This is not a specific homework question, but more of a general query.
If provided with a simple vector field indicating forces (for example, an electrical field), can you use integration to determine the path of a particle placed in that field, if also provided with some initial conditions...
I am having trouble wrapping my head around a particular problem I am thinking about.
Consider that I have a heating source that I can describe in terms of either degrees Celcius / second or Joules / second, but essentially I am able to determine a fixed heating rate.
Let's say:
dT/dt = 5...
I am not sure how to proceed. This is just something that i have been thinking about and would love a little help with.
Lets say I have a situation where i am increasing an object's heat energy at some specific rate - for arguments sake, it's 2 degrees every second. If you like we can also...
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so i have been messing about with a homemade franklin bell. It is being charged with an electric fly swatter.
I have been wondering if the neutral ball a the center should have any preference as to which side it would be attracted to FIRST. In my head i think it should not matter...
Homework Statement
i am looking for the potential extrema on the function y = |sinx(x)| + (1/x) between [-2pi, 2pi]
Homework Equations
extrema will be likely located at f'(x) = 0 or u/d
The Attempt at a Solution
first it is noted that there is a discontinuity at x=0
then determining f'(x)...
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I'm trying to come up with a solid Lab to use for my chapter on Waves and Optics. I am considering having it center on refraction. Here is the problem:
All labs I create for my class must avoid being a set of instructions for the student to perform. The must always be set up as a...
so i am starting with the equation x3 = √(3) - i
first : change to a vector
magnitude = √[ (√(3))2 + 12] = 2
and angle = tan-1( 1/√(3) ) = 30 degrees
(in fourth quadrant)
so i have a vector of 2 ∠ - 30
so i plot the vector on the graph and consider that :
1. the fundamental theorum of...
Have any other teachers tried this? I put one together this last term with a reasonable amount of success. I was wondering who out there has also tried to do this and if so, what kind of parameters did you set?
Homework Statement
Mr. Gale decides to build his own velocity measuring machine.
His plan is to build a box (mass 2.50 kg) that catches the ball (mass 0.500 kg) being thrown. It then slides across the desk but eventually comes to a stop due to friction (μ = 0.800) between the box and the...
I had mentioned in another thread that I had just started teaching Physics.
I had spoken about the qualities of a Physics teacher and the challenges he/she may face but something I left out was "The Lab". This was something that was a thorn in my side right from the start going back to when I...
Can anyone help me set this problem up?
I am trying to figure out how to Prove the Sander's Parallelogram.
See it here:
http://www.tigel.nl/fun/files/opticals/Ill...ith_line-25.htm [Broken]
basically it is proving that the bisectors are of equal length
The question is: what would be...
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A quick question: I am trying to come up with a valid explanation of a question posed to me regarding series circuits. It was deceptively simple but unsure how to address it. I would very much like any thoughts on this:
how do the charges 'know' to give only some of their energy...
this is a general question - the thing i'm working on if what i am asking makes sense - i am currently only looking for a confirmation on what i think is right
this is a vector product question:
if i have:
(A/c x cB)
can i look at that as:
(1/c*c)(A x B)
which comes to
A x B
the...
Homework Statement
Does anybody out there have a good knowledge of maple? i am trying to plot out some equations and having a bit of a snag and not sure how to define my variables to make this work. The integral has a constant that ranges from zero to under 1 and this seems to be giving me a...
Homework Statement
A defining property of a vector is that its components must transform in a particular fashio under a rotation. for a counterclockwise rotation around the z-axis, by and angle ∅ the components Ax, Ay, and Az of a vector A transform in the following fashion:
Ax --> Ax' =...