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Jan16-12 Greg Bernhardt
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I started having this doubt since i saw the derivation of potential across a capacitor using this method. So.. here i...
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Shooting Star
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My lecturer has given me this formula for reflective diffraction m landa = d (cos a - cos b) where m is...
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Its been 15+ years since I have done any calcs like this and am very rusty, so even just a pointer in the right...
Apr8-08 12:25 PM
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From the 1st law of thermodynamics we have dU = ∂Q+∂W but we also know dU = Tds - pdv , i am confused...
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For electromagnetic field we usually use the Lagrange's density ...
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Does anyone have an idea about a formula relating the refractive index of a medium to the temperature gradient...
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Anyway ... a long long time ago, my father told me a story how when he was in college, they used to heat water just by...
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Shooting Star
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i understand the reason and steps leading to the equation that relates acceleration in the inertial frame to...
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I raised this question in the courseware section and I got only one response. To improve the response, I am repeating...
Apr6-08 06:28 PM
Doc Al
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I'm trying to explain to a coworker some fallacies in a thought problem he came up with that has severely confused him...
Apr6-08 02:56 PM
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hi I'm a new poster here.the three body problem fascinates me a lot and was just wondering if there's any book out...
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ive just come across gauge transformations on maxwells equations, and mathematically its all pretty straightforward,...
Apr6-08 01:16 AM
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How does a magnetic field do work on the electrons in a wire? If F = q v x B, the magnetic field is always...
Apr5-08 10:36 PM
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Hiya. I'm revising for a classical mechanics first year exam, and the lecture notes on central forces are less then...
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Can an electron's mass and its magnetic moment be measured in the same experiment?
Apr5-08 03:57 PM
David George
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I would like to analyze the motion of a superball, heres what I have so far, the perpendicular(to the ground)...
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As we know, the variational principle can be used as the fundamental principle of mechanics. Without knowing Newton's...
Apr4-08 08:18 PM
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Consider a wire, if I suddenly pass current on it. There would be an instant localized B field around the wire. Since...
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In school yesterday I was doing a practical and when I moved a small 1.5T block magnet near a rheostat the magnet...
Apr4-08 05:21 PM
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Im studying for the Fundamentals of Engineering exam (coming up April 12!!) and came across this Thermodynamics...
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I wanna know if in rapid adiabatic compression of a gas, is work done by gas on surrounding (atmosphere) numerically...
Apr3-08 11:07 PM
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Hi all, One idle night a friend and I started an argument over the question: "How much energy is imparted on to...
Apr3-08 06:06 PM
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I know that as temperature increases the extension of a material under a specific load increases too, but what is the...
Apr3-08 12:00 PM
Andy Resnick
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Hoping that someone on this forum can help me with this problem that has been stealing my sleep at night:rolleyes: ...
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Do electrons flowing in a circuit perform work with their mass (or kinetic energy)? For example like a water flowing...
Apr2-08 10:44 PM
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If you have the primary and secondary coils of a transformer next to each other, then current will induce a voltage in...
Apr2-08 03:13 PM
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if a system of particles is composed of n freely moving particles .is the mass of this system qual to the sum of the...
Apr2-08 01:41 PM
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If you combine many small magnets together in a cube or spherical shape (say those 1.5 tesla rare earth magnets), is...
Apr2-08 10:03 AM
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I am a beginner in thermodynamics. I was going through a educational board's chapter on thermodynamics. I want to...
Apr2-08 08:05 AM
Andy Resnick
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So, I am looking a question about adiabatic expansions and the associated entropy changed. Why exactly is the...
Apr2-08 07:46 AM
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I was just wondering, since my textbook doesn't really explain it too well, what velocity is part of the equation F =...
Apr2-08 02:16 AM
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When dealing with system containing millions of particles( for example, charged particles or magnetic particles) with...
Apr1-08 07:36 PM
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Hi there, I'm working on some experiments regarding to gases. I want to know what'd happen to gas which is uneder...
Apr1-08 04:16 PM
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The flux rule states that the emf induced in any loop is given by the rate of change of magnetic flux through that...
Apr1-08 03:00 PM
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Hi! Can some one give me a link where i can find details about finding the velocity of propagation of a mechanical...
Apr1-08 12:17 PM
Andy Resnick
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magnetic field forms closed loop always. So, it should be called a non-conservative force. But if a charged...
Apr1-08 11:41 AM
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A revolving satellite is similar to a lift which is falling from a height. Only the difference is that the satellite...
Apr1-08 11:23 AM
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Hi, If I were to bring a magnet (just 1 mm long) close to a hypothetical "magnetic" black hole - something that has...
Mar31-08 03:41 PM
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This question came some time back in Stony Brooks exam. I have the solution also. But i am having some conceptual...
Mar31-08 03:02 PM
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Hi, When a gas is compressed, its temperature increases. But what is the formula to calculate this rise? Could you...
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