# Month: February 2011

## Cosmic Radiations – East West Effect -Discovery of Positron- Cosmic Ray Showers

Cosmic Rays or Cosmic Radiation Soon after 1900 it was shown by scientists that the air in an ionisation chamber, which was completely protected against penetration of α , β and γ rays, by surrounding it with thick lead walls, was still conductive; and it …

## Rayleigh- Jean’s Law

Lord Rayleigh on classical limes made an attempt to explain the energy distribution in black body radiation, which was completed by Jeans in 1900. The result obtained by then is known as Rayleigh – Jean’s Law. Black body emits radiation of continuously variable wavelength right …

## Wein’s Laws

Various workers tried to explain the problem of energy distribution in black body radiation and finally the problem was successfully solved by German Physicist Max Planck. Before him, German Physicist Wilhelm Wein and British Physicist Lord Rayleigh & James Jean have tackled this problem and …

## Largest Prime Numbers

What is a Prime Number? An integer, say $p$ , [ $\ne {0}$ & $\ne { \pm{1}}$ ] is said to be a prime integer iff its only factors (or divisors) are $\pm{1}$ & $\pm{p}$ …

## Albert Einstein and His introduction to the Concept of Relativity

Albert Einstein This name need not be explained. Albert Einstein is considered to be one of the best physicists in the human history. The twentieth century has undoubtedly been the most significant for the advance of science, in general, and Physics, in particular. And Einstein …

## Derivative of x squared is 2x or x ? Where is the fallacy?

We all know that the derivative of $x^2$ is 2x. But what if someone proves it to be just x?