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Question 1

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Appeared in Year: 2011 (IFS)

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Write down the expression for the Bose – Einstein distribution function and explain the meaning of the symbols used. (Paper-I) (Section - B)

Question 2

Conservation of Linear and Angular Momentum

Appeared in Year: 2011 (IFS)

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A particle of rest mass ‘M’ moving at a velocity ‘u’ collides with a stationary particle of rest mass ‘m’ . If the particle stick together, show that the speed of the composite ball is equal to,

Where (Paper-1) (Section – A)

Question 3

Spectroscopic Notation of Atomic States
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Appeared in Year: 2011 (IFS)

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Obtain the term symbols for two singlet states and two triplet states for two electron atoms. (Paper-2) (Section-A)

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If we knowing the value of various types of angular momenta, term symbols gives three kinds of information,

Total orbital angular momentum, L

Multiplicity of the terms,

Total angular momentum,

Vectors Sum of Angular Momentum
  • We can do vector sums of these vector. But it becomes easy if we consider components as these add together as scalars.
  • Theref…

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Question 4

Generalised Coordinates and Momenta

Appeared in Year: 2012 (IFS)

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Using D՚ Alembert՚s principle, show that the following relation can be obtained for a system of particles under generalized coordinates,

What is the significance of ? (Paper-1) (section – A)

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  • The mathematical statement of D՚ Alembert՚s principle is given as,

  • Transform D՚ Alembert՚s principle into expressions containing independent generalized coordinates only.

  • Equation (2) , gives an infinitesimal virtual displacement at particular instant . We can see that the variation with respect to time is absent in equation (2) because virtual disp…

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Question 5

Appeared in Year: 2012 (IFS)

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Express Lagrange՚s equation of motion for the cyclic coordinate and show that the result leads to the general conservation theorem for the generalized momentum coordinates. (Paper - 1) (Section – A)