Physics Basics: The Properties of Light

Physics Basics: The Properties of Light

Light or visible light is an electromagnetic radiation that can be perceived by the human eye. Within the electromagnetic spectrum, it is situated after radio waves, microwaves, and infrared radiation, and before ultraviolet radiation, x-radiation or x-rays, and gamma rays. Nevertheless, it also exhibits all the fundamental properties of electromagnetic radiation, including the wave-particle duality. […]

Electromagnetic Waves vs. Mechanical Waves

Electromagnetic Waves vs. Mechanical Waves

Waves are disturbances and movements that transfer energy from one place to another. Both electromagnetic waves and mechanical waves are two important ways that energy can be transferred or transported around. The two also share several similarities. For starters, they can be measured and quantified by their wavelengths, frequencies, and amplitude. They can also be […]

Electromagnetic Radiation: Characteristics and Properties

Electromagnetic Radiation: Characteristics and Properties

Understanding the characteristics and properties of electromagnetic radiation can help in understanding further what exactly it is, as well as in appreciating its different forms: radio waves, microwaves, infrared, visible light, ultraviolet, x-radiation or x-rays, and gamma rays. The Characteristics and Properties of Electromagnetic Radiation Description and Definition: Classical Physics vs. Quantum Mechanics • Classical […]

What is Electromagnetic Radiation: Simplified Explainer

What is Electromagnetic Radiation: Simplified Explainer

According to classical physics, electromagnetic radiation is energy transmitted at the speed of light through oscillating electric and magnetic fields or electromagnetic waves. Also, according to quantum physics, it is described as the wave or flow of photons of the electromagnetic field that propagate or radiate through space or a physical medium, carrying electromagnetic radiant […]

Pros and Cons of Induction Cooking

Pros and Cons of Induction Cooking

Induction cooking is a method of cooking based on induction heating. More specifically, using electromagnetic induction to heat an electrically conducting object, it directly heats a cooking vessel. Note that gas burners and electric stoves are based on indirect heating, while convection ovens are based on convection and smaller ovens are based on thermal radiation. […]

Wireless Charging: Advantages and Disadvantages

Wireless Charging: Advantages and Disadvantages

Since the introduction of the Qi standard in 2010, more portable devices ranging from smartphones to wearables are starting to include wireless charging features. Note that this technology has also been used in electric vehicles, power tools, and medical devices. Pros: Advantages of Wireless Charging Wireless charging is a type of wireless power transfer based […]

MagSafe Charging: Advantages and Disadvantages

MagSafe Charging: Advantages and Disadvantages

Apple reintroduced the MagSafe Charger in October 2020 alongside the announcement of the iPhone 12 series of smartphones. Note that the company first used the term “MagSafe” to refer to the proprietary magnetic charging cables and ports found in earlier versions of MacBook computers before replacing them with USB-C charging. The repurposed terminology now represents […]

Pros and Cons of Alkaline Batteries

Pros and Cons of Alkaline Batteries

Alkaline batteries are the most popular type of disposable batteries in the market. They generate electrical energy or electric current through the chemical reaction of zinc and magnesium oxide, as well as the use of an alkaline electrolyte of potassium hydroxide. Note that these batteries are initially a type of dry primary batteries. They are […]

Android versus iOS Debate: Which One is Better

Android versus iOS Debate: Which One is Better

Legions of fans have sworn an unwavering loyalty toward their preferred mobile operating system. Without a doubt, the Android versus iOS debate has become a pop culture phenomenon. Armed with cash to purchase their latest Android or iOS device and access to the Internet to promote their cause, these people have demonstrated the extensive clout […]

Why Apple Chargers and Cables Break Easily

Why Apple Chargers and Cables Break Easily?

Apple has produced some of the most iconic products of the digital age. Consumers flock to stores to get a hold of the latest iPhone or iPad. The MacBook line of portable Mac computers has become synonymous with creativity and professionalism. These products are beautiful. They are expensive too. And then this one glaring downside: […]