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Question number: 9
» Classical Mechanics » Special Theory of Relativity » Relativistic Kinematics
Appeared in Year: 2011
Question
The acceleration due to gravity on the surface of Earth is approximately 2.6 times that on the surface of Mars. Given that the radius of Mars is about one half the radius of Earth, the ratio of the escape velocity on Earth to that on Mars is approximately.  (June)
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Choice (4)  Response  

a.  1.3  
b.  2.3  
c.  1.1  
d.  5.2 
Question number: 10
» Classical Mechanics » Special Theory of Relativity » MassEnergy Equivalence
Appeared in Year: 2011
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Given that the ground state energy of the hydrogen atom is , the ground state energy of positronium (which is a bound state of an electron and a positronium) is – (December)
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Choice (4)  Response  

a. 
 
b. 
 
c. 
 
d. 

Question number: 11
» Classical Mechanics » Special Theory of Relativity » Relativistic Kinematics
Appeared in Year: 2012
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What is the proper time interval between the occurrences of two events if in one inertial frame the events are separated by and occurs apart? (June)
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Choice (4)  Response  

a. 
 
b. 
 
c. 
 
d. 

Question number: 12
» Classical Mechanics » Special Theory of Relativity » MassEnergy Equivalence
Appeared in Year: 2011
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The minimum energy of an electron (the rest mass of which is 0.5 MeV) that can emit Cerenkov radiation while passing through water (of refractive index 1.5) is approximately – (December)
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Choice (4)  Response  

a. 
 
b. 
 
c. 
 
d. 

Question number: 13
» Classical Mechanics » Special Theory of Relativity » Relativistic Kinematics
Appeared in Year: 2011
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Two gravitating bodies A and B with masses and , respectively, are moving I circular orbit. Assume that and let the radius of the orbit of body A be . If the body A is losing mass adiabatically, its orbital radius is proportional to –
(June)
Choices
Choice (4)  Response  

a. 
 
b. 
 
c. 
 
d. 
