## Acharya Samudra

MemberOctober 18, 2020

Parallel axis theorem and Perpendicular axis theorem are two very important theorems in the field of rigid body mechanics. They help us generalize results about…

October 14, 2020

Vlasov equation is a differential equation that is used to model how plasma behaves and evolves over time. The equation has applications in fields where…

October 11, 2020

Quantum gravity is one of the burning field in theoretical physics that tries to describe gravity according to the principles of quantum mechanics, and where…

October 7, 2020

Poisson’s equation is a partial differential equation that has many applications in physics. It helps model various physical situations. Knowing how to solve it is…

October 4, 2020

The modern understanding of the atom emerged in the early 20th century. The Quantum Mechanical Model of the atom was a major breakthrough in this…

October 1, 2020

The Helmholtz equation is an important differential equation. It has many applications in various fields of physics, such as optics, acoustics, electrostatics and quantum mechanics.…

September 28, 2020

Black holes are curious bodies that occur in cosmological physics. They sound almost exotic, with their unreal properties and air of mystery. Scientists studying them…

September 24, 2020

Stefan Boltzmann Law or Stefan’s law is an important law in thermodynamics. It relates the energy radiated by a blackbody to its temperature. It is…

September 23, 2020

When we hear the phrase ‘time travel’, the first thing that we usually think of is travelling backwards into the past, perhaps to see our…

September 18, 2020

Kirchhoff’s Circuit Laws are two laws that help us analyze electric circuits in terms of their voltage and current. The two corresponding laws are hence…

September 13, 2020

The Fermi Paradox is a paradox dealing with intelligent extraterrestrial life. Put simply, there is a reasonable chance that intelligent life could have evolved somewhere…

September 13, 2020

The Compton effect is a physical phenomenon that describes how X-rays interact with electrons. It is one of the pieces of evidence that led to…

September 12, 2020

Proteins are complex biomolecules that are found in all living organisms. They perform a wide variety of functions and are versatile in nature. Their diversity…

September 7, 2020

The Poiseuille equation (also called Hagen-Poiseuille equation) is a fluid mechanical equation that helps us understand how pressure varies in a flowing liquid. Specifically, it…

September 5, 2020

The age of the Universe has been something that fascinated all of humanity from ancient history. We have, in each of our cultures, tried to…

August 28, 2020

Dirac equation is a fundamental cornerstone of quantum field theory. It helps us understand the behavior of all spin 1/2 particles with mass such as…

August 23, 2020

The Higgs Boson is an elementary particle in physics. In the Standard Model of physics, it is a reason that most particles have mass. It…

August 20, 2020

Arrhenius equation is an equation in chemistry that helps calculate how chemical reactions change their speed based on temperature. The Equation The equation states that…

August 17, 2020

CRISPR-Cas is a prokaryotic (loosely bacterial in non-scientific usage) immunity system that helps bacteria defend themselves from infection by bacteriophages. Bacteriophages are a kind of…

August 13, 2020

Fermat’s Last Theorem is one of the most intriguing problem of number theory. Legendary mathematician Pierre de Fermat stated it without any proof in 1637.…

August 9, 2020

Gravitational waves are one of the predictions of Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity, back in 1915. It took around a century, till 2015, for gravitational…

August 6, 2020

The Chandrasekhar Limit is an upper limit on the mass of white dwarves, a type of star. A white dwarf star with a mass greater…

August 2, 2020

Dark matter and dark energy are two of the most intriguing concepts of modern physics. Just like their names suggest, they are shrouded in an…

July 30, 2020

Newton’s Law of Gravitation is a theory that explains how all objects with mass interact with each other. It provides a mathematical framework to make…

July 23, 2020

Relativity (also known as the theory of relativity) is, in the simplest form, a physical theory that states that all physical laws are the same…