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Jan16-12 Greg Bernhardt
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At first, I want to say that electromagnetism is my weakest physics branch so this question might sound silly. ...
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Dear all, I'm studying a paper on coupled magneto-mechanical problems. Suppose we have a "deformable"...
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So I made an observation that I would really like anyone who is good with mechanics to look over to see if I got the...
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how is the rapid escape of air from a burst tyre and cloud formation in atmosphere an example of adiabatic process?...
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Hi, I can't get my head round this: Suppose I have two transmitters A and B, at different distances (d_A, d_B)...
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i saw the video of mirage illusion on the inter-net .it consists of two concave mirrors placed in front of each other...
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Hi everyone. I have a very basic question here. What exactly cause surface tension? On hyperphysics website, it...
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Generally, what sort of problems are handled better by Hamiltonian mechanics than by Lagrangian mechanics? Can anyone...
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So I am trying to figure out how I can calculate the deflection and ultimate bending moment capacity of a hollow tube...
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I was having a discussion with someone far more expert than I and for whom I have a lot of respect. He was telling me...
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Ok so I understand that an antenna whether it is a electromagnet or a piece of long wire has two effects associated...
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Hello Forum, if a force is applied to an object along a direction that passes through the center of mass, the object...
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Hello Forum, I understand how the primary rainbow is formed: dispersion by water droplets suspended in the air. A...
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Andy Resnick
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Hello everyone, I have been working on my extended essay (IB) in physics these past few months, and my topic is the...
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Sorry if i post this one in wrong thread, But can you help to solve this one? so i can review or study it by my own.....
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A body is rolling without slipping. Let P be topmost point at an instant and Q bottom-most point at that instant..Is...
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In texts about Lagrangian mechanics,at first Lagrangian is defined as below: L=T-V T and V being kinetic and...
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Say we have a guitar with electrical pickups near each end of one string. Say this guitar string is ideal in that it...
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Hi, I am trying to solve and understand the classical Ising Model through a classical Monte Carlo simulation. I...
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This paragraph comes right after the authors derived the Hamiltonian of a rotating system, H=H_{\omega=0}-\omega l_z:...
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I came up with this question while thinking about pulleys. Most textbook pulley problems involve the force on the...
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I am having problem understanding the working of Stretched wire potentiometer. Now the book says that the potential...
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Hello. I'm currently coding on a physics engine. To do so, I looked up some code from open-source engines. I...
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In Hamilton Jacobi Equation (Projectile in two dimentions ), Isn't it correct that x is a cyclical coordinate?
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Simon Bridge
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When a ray interacts with a solid if the surface is polished reflection occurs. This is true even if the material...
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Hi, I have two questions with respect to the picture in the attachment.: 1) I have read, that the capacitor...
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Hi, I consider a connected conductor. Is it right, that: 1)the potential at any point of the conductor is the...
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Hi Say I have a Gaussian velocity distribution for a collection of particles. Then I make a change to the setup in...
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My question has to do with heating water to a superheated state inside a constant volume vessel. Given: A pressure...
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Philip Wood
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Hi all, I know that if you drill a hole from one side of the planet to the other, through the planet's center,...
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Hi all, So I'm working on a project, and I'm having some design issues. I need a method of taking a white light...
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I am trying to calculate the amount of water that would have to pass through a 200 litre tank (water inlet temp is...
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So, here is my question we know about an electrochemical cell in which when zink rod and copper rod are dipped in...
Jul4-12 01:20 PM
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Can anybody derive and give the formula for the time period of a spring-block system placed horizontally having a...
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I know that molecules radiate thermal radiation , i want to know what is the type of this radiation , does air...
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0 372 I was browsing the web earlier, and noticed that...
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Hay all, first post (ohai2u! ^_^), so hope this is in the right place. I feel really stupid for having to ask this,...
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I'm having a problem in expressing the time-average norm of the Poynting vector of the scattered electromagnetic field...
Jul4-12 10:09 AM
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Let's say that a positive charge is held in position. A negative charge, which is 25cm away, is then attracted to this...
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Hi dear friends, I am Maziar Bahiraee a chemical engineering graduate. I had a question about one of my last...
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