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Jan16-12 Greg Bernhardt
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So I'v been taught throughout highschool and now in college that a magnetic field has "lines of force". Also that they...
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Hi All When mixing water and oil, one produces an immiscible system of two liquid phases. Some cosmetic products for...
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Hi, I am in Purcell's E&M book at the section explaining why the field is zero inside a hollow conductor of any...
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I have been using Born and Wolf's Principles of Optics for a project but I don't quite understand the concept of...
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In one of my undergrad books on physics is the example of a rail truck of mass M on a frictionless railroad moving at...
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Greetings, In Feynman's lectures - vol. 2 either chap 19, 21 or 23 - I think 23 (I'm at work and don't have the...
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I guess people who know can help. I know that the final formula should look like this: (OMEGA) = 4tan^(-1) , where...
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Ok so i have the distance travelled of an object assuming air ressistance is 0 and the distance travelled with air...
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Hello. I am having trouble realizing the following relation holds in Lagrangian Mechanics. It is used frequently...
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Hello! Can someone just guide me? I was calculating thermodynamic functions of some ions and a classmate showed me an...
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I don't really know much about serious business electrostatics. I've only taken the AP Physics C E&M exam (using the...
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OK, having some trouble wrapping my head around this so would appreciate some clarification. Let us say I had a...
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Doc Al
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Thinking in terms of the conservation of energy, it seems to make sense that if you took a relatively elastic rod with...
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If my resonator is shorted at one end and has a partially transmitting grid at the other end is it correct to use S...
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I could use a general discussion of magnetic helicity - beyond the Wikipedia blurb - its mathematical properties and...
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we know that vector potential in a resonator satisfies the equation...
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I have always thought centrifugal force existed. My physics teacher last year told me it doesn't. I did some research...
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Hi..A disk A and disk b are rolling without slipping with same speed on a horizonal surface..Disc a rolls up an...
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A 2.20 kg mass oscillates on a spring of force constant 250.0 N/m with a period of 0.615 s. Find the damping constant...
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A 0.300 kg mass moving the end of a spring with force constant 2.50 N/m is acted on by a damping force F=-bv. If the...
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Oh hello there! I have a question about the normal force! In my mechanics class we are CONSTANTLY told that the...
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Hello, I have a question Lets say you have a container of water that weighs 10 pounds including the water/container...
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For example, if one end of a rope is attached to a wall, and the other end is attached to the floor (at an angle), if...
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Hello! Does anyone have a free ebook of Chemical Thermodynamic by Peter Rock A.?
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I am checking through an essay on electromagnets and i think some sentences don't quite sound right. Maybe cos they...
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Why are capacitors used to give pules of very high potential difference (for e.g. x)?...what's the advantage? The...
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i don't know what a homework problem is...i don't go to school..all i know is concepts are cleared when you think...
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I want to find the motion of an electron in a spatially varying magnetic field using finite element analysis, and have...
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I am confused on how a centrifuge separates particles by density. In wikipedia, it says it accomplishes this according...
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A battery doesn't work if you connect it negative to negative correct? It's not a proper circuit. Well, in Physics...
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One of Maxwell's equations says that \nabla\cdot\vec{B}{=0} where B is any magnetic field. Then using the...
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Mass on a string undergoing uniform circular motion by hand: I was taught that the centripetal force F = mV^2/R is...
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Hi, I am preparing to Thermal Physics exam. , and I think there are some basic subjects which I don't understand: ...
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Hi, I wanna know how high the flow rate trough a pipe is (outlet), but I only now the pressure difference (0.7MPa or...
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So I have had a question running through my head for a while now. Can a magnetic field be projected??? I guess...
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Bob S
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I'm having problems understanding pressure reduction in valves. 1) If gas goes through an expansion valve,...
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I know the definition of the electric dipole moment is given by \mu = -e x, where e is the charge of electron and x is...
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Hi! Work is defined as dW = F\cdot dr so there is no work required to keep things spatially fixed in a...
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