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i know these topics are discussed many times and i have read many of them but still have a doubt. Suppose a car is...
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The above equation gives the EPE of two point charges separated by a distance r. Firstly, I do not understand how...
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Why is it that only Canonical transformations preserve the Hamilton's equations? Or what makes non-canonical...
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Hi guys not sure if this belongs in the homework section, anyway here goes! I'm trying to calculate the total...
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For example the microcanonical ensemble uses a dirac delta distribution on a certain energy shell E, which is not...
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Mathematically,its easy to say that when the distance between the points tends to zero,for the dipole moment to stay...
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Imagine that I pour a bowl of water onto the stones in sauna. So, the problem is that I need to estimate how much did...
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What, other than recoil, the user's unsteady hands and gravity, causes bullets to impact different places on the...
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Hello, everyone. I'm working on simulating shallow water flow. I'm using the MacCormack scheme and fractional...
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If I push a cylinder along a surface with friction then am I right in saying that it would almost instantly start a...
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Hi, I want to know if one sees a canonical transformation that would transform the following Hamiltonian in the...
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Suppose I have two metal spheres, radius 1 metre and 1 cm. I charge the small one to 100V. The self-capacitance of...
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Hi, I was studying Cherenkov radiation and here's what I read. A charged particle moving through a medium has an...
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I would like to calculate the torque on the air object under water. The pressure is only give from water (water...
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A cable weighing 10kg/m supports a 250kg beam(AC) hinged at the wall(BC). The beam is 4.5m long. Find the length of...
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Hi, Question: we have a magnetization M_x that varying as M_x(t)=M_x e^{-t}.Threre is a coil on the x axe. The...
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Have viewed PF, first time post (have searched for this question on forum): The energy of EM radiation can be...
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F_x= (-dU)/dx He used dn in place of dx in a different example. My professor wrote this on the board, and I...
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