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1. A magnetic levitation train runs on two parallel rails, 1.20m apart. The rails each carry the same current, I = 1.00 × 103 A, but in opposite directions. One section of rail is 20.0 m long. What is the magnitude and direction of the total force acting between the rails along one complete section?
Solution: Force per unit length between two large parallel current carrying conductors with a spacing r is given by : F/L = (μo/4П) 2I1I2/r. The force is attractive if the direction of current is same in both the conductor and repulsive if the direction is opposite.
In the present case: I1 = I2 = 1000 A, r = 1.2 m
Force per unit length between the rails = F/L = (μo/4П) 2I1I2/r = 10-7 x 2 x 1000 x 1000/1.2 = 0.167 N
Force on 20 m long section = F = 0.167 x 20 = 3.33 N
As the directions of currents are opposite, the force is repulsive.
2. In the velocity selector region of a mass spectrometer, an electric field of 2.34 × 103 N/C is perpendicular to a magnetic field, B = 1.56 × 10−2 T. A beam of positive ions (q = +e) then enters a region with the same B field, but no E field. If the ions are detected at a radius of curvature of r = 1.20m, what is the mass of the unknown ion?
Solution: Let us consider a positively charged particle enter the fields. It will experience a force of magnitude qE in the direction of E vector. Also the particle moving in the magnetic field experiences a force q(v X B) of magnitude qvBsinθ.= qvB (as θ = 90O). As a result of these forces, the particle will deviate from its straight line path. Only those particles are unaffected for which the two forces cancel out. Hence,
qvB = qE or v = E/B ........(1)
Particles which satisfy (1) continue to move in a straight line. Other particles deviate one way or the other depending upon whether qE > qvB or qvB > qE.
Hence, speed of the ions which continue to move straight = v = 2.34 × 103/1.56 × 10−2 = 1.5 x 105 m/s
The ions moving with speed 1.5 x 105 m/s enter the magnetic field (without electric field). The ions will start rotating in a circular path of radius r with a constant speed v. The force experienced by the ions is given by F = qvB = 1.6 x 10-19 x 1.5 x 105 x 1.56 × 10−2 = 3.74 x 10-16 N
This force provides the centripetal force required for rotation of the particle in a circular path. Hence, mv2/r = 3.74 x 10-16
m = 3.74 x 10-16 x 1.2/(1.5 x 105)2 = 2 x 10-26 kg
3. A circular loop, 10.0 cm in diameter, rotates from θ = 30 degrees to θ = 50 degrees in 0.15 seconds, relative to a constant magnetic field of B = 0.800 T (see the figure below). Find the average emf induced in the loop during this rotation.
Solution: Flux linking with the loop = φ = B . A = BAcosθ where A = Area of the loop = Пr2 = П(0.05)2 = 7.85 x 10-3 m2
Flux φ = 0.8 x 7.85 x 10-3 cosθ = 6.28 x 10-3 cosθ
As per Faraday's law of electromagnetic induction, EMF induced in the coil is given by:
e = - dφ/dt = 6.28 x 10-3 sinθ dθ/dt .......(1) where dθ/dt = Rate of change of angle θ (in radians per sec)
Initial angle θ = 30O = (П/180) x 30 = 0.52 radians
Final angle θ = 50O = (П/180) x 50 = 0.87 radians
Time = 0.15 sec
Hence, dθ/dt = (0.87 - 0.52)/0.15 = 2.33 rad/sec
Substituting in (1): e = 6.28 x 10-3 x 2.33 sinθ = 14.63x10-3sinθ Volts
Average emf during θ = 30O and θ = 50O = eave = [14.63x10-3 ∫sinθ dθ]/(0.87 - 0.52) =
eave = [14.63x10-3(cos 0.52 rad - cos 0.87 rad)]/0.35 = [14.63x10-3(0.87 - 0.64)]/0.35 = 9.61 V
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