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Jan16-12 Greg Bernhardt
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Suppose we have a collection of conductors for which the voltage is specified on some conductors and the surface...
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Hey, It's a simple question (hope so). How do you know (analitically) wether angular momentum is conserved based...
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I am trying to calculate the maximum current drawn from a capacitor that is connected to a resistor of a very low...
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Hi, In EM theory to derive the 'wave equation for electric field in a conducting medium' we make ρfree to be zero,...
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Shan K
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Hi everyone, I have recently been trying to make a nanoemulsion of an aqueous solution by means of Electrospray....
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Afternoon all, I am interested to hear any and all suggestions as to how one would go about modelling the rise in...
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In griffith's intro to electrodynamics (4rth edition), ch. 3, pg. 121. here is the second uniqueness thrm for the...
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Hi 1) I am reading Pippard's Classical Thermodynamics and was confused by one of his examples in the attachment. ...
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Has anyone ever "fired" an electron down the center of an evacuated tube (horizontally) to see if the electron follows...
May11-14 09:20 AM
Vanadium 50
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For any ensemble ##dw=f(p,q,t)\frac{dp dq}{h^{3N}N!}## I do not understand this definition. ##f## is probability...
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Hello, It is said that any process accompanied by dissipating effects is an irreversible process.For...
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Good afternoon, I am making way through this paper and I am having trouble "seeing" how the linear velocity AE is...
May10-14 11:41 PM
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Hello, I am having one question about whether we can realize we are moving in a system, or we think that everything...
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Hello, I am interested in knowing what happens ta wire trough which current is flowing, when an external magnetic,...
May10-14 12:35 PM
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here are the two equations i'm dealing with: Eq. 1: $$W=\frac{1}{2}\sum_{i=1}^n q_{i}V(r_{i})$$ Eq. 2:...
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Jano L.
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Hi, I am trying to formulate a 2D model to calculate the temperature change over time in a composite material. The...
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It is commonly said (based on a quick Google search) that wrapping your beer in a wet paper towel and placing it in...
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My question is on using a form of the single variable Noether's theorem to remember the multiple variable version. ...
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Hi! I would like to know that in what circumstances Hamilton's canonical equations are superior to the...
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Our professor proposed a scenario during lecture that went like this, There is a wire of infinite length that has a...
May8-14 09:31 PM
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Can we calculate the electric field at any given point in space even if there are no charged particles there? The...
May8-14 09:25 PM
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Hi, considering the scalar wave equation $$ { \partial^2 u \over \partial t^2 } = c^2 \nabla^2 u $$ (where ∇^2...
May8-14 01:53 PM
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How is the back induced current in the secondary coil transferred to the primary ? I know how mutual induction occurs...
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I am trying to follow a Maxwell's equations derivation for light scattering but don't understand 'why' the authors do...
May7-14 03:19 PM
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This follows on from an earlier post of mine, which is now closed. I can also now disclose that it refers to my UK...
May7-14 07:00 AM
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Let's say that you have an open tank of water and a hose connected to the bottom of it. Water is flowing out of the...
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This is for a personal engineering project. I need the parametric equations y(t) and x(t) for a very simple pendulum....
May7-14 01:21 AM
Simon Bridge
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(Wasn't sure on the right section for plasma physics, I apologise if this is wrong). I'm reading up right now on...
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Jano L.
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Hi I want to develop mechanics of a problem which is as follows. Suppose there is an inverted glass (cylinder)...
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Hi All Let me start by saying that I am new to this forum and I am new to physics. I've always had an interest in...
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I have read numerous explanations as to why it is beneficial to launch a rocket in the eastern direction. I know that...
May6-14 08:24 AM
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Why are y and y' treated as independent variables, while they are not? Another slightly related question: if ' =...
May6-14 07:04 AM
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If you apply 100 volts to a 10:1 transformer you will end up with 10 volts out. If you put a 10 ohm resistor on the...
May5-14 10:56 AM
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Using the Coulomb's law, the force between two protons inside a nucleus is about 14.4 N Isn't that a colossal force...
May5-14 09:57 AM
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It's a simple question: Why is Ienc in Ampere's Law in a toroid equal to 0NI where N is the number of loops around...
May5-14 08:06 AM
Philip Wood
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Hi, I was wandering, sometimes in physics, to get acceleration from a velocity time graph, you would have to find the...
May5-14 06:12 AM
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Can anyone give a derivation for the screened potential of a point charge in a plasma in 3 dimensions? Thanks
May5-14 02:35 AM
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Hi, I'm trying to build a cat house and I thought I would calculate the exact thickness of insulating material I...
May5-14 12:56 AM
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Hi, I was just going over the moment of inertia for a 2D lamina, Ive been happy with writing the small mass element dM...
May4-14 03:50 PM
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Using differential forms and their picture interpretations, I wonder if it's possible to give a nice geometric &...
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