# Classical Physics

- Principles developed before the rise of relativity and quantum mechanics. Mechanics, Electrodynamics, Thermodynamics, Optics...
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 Views: 8,361 Announcement: Two free ways to get Gold Membership! Jan17-12 Meta Thread / Thread Starter Last Post Replies Views Before posting anything, please review the Physics Forums Global Guidelines. Again, for some odd reason, people... Apr22-11 06:26 AM ZapperZ 1 41,132 Hi, this is my first post. I've not taken a calculus-based physics course yet so these may be rather naive questions.... Nov12-07 12:31 PM DaleSpam 3 11,933 Where does the energy go when light undergoes destructive interference? Nov12-07 02:03 AM aarathi 12 1,863 can someone explain me why single-slit diffraction occurs in terms of the electromagnetic interpretaition of light Nov12-07 01:53 AM aarathi 4 1,210 I have a question about coefficients of capacitance.. Specifically I'm reviewing the treatment on the subject in... Nov11-07 08:06 AM psholtz 4 2,973 Imagine that there is a point charge in vicinity of an infinite grounded sheet of conductor of arbitrary shape and... Nov11-07 05:45 AM harshant 0 1,434 Hi all, I fell on those pics on the web (see attached files). Now, there are people who tend to think this is... Nov10-07 04:19 PM Scorpixx 8 2,166 Imagine a perfectly thermally isolated room at 70 degrees Fahrenheit. A normal refrigerator that has some reasonable... Nov10-07 03:32 PM MrXow 6 1,415 i read from this site http://thunder.msfc.nasa.gov/primer/primer2.html that electrons from lower portion of clouds... Nov10-07 05:24 AM kateman 1 1,901 What do we mean in mathematical terms intensity of light at this point is I and when we say Power of light is P Nov9-07 11:10 PM pardesi 8 3,271 I have a problem bothering me for a long time. Here it is: suppose I have an asymmetrical parallel plate capacitor... Nov9-07 06:06 PM smartmac 6 4,214 whys do wavefronts bend near the edges particularly of light .Can someone explain it interms of electric fields. Nov8-07 10:13 PM pardesi 0 1,659 Lets assume that vacuum empty cylinder has a spinning top. Rotational speed at circumference is V. Cylinder axis is... Nov8-07 07:00 PM ael65 7 2,677 Hi, I just had a question that why the total mechanical energy has to be zero in order for an object to achieve... Nov8-07 12:29 PM Shooting Star 2 1,341 My professor went over this but forgot how he explained it. Basically he said if you're in a car and have a wall... Nov7-07 10:47 PM Homer Simpson 2 2,929 can someone explain that i really don't make any real sense or use out of it Nov7-07 07:11 PM Claude Bile 4 1,631 i was going through the standard proof of Young's experiment using electric field concept .what the proof did is took... Nov7-07 07:01 PM Claude Bile 2 3,681 Can anyone explain me the mechanism of vaccum diode.Specifically how the electronts which are 'boiled' of the cathode... Nov7-07 03:51 PM pardesi 4 1,386 Consider a woman standing on a turntable, which can turn without any friction. Both are initially at REST. A woman (m... Nov7-07 07:35 AM TVP45 18 3,837 Hi. I was wondering how strong an electromagnet would have to be to move water, such as a low stream from a tap or... Nov7-07 03:46 AM Paulanddiw 5 1,382 There's a simple explanation that wasn't covered in the last thread about this. Start off with an ideal... Nov7-07 12:49 AM ael65 3 9,583 Now I am learning Uniform Circular motion, but I don't know what do horizontal circle and vertical circle mean? I... Nov6-07 11:19 AM Doc Al 6 1,961 A changing magnetic field induces a circulating current in a wire loop. My question is: Does the changing magnetic... Nov6-07 10:50 AM marcusl 1 1,090 My understanding of 'camber thrust' is that when a wheel rolls with it's axle not parallel to the ground, it will act... Nov5-07 06:40 PM rcgldr 16 3,849 Hello, I would like to know if Pascal really made the experiment of the barrel. I have looked for in his... Nov5-07 11:38 AM hamilton333 2 2,590 I was going through the method of image charges and came up with this "infinite grounded conducting plane". What i... Nov5-07 10:31 AM harshant 5 2,442 for example, a book is at rest on a table. One might say that the normal force is the reaction force. BUt... Nov5-07 09:02 AM Doc Al 17 6,418 Aiight, so I pose this question: does the length of a cannon change the distance the projectile is able to go? ... Nov5-07 12:23 AM wysard 5 2,334 Hi, My question is regarding to the effect of magnetic field on gas particles.As you all know, according to the... Nov4-07 01:52 PM DaleSpam 2 3,800 According to the popular interpretation of 'Bernoulli's Principle', moving air should always be associated with a... Nov4-07 09:28 AM russ_watters 69 19,893 The partition function in the classical theory is an integral over phase space. Thus, the partition function is often... Nov3-07 10:04 PM Euclid 2 3,023 Suppose that we will proof the continuity of the first maxwell equation: So we have div(\vec{E})=\frac{1}{\epsilon... Nov3-07 10:46 AM Bert 2 2,279 Does anybody know a good topic for a classical mechanics term project. I just don't have any ideas. It can just be a... Nov2-07 05:01 PM blechman 2 2,543 Ok so we are studying Faradays law right now and am a little confused. I will try and state my understanding of it,... Nov2-07 11:18 AM wysard 5 2,440 um, first of all, why was my post locked? all i wanted was to know how to patent my idea.if adding this post is in... Nov2-07 11:14 AM ZapperZ 3 2,307 Okay, Im doing grade 12 physics in australia and I was wondering about systems of planets interacting with each others... Nov2-07 08:50 AM Hamish Cruickshank 5 2,758 Hi, I'm new here and was wondering if anyone could tell me what exactly happens at the gravitational midway point... Nov1-07 11:58 PM wysard 7 2,052 what kind of sources of light generate sinusodially varying electric field that is solutions of the form ... Nov1-07 07:50 PM Claude Bile 7 2,537 Im having trouble calculating the capacitance of a non-parallel plate capacitor where seperation at one edge is d-a... Nov1-07 11:20 AM clem 1 5,294 When talking about a transmitted plane wave incident on a plane, ie. \underline{E} = E_0 \^i... Nov1-07 12:24 AM Claude Bile 3 2,155 What I'm about to ask isn't a homework question, but it is a personal question relating to a home-project I'm working... Oct31-07 10:22 PM FredGarvin 2 11,676

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