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  1. Zahid Iftikhar

    Time of Impact of Gas Molecules on the Inner Wall of a Pressure Vessel

    In derivation of relation for pressure of Gas ,(see pic below) the time for rate of change of momentum of molecules should be the time for which the wall of the vessel and the molecules kept interacting with each other, not the time between successive collisions. As circumscribed below, my...
  2. Zahid Iftikhar

    I Stability of Nuclei

    Thank you Dr_Nate for the kind reply. All I am understanding from your replies is there is some special mechanism by which a nucleus absorb energies. I humbly submit I lack that knowledge and request to kindly share something about it. Is this absorption similar to an electron inside an orbit...
  3. Zahid Iftikhar

    I Stability of Nuclei

    I am thankful that the replies have helped me clarify many of my misconceptions. I have one more doubt in mind in support of my statement made earlier regarding breaking of nucleus. In Rutherford nuclear reaction where nitrogen is hit by alpha particles and oxygen and a proton are produced...
  4. Zahid Iftikhar

    I Stability of Nuclei

    Thanks Sir. It is very convincing argument. I am pleased and thankful for your time. High regards.
  5. Zahid Iftikhar

    I Stability of Nuclei

    Thanks for the reply. I correct myself. Sure sunlight falls short of binding energy of nucleus. But my question still stands. The thermal energy we provide during chemical reactions aren't sufficient enough to provide this required energy? Please reply with a little bit detail. Regards
  6. Zahid Iftikhar

    I Stability of Nuclei

    Hi I need help from PF scholars to figure out one difficulty in understanding stability of nucleus. Nuclei remain unaffected during chemical reactions taking place even at very high temperatures and pressures. But their binding energy figures are not that high. Such chemical reactions have heat...
  7. Zahid Iftikhar

    Voltage across R, L and C vs AC Voltage source in RLC Series Circuit

    Thanks. I need more help on this please.
  8. Zahid Iftikhar

    Voltage across R, L and C vs AC Voltage source in RLC Series Circuit

    One property of series resonance circuit is that at resonance, the voltage across circuit elements R,L and C may be larger than the source voltage. I can relate it to vector analogy where component vectors may have larger values than the resultant and the phenomenon is counter-intuitive. This...
  9. Zahid Iftikhar

    Why does a capacitor charge to 63% of the applied voltage?

    Thanks indeed. This is the best part of the discussion. I am way satisfied. Thanks to everybody who helped. You all are great people.
  10. Zahid Iftikhar

    Why does a capacitor charge to 63% of the applied voltage?

    Thanks indeed for the detailed explanation. I am sure I have lacked in exactly communicating my question and I added a clipping to support me to clarify. I understand in all you wrote above. I understand a capacitor keeps charging for infinite time and in every time constant there is an...
  11. Zahid Iftikhar

    Why does a capacitor charge to 63% of the applied voltage?

    It is very kind of you Sir to come for help. I am sure you will encourage to ask rather silly questions. I am sure these will bridge some knowledge gaps. Regards.
  12. Zahid Iftikhar

    Why does a capacitor charge to 63% of the applied voltage?

    Thanks Sir. You said that it was more of a definition. To my understanding definitions are man-made meant to simplify the things and once decided may be helpful to understand laws and principles.(I may be wrong). I have studied in this thread that it is not a Physics law or Principle (time...
  13. Zahid Iftikhar

    Why does a capacitor charge to 63% of the applied voltage?

    That is a brilliant analogy Sir, very helpful to understand capacitor working. I use another while teaching to my classes. Two identical water tanks connected thru a valve, one tank remains full and is filled automatically if its level changes (Battery) and the other is empty (Capacitor). The...
  14. Zahid Iftikhar

    Why does a capacitor charge to 63% of the applied voltage?

    I am thankful to all the worthy scholars who commented on my question. I become over-enjoyed when people from PF give value to a question, spare their valuable time and add very useful explanations. I can count there are many questions, which I tried hard to find answers with my own effort but...
  15. Zahid Iftikhar

    Why does a capacitor charge to 63% of the applied voltage?

    I am absolutely thankful for your time to address my query. What I meant from my question was how a capacitor knows it should charge to 63% of the equilibrium charge, not 70% or 80% or any other value. Please see the clipping I have attached if my question is still not clear. High regards. Zahid
  16. Zahid Iftikhar

    Why does a capacitor charge to 63% of the applied voltage?

    Statement of problem is given in the summary. Mathematics proves time constant is calculated from the equation V= V0 exp t/RC I want to know if there is any physical explanation of this effect. Please guide me on this. Regards
  17. Zahid Iftikhar

    Electric Field of a moving charge

    Thanks for your time and help.
  18. Zahid Iftikhar

    Electric Field of a moving charge

    Really serious consideration. So matter is not that simple. It involves relativity. Thanks for the time sir. High Regards
  19. Zahid Iftikhar

    Electric Field of a moving charge

    Thank you very much for the reply. I am proud of people at PF for being so helpful in clarifying concepts. What I get out of your explanation is that once charges set into motion, their electric field is mainly cancelled out and but just a portion remains due to distortions. But the magnetic...
  20. Zahid Iftikhar

    Member jim hardy has died

    A scholarly homage paid to a noble spirit
  21. Zahid Iftikhar

    Member jim hardy has died

    Wonderful words to pay homage
  22. Zahid Iftikhar

    Electric Field of a moving charge

    Thanks Sir for your effort and time. Mathematics is my downside. I find difficulty in drawing something from these equations. I am apologetic for this weakness of mine.
  23. Zahid Iftikhar

    Electric Field of a moving charge

    Thanks for the time. I ll try the way you suggested. Regards
  24. Zahid Iftikhar

    Electric Field of a moving charge

    Sir, thanks for the reply. Does it have the same intensity?
  25. Zahid Iftikhar

    Electric Field of a moving charge

    When a charge is at rest, it has an electric field only. When the charge starts moving , it is said to have accompanied a magnetic field. My question relates to its electric field while in motion. Does it still exist or not? I know in electron guns electrons are deflected while passing thru the...
  26. Zahid Iftikhar

    Member jim hardy has died

    Very sad demise---- What a nice fellow he was. Just saw his snap and was impressed by his great personality. I wish his soul rest in peace. That is the destiny of all of us. Sooner or later we are bound to die. Let,s spend this time in serving the humanity, respecting each other regardless of...
  27. Zahid Iftikhar

    Charge on plates in Millikan's Experiment

    Thanks dear Sir. The figure you have added has helped me a lot. I ll surely take it down for my class notes. Bundle of thanks for the help.
  28. Zahid Iftikhar

    Charge on plates in Millikan's Experiment

    Thanks for the reply. You meant that general Physics books at secondary level generally miss this explanation for the sake of simplicity. If so, fine. It means plates do have charge left on them if suddenly separated from the battery.
  29. Zahid Iftikhar

    Charge on plates in Millikan's Experiment

    When a capacitor is connected to a battery, it gets charged according to the voltage of the battery. If battery is disconnected, the charge stays on the capacitor. In Millikan's experiment used to find charge on an electron, when two plates are connected to a voltage source, they acquire...
  30. Zahid Iftikhar

    B Why do metastable states in atoms exist?

    Marisa5 Thanks indeed for this further help. This all helped me a lot. Great forum, great people.
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