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Hello I have learned about maxwells relations and can derive them. I noticed that we had made an assumption of a...
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Hi I need some help explaining kinetic moment and moment of the center of mass. This is an example:...
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Hi. I thought magnetic moment arose from closed loops of charge currents. How does then the angular momentum of the...
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Take a uniform density bar in space for example. Would the center of mass move if the bar was struck at the very tip...
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Dear all, I am trying use Ampere's law and came across a problem which is a result of my lack of understanding. ...
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Hello, I would like to ask why, when a surface is not polished, it reflects less. I understand that when the...
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Hello folks! I have just come from a night at the pub with fellow students of life where over many a pint several...
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Quick question.... Can the gravitational constant only be used for earth or can it be used in questions regarding...
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Could anyone help my with proving that the acceleration of an object that is moving with uniform circular motion is...
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If thermodynamic temperature can be interpreted as the average kinetic energy in a system, is there a quantity defined...
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How do I tell if a torque on a system is internal or external before conserving angular momentum? I know that if a...
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So as I am junior high school student just learned that when the terminals of wire are connected to a battery,an E...
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I'm working on a project for myself in regards to atmospheric reentry. I've come across some equations that describe...
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I have never dealt with moment of inertia before, this is a physics lab i need to do some pre planning for which...
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I am currently working on a robotic manipulation problem and need to form a model for how an object responds. I start...
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Where does ohmic resistance arise from, is it from the collision of the current with the electrons of the wire or is...
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Hi everyone--first post, thanks for any guidance if I've posted in the wrong place. I've got a simple idea and I'm...
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This is not schoolwork. Imagine that light did not have a constant speed, but behaved in the manner expected from...
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Simon Bridge
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Hi everyone. I've been having this discussion with a pal regarding what affects the grip of a motorcycle's tires...
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Hello there, If a mass, m, is placed at one end of an boat of mass M, which is located on a frictionless ocean. If...
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According to this website, there is an equation obtained empirically to obtain the amount of time it takes to cook a...
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I played around in another thread with mathematically determining where a car should be time wise on 1/4 mile run. I...
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in a cyclotron the radius of the path of electron increases.but how if the velocity of the electron is accelerated its...
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hey guys, can someone explain me Poiseuillie's law, because, I'm reading and reading and reading and don't understand...
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I have pictured I model about how electrons move in a circuit, What happens first is that electrons are built up on...
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Hello everyone, I want to have a simple example of an inductance calculation. The magnetic field normal to a...
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So, I have been studying angular velocity and linear velocity--and I want to use this information determine if a ray...
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This relates to the extension of a uniform cross-section, homogenous, ideal wire which extends within the proportional...
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I am currently working on an experiment with piezoelectricity and was wondering how I would measure the force applied...
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Hi, I was wondering what the frequency of a photon is according to maxwell's equations. Does the...
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Hi! I have been studying AC generators. I am confused about why there is no current when the armature is...
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I have a quick question regarding causality in SR and some specific examples. Collision between two bodies is one of...
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According to Faraday's Law a changing magnetic field induces an electric field, an example of this is if you have a...
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Sorry, but this will be a long post. This isn't homework, I'm reviewing physics after many years of neglect. ...
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Imagine I am standing but not moving forward/backward, but I am rotating my body about my own axis. Now imagine if I...
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How come a spring with applied weight of 1000 g goes down 9.8 cm but the same spring with applied weight of 500g goes...
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Consider a solenoid of length l, no. of turns N, n = N/l, area A, and negligible resistance. In its middle is placed...
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