Many children hear the word “physics” and they run for cover but frankly, the subject is not all that difficult when the basic concepts are understood with the help of physics diagrams. Physics is all around us, which adds as a major benefit to the subject as it creates curiosity in us. Hence, developing an interest in the subject becomes an easy task.
But, the question still arises “Why Diagrams?”
By learning physics diagrams, students can visualise their topics and help them retain the concepts for a long period of time. Learning through diagrams also helps the students to pen down the concept in a better way, resulting to fetch more marks in the exam.
Often in physics, we use free-body diagrams commonly known as FBD or force diagram. These kinds of diagrams are graphical illustrations that are used to visualize the applied forces and movements of a body in a given condition as well as to calculate the resulting reactions. These FBD’s are not meant to be scaled, they are usually drawn as the problem is being solved.
Let us look at few physics diagrams:
The range of energies that an electron may possess in an atom is known as the energy band. The energy band diagram is a diagram plotting various key energy levels as a function of some spatial dimension. The energy band diagram SHOULD NOT be confused with the band structure. There are few important energy bands, they are as follows:
- Valence Band
- Conduction Band
- Forbidden Band
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