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Are there versions of the divergence theorem that don't require a compact domain? In my reference literature the...
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Hi all My teacher says an a.c. passes through the dielectric of a capacitor. She says that the dielectric filters...
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say for example there is a pulse through a string .then what exactly is wave speed or for that matter in case of...
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This is my first physics question (and hopefully not my last) I've been wondering about what happens when you fire...
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I like to see you gents post up some classical physics problems that have yet to be answered by modern physics? ...
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how does coloumb's law accomadate this the field on a say a uniformly charged shell.any point on the shell is charged...
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Please, give me idea about Green's theorem.
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Is there such a thing as energy in magnetic field per unit length? I know there is a thing as energy per unit...
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Hello all, I have recently taken up the study of electromagnetism because I found that I lacked severely in this...
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1) Is there any way for the entropy to increase in an closed adiabatic syatem? 2) what are the mechanisms of...
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This is the material i read from textbook, and it doesnt make any sense to me!! can somebody plz help me out if they...
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Does any1 know where I can find a book or maybe a website that clearly explains how Newton derived all of those...
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Hello everyone There is this device called Newton's Cradle ...
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If we could imagine an object in space which does not obey the law of inertia ( ie it offers no resistance to motion)...
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Hi Friends, I was thinking of having a either a point charge or some amount of charge at the center(let us say...
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well an introductory course on electromagnetic waves starts with lines like Light is nothing but electromagnetic wave...
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Hello everyone, I'm new here, so this is my first post on here. I've never taken a physics class in my life, but love...
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Hello. Sorry if it is a bother, but i'm starting Applied Mechanics (statics) and my books states this "principle of...
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Does anyone know of a good way to explain how MagLev (magnetic levitation) trains work? I know they use...
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Why does passing current through Wolfram filament, heats the Wolfram filament in light bulb? What happens with the...
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Are there any applications for the lissajous figures? I haven't seen any applications for them besides the ABC logo so...
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