Stress-Strain Relationship

Let a wire be suspended from a rigid support. At the free end. a weight hanger is provided on which weights could be added to......

Define Stress and Strain?

In a deformed body, restoring force is set up within the body which tends to bring the body back to the normal position. The magnitude......

What is Elasticity?

When an external force is applied on a body, which is not free to move, there will be a relative displacement of the particles. Due......

Explain on Intermolecular or Interatomic Forces

Consider two isolated hydrogen atoms moving towards each other as shown in Figure. As they approach each other, the following interactions are observed. Fig: electrical......

Explain Mechanics of Solids and Fluids

Matter is a substance, which has certain mass and occupies some volume. Matter exists in three states namely solid, liquid and gas. A fourth state......

Origin of the Universe

The following three theories have been proposed to explain the origin of the Universe. (i) Big Bang theory According to the big bang theory all......

Explain on Milky Way Galaxy

Milky Way looks like a stream of milk across the sky. Some of the important features are given below. (i) Shape and size Milky Way......

Describe on Galaxy

A large band of stars, gas and dust particles held together by gravitational forces is called a galaxy. Galaxies are really complex in nature consisting......

What is Constellations?

Most of the stars appear to be grouped together forming interesting patterns in the sky. The configurations or groups of star formed in the patterns......

Describe on Sun

The Sun is extremely hot and self-luminous body. It is made of hydrogenous matter. It is the star nearest to the Earth. Its mass is......

Stars in the Universe

A star is a huge, more or less spherical mass of glowing gas emitting large amount of radiant energy. Billions of stars form a galaxy.......

Objects in the Solar System

Objects in the Solar system: (i) Asteroids Asteroids are small heavenly bodies which orbit round the Sun between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. They......