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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Sayap Antonov Patah di Ujung Landasan

Jumat, 29 Januari 2010 | 03:35 WIB
Jayapura, Kompas - Sebuah pesawat Antonov AN-26B bernomor lambung 4L-IFE milik PT Manunggal Air Service, Kamis (28/1), tergelincir di ujung Bandara Wamena, Kabupaten Jayawijaya, Papua. Semua awak pesawat yang berjumlah tiga orang selamat. Sayap kanan pesawat tersebut patah dan baling-baling pesawat rusak berat setelah menabrak pagar. Kepala Bidang Humas Kepolisian Daerah Papua Komisaris Besar Agus Rianto mengatakan, dugaan sementara, kecelakaan terjadi akibat rem pesawat rusak.

Pesawat tersebut kini terparkir di ujung landasan.
Pesawat itu terbang dari Bandar Udara Sentani, Jayapura, pukul 12.10 WIT mengangkut enam ton beras dari Perum Bulog Divisi Regional Papua Jayapura. Pesawat yang diawaki tiga warga Rusia, yakni pilot Boris, kopilot Sergei, dan anggota staf mekanik Nikolay, tiba di Wamena pukul 12.50. Pesawat mengalami gangguan saat mendarat. Para awak pesawat segera keluar dari pesawat tanpa luka serius.
Pihak maskapai Manunggal Air Service belum memberikan keterangan lebih rinci seputar kejadian tersebut.
Manajer Cabang Manunggal Air di Wamena Edi Halatu ketika dihubungi mengaku sedang memindahkan pesawat. ”Sampai sekarang kami masih mengevakuasi (pesawat). Tidak ada korban jiwa dan pesawat tidak meledak,” kata Edi Halatu.

Seorang saksi mata, pegawai maskapai penerbangan lain di Wamena yang tak mau disebutkan namanya, mengatakan, pesawat seperti tergelincir dan sayap menabrak pagar bandara di daerah runway 33, ujung landasan.
Sesaat setelah kecelakaan, pesawat Aviastar kargo batal mendarat di Wamena dan memilih kembali ke Bandara Sentani. Namun, pesawat-pesawat lain, seperti Trigana Air dan pesawat kecil milik misi AMA, masih dapat mendarat.

Sumber: Kompas

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Defining Light

Light has "duality" concept, travel in the form of waves when radiate, and in the form of particles when interact with matter.

Thomas Young's slit experiment confirmed that light travel as waves. The requirements are:
  • 2 sets of waves
  • both have same wavelength
  • The phase difference must be constant

The interference caused from 2 slits overlapping diffracted beams.
Constructive interference make a bright fring, and destructive interference make a dark fringe.

Wavelength or λ can be determined by using this formula: 

Slit separation a, distance between the centers or edges of slits

Fringe separation x, distance between centers of adjacent bright or dark fringes

slit-to-screen distance D, distance from midpoint of the slits to the central fringe on the screen


   A wave is a disturbance that propagates through space and time, usually with transference of energy. A mechanical wave is a wave that propagates or travels through a medium due to the restoring forces it produces upon deformation. There also exist waves capable of traveling through a vacuum, including electromagnetic radiation and probably gravitational radiation. Waves travel and transfer energy from one point to another, often with no permanent displacement of the particles of the medium (that is, with little or no associated mass transport); they consist instead of oscillations or vibrations around almost fixed locations.


Agreeing on a single, all-encompassing definition for the term wave is non trivial. A vibration can be defined as a back-and-forth motion around a reference value. However, a vibration is not necessarily a wave. Defining the necessary and sufficient characteristics that qualify a phenomenon to be called a wave is, at least, flexible.
The term is often understood intuitively as the transport of disturbances in space, not associated with motion of the medium occupying this space as a whole. In a wave, the energy of a vibration is moving away from the source in the form of a disturbance within the surrounding medium. However, this notion is problematic for a standing wave (for example, a wave on a string), where energy is moving in both directions equally, or for electromagnetic / light waves in a vacuum, where the concept of medium does not apply. There are water waves in the ocean; light waves from the sun; microwaves inside the microwave oven; radio waves transmitted to the radio; and sound waves from the radio, telephone, and voices.


Periodic waves are characterized by crests (highs) and troughs (lows), and may usually be categorized as either longitudinal or transverse. Transverse waves are those with vibrations perpendicular to the direction of the propagation of the wave; examples include waves on a string, and electromagnetic waves. Longitudinal waves are those with vibrations parallel to the direction of the propagation of the wave; examples include most sound waves.
When an object bobs up and down on a ripple in a pond, it experiences an orbital trajectory because ripples are not simple transverse sinusoidal waves.

Ripples on the surface of a pond are actually a combination of transverse and longitudinal waves; therefore, the points on the surface follow orbital paths.
All waves have common behavior under a number of standard situations. All waves can experience the following:
  • Reflection — change in wave direction after it strikes a reflective surface, causing the angle the wave makes with the reflective surface in relation to a normal line to the surface to equal the angle the reflected wave makes with the same normal line
  • Refraction — change in wave direction because of a change in the wave's speed from entering a new medium
  • Diffraction — bending of waves as they interact with obstacles in their path, which is more pronounced for wavelengths on the order of the diffracting object size
  • Interference — superposition of two waves that come into contact with each other (collide)
  • Dispersion — wave splitting up by frequency
  • Rectilinear propagation — the movement of light waves in a straight line also helpful for seismographs


A wave is polarized if it oscillates in one direction or plane. A wave can be polarized by the use of a polarizing filter. The polarization of a transverse wave describes the direction of oscillation in the plane perpendicular to the direction of travel.
Longitudinal waves such as sound waves do not exhibit polarization. For these waves the direction of oscillation is along the direction of travel.this is very important

Examples of Wave
  • Ocean surface waves, which are perturbations that propagate through water
  • Radio waves, microwaves, infrared rays, visible light, ultraviolet rays, x-rays, and gamma rays, which make up electromagnetic radiation; can be propagated without a medium, through vacuum; and travel at 299 792 458 m/s in a vacuum
  • Sound — a mechanical wave that propagates through gases, liquids, solids and plasmas
  • Waves of traffics, that is, propagation of different densities of motor vehicles, and so forth, which can be modeled as kinematic waves, as first presented by Sir M.J. Lighthill
  • Seismic waves in earthquakes, of which there are three types, called S, P, and L
  • Gravitational waves, which are nonlinear fluctuations in the curvature of spacetime predicted by general relativity, but which have yet to be observed empirically
  • Inertial waves, which occur in rotating fluids and are restored by the Coriolis effect

Source:  Wikipedia

    Black Hole Presentation

    This is my presentation about one of the most mysterious pheomenon in this whole universe, the Black Holes.
    Supernova / hypernova explosion that occurred on a very huge and massive star forms smaller star called neutron star that has smaller size but very strong gravity that can make human flattened into ashes.

    Because of the massive gravitation that the neutron star had, every material near the star and the star itself compressed into the core creating a hole in space-time. Once something (even light) passed it, it will never come back again, because the event of space-time will stop inside the black hole, even no one knows exactly what actually happened inside it.

    The presentation contains further informations like:
    • Process of black hole formation
    • Parts of black hole
    • Types of black hole
    • Classification of black holes by mass
    • And many others... (cool pics inside)
    To download the presentation, just click the following link. Hope you enjoy it :)
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