Chapter Unit - 4 : Current Electricity - Magnetic Effect of Current and Electromagnetic Induction - Frank Solutions for Class 10 Physics ICSE

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Chapter 4 - Current Electricity - Magnetic Effect of Current and Electromagnetic Induction Excercise 219

Question 1
Can you produce electricity from magnetism?
Solution 1
Yes, we can produce electricity from magnetism.
Question 2
What is electromagnetic induction?
Solution 2
The production of electric current by moving a straight conductor in a magnetic field is called electromagnetic induction.
Question 3
State Fleming's right hand rule.
Solution 3
Fleming's right hand rule can be stated as: Stretch the forefinger, the middle finger and the thumb of the right hand, such that they are mutually perpendicular to each other. If the forefinger indicates the direction of the magnetic field, thumb indicates the direction of motion of conductor, then the middle finger indicates the direction of induced current in the conductor.
Question 4

A coil of copper wire is connected to a galvanometer. What would happen if a bar magnet is:
(i) Pushed into the coil with its north pole entering first?
(ii) Held at rest inside the coil?
(iii) Pulled out again?

Solution 4

(i)
When the north-pole is pushed into the coil, a momentary deflection is observed in the galvanometer that indicates the production of a momentary current in the coil.
(ii)
When the magnet is held at rest, there is no deflection in the galvanometer, indicating that no current is produced in the coil.
(iii)
When the north-pole is pulled out from the coil, the deflection of the galvanometer is along the opposite direction, indicating the production of an opposite current.

Question 5
When do you use (i) Fleming's left hand rule, and (ii) Fleming's right hand rule?
Solution 5
(i) Fleming's left hand rule is used to find out the direction of Lorentz force on a conductor. (ii) Fleming's right hand rule is used to find out the direction of induced current in a conductor.
Question 6
Can you find the magnitude of current using Fleming's right hand rule?
Solution 6
No, we cannot find out the magnitude of current using Fleming's right hand rule; we can find only the direction of induced current.

Chapter 4 - Current Electricity - Magnetic Effect of Current and Electromagnetic Induction Excercise 220

Question 1
What do you mean by direct current?
Solution 1
If the current flows along the same direction with time, it is called a direct current (D.C.).
Question 2
What do you mean by A.C.?
Solution 2
If the current changes direction after equal intervals of time, it is known as alternating current (A.C.).
Question 3
What is the frequency of D.C.?
Solution 3
Frequency of D.C. is zero.
Question 4
What is the frequency of A.C. used in India?
Solution 4
Frequency of A.C. used in India is 50 Hz.
Question 5
How does an alternating current differ from the direct current?
Solution 5
An alternating changes its direction after equal intervals of time but direct current does not change its direction.
Question 6
Which type of current does a generator with commutator produce?
Solution 6
A generator with commutator (D.C. generator) produces D.C. current.
Question 7
A dynamo converts one from of energy into another. Name the two forms of energy.
Solution 7
A dynamo converts mechanical energy into electrical energy.
Question 8
In household circuits, is a fuse connected in series or in parallel?
Solution 8
A fuse is always connected in series, in household circuits.
Question 9
Usually three insulated wires of different colours are used in an electrical appliance. Name the three colours.
Solution 9
Three colours are:
(i) Red (for live wire)
(ii) Green (for earth wire)
(iii) Black (for neutral wire)
Question 10
What do you mean by short-circuiting?
Solution 10
Short circuiting occurs when the live wire comes in direct contact with the neutral wire so a zero resistance path is provided to the current. The heavy current then passes through the appliance and wires of the circuit.
Question 11
State two important precautions you should observe while using electricity?
Solution 11
Precautions while using electricity:
(i) One must use wires or cables of current carrying capacity higher than the current which can flow through the circuit while using all appliances.
(ii) An electrical appliance must never be operated (or touched) with wet hands.
Question 12
What do you mean by earthing?
Solution 12
Earthing is a safety device which is used to prevent shocks due to short-circuiting and leakages. Earthing, means that the metal body of an appliance, or the kWh meter of the house, is connected to a thick copper wire which is buried deep in the earth and at its end ia a copper plate surrounded by a mixture of charcoal and common salt. This prevents the users from getting shocks.
Question 13
What do you mean by an electric fuse?
Solution 13
An electric fuse is a device which is used to limit the current in an electric circuit. The use of a fuse thus safeguards the circuit and appliances connected in that circuit from being damaged. It is a short piece of wire made of an alloy of lead and tin. If the current passing through the fuse exceeds the safeguard limit the heat produced melts the fuse and this breaks the circuit.
Question 14
What is the usual colour code followed for connecting live, neutral and earth wires?
Solution 14
Colour code for live wire is red, neutral wire is black and earth wire is green.
Question 15
Many electrical appliances and circuits are earthed grounded. What is the reason for this?
Solution 15
This is done to protect the appliances and circuits from any damage due to short-circuit and thus accidents like fire and fatal shocks. Earthing provides an easy and safe path to the excess current in the circuit and sends it to the ground.
Question 16
Are switches connected in the neutral or live wire?
Solution 16
Switches are always connected in live wire.
Question 17
State Fleming's right hand rule.
Solution 17
Fleming's right hand rule can be stated as: Stretch the forefinger, the middle finger and the thumb of the right hand, such that they are mutually perpendicular to each other. If the forefinger indicates the direction of the magnetic field, thumb indicates the direction of motion of conductor, then the middle finger indicates the direction of induced current in the conductor.
Question 18
State Fleming's left hand rule.
Solution 18
Fleming's left hand rule can be stated as: Stretch the forefinger, the middle finger and the thumb of the right hand, such that they are mutually perpendicular to each other. If the forefinger indicates the direction of the magnetic field, the middle finger indicates the direction of current in the conductor then thumb indicates the direction of force exerted on the conductor.
Question 19
What do you mean by a solenoid?
Solution 19
If a conducting wire is wound in form of a cylindrical coil whose diameter is less in comparison to the length, the coil is called a solenoid.
Question 20
Can a copper wire be used as a fuse wire?
Solution 20
No, a copper wire cannot be used as a fuse wire as it has low resistance and high melting point.
Question 21
What type of electricity is supplied to us at houses?
Solution 21
A.C. is supplied to us in houses.
Question 22
Name the material used for making fuse wire.
Solution 22
An alloy of lead and tin is used for making fuse wire.
Question 23
What do you mean by earthing?
Solution 23
Earthing is a safety device which is used to prevent shocks due to short-circuiting and leakages. Earthing, means that the metal body of an appliance, or the kWh meter of the house, is connected to a thick copper wire which is buried deep in the earth and at its end ia a copper plate surrounded by a mixture of charcoal and common salt. This prevents the users from getting shocks.
Question 24
The diagram shows two ways of connecting three lamps P, Q and R to A.C. supply of 220 V.

Name the two arrangements. Which of them would you prefer in a household circuit? Give reason for your answer.
Solution 24
Arrangement (a) is a series circuit.
Arrangement (b) is a parallel circuit.
We would prefer a parallel circuit in household because:
(i) In parallel arrangement, each appliance works at the same voltage.
(ii) In parallel arrangement, if one bulb (or appliance0 is switched off (or fuses), the other bulbs (or appliances) continue to glow (or operate).
Question 25
Fig. 30 shows a three pin plug top. Label the three pins. Why is the top pin thicker and longer than the other two? Why are the pins splitted at the ends?
Solution 25
E is for earth pin, N is for neutral pin and L is for live pin.
The earth pin is long so that the earth connection is made first. This ensures the safety of the user because if the appliance is defective, the fuse will blow off. The earth pin is made thicker so that even by mistake it cannot be inserted into the hole for the live or neutral connection of the socket.
The pins are splitted at the ends to provide spring action so that they fit in the socket holes tightly.
Question 26
The diagram 31 shows a 3 terminal plug socket.
(i) What is the purpose of the terminal E?
(ii) To which part of the appliance is the terminal E connected?
(iii) To which wire L or N, is the fuse connected and why?
Solution 26
(i) The purpose of the terminal E is to provide earth connection.
(ii) Terminal E is connected to the earth pin of the plug.
(iii) Fuse is connected in series with the wire L, so that if excess current flows through the circuit, the fuse wire get heated up and melts thus, breaking the circuit and preventing the flow of current to the appliance.

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