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(This is not a homework problem, but is just something I'm curious about.) If two rocks with different momentum...
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So if I slowly pull the A string first B string will tear apart... Cause the A string will expand and it will pull the...
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A homogene rod with length "l" is placed vertically, and a nail is stabbed on the top of the rod (now the rod has an...
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I have just watched a MythBusters episode investigating whether a concrete glider could fly. They conclude that it was...
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hey pf! so i have a small question when deriving the navier-stokes equations from newton's 2nd law. specifically,...
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First post here. This question has two parts. (1) Connecting the dots between the Impulse-Momentum Theorem and the Law...
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