This set of Basic Electrical Engineering Multiple Choice Questions & Answers (MCQs) focuses on “Electromagnetic Induction”.

1. An E.M.F. can be induced by _________

a) Change in the magnetic field only

b) Change in the area of cross section only

c) Change in angle between magnetic field and area only

d) Change in the magnetic field, area or angle between them

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Explanation: emf=-dϕ/dt. We know ϕ flux is the dot product of magnetic field vector and area vector.

ϕ=BAcos(θ), hence if either of the three, that is, magnetic field, area or angle changes, the emf will change, flux changes due to which emf can be induced.

2. What happens to the current in a coil while accelerating a magnet inside it?

a) Increases

b) Decreases

c) Remains constant

d) Reverses

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Explanation: A change in the magnetic field induces an emf. When there is an emf, there has to be current. Hence, when the magnet is moved inside a coil, the current in it increases.

3. What is the consequence of motor effect?

a) Current

b) Voltage

c) Electromagnetic induction

d) EMF

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Explanation: Motor effect is when a current carrying conductor in a magnetic field experiences a force, hence its consequence is electromagnetic induction.

4. The total number of magnetic field lines passing through an area is termed as?

a) Voltage

b) EMF

c) Magnetic flux

d) Magnetic flux density

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Explanation: Number of magnetic field lines passing through an area is magnetic flux.

5. The formula for induced emf if magnetic field, length and velocity of conductor all are mutually perpendicular is __________

a) emf=B^{2}l

b) emf=Bil

c) emf=Blv

d) emf=B^{2}v

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Explanation: The formula for induced emf is emf=Blv, where B is the magnetic field, l is the length of the conductor and v is the velocity with which it is moving in the magnetic field and all three quantities are mutually perpendicular to each other.

6. If a conductor 0.2m long moves with a velocity of 0.3m/s in a magnetic field of 5T, calculate the emf induced if magnetic field, velocity and length of conductor are mutually perpendicular to each other.

a) 0.3V

b) 0.03V

c) 30V

d) 3V

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Explanation: The formula for induced emf is: emf=Blv if B,l,v are perpendicular to each other. Substituting the values of B, l and v from the question, we get emf=0.3V.

7. Find the length of a conductor which is moving with a velocity 0.4m/s in a magnetic field of 8T, inducing an emf of 20V if magnetic field, velocity and length of conductor are mutually perpendicular to each other.

a) 50m

b) 5m

c) 6.25m

d) 0.5m

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Explanation: The formula for induced emf is: emf=Blv if B, l, v are perpendicular to each other. Substituting the values of B, emf and v from the question, we get l=6.25m.

8. Find the strength of the magnetic field in a conductor 0.5m long moving with a velocity of 10m/s, inducing an emf of 20V if magnetic field, velocity and length of conductor are mutually perpendicular to each other.

a) 1T

b) 2T

c) 3T

d) 4T

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Explanation: The formula for induced emf is: emf=Blv if B, l, v are perpendicular to each other. Substituting the values of l, emf and v from the question, we get B=4T.

9. What does emf stand for?

a) Electronic magnetic force

b) Electromotive force

c) Electromagnetic force

d) Electromated force

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Explanation: Emf stands for electromotive force. It is the voltage developed by any source of electrical energy.

10. What is emf?

a) Force

b) Voltage

c) Current

d) Flux

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Explanation: Electromotive force is not actually a force. It is basically a voltage. It is the voltage developed by any source of electrical energy.

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