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A monochromatic light wave is incident normally on a glass slab of thickness $d$, as shown in the figure. The refractive index of the slab increases l...
A plane polarized blue light ray is incident on a prism such that there is no reflection from the surface of the prism. The angle of deviation of the ...
Three plane mirrors form an equilateral triangle with each side of length $L$. There is a small hole at a distance $l>0$ from one of the corners as...
For a prism of prism angle $$\theta$$ = 60$$^\circ$$, the refractive indices of the left half and the right half are, respectively, n1 and n2 (n2 $$\g...
A wide slab consisting of two media of refractive indices n1 and n2 is placed in air as shown in the figure. A ray of light is incident from medium n1...
A beaker of radius r is filled with water (refractive index $${4 \over 3}$$) up to a height H as shown in the figure on the left. The beaker is kept o...
Three glass cylinders of equal height H = 30 cm and same refractive index n = 1.5 are placed on a horizontal surface as shown in figure. Cylinder I h...
A thin convex lens is made of two materials with refractive indices n1 and n2, as shown in the figure. The radius of curvature of the left and right s...
A wire is bent in the shape of a right angled triangle and is placed in front of a concave mirror of focal length $$f,$$ as shown in the figure. Which...
For an isosceles prism of angle $$A$$ and refractive index $$\mu $$, it is found that the angle of minimum deviation $${\delta _m} = A.$$ Which of the...
A plano-convex lens is made of material of refractive index n. When a small object is placed 30 cm away in front of the curved surface of the lens, an...
A transparent slab of thickness d has a refractive index n (z) that increases with z. Here, z is the vertical distance inside the slab, measured from ...
For two structures namely S1 with n1 = $${{\sqrt {45} } \over 4}$$ and n2 = $${3 \over 2}$$, and S2 with n1 = $${8 \over 5}$$ and n2 = $${7 \over 5}$$...
If two structures of same cross-sectional area, but different numeral apertures NA1 and NA2 (NA2 < NA1) are joined longitudinally, the numerical ap...
Two identical glass rods S1 and S2 (refractive index = 1.5) have one convex end of radius of curvature 10 cm. They are placed with the curved surfaces...
A transparent thin film of uniform thickness and refractive index n1 = 1.4 is coated on the convex spherical surface of radius R at one end of a long...
A ray OP of monochromatic light is incident on the face AB of prism ABCD near vertex B at an incident angle of 60$$^\circ$$ (see figure). If the refra...
A student performed the experiment of determination of focal length of a concave mirror by $$u$$-$$v$$ method using an optical bench of length 1.5 m. ...

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An optical arrangement consists of two concave mirrors $M_1$ and $M_2$, and a convex lens $L$ with a common principal axis, as shown in the figure. Th...
Consider a configuration of $n$ identical units, each consisting of three layers. The first layer is a column of air of height $h=\frac{1}{3} \mathrm{...
An object and a concave mirror of focal length $f=10 \mathrm{~cm}$ both move along the principal axis of the mirror with constant speeds. The object m...
A rod of length $2 \mathrm{~cm}$ makes an angle $\frac{2 \pi}{3} \mathrm{rad}$ with the principal axis of a thin convex lens. The lens has a focal len...
A large square container with thin transparent vertical walls and filled with water (refractive index $${4 \over 3}$$) is kept on a horizontal table. ...
A monochromatic light is incident from air on a refracting surface of a prism of angle 75$$^\circ $$ and refractive index $${n_0} = \sqrt 3 $$. The ot...
A planar structure of length L and width W is made of two different optical media of refractive indices n1 = 1.5 and n2 = 1.44 as shown in figure. If ...
Sunlight of intensity $$1.3$$ $$kW\,{m^{ - 2}}$$ is incident normally on a thin convex lens of focal length $$20$$ cm. Ignore the energy loss of light...
A monochromatic light is travelling in a medium of refractive index $$n=1.6.$$ It enters a stack of glass layers from the bottom side at an angle $$\t...
A monochromatic beam of light is incident at 60$$^\circ$$ on one face of an equilateral prism of refractive index n and emerges from the opposite face...
Consider a concave mirror and a convex lens (refractive index = 1.5) of focal length 10 cm each, separated by a distance of 50 cm in air (refractive i...
Water (with refractive index = 4/3) in a tank is 18 cm deep. Oil of refractive index 7/4 lies on water making a convex surface of radius of curvature ...
The focal length of a thin biconvex lens is 20 cm. When an object is moved from a distance of 25 cm in front of it to 50 cm, the magnification of its ...
A large glass slab ($$\mu$$ = 5/3) of thickness 8 cm is placed over a point source of light on a plane surface. It is seen that light emerges out of t...
Image of an object approaching a convex mirror of radius of curvature 20 m along its optical axis is observed to move from $${{25} \over 3}$$ m to $${...

MCQ (Single Correct Answer)

List I contains four combinations of two lenses (1 and 2) whose focal lengths (in $\mathrm{cm}$ ) are indicated in the figures. In all cases, the obje...
An extended object is placed at point O, 10 cm in front of a convex lens L1 and a concave lens L2 is placed 10 cm behind it, as shown in the figure. T...
A small object is placed 50 cm to the left of a thin convex lens of focal length 30 cm. A convex spherical mirror of radius of curvature 100 cm is pla...
A parallel beam of light is incident from air at an anglea on the side PQ of a right angled triangular prism of refractive index n = $$\sqrt 2 $$. ...
A point source S is placed at the bottom of a transparent block of height 10 mm and refractive index 2.72. It is immersed in a lower refractive index ...
Four combinations of two thin lenses are given in List I. The radius of curvature of all curved surfaces is r and the refractive index of all the lens...
A right-angled prism of refractive index $$\mu$$1 is placed in a rectangular block of refractive index $$\mu$$2, which is surrounded by a medium of re...
The image of an object, formed by a plano-convex lens at a distance of 8 m behind the lens, is real and is one-third the size of the object. The wavel...
A ray of light travelling in the direction $${1 \over 2}\left( {\widehat i + \sqrt 3 \widehat j} \right)$$ is incident on a plane mirror. After reflec...
For light incident from air on a meta-material, the appropriate ray diagram is
Choose the correct statement.
A biconvex lens is formed with two planoconvex lenses as shown in the figure. Refractive index n of the first lens is 1.5 and that of the second lens ...
A biconvex lens of focal length 15 cm is in front of a plane mirror. The distance between the lens and the mirror is 10 cm. A small object is kept at ...
A ball is dropped from a height of 20 m above the surface of water in a lake. The refractive index of water is 4/3. A fish inside the lake, in the lin...
A light beam is travelling from Region I to Region IV (Refer figure). The refractive index in Regions I, II, III and IV are $${n_0},{{{n_0}} \over 2...
An optical component and an object S placed along its optic axis are given in Column I. The distance between the object and the component can be varie...
Two beams of red and violet colours are made to pass separately through a prism (angle of the prism is 60$$^\circ$$). In the position of minimum devia...
Light travels as a
The phases of the light wave at $$c, d, e$$ and $$f$$ are $$\phi_c, \phi_d, \phi_{e}$$ and $$\phi_{f}$$ respectively. It is given that $$\phi_{c} \neq...
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