Recent content by Haborix

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    Nothing without movement

    Too good!
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    I Acceleration through curved paths

    As I understand your problem, you are looking to solve for motion with a constraint like ##|\dot{\vec{r}}|=bt+c##. You could take a polar parametrization like ##r(t)=R_0(1+d\sin{\theta(t)})##, substitute it into the polar form of the constraint...
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    Can the Simulation Hypothesis be verified or falsified?

    Whether or not we are living in a simulation, reincarnation is real! This thread has been reborn twice! QED
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    I Are Newton's Laws of physics compatible with thermodynamics?

    What a question, haha! I will suggest another question to you that you can look into. How, given the time-symmetric equations of motion in both classical (Newton's physics) and quantum physics, can the arrow of time (thermodynamics) arise?
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    A Analytical solution for an integral in polar coordinates?

    The last integral here looks like a multiple of the complete elliptic integral of the second kind. If a special function counts as an analytical solution, then you might be in luck. As for the logarithmic integral, I'm unclear if you can even find special functions.
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    Nothing without movement

    Do you happen to know the source for the quote? I did a quick Google search and couldn't find it. People rarely proclaim a sentence or two and leave it at that---context would help. The quote is sufficiently woowoo that you could read all kinds of meaning into it.
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    Is this 2 Nobel Prizes given in a single year?

    It also strikes me as a little strange. The physics Nobel appears to be shared between work specifically done in climate science (two of the winners share half the prize for this) and work for the discovery of the interplay of disorder and fluctuations in physical systems from atomic to...
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    And the 2021 Nobel prize for Physics goes to...

    Two people share half the prize for climate models, the other half goes to Parisi. Climate is probably just a better publicity generator than "theory of disordered materials and random processes."
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    I Strange feature of BE, FD and Boltzmann distributions

    I think what makes thermodynamics seem metaphysical is the willy-nilly use of limit taking combined with the fact that thermodynamics is the subject whose sole purpose is to relate physical variables; i.e. if you take a limit here you're probably taking it for any number of other variables...
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    Physics Viability of publishing as an independent researcher

    The hard part is deciding what is "relevant" as used in the rule. The tricky part of conflicts is that it is hard to determine from the perspective of the person who may have a conflict. That means to me that you always have to lean in the direction of full disclosure. Outside of ethics, I think...
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    Physics Viability of publishing as an independent researcher

    Here are the APS ethical guidelines. Conflicts are near the end.
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    I Making Rings on the ISS

    I appreciate the explanation but I think it still ignores the issue which I believe complicates the analysis. That is, the dependence of the force/potential on the relative orientation of various vector quantities in the problem.
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    I Making Rings on the ISS

    I share the intuition of many of those who have posted about the behavior for central potentials. However, as a nitpick, I'm not entirely convinced that just because something isn't 1/r or r^2 for potential there can't be closed orbits. Bertrand's theorem is the mathematical statement of what...
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    Books that teach classical mechanics through a discourse method

    How do you distinguish the example problems solved in a standard physics textbook from what you are looking for? In general, "interesting" is not a good proxy for what will teach you the skills to solve problems yourself. Maybe the Feynman lectures would suit your purpose. They are kind of...
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    I Quantum spin, wavelength and frequency

    Just because you can find planck's constant in some expression and isolate it doesn't mean the variables on the other side of the equals sign relate to spin. If you study quantum mechanics, you will find that planck's constant appears... well... everywhere.