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  1. QuentinChe

    Voltage detection in electrical cables

    Hello guys! I am a student who currently works on a project based on electrical detection and voltage measurement in electrical cables remotly. So in order to accomplish my work, I'm seeki ng for new ways to detect voltage. I already have some ideas such as using magnetic fields or measuring...
  2. Osnel Jr

    Why do you discharge the anode first.

  3. J

    Wheatstone Bridge question

  4. gumthakka

    Cases when Ampere's circuital law fails to hold

    Well, I guess that is pretty much my question.
  5. rayjbryant

    I Question regarding Lenz's law

    I've attached an illustration of my set up.
  6. ethanh100

    Help with Circuit Nodal Analysis

    Summary: Perform nodal analysis on a circuit to find voltages. For a laboratory I am trying to find the nodal voltages for a circuit we built using hand calculations. I have the answer as we ran the simulation which shows all the nodal voltages, however my nodal analysis seems to be wrong as I...
  7. T

    Capacitance and induced charge of a spherical Capacitor + dielectric

    I) For the first part I used: ##V = - \int E ds = \int_a^c \frac{1}{4\pi\epsilon_0} Q /r^2 dr+ \int_c^{c+d} \frac{1}{k} \frac{1}{4\pi\epsilon_0} Q /r^2 dr + \int_{c+d}^b \frac{1}{4\pi\epsilon_0} Q /r^2 dr ## And by using ##C = Q/V## We get an answer which is somehow large for writing here...
  8. Miles123K

    Calculating the charge of two concentric conductive spheres

    Homework Statement The solution to this problem is B, and I was able to get the answer by calculating the total potential at ##r = 2a##, however, what I don't seem to understand is why must the voltage be calculated at ##r=2a## but not ##r=3a##. Homework Equations ##V(r) = - \int_a^b E(r)...
  9. K

    Interesting Magnetic Field Induction Problem

    Homework Statement Suppose we have an isolated, long, narrow straight wire with low electrical resistivity. A constant current ##I## is sent through this wire. We know that if an electron is sent on a path which is perpendicular to the wire, towards it, with an initial speed ##v_0##, and the...
  10. A

    Electrical Why isn’t this Tesla coil working?

    Hello all! I have made a Tesla coil using a proven circuit I found online but what I have made isn’t working here is a picture please help. PS: yes I know it is fairly messy but the specs are as fallows: B50k potentiometer One green 5mm led One 200ohm 1/4 W 5% resistor Primary coil is 8...
  11. Jason-Li

    Thevenin's Theorem, Superposition & Norton's Theorem

    Homework Statement FIGURE 1 shows a 50 Ω load being fed from two voltage sources via their associated reactances. Determine the current i flowing in the load by: (a) applying Thévenin’s theorem (b) applying the superposition theorem (c) by transforming the two voltage sources and their...
  12. F

    Shell in a cylindrical capacitor

    Homework Statement There is a capacitor (llenght ##L##) made of a conductor (cylinder of radius ##R_1##) and a cylindrical surface (radius ##R_2##). It is charged with a potential ##V_0##, then it is isolated. (There is vacuum between ##R_1## and ##R_2##) Now we insert a cylindrical...
  13. N

    Voltage drop in a metal

    Metals are highly effective at screening electric fields. If we place two contacts reasonably far away from each other on a piece of metal and apply a voltage bias, the charge carriers in the section that is far enough from both the contacts should be unaffected by the electric field. Why then...
  14. Safder Aree

    Engineering Finding Internal Resistance through Circuit Analysis

    Homework Statement Given this following circuit: What is the internal resistance of the meter movement ( R_I). This is part of a project I'm doing and I know the equation that gives you the internal resistance in this circuit. $$R_I = \frac{R_sR_p}{R_s - R_p}$$. However, I have no idea how...
  15. D

    Electric field question

    Homework Statement A solid isolated sphere with radius R has a non uniform charge wich is given by ρ= Ar², with A a constant and r<R measured from the centre of the sphere Homework Equations (a) Show that the electric field outside the sphere is equal to E = (AR5)/(5ε0r²) (b) Show that the...
  16. A

    Simple harmonic motion of charged particles

    Homework Statement Two identical particles, each having charge +q, are fixed in space and separated by a distance d. A third particle with charge -Q is free to move and lies initially at rest on the perpendicular bisector of the two fixed charges a distance x from the midpoint between the two...
  17. F

    Flow of charge between two spheres

    Lets say I have two spheres of equal dimensions, one charged and one uncharged. Now I connect them with a conducting wire. They will now very quickly reach equal potential. Can it be said that the total charge on each sphere remains almost unchanged?
  18. F

    Basic question about current in an electric circuit

    Let's say we have a basic electric circuit consisting of a battery with some potential difference, and a loop of wire. The wire loop also has some segment with a higher resistance. Now since there is a potential difference, the free electrons will move to make the circuit equipotential. The...
  19. curiousman

    Electrical current through the Human Body

    Hi lads, I couldn't find this info on Google... Are the Heart and Brain the only organs which physiological functions are based on electrical impulses? What happens if we apply electrical current through other organs? Thanks
  20. M

    Charge distributions of two infinite parallel plates

    Homework Statement Two infinitely large conducting plates with excess charge 2Q and 3Q are placed parallel to one another, and at a small distance from one another. How are the charges 2Q and 3Q distributed? You may assume that infinitely large sheets of charge produce electric fields that are...
  21. H

    How to find the power consumed by the light bulb

    Homework Statement (Is the image read-able now? ) The fig 1 shows the relationship between voltage and current when voltage is applied to a certain light bulb. Next, in fig 2, the bulb is connected in series with a 12-V battery and a 5 ohm resistor. Question : what is the amount of power...
  22. Z

    Two like capacitors in parallel

    I'm having a little trouble understanding capacitors in parallel and series. I understand that if there are two capacitors in a circuit with a potential difference Vab then the potential difference across the capacitors is also Vab. Every example I have seen have been for two capacitors with...
  23. srinaath

    Why do we need to supply air to the cathode of a hydrogen fuel cell

    I am trying to understand the working of simple hydrogen fuel cell. We have anode (negative terminal), cathode (positive terminal), catalyst at anode to separate negative and positive ions of hydrogen atoms and electrolyte which allows only positive ions. We will be sending hydrogen fuel at...
  24. rishi kesh

    Instantaneous current in stator of 3 phase IM

    I am studying induction motors and i have equation for instantaneous value of current flowing in each phases.(please check to image below).I can see that its it the form Im.cosωt But isnt it supposed to be Im.sinωt ?because thats how we find all instantaneous parameters like voltage and...
  25. B

    300 Level Classes

    I'm not if this is the right place for this, so mods can feel free to move this. I'm a part-time student going into my second semester of 300 level physics class. This past semester I oscillated between feeling just fine and questioning whether physics was right for me (usually around test...
  26. K

    Diagram about potential difference over current

    Homework Statement [/B] Homework Equations [/B] I = G * U The Attempt at a Solution [/B] Hello, i know the solution is 5.0 A/V but i dont know if my way of solving this was correct. I rearranged it to G= I/U and solved this equation for all the values in the table and then added them...
  27. H

    Calculate resistance between terminals 1 and 2, 1 and 4...

    Question Calculate resistance between terminals 1 and 2, 1 and 4, 1 and 3, 2 and 4, 3 and 4, and 2 and 3 My attempt of solution: For R between 1 and 2 i done: (R1 + R2) || (R1 +R2 + R3) The problem is: Im not sure how to find which is in series and whats in parallel so I'm confused and I think...
  28. G

    What about the electric field in a circuit with resistors?

    Hi. I am having some trouble understanding what is the voltage drop in a system with resistors in series. If there is a difference of electric potential between two points in space, since electric potential is electric potential energy per charge, there is a difference in the electric...
  29. OldWorldBlues

    Basics of radio for a focused transmitter

    Hi there! I'm looking to create a small (max 20 foot range) radio transmitter, to direct a focused radio beam at a receiver, for the purpose of remote switching. Ideally, I would like the device to work at a relatively "exotic" frequency, as I would think there is a lot of radio noise where I...
  30. L

    Capacitors charged in parallel

    Homework Statement Capacitors C1 = 6.97 uF and C2 = 1.54 uF are charged as a parallel combination across a 281 V battery. The capacitors are disconnected from the battery and from each other. They are then connected positive plate to negative plate and negative plate to positive plate. A)...