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    Heat during the Day

    Hi! My question is: I understand that at noon-day it’s hotter because of the angle with which sun rays enter our atmosphere. But at the same time, I was wondering that the band of radiation responsible for heating things is infrared, and that at noon basically all bands of lower frequency than...
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    I Source of Energy in a Field of Forces

    Could you explain that in more detail, please? I haven’t found a good material on the matter.
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    I Source of Energy in a Field of Forces

    good evening! My question is the following: it is well stated that energy is conserved in any isolated system, and we can in most circumstances expand our system to a many-steps conversion of energy, but always conserved. The classic example could be the energy of the sun stored in form of...
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    I Changes in Hooke's Law

    Morning, I've come across this statement in Berkeley Physics Course, Vol.1 - Cp. 5 (pg.149): "For sufficiently small displacements such a force may be produced by a stretched or compressed spring. For large elastic displacements we must add terms in higher powers of x to Eq. (,5.19): Fx = -...
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    B Who drew the first model of the atom?

    The first scientist to have a glimpse of the true nature of the atoms was Rutherford. In his experiments (called the Geiger-Mardsen experiments) in 1908, when using golden foils and alpha particles he was able to determine the localization of the positive part of the atom, as the centre of it...
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    Question regarding pressure and energy

    If you apply a force in a body of volume V, in its area surface A, the body experiences a pressure P=F.A that acts in it in order to peform one or more of this actions, such as a. expanding, b.contracting, c. deforming, d.heating, etc. In all cases, the P.V = W, that is the work done on the...
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    Symmetries and Conservation Laws

    I've been caught by a quite interesting statement of Berkeley physics Course Vol.1 (Chap. 5), that says "In the physical world there exist a number of conservation laws, some exact and some approximate. A conservation law is usually the consequence of some underlying symmetry in the universe."...
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    I Where does the energy go to?

    Thank you, @sophiecentaur.
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    I Where does the energy go to?

    Morning, I was thinking about a simple example of inelastic collision: A ball of mass m1, moving with a certain velocity v1, collides and sticks with another mass m2, at rest. The whole system (m1 + m2) will then move with a certain speed v3. If we take m1=m2, so that after the collision we...
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    Reduce Kinetic Energy Losses when Two Objects Collide

    I'll try the super-balls, @anorlunda Thank you!
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    Measuring Velocity

    The idea of the camera is good, @Orodruin. I'll try that. I will also give a look about this Stroboscope. Thank you.
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    Reduce Kinetic Energy Losses when Two Objects Collide

    I'd like to know which methods I could use to reduce the loss of kinetic energy when two iron balls collide, or when a plastic ball collides with the floor after a free fall. I have tried to cover the floor with a fabric that would make it more elastic, but it had a small effect (if it hat...
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    Measuring Velocity

    Morning! I was performing some experiments about impulse and conservation of mechanical energy, and for that I was looking to good ways of measuring the velocity of a sphere under the action of a force. In free fall, having the height H it was falling along, I have used the formula v =...
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    B "The Galaxy" vs Milky Way

    Thank you @CygnusX-1 , your answer was enriching.
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    B "The Galaxy" vs Milky Way

    Good Morning, I've got a doubt originated from a statement of Berkeley Physics Course, Vol.1 - Mechanics, pg. 107, where in a footnote we read, "The systems are called galaxies, that one which contains our own sun is known as the Galaxy. The Milky Way is part of our galaxy". I've always...
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