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If there's a point charge at the origin, I want to find two closed surfaces such that the flux through one of them is...
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is it possible to convert internal energy into mechanical energy? is there some real life example which can explain...
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Consider this situation. A non-rotating wheel is cruising through space such that its velocity vector is at some...
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This is more of an automotive question I guess but anyways: I'm pretty familar with how torque and horsepower are...
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Newton's Law of Cooling Time Required to Cool (or heat) an Object t=mCp(Ts-Tf)/Q Where; Q is the heat...
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Consider a plane wave f = cos(kz - wt). Applying Maxwell's equation (divE=0 in vacuo) gives kcos(kz - wt) = 0 which...
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Ok. Folks, first off this is my first post, and I am looking for some answers to some questions I have. I hope...
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here is the bull thing... now im sitting on my chair and i know earth exerts a force on me which is called my...
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heat provider and heat acceptor makes up the system. heat flows from high temperature to low temperature. the...
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Hi, I am trying to solve the following problem (but note you can skip the details and look at the last equation and...
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I was thinking a lot, so it'd be great if you could help me. What equation describes a magnetic induction line??? (I...
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I am a basketball player. how would I solve for the force needed to propel my 160 pound body(simplifying my body into...
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If I shoot a ball out of a cannon with muzzle velocity of 100 fps at 45 degree angle, how do I compute how far I shoot...
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a charged particle ( say 'q' ) moving with velocity 'V' in a region containing a magnetic field 'B' experiences a...
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Can anyone suggest where I can geet data on hockey composition - I have been everywhere Thanks Liz
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Hello everyone, I am trying to test the collimation of light emerging from an off-axis parabolic mirror. My mirror...
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I am attempting to derive the equation for dampened harmonic motion from the differential equation: m\frac{d^2...
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what are electric and magnetic fields? i know that theyre constant exchanges of virtual photons but what properties do...
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I do understand the definition that their initial phase different is not constant. but i just cannot imagine what kind...
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I am looking for a reference (derivation) for this exact formula given for "the magnetic field due to a dipole \mu...
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Hi there, I am dealing with an inelastic, collinear momentum exchange of the form: m1v1+m2v2=m1u1+m2u2 where...
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Dear forum users Firstly, I wanted to post in the General Physics area, but it wouldn't let me create a new thread...
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How much salt per quart does it take to raise the temperature of water to 325 degrees at 28 PSI? I am sorry to say...
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I jump off a high bench (5ft high) to the ground. What is the g-force of the impact and how do you calculate it. It...
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How do you know how much voltage is deadly without knowing the actual current? For example, a stun gun generates a...
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When a conductor is made to experience a field, there's a separation of kernels and depending on the...
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Electrical mathematical terms, i.e I need the derivation...WITHOUT using 'curls'. Didn't find...
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A source states "Electric flux = q coulombs" While another states "We choose the number of field lines starting...
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Why would an electric device (lets say a widget maker which creates widgets by using air and trace elements inside the...
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Firstly, I'd like to announce that this is not a homework question, it is an example of a problem I thought up to...
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why cannot time be considered negative at times,the past can be represented using time as a negative entity.we have...
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I have a question in regards to using gas to operate a closed system, To utilize the kinetic energy of the gas...
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I was reading this very small section in my physics book and cant seem to come to grips with its concept. It starts...
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