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Jan16-12 Greg Bernhardt
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Hi all Not sure if I posted in the right spot but my question is in regards to optics and projection. To make a...
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How to calculate the rotationals and torque forces on a hydraulic cyclinder, which is on a 14" arm welded to a 3" o.d....
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I was doing an experiment to determine the capacitance of a capacitor in a circuit with a particular resistor R. This...
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How can I calculate potential enegry? I have a interpretation about it, we should use the work that the string...
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I have a problem in trying to express a net force equation for a falling elastic object when collision ensues. For...
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scenario: If any generator ultimately 'pushes' current (free surface electrons) down a wire, moving trillions of...
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y for all real vertical throw, the time taken to reach max height must b shorter than time taken to return to starting...
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Hello, I have a potential function given numerically at points evenly spaced. That is to say, I have the numerical...
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I found this problem in the book Resnick and Halliday many years ago (1992) and I had it in my mind until 2005 or so...
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Wel, this is just crazy. I've noticed something weird about spinning tops. Most of them start loosing speed, then,...
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Hi, I'm a grad student in computer engineering and my research involves a fair amout of mechanics (forward/inverse...
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Why is it that if an orbiting space station is observed to remain always vertically above the same point on Earth then...
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Say you had a circuit with a battery and a loop of wire somewhere in the middle of the circuit. The loop of wire is...
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What is cause of capacitor breakdown? When we combine different capacitors in series and parallel combination, how...
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I am a physics student just finishing my sophomore year, and i was looking into what i could expect in upcoming...
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Is there such a thing in electrical circuits, or anywhere else? Or is this just considered reverse polarity, or 0V?
Apr14-08 11:01 PM
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Ok, dumb question, I know. But it's been bugging me, and I can't find a straight answer anywhere, so here it goes: ...
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Usaf Moji
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Given n (finite) point charges in the xy-plane, is it possible to have a curve (in the plane) along which the...
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Hey all, so i have a cylindrical 1.61 tesla magnet with pole orientations (+)_)- being spun at 350RPMs in a...
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So I know there is an upper cutoff frequency (at least in the microwave band) for a rectangular waveguide. However...
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I PM'ed the admins for the best place to ask this question, but have not heard back so: I would like to hire...
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This has always bugged me, and I don't think that I've ever gotten a satisfactory explanation (even though it's a...
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All right, so, we just went over linear momentum in school, and one thing is confusing me: If I throw something at...
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Shooting Star
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Hi everybody, I have faced with a problem in my report. The question said that "How can ferromagnetic effect change...
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Hi, I'm doing a question about Boyles law, and I don't understand some of the units they are giving. Initial...
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Today I was outside to get some grass for my rabbit. I took some yellow dandelions too, but as I entered the elevator...
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Dear All I have a problem that can be represented in two different forms. Problem is related to propagation of waves...
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surely \vec{\nabla} \times \vec{B} \neq 0 in general but the work done by magnetic field on any charge is 0 hence is...
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What are electromagnetic waves supposed to look like in 3D? Also, in the vacuum of space, electromagnetic waves...
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Hi, I have this question. If a diode were connected to a circuit with an alternating current and there was a...
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In practice, the suspension system of a car consists of a spring under compression combined with a shock absorber...
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Hi guys, In quantum mechanics, the virial theorem for a system in its ground state is proved by a very nice scaling...
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Suppose I have 2 bodies, M1 and M2. Assuming that no other forces are acting on them aside from gravity, what is the...
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According to Bernoulli's law pressure and velocity along a stream line are related to each other. What is the most...
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hello all, I got a bit of a problem. I want to calculate the vapor density (kg/ m3 or lbs/ ft3) with the following...
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then that object would vaporize or cause a nuclear explosion. Atoms crashing into an object at the speed of light...
Apr10-08 11:58 PM
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Greetings, Regarding a mass on a spring – I know the classic differential equation is m \frac {dx^2(t)}{dt^2}...
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If two different masses, separated by a spring, are pulled apart, and then the spring is instantaneously release from...
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If a string is attached to a weight and swung around overhead, is the force that creates tension on the string...
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Can somebody please shed a little light on what this formula represents in the physical world? And how could I solve...
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