Properties of beta particles

Last time I have discussed the properties of alpha particles. Toady let us discuss the important properties or characteristics of beta (β) particles:

  1. A beta (β)- particle carries 1.6 x 10-19 C of negative charge, which is the charge on an electron.
  2. The mass of β-particle is 9.1 x 10-31 kg, which is the same as that of electron.
  3. The velocity of β-particles ranges from 33% to 99% of the velocity of light. Continue reading “Properties of beta particles”
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Human is the Passé, here comes the Robos!

Today with constant improvisation in Science and Technology, we are in a fast period of progression and production!

One of the technological advancements that make living easy and much more convenient is indubitably the invention of robots. Robots are men-like machines that are capable of performing any scale of tedious tasks, they are programmed for. They have shown a remarkable contribution in cut down the human work load especially in industries.    Continue reading “Human is the Passé, here comes the Robos!”

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10 properties of alpha particles

The  alpha, α – particles possess following 10 properties:

1.     Alpha, α – particle carries double the positive charge of proton, which is equal to the charge on the helium nucleus.

2.      Mass of an alpha, α – particle is roughly four times that of hydrogen atom i.e. it is equal to the mass of the helium nucleus.

The above two properties establish that an alpha, α – particle is equivalent to helium nucleus (or a helium atom which has lost its two orbital electrons i.e. a doubly ionized helium atom). Continue reading “10 properties of alpha particles”

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Definition and introduction of radioactivity

Definition of radioactivity:

The phenomenon of emission of active radiations by an element was termed radioactivity. The element exhibiting this property was called radioactivity element.

Natural radioactivity is a spontaneous and self disruptive activity exhibited by a number of heavy elements occurring in nature. The word spontaneous means by its own or by shear out of nature of the element and self disruptive means that the element disintegrates itself i.e. no external provocation influences the emission. Radioactivity is, therefore, the property by virtue of which a heavy element disintegrates itself without being forced by any external agent to do so. Continue reading “Definition and introduction of radioactivity”

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Examples in support of Newton’s law of gravitation

Last time we have discussed and derived the Newton’s law of gravitation. Today we will discuss the examples or evidence or proof of the Newton’s law of gravitation. Let us discuss these evidences:

  1. We all know that earth revolves around the sun and moon around the earth. This rotation is explained or it is a proof of Newton’s law of gravitation.
  2. The predictions of solar and lunar eclipses are based on this law and these predictions always came true.
  3. We also have heard about tides in the oceans. These tides in the oceans are made due to the force of attraction (Newton’s law of gravitation) between the moon and ocean water.
  4. The prediction about the time period of the artificial satellites and the orbits are made on the basis of Newton’s law of gravitation.

These are the examples or evidences or proof of Newton’s law of gravitation. If you know another one, please share with us.

Also read: i)Gravitation and Newton’s law of gravitation

                ii) Gravitational force and its properties

Brain Teaser:

If you understood the article, please answer “why moon rotates around the earth”?

a)      Newton’s law of gravitation

b)      Coulomb’s law

c)      Both of above

d)     None of the above

Please share your answer in the comment section

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