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Physics I

What is resonance?

Resonance:   When the forced frequency is equal to the natural frequency of vibration of the body, resonance takes place. Resonance is a vibration of large amplitude produced by a relatively small vibration near the same frequency of vibrations as the natural frequency of the resonating system.

What are undamped free vibrations, damped free vibrations and forced vibrations?

Undamped free vibrations:  When a bob of a simple pendulum (in vacuum) is displaced from its mean position and left, it executes simple harmonic motions. The pendulum will continue to oscillate with the same time period and amplitude for any length of time. In such cases there is no loss of energy by friction or …

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Describe Carnot’s reversible engine.

Carnot’s reversible engine In 1824, Sadi Carnot conceived a closed reversible cycle consisting two strokes. Since that Carnot’s cycle reversible because it consists two isothermals and two adiabatic, all of which are reversible process. Carnot’s engine is free from all the defects of practical engine, its efficiency is maximum and it is an ideal heat …

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What are the postulates of the kinetic theory of gases?

Postulates of the kinetic theory of gases:  Following are the 13 postulates of kinetic theory of gases. Gas contains small individual particles called the molecules. They follow Newton’s laws of motion. The properties of the molecules of a gas are same, but different for different gases. The volume of a molecule is negligible when comparing …

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Explain isothermal and adiabatic process?

Isothermal process: If a system is perfectly conducting to the surroundings and the temperature remains constant throughout the process, then the process is called an isothermal process. In this process, although the temperature remains constant but the heat is variable. From the given figure, from A to B, pressure decreased and work is done. There …

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What is the second law of thermodynamics?

Second law of thermodynamics The second law of thermodynamics has Kelvin-Planck statement and Kelvin-Clausius statement. They are stated below. Kelvin-Planck statement  Kelvin-Planck statement of the second law states that, it is impossible to get a continuous supply of work from a body which can transfer heat with a single heat reservoir. Kelvin-Clausius Statement Kelvin-Clausius statement …

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