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If newtons third law says there is an equal and opposite reaction how can there be energy transfer. For example if I...
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Many sources on basic gravity, like this quote from Wikipedia, say: “In the case of a spherically symmetric mass...
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This is problem from a text book whose solution I don't understand. A small rock of mass 0.5kg is attached to a...
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I have a basic question regarding black body cooling. Suppose a person at sea level on a clear night, were to use a...
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Can we make a car or vehicle that can ride on the earths magnetic field here within the earths atmosphere?
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Hi there! I have a question, I am trying to find the critical point of a phase transition. For example in the Ising...
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Suppose that we will proof the continuity of the first maxwell equation: So we have div(\vec{E})=\frac{1}{\epsilon...
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Where can I find online a good set of rigid body dynamics exercises? Thanks.
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This is a question which I have been been tossing around for some time. By looking at gravitationally induced...
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In 3-D dynamics why is the angular momentum not aligned with angular velocity? Does this mean H = Iw is wrong in 3-D ?
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let us consider a charged body is connected with a massless spring. the system is connected with wall. Now the spring...
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Hi Everyone; I hope this is the right forum. Here's the issue... with fixed pitch propeller aircraft, thrust is...
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The formula of friction force is Ff = μN can also be defined as Ff = μ.m.g One of my friend say that...
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I was reading Goldstein's Classical Mechanics vol.2 to brush up, and didn't get far before I got stuck. The book warns...
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