# 1st Year Physics Notes Chapter 2 - 11th Class Notes pdf

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Q How is vector represented
Vector Representation
A vector is represented in two ways

1.  Symbolic representation
2.  Graphical representation

Symbolic Representation
It is represented by bold face letter such as A, d,r and V etc It can also be represented by a letter with an arrow placed above or below letter such as or Graphical Representation
It is represented by a straight line with an arrow head The length of line represents magnitude of vector (according to suitable scale) Arrow head represents the direction of vector Representation magnitude of vector
The magnitude of vector is represented by Light face letter such as A d rand v
Modulus of a vector such as
Q. What is rectangular coordinate system?
Rectangular Coordinate System
(Cartesian Co-ordinate System) The set of two or three mutually perpendicular lines intersecting at a point is called rectangular system
The lines are called coordinate axes
One of these line is called x-axis (or horizontal axis) The other is called y-axis (or vertical axis) The line perpendicular to both x and y axes is called z-axis The point of intersection is called origin
Two dimensional coordinate system (Plane)
If the system consists of two perpendicular lines then it is called two dimensional coordinate system
Three dimensional co-ordinate system (Space)
If the system consist of three perpendicular lines, then it is called three dimensional co-ordinate system
Q. How is the direction of vector represented in: (i) a plane (ii) space?
Direction of a Vector in plane
It is represented by the angle which the vector makes with Positive x-axis
In anti-clock wise direction
Direction of a vector in Space
It is represented by three angles which the vector makes with x. y and z axes
It is a graphical method to add of two or more vectors
Q. Explain the following terms:
(i) Resultant vector
(ii) Vector subtraction
(ii) Multiplication of vector by scalar
(iv) Unit vector
(v) Null vector
(vi) Equal vectors

(i) Resultant vector
A vector which has the same effect as the combined effect of all the vectors to be added is called resultant vector
(ii) Vector subtraction
The subtraction of a vector is equivalent to the addition of same vector with its direction reversed
(iii) Multiplication of vector by a scalar
A vector can be multiplied by

• A positive number
• A negative number

(iv) A scalar with dimension Unit vector
A vector whose magnitude is equal to one with no units in a given direction is called unit vector is represented by a letter with a cap or hat on it
(v) Null or Zero
vector A vector whose magnitude is zero and direction arbitrary is called a null vector It si represented by
(vi) Equal vectors
The vectors are said to be equal vectors if they have same magnitude
same direction
(regardless of the position of their initial points)
Q Define component of vector? what are rectangular components of vector Answer
Component of a vector
The effective value of a vector in a given direction is called component of a vector A vector may split up into two or more than two parts these parts are known as components of vector Rectangular Components of Vector
The components of a vector which are perpendicular to each other are called rectangular components
Q. Define and explain the term torque of moment of force.
The turning effect of force produced in a body about an axis is called torque.
Other Definition
The product of magnitude force and the perpendicular distance from axis of rotation to line of action of force is called torque.
OR
The moment of a force can also be defined as the vector product of the radius vector from the axis of rotation to the point of application of the force and the force vector
2. Dynamic equilibrium If a body is moving with uniform velocity. It is said to be in dynamic equilibrium
Example
A car moving with uniform linear velocity
Q.. What is equilibrium? Give its types. What are its different kinds? Also write down the conditions of equilibrium
Equilibrium
A body is said to be in equilibrium if it is at rest or moving with uniform velocity under the action a number of forces
Types of equilibrium
There are two types of equilibrium
1. Static equilibrium
If a body is at rest It is said to be in static equilibrium Examples

•  Book lying on a table
• A body is rotating with uniform angular velocity Motion of a paratrooper

Q. Under what conditions the body is said to be in complete equilibrium?
Translational equilibrium
When first conditions satisfied is linear acceleration of body is zero and the body is said to in translational equilibrium
Rotational equilibrium
When second condition is satisfied, angular acceleration of body is zero and the body is said to in rotational equilibrium
Thus for a body to be in complete equilibrium both conditions must be satisfied ie both in ear acceleration and angular acceleration must be zero
Note
1 We will apply the conditions of equilibrium to situations in which all the forces are coplanar
2 To calculate to torque we choose an axis The position of axis is arbitrary
3 A most suitable place is one through which of action of many forces pass

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