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Hi all, Can anyone explain me why the ratio Cp/Cv is infinite for a photon gas? Thank you in advance. Diego.
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Hi there, does any of you know a place where I can find the derivation of the hydrodynamic equations (navier stokes,...
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When I was a kid listening to a transistor radio under my pillow late at night I used to wonder whether turning the...
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The power generated from the aerogenerator is from the kinetic energy of the wind which pass throught it. So, after...
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Hamilton's principle is described as \deltaI=\delta\intL dt = 0 so as the action is stationary. This...
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