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Jan16-12 Greg Bernhardt
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if u have an uncharged,perfectly conducting hollow sphere of thickness t and radius R, and a point charge Q is placed...
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Does anybody know where I can find a good reference which describes in a simple way the relations between the Toda...
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Hi there, I am having a bit of difficulty with this problem dealing with a little more difficult application of...
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Would the magnitude of the net electric force on a charge +Q in a case where there is another charge -Q a distance x...
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hi to all friends. what is a "volt"? can you pl explain the meaning of that word and also "watt" (i know it is...
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Hello everybody! I hope you could help me with my problem. I am trying to simulate a program for a scale that...
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I am studying for my graduate exam in physics and came across a stange phenomenon and I would like to make sure I am...
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d=v_0t+\frac{1}{2}at^2 Why is it \frac{1}{2}at^2? Why not at^2 instead? I know that the reason is probably pretty...
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We have already discussed the definition of g to death, but I have another question regarding the use of "free fall." ...
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Every kid has asked the question on a swing, could I go all the way around? How fast would I have to go? I wanted to...
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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...
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Is a magnetic field carried by a particle? If two north ends of a magnet are brought together they push apart as if...
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undefined Does anyone have solutions to problems in electromagnetic textbooks. I will pay for answers. Books like...
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Paul J Whiteneir
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I have a book that gives a formulae Angular Speed as same as the Angular that true? From what i...
Jul17-04 03:29 AM
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I have very little knowledge of physics, I'm 16 and won't be taking physics for another 2 years. But regardless, I'm...
Jul20-04 12:10 AM
Ivan Seeking
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Someone please tell me is I am doing this problem correctly.If I have a thick spherical shell with inner radius r,...
Jul22-04 12:44 AM
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Ok, so I was late for work today (as usual), and I had my bacon sandwich in my pocket so that I could eat it when I...
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jimmy p
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im only 15 n very interested in magnets, so i have many questions. can magnets have different strengths, and if so,...
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I'm reading an astronomy textbook, and I'm not sure about some things. The textbook says the EM waves are caused by...
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In Newton's Law of Cooling, we have the constant k, i was just wondering (most people will prolly laugh at me) what...
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Hi, I have a problem about the capacitance of two cylinders eccentrically located one inside the other - with radii a...
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Show that the energy associated with a conducting sphere of radius R and charge Q surrounded by a vacuum is U =...
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This is a thought experiment question. I have three air molecules. Two have the same speed. The third is faster...
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Hey there! This question has be a bit confused as to where to start--- Suppose you made a 4.70 k-Ohm resistor from...
Jul23-04 11:42 AM
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is there any particular reason that antimatter will annhilate matter? This question has been bothering me for a...
Jul31-04 08:47 PM
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If a satellite in orbit has been slowed down, why does it spiral inwards? The explanation I have been given is that...
Jul22-04 02:24 PM
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Hi! I would be extremely grateful if anyone could help me figure out this mess... I hadn't touched mechanics for too...
Jul23-04 02:37 AM
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I saw this in an old, junior-level, classical mechanics textbook and haven't been able to figure it out. A...
Jul22-04 11:58 AM
Doc Al
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Ok i know this maybe stupid to some of you but maybe some might take interest mathmatically. Ok i am not to Cal III...
Aug2-04 12:52 AM
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just a really question about gravity, using the formula: F = (G * m1 * m2 ) / r^2 where F is the force of...
Jul22-04 11:49 PM
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If a cart is moving in the x-direction and has a bar (not a pedulum) attached to its center that will rotate, what are...
Jul23-04 04:45 AM
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hello there consider a spring that is fixed to a point (i have tried to draw a picture, so to make it clearer as to...
Jul24-04 03:22 PM
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After I read that Torque is a force that is both proportional to moment arm and force applied T = f *r , I tried to...
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My textbook says the an object undergoing undamped, under-driven harmonic motion...
Jul25-04 05:22 PM
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As part of my research, i have to find 3 pratical examples that Newtons Law of cooling can be used for. So far i have...
Jul28-04 11:53 AM
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The space entity whose quantity is "Length" is the "Line" The space entity whose quantity is "Area" is the "Surface"...
Jul31-04 08:52 PM
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A robot has a rectangular prism for a body. The body is 10cm high, 2cm wide, 2cm long, has a mass of 1kg and itís mass...
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i just want to understand the integration process so just the math is what i want to understand. The problem is that...
Jul28-04 10:58 PM
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Hi, Here's a true scenario: A 50 year-old female of average height and weighing 160-lbs. steps off a curb and is...
Jul29-04 06:30 PM
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Is there a line between chaotic and not chaotic?
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