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is it possible to harness the lightening to get electricity.
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An N45 Grade Neodymium Rare Earth magnet has a remnance (Br) of 1320 mT and Coercive force (Hcj) of 923 kA/m. I am...
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i have read an example on electrostatics that if anyone rub a rubber comb and wool , the rubber comb acquires the...
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I am reading the book of Neuenschwander about Noether's Theorem. He explains the Euler-Lagrange equations by starting...
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Ok,so John Taylor's Classical Mechanics has this small subtopic "energy interactions between 2 particles".And,in...
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I believe this is pretty standard. Given a mass m on a spring with spring constant k, a solution to the second...
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In my experience, a heavier sled rider always goes faster than a lighter one (given the same sled design). When...
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The title is pretty self-explanatory. I know the speed of the falling magnet is much slower in a copper pipe, but...
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As i understand it, the Maxwell equations in potential form (in the Lorenz gauge) are basically 4 independent wave...
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Hey guys, I'm new to this forum so I'm sorry if I posted in the wrong thread. So we did these experiments with van de...
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Okay there is a particular equation in my book, which I just can't seem to understand intuitively. I've been staring...
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Hello friends... Please answer to this question… Lowest possible temperature is -2730C. Why?
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