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I was studying the equations of free fall and of launch when I realize that those equations are spetial case of a...
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So I'm a diabetic and i know about the prickles meters, i want to know how they work though. I would assume it has to...
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Is it true that the center of mass of an object will be accelerated with the same direction and magnitude from the...
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Hi ! 2 Objects turn at constant rotational velocity ω rd/s around axis noted "axis" on image (ω clockwise). An...
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Hi, I am a bit confused with the relationship between gravitational field strength and gravitational potential. As far...
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Question: A glass half filled with water is kept on a horizontal table in a train. Will the free surface of water...
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I have been reading up on PALM works and am still confused about a few things. In particular, (1) how can you only...
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Hi. So let's say you have two identical cubes with expansion coefficients of approx. zero. These cubes are thermally...
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speed of light = wavelength X Freq. Suppose Freq of the wave is 1 Hz, then isn't ist possible that the wavelength is...
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Hi. I have two questions: 1) Is -ΔG the amount of useful work a system can do while the pressure and temperature of...
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Hi, I would like to solve the steady-state incompressible Navier-Stokes equations by a spectral method. When I saw...
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The situation is as such. you have a magnetic passing through a loop(loop 1)of wire as some time t, say you also have...
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we have an inversed pendulum(ignore the car) and we choose the...
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Hello experts! I am looking for the proof of the following equation:...
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The position equation for a oscillator undergoing critical damping is given by x(t) = Ate^(-γt) + Be^(-γt) where...
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I'm reading Lanczos: 'The variational Principles of Mechanics'. I need help resolving a paradox - which is probably...
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Lately I have been thinking about the conservation of linear momentum, and there are two cases that I can think of...
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Hi, I having been looking on the internet and other threads and can't seem to find any detailed information on how a...
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Hello experts! I wonder if there are any disadvantagÍs of StÍp IndÍx FibÍr? I searched for my knowledge but only...
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I was just doing a read-through of my freshman griffith's electrodynamics textbook ( I found my comprehension of...
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Hey PF, my book either got sloppy in a derivation or I am not connecting two very obvious dots. It gives the energy...
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Hello guys, Iam doing a project to find the tension of timing belt using a dial gauge indicator,but i can't find a...
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So what if we have two thick lenses? Thanks in advance ,
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Why change of magnetic flux with the time through a coil induces current in it? Please tell me that what happen to...
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Hey, I don't if this is the right place to ask ( it is not a homework question but just a curious one about what i...
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This question is about push bikes, but could be applied to anything with a versatile engine and a gearing mechanism. ...
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Hello, Im a student and I try to design a valve connected to a tank. However I have some troubles to define the...
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Hello, I need some help understanding Bernoulli's principle, flow rate, velocity and pressure. I understand...
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When thinking of a spherical shaped particle moving about under Brownian motion, one describes its motion by...
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Initially the pings from Malaysian airlines flight MH370 could only determine the distance of the aircraft from the...
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I am going through Mary Boas' "Mathematical Methods in the Physical Sciences 3rd Ed". I finished the chapter 3...
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I am aware that when charged particles accelerate or decelerate, the particle will emit a certain amount of radiation....
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What is the smallest amount of electricity (volts, amps?) required in order to create a magnet capable of spinning a...
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