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Jan16-12 Greg Bernhardt
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This confusion is about the following problem: Suppose the entire region below the plane z=0 is filled with uniform...
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Meir Achuz
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Hi, please could someone explain why the magnetic field is stronger at the poles of a magnet. I know that the field...
May17-14 08:50 PM
3 346 I understand how motional EMF is produced, the magnetic force...
May17-14 01:07 PM
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Hi I'm confused after reading the definitions of physical Quantity and physical property: Definition from...
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Hi, I've read that the speed of em waves in the vacuum is the electric field component frac the magnetic field...
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Hello all, I would like to know a method to trap light. That is, it should be pretty simple and non-electric. It...
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I am trying to make a very strong magnet that will only last for a short pulse, just a fraction of a second, with a...
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When a body is held or rests in equilibrium in contact with a surface (e.g. a slope, the edge of a block etc.) how do...
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I am trying to find an equation that tells the strength of a magnetic field a given distance away from the source. It...
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Hey guys, umm i'm just gonna get straight to the point, why is the notation of dy/dx for example is being abused so...
May16-14 10:22 AM
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Hi All, I am thinking about building a simple electrical generator, and I am trying to make sure I clearly...
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When water is vigorously shaken the kinetic energy and, hence, the motion of the molecules increase. Which particular...
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Simon Bridge
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To prepare for a future physics course, I googled Newton’s Laws and then found about the Work Energy Theorem. I can...
May15-14 07:30 PM
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Hello everyone, I was wondering, is there any way of calculating the time it takes for two objects in thermal...
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Hey guys, I've been wracking my brain for a while, and thus I have landed here yet again. My problem is the...
May15-14 12:11 PM
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If I have a grounded conducting material, then I know that $\phi=0$ inside this material, no matter what the electric...
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Simon Bridge
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I had a bottle half full of ice and filled it with water and placed it in my fridge. I noticed that the ice was taking...
May15-14 04:18 AM
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In the semi-classical treatment of the ideal gas, we write the partition function for the system as $$Z =...
May15-14 01:38 AM
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I'm working on research into the feasibility of separating out the infrared rays above 1200 nm in sunlight for solar...
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A new variational principle is presented in this paper: When...
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To every scalar field s(x,y) there corresponds a 'constant' vector field x = A s(x,y) and y = B s(x,y), where A,B are...
May14-14 01:16 PM
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First, I'm a second year high school physics student so my thinking may be half-baked. I was wondering what motion a...
May14-14 12:24 PM
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In a beam of unpolarised light, there are thousands of light waves of all polarisations. At a given point along the...
May14-14 11:00 AM
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Hello Everybody, Span efficiency factor appears in the lifting-line theory of Prandtl describing Lift and vortex...
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I have a question that has puzzled me during the last couple of days. Suppose that there is a system (e.g. a small box...
May14-14 01:16 AM
Jano L.
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Suppose we have a collection of conductors for which the voltage is specified on some conductors and the surface...
May13-14 03:01 PM
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Hey, It's a simple question (hope so). How do you know (analitically) wether angular momentum is conserved based...
May13-14 01:49 PM
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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...
May13-14 02:37 AM
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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,...
May11-14 02:55 PM
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....
May11-14 02:14 PM
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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...
May11-14 02:09 PM
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In griffith's intro to electrodynamics (4rth edition), ch. 3, pg. 121. here is the second uniqueness thrm for the...
May11-14 12:20 PM
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Hi 1) I am reading Pippard's Classical Thermodynamics and was confused by one of his examples in the attachment. ...
May11-14 09:51 AM
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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...
May11-14 03:22 AM
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Hello, It is said that any process accompanied by dissipating effects is an irreversible process.For...
May11-14 01:57 AM
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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...
May10-14 05:10 PM
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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:...
May10-14 02:00 AM
Jano L.
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