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Hi All, I would like to know what is the main reason to build those metalic apparatus to receive the discharge of a...
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Like university researchers measuring the force of Ricky Hattons punch with a special bag, or when programs talk about...
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I understand that after writing down this: F^{ \mu v} = \partial^{\mu} A^v- \partial^v A^{\mu} We can get a nice...
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Making photos under the water with common camera. Is this possible. Or this need different optics.
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While reading a paper on optics, I came across "the radiance of the projector is 20 mW/cm2, expanding out onto an f/18...
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HELP! I am currently working on the derivation of the equations of motion for three coupled pendula, The mass and...
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I've though about this for a while... If KE from object X is lost during the collision it means that the object will...
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Just want to make sure my concepts about this fictitious force is correct... " Assuming Joe is spinning around on...
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I understand that objects of different masses will accelerate equally in a vacuum. This is because the force of...
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If we have an inclined plane at angle \alpha and a sphere on that plane it will have angular acceleration due to the...
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After seeing contradictory posts on many forums , and getting differing opinions from my teachers , i'm completely...
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I have heard that newton's third law fails to apply in certain cases. Is it true?? and if it is , is there a reason...
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I was thinking the other day about how conservation of momentum works in terms of a closed system consisting of a...
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I would be extremely grateful if somebody could help me out with the following setup. I have a robot arm of x...
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Impact of electric shock on human body is above all with electric current, not with electric power. The dead limit is...
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I saw this post on a forum and thought it wasn't right, it's about why the force of frction on rotors is independent...
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Is the length of time for which an object is falling directly proportional to the force it hits the ground with?
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Considering the visual representation of an electric/magnetic field (by 'line of forces'), is this fact about the...
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Under an influence of a field, the electron distribution can be - Theory A - ...
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Hi assume J = I/A = equal in a circular segment of wire then after a while those electrons forces other...
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I would like to simulate a gas--very approximately--in 2 dimensions. The container will be divided into a grid, and...
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HELLO Can anyone help me about radio frequency because i want to write report about it and i need Title of book...
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I wonder why the amplitude of Huygens' wavelet is equal to the amplitude of incident wave multimpled by i / \lambda. I...
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Hi I have read Bio-Savar , Amper law (also maxwell) about Magnetic fields but all of them had I bio-savar : B...
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Potential difference is what which makes sense. But calculating the potential difference b/w two points and one of...
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Hello we know that satelites turn around a star in ellipse path (or parabola/hyperbola) I wanted to know where...
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We know the covariant Lagrangian of the Lorentz force law. However, in presence of a magnetic monopole, one must add...
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I was reading about the classic Young's double slit experiment and I had a few questions regarding secondary wavelets...
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Can anyone point me to a derivation of the Lienard-Wiechart potential formulas? I assume that they can be derived...
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Can gases lower their temperature by heat radiation? For example in a common room (at around 30°C), I know that air...
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In a textbook on wireless communications that Im reading, the author states that transmissions from a vertically...
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Hello everyone, I need some information with angular velocity in 3D and since I'm a math student, it's been a long...
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If you throw a ball straight up, say, and it reaches a height of 30 meters before falling straight down and back to...
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Hi pals Could someone introduce me some docs about the unification of electric and magnetic forces? thanks alot
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Hello, I noticed that with my radio sometimes when I am getting static if I bring my hand close to the antenna, the...
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A metal is held by E.F...its an arrangement of electrons and kernels cause of which the metal sustains as a solid. ...
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what is the meaning of modulation and what is types can any one explain that to me and give me any book.
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