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I have a box that is 5'w x 5'l x 3.3'h and the air temperature within the box is 60F. If I have a device that can...
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When a stone drops on a surface.....the vibration on the surface....does it continue to spread forever....but keeps...
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Why do electrostatic experiments not work well on humid days?
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Is the air in a room an ideal gas? How do you know this? How does this compare to the density of air at room...
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A loop is made from a conductive wire. The wire moves, so the area inside the loop is time dependent: S=S(t) There is...
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I seem to be going a bit brain dead here, but in youngs modulus, how are the units in GPa as they are in one of my...
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Why is it that the two pendulums must have equal masses if complete energy transfer is to take place, assuming the...
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This may be a weird question, but oh well. Way back during the Scientific Revolution it would have been possible to...
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I've constantly heard professors answer questions about entropy with a statement about how even if the entropy of a...
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If the crest of one light wave meets the trough of another light wave of the same frequency and intensity they...
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Consider a particle at rest (what I mean is that the particle has no velocity, but also has no force acting on it)...
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What is the minumum angular velocity of an object to behave solid to various objects? I've tasked myself with...
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John Creighto
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I Looked around the web for a while and had not found anything so I figured I'd ask you all about this. It's been...
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Can anyone explain to me what Ampere's Law really is? For example, what does the current encircled really mean? Is it...
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If he's thought Force must be proportional to the mass and acceleration why didn't he write down the equation in:...
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if some one has seen this animation, in this animation, the "sliding rock" curl opposite in the direction of the...
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For fun I searched fractals and turbulence on Google I know...
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Do any one know about any web site were the Bernoulli equation is developed from the Newton Second law and without the...
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I have a line charge of length L and charge density /lambda on the Z-axis. I need to express the charge density in...
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an experiment^^ in a closed container, means tat it has a constant volume. when i increase the air pressure...
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Hi, Anyone knows a good example to aply Poynting's Theorem? The one thas defines the conversation of energy in...
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Andy Resnick
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I'm reading section 17 of Mathematical Physics by Donald H. Menzel on Harmonic functions. They start with newtons...
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I'd rather be very picky about this. What's the best way to explain (to bright students) why there's no current in a...
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If 2 sounds of similar freq are emited from the same source you get beats, but what happens if two sounds of similar...
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... I need you folks !!! Simply putting it, Id like to determine the R value of an exterior wall. Im willing to...
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Greetings, Can you recommend a web site or sites that has worked examples of harmonic motion with 2+ springs in...
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Does entropy change when temperature remains constant? What if heat is added into a system, while the volume expands...
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Dear All, I need your help with a present problem - I am a student pilot, and want to see the derivation for the...
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I was reading a list of science experiment ideas, and came across one that intrigued me: calculating the efficiency of...
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I know that in the simple pendulum there is a rextoring force created by the gravity. My question now is, when we take...
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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...
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