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hello every body, i am trying to understand the capacitor behavior as deeply as i can ... consider a simple...
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Is it true that we can consider a spherical wave in the far field (i.e. away from antenna, at a large distance) as a...
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In physics, we learned about friction between one object sliding across another, but when we got to torque and angular...
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for my lab we built an am radio, with a breadboard, variable capacitor, capacitors, antenna, ground, headphone,...
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I have a question about the Poynting vector: (page 44/51) ...
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If a mass became pulled up from Earth, its U increases and its K decreases, but if it became pulled into space, its U...
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Hello!I would like to ask about Electromagnetic induction in transformer.As we learn that an alternating voltage is...
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I've seen two references to magnetic charge density as something that Dirac said would explain charge quantization. ...
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I want to create a little board with 20 LEDs. My only problem is wiring them, I want to make a parallel circuit. I was...
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Hi I have a problem I'm trying to figure out, but no idea where to start. Essentially I am trying to calculate the...
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Would a harmonic of the Larmor frequency have any effect on proton precession?
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Hi, When you have interference in thin films, why does the film has to be thin? Why doesn't it work with "thick"...
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I have a couple of questions about single slit diffraction. It's not a homework exercise - just a conceptual problem....
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Hello I'm a computer science student trying to write a software in C for calculating the radar cross section of...
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Hello! I have a problem - a non-physics student has asked: "Why do I see my face upside down on one side of a...
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Can two magnets produce a magnetic field strong than the simple vector sum of their individual fields when near each...
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Unfortunately, magnetic fields are by their nature invisible, but scientists from NASA’s Space Sciences Laboratory...
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What limits the length of a snorkel? Our chest muscles strenth? If they are strong enough will we be able to swim...
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the idea is , if we have the magnetic field strength (H) and magnetic flux density (B) so we represent the 'hysteresis...
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If I describe a system by a Lagrange's function L=-\frac{1}{2}\int...
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First of all, sorry for my poor english I am studying classical mechanics and have a problem with angular momentum. I...
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I found somewhere that the time needed for vibrations of the radiation corresponding to the transition between the...
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Hi, In one part in my book they define the magnetic moment of a closed loop of current. They define it as...
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To create a solenoid, conductive wire is coiled with n # of turns per unit length. To create a real solenoid can each...
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Hi, When you charge a capacitor in an RC-circuit, the charge q in the capacitor is given by q(t)=\epsilon...
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Point charges w/velocity have a magnetic field. How does an uncharged capacitor slow the point charges to zero...
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I'm working on a simulation for ballistics, and I am in dire need of some help with elasticity. It is primarily to be...
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Well hello there! :D I'm doing a project on graphical simulation of a bullet hitting a glass plate, and I have some...
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Someone repeated the Cavendish experiment at about 0 K? My question: the gravity force is costant when mass is near...
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Hi Guys, I've attached 2 pages from the book of landau "The Classical Theory of fields", I have a question about...
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How much heat is absorbed in changing 2-kg of ice at -5C to steam at 110.0C? The Specific heats of ice, liquid...
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I am trying to derive the formula for E.m.f across the ends of a rod rotating in a magnetic field when the field is...
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Hi, I've just gone through a derivation and would like some confirmation that my reasoning is correct: Say the...
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