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a barmagnet seems to be a densly winded solenoid just with the exception that the field of the solenoid is allmost...
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Very few textbooks cover gaussian integrals effectively. This isn't a big deal as they are easy to locate in integral...
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Consider having a hollow silicone tube of 7 mm diameter and a wall thickness of 1.5 mm. There are two copper foil...
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Consider an positive electric field and a positive charge, q inside this field. Suppose the FIELD does work on this...
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I don't seem to grasp the meaning of boundary conditions for Laplace's equation. Consider the Lagendre expansion of...
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Why do non Newtonian fluids such as the cornstarch and water mixture respond to stress the way they do? What prompts...
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Let's say I have a point dipole (as an approximation for an atom) at the origin and it oscillates in the z axis. The...
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A plank of mass m1 with a bar of mass m2 placed on it lies on a smooth horizontal plane. A horizontal force growing...
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What exactly does "fixed volume" mean in thermodynamics, for a liquid? Does it mean that the container volume is...
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This is more of a concept that I am confused on. IF there are 2 metals, one on top of the other, and they are...
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when light is reflected on a surface, there is always going to be some absorbsion by the reflective material. what i'm...
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We have 1.400.000.000 km│ water which would become 2.24E12 km│ of water vapour. Does anyone know how much the earth...
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In a double slit, when the distance between the screen is NOT small (i.e. the rays r1 and r2 are not parallel) how is...
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