Archimedes’ Principle

When a stone is immersed in a bucket completely filled with water, some amount of water spill out of the bucket. The weight of water displaced (spilled) from the bucket can be explained by Archimedes principle.

Bragg’s Law

Bragg’s law was first proposed by Sir William Bragg and his son Sir Lawrence Bragg. They studied about the diffraction of X-rays and devised a method for determining the wavelength of X-rays.

Escape Velocity, it’s Formula and Derivation

When an object is thrown vertically upwards, it reaches a certain height and comes back to the earth. But when it is given greater initial velocity, it reaches greater height before coming back.

Center of Mass

The center of mass (not to be confused with center to gravity) of a body is the point which behaves as if all the mass of the body is concentrated there. Thus, if a force acts at this point, the body will accelerate but will not rotate.

Angular Momentum and Principle of Conservation of Angular Momentum

The moment of linear momentum of an object is called angular momentum. Angular momentum is represented by L. The angular momentum of an object about an axis of rotation is measured by the product of the linear momentum of the object and the perpendicular distance between the object and the axis of rotation.

Radius of Gyration

Radius of gyration is defined as the distance from the axis of rotation to a point where the total mass of the body is supposed to be concentrated, so that the moment of inertia about the axis may remain the same. Simply, gyration is the distribution of the components of an object. It is denoted by K.

Velocity of Sound in Gas (Newton’s formula)

According to Newton, when sound waves propagate in air, compression and rarefaction are formed. He assumed that the process is very slow and the heat produced during compression is given to surrounding and heat loss during compression is gained from surrounding. So the temperature remains constant and sound waves propagate through an isothermal process.

Velocity of Light Michelsons’s Method

Michelsons’s Method is a precise method for measuring the speed of light. An octagonal mirror M1 is mounted on the shaft of a variable speed motor. Light from a bright source S is focused at an angle of 45o on one of the faces of mirror M1 after passing through a slit S1. The reflected light falls on a distant concave mirror M2.

Law of Conservation of Energy and Potential to Kinetic Energy Conversion

According to law of conservation of energy, Energy of an isolated system is constant. It can neither be created nor be destroyed but it can be transformed from one type to another. For example, when an object falls on the ground from a certain height, its kinetic energy is converted into other forms of energy such as sound energy, heat energy, light energy, etc.