GTU previous question papers -BE- Sem-Vth – Engineering Electromagnetics -Dec 2010

GTU previous question papers


B.E. Sem-Vth Examination December 2010

Subject code: 151002

Subject Name: Engineering Electromagnetics



1. Attempt all questions.

2. Make suitable assumptions wherever necessary.

3. Figures to the right indicate full marks.

Q.1 (a) Answer the following in brief

(i) ‘The divergence of the curl of a vector is zero’-Justify the statement with one


(ii) Find the ay dot aɸ and ax dot aθ

(iii) Given 60 μC point charge located at the origin, find the total electric flux

passing through that portion of the sphere r=26 cm bounded by 0˂θ˂π/2 and


(iv) For a coaxial cable find the electric field density inside the inner core, in

between inner and outer core and outside the cable.

(b) Answer the following 06

(i) What is Gradient? with help of gradient prove that E= – V

(ii) Find the volume charge density that is associated with D = ρz2 sin2ɸ

ap + ρz2 sinɸcosɸ aɸ + ρ2z sin2ɸ az c/m2

Q.2 (a) Derive the electric field intensity and electric field density due to an infinite and

uniform line charge density.                               

(b) In the space, a line charge ρL=80 nC/m lies along the entire Z-axis, while point

charge of 100 nC each are located at (1,0,0) and (0,1,0). Find the potential

difference VPQ given P (2,1,0) and Q (3,2,5).                               


(b) Given the flux density D = (2cosθ/r3) ar + (sinθ/r3) aθ c/m2, evaluate both sides

of the divergence theorem for the region defined by 1˂ r ˂ 2 , 0 ˂ θ ˂ π/2 , 0˂ ɸ˂


Q.3 (a) Describe the boundary condition between free space and conductor. What is an

importance of boundary condition?                               

(b) Write Maxwell’s equations in point form and explain physical significance of equations.                               


Q.3 (a) Derive Poisson’s and Laplace’s equations and states their applications.                                 

(b) Write Maxwell’s equations in integral form and explain their physical


Q.4 (a) State and explain Ampere’s circuital law. Find the magnetic field intensity due to

long straight conductor using Ampere’s circuital law.                              

(b) A charge of 10 nC is moving with a velocity of 1                                (-0.5 ax + ay -0.71 az) m/s.

Determine the force exerted on the test charge when

(i) a magnetic induction B = ( ax + 2ay + 3 az) mWb/m2 is applied

(ii) an electric field E = (3ax + 2ay + az) kV/m is applied.

(iii) When B and E given above are applied simultaneously.


Q.4 (a) What is curl? With help of curl meter explain the physical interpretation of curl

and state its applications.                               

(b) A filamentary current of 10 A is directed in from infinity to the origin on the

positive x axis, and then back to infinity along the positive y axis. Use the Biot-

Savart law to find H at P (0,0,1)                               

Q.5 (a) Define and explain the following terms:

(i) Magnetization (ii) Polarization

(iii) Skin effect and (iv) Standing wave ratio                               

(b) Write short note on:

(i) Wave motion in free space

(ii) Magnetic boundary condition                                


Q.5 (a) Define and explain the following terms:

(i) Poynting Vector (ii) The scalar and Vector magnetic potential

(iii)Hall effect (iv) Retarded Potential                               

(b) (i) Transform the 5ax vector to spherical coordinate at

A(x = 2,y = 3, z = -1).

(ii) Given V = (10/r2 ) sinθcosɸ, Find the electric flux density

at (2, π/2,0)


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