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I'm a little confused about the analysis of TM and TE modes. As per definition, TE modes have only H (magnetic...
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I'm trying to write a small rigid-body physics program. I already have the linear forces part done, using Euler's...
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work done in an reversible process is easy to find we have the function of P internal bt when it comes to irreversible...
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I am reading an electrodynamics book to grasp the concept of bound and free charge, esp in conductor and dielectric. I...
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1. Is it possible to increase voltage without increasing wattage? 2. If 1. is yes, then is it more common that when...
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I seems very simple, and I'm sure I understood it before, but for some reason I suddenly started to get confused with...
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Are there any applications for the lissajous figures? I haven't seen any applications for them besides the ABC logo so...
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Difficult to put the topics on the right place... Is there any spring (or any physical method) that could have...
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I understand that using F = qv x B and the fact that positive currents generate counter clockwise magnetic fields, it...
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Hi all, Will like to check if my below thoughts are right: 1) For a totally reversible process, it has to be...
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This question came some time back in Stony Brooks exam. I have the solution also. But i am having some conceptual...
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what makes the particles move from a high concentration to a lower concentration?
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In the movie Speed a speeding bus is shown jumping a long gap in the elevated freeway. The Mythbusters test the...
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I have been trying to find the explaination why the wavelength of a wave is the limit of the resolution of an image...
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pi = 3.14159... angular frequency = 2(pi)f theta = 2(pi)f t t = theta / 2(pi)f For theta = 0, t = 0 For...
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In grade school I remember the physics experiment of the cup of water turned upside down on a card, and kept the water...
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I've looked this up extensively on the web but nothing seems to answer this question satisfactorily. For example,...
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A ball being thrown, ignoring drag or wind, has an initial height, initial velocity, and experiences the acceleration...
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On an automotive forum, a member made a statement that compressed air won't hold as much moisture as ambient pressure...
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Hey all... I'm trying to write a technical report and one part involves calculating the rate of flow of water...
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Hi, I've seen a very very small drop of mercury in a little corner of a laboratory table and it likely dates from a...
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Hello. I know that entropy equals the Boltzmann's constant times the natural log of the multiplicity but I do not...
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If water and vegetable oil are added to a bowl, they do not mix. If gasoline and vegetable oil are added in another...
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Hi, Does anyone know an equation/approximation/model or other to estimate the capacitance between two coplanar...
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I was just wondering how these amazing engineering feats support the loads on their wings? Specifically the larger...
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Everyone here should be familiar with the office toy known as Newton's Cradle where a ball collides with a group of...
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A friend and I are having a debate on this and I just need to know yes or no, and why?
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Energy can be neither created nor destroyed. What is energy?. ability to do work. what is work ? work = force x...
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