# Recent content by s_gunn

1. ### Velocity of a rocket in the earth moon system

i had to convert it from python to a word doc so i hope the indents are still intact!! I'm also relatively new to programming so forgive my messy set-up, the code wasn't marked just the report we've written on it so I didn't try making it 'pretty'! I hope you can make sense of it!
2. ### Velocity of a rocket in the earth moon system

I can't get it into my head why it wouldn't affect the rocket's orbital velocity as the path of the orbit can't be circular around the earth-moon system's centre of mass with the COM being about 3/4 way to the edge of the earth's radius!! Surely, the rocket must spiral slightly around the path...
3. ### Velocity of a rocket in the earth moon system

Hi all! I've just finished writing a program in python that determines the position of a rocket in the earth moon system. Initially it is in circular orbit around the earth and then it is given a velocity boost at some point in it's orbit to make it travel to the moon. I started all 3 bodies...
4. ### Comp Sci Python Beginner

I strongly advise finding another editor to write your code in such as emacs, eclipse, sciTe... most are free downloads and they all feel different to use so it's a bit of trial and error to find one you like. I prefer using SciTe on my home computer - it keeps all the colours and has options...
5. ### Crystal Structure Lattice Problem

thanks everyone!! I'm handing in tomorrow - still not sure what structure factor calculations are - I thought that's what I'd been doing all along!!!
6. ### Crystal Structure Lattice Problem

Thanks so far!! I have since been told that the values for peak 4 and 5 are wrong so to ignore them. Therefore I got N values for the first three peaks of 3,4,8 which I know are right for a fcc cube so now I just have the second part which says I need to confirm my findings with structure...
7. ### Determine crystal lattice structure from powder XRD

Any help at all would be appreciated!!! I've spent ages searching for answers and the people that i've spolen to at uni have no clue either so i'd love to be able to pass on the knowledge!!!
8. ### Crystal Structure Lattice Problem

Any help at all would be appreciated!!! I've spent ages searching for answers and the people that i've spolen to at uni have no clue either so i'd love to be able to pass on the knowledge!!!
9. ### Crystal Structure Lattice Problem

1. Homework Statement Using the powder XRD data below, show that the substance has a face centred cubic structure. (xray lamda = 0.154056 nm) Peak No.------2(theta) 1 -------------38.06 2 -------------44.24 3 -------------64.34 4 -------------68.77 5 -------------73.07 2...
10. ### Determine crystal lattice structure from powder XRD

Homework Statement Using the powder XRD data below, show that the substance has a face centred cubic structure. (xray lamda = 0.154056 nm) Peak No.------2(theta) 1 -------------38.06 2 -------------44.24 3 -------------64.34 4 -------------68.77 5 -------------73.07 Homework...
11. ### Problem with stokes' theorem

Can anyone find a way to explain this to me or point me in the right direction? I've been searching online and my books for hours and the only examples that I find are the opposite way round!!!
12. ### Problem with stokes' theorem

I still don't get it!! if i name the corners of the square a,b,c and d for (0,0,1), (0,1,1), (1,1,1) and (1,0,1) respectively, then will dr be: a->b: (0,dy,0) b->c: (dx,0,0) c->d: (0,-dy,0) d->a: (-dx,0,0)? But then when I dot product with f=(2z^2,6x,0) and integrate each seperately...
13. ### Problem with stokes' theorem

Homework Statement Let: \vec{F}(x,y,z) = (2z^{2},6x,0), and S be the square: 0\leq x\leq1, 0\leq y\leq1, z=1. a) Evaluate the surface integral (directly): \int\int_{S}(curl \vec{F})\cdot\vec{n} dA b) Apply Stokes' Theorem and determine the integral by evaluating the corresponding...
14. ### Infinite potential well/eigenfunction problem!

Thank you everyone for your help. I don't know how I'd have got through that without people pointing out my silly little (and bigger!) mistakes.
15. ### Signal to noise ratio/CCD saturation problem

Homework Statement A 4m telescope has a 16bit controllr with a gain of 1 and must detect faint stars(M>15) without saturating the bright stars(M=8-10). (i) What is the max no of photo-electrons that can be registered before saturating the CCD? (ii) The zero point of the system is...