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Hi, I have another question on the center of mass this time. I read a problem in my university physics book by sears...
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Dear All, Many thanks for reading this query. Actually, I am having problem in measuring the mode fields of Optical...
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My book says that you can change the temperature of a substance at constant internal energy by changing only the...
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I'm programming a simple physics engine that works with rockets in space. I haven't done any physics since highschool...
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I have little confusion, we know that if Lagrangian is from from variable \theta then conjugate momenta P_{\theta} is...
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Hello all I encounter a difficulty solving most simple problem related to constant power and speed of particle the...
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Can a thermodynamic system simultaneously exist under both constant volume and constant pressure at a particular...
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It is said that in an isobaric expansion of a gas pressure remains constant throughout the expansion process. ...
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hi ,this is my first post (and its not HW) i currently study dynamics of rigid bodies using (Hibbeler) and theres...
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Assuming only air friction, do you think it is equally as energy efficient to reach a destination in a vehicle...
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Hi there! I am working on a project that requires some idea of adiabatic processes. I know the basics of the said...
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Hi, Does it make a difference if you use nitrogen gas or oxygen gas or hydrogen gas in the bulb ? Or they all give...
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Hello My story Till today, I had never imagined that the High Heat Value (HHV) of fuels or their Lower Heat Value...
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In a question I tried to solved: "A house has well-insulated walls. It contains a volume of 100 m3 of air at 300 K....
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why do most modern books claim the divergence of the E field is ρ/ε_{0} but in more classical books, and when you...
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Hey All, I realise this is a slightly peculiar question - but does anyone know if there is any conserved quantities...
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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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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 necessity.so...
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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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http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8X1x9RLaaxc 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...
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My question is about the constraints in Hamiltonian viewpoint. I mean, where the constraints are put into the...
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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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