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Jan16-12 Greg Bernhardt
Before posting anything, please review the Physics Forums Global Guidelines. Again, for some odd reason, people...
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Everyone here should be familiar with the office toy known as Newton's Cradle where a ball collides with a group of...
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I'm reading through Feynman's lectures, and just read his demonstration that: a) a sphere generates the same gravity...
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I am trying to lift a load with a drill motor. I have a chain drive with a 3.7x1 ratio - 13 teeth on the drive gear...
Jan14-10 09:13 PM
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Hello everyone, I am trying to understand COMSOL 3.5 and I am interested in Photonic crystal fibres and tapered...
Jan15-10 01:34 PM
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Dear all, As I understand the venturi effect, if a flow of water passes through a constriction, its velocity...
Jan13-10 01:38 PM
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So, we learned about electricity in Physics a few months ago. One thing from the unit is still bugging me that I...
Jan14-10 10:19 AM
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Does anyone know of any inelastic impact / collision equations or theories that somehow incorporate a spring constant...
Jan14-10 02:37 PM
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As I explained before, I'm struggling with physical basics of vibration in rods as a non-physicist. If someone...
Jan15-10 07:28 AM
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I beg you to understand my poor Eng.. If there is any poor grammar or spelling..plz correct me.. While studying...
Jan14-10 04:00 PM
Bob S
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This is most likely a complete failure of comprehension on my part (as ussual), but Ive been thinking about this for...
Jan16-10 03:06 PM
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Is it possible to calculate thermal conductivity of a material given just the delta-T at steady state and the material...
Jan15-10 12:30 PM
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we all know that T = F x r where r is prependicular distance from axis of rotation. Greater the distance greater...
Jan16-10 08:31 AM
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Hi, I understand that a conservative force cannot depend on velocity, because by changing velocity we can do different...
Jan13-10 01:24 PM
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How can you prove that the electric field is conservative? I've learnt about stuff like line integrals but I'm not...
Jan14-10 11:09 AM
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In the attachment, I have tried to bring out Doppler effect a bit differently than our normal textbooks. Please see...
Jan13-10 01:45 PM
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I have to design a small aerator in the middle of a larger project . Therefore I need to have some design equations. ...
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I am trying to create a model of a motorcycle suspension to figure how road bump forces get transfered to the bike. I...
Jan17-10 10:51 PM
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Hi Everyone, I'm trying to find the eigenfunctions and eigenvalues for a quantum spinless particle within two...
Jan13-10 07:21 PM
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I have been involved in a discussion concerning the behavior of a bullet during flight. It seems there are long...
Jan15-10 06:23 AM
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It is a well-known fact that Maxwell's Equations, along with Lorentz's Force Law, form a complete description of...
Jan14-10 11:47 AM
Andy Resnick
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Hi All, Please take a very long tightly wound solenoid of any radius with another coil wound around the outside of...
Jan15-10 08:12 PM
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i am now reading the book by goldstein on classical mechanics classical mechanics is always a difficult subject for...
Jan14-10 04:03 AM
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I've got a problem understanding a line of proof in my lecture notes. Given that you have a charge of +Q and mass m...
Jan14-10 06:59 AM
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Hello folks, this may be a very basic question, but if one has a very long electrical circuit, say about 10 light...
Jan14-10 06:38 AM
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personally, I think glass would affect the measurement, as It should have Raman scattering. please help me to...
Jan14-10 08:54 AM
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What sort of field do you need to confine electric charges? Is an electric field alone possible? Do the charges have...
Jan17-10 09:51 AM
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According to Sir Newton, F = ma i.e if a body needs to be accelerated it requires some force basically. or in...
Jan14-10 02:50 PM
R Power
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would any one deeply tell me what is kinetic energy.
Jan17-10 02:11 PM
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*sorry, wrong forum section*
Jan18-10 01:00 PM
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I assume that if one has several current loops that the magnetic fields that they generate just add together...
Jan14-10 09:50 PM
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Is there any physical meaning to the cross product of two magnetic fields e.g. two fields generated in two different...
Jan16-10 07:10 AM
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We have consistently been told that light propagates through a vaccuum. My question is twofold: What is this...
Jan16-10 12:26 AM
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Hi, I have a small DC dynamo (with no spec sheet) which i digitally sample to find it's voltage at any given time. I...
Jan16-10 12:56 AM
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Can someone provide a qualitative description of how electromagnetic fields behave differently when one uses the Proca...
Jan17-10 10:02 AM
Count Iblis
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Hi guys, I have a question. I have lived life in the apparent belief that if a car is moving at a fast enough...
Jan17-10 11:06 PM
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Consider a cold cool drink bottle taken from freezer and exposed to everyone knows, water would form...
Jan18-10 08:33 AM
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Say I want to parametrize the plane. I can use cartesian (x,y) or polar (r,theta). But I cannot use x and r, because...
Jan17-10 10:47 AM
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I've got a couple of question about Maxwell's Equation and its relation to Special Relativity. 1. Why do we think...
Jan17-10 04:19 PM
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Iím an entrepreneur in South Africa with the rights to a type of insulating coating. Itís new on the market here and...
Jan18-10 03:44 AM
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Hi there, I've just built a crane (well, actually a jib arm), to be used on a film dolly with a camera on one end...
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