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Thursday, 22 March 2018

Balancing a Chemical Equation

How to balance a chemical equation?

A chemical equation tells us the type of reaction between different reactants. Chemical equation gives the states of the reactants and products.  One can calculate the amount of products required for required amount of products.

To balance a chemical equation, very interesting method is algebraic expression method.

for example:  C3H8 + O2 -----> CO2  + H2O

The above reaction is to be balanced using algebraic expressions

step 1) the coefficients of Each reactants and products assumed to be a,b,c,d,...

                    aC3H8 + b O2 -----> c CO2  + d H2O

step 2) identify and count the number of elements on both sides of the reaction

                    carbon: 3a = c

                    hydrogen: 8a = 2d

                    oxygen:  2b = 2c + d


step 3) let us assume a=1, then simplify the equations for other variable values

                        c = 3,     2d = 8   then d = 4             if d=4 and c =3 then 2b=6 + 4 = 10, b=5

step 4) write the chemical equation using the variable values

            C3H8 + 5O2 ---> 3CO2  + 4 H2O

step 5) count the number of atoms on both sides

                   carbon atoms  = 3
                  hydrogen atoms = 8
                  oxygen atoms = 10 

step 6) we conclude that the equation is said to be balanced. 

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Stephen Hawking ....

Stephen William Hawking....great Mathematician, Physicist

Prof. Stephen william Hawking was born on 8th Jan. 1942, in Oxford, England.  Stephen studied at St. Albans School.  Stephen was awarded Ph.D. titled "properties of Expanding Universe" in 1965.  Stephen William Hawking  was an English theoretical Physicist and Cosmlogist.

Important Concept from Stephen William Hawking.......

1. Hawking radiation:

This is the black body radiation which is supposed to be released by blackholes due to Quantum effects.  This leads to black hole evaporation, the meaning is, Hawking radiation reduces the mass and energy of blackholes.


1. The Adams Prize: The prize is named after the mathematician "John Conch Adams"

2. Eddington Medal: Royal Astronomical society awards the Eddington Medal.  

3. Fundamental Physics Prize: It is awarded by Fundamental Physics Prize Foundation


"A Briefer history of time" a famous book written by Stephen Hawking.  A Briefer history of time books gives explanation on all the forces of physics.  

Another book - "The Universe in a Nutshell". 

Stephen is a fellow of the Royal society and he is a member of the US National academy of Science.

Saturday, 10 March 2018


What is a Lens?

A transparent medium bounded by two surfaces, at least one of the surface should be a curved, is said to be a lens and it is said to be THIN LENS, When there is a small gap between the two surfaces or lenses where the thickness are much less and considered negligible in comparison to the radius of curvature.


When a lens of refractive index n2 is placed in the medium of refractive index n1, and the radii of curvatures of lens are R1 and R2, then we can write

                     ( n1/v)-(n1/u)  =  (n2-n1)[1/R1  -  1/R2]

dividing the equation by n1,

           we get,   1/v  -  1/u  =  (n2/n1  - 1)[1/R1 - 1/R2]

when the object is at infinity, u = infinity,  and then the image distance v = f, then

lens maker's formula is    1/f = (n2/n1  - 1)[1/R1 - 1/R2]

                                       1/f =(n-1)[1/R1 - 1/R2]


- the lens should be thin to consider above formula and the medium is same on either side of the lens.

sign conventions:

for convex lens:

R1 is positive,  R2 is negative and f is positive

for concave lens:

R1 is negative, R2 is positive and f is negative


1. An object is placed at 8 cm from a lens of  focal length 15 cm, then calculate the image distance and determine whether the image is real or virtual.

2. A student using a lens of focal length -15cm, and object is placed at 20 cm from it, then calculate how far the image is from the lens and find out the magnification.  Conclude whether the image is real or virtual.

3. Calculate the image distance and determine whether the image is real or virtual when an object is placed at 20 cm, from a lens of negative focal length -10cm.

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

What is net neutrality?


Monday, 5 March 2018

Refraction of light at curved surfaces - do you know?

Refraction of light at curved you know?

How do you differentiate lens and spherical mirror?

Differentiate focal length and Focus?

Whether pole and optic centre denote same or different?

Differentiate centre of curvature and Radius of curvature?

Can you Identify different types of lenses?

Differentiate beam and ray

Factors effecting focal length of lens

Draw converging beam and diverging beam

What do you term the effective width of a lens through which refraction takes place?

Write lens formula and mirror formula

When do you say an image is magnified or enlarged?

Can you draw ray diagrams for convex and concave lenses?

Can you say convex lens acts both diverging and converging lens...explain 

Sunday, 4 March 2018




Where is the image formed when 8 cm tall object is placed at 20 cm. in front of a concave mirror with focal length 5 cm.  Find out the size of the image also.


A 10 cm tall object is placed in front of a convex mirror of focal length 15 cm, Find out the image distance and write its characteristics .


10 cm focal length concave mirror is placed at 40 cm, from a wall.  Calculate the object distance such that its image is formed on the wall.


In front of 15 cm focal length concave mirror, an object is placed at 30 cm, if the object is displaced through 10 cm towards mirror, calculate by how much distance the image is displaced?


The image is formed behind the mirror, at a distance of 10 cm, when an object is placed at 20 cm in front of it.  Identify the type of mirror used and also calculate the focal length.  

Saturday, 3 March 2018



 1. Angle of incidence, angle of reflection

 2. Plane mirror, spherical mirrors

3. Normal drawn to plane mirror and spherical mirror

4. Radius of curvature and focal length

5. Relation between R and f

 6. Parallel beam of light

7. Principal axis acts as Normal, discuss

 8. Virtual image and Real image - properties

 9. Situation to get hi=ho in a concave mirror

 10. Characteristics of image formed by convex mirror

 11. Mirror formula - applying to concave and convex mirrors

12. Simplify uv=uf+vf

13. Sign conventions - discussion

 14. The relation between size of image and size of object --> magnification

 15. The relation between object distance and image distance --> magnification

 16. The image formed by convex mirror - explanation

17. Uses of concave and convex mirrors

 18. Working principle of solar cooker

Wednesday, 28 February 2018




Tulsi is very important and most prominent herbs in the society.  We use to call the tulsi as 'king of herbs'.  The scientific name of the tulsi is 'ocimum tenuiflorum'.  Tulsi has been cultivated for more than 6000 years.  It is mostly used in Southeast asian countries. Tulsi plant can protect us from many infections.  Let us look at the health benefits of tulsi...


Tulsi acts as very good mouthwash which can control oral plaque since it has very high antibacterial activity.


Tulsi leaves protect the eye from free radiacals and environmental damage.


Tulsi leaves possess antiinflmmatory and antioxidant properties, it can remove plaque in blood vessels.


Respiratory disorders like asthma can be treated using tulsi.



Tulsi can support blood sugar regulation by increasing insulin secretions in type2 diabetes people.


Tulsi helps to reduce uric acid level in the body, it has the property to to clean out the kidneys.


By consuming tulsi, one can be free skin from all infectios.


The free radical damage can be reduced by tulsi.


Tulsi is considered a sacred plant and it is also used as antiinflammatory and stress reducer.

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Raman Effect - National science day

sir cv raman

About Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman (1888-1970)

C.V. Raman was born on Nov.7, 1888 in Trichiopoly (Tiruchirapalli). The Raman's family lived on a low income when Raman was born.  C.V. Raman was awarded both Bachelor and Master's degree before Raman turned 20.

Why National Science Day is celebrated on Feb.28th?

In India, National science day was celebrated first on Feb.28, 1987.  Then onwards we are celebrating National Science Day on Feb.28, this is to mark the discovery on the "Raman Effect" by Indian Physicist, sir C.V. Raman on 28 Feb. 1928.

What is Raman Effect?

While C.V. Raman travelling to Europe in the early 1920s, he noticed that the sea water is in blue color.  This leads to the discovery of the Raman Effect.


I. Change in the wavelength of light that occurs when a light beam is deflected by molecules.

II. Certain molecules cause waves radiation to scatter differently than the other molecules.

III. Raman effect is an inelastic scattering of photon.  Change in the wavelength of light that occurs when a light beam is deflected by molecules.  During  scattering, a very few photons undergo a change in behaviour.
Experiment: When there is an interaction between the particles of  the liquid and the photons to be responsible for the change in the behaviour of the photons.

Why National science day is celebrated on Feb.28?

In India, the first National science day was celebrated on Feb. 28, 1987, then onwards continuously celebrating National science day.  The reason behind it is that to mark the discovery of the "Raman Effect" by Indian physicist sir C.V. Raman on 28 Feb. 1928.

Applications of Raman Effect:

Scientists using the raman effect for analysing the atomic structures of the particles without causing any destruction to the substance.

II. Raman effect - Raman spectroscopy is being used to study the properties of different materials.

III. The chemical constitution of the substances also can be analysed by Raman effect.


Why the sky is blue?

As we all know that when light travels in a straight light, and something gets in its path - that may reflect the light, bend it, or scatter it.  By using these known properties we can explain it.

When sunlight passes through the atmosphere, due to the gases & particles present in air, the light is scattered in all the directions.  Sunlight is combination of seven colors, among them, blue is scattered more than the other colors because it travels as shorter and smaller waves.  Blue color is reached to our eyes from all the directions, that is most of the time we see a blue sky. 

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

LibfreOffice Calc

Getting started with LibreOffice Calc

What is LibreOffice Calc?  Calc is the spreadsheet component of LibreOffice, generally we use data which is entered in a spreadsheet and then it can be manipulated, to produce required results.  In LibreOffice Calc, one can use different Functions to perform mathematical based calculations, the main advantage of it is, we can convert calc file into different types of files like HTML, pdf, etc.
Calc consists of spreadsheets, each spreadsheet is divided into various individual sheets, each sheet consists of cells.  To identify a cell, we should take its row number and column letter.  Each sheet consists of rows and columns.
parts of the Calc:

1) title bar:  The name of the current spreadsheet.  If it is a new spreadsheet, the name would be untitled X. 
2) Menu bar:  It is after the title bar, sub menus will appear in a menu, when we click on it.  The menu bar menus are...File, Edit, View, Insert, Format, Tools, Data, Window, Help, ..
3) tool bar:

Saturday, 4 November 2017



Copy code snippet Throughout every stage in life, our body needs a healthy balance of protein.  Children needs protein for growth and development, adults use protein to build new tissues and to decrease the effects of stress.  Elderly require protein for muscle tone and to have good health.  Protein is the basic building block for muscles and every body components.  Protein provides energy.

Which is the best protein source?

- A high quality protein source is soy protein isolate.  Our body does not prepare all amino acids, we have to consume 9 essential acids from food only.  A protein in food, should provide all 9 essential amino acids.

- protein rich foods should have low fat.

- any product of protein source should have a PDCAAS score of 1

Who needs protein?

- to get all 9 essential amino acids

- who does not drink adequate amounts of milk, and other low fat protein sources etc.

- pregnant and lactating women should consume more protein.

 subject on amino acids

Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins.  Proteins are the long chains of amino acids. Proteins are necessary for staying healthy and alive.  Our human body has thousands of different proteins.  Each amino acid consists, a central carbon atom, an amino group, a carboxyl group, and an R group.  Each amino acid is unique depends on R group. Amino acids are alanine, arginine, asparagine, aspartic acid, cystein, glutamic acid, glutamine, glycine, histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, proline, serine, threonine, tryptophan,  tyrosine, valine.  There are two types of amino acids, they are essential and non-essential amino acids.  One should get essential amino acids from food only our body cannot synthesize these. 

uses of protein  

Protein is a macronutrient, which tells us that our needs relatively large amounts of protein.  Vitamins and minerals are micro nutrients which are needed in small quantities they are called micro nutrients.  Our body does not store protein.  Hair and nails are mostly made of protein.  Our body uses the proteins to repair and build tissues.  Proteins helps in making enzymes, hormones, and other body chemicals.  Protein is an important building block of skin, blood, cartilage and bones and muscles. Protein helps in maintaining weight.   Protein is called building block of the body.  Protein helps for the maintenance of the body tissue.  Protein helps in creating harmones.  A small protein, insulin, that regulates the blood sugar.  Proteins also helps in digestion. Secretin a protein harmone helps in digestion.

Enzymes:  Without enzymes most of the chemical reactions efficiently proceed in the body.  Enzymes increase the rate of chemical reactions.  

Haemoglobin is a protein that transports oxygen throughout the body.Protein also acts as antibody.  Which prevents infection, illness.  It destroys bacteria and viruses.  

protein deficiency:

Protein rich foods should be consumed adequately since our body does not store protein.  General symptoms are fluid retention, anemia, shrinkage of muscular tisses, increase blood pressure, slow to heal, menstrual cycle is irregular, poor concentration, poor sleep, high cholesterol, hair breakage and hair loss, etc. 

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

How to reduce Blood Pressure?


Blood pressure can be in control by adopting suitable methods...healthy life style makes to reduce blood pressure naturally without any medication.  One of the important step is to reduce weight, by loosing some extra pounds will definitely reduce blood pressure, and always check the waist measurement.  Men should not have more than 102 cm and women should not have 89 cm of waist measurement.  Second important thing is to exercise regularly, can reduce around 5 to 10 millimeters of Hg, but one should not skip in doing exercise.  Third most important thing is to include good and healthy diet including whole grains, fruits, vegetables and have containing potassium products and reduce sodium in take and also consume less amount of alcohol. Smoking is very effective way to increase blood pressure.

Saturday, 23 September 2017


Wednesday, 20 September 2017


What are the eduacational opportunities after completion of 12th standard?

In India, we have good educational system, that is 10+2+3 or 10+2+4 system, 10th standard in various states is called as Secondary School Certificate, it is administered by different Boards, after completion of SSC, or 10th standard, a student has the opportunity to select different branches such as MPC, BiPC, MEC, CEC, HEC, Groups.  There are plenty of opportunities after completing these courses.  We have various branches for Mathematics group students and Biology group students, and there is a large opportunity for Commerce and Arts group students also.

COURSES FOR Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry students........



There are various branches in Engineering.  To get admission in this engineering B.Tech, or B.E., course, one has appear for common entrance test conducted by state and central governments.  For state board, there is affiliation given by different universities.  The entrance conducted national level is JEE Mains and advanced.  When a student gets qualified in this entrance test , student is eligible for getting seat in prestigious colleges such as Indian Institute of Technology and other leading colleges.  There are secondary grade colleges also.  The student gets admission if he gets less marks.

1. Computer science and Engineering:

All over the world, each and every where computer is being used.  There is a lot of demand for computer science engineering graduates.  There are different types of sectors where an IT graduate can be placed.  The sectors include, handling projects of various companies, banking works, networking, developing website, and writing codes for a website.  Computer engineers also have the opportunity to work in government sectors such as banks, administration departments, implementing government schemes.  Developing various departments' websites, and so on.  Any fresh IT Graduate can have the chance to get amount of Rs.30,000/- a month.  An average pay scale range between 2 lakh to 3 lakh per annum for a fresh IT Graduate.

2. Mechanical Engineering:

We can say that one of the oldest engineering disciplines is a Mechanical Engineering.  Mechanical engineer has a lot of scope to work in various sectors such as automobiles, aeronautical, rocket launching stations.  A mechanical engineer can design a new vehicle.  The subject is full of designing an equipment for different machines.

3. Electrical engineering:

Electrical engineers have plenty of opportunity to work in both government and private sectors.  An electrical engineer work with different circuits, power transmission, power production.  There are different power plants, they produce power with coal, water, wind, etc.  Each and every where electrical engineer is needed. After 12th, one has the chance to enter the engineering course and also complete by selecting diploma courses.

4. Civil engineering:

Now a days, civil engineers have very demand due to increase of construction field.  There are different sectors to work these civil engineers.  These people mainly focus on planning and implementing.  Civil engineers have the opportunity to act as builder.  Who can give plan and work for constructing a house. After completing engineering course, one has the chance to complete M.Tech, there are various specialisations to become master in that subject, they are construction engineering, coastal engineering, forensic engineering, structural engineering, etc.

5. Electronics and communication engineering:

ECE people, has good opportunity to work in their electronics sector and software sector.  These engineers have the demand to work as chip designers.  Computer has various parts such as ICs, micro processors, hardware parts, the computer maintenance is done by ECE engineers.  They can write programs in machine level language and converts into high level language.

6. Electrical and electronics engineering:

These students will acquire knowledge on both electrical and electronics. They have the opportunity to work in both electrical and electronics sectors.  Power stations are inviting applications for the EEE students.

7. Aeronautical engineering:

After completing the course one can get knowledge on airplanes, and how they work, and maintenance of the airplanes.  These people can work in aviation manufacturing, etc.

8. Agricultural Engineering:

It is the latest engineering branch, these get the placement at various agricultural labs, botonical research labs. These people get the knowledge on the technology of agricultural development.

9.Petroleum Engineering:

These people gets high remuneration, since they deal with petroleum exploration, production.  These engineers work with drilling plant, petroleum industries.

10. Textile Engineering:

It is huge demand subject, since textile involves design of fiber and production of cloth.  This engineering sector is huge potential subject.

11. Food technology engineering:

These engineers look after preparation and preservation of food and they work as food inspectors, they also can work in packaging industry.

12. Chemical Engineering:

As the name suggests, it is a combination of chemistry and engineering.  These people work in industries, they work on result, process of a particular topic. These engineers have huge demand in medical field, where new drugs are manufactured.

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Atal Pension Yojana - Government scheme