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I've read conflicting descriptions of the relationship between constraint forces and virtual displacements that I'd...
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So the colors we perceive are a result of photons of a certain wavelength being reflected back at us. So why in a...
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I am attempting to design a base to support a post that will be pulled horizontally at its top. A 2D image of the...
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Hi everyone! I'm trying to do the classic calculation of the coefficients of transmission and reflection at a...
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I’m trying to figure out “power transfer” using drive belts, probably serpentine, possibly cogged. If you have a...
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Hello all, Could anyone explain how a betatron functions and its general purpose or application? Thanks!
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Lagrange & Euler formalism How we get relation (\frac{\partial T^{(L)}}{\partial t})_{r_0}=(\frac{\partial...
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Hi, I've been doing a bit of independent study on Gravitation. What I find confusing is why the moon doesn't fall...
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Hi everyone, I was watching an MIT OpenCourseWare video where the lecturer describes the problem of a rulers motion...
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I found a website which claimed that 3500 feet of 35mm film was shooting at a maximum speed of 10600000 frames per...
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I was trying to think of natural physical reasons to want to study noncommutative geometry, and it seems to me that it...
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When we deal with heat capacity or specific heat capacity Q=mc(delta temperature) why don't we take into consideration...
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Hello frnds, i understand what conservative and non conservative force are but i didn't get it properly with practical...
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hi, i know hydrostatic pressure has been discussed on this forum but i'm still not convinced (i know, crazy me) i...
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I am attempting to determine a method for calculating the final pressure in a deformable bladder given a starting...
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Hello, calculating the magnetic moment of a current loop is trivial, but I want to do it with the general formula ...
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a gas follows the equation: PV=RT +kP k= constant P=pressure V= volume T= temperature R= ideal gas constant ...
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Hi guys, I read about inertia on various websites and my textbook but I don't quite understand it. I just don't get...
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Archimedes's principle says that the buoyancy force would be equal to the weight of the fluid displaced by the body....
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Doc Al
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Suppose we have taken a point A on the loop and we are moving clockwise while counting the potential drops and...
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Does the force of magnetism cause electricity?
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So I recently have been introduced to the retarded solutions of Maxwell's equations, which are referred to as...
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Work done is defined as F vector. dx vector or F dx cos θ where θ is the angle between F vector and dx vector. But,...
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If an aircraft is flying straight and level and drops a load but it remains attatched to the aircraft by a cable (hung...
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Hi Friends, I want to numerical analysis solution of 3d spherical pendulum with Hamiltonien. Please help me. Thank...
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Wat is meant by "interference" in "electromagnetism is the interference between the electricity and magnetic force."?
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In Nayfeh's electricity and magnetism,the equation of equipotential surfaces of two lines of charges are found and...
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Hello, I need to compare or find relation with water and aviation fuel on different pressures. On what way can I do...
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Why stress tensor must be symmetric?
May2-12 02:13 AM
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hello everyone! can you please explain on factors the value of spring constant depends? And please provide me with...
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Dear All I have a question about the validity of Maxwell Boltzmann velocity distribution in the case of nanoscale...
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Hey Everyone, Can someone explain to me the natural of amplitude modulation in regards to sound. As in one...
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We have the following problem we're trying to solve: A helicopter is landing at 6 ft/sec, with its nose tilted up...
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