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Hey, I'm doing a research on artificial satellites, and I'm really confused about the escape velocity required for an...
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So I understand that a black body is a diffuse emitter, and that it radiates energy at a rate of σT^4. I also...
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Hi PF community! I'm currently doing a research paper on artificial satellites, and I've made a list of things that...
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During summer my swimming pool is 23° C and my loft air is 53° C. (73° F / 127° F) The sun shines on the metal...
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Case 1. You have a sphere with Radius R and middle point X with the charge Q. The charge is equally distributed over...
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I'm taking E & M II... Would anyone agree that the following statements are true? An electric field changing in...
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Okay guys, I still feel like I don't quite understand these concepts well enough. Do you guys have any websites or...
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Hi! I try to get some intuitive understanding on the equipartition theorem stating that in thermal equilibrium,...
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If fan blades move in a circular way how is the air moving towards you (in front of fan) ? Also propeller and fan...
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In the attached figure, a de-energizing RL circuit is drawn (left switch is opened while right switch is closed). In...
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Hello everyone. I've been struggling with how to deal or solve questions that include variable masses. Considering...
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I'm wondering if someone is observing a situation from a frame moving in a uniform circular motion, would that frame...
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Hi, The permanent gases like Nitrogen, Helium etc. have more specific heat capacity as liquid than their gases....
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I'm looking for a "simple" calculator, most likely a matrix based thing, to allow me to work out the size of an image...
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Andy Resnick
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I do not really understand the big picture of gauss law. For what I know a conductor is a material where electrons can...
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Trying to get my head around some ideas about "rechargeable" batteries and getting in a muddle! So I get the idea...
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There is a conducting circular loop with resistance R falling in the magnetic field ...
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Imagine an electromagnet with two pole faces, one flat (N) and one pointed (S). If you put a diamagnet in between...
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Is it possible to generate energy from the earth's rotation? Imagine a Foucault Pendulum attached to a dynamo shaft? ...
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I am trying to derive part of the navier-stokes equations. Consider the following link: ...
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Hello Is there any way that RH over water in a closed container coud not be 100%? Assuming that the walls of the...
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Say I drop a ball of mass 5kg from a height of 2 meters, assuming no air resistance, it will hit the ground with a...
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Imagine a beam of light diverging from a source and being incident on a detector. Now imagine a similar set up but...
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The classical approximated formula describing frictional force is f = N\mu, directed oppositely to the motion...
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Derivation of Helmholtz's energy is $$dF=-pdv-SdT$$ Derivative of Gibbs's energy is $$dG=Vdp-SdT$$ In the...
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Suppose we refine some of terms in thermodynamics based on the follow statements: 1. All energy has two components:...
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Hello all. I have been searching for information on wave beats in light but haven't been very succesful. I have found...
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Frictional force opposes relative motion and not just motion. Can you please give an example to further explain this...
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Philip Wood
5 243 I don't follow the integration in it. I'm assuming Fx(x,0) and Fy(1,y) are the...
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According to my book, and wiki...
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the question is that there is a particle in 3 spatial Euclidean dimensions in cylindrical coordinates. I want to...
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I am trying to calculate heat transfer from an inclined flat plate under free convection conditions. I am referring to...
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Suppose we apply a uniform field to an infinite conducting slab (i.e. like an infinite parallel plate capacitor, but...
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Hi, I'm new here, I was just wondering if anyone could help clarify a subject I'm having difficulties teaching...
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Simon Bridge
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Hello, I have a conducting copper ring of inner radius a and outer radius b. point charges Q pass through the centre...
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Philip Wood
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Hi All, This is from a classical mechanics problem, and I already 'solved' the problem, but I'm interested in why a...
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The circular loop carrying current experience a tension in external magnetic can this tension be calculated...
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Meir Achuz
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Suppose I have a cubic lattice of N^3 masses, M, each connected to six nearest neighbors with springs of constant k...
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I have learnt in 1st year that the under-damped simple harmonic motion can be described by the differential equation ...
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