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When someone mentions exploatation of an electric (electrostatic) energy from clouds one would instantaneously imagine...
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Imagine Two cylinders One inside another with air in between them.There is a cutout made in the Outer cylinder.The...
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Just a couple of questions on conventional current that have been troubling me... Firstly, does conventional...
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Alas, another one of my conceptual struggles in regards to current. In regards to a circuit in which a solid metal...
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I hope this is the right place to ask this. It is an experiment question. I have a 785 nm laser and a 1550 nm laser...
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What am I missing here? A person looks at a gem using a converging lens with a focal length of 15.0 cm. The lens...
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hi folks, in statistical mechanics one can see for example: \int exp(-\beta H(x,p)) dx dp = \int \Omega(E)...
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