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    I have an engine cycle in mind looking for it's name

    Wow, hadn't checked on this thread in a while but thanks for the post. ...appreciate it.
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    A poll about publishing

    Interesting :cool:
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    A poll about publishing

    For instance, http://www.fourmilab.ch/etexts/einstein/specrel/specrel.pdf although you may debate the relevance to today's publishing formalities.
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    A poll about publishing

    Ha Ha, nice picture.
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    A poll about publishing

    I find this to be a nice response.
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    A poll about publishing

    Agreed. In fact that is well put...I also see the merit of including references simply so that readers have the opportunity to read more about topics/ related topics to what an author is discussing. Accessibility is always helpful.
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    A poll about publishing

    . It appears that most of the replies on here are strongly favorable towards references. I quoted the above person because it pertains most directly to the questions in my post about the level of assumption out there. I, having always included references in published academic works of my own...
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    A poll about publishing

    I wanted to gain a sense about some of the opinions floating around out there about publishing works with out the use of references. Of course, the vast majority of papers certainly include references these days. However, in principle it is still possible to write a paper that does not...
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    I have an engine cycle in mind looking for it's name

    Isothermal usuall does not generally correspond to a straight line on P-V diagram. For instance for an ideal gas nRT=PV. At a constant temperature (i.e isothermal) this means that PV=constant; if the volume changes, the pressure must also change. So in a step where pressure is changed and...
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    I have an engine cycle in mind looking for it's name

    Thanks for the reply... ...well, I don't actually think that is a P-V square though, but it's interesting in itself.
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    I have an engine cycle in mind looking for it's name

    This is a simple question I have because I am looking at a particular engine cycle, and I can't seem to think of its name...thus it is very difficult to search for discussions of something you don't know the name of. I'll describe the cycle, if any one knows the name of the cycle please let me...
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    A beutifully simple interpretation of Vector Potential

    The field is external to the particle(s) but still part of the system being modeled...I don't think this is a "self interaction" with the particle....so yeah,..I agree if that is what you mean. It is still a vector function though. "A" acts on the particle but still multi-dimensional field...
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    A beutifully simple interpretation of Vector Potential

    Actually, that is a direct contradition to the texts that I have. Cannoncial moments is exatctly what IS conserved. In fact this is what makes it possible to derive such things as relativistic wave equations i.e. dirac and klein-gordon types. I have more confidence in the Oxford book currently.
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    A beutifully simple interpretation of Vector Potential

    Ok...first I appreciate the comments, it anything some of the varying points sparked some curiosity in me. It's kind of funny that you said this Bill_K, because I was just about to write you about thiis...but I was in part referring to cannonical momentum....I was reasonably sure about what I...
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    A beutifully simple interpretation of Vector Potential

    This is not my theory, or even new, rather pertaining to established physical knowledge, but I simply find it fascinating. It pertains to several areas of physics, and/or variational mathematics, so I've posted it here in the General Physics area. My reasons for posting is because it is one...
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    General Relativity Revisited (What if gravity actully is a force?)

    (Damn it ,this whole forward slash thing keeps throwing me off with respect to the backslash thing in TeX..) ..Actually I'm a physicist by profession. From here, it appears there is a lack of understanding amongst many or the people whom have replied here...
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    General Relativity Revisited (What if gravity actully is a force?)

    Addressing this is simply to tempting to pass on.:rolleyes: Oh well 1) 'Alternative framework' is simply the basis for comparing ANY theory to something else, besides its own content. Without such there is simply no external thesis or antithesis with which to conduct such analysis. Ex...
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    General Relativity Revisited (What if gravity actully is a force?)

    That is NOT from my post. Hmmm...maybe I'm not getting the From Shanesworld no. clause at the beginning?
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    General Relativity Revisited (What if gravity actully is a force?)

    Thanks for your insights. I disagree about that being hand wavy. 1) It is a fact, there are more complex issues. 2)I am not getting into them. QED I wholly agree about having a clear definition of momentum in mind, in fact that is just the nature of the inquiry. Do I think any textbook...
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    General Relativity Revisited (What if gravity actully is a force?)

    Ok, then 1) I might bring up that we are talking about a system where there is possibly some kind of combined effect, for instance the dynamics of a proton in gravitational field, where there may be an electric field present. 2) If you say No, then you ARE implicitly agreeing with the rider...
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    General Relativity Revisited (What if gravity actully is a force?)

    I've noticed. :smile: Could you please humor me and explain what you are referring to by 'rider' , so I can address your question? Might agree, but still not sure what you mean by rider. Hmmm If you could somehow fill your body with charged particles and stand next to an electric field...
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    General Relativity Revisited (What if gravity actully is a force?)

    I suppose there is one more thing I would add light carries momentum, but not mechanical momentum. So no, 'force' is imparted upon light if its direction is changed, although technically speaking the momentum is still changed.
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    General Relativity Revisited (What if gravity actully is a force?)

    I'm not entirely sure of the answer to this question, but I can provide my best take on it. Amazingly, momentum is one of the more abstract concepts in physics. With basic physics, it seems like such a simple concept. But at a certain point its definition changes, and changes, and then one...
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    General Relativity Revisited (What if gravity actully is a force?)

    I'm not exactly clear on your question about gravity no longer being a force in Newtonian mechanics, however I find it strange that Ments's and my own comments became adversarial, mostly because to my Knowlege what I said to Ments was not what I read he took it as. Let's revamp. It is well...
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    General Relativity Revisited (What if gravity actully is a force?)

    I will adress Mentz's comments one final time and then focus on the rest of the commenters which do not propose to assume things about me which they could not possibly know, which is mostly everyone. For starters I do not have a problem with space-time curvature or GR. It is indeed one of my...
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    General Relativity Revisited (What if gravity actully is a force?)

    My problem is that I have done much advance study in the area, and that you continue to harrass and provoke arguments. As I said, please stop posting here, that will simply lead to further reports.
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    General Relativity Revisited (What if gravity actully is a force?)

    You are missing the point. Please post elsewhere, and stop cluttering my thread.
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    General Relativity Revisited (What if gravity actully is a force?)

    From a theoretical stance,YES; I believe it is important to analyze such concepts, just as we have the theoretical machinery to treat a massive electrically neutral body, we should just as well be able to deal with a massless electrically charged particle in principle.
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    General Relativity Revisited (What if gravity actully is a force?)

    Actually I did NOT dismiss them. I don't know what would make you assume that. I actually said they were interesting explicitly, but that I didn't believe it was exactly hitting the nail on the head as far as my inquiry, and even said something I thought would interest you. I'm sorry if your...
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    General Relativity Revisited (What if gravity actully is a force?)

    Hmmm, interesting thought, but not entirely what I was getting at. Here's an thought that could interest you. Acceleration is not neccesarily a change in momentum, for intance there must be a 'mass' present. By analogy an electric field causes an acceleration of charge, however is not an...
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