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Apr2211 05:26 AM
ZapperZ

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Hello,
I have a quick question that I imagine anyone who has studied physics or math at a university can answer...

Jan1312 06:46 AM
Claude Bile

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There's a simple explanation that wasn't covered in the last thread about this.
Start off with an ideal...

Nov607 11:49 PM
ael65

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Say we have a simple circuit with just a battery and two capacitors. Why must the voltage of each capacitor in series...

Feb1609 10:02 PM
atyy

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Permanent magnets are advertised as having some scalar strength, say, 1.5 Teslas, depending on the composition of the...

Mar1809 08:34 AM
clem

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I was just wondering how these amazing engineering feats support the loads on their wings? Specifically the larger...

Jun2408 01:37 AM
russ_watters

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From experiment, it's easy to see that if we balance an industrial sized broom with one finger at it's center of...

Jan407 06:14 PM
PhysMaster

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I've attached a diagram of a bar magnet being plunged into a solenoid.
I'd like someone to explain the direction of...

Jan2312 08:08 AM
mishi003

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Hi, has anybody worked with heat pumps? I'm recently confused about how the heat pump compressor operates. Does it...

Jan2111 01:22 AM
ikhlaq

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Can somebody explain to me the differences between the ensembles, and how does this differences refer to experiment?
...

Jan2911 03:58 PM
paweld

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Hey can neone tell me why this is so? I have not got the ans in any book i read...
Thnx 4 replying

Jun1708 09:37 AM
Count Iblis

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Hi,
From knowing that the 3D harmonic oscillator has 3 degrees of freedom, how do you conclude that the average total...

Sep2909 07:43 AM
conway

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Is the amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of a substance linear or not? For instance, would it take the...

Jan1004 02:38 AM
Bystander

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Evryone knows that the work done by a magnetic field is zero. Then how does a permanent magnet lift iron filings.

Aug604 10:13 AM
rayjohn01

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I am having trouble going about proving the Lorentz invariance and nonGalilean invariance of Maxwell's equations. ...

Nov2707 03:13 AM
Mentz114

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i saw the 'proof' of the wave equation for a sound wave in a medium assuming the wave equation for a dissplacement...

Nov1707 09:49 PM
pardesi

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any good website suggested on coupled pendulum?
I have to do an investigation and I'm going to investigate simple...

Nov1703 03:33 PM
LLT

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Mass on a string undergoing uniform circular motion by hand:
I was taught that the centripetal force F = mV^2/R is...

Feb510 01:27 AM
rcgldr

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So, I have a few questions regarding some of the laws of electromagnetism.
While I was in school, one of my...

Nov909 02:28 PM
Bob S

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is it, cause velocity isn't.

Jan1511 04:12 PM
Mueiz

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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?

Oct2010 07:18 PM
mrspeedybob

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While I understand the use of the Lagrangian in Hamilton's principle, I have the gut feeling that there is more to it...

Sep2904 10:12 AM
alexepascual

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Hi!
Great website I just wished I had discovered it earlier. :smile:
Here is my simple question and I would...

Dec2309 05:38 AM
AzeemA

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Could someone explain me in detail the differences between an inertial reference frame and a noninertial reference...

Jan1605 07:32 AM
marlon

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I have found a website which claims that rubber bands obey a force law
F=kT(x\frac{1}{x^2})
x=\frac{L}{L_0} ...

Oct2604 02:50 PM
PerennialII

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I was just wondering if anyone has any idea on how I would go about working this out. I have performed the experiments...

Sep2808 09:35 AM
Redbelly98

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Hi
I have a hard time understanding what the curl really means in Maxwell's equations, for example in a steadystate...

Mar606 05:41 AM
dextercioby

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Hi All,
I'm doing a study on effects of outside temperature on the energy efficiency of airconditioning systems in...

Feb2610 07:33 PM
russ_watters

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Hello physics forum crew, I would like some help coming up with one of those "is this possible" type questions.
...

Jul1912 09:54 AM
Darwin123

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I have recently taken an interest in the idea that all pendulums of the same length are isochronous, and am currently...

May2407 09:30 PM
StatMechGuy

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I was wondering if there was anyway for me to calculate pressure, velocity, momentum and more on a bottle rocket made...

Oct906 01:56 PM
marcusl

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I'm having trouble understand this proof of Carnot's theorem, and I would appreciate it if someone could point out...

May1513 10:10 AM
Swarnali Hait

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I've found this video on the web:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIhPayFBE9c&feature=related
and id like to be able...

Sep1209 05:31 AM
Born2bwire

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Hello all.
I am doing some research on the space shuttle for a class project, and I am having some problems with my...

Jul1604 11:47 AM
JonasS

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As water is pulled into an opening by gravity, it begins to spin. Why does it spin?

Apr2108 01:34 AM
kamerling

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Hi! I really want to make a difference in my school's science fair on january.. Usually, the interactive projects are...

Oct1004 07:05 PM
Claude Bile

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I was wondering how quickly a permanent magnet would loose its magnetism if it was constantly being used to do work,...

Mar809 07:20 PM
russ_watters

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Okay, im new so if what im talking about makes no sense, be easy...i dont really know if it belongs in classical...

Mar2609 11:20 PM
Eidnar1

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Could someone please give me some examples of natural nonliving processes where entropy decreases locally ?
Now I...

Mar2611 06:10 AM
I like Serena

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I've been trying to derive the StefanBoltzmann law using thermodynamics, and have resorted to looking up the...

Mar1512 01:59 AM
Tub46542

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is proton volt = electron volt? if yes then why? even if proton is 1840 times massive then electron and eV Is work...

Apr704 05:41 PM
chroot

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