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according to the 2nd law of thermodynamics, as time has increase, disorder universally is increasing among the...
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Dear reader, can any on explain me what is a electromagnetic wave????? -benzun please go easy with me
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dear reader, What are electrical waves? What are magnetic waves? What are electromagnetic waves? what is...
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jimmy p
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can someone please explain why when banking a curve at an angle so that no friction at all is needed to maintain the...
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I wonder if someone could explain what is meant by 'End Correction' Any help is appriciated! thanks
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Doc Al
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If there is a circuit consists of a long thin conducting shell of radius a and a parallel return wire of radius b on...
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Bob S
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Jackson 2nd editon 6.2 and 3rd edition 5.26 are same questions but given solutions in problems are different. 2nd...
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A worker on the roof of a house drops her hammer which slides down the roof at constant speed of 4m/s. Th roof makes...
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Hey - I am a bike mechanic with a large interrest in physics. I know that a larger disc brake rotor provides a...
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Hello everyone: I have heard about paint sprayers that put a charge on the paint as it exits the sprayer - the...
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We know that the energy density of the electric field is: \frac{1}{2}*\epsilon*E2 then, can we infer that the energy...
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Every book seems that it is a no-brainer that electric fields are zero in a conductor, but I do not understand this. ...
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On page 60 of his 3rd edition of Classical Electrodynamics, he discusses the method of images applied to a grounded...
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Hello, everyone! Any ideas how to measure drag or drag coefficient on a body of simple shape? We should conduct an...
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A large open tank, shown below, contains water at a height H. The water is allowed to flow out through a pipe whose...
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At parity of maximum resistance before failure (in the case of aluminum, deformation), weighs less aluminum or...
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Hi all, i have a doubt. How much teeth in relationship to his radius need to have a gear to be optimal? And, if i have...
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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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For example if I punch an object and it doesn't move, am I giving it energy, if so after doing that billions of times...
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We find in the literature the following relationships between electric field E and magnetic field B B(z)=E(y)V/cc...
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Consider please a conducting wire located in a plane electromagnetic wave propagating in the positive direction of the...
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Defining the period measured by a moving observer relative to a stationary source as T=t(n)-t(n-1) where t(n) and...
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Consider please that an observer is located in a plane sinusoidal and polarized e.m. wave. He erects a metalic antenna...
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Consider the following statements: 1. If you move relative to me with velocity V I move relative to you with velocity...
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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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Bernie G
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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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Ok, so I have a 405nm laser pointer (bluish purple/uv). Had a few miscellaneous glass objects and was shining it...
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Hi, I just need to ventilate and see your opinions. Charge can be partitioned into groups of particles of one or...
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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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I'm designing a paddle wheel drive house boat and need to do some calculations to see if the parts I have on hand can...
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I am attempting to design a base to support a post that will be pulled horizontally at its top. A 2D image of the...
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Could someone show me the simple formula, showing how quickly an item sinks in water. Presumably the formula...
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if i am finding the equipotential lines by using a conducting sheet, power supply, and muiltimeter to find the...
Sep24-07 06:43 PM
Claude Bile
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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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