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Sep 15

Why direct currents aren’t used in Home circuits?

How can an alternating current change its direction while moving in a wire or any conductor? Why direct currents aren’t used in Home circuits? RAHUL ASKED Answer: Alternating current is produced by rotating a coil in a strong magnetic field (or ...

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Sep 14

Jaz posted this question from electrostatics

“I’ve tried so many times, but I’m unable to arrive at the correct equation; See attachment for question” Question   Jaz posted this question E=k(2λ/r) due to positive wire E’=k(2λ/(D-r)) due to negative wire The r...

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Sep 13

Collection of Problems received from Class 12 Physics

These problems were posted by Geena. Hope that we will be able to post the answers to these questions soon; each in a separate post. By the time visitors can attempt to post their answers as comments to this post. (Only selected posts will be published)   Please note that the answers are not published until the [...]

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Sep 02

Electrostatic induction – Where does the charge go on earthing?

Rajkumar asks:”in electrostatic induction in step 3 when earthed wire is removed then where the free negative charge go.does they go to earth then what happen to them.” Waiting for responses from visitors Incoming search terms:earthing whic...

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Aug 26

Why we specifically note resistance in a circuit while all part of a wire have some resistance..?

Why we specifically note resistance in a circuit while all part of a wire have some resistance..??? Answer: The resistance of the rest of the circuit compared to the resistance of the resistor is negligible. Incoming search terms:Why we specifically no...

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Aug 22

Current electricity – Numerical

A 10m length of aluminium wire has a diameter of 1.5mm. It carries a current of 12A. Find (i) the current density. (ii) the drift velocity (iii) the electric field in the wire. aluminium has approximately 10^29 free electrons per m^3

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Jul 22

you are given two nichrome wire of same length and different thickness Which wire will get heated first Give reason.?

You are given two nichrome wire of same length and different thickness Which wire will get heated first Give reason.? Asked Merlin Mary Mathew Answer: If the wires are connected one by one to a source, (or connected in parallel to the same source) the one having less resistance (Greater thickness) will get heated up first. [...]

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