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I'm not sure this is the right place to post this question but here goes: In feynman vol.1 39-9 there is a...
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Greetings, Can you recommend a web site or sites that has worked examples and discussion of harmonic motion with 2+...
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L.D.Landau's book <Mechanics> first page have below word: if all the co-ordinates and velocities are simultneously...
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I don't understand how walking 10 feet forward and then 10 feet back means you did zero work. If I pull a 1 pound...
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What is the exact definition for momentum other than the formula p=m.v? Is there a way to understand it as a real...
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In my little area of recent research, the Green's tensor is the relationship between a point force and the resulting...
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Hello! 1 MW can be transmitted , for example, in 2 ways: 1MW=100V*10000A; or 1MW=10000V*100A. In the...
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Dear all, Intuitively, the probability of finding a trapped particle at a given location x should be proportional...
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In the definiton of magnetic lines of force, we talk about one unit north pole. Why? Path is independent of the pole...
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I was wondering if anyone knows of systems for which the Hamiltonian is not equall to the total energy? This is an...
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Problem: Consider a particle of mass m, constrained to move in a circle of radius r. Find the Lagrangian: Relevant...
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Hopefully I have posted this in the correct section; Can anyone help with the equation(s) & assumptions required to...
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I read that charge by induction precedes force of attraction between a charged body and a neutral one. That is, the...
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if you stir a cup of coffee, is the velocity at the centre different from the velocity outside?
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Can anyonewe suggest an extended essay project for me in physics. I am a grade 11 student in physics and want to do my...
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Wrong forum! Sorry!
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When something is boiling, like water on a stove, where do the bubbles come from? is it from some sort of chemical...
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