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Jan16-12 Greg Bernhardt
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Could I please have help with something: If I generated hydrogen via electrolysis from water, sent it high up a long...
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Hi to all, i will appreciate your help in this. This is the situation: I have a tank, with a water column in it....
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I have always treated friction as 'opposing' force rather than motion, either at its limit or to maintain equilibrium....
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Hello everybody! This is my first thread and I'm just kind of discovering the forum. If I should make a presentation...
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¿ What is heat, really, is the energy that in summatory of energies can´be written in function of temperature? It...
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What is the key reason? I mean if you think about it, poles are just something we create to distinct the magnetic...
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Does anyone out there know how I can calculate the magnetic dipole moment of a simple bar magnet? Or any kind of...
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I'm looking at a general problem in which a skier is going downhill. I understand 'mathematically' how the mass will...
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Hi, I'm trying to use image charges to find the force that apply on the following particle (on the attachment) ,...
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Hey forum I need to ask for a link to a page for Variable density or preferably an explanation from someone who...
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I just learnt vectors as a prerequisite to learning mechanics and I have a few doubts:- 1) For 1D motion, there are...
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I found the answer already. Please delete this post. Thanks
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Hello all, I am in need of understanding of magnetic fields. More specifically i was wondering exactly why there is...
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What cases can the hall effect happen? While reading this source. It states : "This is most evident in a thin flat...
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Simon Bridge
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Hi, I'm considering the case of diffraction by an object, with dimensions far smaller than the wavelenght of the...
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Hi all, I'm a complete novice when it comes to describing images in frequency space and i understand that it is a...
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I've read recently about systems with the ability to reach negative temperature: where entropy decreases as energy...
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I get that they have to be at the same position relative to the earth but why is it that they have to be...
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Hello, I would like to share a cool experiment... but not yet experimented for me. Suppose you have a ball of metal...
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Simon Bridge
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Reading in Russian sources I see they use ballistic coefficients such as these: BC = 3.0 kg/m^2 or alternatively...
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Simon Bridge
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A typical evaporative cooler works by pumping water from a reservoir in the bottom on the cooler onto fiber pads. A...
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Given a general solution to the fixed-end two-mass coupled harmonic...
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I understand that too long of a time scale won't resolve an event clearly, and too much has the risk of exciting...
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Hello all, In the equation V= apd/Ln(pd)+b as described by Paschens law regarding breakdown voltage, I was...
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Hi everyone, I was just wondering about this... If I tie a balloon outside a car, using a moderately long string,...
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in waves and oscillations i read that any bounded medium oscillates in a particular freuency...why is it so?i need a...
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First off, just clarify that I have a very, very superficial knowledge of Physics, so my apologies if my question is...
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Hello everyone, looking around I have faith that the members of this forum will be able to point me in the right...
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Alfred Cann
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I'm trying to wrap my head around how a rolling and slipping sphere would be behave on an incline (with an angle of θ)...
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I am designing a Helmholtz Coil with radius 0.5m with 20 gauge Copper wire having 1000 turns. The power generated by...
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Hi everyone, I would like to program water thermodynamic properties in C, C++ or Matlab in order to model a steam...
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Hi all: I have been wondering: picture a cylinder sitting above a sheet of sand paper, assume static friction...
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What is the best way to calculate the coherence length of a laser?
Jun14-13 11:11 AM
Claude Bile
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Hi, Stupid question: the Navier-Stokes equations, do they only consist of the equations for a statement of the...
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Hi Can somebody tell me the steps and assumptions made in deriving the equation to calculate the wind velocity around...
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Hello, I'm working on a small scale parabolic trough concentrator project to generate electricity. This...
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Hi... I was looking at the problem of a particle in a Coulomb field in three dimensions. Time-translation...
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I've been studying electric fields in class for some time and one thing is seemingly contradictory and really confuses...
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I'm sorry if I may be asking an unanswerable question here, but i've looked all through the forums and the internet to...
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So I understand that Reynolds number is the ratio of intertial forces to viscous forces but how exactly does this...
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