About This Chapter
Physics Concepts in Engineering - Chapter Summary
If you're looking for a way to enhance your knowledge of physics concepts found in engineering, you've reached the right place! This chapter offers a comprehensive overview of the subject by taking a close look at topics that include tractive force, thrust and the Van De Graff generator. Lessons are accessible 24/7 and can be viewed using any computer or mobile device. Accompanying the lessons are short quizzes you can take to assess your understanding of the concepts they cover. If you have questions about this chapter's topics, be sure to send them to our experts. When finished, you will be ready to:
- Define thrust and use its formula
- Explain how a Van De Graff generator works
- Share the meaning of a Faraday cage
- Provide the definition of tractive force
- Use the damping ratio formula
1. How Does a Van De Graaff Generator Work?
Van de Graaff generators do more than just make your hair stand up! They use static electricity to produce very high voltages, which are used in all kinds of applications. In this lesson, learn how Van de Graaff generators are able to produce such high voltages!
2. What is a Faraday Cage? - Definition & Material
Science is pretty amazing as you can see with experiments involving the Faraday cage. Read this lesson to learn how Faraday cages work and exist in everyday life.
3. Damping Ratio: Definition & Formula
This lesson defines damping ratio for a single degree-of-freedom (SDOF) damped harmonic oscillation and describes a formula to calculate it. We'll also go over some specific examples.
Earning College Credit
Did you know… We have over 160 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 2,000 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.
To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page
Transferring credit to the school of your choice
Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.
Other chapters within the Introduction to Engineering course
- Materials & Properties in Engineering
- Stress & Strain in Engineering
- Temperature & Heat in Engineering
- Tools & Processes in Engineering
- Pressure in Engineering
- Tolerance in Engineering
- Basics of Structural Engineering
- Basics of Chemical Engineering
- Electricity in Engineering
- Acoustics in Engineering
- Building Construction & Properties in Engineering
- Electrical Interference in Engineering