Tagged: A-level

The Physics of Simple Harmonic Motion

An object moving in an SHM must obey the relation where  is the displacement and  is the angular frequency of the oscillator.   is related to the frequency of the oscillator by the relation ....

Simple Harmonic Motion and Circular Motion

Simple harmonic motion is closely related to a uniform circular motion. A real life simple harmonic motion. Review Question 1 Answer the following questions as you watch the first YouTube video(Simple harmonic motion and uniform...

Mathematics of Circular Motion

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 circle. The relationship between...

How a Capacitor Discharge

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 not stored any charge,...

Capacitance

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 material is also known...

Gravitation and Circular Motion

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 are not falling to...

Gravitation – Potential and Potential Energy

Gravitational Potential and Potential Energy Gravitational potential at a point is the amount of work needed to bring a unit mass from infinity to that point. Gravitational potential is defined to be negative since...

Gravitation – Force and Field Strength

Concept of a Gravitational Field and Force A gravitational field is a region in which a mass experiences a force. A mass, that is present inside a gravitational field experiences a gravitational force. This...

Work done in a Capacitor

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 the energy stored in...

Ultrasound Calculations

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 as shown. The ultrasound...