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VTU First Year Engineering (P Cycle) (Semester 1)
Engineering Physics
December 2015
Total marks: --
Total time: --
INSTRUCTIONS
(1) Assume appropriate data and state your reasons
(2) Marks are given to the right of every question
(3) Draw neat diagrams wherever necessary

1 (a) Show that Planck's law reduces to Wein's law and Rayleigh-Jeans law at lower and higher wavelength limits respectively.
6 M
1 (b) Setup time independent Schroedinger wave equation in one dimension.
6 M
1 (c) A particle of mass 940 MeV/c2 has kinetic energy 0.5 KeV. Find its de-Broglic wavelength, c is velocity of light.
4 M

2 (a) Define phase velocity and group velocity. Obtain the relation between them.
6 M
2 (c) Using Heisenberg's uncertainty principle, power that electrons cannot exist in a nucleus.
6 M
2 (c) The first excited state energy of an electron in an infinite well is 240 cV. What will be its ground state energy when the width of the potential well is doubled?
4 M

3 (a) What is Fermi energy? Discuss the probability of occupation of various energy states by electron at T=0K and T≥0K on the basis of Fermi factor.
6 M
3 (b) What is Meissner's effect? Explain Type-I and Type-II super conductors.
6 M
3 (c) The effective mass for the electron in germanium is 0.55 m0, where m0 is the free electron mass. Find the electron concentration in Germanium at 300 K, assuming that the Fermi level lies exactly in the middle of the energy gap, given that the energy gap for Germanium is 0.66 eV.
4 M

4 (a) Explain the success of quantum free electron theory.
6 M
4 (b) Explain the law of mass action and derive the expression for electrical conductivity of a semiconductor.
6 M
4 (c) Find the relaxation time of conduction electrons in a metal of resistivity 1.54 × 10-8 ohm-m, if the metal has 5.8 × 1028 conduction electrons per m3.
4 M

5 (a) Obtain an expression for energy density of radiation in terms of Einstein's coefficients.
6 M
5 (b) What is numerical aperture? Obtain an expression for numerical aperture in terms of refractive indices of core and cladding of an optical fibre.
6 M
5 (c) The ratio of population of two energy levels is 1.059 × 10-30. Find the wavelength of light emitted at 330 K.
4 M

6 (a) Explain construction and working of carbon dioxide laser device.
6 M
6 (b) With neat diagrams, explain different types of optical fibres.
6 M
6 (c) The attenuation of light in an optical-fibre is 2 dB/km. What fraction of its initial intensity remains after (i) 2 km, (ii) 5km?
4 M

7 (a) Define lattice points. Explain the crystal structure of diamond with neat sketch.
6 M
7 (b) Illustrate the procedure to find miller indices of a given plane and calculate the atomic packing factor for FCC.
6 M
7 (c) A beam of x-ray with wavelength 1.5 A; undergoes second order Bragg's reflection from the plane (211) of cubic crystal at glancing angle 54.38°. Calculate the lattice constant.
4 M

8 (a) What is Bravais lattice? Obtain an expression for the interplanar spacing of planes in terms of Miller indices for cubic lattice.
6 M
8 (b) Describe the construction and working of a Bragg's x-ray spectrometer.
6 M
8 (c) Draw the following planes in a cubic unit cell:
i) (1 0 2)   ii) (1 1 2)   iii) (2 0 0)   iv) (1 1 0)
4 M

9 (a) Describe the construction and working of Reddy's shock tube.
6 M
9 (b) What are nanomaterials? Write a note on sol-gel method preparing nanomaterials.
6 M
9 (c) Define Mach number, subsonic waves, supersonic waves and Mach angle.
4 M

10 (a) Describe the principle, construction and working of scanning electron microscope.
6 M
10 (b) Explain the structures and applications of Carbon nanotubes.
6 M
10 (c) The distance between the two pressure sensors in a shock tube is 150 mm. The time taken by a shock wave to travel this distance is 0.3 ms. If the velocity of sound under the same condition is 340 ms-1. Find the Mach number of the shock wave.
4 M

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