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Jan16-12 Greg Bernhardt
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say you have a very very long (or infinite) straight wire the carried a charge (glued to the wire) and the wire moves...
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D=Drag Coefficient p=Density of air A=Cross sectional area v=velocity a=acceleration F= force F air=(DpAv^2)/2...
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I have read that air pressure is about 100,000 pascalls which = 100,000 newtons/m2 which is enough to accelarate a...
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I'm a little confused about "voltage". We learned that voltage is somewhat similar to electric field: a way to refer...
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Good day, I happened across an interesting interactive JAVA applet demonstrating the diffraction of light through a...
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This is a concept that has always eluded me. I'm a Biologist who works in the Pharmaceutical Industry and I need to...
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hello everyone. Can anyone please help with following questions? 1. Can coefficient of friction (both static and...
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Hello all, I officiate high school and college basketball. One of our rules concerning a dribble states...
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These problems are really giving me fits, I would really appreciate some help. A 12200 kg sailboat experiences an...
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Hello All.... I am just wondering about something. The lift equation is, L= \frac {C_L \rho A V^2} 2 ...
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white flock
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Hi, in class we were talking about lenses and how there is a certain focal length where all images 'far enough' away...
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Andy Resnick
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Dear friends, and science lovers, I am doing some statics problems with moment( cross-product).And I've been...
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Someones like teachers in my country says energy is vector and scalar . Is that true ? Anyone can prov that ?
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Hello all . Why mater victory to anti/matter after big bang ? There is any relation to gravity ?
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Hello all . I have two questions Energy can create force ? for apply a force we need energy ? Think about one...
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Hi there, I have noticed that when the wadding pool I work at is draining, a small whirlpool appears over the drain...
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Hi all, I am wandering if I can apply the Kramers-Kronig (KK) relations to the complex wavenumber k(ω) = k'(ω) + i...
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I need to calculate the the load F (in multiples of W) required to keep the link ABC in equilibrium under the action...
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From theory, we know that Boltzmann entropy for a given distribution, defined through a set of occupancy numbers {ni},...
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I was reading in my geology book (Earth: An Introduction To Physical Geography, 7th ed. by Tarbuck and Lutgens, 2002,...
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I am looking for educational derivation( or any available and detailed) of the key principle of statistical...
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bilha nissenson
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When a cue ball is driven into another ball, it is either not accelerating or decelerating at impact. It has momentum...
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If I combine 2 laser beams of different wavelengths, would I get a beat frequency of the difference between the 2...
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I went for a run and measured time and distance. I wanted to estimate how many calories I used. Suppose a ran a...
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Shooting Star
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Hi I am new to this forum. I am an amateur blacksmith/machinist/all around tinkerer. I took a class with a...
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Okay, first a brief intro. I studied math/physics extensively as an undergrad...but that was over 10 years ago now. ...
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Hello, I'm trying to figure out a method of calculating the work done by friction on an object sliding down a...
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If the crest of one light wave meets the trough of another light wave of the same frequency and intensity they...
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How do I calculate the force (in newtons) acting on a conductor moving through a magnetic field? This is in relation...
Apr24-07 06:29 AM
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does a high dryness fraction mean that the steam is dry or wet?
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bill nye scienceguy!
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i need to find max shear stress at a point on a plate (with a hole) under tension. i found using experimental data the...
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if there is a decrease in pressure at constant temperature will there be an increase in entropy?
Dec20-07 04:31 PM
Andrew Mason
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what exactly is the cut-off ratio, in physical terms?
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I want to calculate the temperature on the outside of a pipe which has a heated fluid flowing through it. If I know...
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I am in the final year of an MEng in mechanical engineering, working on my Final Year Project. I've been designing a...
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I guess this question applies to deriving empirical equations from any data set but in my engineering studies I've...
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As I was sitting at work the other day productively watching an aeroplane fly across the window I started to think of...
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Although continuity equation is often part of fluid mechanics, does it have an application in air flow? For example,...
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Hi, I do not know how to drive an experession for energy loss of damped oscillator.I know that: X(t)=A...
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I have an application (clothes washer) which requires a drive design such that: The drum contains 170 lbs of water...
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