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Hey, all. I'm tutoring a freshman, and we've come to this particular problem, and I think there's missing data. He...
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if we have cylinder full of water on a scale the we heat it, does the scale show any difference in weight of...
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Can anyone explain the mechanics of a chain hoist and its mechanical advantage, in mathematical terms,??? thank you...
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Hallo, I hope someone can help me with the following question: A submarine conatins 1000m^3 of air and has a...
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Hello friends .. I did a physics exam last week and had many doubts on questions 1 - d) e) and 2 - b) c) ... I tried...
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Hello, I need some help in a matter. I donīt have any great knowledge in thermodynamics. If I have a plate of...
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hi all why do many things in physics move in waves ? in fact , if im not mistaken , everything apart from mass...
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What is the proof that the total rate at which radiation is emitted by a black-body radiator is proportional to the...
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For my classes I want to prepare this experiment But of course I need to...
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here is the thing, I have understood this in dielectrics, and I know that we have a new vector field instead of E, the...
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Why do materials like aluminum cut down the value of the B field? Like suppose we had an infinite current carrying...
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I know how photons are diffracted round a corner in quantum mechanics. But is there also an explanation in classical...
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How does lightning cause a voltage spike? Is it the changing magnetic field caused by the lightning current that...
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Hi, I had a question in my exam at my college that I did not quite know how to answer. Why is the study of...
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The electric field at a point P pointed by the position vector \vec r \;\hbox {, from a moving point charge pointed...
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OK... My question is, if I have so system like square loop... and all the donations be summed up by Bcos(Tetha) or...
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Hello Physics Forums! Longtime lurker, first time poster here. I've got a deceptively simple question that had my...
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Given a set of a scalar function V and a vector function, how does one recognize that it is a coulomb gauge or lorentz...
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my understanding is that energy is wasted in a solar cells when light with more frequency than necessary to make an...
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Could you possibly comment the following statement: 'Heat propagation is a semi-deterministic process in that its...
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This is perhaps more a maths question, but it's about a piece of maths that physicists use a lot, and I'm interested...
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I know that all bodies with a temperature above absolute zero radiate energy away as the following. P = AeσT^4 ...
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Divergence and Curl in cylindrical and spherical co are: \nabla \cdot \vec E \;=\; \frac 1 r \frac {\partial r...
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I can show that Coulomb's Law + superposition implies \nabla \cdot \mathcal {E} = \frac{\rho}{\epsilon_0} and \nabla...
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Hello Forum, the formula for skin depth is both inversely proportional to conductivity and frequency omega. There...
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