Everyday Physics

Throwing a Ball and the Moon – Orbits and Revolution

Have you ever wondered why the Moon never falls to the Earth and always seems to revolve around it? You may have heard that Planets revolve around the Sun, and the Moon around the Earth due to gravity. You may have wondered, since gravity pulls on objects, why don’t the Planets fall to the Sun… Continue reading Throwing a Ball and the Moon – Orbits and Revolution

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

Everyday Physics

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