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This is just a simple conceptual question. When we try to calculate a nuclear binding energy of some nucleus, we...
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While playing around with some laser diodes I have at home ~(405, 550, 650 nm) I have noticed that the refracted...
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Hello! I want to know something about how is equation for rolling friction derived. Equation is listed below.
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Hello i tried to calculate Bernulli's equation myself and i get negative pressures on both sides of equation. What am...
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I have a permanent magnetization \vec{M}=(ks)\hat{z}, k is just a const, s is the cylindrical coor. Then it turns out...
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hey guys can anyone pls say how much current in amps does a ordinary car battery of 12v generates?? pls......
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Hello everybody, I've often read that if a light ray travels from a medium 1 to a medium 2 and the two media have the...
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hello This is a section from Callen, Herbert B - Thermodynamics and an Introduction to Thermostatistics "Any...
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