Object having zero velocity but still accelerating


We all know that acceleration is rate of change of velocity. Thus according to this definition, if the velocity of the object is zero or constant, then its acceleration will be zero. But there are certain things in life where only definitions can not define another parameter but these parameters or things may be explained using certain logic. (more…)

3 disadvantages of ac over dc


In the last article, we have discussed about the 8 advantages of alternating current over direct current. Today we will discuss the disadvantages or drawbacks of ac over dc. Let us discuss them one by one:

  1. First disadvantage is that the shock of the ac is attractive but the shock of dc is repulsive.
  2. At high voltages, it is more dangerous to work with ac than dc.
  3. In the processes like electrorefining, electroplating etc. , one can not use the ac. In these processes, only dc is used.

These are the 3 disadvantages of ac over dc. If you know more, please mention in the comment section.

8 Advantages of alternating current over direct current


We all are aware of the concept of ac and dc. There are certain differences between two and also there are advantages and disadvantages or drawbacks of ac over dc. I will discuss the advantages in this article and disadvantages in the next article. Let us discuss them one by one.

Advantages of ac over dc: (more…)

The meaning of Transient Current


We all must be aware about the meaning of the current. Yes, it is rate of flow of charge. Do you know that when an electric circuit having a ohmic resistance is switched on, the current reaches to maximum value almost in zero time and when the circuit is switched off, the current drops to zero from maximum value in a no time. This you can observe while switching on or off an electric circuit having ohmic resistance only.

But do you know that if there is inductor or capacitor in a circuit, the current will not become maximum from zero or from maximum to zero in no time. The current will take a finite time or one can say it is a gradual process. Thus the electric current which takes finite time to become maximum from zero or zero from maximum in circuits having inductors and capacitors (condensers), then such time of currents are called transient currents.

6 conditions for sustained inteference


To understand the concept of interference and conditions for sustained interference, let us first discuss the superposition principle.

Superposition Principle:

Superposition principle enables us to find the resultant of two or more wave motions.
According to this principle, when two or more waves travelling through a medium superimpose upon one another, a new wave is formed in which resultant displacement . at any instant is equal to the vector sum of the displacements due to individual
waves . at that instant
For example, when crest (or trough) of one wave falls on crest (or trough) of the other, the amplitude of the resultant wave is sum of the amplitudes of two waves.
When crest of one wave falls on trough of the other, the amplitude of resultant wave is difference of the amplitude of the two waves. (more…)

Photon and its properties


In this article, we will discuss about the photon and its properties:

A photon is basically a basic particle which carries with itself electromagnetic energy. The light coming from sun has different wavelengths or energy and on the basis of it, we have different regions like visible, infrared, ultraviolet and many more. But one thing is common in all these regions is photon but of different frequency so different energy.

Thus photon is basically a quantum of light.

Properties: (more…)

Cathode rays and their 15 properties


Definition of cathode rays:

Cathode rays are the group of fast moving negatively charged particles. These negatively charged particles are electrons. These rays are shot out at a high speed from the cathode of a discharge tube at a pressure below 0.01 mm of mercury.

15 Properties of Cathode rays:

1.       Cathode rays travel in straight lines.

2.       These rays are deflected by electric field. This is obvious because these rays are nothing but electrons.

3.       These rays travel normally from the surface of cathode. (more…)

Upcoming science fields to do research and make career


There are many many field in the area of science to do research. One should be completely dedicated towards his or her work for the same, then sky is the limit only.

Let us discuss few of the science fields to do research and make career. The following fields are the broad area, the sub area under each of these fields are so many and will be discussed later on:

1. Environmental Science: We all know that our environment is getting degraded day by day. Thus there are so many research topics and career avenues in this field. The environment science as a subject is taught from schools. (more…)

10 Properties of gamma rays


Let us today discuss the 10 properties or characteristics of gamma rays.

1.      Gamma, γ-rays are not deflected by electric and magnetic fields. It shows that they do not have any charge.

2.      Gamma, γ-rays are electromagnetic waves like X-rays. The wavelength of γ-ray photon is smaller than that of X-rays. (more…)

Properties of beta particles


Last time I have discussed the properties of alpha particles. Toady let us discuss the important properties or characteristics of beta (β) particles:

  1. A beta (β)- particle carries 1.6 x 10-19 C of negative charge, which is the charge on an electron.
  2. The mass of β-particle is 9.1 x 10-31 kg, which is the same as that of electron.
  3. The velocity of β-particles ranges from 33% to 99% of the velocity of light. (more…)
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