Physics

Zener Diode as a Voltage Regulator

Zener diode is a silicon semiconductor with a p-n junction that is specifically designed to work in the reverse biased condition. When forward biased, it behaves like a normal signal diode, but when the reverse voltage is applied to it, the voltage remains constant for a wide range of currents. Due to this feature, it […]

Zener Diode

Zener Diode DefinitionZener Diode WorkingZener Diode Circuit SymbolVI Characteristics of Zener DiodeZener Diode ApplicationsFAQs A Zener diode not only allows current to flow from anode to cathode but also, in the reverse direction on reaching the Zener voltage. Due to this functionality, Zener diodes are the most commonly used semiconductor diodes. In this article, let […]

Young's Modulus

In this article, let us learn about modulus of elasticity along with examples. Modulus of elasticity is the measure of the stress–strain relationship on the object. Modulus of elasticity is the prime feature in the calculation of the deformation response of concrete when stress is applied. Elastic constants are those constants which determine the deformation […]

Young’s Double Slits Experiment Derivation

Introduction To Young’s Double Slits Experiment During the year 1801, Thomas Young carried out an experiment where the wave and particle nature of light and matter were demonstrated. The schematic diagram of the experimental setup is shown below- Figure(1): Young double slit experimental set up along with the fringe pattern.A beam of monochromatic light is […]

Yield Strength

Yield Strength Definition Stress Strain Graph Stress Strain Graph Explanation Yield Strength Graph What is Yield Strength? Whether an object is stubborn or malleable is decided by the yield strength. It is the point at which an object ceases to be elastic and becomes plastic. Yield strength helps us choose appropriate materials for the construction […]

X -Rays

What are X-Rays? We can define X-Rays or X-radiation as a form of electromagnetic radiation. They are powerful waves of electromagnetic energy. Most of them have a wavelength ranging from 0.01 to 10 nanometres, corresponding to frequencies in the range 30 petahertz to 30 exahertz and energies in the range 100 eV to 100 keV. […]

Electrical Fuse – The Working Principle

To understand the working principle behind an electrical fuse, two critical concepts should be kept in mind Current flows in a loop Heating effect of current Electric current can flow through a conductor only when the circuit formed is complete. If there is a break in the loop, electric charges cannot flow through. This is […]

Working Of An Electric Bell

Introduction The electric doorbell is a simple circuit that triggers a sound on the completion of circuit by pressing the button. It is this simplicity that makes doorbell such a marvel. The simple devices in the doorbell put the scientific principle of electromagnetism into action in a useful way. In order to understand the operations […]

Working of Boiler

To understand the working of the boiler it is important to understand what is a boiler, classification of the boiler, what is the purpose of the boiler, and what happens in a boiler? Answers to these questions are key to the overall understanding of the concept of the boiler. What is Boiler? A boiler is […]

Work Energy Theorem And Its Application

Introduction We already discussed in the previous article (link here) that there is some relation between work done and energy. Now we will see the theorem that relates them. According to this theorem, the net work done on a body is equal to change in kinetic energy of the body. This is known as Work-Energy […]