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I am doing a project on strain gauges. I have the thing set up in a half-wheatstone bridge. Using a pair of strain...
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So I have read that Hilbert and his student, Hermann Weyl both attempted to "axiomatize" physics. What exactly does...
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Hi guys, I'm studying a classical ideal gas trapped in a one-dimensional harmonic potential and I first want to...
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Can anyone think of a way where friction increases the speed of a moving body, instead of decreasing it? Or prove that...
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helo, I have a couple of forces described in f''(t), and the f'(t) yields a momentum vector plane like pic: ...
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Hi, I've been doing rotational mechanics at school and at the end of the chapter,the parallel and perpendicular axis...
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Does anyone know why quarter wave plates and half wave plates have to be multiple order plates (pretty thick plates)...
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Why is it that a dielectric sphere containing free charges, uniformly distributed throughout, has a net electric...
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Is it valid to say that an inductor stores power? I know an inductor stores energy in its magnetic field. Power =...
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I've just worked out using the method of images that the total induced charge on a grounded hollow conducting sphere...
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It is said that toroidal inductors/coils (see that are...
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I've heard that using Lagrangians to solve mechanics problems is much more efficient and easier than using Newton's...
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Hello and thanks to all who read this. Recently I've just been messing around with air drag equations, trying to...
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A relatively simple question: Suppose we have a dark non-reflective body at rest in space and hit it with fair amounts...
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I was wondering what are the physical properties of water that make it so different from other liquids? I stand to...
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Hello, I was reading articles about EMR and health and I realized I never got how "output power" is related to...
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i've just started studying these but unfortunatley i've been unable to get my hands on the textbook, and my lecturer...
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If tempertaure means the movement of particles, Can tempertaure be below 0 Kelvin? I mean no movement, vacumm
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Could you make a fluorescent lamp with krypton instead of neon or mercury? The wavelength doesnt really matter its...
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Can somebody help me out here. The gravity of a black hole is so strong that nothing can escape it, not even light....
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Torque is the rotational force. If there is more force, how can the motor be slow? I'm building a DC motor and...
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Why it need to be symetric From the book Physics - Serway Thanks Edit: I'm bringing just the statment from...
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In DC circuit currents can be added if they meet at some point, but in AC current in resistor, inductor and capacitor...
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Some basic curve integration leads me to the believe, that if you stack two coils into one another with opposite...
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I am looking for the B-field of a real coil. So a straight piece of pipe with some current density. Is it correct that...
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Newtons third law states that there is a counter force to every force. Unfortunately this doesn't seem to work for...
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Does entropy decrease when stars are created from a dust? Does etropy decrease when water freezes?
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Hi all, I have a question on the movement of a point on a sphere. Consider a point P(\theta,\phi) (\theta ...
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