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Hi, the title above is a specific instance of a more general question. I'm basically wondering why the atoms in a wall...
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Can anyone provide a brief explanation what an EM mode is? I've read some EM theory, but still have problems...
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I've been following along with Lenny Susskinds lectures on modern classical mechanics on youtube. at 34:30 he...
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I was going through wikipedia and other online 'resource' sites trying to to find an answer to this question, and the...
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If we launch a satellite to a circular orbit around the Earth at height 357.1 km, to find the velocity needed at...
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Let's say we have an electric field, (ax, 0, 0). (a is a constant) The divergence of the field is a, so the...
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What is a general definition of temperature that can be applied to an arbitrary system? My best guess so far was:...
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Imagine that you have N points scattered in the plane. Each point is charged and contributes to the total potential...
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Can any one tell me what the velocity of air coming out a valve of a tyre pumped to 200 kPa would be? What...
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When you increase the charge Q on a capacitor, why don't you increase voltage V across it as well? Wouldn't higher Q...
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obviously the root-means-square speed value is greater than the average value. Question is to why the...
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I was discussing this with a friend: Say you are doing a tailwhip on a bike (bike spins around pivot at headtube) ...
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If it takes 10 min to hard boil 1 egg, how long will it take to boil 2?
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In what condition is the acceleration of a falling parachute is zero?
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Disclaimer: English is not my native language. I'll try to do my best, but i could put some inappropriate term...
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There's something I struggle to understand. In the picture I attached to this post , the first drawing is a system...
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The following came from a discussion about launching a balloon. Suppose you have a heavy coiled rope of total...
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I know that we can find the speed of the wave in shallow water by: c^2 = gh but how do we derive it?
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Pseudo forses arising in a frame are defined as the negative of mass times acceleration of the frame used. now in...
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Theres this retard on another forum preaching that matter travels as waves. And that he once calculated the amplitude...
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Here's the good explanation. ---------- A surface is an abstract mathematical tool that we can use to explore...
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I saw a teacher today with a piece of chalk tied to the end of a string (for drawing circles and such on a chalk...
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Hi, What is a good interpretation of electric permittivity? If you look at Coulomb's law, it seems that the...
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I was a bit surprised to find that the average recorded atmospheric pressures at such locations as Mexico City (2.2 km...
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There are situations when a water drop falls on a really hot metal surface and, instead of evaporating, it kinda...
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Hi There Can some one please help me find a table or chart that has accurate data for water pressures and...
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I have a few extremely simple questions about thermodynamics... I'm trying to self study it, but a few things just...
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I am working on a research project in which i need to create a uniform electric field inside of a tube. I am using a...
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Consider a case where 2 people are in a car driving in a straight line at sufficient speed. At some point the driver...
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How do you calculate amount of power needed to slowly rotate shaft under bending moment? This is not related to...
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If you have a certain number of particles such as a few electrons and protons in an area, how would you determine the...
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Hi! I'm interested on how a 45-gallon drum (filled with air) behaves when submerged in water. I did some...
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Can anyone help explain how to convert velocities to different co ordinate systems? I've always been shocking at...
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Tell me what makes electron have a charge , what is that property of electron due to which there is attraction...
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Hi all. Could anybody please advise me some good books on Thermodynamics to begin with? My current level of Physics...
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Does anyone know how to derive the following: \nabla x \vec{V} = -k...
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Consider a toroidal solenoid powered by a sinusoidal voltage. This will lead to appearance of sourceless electric...
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My specialization is Mechanical engineering. So I'm dumb to many of the electromagnetic concepts. But right now, I...
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