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the total amount of energy able to do work is the gibbs free energy of a reaction. dG=dH-TdS according to this...
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I've been told for many years now that the speed of newtonian gravity is infinite. However, I've never received an...
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Please explain in detail about toggle joint, especially about its mechanical advantage.
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If I have a gear system that consist of 2 gears that are meshed together the first has 16 teeth which is the driver...
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If you compress a gas in a piston(a monoatomic perfect gas for instance), what is the equation that gives you the...
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let dx=FdX, where F is the deformation gradient tensor and dx and dX are line elements in the current and reference...
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I'm going over the notes from my thermodynamics course, with the aid of Feynman I (p44-12). Feynman uses the...
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does the shape of electric field lines change from being sinosidal away from the oscillating charge? please see...
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Why is the magnetic field outside a conductor zero?
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As you know some trucks (tankers) always have a chain or wire underneath to discharge electricity. My question is...
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The problem was to give the charge distribution of a uniformly charged disk of radius R centered at the origin and...
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Let's say that L=((1/2)m*v^2-V(x))*f(t), or something similar. What are the equations of motion? For time...
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