## MCQ on Interference in Wave Optics

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### Multiple Choice Questions

Q.1. The sources of light are said to be coherent if the waves produced by them have the same:

- wavelength
- amplitude
- wavelength and a constant phase difference
- amplitude and the same wavelength

**Answer: **wavelength and a constant phase difference

Q.2. Interference occurs in:

- longitudinal waves only
- transverse waves only
- electromagnetic waves only
- all above waves

**Answer: **all above waves

Q.3. The phenomenon of interference is used to prove that light is:

- longitudinal
- transverse
- stationary wave
- quantized

**Answer: **quantized

Q.4. In interference with two coherent sources, the fringe width varies:

- directly as wavelength
- inversely as wavelength
- directly as the separation between slits
- inversely as the distance between the slits and screen

**Answer: **directly as wavelength

Q.5. In a Fresnel’s bipriment, the central fringe is:

- bright
- dark
- first bright and then dark
- first dark and then bright

**Answer: **bright

Q.6. In Young’s double slit experiment if the slit widths are in the ratio 1 : 9, the ratio of the intensity at minima to that at maxima will be:

- 1
- 1/9
- 1/4
- 1/3

**Answer: **1/4

Q.7. Two waves having the intensities in the ratio of 9:1 produce interference. The ratio of maximum to minimum intensity is equal to:

- 10 : 8
- 9 : 1
- 4 : 1
- 2 : 1

**Answer: **4 : 1

Q.8. Fringe width in Young’s double slit experiment, increases when:

- separation between sources increases
- distance between source and screen increases
- wavelength of light decreases
- do not change

**Answer: **distance between source and screen increases

Q.9. Actual shape of interference fringes is:

- parabolic
- hyperbolic
- straight
- none

**Answer: **hyperbolic

Q.10. Fringe width in case of wedge shape film is:

- directly proportional to the refractive index between wedge film
- directly proportional to the wavelength of light
- directly proportional to the angle of wedge
- inversely proportional to the thickness of the film

**Answer: **directly proportional to the wavelength of light

Q.11. Newton’s ring illustrates the phenomenon of:

- interference
- diffraction
- polarization
- dispersion

**Answer: **interference

Q.12. Which of the following phenomena produces the colours in soap bubble?

- interference
- diffraction
- polarization
- dispersion

**Answer: **interference

Q.13. Two coherent sources whose intensity ratio is 81 : 1 produce interference fringes. The ratio of maximum to minimum intensity of the fringe system is:

- 9 : 1
- 25 : 6
- 16 : 25
- 5:4

**Answer: **25 : 6

Q.14. In Newton’s ring experiment which type of source is used:

- mercury lamp
- sodium lamp
- incandescent lamp
- fluorescent lamp

**Answer: **sodium lamp

Q.15. Newton’s rings are:

- locus of points of equal thickness
- locus of points of equal inclination
- locus of points of equal thickness and of equal inclination
- none of the above

**Answer: **locus of points of equal thickness

Q.16. Which statement is true for Newton’s ring?

- diameter is independent of wavelength of light
- locus of points of equal inclination
- central rings are broad and peripheral rings are closer
- none of the above

**Answer: **central rings are broad and peripheral rings are closer

Q.17. In Newton’s ring arrangement the diameter of 10^{th} dark ring changes from 1.5 m to 1.27 cm when a liquid is introduced between the lens and the glass plate. The refractive index of the liquid is:

- 0.847
- 0.717
- 1.18
- 1.39

**Answer: **1.39

Q.18. In Newton’s rings arrangement with air film in reflected light the diameter of no ring is Dn. If the air is replaced by liquid film of refractive index µ, the diameter of *n _{th}* fringe will become:

- \sqrt{\mu }
- \frac{1}{\sqrt{\mu }}
- \frac{1}{\mu }
- \mu times

**Answer: **\frac{1}{\sqrt{\mu }}

Q.19. In Newton’s ring arrangement the diameter of rings formed is proportional to:

- \lambda
- \sqrt{\lambda }
- \frac{1}{\sqrt{\lambda }}
- \frac{1}{\lambda}

**Answer: **\sqrt{\lambda }

Q.20. In Newton’s ring due to reflected light, the path difference at centre is:

- t\lambda
- 2t+\frac{\lambda }{2}
- \lambda
- \frac{\lambda }{2}

**Answer: **\frac{\lambda }{2}

Q.21. If water drops (µ =1.33) are introduced between the plate and the lens in the Newton’s ring experiment, the diameter of rings will:

- contract to 0.866 times
- expands to 0.866 times
- contract to 0.751 times
- expands to 0.751 times

**Answer: **contract to 0.866 times

Q.22. The diameter of dark ring in Newton’s ring is:

- directly proportional to square root of natural numbers
- inversely proportional to square root of natural numbers
- directly proportional to square root of even numbers
- directly proportional to square root of odd numbers

**Answer: **directly proportional to square root of natural numbers

Q.23. When the liquid is introduced between the lens and the plate, the diameters of the rings:

- decrease
- increase
- remain same
- none of these

**Answer: **decrease

Q.24. Light beam after reflection from an optically denser medium undergoes a phase changes of:

- π
- 0
- π/2
- 2π

**Answer: **π

Q.25. The diameter of bright ring in Newton’s ring is:

- directly proportional to square root of even natural numbers
- directly proportional o square root of odd natural numbers
- inversely proportional to square root of natural numbers
- directly proportional to square root of natural numbers

**Answer: **directly proportional o square root of odd natural numbers