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Jan16-12 Greg Bernhardt
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By definition total energy of a system= (internal energy U) + K.E + P.E and mechanical energy of a system= (flow...
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if an electric charge pops into space it's electromagnetic field is constituted everywhere in space instantaneously...
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Vanadium 50
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Does any one know of a constitutive equation for a an orthotropic temperature-dependent material that has different...
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I am trying to define the stress strain relationship for a viscoelastic material. For a Maxwell model, I have the...
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I've read conflicting descriptions of the relationship between constraint forces and virtual displacements that I'd...
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Hi! I tried to compute an ideal barbell-shaped object's dynamics, but my results were wrong. My Langrangian is: ...
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In the textbook photonics 6 chapter 1 Example 1.1.1 saleh and Teich , I'm supposed to derive snell's law using...
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could you please tell me how can the accelaration of masses m1 and m2 can be different. i am in a great
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Can questions like the one given in the following pic be solved by taking the reference frame answhere in the middle...
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Can gravitation be a constraint force?
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the fundamental basis of the lagrangian formulation is the fact that the virtual displacement are perpendicular to the...
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Suppose you are trying the solve the equation of motion of say a particle constrained to move on a surface...
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when a particle is constraint to move on a circle, what are the constraint forces
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12 1,373 he tells number of contraints (he write no of pairs ) is nC2 how is it, i...
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the question is if we have the constraint: g(q,p)-C=0 for a real number C then we have that derivating this...
Jan18-07 06:31 AM
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My question is about the constraints in Hamiltonian viewpoint. I mean, where the constraints are put into the...
Oct11-07 11:53 AM
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Hello, all. I'm wondering about matrix-variate normal distributions. I know they normally assume an n x p random...
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Is it possible to construct a hall effect transducer without the use of p-type semiconductors? I've been looking into...
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Hello: I am trying to understand how to build a hamiltonian for a general system and figure it is best to start...
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Well, it's more or less for robot constructon thing. Does anyone know if it's possible to construct a small EMP device...
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Consider two identical optic fibers with deeply subwavelength tips. Let their tips be placed next to each other, at a...
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Dr Lots-o'watts
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Can anyone explain point 44 of the attached pdf document on surface tension. (Here's the link in case attachment...
Jan27-13 07:06 AM
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Can anyone explain point 44 of the attached pdf document on surface tension. (Here's the link in case attachment...
Feb15-13 09:56 AM
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Hi, when two cylinders in contact, but not parallet to each other (skewed), are rotating, there is a development of...
May17-07 11:56 PM
Luiz Cavatte
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The maximum I have found about contact force is very roughly this: it is nothing but electromagnetic force, meaning...
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Andy Resnick
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What kinds of tanks are capable of resisting these types of pressures? (30,000 psi). I can't find any tanks that...
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Hey guys, First time posting. I was thinking of starting an extra credit paper for my Physics 1A course, and was...
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How do you solve the following problem: You are in charge of keeping the drinks cold for a picnic. You have a...
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I apologize in advance for the length of this post, if you wish to reduce reading skip to paragraph 5. Or if you are...
May19-13 12:13 PM
Cameron Blake
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Hi Friends, consider a pipe of uniform cross section held vertical and water flows through it top to bottom. Now if...
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Imagine a jet of fluid (perhaps air) impinging on a flat plate. It could be said that the jet has a slightly higher...
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Hi all, first post here.. I hope you guys can point me in the right direction. I am writing a multiplayer game and...
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I have a question about the derivation of the boundary conditions at surfaces of electromagnetic fields. These...
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Although continuity equation is often part of fluid mechanics, does it have an application in air flow? For example,...
Jun20-13 07:31 AM
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Greetings, In Griffiths E&M, 3rd. Ed., on page 214, the following is part of the derivation of the continuity...
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Please consider a U-tube filled with an incompressible fluid as in the attached figure. Piston P divides the fluid in...
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Quantities, like photons, alpha/beta particles, can travel with a billiard ball like behavior. There are two...
Aug19-09 03:22 AM
John Creighto
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Hello I have found in some text books that the magnetic scalar potential is continuous across a boundary. Now, how...
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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...
Nov3-07 09:46 AM
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I have followed a derivation of the continuity equation, and it uses the divergence theorem at some point, but looking...
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