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Hi all: I am confused about one question. When we detect signal from human brain using coil in Nuclear Magnetic...
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Bob S
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Hi all: In magnetic resonance imaging such as human brain head image, I select several regions of interest (ROI) with...
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Hi everyone, I have been trying to find an answer to the following question on several websites on the topic, but...
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Imagine being on the equator (and that the Earth is a perfect sphere). Also imagine that the Earth is spinning just...
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I've seen dozens of examples of well-made games and demonstrations that seem to handle this concept perfectly well,...
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What is the role of Conserved quantities in physical system?
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What is the physical significance of Poisson Bracket?
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When I was younger, I placed water inside a tin pan and placed it inside a microwave. I tuned it on, sparks went...
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Hello I am working through a textbook here, struggling to follow a mathematical step. We are deriving the partition...
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Would anyone mind explaining Energy Transfer like conduction conductivity convection radiation. I'm trying to do...
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Suppose an engine uses multiple heat reservoirs: When calculating the carnot (maximum possible efficiency) is it...
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The Ericsson cycle is as follows: 1) Isobaric expansion: temperature T2 goes to higher T1 at pressure P. 2)...
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Hi! I have trouble with the following: 1) Consider an ericsson cycle. It is easy to calculate the change of...
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The fall semester is coming to an end and finals are coming up soon. I took thermal and statistical mechanics this...
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Can someone please explain how the current regularly changes direction after some time in alternating current? I mean...
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I've read in quite a few textbooks, chemistry and physics, that we can approximate a gas as many molecules which are...
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I'm seeking help in understanding Kirchoff-Helmholtz Integral. Actually what i am facing the problem here is, i...
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Is it possible to obtain a temperature lower than 0 K
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How to calculate the shear rate for the flow of a shear thinning liquid in a non circular duct
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how are weights distributed on a beam
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Dear all, could please give my some links or references to material that justifies the mathematical and physical...
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What is a tension force ??? Where does it originate from ??????
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wHAT are the forces acting on a particle placed on a plate which is moving with an acceleration??
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As stated in the question: I have PV(T) vs P plotted for 2 different temperatures. I'm to approximate the the...
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whenever 2 bodies are in contact , why do they exert force normal to each other on each other , i mean the normal...
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when you're done using an electric mixer, you can get most of the batter off the beaters by lifting them out of the...
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In a turn, a rider might be leaning over at around 45 degrees at times. What is the g-force at that point going down...
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Suppose you have an arbitrary waveform made up of different frequencies of light. In books the different frequencies...
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Do magnets attract objects in a straight line? a.) magnet dipole - magnet dipole b.) magnet dipole - electric...
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Suppose A box represents the universe. It also has a battery and a propellor inside it. The propellor is supposed to...
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Consider the following cyclic process: Each cycle 800J of Energy is transfered from a reservoir at 800K and 600J of...
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If I swing around a mass attached to a string, and then suddenly let go, the mass will fly off in a direction tangent...
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Hi, I've been wonderring what happens to a substance once boiling point is reached, in particular the rate of...
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Count Iblis
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By "static" in this thread, I mean the charge and current density is constant in time (so things can be moving, but...
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I recently read an article about Joseph Kittinger which stated that in a skydive, he was subjected to a G force of 22...
Oct31-09 08:53 PM
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We find the equivalent resistance(let us denote it by R) of an infinitely long ladder circuit by considering that it...
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Hey all, I have a lab coming up that deals with the emission spectra of H, He,Ne,Hg, and N_2 I am looking around...
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