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    Courses Are computer science courses worth taking for physics?

    I have the option to take these two computer science courses. Would these courses be useful in my experimental-physics studies? My worry is that they would be too far theorized and that I wouldn't take anything out of the class that I could actually USE to do experimental-physics. If someone...
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    Special Relativity Muon Distance Travelled Question

    Homework Statement uons are unstable subatomic particles that decay to electrons with a mean lifetime of 2.2 microseconds. They are produced when cosmic rays bombard the upper atmosphere about 12.3km above the earth's surface, and they travel very close to the speed of light. It is known that...
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    Physics Job/Academic Prosects After a Combined Biochem and Physics Degree

    I go to university of victoria, which offers a combined honors biochem and physics degree. I think this would be an awesome degree to have than includes all 3 physical sciences and would probably leave you open to a lot of opportunities. Because I switched from Biology to Physics, I have quite a...
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    A pulley system with two objects stacked on one another

    Homework Statement Block B, with mass 5.00kg, rests on block A, with mass 8.00kg , which in turn is on a horizontal tabletop. There is no friction between block A and the tabletop, but the coefficient of static friction between block A and block B is 0.750. A light string attached to block A...
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    Attempting a polyphasic sleep pattern

    Polywhatawhosea? Polyphasic sleeping is when u break up your sleep into smaller sections throughout the day. You condition your body to naturally hit REM sleep right when u fall asleep so you get the restorative qualities of REM sleep yet you sleep only a fraction of what you would with one core...
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    Ideas for simple programs to write in Python please

    I currently have little experience in programming and would like to improve my skills. The most complex program I've made so far has been a definite integral calculator that uses either right handed or left handed riemann sums to approximate the definite integral (although it fails to be...
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    Observing a light source through blinds (picture included)

    I have a mental dilemma that i would like some 'light shed upon'. For the past few nights I've been staring out my window -- which has blinds -- at a street lamp. I've been staring at this light source such that the light is travelling between 2 blinds as in the picture below (green = blinds...
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    How does a bong/hookah work?

    I was watching my friends smoke hookah last night thinking about how it works. I drew this simplified figure to help for anyone who doesn't know what a bong or hookah looks like. I know that it works on the principle of suction, but what IS suction? 1. Why do different results occur when I...
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    Why Does Redshift Occur?; Other Factors That Cause Elongation Of Wavelength?

    Me and my Dad were having a conversation about the elongation of EMR wavelengths over an extended period of time. He began to explain to me what Red Shift was but I couldn't understand what he was trying to get at (he's a poor explainer, or I'm bad listener). But his explanation did spark an...
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    If time slows down as velocity approaches C

    I sense this question has been asked to death in these forums so sorry if I'm giving you a sense of Dejavu. If the relative time of a moving object begins to slow as it APPROACHES the speed of light compared to another reference point, then what happens to the relative time when a moving...
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