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Jan16-12 Greg Bernhardt
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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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Is it possible for a magnetostatic field to exhibit vector circulation when no current ( free, bound or polarization )...
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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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If you stop cooling a resistor and stop current simultaneously then what happens to the temperature of the resistor in...
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I am doing a final year project, my Prof gave me 2 prism. He wants me to do so: A white laser is shot on a prism...
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If I have a pair of coils connected in an anti-helmholtz configuration, with current flowing oppositely in both, and I...
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I was wondering where the derivation of the formula Group Velocity = Phase Velocity + K(dVp/dK)
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suppose a solenoid has N turns What is the Flux through the Solenoid? similarly if a coil has N turns , what is...
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Hello, Question is about equation 5.71 ---to-----5.72 All that was done is algebra or trigonometry? Where do I...
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The period of a satellite revolving around the earth earth at surface height is equal to the period of any mass thrown...
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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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Hello, Are spectral reflectance curves dependent on the interface between the reflector and surrounding medium? For...
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Recently I am reading the papers in the field of PT symmetry systems. What I am confused is that in these papers,...
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On page 122 of Born and Wolf's "Principles of Optics" the following equation for the trajectory of a ray of light is...
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Consider the Helmholtz Equations with a perturbation p(r) u(r,w) = 0 Does anyone know where I can find resources...
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Let's say that we have a system of non-interacting Bosons with single-particle energies given by, \epsilon_{p,m} =...
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