Physics

Oscillations Due to a Spring

Oscillations Due to a Spring

Oscillations due to a spring: The simplest observable example of simple harmonic motion is the small oscillations of a block of mass m fixed to...
Force Law for Simple Harmonic Motion

Force Law for Simple Harmonic Motion

Force Law for Simple Harmonic Motion The force acting simple harmonic motion is proportional to the displacement and is always directed towards the centre of...
Simple Harmonic Motion

Simple Harmonic Motion

Simple harmonic motion In simple harmonic motion (SHM), the displacement x(t) of a particle from its equilibrium position is given by, A term that means the...
Periodic Motion, Oscillations, Period & Frequency

Periodic Motion, Oscillations, Period & Frequency

Periodic Motion A motion that repeats itself at regular intervals of time is called periodic motion. Note that both the curved parts in Fig (c) are...
Avogadro’s number

Avogadro’s number

Avogadro stated that equal volume of all the gases under similar conditions of temperature and pressure contain equal number molecules. This statement is called...
Mean Free Path

Mean Free Path

The mean free path l is the average distance covered by a molecule between two successive collisions: Where n is the number density and d...
Specific Heat Capacity of Solids

Specific Heat Capacity of Solids & Water

We can use the law of equipartition of energy to determine specific heats of solids. Consider a solid of N atoms, each vibrating about...
Specific Heats Capacity

Specific Heat Capacity

Specific Heat Capacity Monatomic Gases Diatomic Gases Polyatomic Gases Specific Heats of Monatomic Gases: The molecule of a monatomic gas has only three translational degrees of...
Law of Equipartition of Energy

Law of Equipartition of Energy

The law of equipartition of energy states that if a system is in equilibrium at absolute temperature T, the total energy is distributed equally...
Kinetic Interpretation of Temperature

Kinetic Interpretation of Temperature

Average K.E, per molecule of a gas: kinetic interpretation of temperature. Consider one mole of a gas. Let P, V, T and M be...