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How would I show that during quastatic isothermal expansion of a monatomic ideal gas, the change in entropy is related...
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I know an argument that i don´t like. It say´s: If there were electric field inside a conductor in electrostaic...
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Could someone explain the equation describing Thermal Noise? The equation is given by \overline{\left(\delta...
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I've been scouring the web in search of a Joule Thomson coefficient value for methane, but so far no luck. I have...
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Hi guys, I have an extremely simple conceptual question. According to my textbook (in a problem), "if you start a coin...
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Hi everyone! I have a small question that bothers me. Consider a test particle in the Earths gravitational field on...
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what is 'black radiation' ? or specifically, the meaning of the phrase "radiation in equilibrium with matter"
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I know that the iron core of a solenoid will result in a higher magnetic field than a hollow core when a current is...
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Can someone explain to me please why this concept is useful ? I can't make sense out of it, am struggling... ...
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I want to compute the maximal acceleration of a car in a curve. a_{total}=a_{c}^{2}+a_{tan}^{2}...
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I am working on a vehicle based computer game. The focus right now is to get the internal physics of each drive line...
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In a linear birefringent crystal, if light enters parallel to a face that has been cut so that it is at an angle to...
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Hello, In "An Introduction to Thermal Physics" Schroeder goes to deduce that for any quasi-static process: W = -PdV...
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hello all, Recently I have been attempting to model a spring system (see below) where the springs themselves will...
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Okay here goes, I've read different things online about charging a capacitor so I just want to clear this up once and...
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I have a couple of questions about the stress tensor. I am not an engineering student, so this is the first time I...
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i have a question about induction and how it works, what i want to know is the why, not the what or the formulas i...
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Hello All, I am trying to understand something I read in an article about magnetars and pulsars. The article states...
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hey quick question about Fraunhoffer diffraction: RESTULT 1 for a rectanguar apperture, we have the following...
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Andy Resnick
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I have two questions actually: 1. According to Stefen's Law formula power created by an conventional tungsten bulb...
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There is a crystal structure relationship for circular birefringence which can tell you if a crystal structure will...
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Can anyone explain why the direction of a wave vector is the direction of wave propagation?
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Heres my scenario: I have a 4315kg load on 4 v-wheels. My initial velocity is 0 My final velocity is 40mm/sec My...
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This is bugging me and maybe someon can help me find the obvious mistake: I want to calculate the minimum power...
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Hi everybody , This is the first time i am posting on this forum. A couple of days back i was having a...
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\epsilon^{\mu_1\mu_2\cdots\mu_k\ \mu_{k+1}\cdots\mu_D} \epsilon_{\mu_1\cdots\mu_k\ \nu_{k+1}\cdots\nu_{D}} =...
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Simple? You would think so , see if you agree with my approach... I have a car, I know its power at certain Rpm's...
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from, ||\\\\\\\\ the binding energy of a nucleus is defined as the difference between the rest...
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I'm going to try to explain this as well as I can. Two masses M1 and M2 are connected by chain and hung over a...
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I cannot determine how to figure out how many phases of H20 are present using steam tables given two variables. I have...
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I read a lot of books on the uniqueness theorem of Poisson equation,but all of them are confined to a bounded domain...
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I'm interested in building a plasma loudspeaker using a 1kW amplitude modulated RF amplifier. The amplifier will...
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Don't know if this has already been asked. A system of six hinged (articulated?) bars, all equal, forming an hexagon...
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In the following I am always talking about fraunhoffer diffraction suppose you have two slits in a doulbe slit...
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Hello, I'm taking a first year university course in electromagnetism. At a certain point we came upon the torque on...
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So, is there any? Friction being derived from EM forces of particles, does charging the surface of moving object...
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Hi! I have experimental data measuring losses across an obstruction in compressible flow which basically consists of...
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Please give at least five applications of charging a capacitors.
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It seems really basic, like a remark which probably everyone asks himself when first coming upon electromagnetism, but...
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