 MCQs in Physics Part XII

(Last Updated On: December 8, 2017) This is the Multiples Choice Questions Part 12 of the Series in Physics as one of the General Engineering and Applied Sciences (GEAS) topic. In Preparation for the ECE Board Exam make sure to expose yourself and familiarize in each and every questions compiled here taken from various sources including past Board Questions in General Engineering and Applied Sciences (GEAS), Physics Books, Journals and other Physics References.

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Following is the list of multiple choice questions in this brand new series:

College Physics MCQs
PART 1: MCQs from Number 1 – 50                        Answer key: PART I
PART 2: MCQs from Number 51 – 100                   Answer key: PART II
PART 3: MCQs from Number 101 – 150                 Answer key: PART III
PART 4: MCQs from Number 151 – 200                 Answer key: PART IV
PART 5: MCQs from Number 201 – 250                 Answer key: PART V
PART 6: MCQs from Number 251 – 300                 Answer key: PART VI
PART 7: MCQs from Number 301 – 350                 Answer key: PART VII
PART 8: MCQs from Number 351 – 400                 Answer key: PART VIII
PART 9: MCQs from Number 401 – 450                 Answer key: PART IX
PART 12: MCQs from Number 551 – 600                 Answer key: PART XII

Continue Practice Exam Test Questions Part XII of the Series

Choose the letter of the best answer in each questions.

551. A type of wave in which the particles vibrate in direction at right angles to the direction of the wave travel.

• a) Wave front
• b) Transverse waves
• c) Longitudinal waves
• d) Wave length

552. A type of wave in which individual particles vibrate in a direction parallel to the direction of the wave travel.

• a) Longitudinal waves
• b) Stationary wave
• c) Wave front
• d) Transverse waves

553. A surface that passes through all points in the wave those are in the same phase.

• a) Longitudinal waves
• b) Transverse waves
• c) Wave front
• d) Stationary wave

554. Interference in which two waves arrive at a point in phase with each other and the resulting amplitude is the sum of the amplitudes is the sum of the amplitudes of the two original waves.

• a) Constructive interference
• b) Destructive interference
• c) Opposing interference
• d) None of these

555. The waves arrive a half wave out of phase and the resultant amplitude is the difference between the two amplitude.

• a) Destructive interference
• b) Constructive interference
• c) Opposing interference
• d) None of these

556. A principle stating that each point on a wave front may be considered as a new source of disturbance sending wavelets in forward direction. At any instant the new wave front is the surface tangent to all wave length.

• a) Huygen’s principle
• b) Hygen’s principle
• c) Hugen’s principle
• d) Hegyn’s principle

557. The change of direction of a wave due to speed changes.

• a) Dispersion
• b) Refraction
• c) Wave front
• d) Wave misalignment

558. Wave produced when two waves of equal amplitude and frequency travel in opposite directions in a medium.

• a) Stationary Wave
• b) Antinodes
• c) wave front
• d) wave misalignment

559. Points in a stationary wave at which the amplitude is zero.

• a) antinodes
• b) nodes
• c) pronodes
• d) none of these

560. Points of maximum amplitude.

• a) antinodes
• b) nodes
• c) pronodes
• d) none of these

561. A disturbance caused by a vibrating body and sense by the ear.

• a) force vibration
• b) resonance
• c) sound
• d) intensity

562. Set up by an elastic body by another vibrating body.

• a) resonance
• b) amplitude
• c) forced vibration
• d) super sonic wave

563. Forced vibration where the natural frequency of the coupled body is the same as that of the vibrator.

• a) resonance
• b) amplitude
• c) forced vibration
• d) super sonic wave

564. Effect due to the combined action of two set of waves passing through a single region at the same time.

• a) interference
• b) Doppler effect
• c) refraction
• d) ultrasonic

565.The apparent frequency of a sound source is changed if there is relative motion between the source and the observer.

• a) Doppler effect
• b) supersonic
• c) interference
• d) ultrasonic

566. A highly concentrated pressure wave caused by an object flying faster than speed of sound.

• a) sonic-boom shock wave
• b) ultrasonic
• c) supersonic
• d) resonance

567. A speed greater than the speed of sound.

• a) supersonic
• b) ultrasonic
• c) infrasonic
• d) micro sonic

568. Sound produced by an object that vibrates with a frequency above the range of human hearing.

• a) supersonic
• b) ultrasonic
• c) infrasonic
• d) micro sonic

569. The study of sound production and transmission in relation to the human sense of hearing.

• a) music
• b) acoustic
• c) noise
• d) pitch

570. A sound produce by a regular vibration.

• a) musical tone
• b) acoustic
• c) noise
• d) pitch

571. Any undesirable sound.

• a) musical tone
• b) acoustic
• c) noise
• d) pitch

572. The highness or lowness of a sound as characterized by the frequency of vibration.

• a) musical tone
• b) acoustic
• c) noise
• d) pitch

573. Refers to the complexity of the sound.

• a) musical tone
• b) acoustic
• c) noise
• d) pitch

574. The magnitude of hearing sensation produced by the sound.

• a) intensity
• b) intensity level
• c) loudness
• d) bell

575. The rate at which sound energy flows through a unit area.

• a) intensity
• b) intensity level
• c) loudness
• d) bell

576. The logarithm of the ratio of the intensity of a sound to an arbitrary chosen intensity.

• a) intensity
• b) intensity level
• c) loudness
• d) bell

577. The unit of intensity.

• a) intensity
• b) intensity level
• c) loudness
• d) bel

578. The succession of tones related to each other.

• a) musical tone
• b) intensity level
• c) musical pitch
• d) musical scale

579. The persistence of sound in a enclose space.

• a) echo
• b) reverberation
• c) reflection
• d) complexity

580. Rebounding of light from certain substances.

• a) reflection
• b) interference
• c) refraction
• d) diffraction

581. The property of light by which it travels in a straight line.

• a) intensity
• b) rectilinear propagation
• c) polarization
• d) diffraction

582. The process by which the vibrations of light are confined to a definite plane.

• a) intensity
• b) rectilinear propagation
• c) polarization
• d) diffraction

583. A theory which states that light is a special form of wave disturbances.

• a) wave theory or adulatory theory of light
• b) quantum theory
• c) wave disturbances theory
• d) none of these

584. States that energy exchanges between matters occur in discrete amounts of energy which are proportional to the frequency.

• a) wave theory or adulatory theory of light
• b) quantum theory
• c) wave disturbances theory
• d) none of these

585. Refers to the quantity of visible radiation passing per unit time.

• a) luminous flux
• b) quantum theory
• c) lumen
• d) candle

586. Unit of luminous intensity

• a) luminous flux
• b) luminous intensity
• c) lumen
• d) candle

587. Unit of luminous flux.

• a) luminous flux
• b) luminous intensity
• c) lumen
• d) candle

588. Evaluated in terms of the power that causes the brightness sensation from a standard candle.

• a) illuminance
• b) luminous intensity
• c) lumen
• d) candle

589. Luminous flux per unit area that reaches the surface.

• a) illuminance
• b) luminous intensity
• c) lumen
• d) candle

590. A faint blue white glow produced in water and other transparent substances when charges particles pass through the substances at speeds greater than the speed of light through these substances.

• a) illuminance
• b) cherenkov radiation
• c) blue tooth

591. Instrument use for comparing luminous intensities of light sourced.

• a) odometer
• b) luminous tester
• c) luminance
• d) photometer

592. Source intensity per unit projected area of emitting surface.

• a) odometer
• b) luminous tester
• c) luminance
• d) photometer

593. Law of reflection.

• a) the angle of reflection is equal to the angle of incidence.
• b) the reflected ray, the incident ray, and the normal to the surface are in the same plane principal focus of a spherical mirror.
• c) both a and b
• d) none of these

594. Rays farther from the principal axis of the spherical mirror are reflected to cross the axis nearer to the mirror than those close to the axis.

• a) spherical
• b) aberration
• c) vertical length
• d) spherical aberration

595. The ratio of the speed of light v1 in the first medium to the speed v2 in the second medium.

• a) absolute index of refraction
• b) index of refraction
• c) total internal refraction
• d) mirage

596. The ratio of the speed of light in empty space to the speed in the medium.

• a) absolute index of refraction
• b) index of refraction
• c) total internal refraction
• d) mirage

597. Phenomenon due to atmospheric refraction.

• a) absolute index of refraction
• b) index of refraction
• c) total internal refraction
• d) mirage

598. Occur when light passes from a medium of less speed to one of greater speed.

• a) absolute index of refraction
• b) index of refraction
• c) total internal refraction
• d) mirage

599. The point at which rays parallel to the principal axis converge after passing through a converging lens.

• a) principal focus
• b) focal length
• c) real image
• d) virtual image

600. Distance of principal focus from the lens.

• a) principal focus
• b) focal length
• c) real image
• d) virtual image

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