Why gravitational force of attraction is necessary for a satellite to revolve around earth?

The question was posted by Raj Kumar. The satellite has a velocity. To revolve around, the direction of velocity must change. In the absence of a force it can move only in a straight line. It is the gravitational force which helps the satellite top change direction and revolve around the earth. In other words, for a [...]

The mechanism of operation in a capacitor

The DC doesnt flow through capacitor. I thought it was because the electrons jus get saturated on one side and are lost on other side, such that it can’t take or give up anymore or plausibly due to voltage developed across it whereas in AC as directions keep changing, saturation doesnt occur. But it if [...]

Tested Physics Links to Learn the Laws of Motion online

Newton’s Laws of motion First Law: Every body continues to be in its state of rest or state of uniform motion in a straight line unless an external force complels it to do so. Second Law: The rate of change of momentum of a body is directly proportional to the net external force acting on [...]