CBSE Class 12

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Draw graphs showing a variation of the photoelectric current with applied voltage for two incident radiations of equal frequency and different intensities. Mark the graph for the radiation of higher intensity.


State the principle of an ac generators and explain its working with the help of a labelled diagram. Obtain the expression for the emf induced in a coil havin N turns each of cross-sectional area, rotating with a constant angular speed 'ω' in a magnetic field B, directed perpendicular to the axis of rotation.


An aeroplane is flying horizontally from west to east with a velocity of 900 km/hour. Calculate the potential difference developed between the ends of its wings having a span of 20 m. The horizontal component of the Earth’s magnetic field is 5 × 10–4 T and the angle of dip is 30°.


A device X is connected across an ac source of voltage V=V0sin ωt. The current through X is given as I - I0sin ωt + π2

  1. Identify the device X and write the expression for its reactance.
  2. Draw graphs showing a variation of voltage and current with time over one cycle ac, for X.
  3. How does the reactance of the device X vary with the frequency of the ac? Show this variation graphically.
  4. Draw the phasor diagram for the device X.


A proton and an electron travelling along parallel paths enter a region of uniform magnetic field, acting perpendicular to their paths. Which of them will move in a circular path with higher frequency ?


Define electric flux. Is it a scalar or a vector quantity?

A point charge q is at a distance of d/2 directly above the centre of a square of side d, as shown in the figure. Use Gauss’ law to obtain the expression for the electric flux through the square.

b) If the point charge is now moved to a distance 'd' from the centre of the square and the side of the square is doubled, explain how the electric flux will be affected.



The teachers of Geeta’s school took the students on a study trip to a power generating station, located nearly 200 km away from the city. The teacher explained that electrical energy is transmitted over such a long distance to their city, in the form of alternating current (ac) raised to a high voltage. At the receiving end in the city, the voltage is reduced to operate the devices. As a result, the power loss is reduced. Geeta listened to the teacher and asked questions about how the ac is converted to a higher or lower voltage.

  1. Name the device used to change the alternating voltage to a higher or lower value. State one cause for
    power dissipation in this device.
  2. Explain with an example, how power loss is reduced if the energy is transmitted over long distances as an alternating current rather than a direct current.
  3. Write two values each shown by the teachers and Geeta.

  1. Step up or step down transformer, Eddy current losses.
  2. With higher voltage, power losses are less, so voltage can be increased by the step-up transformer and the transformer works on A/c only.
  3. Both are interested towards technical knowledge and both are having sufficient ideas about power transmission.


a) Use Gauss’ law to derive the expression for the electric field E due to a straight uniformly charged infinite line of charge density λ C/m.

(b) Draw a graph to show the variation of E with perpendicular distance r from the line of charge.

(c) Find the work done in bringing a charge q from perpendicular distance r1 to r2 (r2>r1).


Four nuclei of an element undergo fusion to form a heavier nucleus, with the release of energy. Which of the two — the parent or the daughter nucleus — would have higher binding energy per nucleon?


Name the electromagnetic radiations used for (a) water purification, and (b) eye surgery