwise.


Q.   Figure shows a metal rod PQ resting on the rails A,B and positioned between the poles of a permanent magnet. The rails, the rod and the magnetic field are in three mutually perpendicular direction. A galvanometer connects the rails through a switch K. Length of the rod = 15 cm, B = 0.50 T, resistance of closed loop containing the rod = 9 $m \Omega$Answer the following questions.

(a) Suppose K is open and the rod moves with a speed of 12 cm/s in the direction shown. Give the polarity and magnitude of induced emf.

(b) Is there an excess charge built up at the ends of the rods when K is open ? What if K is closed ?

(c) With K open and the rod moving uniformly there is no net force on the electron in the rod PQ even though they do experience magnetic force due to the motion of the rod. Explain.

(d) What is the retarding force on the rod when K is closed ?

(e) How much power is required (by an external agent) to keep the rod moving at the same speed (= 12cm/s) when K is closed.

(f) How much power is dissipated as heat in the closed circuit ? What is the source of this power

(g) What is the induced emf in the moving rod when the permanent magnet is rotated to a vertical position so that the field is parallel to the rails instead of being perpendicular ?

[NCERT]

Sol.

According to Fleming’s left hand rule the direction of Lorentz force on electrons in PQ is from P to Q. Therefore, P would acquire positive charge and Q would acquire negative charge.

(b) Yes, excess positive charge develops at P and an equal negative excess charge develops at Q when K is open. When key K is closed, induced current flows and maintains the excess charge.

(c) This is because the presence of excess charge at the ends P and Q sets up an electric field $\vec{E}$ such that force due to electric field $(q \vec{E})$ is balanced by Lorentz magnetic force $q(\vec{v} \times \vec{B})$Here q is charge on electron.

(d) Induced current, $I=\frac{e}{R}=\frac{9 \times 10^{-3}}{9 \times 10^{-3}}=1$

ampere Retarding force on the rod

$=B I l=0.5 \times 1 \times 0.15=7.5 \times 10^{-2} N$

(e) Power $=$ retarding force $\times$ velocity

$=\left(7.5 \times 10^{-2}\right) \times\left(12 \times 10^{-2}\right)=9 \times 10^{-3} W$

(f) Power dissipated as heat $=$

$I^{2} R=1^{2}\left(9 \times 10^{-3}\right)=9 \times 10^{-3} W$

(g) When a field is made parallel to the rails, $\theta=0^{\circ}$ Therefore, induced emf

$e=B v l \sin \theta=B v l \sin 0^{\circ}=$ zero. This is because in

such a situation, moving rod will not cut the field

lines so that flux change $=0$ and hence $e=0$


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