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Hi! I've been looking at Mohr's circle and by and large I understand what's going on. I can see how if the...
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Can anyone help me with this, i have done the first part, whereas i have obtained B using ampere's law. But changing...
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Okay so i just want to make sure i got this right because its a kind of confusing topic for me. So eddy currents are...
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I came across this from a book saying that: If all the co-ordinates and velocities are simultaneously specified, it...
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Hy, i am back with my annoying questions about this and that. Could everyone tell me why the frigging dipole have an...
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what is the meaning of deceptivness of field line?? i mean for 2d surface field line = n/2pi*r (f.l. inversly...
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My book (an old copy of Halliday-Resnick) gives a proof for the fact that the wave velocity is constant in...
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Hi, I am trying to calculate the power of a reflected electromagnetic field and can't find a physical explanation...
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Hello, my name is James Dallas and am new to this forum. I am a first year electromechanical engineering student in...
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Hello physics forum, I'm interested in modeling the pressure wave created due to the rapid inflation of a balloon. ...
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if we take a magnet and put in space, now we take another magnet and start to revolve it around the first, the...
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Alfven's theorem: The change of flux through any closed loop moving through a magnetic field of conducting material...
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How do you add air resistance to these 2 equations? #1 sqrt(2 * d / g) = time until impact #2 sqrt(2 * d * g) =...
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I've been getting confusing explanation on what negative voltage represents. In electrolytic cells my teacher explains...
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Hello ppl, I'm new here. I'm trying to compute RK4 for N-body problem. But after computing I'm getting strange...
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Hy folks! I am new in here.Anyone can give a basic intuition about why the acceleration formula actually works? I...
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There is a rod treating as rigid body, the rod which mass is m and lenghth is R rotate about one end of itself with...
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I thought of what seems to be a very classical problem but I can't find a solution for it. At t=0 you have a sphere...
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Hi and thanks in advance for any help with this problem. If I have a very very well insulated tank of water of say...
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i was reading the book of Griffin - introduction to electrodynamics. it is written that the force of charge q on Q is...
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Like a radioactive particle emit rays, does this similar to the field lines of a charged particle? at what speed...
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While reading a very interesting article/lecture called Life at Low Reynolds Number, there was a reference to a...
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Hi guys, I'm going through Reif's book on statistical mechanics and have a question on the parameter omega, the number...
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Waht is the work done by friction when a man is walking? zero or nonzero? I was analysing the work done by...
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I have heard many times that the positive "inductive" part of a circuit's reactive power is equal to "L i di/dt". I...
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RE: Ocean Waves: 1. Linear Wave Formula - What is the average sea state that is capable of producing a 20 ft. wave?...
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Say I want to put a bottle of water in the microwave and heat it up. How do I determine the pressure in the bottle as...
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The total energy of a pendulum is calculated either by it's maximum height (Gravitational Potential), or by the lowest...
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I need a couple of formulas to determine the live and dead load on a stretched cable for a zip line. They are: 1....
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Do only electrons emit a photon when accelerated in EM field? Do protons, for example, radiate?
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Hi, I'm looking for a little bit of help in this matter, I'm trying to put up a general formula of the internal...
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I'll explain the problem. \cdots \cdots \cdots \cdots \cdots \cdots \ldots=====|====== \cdots \cdots ||...
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Hello-- Suppose that I insert a thin-needle thermometer into a porous material (such as snow) that consists of air,...
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I'm reading the book "Electricity and Magnetism: Vol. II" by Edward M. Purcell, in which he describes Gauss' law as...
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I've learned that the electrostatic force is about 10^{39} times greater than the gravitational force. I guess the...
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Hi, Is it possible to have a magnetic field B which has curl B = 0 in all space? intuitivly such a field will be...
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I was unfortunate enough to have sports on the days of my mechanics classes so I've basically missed most if not all...
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