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Jan16-12 Greg Bernhardt
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Hello everyone! I was reading the following review: ...
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The derivation of Planck's law in my textbook begins with the assumption that the energy of an oscillator with...
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Andrew Mason
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Hi, The focal length of the Plano-Convex lens as calculated by the lens maker equation: Does it work when light...
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bgq
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I'm having trouble with this line from Goldstein-"the center of mass moves as if the total external force were acting...
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AlephZero
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Hello friends, Referring to the attachment it can be clearly understood that flow work in an open...
Jun14-14 07:07 PM
Chestermiller
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1st) Can you think in the reciprocal of the memristance? Can you give me a theoretical definition (or just a notion)...
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nsaspook
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See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Y-%CE%94_transform#Basic_Y-.CE.94_transformation Is possible to express the...
Jun14-14 05:34 PM
Greg Bernhardt
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I'm having trouble getting my head around entropy. In an isolated system, entropy can only remain the same or...
Jun14-14 01:23 PM
nearlynothing
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According to wikipedia, "The moving magnet and conductor problem", I stopped at the equation shown in the attachment....
Jun14-14 09:50 AM
adelmakram
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We know that for constant pressure thermodynamic processes which only expansion work is possible, dH=dQp. My question...
Jun13-14 08:50 AM
Andrew Mason
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It is well known that the evolution of the input reflection coefficient, ρ, of a LTI causal passive system with...
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WhiteHaired
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I know what is circulation by a mathematical point of view, but in the reality (in the physical world), what is...
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Jhenrique
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Why others vector fields no are studied like the magnetic and electric fields? In other words, why others vector...
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Jhenrique
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How do you write out the potential of an ion in a Penning trap? Specifically, how does the inter-ionic Coulomb...
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rigetFrog
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I don't know how to integrate the Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution without approximation or help from Maple. Given...
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TeslaPow
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Hi everyone, If you have a horizontal circular motion (with gravity action on the object), what holds the object up...
Jun12-14 08:09 AM
ramanakumars
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For an infinite plane sheet of charge it is obvious that the E-field points directly perpendicular to the sheet. but...
Jun12-14 07:17 AM
vanhees71
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Is it to identify something (not necessarily very accurately but at all) with sound? Also, i know its possible with...
Jun11-14 11:48 PM
dauto
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There is a book with very briefly theory, showing the essentials for make the exercices of electrodynamics, and also...
Jun11-14 08:34 PM
UltrafastPED
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Hello, Can someone explain what's going on in equations 196 and 197:...
Jun11-14 08:12 PM
pierce15
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When a circuit is being alimented by AC this means that exist in the circuit a voltage source that is generating the...
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Jhenrique
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Hello everyone, it's been a while since I've been introduced to Newton's laws for the first time. Yesterday I've been...
Jun11-14 12:16 PM
stevendaryl
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I'm trying solve this scheme: http://www.physicsforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=70441&stc=1&d=1402248289 ...
Jun11-14 08:44 AM
Born2bwire
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This is not a homework question. Whilst looking over at previous exam papers on classical physics, I came across...
Jun11-14 04:44 AM
Adithyan
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So, I'm trying to study phase shift in an unbalanced rotating system (where "phase shift" means the resulting response...
Jun10-14 10:21 PM
diffusegrey
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When a object of mass non insignificant is traveling in space and is sob influence of one gravitational field, the...
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UltrafastPED
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Hello. I've got a question. If we've got a fourie-transformation of charged particle field, ...
Jun10-14 03:11 PM
sukharef
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As we all know, if a car happens to be struck by lightning its passengers will probably be safe. The usual explanation...
Jun10-14 11:27 AM
D H
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This question is a variation on another question I asked recently. Suppose you were in a box made from a perfectly...
Jun10-14 04:25 AM
Drakkith
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Is possible to associate voltage sources and current sources by a delta scheme or by star scheme?
Jun10-14 03:44 AM
Jhenrique
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Question:- A block of mass 10 kg moving with a velocity of 1 m/s collides with a spring of force constant 1000 N/m....
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Jilang
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I'll assume that we all know of 1st, 2nd and 3rd Class Levers. Years ago I saw a brief remark in a magazine that I...
Jun9-14 11:53 PM
Saxon Violence
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I have read that in a charged conductor, all the charge is located at the surface of the conductor and the Electric...
Jun9-14 11:22 PM
hamza201195
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When: - Vacuum had an absolute mass, relatively limiting expension of all universal matter - Newton's second law...
Jun9-14 06:03 PM
micromass
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Hi, My question is how do do laser interferometers measure distances of more than one wavelength? I know they rely...
Jun9-14 02:00 PM
Andy Resnick
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Hi all, Here is the derivation of kinetic energy from Work: W = ∫Fds From the second law of motion F =...
Jun9-14 01:32 PM
UltrafastPED
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The equation for this physical model is: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/fb/RLC_series_circuit_v1.svg...
Jun9-14 09:24 AM
Born2bwire
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I'm developing a classical model of a dipolar ion in an external electric field. It consists of two charges...
Jun9-14 09:21 AM
DrClaude
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How would be the 2nd Kirchhoff's law for this circuit here: ...
Jun9-14 08:25 AM
CWatters
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If in a typical complete circuit (RLC) we have a resistor with resistence R, an inductor with inductance L and a...
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