Class 10 Physics 2019


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Class 10 Physics 2019 (Local) Paper

Section A

Q1. MCQs

Class 10 Physics 2019 - MCQs

Q2.

(i) Distinguish between longitudinal and transverse waves with suitable examples.
Class 10 Physics 2019 Q2 i

(ii) What is the difference between loudness and intensity of sound? Derive a relationship between these two.
Class 10 Physics 2019 Q2 ii

(iii) What is meant by the principle focus of (A) convex lens (B) a concave lens? Illustrate your answer with ray diagrams.
Class 10 Physics 2019 Q2 iii

(iv) Show that potential difference can be described as energy transferred per unit charge between the two points.

(v) Explain the energy dissipation in resistance. What is Joule’s law?

(vi) State and explain the rule by which the direction of the lines of force of the magnetic field around a current-carrying conductor can be determined.

Ans:   The required rule is stated below:
Grasp a wire with your right hand such that your thumb is pointed in the direction of current. Then curling fingers of your hand will point in the direction of the magnetic field.”

Explanation:  The above rule is used to find the direction of the magnetic field around a current-carrying conductor. But we should know the direction of current in the conductor.


(vii) Write down some benefits of using digital electronics over analogue electronics.

Ans.    Digital devices have the following benefits over analog devices:

  • Digital devices are more reliable, flexible, and portable as compared to analogue devices.
  • Digital signals are easier to transmit and are more secure than analogue signals.
  • Digital circuits are less affected by noise.
  • Digital systems interface well with computers and are easy to control with software.
  • Information storage in digital form is easy.   

(viii) Name different information storage devices and describe their uses.

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(ix) Write Alpha decay process for Pa. Identify the parent and daughter nuclei in this decay.
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(x) Find the time period (Te and Tm) of a pendulum of 1 m length, placed on earth and moon.
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(xi) What are units of loudness? Why do we use a logarithmic scale to describe the range of the sound intensities we hear?

Ans:   The unit of loudness is bel, it is a very large unit of the intensity level of a sound. Generally, a smaller unit called decibel is used. Decibel is abbreviated as (dB) and 1 bel is equal to 10 dB.

We use a logarithmic scale to describe the range of the sound intensities because the range is so wide.


(xii) When an object is placed beyond 2F in front of a converging lens, then at what position its image is formed? Whether the image is real and inverted or virtual and erect, magnified or diminished. Draw a ray diagram to show its image formation.

(xiii) An electric field rod attracts pieces of paper. After a while these pieces fly away. Why?

Ans:   Initially due to electrostatic induction the pieces of paper get charged and attracted by the electric field rod but after some time the temporarily charged pieces of paper get neutralized due to which these pieces fly away.


(xiv) By applying a potential difference of 10 V across a conductor, a current of 1.5 A passes through it. How much energy would be obtained from the current in 2 minutes?

(xv) Demonstrate by an experiment that a magnetic field is produced around a straight current-carrying conductor.

Ans.   Take a straight conductor wire and pass it vertically through cardboard. Now connect the two ends of the conductor wire with the terminals of the battery so that current flows through the circuit in the clockwise direction. The lines of force of the magnetic field produced around the wire would be in the form of concentric circles. If we place a compass needle at different points in the region of the magnetic field, it will align along the direction of the magnetic field. Also if we sprinkle some iron filings on the cardboard around the wire, they will align themselves in concentric circles in the clockwise direction.


Class 10 Physics 2019
Section C

Attempt any Two Questions


Q3. a. Explain defects of vision and their correction both with diagrams. (3+3)

Ans.    Defects of Vision:
The inability of the eye to see the image of objects clearly is called a defect of vision. There are two main types of defects of vision:

Nearsightedness (myopia):
The disability of the eye to form distinct images of distant objects on its retina is known as nearsightedness.

Correction:
This defect can be corrected with glass or contact lenses that use diverging lenses. Light rays from the distant objects will diverge by this lens before entering the eye.

Farsightedness (hypermetropia):
The disability of the eye to form distinct images of nearby objects on its retina is known as farsightedness.

Correction:
This defect can be corrected with the aid of a suitable converging lens. The lens refracts the light rays more towards the principal axis before they enter the eye.


Q3. b. What do you know about transmission of light signals through optical fibers? Explain it with a diagram. (3+1)

Out of Syllabus for Annual Exam 2021


Q4. a. Explain combination of capacitors in series and in parallel with diagrams. Also, find an expression for their equivalent capacitance. (3+3)

Ans.    Capacitors in Series:
In this combination, the capacitors are connected side by side i.e., the right plate of one capacitor is connected to the left plate of the next capacitor.

Expression for Equivalent Capacitance:
The voltage of the battery has been divided among the various capacitors. Hence

Capacitors in Parallel:
In this combination, the left plate of each capacitor is connected to the positive terminal of the battery by a conducting wire. In the same way, the right plate of each capacitor is connected to the negative terminal of the battery.

Expression for Equivalent Capacitance:
The voltage of the battery has been divided among the various capacitors. Hence

Q = Q1  + Q2 + Q3
      Q = C1 V +C2 V + C3 V
Q = V (C1+C2+C3)
  Ce V = V (C1+C2+C3)
Thus  Ce   = C1+C2+C3


Q4. b. A mass of 50 g is attached with one end of a spring of spring constant 10 Nm-1, whose other end is tied with a wall. Find the period and frequency of its oscillations. (2+2)

Sol.     Mass = m = 50g = 50/1000 = 0.05 kg
            Spring constant = k = 10 Nm-1
            Time period = T =?
            Frequency = f =?                                              Using formula


Q5. a. Explain the Half-life of a radioactive element with graph and decay equation. Also, clarify the terms parent element and daughter element. (6)

Ans.    Half-life: The time during which half of the unstable radioactive nuclei disintegrate is called the half-life of the sample of radioactive elements.

Example: Every radioactive element has its own characteristic half-life. For example, radium-226 has a half-life of 1620 years, which means that half of a radium-226 sample will be converted to other elements by the end of 1620 years. In the next 1620 years, half of the remaining radium will decay, leaving only one-fourth the original amount of radium, and so on.

Explanation:  If the half-life of the radioactive element is T1 ⁄ 2 , then at the end of this time the number of atoms in the sample will become half i.e., 1/2. After a time 2T1 / 2 , i.e., after second half-life period, the number of remaining atoms will become 1 ⁄ 2  . 1 ⁄ 2 = 1 ⁄ 22 = 1 / 4, after a time 3 T1 ⁄ 2, the number of remaining atoms left will be 1 ⁄ 2  . 1 ⁄ 2 . 1 ⁄ 2 =
1 ⁄ 23 = 1 / 8 and at the end of ‘t’ half-lives number of atoms that remain will be. It means that if No is the original number of atoms in the sample of the radioactive element, then after ‘t’ half-lives number of atoms left in the sample can be determined by using the relation,
                                                            Remaining atoms = Original atoms x 1 / 2t
                                                          or                          N  = No  x 1 / 2t
Parent Element: The unstable radioactive element that disintegrates is called a parent element.  
Daughter Element: The stable element obtained as a result of the disintegration of a parent element is called a daughter element


Q5. b. What do you know about the NAND gate and NOR gate? Draw their circuit diagrams, symbols, and truth tables. Give a Boolean equation for each. (2+2)

Ans.    NAND Gate: The combination of AND gate with NOT gate (at the output) is called NAND gate. In NAND gate the output of AND gate is inverted. The bubble in the symbol of NAND gate shows that the output of AND gate is inverted.  

NOR Gate: The combination of OR gate with NOT gate (at the output) is called NOR gate. In NOR gate the output of OR gate is inverted. The bubble in the symbol of NOR gate shows that the output of OR gate is inverted.  

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