Everyday Physics

Why does a rubbed comb attract paper strips

Most of us have seen the magical event when paper strips start ‘dancing’ and flying when a comb rubbed on clothes or hair is brought near them. This is because the comb gets charged when it is rubbed. All the objects that we see around us are made of atoms, which are small uncharged particles.… Continue reading Why does a rubbed comb attract paper strips

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Why do birds fly in a V-shaped formation

We have all seen how birds in the sky fly in a v-shaped formation. But the question is why do they do so? The answer in this question lies in Physics, in the study of aerodynamics. Aerodynamics is the study of how smoothly object can move through a medium. Birds in this formation can generally… Continue reading Why do birds fly in a V-shaped formation

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Why does a ball bounce off the ground?

Have you ever wondered why a ball bounces back when you drop it on the ground? Newton’s Third Law of Motion gives us the answer: Every action has an equal and opposite reaction. When the ball is released by you, it is pulled by gravity and starts going faster and faster.When it reaches the ground,… Continue reading Why does a ball bounce off the ground?