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FIITJEE COIMBATORE CENTRE

10 – PHYSICS – PCM

1. In planetary motion, the areal velocity of position vector of a planet depends on angular velocity
  and
the distance of the planet from sun (r). If so, the correct relation for areal velocity is
dA dA dA dA
 r   2r  r 2  r
(A) dt (B) dt (C) dt (D) dt
2. If a and b are the nearest and farthest distances of a planet from the sun and the planet is revolving in
elliptical orbit, then square of the time period of revolution of that planet is proportional to
 a  b  a  b
3 3

(A) a (B) b
3 3
(C) (D)
3. Let ‘A’ be the area swept by the line joining the earth and the sum during Feb 2007. The area swept by the
same line during the first week of that month is
(A) A/4 (B) 7A/29 (C) A (D) 7A/30
4. The period of a satellite in an orbit of radius R is T. Its period of revolution in an orbit of radius 4R will be
(A) 2T (B) 2 2T (C) 4T (D) 8T
5. The period of revolution of an earth’s satellite close to the surface of earth is 60 minutes. The period of
another earth’s satellite in an orbit at a distance of three times earth’s radius from its surface will be (in
minutes)
(A) 90 (B) 90  8 (C) 270 (D) 480
6. If a planet of mass m is revolving around the sun in a circular orbit of radius r with time period T, then
mass of the sun is
(A) 4 r / GT (B) 4 r / GT (C) 4 r / GT (D) 4 r / G T
2 3 2 3 2 2 2 3 2 2

7. The period of revolution of a planet around the sun in a circular orbit is same as that of period of similar
planet revolving around a star of twice the radius of first orbit and ‘M’ is the mass of the sun and mass of
star is
(A) 2M (B) 4 M (C) 8 M (D) 16 M
8. A planet moves around the sun in elliptical orbit. When earth is closest from the sun, it is at a distance r
having a speed v. When it is at a distance 4r from the sun its speed is
v v
(A) 4v (B) 4 (C) 2v (D) 2

9. A planet of mass ‘m’ is in an elliptical orbit about the sun


 m M with an orbital time period ‘T’. If ‘A’ be
the area of the orbit then its angular momentum is
2mA mA
(A) T (B) mAT (C) 2T (D) 2mAT
10. The gravitational force between two particles of masses m1 and m2 separated by certain distance in air
medium is F. If they area taken to vacuum and separated by the same distance, then the gravitational
force between them will be
(A) Greater than F (B)Less than F (C) F (D) Zero
11. The mass of a ball is four times the mass of another ball. When these balls are separated by a distance
of 10 cm, the gravitational force between them is 6.67  10 N . The masses of the two balls are (in kg)
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(A) 10,20 (B) 5,20 (C) 20,30 (D) 20,40


12. Gravitational force between two points masses m and M separated by a distance r is F. Now if a point
mass 3m is placed next to m, the force on M due to m becomes
(A) F (B) 2F (C) 3 F (D) 4F
13. Three uniform spheres each of mass m and diameter D are kept in such a way that each touches the
other two, then magnitude of the gravitational force on any one sphere due to the other two is
3Gm2 2 3Gm2 3Gm2 3Gm2
(A) D D D D2
2 2 2
(B) (C) (D)
14. A 3kg mass and a 4 kg mass are placed on a and y axes at a distance of 1 metre form the origin and a 1
kg mass is placed at the origin. Then the resultant gravitational force on 1kg mass is
(A) 7G (B) G (C) 5G (D) 3G
15. The height at which the value of g is half that on the surface of earth of radius R is
(A) R (B) 2R (C) 0.414 R (D) 0.75 R
16. The depth at which the value of g becomes 25% of that at the surface of earth is (in Km)
(A) 4800 (B) 2400 (C) 3600 (D) 1200
17. If the radius of earth decreases by 10%, the mass remaining unchanged, then the acceleration due to
gravity
(A) Decreases by 19% (B) Increases by 19%
(C) Decreases by more than 19% (D) increases by more then 19%
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18. The acceleration due to gravity at the poles is 10 ms and equatorial radius is 6400 km for the earth.
Then the angular velocity of rotation of the earth about its axis so that the weight of a body at the equator
reduces to 75% is
1 1 1 1
rads1 rads1 rads1 rads1
(A) 1600 (B) 800 (C) 400 (D) 200
19. The maximum horizontal range of a projectile on the earth is R. Then for the same velocity of projection,
5R
its maximum range on another is 4 . Then ratio of the acceleration due to gravity on that planet and on
the earth is
(A) 5:4 (B) 4:5 (C) 25:16 (D) 16:25
20. A particle hanging from a massless spring stretches it by 2 cm at earth’s surface. How much will the
same particle stretch the spring at a height of 2624 Km form the surface of the earth? (Radius of earth =
6400 Km)
(A) 1 cm (B) 2 cm (C) 3 cm (D) 4cm
21. The value of acceleration due to gravity ‘g’ on the surface of a planet with radius double that of earth and
same mean density as that of the earth is ( ge  acceleration due to gravity on the surface of earth)
g  2ge g  ge g  ge / 4 g  4ge
(A) p (B) p (C) p (D) p
22. If g is acceleration due to gravity on the surface of the earth, having radius R, the height at which the
acceleration due to gravity reduces to g/2 is
R
(A) R/2 (B) 2R (C) 2 (D)

2 1 R 
23. There are two bodies of masses 100 Kg and 1000 Kg separated by a distance 1m. The intensity of
gravitational field at the mid point of the line joining them will be
(A) 2.4  10 N / kg (B) 2.4  10 N / kg (C) 2.4  10 N / kg (D) 2.4  10 N / kg
6 7 8 9

24. Masses 4 kg and 36 kg are 16 cm apart. The point where the gravitational field due to them is zero is
(A) 6 cm from 4 kg mass (B) 4 cm from 4 kg mass
(C) 1.8 cm from 36 kg mass (D) 9 cm from each mass
25. Two particles of masses 4 Kg and 8 Kg are kept at x = - 2 m and x = 4 m respectively. Then, the
gravitational field intensity at the origin is
(A) G (B) 2G (C) G/2 (D) G/4
26. Three particles each of mass m are kept at the vertices of an equilateral triangle of side L. The
gravitational field at the centre due to these particles is
3GM 9GM 2GM
(B) L (C) L (D) L
2 2 2
(A) Zero
27. Three particles each of mass m are placed at the corners of an equilateral triangle of side b. The
gravitational potential energy of the system of particle is
3Gm2 Gm2 3Gm2 Gm2
(A) 2b (B) 2b (C) b (D) b
28. If W is the weight of a satellite on the surface of the earth, then the energy required to launch that satellite
from the surface of earth into a circular orbit of radius 3R is (here R is the radius of earth)
(A) 5WR/6 (B) 6WR/5 (C) 2WR/3 (D) 3WR/2
29. A body of mass m is lifted from the surface of earth to a height equal to R/3 where R is the radius of
earth, potential energy of the body increases by
(A) mgR/3 (B) mgR/4 (C) 2mgR/3 (D) mgR/9
30. An object of mass 2 kg is moved from infinity to a point P. Initially that object was at rest but on reaching
P its speed is 2m/s. Then workdone in moving that objects is – 4J. Then potential at P is _____ J/Kg.
(A) 8 (B) – 8 (C) 4 (D) – 4
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