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CERN Large Hadron Collider

Why is the Large Hadron Collider as large as it is?  I heard today that the actual accelerator portion is only 40 Meters long, the rest is (mostly) magnets that steer the particles, so why does the accelerator need to be 17 miles in circumference?  Does making it larger provide any advantages?

 

(asked Rick)

Sequence of Learning Physics

In what sequence should these chapters be prepared for my exams:-
units and dimensions,kinematics,laws of motion,work power and energy,motion of system of particles and rigid body dynamics,gravitation.

Apoorv Katoch asked

Answer:

It is better to follow the same pattern as given in NCERT text book

Problem from Kinematics

Devika posted:

There are two particles A and B moving with same velocity u such that initially there velocity are perpendicular to each other and distance between them is L.the velocity of A is always directed towards B.find the distance between them after a long time.

Ans will be posted soon

Cosmic Rays

Do cosmic rays get reflected by a mirror?Just like the normal(visible spectrum) light, do cosmic rays and lasers get reflected by a polished surface or are they strong enough to penetrate through them? (Sangeetha Varma posted this question)

Answer: Cosmic rays are energetic charged subatomic particles, originating from outer space. They may produce secondary particles that penetrate the Earth’s atmosphere and surface. Cosmic rays were thought to be electromagnetic radiation in the past. Most primary cosmic rays entering the atmosphere from deep space are composed of subatomic particles that normally occur on Earth, such as protons, atomic nuclei, or electrons. However, a very small fraction are particles of antimatter, such as positrons or antiprotons. The precise nature of this remaining fraction is an area of active research.

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DOWNLOAD PPT – ROLLING WITHOUT SLIPPING

Rolling without slipping is a topic coming under the chapter “System of Particles and Rotation’ You can download a PowerPoint presentation on the topic from the link here

ROLLING WITHOUT SLIPPING.ppt
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Solution to HC Verma Problem

“Referring to HC Verma Part 2, chapter 29, Electric field and potential, Q 69
I think that Force is inversely proportional to square of the distance between the charged particles, so acceleration is not constant and hence
v*v  =  u*u  + 2*a*s   is not valid in this case.
How is proceed with this question ?” Satyam asked

Centre of mass of an accelerated body

“What is the effect on centre of mass of system of particles when it is placed in accelerated train?” Vimal asked

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