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Why do the capacitance increase with increase in dielectric constant(K) of the medium between the capacitor?
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(Heads-up: these might be QM questions) Two questions: 1.) What is it that gives rise to the fact that...
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UltrafastPED
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Consider the following problem: A spring with spring constant ##k## is suspended vertically from a fixed support and...
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Matterwave
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I was wondering if someone could show me the derivation of Faraday's Law of induction from the more fundamental...
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I learned that momentum conservation is vectorial, and now, when i read about perfect elastic collisions, I can't...
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I can do circuit problems, but conceptually I cannot figure out what is going on from a basic physics perspective,...
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Please find the attachment and comment about equation (2).
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I can see the purpose of J for currents taking place in a volume like, say.. plasma physics but for current in a...
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I have seen in a number of thermodynamics lectures that the entropy change of a system as it falls approximately...
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Hi all, Can someone clarify whether the following is right? Assume a Cylindrical tank with a base area of 2000...
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For twice differentiable path x:\to\mathbb{R}^N the action is defined as S(x) = \int\limits_{t_A}^{t_B}...
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UltrafastPED
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Figured it out thanks, next post:
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Hey guys I'm looking for. Some more info on eddies current. I understand how it works but all the examples I see use...
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Ziggey
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I want to calculate the field distortion caused by placing a conducting spheroid in a uniform electric field. The...
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Shyan
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I am working with a single mode fiber at 830 nm with a NA of 0.12...
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How is electromagnetism different from gravity in that accelerated objects radiate EM waves when accelerated in an...
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this is a homework problem i realized after posting it. so could a moderator please move this question to the hw...
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UltrafastPED
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This is related to classical Hamiltonian mechanics. There is something wrong in the following argument but I cannot...
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Matterwave
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What are your opinions about these two experiments described at: http://adsind.wordpress.com? Can they be used to...
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micromass
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I am trying to understand why I can specify the specific volume v of a fluid element as a function of the equilibrium...
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This is a problem I thought up. If I'm correct as far as I've gone, the answer is rather surprising. A thin but...
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I understand that when an electron is excited it goes to a higher energy level and then relaxes to ground state...
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Hello, Been a while since I posted on here, nice to be back :) . I just want some pointers as to the methodology...
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I have come to learn that the Doppler shift equation is asymmetric. That is, the Doppler shift is not the same when...
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user3
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We know that the main use of capacitor is to store charge in the form of electric field,and we want it to store as...
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I feel I understand what happens, and how to solve the equation of motion x(t) for a mass attached to a spring and...
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The power density of an electromagnetic wave is proportional to the absolute square of the electric field |E|^2...
Jul9-14 09:05 PM
Andy Resnick
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Please help me qualitatively in the following points : 1) If in a system(consider a cylinder) fixed with a piston ,...
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Philip Wood
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hai friends, i would like to know what would happen to three isolated point separated by infinite...
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jbriggs444
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Hi, I have a question I'd like some help with which is related to my job working with drill rigs. Where you have...
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256bits
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Why do we take Θ=90° for calculation of potential energy
Jul9-14 06:11 AM
physicsjn
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Hello! It has been years since I had physics at uni, and I have forgotten lots of it, so I need some help here. The...
Jul8-14 01:20 PM
home-owner
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I know that in the vector potential formulation one can use a scalar Green function (to find the said potential and...
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Apollo2010
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Hi guys, I hope this is the correct section otherwise I apologize :).The goal is to find the capacity of a non linear...
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I'm looking to find the resultant force of three forces and a moment: Fx, Fy, Fz, and Mx. I intend to graph multiple...
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Hi all, I am looking into induced electric fields by changing B fields inside layers of dielectric. For example, if...
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vanhees71
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I tried to make the title as descriptive as I could without being overly long. Anyway, I've been trying to work...
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elegysix
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Hello. I have a question about experiment. You know it. You need beer bottle, water and ping pong ball. You...
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elegysix
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Are these two, wave number and wave mode, same thing? If not, what is the difference? Thanks...
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Hi I'm trying to model the drag effects in using Lagrange Mechanics and trying to include the effects of...
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