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the potential energy of earth is infinity or zero?
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Hi folks and happy new year, As usual i have been leafing through some old physics books and have stumbled across...
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Here is my question. For example if i am standing on top of the empire state building and i define that to be...
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Hi I have a simple question about thin-film peeling physics. A lot of papers say that the potential energy term in...
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I attached a graph of a potential energy vs. position graph. My question is, the relative minimum is characterized as...
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how does the potential increases on adding positive charges and decreases on adding negative charges. why does the...
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Just wondering if we have a non-conducting spherical shell which is uniformly charged and we know the potential at the...
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Here is a newbie, goofball question. How much potential nuclear or atomic energy is there in the human body? I know a...
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I want to find out the potential difference between two given points with maximum accuracy. Which one should i choose...
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