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consider the image on the drawing at the top (above the yellow arrow) if i had...
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We know that gravity speeds up a body, like a meteor which enters the earth gets constantly speeded up by earth's...
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Earth has a huge angular velocity regarding its rotation. Now let's imagine that the earth has the velocity of 400...
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It seems to me that for some thermodynamic variables it makes sense to talk of systems in contact with different...
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Hello! By manipulating Maxwell's equation, with the potential vector \mathbf{A} and the Lorentz' gauge, one can...
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I have always known that weight is the force of gravity. Yet I have always been confused about one thing. If you hold...
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For instance in an elastic collision of two indivisible particles... Why does m v^{2} stay constant? Why not m...
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