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I'm taking a first year physics course and have been having a little trouble with the basics of newtons laws and...
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In circuits, we have no problem saying that the voltage difference between two point is \cos(\omega t), but what does...
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I have a few questions pertaining to some concepts in electrostatics, I'd be grateful if someone would help me out. ...
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Hello all, I am working on a science project based upon paper, and I have chosen the affect of friction between two...
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Hi fellow members!!! I would like to ask a silly question because my basic concepts are quit weak. Since according to...
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Yesterday I got fascinated by the camera recordings on the Atlantis Space Shuttle....
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What is the distinction between EM waves and Sound waves. I know that sound is cyclical vibrations in some sort of...
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Say, a body of mass 'm' is thrown at a certain angle with the vertical with certain initial velocity 'u'. The initial...
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Hello Dear Fellows! We all know that light is an electromagnetic wave and also we know that...
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I have been looking at mass spectrometers, in particular the interactions between the Bf ind of a charged particle in...
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Let's say I have a circuit consisting only of a finite number of batteries and resistors, all ideal. Given an...
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Hello Can anyone tell me how the absorption of a polystyrene nanoparticles scales as a function of its diameter. ...
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In my physics book there is an example of making a square wave by "simply" summing up a few cosine waves. The book...
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hey all! can anyone please explain where the equation {Gmm_e}/{r^2}={mgR^2/r^2} comes from given $$ma=Gmm_e/r^2$$...
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I have been looking for a better way to power my electromagnet than a bunch of AA batteries, and am now thinking of...
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Hello, I was wondering if there is a conceptual explanation for when current leads voltage or vice versa for...
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Given some chemical reaction, A+B -> C+D (all are ideal gases) that occures in 298K and 1 atm. why can't I...
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If you place a wire with a running current in a magnetic field, the magnetic field will excert a force on the wire....
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I am doing a paper on the physics in Valve's Portal and got interested in the "Long Fall Boots" that prevent any...
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Virtual work principle states: δW = \sum^{N}_{i=1}\vec{F}_{i}\centerdot δ\vec{r}_{i} And from this, we can see...
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I'm kind of rushing through first year physics cause im doing it self paced, but I am realizing now that as an...
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I have a question about solenoids. The formula for the magnetic field energy density is: ...
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i) If a wall breaks when it gets hit by a cannonball, did the wall exert an equal and opposite force on the...
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I've been mulling this over all weekend, and I've decided to get some help on this. The problem is writing a function...
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I'm modeling a single 3D rigid body in preparation for some more complicated modeling in order to gain a better...
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Hello, I am wondering, what is the physical interpretation of the angular frequency of AC voltage? I don't see the...
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Any experts on Griffith's fracture theory? I am studying the subject and I am having hard time finding out if the...
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How is it that bubbles form on the bottom of a surface of a pot of boiling water? I think that there is probably...
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Hi. I'm having some difficult in understanding something about the dipole term in a multipole expansion. Griffiths...
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I wanted to mention that this solenoid has many winds over many layers. The thickness of the windings is 2.4 inches...
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Can we convert energy to matter?
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I'm having some difficulty understanding exactly what the difference between the definitions of these values are. As I...
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Hello everyone, A friend of mine came up with this question in class and I really do not have a good answer. ...
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A rough sketch of experiment. the red dots represent a side view of path...
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what are the differences? Every example I find usually has a derivative or integral or some kind of calculus defined...
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For example.... wind turbines are primarily listed by their wattage (1.5MW etc.) Presumably their output is varied...
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My model is a lever on a table top. One arm is horizontal on the table, while the other arm is raised at an angle...
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Hi ... anyone now how to calculate or the formula of the rudyak-krasnolutski EFFECTIVE potencial ? the effective...
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Suppose TEM wave in +z normal to a boundary on xy plane at z=0. We know E & H are tangential to the boundary. Let...
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Wire A and B, which have the same cross-sectional area are connected in series. There is a p.d. V across the whole...
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