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I'm kinda confused with Newton's Third Law. Let me present my problem. Say I kicked the floor with 50N, the...
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hi guys, I want to understand zernike polynomials for some wavefront analysis. I tried some literature but still I...
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Hey all, I am using the Joukowski transform to calculate the electrostatic potential and streamlines around an...
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I've been looking around quite a bit, and can't find what I want: 1. Show two pulses colliding and superposing 2....
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I read this topic in many books but i really cant figure out what really the difference is!!! Please someone help...
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I have posted on this site before asking how to build a cyclotron and have been met with the same response over and...
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This is going to be quite hard to phrase but here goes. Is there a formula/equation to find the acceleration of two...
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Does the H field INSIDE a bar magnet have the same direction as the B field? Does it go from south to north pole?
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I'm wondering how the use of spherical shaped detectors causes pincushion distortion. I can understand the shape of...
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Lets say I am standing in the middle of a charged ring. And I am standing on a turn table. Now I start to rotate in...
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Textbooks all say that the center of gravity of an object is the point at which all it's gravitaional effects appear...
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When people do Legendre transforms they suppose that U=U(S,V). But you can see in some books that heat is defined by:...
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I have trouble understanding how the following experiment tests Ohm's Law. Imagine a simple DC circuit with a 6V...
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Recently I began to think somehin which has led to a lot more questions. If traveling on a straight line and I were...
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Suppose we have two metal plates, one with a charge density of 3 C/m^2, the other -3C/m^2 We are told that the...
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What happens when you try to create a ring shaped magnet with a circular magnetisation. e.g. you take an unmagnetised...
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If we assume the axiom that all motion is ultimately curved, however small the curvature, it would appear that for...
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A friend of mine and I were discussing particle states during exam revision and the refraction of light came up. His...
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Hi. The grating equation says n x λ = d sinθ. Where d = 1/N (the nymber of slits per unit length.) Using the...
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Is this even possible? Since light is an electromagnetic wave, creating an alternating current will create...
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The entropy of a classical system of N particles is normally (see e.g. Huang p.131) defined as the k_b times the...
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A sphere has charge density \rho=k\cdot r. Using the integral form of Gauss's Law, one easily finds that the electric...
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I have an electric compressor with a delivery rate of 17 SCFM. I would like to calculate the volume of the air tanks...
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Hi, when i am doing an experiment that uses two polarizers (Cross) to achieve complete annihilation of light, ...
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Another stupid thing I've come across and thought; what? Mainly down to not having many example questions to look...
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I'm on pg 56 of Thorton's Classical Dynamics book and I see this: Imgur Link Two questions: 1) Where does the 2 go...
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