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Angular Displacement The angle which an object moves around a circle is called the angular displacement. This angle is usually expressed in radians. Hence, there are radians in one complete…

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How does a capacitor work? When a capacitor is connected across a power source, it starts charging up as current flows in the circuit.   Initially when the capacitor has…

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What is a capacitor?   A capacitor is an electrical component that stores charge. It is usually made by having two parallel plates thinly separated by an insulating material. This…

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Why does a orbiting satellite not fall to the Earth? A common misconception among students is that orbiting satellites do not experience gravity. It is argued that since these satellites…

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Capacitor is an electrical component that stores charge. As charges are stored, potential energy in the capacitor also increases. In this post, I would like to explain how to calculate…

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Radioactive decay is both random over space and time, and radioactive decay is spontaneous.

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Random over space means that given a large number of radioactive nuclei, it would be impossible to predict which nuclei would decay next. Random over time means that you cannot predict when a nuclei would decay at any time.

Given a large number of nuclei, it can be safe to predict that approximately half of the original radioactive nuclei would decay after one half-life. However, the exact number of nuclei decay would not be identical given two samples of equal number of original radioactive nuclei.

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The table provides the data for the acoustic impedance and absorption coefficients for muscle and bone. A parallel beam of ultrasound of intensity  enters the muscle of thickness 3.0 cm…

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