The light bulbs are connected in series or parallel

bulbsSerParTwo identical light bulbs are connected to identical batteries in two different ways. First they are connected in series and then in parallel. In which circuit will the bulbs shine brightly? What is the ratio of the power supplied in series to the power supplied in parallel?

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A geostationary satellite

Geostationaryjava3DsideviewA geostationary satellite is a satellite in geostationary orbit, with an orbital period the same as the Earth’s rotation period. The geostationary orbit is a circular orbit directly above the Earth’s equator.

How high above the Earth’s surface must the geostationary satellite be placed into orbit?

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Magnetic field due to a current in a straight wire

BiotSavartImg1A corner point makes angles θ1 and θ2 with the ends of a straight wire carrying current I. The distance of the point from the wire is a. What is the
magnetic field at the point?

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The boat is pulled to the shore


A boy stands on a shore and pulls a rope connected to a boat. The velocity of the rope vr is constant. Prove that the closer the boat to the shore, the faster it moves.

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De Broglie wavelength of an electron


What is the de Broglie wavelength of an electron that has been accelerated through a potential difference of 100 V?

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What will be needed in order to restore the balance if necessary?

scale1kgiceYou have a beam balance, the kind of scales that tips from one side to the other, depending on the weight on each side. On the left side lies a kilogram of ice. On the right side lies the standard kilogram. The pans are in balance.
After a while all the ice melted.
Does the balance tip to the right, to the left, or does it remain unchanged?
What will be needed in order to restore the balance if necessary?

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An Empire starship fires at Skywalker’s ship


An Empire starship fires a beam of electrons at Skywalker’s ship. Each electron has an initial kinetic energy of 1.6×10−17 J. The Skywalker’s ship has been fitted out with the electrostatic shield technology for defense against electron beam weapons. The electric field of the shield points directly inward. If the electrons stop after travelling 83 m, what is the size of the electric field generated by the ship’s shield? Please ignore relativistic effects.

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