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Work energy and power problems and solutions

What is work? “Work is a task or job  done when a force acts on a body and moves it in the direction of the force.”Generally ,it refers to perform some task or job. How to find work in physics? In science ,work has precise meaning.For example,a man carrying a load is doing work but he is not doing work ...

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alternative renewable energy

What is solar energy? “Solar energy is the energy coming from the sun and is used directly and indirectly.”The earth receives huge amount of energy directly from the sun each day.Solar energy at normal incidence outside the earth’s atmosphere is about 1.4 kWm-2 which is referred as solar constant.While passing through the atmosphere,the total energy is reduced due to reflection,scattering ...

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Satellite

 What is satellite? Any heavenly body that moves around a planet s called a satellite. The Moon is a natural satellite of the Earth that orbits the Earth. Mars, Jupiter,Saturn,Uranus and Neptune have their own satellites too. Natural Satellites: Beside moons of the planets, some other natural satellites are also moving around the Sun. These are asteroids, comets and meteoroids. ...

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Space

 Space exploration: “Scientific study of the space using especially developed technology is called space exploration.”Do you know that all stars,the sun,the Moon,the earth,all planets and satellites are called heavenly bodies?The heavenly bodies are moving in unimaginable vast space universe. The sun,the planets,and their moons are the largest objects in the solar system.But asteroids and comets are the smaller parts of ...

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Star

What are stars? On the clear night we can see a cloudy band that stretches North to South across the sky.in fact we are seeing part of our own galaxy,the Milky way.there countless stars in our galaxy. We cannot see our galaxy as a whole, but scientists can see many other galaxies in the sky. We see many twinkling lights ...

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Newton’s law of universal gravitation formula

What is Gravitation? Gravitation or gravity is defined as: “The force of attraction between any two objects in the universe.” History: From at least the time of the ancient Greeks,two problems were the subjects of searching inquiry: The tendency of objects such as stones to  fall to earth when released. The motions of the planets,including the sun and the moon,which ...

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What is force of friction?

What is friction in physics? “The force that opposes the motion of moving objects is called friction.” Have you ever noticed why a moving ball stops?Why bicycle stops when the cyclist stops pedaling?Naturally there must be some force that stops moving objects.Since a force not only moves an object but also stops moving object.Friction is a force that comes into ...

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what is the law of conservation of momentum

What is momentum? “Momentum of a body is the quantity of motion it possesses due to its mass and velocity.”We are aware of the fact that moving object possesses a quality by virtue of which it exerts a force on anything that tries to stop it.The faster the object is travelling ,the harder is to stop it.Similarly,if two objects move ...

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Different types of forces and their examples

What is Force? “A force moves or tends to move,stops or tends to stop the motion of object.The force can also change the direction of motion of an object.”It can also change the shape or size of a body on which it acts. In classical physics real forces are defined by a set of axioms,Newton’s laws of motion,with reference to ...

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Projectile motion equations

Projectile: A body thrown at a some angle θ above or below the horizontal such that (0 < θ < π/2) and moves freely under the action of gravity is called projectile. What is projectile motion? “Projectile motion is two dimensional motion under constant acceleration.”or When a body is thrown vertically upward then it follows a curved path such a motion of body is called ...

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