The Coriolis force and a bit of equatorial flimflam

Got by Mail from Jearl Walker ************************************ You have spent a lifetime on a rotating planet but the only frequent and obvious clues about the rotation are the apparent motion of the Sun during the day and the stars and Moon during the night. Otherwise, the rotation is not noticeable. However, there is one common … Continue reading The Coriolis force and a bit of equatorial flimflam

Questions waiting to be answered at www.askphysics.com

Can you answer these? A bullet of mass m is fired with a velocity v and strikes a a block of mass M suspended by a string of length L. the bullet gets embedded in the block. What is the angle the the block makes due to the impact?   Why planets revolve around their … Continue reading Questions waiting to be answered at www.askphysics.com

Where is electricity stored after it is generated but before it is supplied?

This question was posted by Chithraja. This is a common doubt arising naturally in the minds of children as well as adults who think. But they never ask, or if they ask the questions remain unanswered. I will explain the question itself first. When we switch on a bulb we get the energy. But what happens to the electricity [...]