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 […]… Read More Why gravitational force of attraction is necessary for a satellite to revolve around earth?

Explain IMPULSE in simple terms

Vimal asked this question. Impulse is the effect of a force and is measured as the change in momentum produced. The same effect, that is the same change in momentum can be produced by a large force acting for a short interval of time, a small force acting for a large interval of time or a moderate […]… Read More Explain IMPULSE in simple terms

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 […]… Read More The mechanism of operation in a capacitor

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 […]… Read More Tested Physics Links to Learn the Laws of Motion online