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Problem on combination of resistances


Find the potential difference between A and B.JpegAnswer.

As you can see from the diagram, AD and AC are in series. Similarly, BD and BC are in series. In effect, the two series combinations are in parallel. The effective resistance of each branch (2 + 3 =5, and 3+2 =5) is 5 ohm each.  Since the resistance of each branch from D to C is 5 ohm, the current divides equally among the branches. Thus the current in each is 2.5 A.

The potential difference across, DA = 2.5 x 2 = 5 V

The potential difference across, DB = 3 x 2 = 6 V

The potential difference between A & B = 6-5 = 1 V



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Magnetic effect of current

A metallic wire in semicircular shape of radius 2.2m carries a current of 0.7A. What is the magnitude of the magnetic field at the centre of the semicircle?

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Mechanics Questions from Mohammed

a. Determine the work done by the motor when the wheelchair starts at rest and speeds up to its normal speed.

b. Determine the maximum distance that the wheelchair can travel on a horizontal surface at its normal speed, using its stored energy. (Ignore the energy needed for it to speed up when it starts.)

c. Suppose that 0.023 percent of the power required for driving is expended against drag due to the flexing of the wheelchair’s soft rubber tires. Calculate the magnitude of the drag force.

Why coherent sources are required for interference?

Why coherent sources are required for interference? (Asked Poonam)


For two waves to interfere that is to superimpose on each other they must have a constant phase reltionship and the waves produced with constant phase relationship are produced by coherent sources.whether the waves will interfere constructively or destructively is another question depending on the nature of the phase relationship.

English: Interference of two waves Deutsch: In...

isothermal processes and adiabatic processes are, and the differences between them

 Explain what isothermal processes and adiabatic processes are, and the differences between them, taking care to explain the role, or otherwise, of the environment to which the system under study is exposed.

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