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A block has an initial velocity of V and is connected to a damper and a spring like this: ...
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So I got this question on a physics quiz: "You have have two masses, M1 and M2, weighing 1.00 kg and 2.00 kg...
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This is a problem I came up with myself, so it's not homework and so I didn't post in that forum. Suppose a mass m1...
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Is it possible to use a spring which does not obey hooke's law as a force gauge? If so, how? also If you incline...
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hi i found the following equation that a spring(with constant k) , a mass m rotating with angular velocity ω, will...
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I am stuck up in a situation created by me. Consider a block A resting on a smooth horizontal surface. There is...
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Hello everyone!! Im studying the spreading of a pulse as it propagates in a dispersive medium, from a well known...
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the link below should take you to a google book called "principles of nano-optics" by novotny and hecht. my question...
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Hello! I have a problem - a non-physics student has asked: "Why do I see my face upside down on one side of a...
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Hello! The other day I was reading about adsorption(gas over solid), and there it stated that it is a spontaneous...
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Hi everyone, I'm puzzled by this phenomenon - when there's a thin sheet of water flowing in the street, it forms...
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Hi,all My problem is following this picture!!
Dec31-11 05:04 AM
mrl rao
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Hello forum, I have a question about photonic crystals. From Wikipedia: "photons (behaving as waves) propagate...
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What happens then if one has applied a static magnetic field to a heat conductor? Could the temperature increase as a...
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Anyone know what a spoiler on a car does? Thanks in advance.
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Hello, I've been working for a while with the following wave equation PDE: \ In preparation for the...
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Hi all, is there an efficient way of splitting both of these waves of sunlight?? I've came across this link and...
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Is it possible to split a single light beam into two beams of opposite circular polarization? A properly oriented...
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how to calculate induced emf in split ring resonator SRR of Metamaterial. what are the values of inductance...
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I have three different liquids l1, l2 and l3 stored for 10 days. The liquid are required to be kept in temp x1, x2 and...
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Hi eveyone, I am new to this forum and I hope that I can gain lots from this forum. Recently, one question comes...
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Hello, I'm in desperate need of some help with a problem regarding spiral motion. If a particle moves along a spiral...
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Hi All! This is my first real post here. I have a pretty basic question regarding rotating objects and the manner...
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I was watching a physics lecture and the instructor made the statement that "for a given mass, decreasing the diameter...
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Hello, I have a question about a spinning symmetric top: When the equations of motion are solved, they are solved...
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Suppose you have a symmetric top precessing and nutating under the torque due to gravity. My question is this: does...
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Sir, Why does a spinning top precess only when its axis is inclined to the vertical direction of the...
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Doc Al
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ok so i've got the three components of the inertia tensor (A,A,C) and ive derived expression for, using matrices, the...
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If a dancer who balances on one leg starts spinning, is having the center of mass above the point of contact enough,...
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Everyone has seen a spinning top in action, and maybe some of you have also seen how they're able to stabilize...
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What effect does rotation have on a sphere moving through a fluid (liguid or gas) when travelling along the axis of...
Feb16-11 01:54 AM
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Hello everybody. I have to admit that I feel quite troubled since long time, actually since I read the solution of...
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The other day, my professor mentioned projectiles have a force on them due to their spin. The example he gave is how a...
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I'm trying to understand the spinning egg phenomenon. That is, why does a hardboiled egg (or any solid ellipsoid)...
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Trying to analyze all the dynamics of gyroscopic type motion. Assume the Z axis is vertical (which the wheel...
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Consider the following object: The exact dimensions...
Jun24-09 04:39 AM
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can someone explain to me how can it be proof that the spinning-room-artificial-gravity, actually works? i mean,...
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Hey all, I'm doing research on scoliosis and one thing that gets me is understanding the physics behind a bow and...
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Hi. Can anyone explain to me what spin-up effects are? The context is a waterwheel that consists of an ordinary...
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