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Jan16-12 Greg Bernhardt
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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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Bob S
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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...
Aug24-09 04:11 AM
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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...
Aug23-09 02:08 AM
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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...
Aug22-09 11:52 PM
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Hey guys, I have the following (non-homework) problem: I am simulating a collection of normally distributed...
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I am trying to work out the physics used in a micro-controller project. I am having problems with even simple...
Aug22-09 12:43 PM
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Hi guys, I am reading Reif's book on statistical mechanics and have a question on the H theorem. In section 2.3, Reif...
Aug22-09 12:39 PM
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Or how did Coulomb measure quantity of electricity while doing his experiments that leads him to claim his famous...
Aug22-09 11:39 AM
Bob S
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Hi, I'm not sure this falls under the homework category, but I posted this here because I think this is more of an...
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if a system is made of 3 atoms with no degeneracy with energy levels of fro example 0, e, 2e would it be safe to...
Aug22-09 08:58 AM
Count Iblis
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Is it true that partition function for canonical ensemble is Z=\sum_{\{states j\}}e^{-\beta E_j}=e^{-\beta F} ...
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Count Iblis
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My question is what causes death wobble? Let me explain more... The vehicle I've experienced this on is a Jeep with...
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A classic problem in freshman electrodynamics is as follows: We have a capacitor (capacitance C1) charged up w/ charge...
Aug21-09 09:22 PM
Bob S
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Hello Everyone, Recently, I was trying to explain the fundamentals of thermal radiation to a non-engineer and I...
Aug21-09 02:03 PM
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Is there an other liquid that was similar water(In Convection current) but without the conductivity of it?
Aug21-09 12:14 PM
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Here is an invention I'd like to share with anyone who has the money to develop and market it. Furthermore, I don't...
Aug21-09 09:18 AM
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Let us consider a wheel which rotates about an axle thorugh its center with an angular velociy \omega0. After sometime...
Aug21-09 07:17 AM
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This is my first post so I hope I'm putting it in the right section :redface: I searched for similar questions but...
Aug21-09 02:34 AM
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A steam engine stove produces, say, 10 units of warmth, the second law states that not all warmth can be converted...
Aug20-09 02:55 PM
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I was curious about how exactly energy was transferred in electrical circuits because all my texts were inadequate....
Aug20-09 10:23 AM
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I need to find a means to calculate the load on three or four ropes that are supporting a weight between them. These...
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In what kind of instances would the quantity of impulse be used? My text book says that it's when very large forces...
Aug20-09 03:37 AM
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I was studying avometer, and came across this paragraph which I find confusing: "The voltage measuring part of the...
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