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sir in the graphs of electric field due to binary charge configuration why some curves are below x axis and some...
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Since Lagrangian is a function of q, q dot & time, then why in describing the Hamiltonian (H), L does not involve time...
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With increased pressure tungsten has a higher melting point. (source below page 30) 45kBar increases melting point...
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Are there any good books to understand the BBKGY equations of kinetic theory?
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... regardless of any possible technical problems, and then, on earth: a) someone throws an object in the air and...
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