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Jan16-12 Greg Bernhardt
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I have recently heard a rumor that a hollow pipe is less likely to bend under stress than a solid rod of similar...
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Dear fellows since a long I have been puzzled by the cricket ball swing and reverse swing phenomenon. For fast bowlers...
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how does a cyclotron work?what can it be used to make? can it be made as a school project?
Aug6-11 03:15 AM
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So i've been studying optics on my own for about 2 months now and I am having a lot of trouble understanding what...
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Can matrix representations of any higher order Clifford Alebras be found ?
Apr26-11 09:14 PM
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This is highly theoertical and I came up with it taking a standerized test. So with out further adoo, What would...
Apr27-11 07:55 PM
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Hi guys, I know the 2nd moment of area about the z axis is defined as the integral of y^2dA, where y is the...
Apr30-11 07:45 PM
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Hello, Can anybody explain to me how does this: dQ=-X*dS*grad(T)*dt t being time and T being TD temperature....
May4-11 09:24 AM
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If you place a charge +q at the exact center of a conducting sphere, will it stay there or move to the surface?
May13-11 03:11 PM
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i need to know how many degrees do i need to be able to find the kinetic energy of the molecule ?? and may i have a...
May17-11 06:32 AM
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Setting gravitational potential energy's zero at infinity distance, is it safe to say that the limit as r approaches...
May17-11 07:37 PM
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centrifugal pumps and blowers work on the same principal then why centrifugal pumps are needed to be primed but...
May18-11 05:36 AM
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So I was thinking about the conservation of momentum. If you throw a handball at a wall, the wall will provide an...
May18-11 05:41 AM
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I am pretty much curious to know what actually an electron is? How it is? What is CHARGE? Why there are two types of...
May23-11 02:43 PM
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Q) A closed chamber containing working refrigerator is pefectly insulated and d door of refrigerator is opened, wat ll...
May23-11 02:15 PM
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Hi, So I've read that kinetic friction does not depend upon velocity, but that air resistance does depend upon...
May27-11 09:04 AM
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While reading about Minkowski's description of the fourth dimension time axis, I saw that by taking the product of the...
May28-11 09:21 AM
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hi i asked myself whether it is possible to solve the partial differential equation rot E=-dB/dt for the electric...
May28-11 02:42 PM
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I understand that in a mass spectrometer, a particle will first pass through an accelerometer to pick up speed...
May29-11 07:42 PM
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Hi, I had a question in my exam at my college that I did not quite know how to answer. Why is the study of...
Jun13-11 04:24 AM
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I notice that sometimes there may be 2 ways of getting to the answer -- using energy, or "forces'. Can I always just...
Jun14-11 10:24 AM
I like Serena
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Hi All, First off, everyone on this forum is amazing. Period. Second, I had a thought experiment the other day...
Jun16-11 06:01 PM
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OK, if there was a boat with a magnet held in front of it by some sort of arch/crane attached to the boat would the...
Jun17-11 01:46 PM
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Hello. I have two string-bob pendulums of identical length and mass suspended on a loosely hanging rope. I set one...
Jun26-11 07:36 PM
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Example: A conducting sphere X that has an initial charge of +2.0 ◊ 10–8 C and an identical conducting sphere Y that...
Jun27-11 08:00 AM
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A Changing Magnetic Field Produces Electricity. Suppose we build a huge coil in space and place a strong magnet in...
Jun28-11 12:19 AM
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Assuming that the sun is absolute black body, what portion of radiation coming from the sun, hits the earth? I know...
Jul2-11 11:49 PM
8 1,623 I know that if I could apply force F to meet in a single...
Jul5-11 01:05 PM
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If i built a vessel shaped as a water molecule and made it neutrally buoyant with a counter sink (for stability and...
Jul9-11 04:28 AM
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For electrostatic fields gauss law depends on three factors viz inverse square nature ,central character and principle...
Jul12-11 07:39 AM
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Mentor comments: This thread was split from an OLD thread that was inadvertently resurrected from the dead. The...
Jul13-11 10:44 PM
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Hello! I'm taking Thermodynamics I in the Fall, and I was wondering what topics are typically covered in the first...
Jul15-11 03:28 PM
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In geometrical optics we consider that an image is formed at the point where two rays meet. But meeting of two rays...
Jul25-11 06:39 AM
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Curious your thoughts about the use of a Stirling engine to power a space station, auxiliary power for space ships...
Aug4-11 12:21 AM
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hi i am currently looking for a derivation of the differential cross section, that is not an abuse of mathematics,...
Jul26-11 12:54 PM
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How can random electron currents in the earth's core create a ordered magnetic field? What makes a current in the...
Aug1-11 08:09 AM
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Hi Suppose a particle is bouncing on a surface with a viscous damping coefficient... Question 1: The frictional...
Aug5-11 11:06 AM
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The definition of Δ (difference,drop of) Electrostatic Potential Energy (D E-PE) says it 'is the work done on a...
Aug13-11 08:00 AM
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I am trying to understand birefringence effect. I have read many different sources online, but what I do not...
Aug16-11 09:34 AM
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Hi all. Trying to find electric field of a disk with a charge density of D and a radius R (let us assume it has a...
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