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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 18
Conceptual Questions and
Concepts and Calculations CONCEPTUAL QUESTIONS ssm Solution is in the Student Solutions Manual. 1. In Figure 18.8 the grounding wire is removed ﬁrst. followed by
the rod. and the sphere is left with a positive charge. If the rod were
removed ﬁrst, followed by the grounding wire. would the sphere be
left with a charge? Account for your answer. 2. A metallic object is given a positive charge by the process of induc—
tion, as illustrated in Figure 18.8. (a) Does the mass of the object in
crease, decrease, or remain the same? Why? (b) What happens to the
mass of the object if it is given a negative charge by induction? Explain. 3. A rod made from insulating material carries a net charge, while a
copper sphere is neutral. The rod and the sphere do not touch. Is it
possible for the rod and the sphere to (a) attract one another and
(b) repel one another? Explain. 4. On a dry day, just after washing your hair to remove natural oils
and drying it thoroughly, run a plastic comb through it. Small bits of
paper will be attracted to the comb. Explain why. 5. Blow up a balloon and rth it against your shirt a number of
times. In so doing you give the balloon a net electric charge. Now
touch the balloon to the ceiling. On being released, the balloon will
remain stuck to the ceiling. Why? 6. A proton and an electron are held in place on the x axis. The pro—
ton is at x = —d, while the electron is at x = +rl. They are released
simultaneously, and the only force that affects their motions is the
electrostatic force of attraction that each applies to the other. Which
particle reaches the origin ﬁrst? Give your reasoning. 7. A particle is attached to a spring and is pushed so that the spring
is compressed more and more. As a result, the spring exerts a greater
and greater force on the particle. Similarly, a charged particle
experiences a greater and greater force when pushed closer and
closer to another panicle that is fixed in position and has a charge of
the same polarity. In spite of the similarity. the charged particle will not exhibit simple hamtonic motion on being released, as will the
particle on the spring. Explain why not. 8. ssm Identical point charges are ﬁxed to opposite corners of a
square. Where does a third point charge experience the greater force. at one of the empty comers or at the center of the square? Account
for your answer. 9. On a thin, nonconducting rod. positive charges are spread evenly.
so that there is the same amount of charge per unit length at every
point. On another identical rod, positive charges are spread evenly
over only the left half, and the same amount of negative charges are
spread evenly over the right half. For each rod, deduce the direction
of the electric ﬁeld at a point that is located directly above the mid
point of the rod. Give your reasoning. 10. There is an electric ﬁeld at point P. A very small charge is
placed at this point and experiences a force. Another very small
charge is then placed at this point and experiences a force that dif
fers in both magnitude and direction from that experienced by the
ﬁrst charge. How can these two different forces result from the sin—
gle electric ﬁeld that exists at point P? 11. Three point charges are ﬁxed to the comers of a square, one to a
corner. in such a way that the net electric ﬁeld at the empty corner is
zero. Do these charges all have (a) the same sign and (b) the same
magnitude (but. possibly. different signs)? Justify your answers. 12. Review Conceptual Example 12 as an aid in answering this ques
tion. Suppose in Figure 18.2] that charges +q are placed on corners
l and 3 of the rectangle, and charges ~11 are placed on corners 2 and
4. What is the net electric ﬁeld at the center C of the rectangle? 13. In Figure 18.26 there is no place on the line through the charges
where the electric ﬁeld is zero, neither to the left of the positive
charge. nor between the charges, nor to the right of the negative
charge. Now. suppose the magnitude of the negative charge were
greater than the magnitude of the positive charge. Is there any place
on the line through the charges where the electric ﬁeld is zero? Jus
tify your answer. 14. ssm Drawings 1 and ———’ X
11 show two examples of _—> K.
electric ﬁeld lines. Decide _, /""—‘>
which of the following / statements are true and
which are false. defending
your choice in each case. (a) In both I and 11 the electric ﬁeld is the
same everywhere. (b) As you move from left to right in each case, the electric ﬁeld becomes stronger. (c) The electric ﬁeld in I is the
same everywhere but becomes stronger in II as you move from left
to right. (d) The electric ﬁelds in both I and 11 could be created by
negative charges located somewhere on the left and positive charges
somewhere on the right. (e) Both 1 and 11 arise froma single positive
point charge located somewhere on the left. " 15. A positively charged particle is mov
ing horizontally when it enters the region IKE:1 .+_T. between the plates of a capacitor, as the + ______ __
drawing illustrates. (a) Draw the trajectory that the particle follows in moving through _ the capacitor. (b) When the pzmicle is E: _:__ :. within the capacitor. which of the following four vectors. if any, are
parallel to the electric ﬁeld inside the capacitor: the particle‘s dis
placement. its velocity, its linear momentum. its acceleration? For
each vector explain why the vector is. or is not. parallel to the elec
tric ﬁeld of the capacitor. 16. Refer to Figure 18.27. Imagine a plane that is perpendicular to a
line between the charges, midway between them, and is half into
and half out of the paper. The electric ﬂux through this plane is zero.
Explain why. 17. ssm Two charges, +q and ~q, are inside a Gaussian surface.
Since the net charge inside the Gaussian surface. is zero. Gauss’ law
states that the electric ﬂux through the surface is also zero; that is,
(I); = 0. Does the fact that (DE = 0 imply that the electric ﬁeld E at
any point on the Gaussian surface is also zero? Justify your answer.
(Him: Imagine a Gaussian surface that encloses the two charges in Figure 18.26.)
’ Gaussian surface 18. The drawing shows three charges, labeled (1.. (/3, and g]. A Gaussian surface is drawn around q. and 43. (a) Which charges determine the electric ‘71 ﬂux through the Gaussian sur face? (b) Which charges pro ‘12
ducc the electric ﬁeld at the point P? Justify your answers. (/3 0'6 19. A charge +q is placed inside a spherical Gaussian surface. The
charge is not located at the center of the sphere. (a) Can Gauss’ law
tell us exactly where the charge is located inside the sphere? Justify
your answer. (b) Can Gauss' law tell us about the magnitude of the
electric ﬂux through the Gaussian surface? Why? CONCEPTS & CALCULATIONS Note: Each oft/tare problems consist: of Concept Questions
follmvcr] by a related quantitative Prob/cm. The Concept Questions
involve little or no mathematics. They/hens on the concepts with which
the pmb/ents‘ rlr’ul. Recognizing the concepts is the essential initial step in
an y problemsolving technique. 69. ©Concept Questions Two identical metal spheres have
charges of q. and (13. They are brought together so they
touch. and then they are separated. (a) How is the net charge on the
two spheres before they touch related to the net charge after they
touch? (h) After they touch and are separated, is the charge on each
sphere the same? Why?
Problem Four identical metal spheres have charges of (/A = 8.0 ,uC.
43 = —2.0 ,uC. qc = +5.0 p.C. and (/D = +120 itC. (a) Two of the
spheres are brought together so they touch and then they are separated.
Which spheres are they, if the ﬁnal charge on each of the two is
+5.0 pC'? (b) In a similar manner, which three spheres are brought
together and then separated, if the ﬁnal charge on each of the three is
+3.0 nC‘.’ (c) How many electrons would have to be added to one of
the spheres in patt (b) to make it electrically neutral? 70. Concept Questions The drawings show three charges
that have the same magnitude. but different signs. In all
cases the distance (1 between charges I and 2 and between 2 and 3 is the same. (:1) Draw the electrical force that each charge exerts on
charge 2. Each force should be drawn in the correct direction. and its
magnitude should be con'ect relative to that of the other force. (b)
Rank the magnitudes of the net electrical force on charge 2, largest
ﬁrst. Explain. Problem The magnitude of the charges is Iql = 8.6 11C. and the dis
tance between them is 3.8 mm. Determine the magnitude of the net
force on charge 2 for each of the three drawings. Verify that your an
swers are consistent with your answers to the Concept Questions. r.._d_(i.‘ (I_w,..Atl {‘5‘ g_ a.‘__il_ ..T_(_I__ ~11
{q ‘ {97' it?" {‘9' TL (“‘1  {"1 {9:
1 2 3 ] 2 3 1 2 i
it! I. a w \‘1. 3 (a) (II) (1‘) 71. ® Concept Questions Suppose you want to neutralize the gravitational attraction between the earth and the moon
by placing equal amounts of charge on each. (a) Should the charges
be both positive, both negative, or one positive and the other nega—
tive? Why? (b) Do you need to know the distance between the earth
and the moon to ﬁnd the magnitude of the charge”? Why or why not? Problem The masses of the earth and moon are 5.98 X 103‘ and
7.35 X 1022 kg. respectively. Identical amounts of charge are placed
on each body, such that the net force (gravitational plus electrical)
on each is zero. What is the magnitude of the charge? 72. Q Concept Questions Suppose you want to determine the
electric ﬁeld in a certain region of space. You have a
small object of known charge and an instrument that measures the
magnitude and direction of the force exerted on the object by the
electric ﬁeld. How would you determine the magnitude and direc
tion of the electric ﬁeld if the object were (a) positively charged and
(b) negatively charged?
Problem (a) The object has a charge of +200 ,uC and the instru
ment indicates that the electric force exerted on it is 40.0 ,uN, due
cast. What are the magnitude and direction of the electric field? (b)
What are the magnitude and direction of the electric ﬁeld if the ob
ject has a charge of — [0.0 MC and the instrument indicates that the
force is 20.0 ,uN due west? 73. ® Concept Question The drawing shows two situations in which charges are placed on the x and y axes. They are
all located at the same distance from the origin 0. Without doing
any calculations, does the net electric ﬁeld at the origin in part
(a) have a magnitude that is greater than, less than. or equal to the
magnitude of the ﬁeld at the origin in part (b)? Justify your answer. Problem The distance between each of the charges and the origin is
6.1 cm. For each of the situations shown in the drawing. determine
the magnitude of the net electric ﬁeld at the origin 0. Check to see
that your rcstrlts are consistent with your answer to the Concept
Question. >5.0 uC +1.0 uC
II it
 l
I I
+2.0 trC : —3.0 trC +4.0 uC : —1.0 110
._ +——O:—— . »——O:—_
l l
I l
l l
I .I.
\
+6.0 uC
(a) (b) 74. @Concept Questions A proton and an electron are moving due east in a constant electric ﬁeld that also
points due cast. (a) Does each experience an electric force of the
same magnitude and direction? (1)) What is the direction of the
proton’s acceleration, and what is the direction of the electrons
acceleration? (c) Is the magnitude of the proton’s acceleration greater than, less than. or the same as that of the electron’s accel
eration? Explain your answers. Problem The electric ﬁeld points due east and has a magnitude of
8.0 X 104 N/C. Determine the magnitude of the acceleration of the
proton and the electron. Check that your answers are consistent with
part (c) of the Concept Questions. " 75. ©Concept Questions Three point charges have equal magnitudes. two being positive antl one negative. These
charges are ﬁxed to the corners of an equilateral triangle, as the
drawing shows. (a) The charge at any one corner experiences forces
from the charges at the other comers. Do the individual forces ex
erted by the charges have the same or different magnitudes? (b) At
which one or more comers does (do) the charge(s) experience a net
force that has the greatest magnitude? (c) At which one or more cor
ners does (do) the charge(s) experience a net force that has the
smallest magnitude? Problem The magnitude of each of the charges is 5.0 ,uC, and the
lengths of the sides of the triangle are 3.0 cm. Calculate the magni
tude of the net force that each charge experiences. Be sure that your
answers are consistent with your answers to the Concept Questions. B
+ _‘______.+
A C "' 76. ® Concept Questions The drawing shows a positive point charge +q.. a second point charge qz that may be positive
or negative. and a spot labeled P. all on the same straight line. The
distance d between the two charges is the. same as the distance be—
tween ql and the point P. With qz present, the magnitude of the net
electric ﬁeld at P is twice what it is when ql is present alone. (a)
When the second charge is positive, is its magnitude smaller than.
equal to. or greater than the magnitude of q.? Explain your reason—
ing. (b) When the second charge is negative, is its magnitude smaller
than. equal to, or greater than that in question (a)? Account for your
answer. Problem Given that q. = +0.50 uC, determine (/3 when it is (a)
positive and (b) negative. Verify that your answers are consistent
with your answers to the Concept Questions. I) q —————;+q —o—
2 d 1 (I Chapter 19
Conceptual Questions and
Concepts and Calculations CONCEPTUAL QUESTIONS ssm Solution is in the Student Solutions Manual. l. The drawing shows three possibilities for the potentials at . . l . A B
two pomts, A and B. In each case. the same positive charge 18 o o
moved from A to B. In which case. if any, is the most work 150V 100V 10V 60V
done on the positive charge by the electric force? Account for Casel Case3 your answer. 2. A positive point charge and a negative point charge have equal
magnitudes. One charge is ﬁxed to one comer of a square. and the
other is fixed to another comer. On which comers should the charges
be placed. so that the same potential exists at the empty corners?
Give your reasoning. 3. Three point charges have identical magnitudes, but two of the
charges are positive and one is negative. These charges are ﬁxed to the
corners of a square. one to a corner. No matter how the charges are
arranged, the potential at the empty comer is positive. Explain why. 4. ssm What point charges, all having the same magnitude, would
you place at the comers of a square (one charge per corner). so that
both the electric ﬁeld and the electric potential (assuming a zero ref
erence value at inﬁnity) are zero at the center of the square? Account
for the fact that the charge distribution gives rise to both a zero ﬁeld
and a zero potential. 5. Positive charge is spread
uniformly around a circular
ring, as the drawing illus—
trates. Equation 19.6 gives
the correct potential at points
along the line perpendicular
to the plane of the ring at its
center. However, the equa
tion does not give the correct
potential at points that do not
lie on this line. In the equa—
tion, 4 represents the total charge on the ring. Why does Equation
[9.6 apply for points on the line. but not for points off the line? Equation 19.6 applies only for .41 points on this
line Center of ring 6. The electric ﬁeld at a single location is zero. Does this fact neces
sarily mean that the electric potential at the same place is zero? Use
a spot on the line between two identical point charges as an example
to support your reasoning. 7. ssm An electric potential energy exists when two protons are
separated by a certain distance. Does the electric potential energy in
crease. decrease, or remain the same when (a) both protons are re
placed by electrons, and (b) only one of the protons is replaced by
an electron? Justify your answers. 8. A proton is ﬁxed in place. An electron is released from rest and
allowed to collide with the proton. Then the roles of the proton and
electron are interchanged, and the same experiment is repeated.
Which is traveling faster when the collision occurs. the proton or the
electron? Justify your answer. 9. The potential is constant throughout a given region of space. Is
the electric ﬁeld zero or nonzero in this region? Explain. [0. In a region of space where the electric ﬁeld is constant every
where, as it is inside a parallel plate capacitor. is the potential con
stant everywhere? Account for your answer. . I]. A positive test charge is placed in an electric ﬁeld. In what di
rection should the charge be moved relative to the ﬁeld, such that the charge experiences a constant electric potential? Ex plain. . . +4 I' "q
12. The location mzu‘ked P in the drawing lies midway between the
point charges +q and —q. The
blue litres labeled A. B, and C are " C
edge—on views of three planes. 3 Which one of these planes is an _ > Question I 2
equrpotentral surface? Why? 13. Imagine that you are moving a positive test charge along the
line between two identical point charges. With regard to the electric
potential, is the midpoint on the line analogous to the top of a moun
tain or the bottom of a valley when the two point charges are (a)
positive and (h) negative? In each case, explain your answer. 14. Repeat question 13, assuming that you are moving a negative
instead of a positive test charge. 15. The potential at a point in space has a certain value, which is
not zero. Is the electric potential energy the same for every charge
that is placed at that point? Give your reasoning. 16. ssm A proton and an electron are released from rest at the mid—
point between the plates of a charged parallel plate capacitor. Except
for these particles, nothing else is between the plates. Ignore the at—
traction between the proton and the electron. and decide which pani
cle strikes a capacitor plate ﬁrst. Why? 17. A parallel plate capacitor is charged up by a battery. The battery
is then disconnected, but the charge remains on the plates. The
plates are then pulled apart. Explain whether each of the following
quantities increases, decreases, or remains the same while the dis—
tance between the plates increases: (a) the capacitance of the capac
itor, (b) the potential difference between the plates, (c) the electric
field between the plates, and (d) the electric potential energy stored
by the capacitor. Give reasons for your answers. CONCEPTS & CALCULATIONS Note: Each ufthesc problems ('wisislr of Concept Questions followed
by a related quantitative Problem. The C nneept Questions involve little or no
nm/hetmtticr. Theyfocur an the concepts with which the problems (180/. Recog nizing the concepts is the essential initial .rtep in any problem—solving technique. 61. ® Concept Questions The drawing shows a square, on two
comers of which are ﬁxed different positive charges. A
third charge (negative) is brought to one of the empty comers. (a) At
which comer. A or B. is the B A
potential greater? (b) ls the
electric potential energy of the
third charge positive or nega
tive? (c) At which comer, A or
B. is the magnitude of the
electric potential energy \ *———t
greater? Explain your answers. (/1 = +1.5 x 10’9 C q2 = +4.0 x 10"9 C Problem The length of a side of the square is L = 0.25 m. Find the
electric potential energy of a charge q3 = —6.0 X l0 9 C placed at
corner A and then at comer B. Compare your answers for consis
tency with your answers to the Concept Questions. 62. © Concept Questions Charges of —q and +2q are fixed in place, with a distance (1 between them. A dashed line is
drawn through the negative charge. perpendicular to the litre be—
tween the charges. On the dashed line, at a distance L from the nega
tive charge. there is at least one spot where the total potential is zero.
(a) At this spot, is the magnitude of the potential from the positive
charge greater than, less than, or equal to the magnitude of the po
tential from the negative charge? (b) Is the distance from the positive
charge to the zeropotential spot greater than, less than. or equal to
L? (c) How many spots on the dashed line are there where the total
potential is zero? Account for your answers. Problem The distance between the charges is (I = 2.00 m. Find L. 63. a Concept Questions An electron and a proton. starting from rest, are accelerated through an electric potential
difference of the same magnitude. In the process, the electron ac
quires a speed 0,. while the proton acquires a speed vp. (a) As each
particle accelerates from rest, it gains kinetic energy. Does it gain or
lose electric potential energy? (b) Does the electron gain more, less,
or the same amount of kinetic energy as the proton does? (C) Is cc
greater than. less than, or equal to tip? Justify your answers. Problem Find the ratio vc/vp. Verify that your answer is consistent
with your answers to the Concept Questions. 64. ® Concept Questions A positive point charge is surrounded
by an equipotential surface A, which has a radius of rA. A
positive test charge moves from surface A to another equipotential sur—
face B, which has a radius of r”. In the process, the electric force does
negative work. (a) Does the electric force acting on the test charge
have the same or opposite direction as the displacement of the test
charge? (b) Is r3 greater than or less than rA? Explain your answers.
Problem The positive point charge is (I = +7.2 X 10 s C, and the
test charge is q0 = +4.5 X [0 " C. The work done as the test
charge moves frotn surface A to surface 8 is WAR = —8.l X 10 '9 .l.
The radius of surl‘aceA is rA = 1.8 m. Find r,,. Check to see that your
answer is consistent with your answers to the Concept Questions. 65. @ Concept Questions Two capacitors have the same plate separation. However, one has square plates, while the
other has circular plates. The square plates are a length L on each
side. and the diameter of the circular plates is L. (a) If the same di
electric material were between thc plates in each capacitor, which
one would have the greater capacitance? (b) By putting different 68. Concept Questions
An electron is released dielectric materials between the capacitor plates, we can make the
two capacitors have the same capacitance. Which capacitor should
contain the dielectric material with the greater dielectric constant?
Give your reasoning in each case. ' Problem The capacitors have the same capacitance because they
contain different dielectric materials. The dielectric constant of the
material between the square plates has a value of quum. = 3.00.
What is the dielectric constant Kcimc of the material between the cir
cular plates? Be sure that your answer is consistent with your an
swers to the Concept Questions. 66. © Concept Questions Capacitor A and capacitor B both have the same voltage across their plates. However, the en
ergy of capacitor A can melt m kilograms of ice at 0 °C. while the en
ergy of capacitor B can boil away the same amount of water at 100 0C.
(a) Which requires more energy. inciting the ice or boiling the water?
(b) Which capacitor has the greater capacitance? Explain your answers.
Problem The capacitance of capacitor A is 9.3 ,uF. What is the ca—
pacitance of capacitor B? Be sure that your answer is consistent with
your answers to the Concept Questions. '1‘ 67. ® Concept Questions During a lightning ﬂash, a potential difference Vcloud  nguud exists between a cloud and the
ground. As a result, negative electric charge is transfen‘ed from the
ground to the cloud. (a) As the charge moves from the ground to the
cloud, work is done on the chm‘ge by the electric force. How is this
work related to the potential difference and the charge q? (b) If this
work could be used to accelerate an automobile of mass m from rest,
what would be the automobile‘s ﬁnal speed? Express your answer in
terms of the potential dili'erence, the charge, and the mass of the auto
mobile. to) If this work could all be converted into heat, what mass m
of water could be heated so that its temperature increases by AT?
Write your answer in temis of the potential difference, the charge, the
mass, the speciﬁc heat capacity c of water, and AT.
Problem Suppose a potential difference of Vdoud — med = 1.2 X
109 V exists between the cloud and the ground, and q = —25 C of
charge is transferred from the ground to the cloud. (a) How much
work ngundmud is done on the charge by the electric force? (b) If the
work done by the electric force were used to accelerate a llOOkg
automobile from rest, what would be its ﬁnal speed? (c) If the work
done by the electric force were converted into heat, how many kilo
grams of water at 0 °C could be heated to 100 °C‘.’ Electric field at the negative plate of a parallel
plate capacitor and accelerates to ‘ E'eCVO"
the positive plate (see the draw— '
ing). (a) As the electron gains ki
netic energy, does its elecuic po
tential energy increase or
decrease? Why? (b) The differ
ence in the electron's electric potential energy between the positive and
negative plates is EPEWM — EPEWHW. How is this difference related
to the charge on the electron (—e) and to the difference me —— l/ncgnuVB
in the electric potential between the plates? (0) How is the potential dif—
ference Vmsmvc — HoganW related to the electric field within the capacitor
and the displacement of the positive plate relative to the negative plate? ++1+++++++ Problem The plates of a parallel plate capacitor are separated by a
distance of l.2 cm. and the electric ﬁeld within the capacitor has a
magnitude of 2.] X l0° V/m. An electron starts from rest at the nega
tive plate and accelerates to the positive plate. What is the kinetic en—
ergy of the electron just as the electron reaches the positive plate? Chapter 20 Conceptual Questions and Concepts and Calculations CONCEPTUAL QUESTIONS ssm Solution is in the Student Solutions Manual. 1. The drawing shows a
circuit in which a light
bulb is connected to the
household ac voltage via
two switches, SI and S3.
This is the kind of wiring,
for example, that allows
you to turn a carport light
on and off from either in
side the house or out in the
carport. Explain which po—
sition A or B of S: tums the light on when S is set to (a) position A
and (b) position 8. inside house in carport 2. When an incandescent light bulb is turned on, the tungsten ﬁla
ment becomes white hot. The temperature coefficient of resistivity
for tungsten is a positive number. What happens to the power deliv
ered to the bulb as the filament heats up? Does the power increase,
remain the same. or decrease? Justify your answer. 3. ssm Two materials have different resistivities. Two wires of the
same length are made. one from each of the materials. Is it possible
for each wire to have the same resistance? Explain. 4. Does the resistance of a copper wire increase or decrease when
both the length and the diameter of the wire are doubled? Justify
your answer. 5. One electrical appliance operates with a voltage of 120 V, while
another operates with 240 V. Based on this information alone, is it
correct to say that the second appliance uses more power than the
ﬁrst"? Give your reasoning. 6. Two light bulbs are designed for use at 120 V and are rated at
75 W and 150 W. Which light bulb has the greater ﬁlament resis
tance? Why? 7. Often. the instructions for an electrical appliance do not state
how many watts of power the appliance uses. Instead. a statement
such as “10 A. 120 V” is given. Explain why this statement is equiv—
alent to telling you the power consumption. 8. The drawing shows a circuit that includes a bimetallic strip (made
from brass and steel. see Section l2.4) with a resistance heater wire
wrapped around it. When the switch is initially closed, a current ap
pears in the circuit. because charges ﬂow through the heater wire
(which becomes hot). the snip itself. the contact point, and the light
bulb. The bulb glows in response. As long as the switch remains Resistance
heater wire closed. does the bulb
continue to glow.
eventually turn off
permanently, or ﬂash
on and oft”! Account
for your answer. 9. The power rating
of a IOOOW heater
specifies the power
consumed when the
heater is connected to an ac voltage of 120 V. Explain why the power consumed by two of these heaters connected in series with a
voltage of 120 V is not 2000 W. 10. ssm A number of light bulbs are to be connected to a single
electrical outlet. Will the bulbs provide more brightness if they are
connected in series or in parallel? Why? Question 8 11. A car has two headlights. The ﬁlament of one burns out. How
ever, the other headlight stays on. Draw a circuit diagram that shows
how the lights are connected to the battery. Give your reasoning. 12. In one of the circuits in the drawing. none of the resistors is in
series or in parallel. Which is it? Explain. (a) (b) (t') 13. ssm You have four identical resistors, each with a resistance of
R. You are asked to connect these four together so that the equivalent
resistance of the resulting combination is R. How many ways can
you do it? There is more than one way. Justify your answers. 14. C omparc the resistance ofan ideal ammcter with the resistance of
an ideal voltmeter and explain why the resistances are so different. 15. Describe what would happen to the current in a circuit if a volt
meter. inadvertently mistaken for an ammetcr, were inserted into the
circuit. 16. The time constant of a series RC circuit is r = RC. Verify that
an ohm times a farad is equivalent to a second. CONCEPTS & CALCULATIONS Note: Each of these problems consists of Concept Questions
followed by a related quantitative Problem. The Concept Questions involve
little or no mathematics.Thevfocus on the concepts with which the pmblems deal. Recognizing the concepts is the essential initial step in any problem
solving technique. 117.6 Concept Questions The resistance and the magnitude of
the current depend on the path that the current lakes. The
drawing shows three situations in which the current takes different
paths through a piece of material. Rank them according to (a) resis
tance and (b) current. largest ﬁrst. Give your reasoning. Problem Each of the rectangular pieces is made from a material
whose resistivity is p = 1.50 X l0”2 Qm, and the ttnit of length in
the drawing is L0 = 5.00 cm. If the material is connected to a
3.00V battery. ﬁnd (a) the resistance and (b) the current in each
case. Verify that your answers are consistent with your answers to
the Concept Questions. (u) (h) (c) 118. @Concept Questions Each of the four circuits in the drawing consists of a single resistor whose resistance is
either R or 2R, and a single battery whose voltage is either V or 2V.
Rank the circuits according to (a) the power and (b) the current de—
livered to the resistor, largest to smallest. Explain your answers.
Problem The unit of voltage in each circuit is V = 2.0 V and the
unit of resistance is R = 6.00 (2. Determine (a) the power supplied
to each resistor and (h) the current delivered to each resistor. Check
to see that your answers are consistent with your answers to the
Concept Questions. R 2R R 2R
i + :— i i +;:— i i + ;— i i + :— I
V V 2V 2V to) (b) (C) (r!) resistors in two different circuits. The resistances are
such that RI > R2 > R3. (21) For the circuit on the left, rank the cur
rent through each resistor and the voltage across each one. largest
ﬁrst. (b) Repeat part (a) for the circuit on the right. Justify your an—
swcrs. 119. Q Concept Questions The drawing shows three different Problem The battery has a voltage of V = 24.0 V, and the resistors
have values of RI = 50.0 (2. R2 = 25.0 9, and R3 = l0.0 Q. (a) For
the circuit on the left. determine the cun‘ent through and the voltage
across each resistor. (b) Repeat part (a) for the circuit on the right.
Be sure your answers are consistent with your answers to the Con
cept Questions. to) (b) 120. Q Concept Question The circuit in the drawing contains
three identical resistors. Consider the equivalent resis
tance between the two points a and l), b and c, and a and c. Rank the
equivalent resistances in
decreasing order. Ex
plain your reasoning. R Problem Each resistor R
has a value of l0.0 9.
Determine the equivalent
resistance between the points a and b, l) and c, and a and (7. Check to
see that your answers are consistent with your answer to the Concept
Question. 121. Q Concept Question Parts u and I) of the drawing contain
a resistor and a battery. Using the direction of the cur—
rent as a guide. label the ends of each resistor with + and  signs.
In both cases, proceed from point A to point B and determine the
potential drops and potential rises. Express the drops and rises in
terms of the current I, the resistance R, and the battery voltage V. a b Potential drops Potential rises Part (1
Pan 1) R V V R
_ + +l _
A °—’WVv—ll——‘B A °——tl—’V\Nv—' B
———. «—
I I
((1) ([7) 36V 3.0 9 12V 4.0 Q Problem Using Kirchhoff's loop mle, ﬁnd the value of the current I
in part (' ofthe drawing. 122. ® Concept Question Two capacitors, C , and C3, are con— nected to a battery whose voltage is V. Recall from
Section l9.5 that the electn'cal energy stored by each capacitor is
%C IV.2 and %C2V§, where V} and V3 are, respectively. the voltages
across C I and C2. If the capacitors are connected in series, is the total
energy stored by them greater than, less than, or equal to the total en
ergy stored when they are connected in parallel? Justify your answer. Problem The battery voltage is V = 60.0 V. and the capacitances
are C , = 2.00 p.13 and C2 = 4.00 ,uF. Determine the total energy
stored by the two capacitors when they are wired (a) in parallel and
(b) in series. Check to make sure that your answer is consistent with
your answer to the Concept Question. ‘ 123. ® Concept Questions The drawing shows two circuits,
and the same battery is used in each. The two resis— tances RA in circuit A are the same. and the two resistances RB in cir— cuit B are the same. (a) How is the to— RA RA tal power delivered by the battery related to the equivalent resistance connected between the battery termi nals and to the battery voltage? (b) When two resistors are connected in + — series, is the equivalent resistance of the combination greater than, smaller than, or equal to the resistance of ei— ther resistor alone? (c) When two re— RB sisters are connected in parallel, is the equivalent resistance of the combina tion greater than. smaller than, or equal to the resistance of either resis tor alone“? (d) The same total power is delivered by the battery in circuits A + — and B. Is RB greater than, smaller than, or equal to RA? v
Circuit A V
Circuit B Problem Knowing that the same total power is delivered in each
case, ﬁnd the ratio RB/RA for the circuits in the drawing. Verify
that your answer is consistent with your answer to Concept Ques
tion (d). * 124. ® Concept Questions Each resistor in thd three circuits in
the drawing has the same resistance R, and the batteries
have the same voltage V. (a) How is the total power delivered by the
battery related to the equivalent resistance connected between the bat
tery terminals and to the battery voltage? (b) Rank the equivalent resis—
tances of the circuits in descending order (largest first). (0) Rank the
three values of the total power delivered by the batteries in descending
order (largest ﬁrst). Problem The values for R and V in the drawing are 9.0 9. and
6.0 V, respectively. Determine the total power delivered by the bat—
tery in each of the three circuits. Be sure that your answer is consis—
tent with your answer to Concept Question (0). Circuit A v
Circuit B ‘1
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