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Why does a compass needle get deflected when brought near a bar magnet?
A compass needle is a small bar magnet. When it is brought closer to a bar magnet, its magnetic field lines interact with the bar magnet. Therefore, a compass needle shows a deflection when brought near the bar magnet.
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Why don’t two magnetic lines of force intersect each other?
When two field lines of a magnet intersect, the compass needle points in two different directions at the point of intersection. This is not possible. Therefore, two field lines do not intersect each other.
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Choose the correct option. The magnetic field inside a long straight solenoid-carrying current (a) is zero (b) decreases as we move towards its end (c) increases as we move towards its end (d) is the same at all points
The magnetic field inside a long, straight, current-carrying solenoid is uniform. Inside the solenoid it is the same at all points.
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Which of the following property of a proton can change while it moves freely in a magnetic field? (a) mass (b) speed (c) velocity (d) momentum
(c) and (d) When a proton enters a magnetic field area, it experiences a magnetic force. As a result of the force, the path of the proton becomes circular. Therefore, its velocity and momentum change.
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What is the principle of an electric motor?
An electric motor’s working principle is based on the magnetic effect of current. A current- carrying loop experiences a force and rotates when placed in a magnetic field. The direction of rotation of the loop is provided by Fleming's left-hand rule.
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Explain different ways to induce a current in a coil.
The different ways to induce a current in a coil are as follows: (a) An electric current is induced in the coil, if a coil is moved rapidly between the two poles of a horse-shoe magnet. (b) And if a magnet is moved relative to a coil,
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Name some sources of direct current.
Some sources of direct current are cell, DC generator, etc.
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Choose the correct option. A rectangular coil of copper wire is rotated in a magnetic field. The direction of the induced current changes once in each (a) two revolutions (b) one revolution (c) half revolution (d) one-fourth revolution
(c) When a rectangular coil of copper is rotated in a magnetic field, the direction of the induced current in the coil changes once in each half revolution
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Name two safety measures commonly used in electric circuits and appliances.
Two safety measures commonly used in electric circuits and appliances are as follows: (i)An electric fuse must be connected to each circuit. This prevents the flow of excessive current through the circuit. When the current passing through the wire exceeds the maximum limit of the fuse element, the fuse melts to stop the flow of current through that circuit, thus protecting the appliances connected to the circuit. (ii) In order to prevent shocks, earthing is an important safety measure. . Any leakage of current in an electric appliance is transferred to the ground and people using the appliance do not get the shock.
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What precautions should be taken to avoid the overloading of domestic electric circuits?
Following precautions should be taken to avoid the overloading of domestic circuits: (a) Too many appliances should not be connected to a single socket. (b) Too many appliances should not be used simultaneously. (c) Fuse should be connected in the circuit. (d) Faulty appliances should not be connected in the circuit.
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Which of the following correctly describes the magnetic field near a long straight wire? (a) The field consists of straight lines perpendicular to the wire (b) The field consists of straight lines parallel to the wire (c) The field consists of radial lines originating from the wire (d) The field consists of concentric circles centred on the wire
(d) The magnetic field lines, produced around a straight current-carrying conductor, are concentric circles. Their centres lie on the wire.
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The device used for producing electric current is called a (a) generator (b) galvanometer (c) ammeter (d) motor
(a) An electric current is produced by an electric generator. It converts mechanical energy into electricity.
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How does a solenoid behave like a magnet? Can you determine the north and south poles of a current-carrying solenoid with the help of a bar magnet? Explain.
A solenoid is a long coil of insulated copper wire circular loops. When a current flows through it, magnetic field lines are produced around the solenoid. The magnetic field produced by it is similar to a bar magnet. When the north pole of a bar magnet is brought close to the end connected to the negative terminal of the battery, the solenoid repels the bar magnet. Since like poles repel they are like poles that is the end connected to the -veined is the north pole. Therefore, the positive end of the solenoid is the south pole.
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Imagine that you are sitting in a chamber with your back to one wall. An electron beam, moving horizontally from back wall towards the front wall, is deflected by a strong magnetic field to your right side. What is the direction of magnetic field?
The direction of magnetic field is given by Fleming’s left hand rule. Magnetic field inside the chamber will be perpendicular to the direction of current (opposite to the direction of electron) and direction of deflection/force i.e., either upward or downward. The direction of current is from the front wall to the back wall because negatively charged electrons are moving from the back wall to the front wall. The direction of magnetic force is rightward. Hence, using Fleming’s left hand rule, it can be concluded that the direction of magnetic field inside the chamber is downward.
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A coil of insulated copper wire is connected to a galvanometer. What will happen if a bar magnet is (i) pushed into the coil, (ii) withdrawn from inside the coil, (iii) held stationary inside the coil?
If a bar magnet is moved relative to a solenoid, a current is induced in it. This is the principle of electromagnetic induction. (i) When a bar magnet is pushed into a coil of insulated copper wire, a current is induced momentarily in the coil. As a consequence, the galvanometer’s needle momentarily deflects in a particular direction. (ii) When the bar magnet is withdrawn from inside the coil of insulated copper wire, a current is again induced momentarily in the coil in the opposite direction. As a result, the galvanometer’s needle momentarily deflects in the opposite direction. (iii) When a bar magnet is held stationary inside the coil, no current will be induced in the coil. Therefore, galvanometer will not show any deflection.
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Two circular coils A and B are placed close to each other. If the current in the coil A is changed, will some current be induced in the coil B? Give reason.
Two circular coils A and B are placed close to each other. When the current in coil A is changed, the magnetic field associated with it also changes. As a result, the magnetic field around coil B also changes. This change in magnetic field lines around coil B induces an electric current in it. This is called electromagnetic induction.
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Explain the underlying principle and working of an electric generator by drawing a labelled diagram. What is the function of brushes?
An electric generator converts mechanical energy into electrical energy. The following figure shows an electric generator. It includes a rotating rectangular coil ABCD placed between the two poles of a permanent magnet. The ends of this coil are connected to the two rings R1 and R2 whose inner side are made insulated. The two conducting stationary brushes B1 and B2 are kept pressed separately on the rings R1 and R2. These rings are internally attached to an axle. The axle may be mechanically rotated from outside to the coil inside the magnetic field. Outer ends of these brushes are connected to the galvanometer to show the flow of current in the external circuit. When the axle connected to the two rings is rotated in such a way that the arm AB moves up in the magnetic field produced by the permanent magnet. Suppose the coil ABCD is rotated clockwise. By applying Fleming’s right-hand rule, the induced currents are generated in these arms along the directions AB and CD. Hence, an induced current flows in the direction ABCD. If there are large numbers of turns in the coil, the current produced in each turn adds up to give a large current through the coil which means the current flows from B2 to B1. After the half rotation, arm CD moves up and AB moves down. Due to this, the directions of the induced currents in both the arms change, which increases the net induced current in the direction DCBA. Now, the current in the external circuit flows from B1 to B2. Therefore, after each rotation the polarity of the current in the respective arm changes. Such a current that changes direction after equal intervals of time is called an alternating current. So, this device is called an AC generator. In order to get a direct current, a split-ring type commutator should be used. With this arrangement, one brush is at all times in contact with the arm moves up, while the other moves down. Therefore, a unidirectional current is generated. Hence, the generator is called a DC generator.
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When does an electric short circuit occur?
An electric short circuit occurs: 1. When the resistance of an electric circuit becomes very low, and the current flowing through the circuit becomes very high. This is caused by connecting too many devices to a single socket or connecting high power rating appliances to the light circuits. 2. When the insulation of live and neutral wires undergoes wear and tear and then touches each other, the current flowing in the circuit increases abruptly.
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What is the function of an earth wire? Why is it necessary to earth metallic appliances?
Using an earth wire, the metallic body of electric appliances is connected to the earth so that any electric current leakage is transferred to the ground. This prevents any electric shock to the user. Therefore, earthing of electrical appliances is necessary.
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