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Hi all, I recently read an article on economist about Maxwell's Demon. It is mentioned that someone disproved...
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Consider mass m_{1}and m_{2}with position vector (from an inertial frame) \overrightarrow{x_{1}} and...
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We know basic classical mechanics is time-reversal invariant while there is a concept of irreversibility in...
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I am refering to the book "Introduction to Electrodynamics" by Griffiths p317, Energy in magnetic field. \Phi =...
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Hello! I want to know something about how is equation for rolling friction derived. Equation is listed below.
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Hello i tried to calculate Bernulli's equation myself and i get negative pressures on both sides of equation. What am...
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If the velocity of a stone is the same in all cases, what determines how high the water splashes when hit by the stone?
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Hello there. I have some difficulty in understanding the condition for a rigid body standing still (or rotating)....
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Why cant trajectories in phase space intersect?
Jan9-11 04:19 PM
Rocky Raccoon
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Does 1 metre cube of air really weigh 1kg? This is so hard to believe. So heavy?
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Hello: I am a new member in this forum. :smile: I have question about this equation - in thermodynamics -: {...
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Okay, please don't ask me why I would want to do the following; I'll try to explain.. I am writing a program and...
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Hello, Im looking at how to find out the Amp meters squared of a multi turn solenoid, preferably with an easy to...
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Hello all! :smile: You know, I thought I knew something about ideal gas mixtures, but now I am not so sure. I am...
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I'm trying to figure out how to determine how long a spring should be to drop a known weight a known length? For...
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Hi guys! I want to ask something about escape velocity. I know the definition of EV "escape velocity is the...
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I thought that the idea that the speed of light is a constant in every reference frame came from the Michelson-Morely...
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I have just read about the principle of Doppler effect. However there is a point which seemed a bit tricky. ...
Jan8-11 10:37 AM
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This is a question which I have been been tossing around for some time. By looking at gravitationally induced...
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My Physics teacher yesterday said something that gave me pause. He was talking about the necessity of clearly...
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Why are two (angular and linear) magnifications? Aren't they linearry proportional to each other?
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I am a bit confused about the definition of elastic collision. What i have studied is, elastic collision is one in...
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do you know any text or reference with extensive treatment on electromagnetic field ,potential & electromagnetic...
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How many watts of power would it take to get a a mass of 1kg up to 300m/s? Leaving out friction, drag, etc.. Just how...
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I'm having a difficult time understanding how the coulomb came to be around as a unit of charge. The definition that a...
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I apologize if this is in the incorrect category... Can somebody please explain the Exponential Model associated with...
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This is interesting... How will the length and the mass of a golf club affect how far the ball will travel? What...
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When certain quantities are measured, the measured values are known only to within limits of the experimental...
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For a body to undergo uniform circular motion, a centripetal force which is perpendicular to the velocity at all times...
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Dear all, For a computer graphics rendering routine, I'm looking for an efficient way of computing the net Fresnel...
Jan6-11 07:46 AM
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For the digital cameras, is the zoom-in is equivalent to move forward the camera? My simple camera gives me 5 level...
Jan6-11 07:46 AM
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Ok, there's a bit I don't understand in my lecture notes. The maths doesn't seem to quite work out. Any help would be...
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In deriving the plane wave solutions of Maxwell's equations in vacuum, one assumes from the very start that the E and...
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What I'm asking is this: I'm researching bridge designs for a balsa wood bridge, but I'm wondering why that the...
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This is my first year teaching High School Physics and I'm finding there are a lot of questions I should have asked 25...
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If I apply 1 newton to 1 kilogram (at rest) for one second, it will have accelerated to 1 m/s^2 and traveled 0.5...
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Like if something is going in a circle of radiues R at speed v with angular velocity w, then w=v/R. Where does this...
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So suppose we have two dielectrics in contact and we want to know how \mathbf{D} varies across them, then we can use...
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