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Jan16-12 Greg Bernhardt
Before posting anything, please review the Physics Forums Global Guidelines. Again, for some odd reason, people...
Apr22-11 05:26 AM
ZapperZ
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if you have a permanent magnet slotted into a laminated yoke like a transformer has. But this yoke has a telescopic...
Feb9-08 07:37 PM
philrainey
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Thought you guys might find this article interesting and that maybe it would spark some conversation. What are...
Feb9-08 06:18 PM
russ_watters
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Is there any valid formula which can apply to both thermodynamics and fluid mechanics, as they are both based on the...
Feb9-08 04:41 PM
John Creighto
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I have some extended aluminum part which is at low temperatures. It is connected by a thin alu rod to a cooling device...
Feb9-08 12:09 PM
GT1
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hi everybody, how does isolation work ? some things dont conduct heat , whereas other dont conduct cold. what...
Feb9-08 06:37 AM
Hootenanny
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Hello. I am a new poster; I hope I am correctly observing the forum rules. I have a slightly philosophical question...
Feb8-08 04:59 PM
pterid
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I have faced a weird question: Examine if the cylindrical polar co-ordinates represent a set of genralized...
Feb8-08 04:29 PM
dipstik
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I know it's old already.. but this came up when I was lecturing my mom on the evil effects of urban myths and stuff.....
Feb8-08 03:04 PM
mgb_phys
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Can anyone give me an object where the center of mass and the center of gravity are in different locations?
Feb8-08 09:26 AM
Doc Al
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Hi all I am wondering about recent developments of classical dynamics. It seems most physicists are now devoted to...
Feb7-08 10:59 AM
Roche
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How to visualize thhe components of the energy tensor???? I mean to say that what it means to say that "the amount of...
Feb6-08 03:15 PM
robphy
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what is classical physics?and what are the theories of modern physics which have proven it wrong?
Feb6-08 08:01 AM
Andy Resnick
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I am looking for a link to some graphs that illustrate horizontal and vertical flight of a projectile. Anyone have a...
Feb5-08 09:03 AM
john b
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I'm reading an old, maybe outdated, paper by Karl Popper about the 2. law of thermodynamics, brownian motion and...
Feb4-08 08:15 AM
Andy Resnick
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Is the oldest known physics the relation between string tension and pitch, first discovered by the Pythagorean school?
Feb4-08 08:08 AM
Andy Resnick
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Could someone perhaps explain how a potentiometer can be used to measure an unknown emf? My book gives a bad...
Feb3-08 05:37 PM
Joza
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Suppose the magnetization of some substance depends on the field H and temperature, i.e. M(H,T) and we have the...
Feb3-08 11:24 AM
da_willem
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What is the potential energy of a uniformly charged spherical shell; i think it is called the self energy of shell.
Feb3-08 11:19 AM
Shooting Star
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Hello, everyone. I've been working with this physics problem for about a week without much success, and this looked...
Feb3-08 10:22 AM
DaleSpam
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Hello i need this för a coding project im currently occupying myself with =) ok so the system is in a 2D space, the...
Feb3-08 10:03 AM
DaleSpam
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Hello! I have a question arising from my course in statistical physics: Describing microcanonical, canonical and...
Feb2-08 04:17 PM
Mapes
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So I'm reading "Mathematical Physics" by Donald H. Menzel, and I don't buy the following derivation from ...
Feb2-08 01:46 PM
John Creighto
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Got this question somewhere: A boy is standing on a rotating platform. The system has a kinetic energy 'K'. Now, the...
Feb2-08 12:34 PM
lightarrow
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Consider int(E.dA)=q/e, guass law relating the electric field to the charge enclosed. One can also derive (using...
Feb1-08 10:23 PM
user01
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In classical Hamiltonian mechanics, the concept of a canonical transformation ("CT") preserving the form of...
Feb1-08 06:29 PM
strangerep
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Hello All, I am new to this forum, and right up front I will say I know very little about physics in general. That...
Feb1-08 11:28 AM
Andy Resnick
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in my fields course we are using the metric tensor g=diagonal(1,-1,-1,-1), off diagonal(0) i'm looking for an...
Jan31-08 09:44 AM
jcsd
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what is the difference between classical mechanics and quantum mechanics?? other than that classical mechanics...
Jan30-08 03:35 PM
samalkhaiat
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I'd like to see an example of a formula describing the position of a rolling ball over time. It has been given one...
Jan30-08 03:15 PM
PatPwnt
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Is there any material such that if you make a hollow object out of it, the magnetic field inside is not equal to the...
Jan30-08 12:02 PM
Ulysees
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Is there any situation where the electric field drop exponentially in free space? thanks
Jan30-08 10:54 AM
jdavel
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Hi, (All oscillations I'll be talking about here are longitudinal.) For coupled oscillations of 2 masses between...
Jan30-08 07:05 AM
pam
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If not, then what are the conditions for us to construct a periodic boundary condition(PBC)? If so, then please help...
Jan29-08 10:07 AM
qijiongli
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Hello All, I just read in a book that springs are pretty much analogous to capacitors in terms of energy...
Jan29-08 07:47 AM
TVP45
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Hi all. Picture a series of strings around a circle, oscillating with fixed ends. Now picture a these strings as...
Jan28-08 10:40 PM
SteveDB
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I'm looking to simulate a bouncing and spinning ball in two dimensions. I have the detection working fine but I'm...
Jan28-08 10:23 PM
gcoope
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I am constructing a 'white line detector' to use on the underside of a robot. The crucial components are an...
Jan28-08 11:45 AM
joeisthedude
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I'm attempting to write a simple model to describe the angular velocity profile (aka angular acceleration) of a...
Jan28-08 09:20 AM
vortmax
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Hello, I am a computer science researcher and I have had my last physics and math courses several years ago so I...
Jan28-08 03:31 AM
wmac
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If I have a vector for the angular momentum of a ball rolling along a plane in terms of the world and I wan't to...
Jan28-08 02:41 AM
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