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  1. Jonnyb42

    Mass of an Object

    The math shows the theoretical distributions of mass, not necessary to be physically possible for any power of 1/r. So it's really a matter of discussing what actual densities are possible. You also asked to give a physical explanation to a seemingly math confusion, so you may want to specify...
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    yes

    yes
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    Crash Courses in Physics Topics?

    Thanks! I cannot seem to find quantum mechanics or lagrangian mechanics anywhere though?
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    Crash Courses in Physics Topics?

    Does anyone know of any "crash courses" in various physics topics such as classical mechanics, quantum mechanics, theories of relativity, field theories, etc free online? By "crash courses" I mean PDF's for example with good examples, since I learn the quickest with examples. I know it is rather...
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    Schrodinger Equation, Potential

    wow.... thank you. This is just what I thought, and I still heard it as potential.
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    Schrodinger Equation, Potential

    Schrodinger Equation, "Potential" This is a very simple question, but I am confused. I have seen Potential and Potential Energy interchanged.. yet still referred to as potential. Is the "potential" function in the schrodinger equation really a potential function or potential energy? (units...
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    Temperature vs Heat

    In terms of Kelvins, if the temperature of a sample doubles, does the energy content from heat double as well? Also, if you are passing a current through a sample, what should be the temperature vs current relation be theoretically? i.e. what is f(I) in T = f(I). Thanks,
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    Help my dad and I settle a argument

    So if the question is about where on the arm to stand to lower the lift faster, then I agree with you, you apply the same force downward. In fact, standing on the end will give more torque like you said and may squeeze the arm against the vertical part causing more friction and may make it even...
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    Relative energy of simple 2 particle system (confused )

    ..this isn't a physics homework question.. just a wonder of mine
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    Relative energy of simple 2 particle system (confused )

    Relative energy of simple 2 particle system (confused!!) Ok so I have a simple question which I feel I should know the answer to: Setup: Two particles of different mass.. say M and m (where M > m) are moving past each other by some constant velocity. If we view the energy of the system...
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    Quantum Mechanics - Leonard Susskind on Integration by Parts

    Right ok thanks, I lost my mind there a little bit!
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    Quantum Mechanics - Leonard Susskind on Integration by Parts

    He mentioned something about boundary conditions, could you explain to me what you mean? What boundary conditions could make the term vanish?
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    Quantum Mechanics - Leonard Susskind on Integration by Parts

    I'm watching the video series on Quantum Mechanics taught by Leonard Susskind, (from Stanford). On Lecture #3, Dr. Susskind says that integration by parts is: ∫FG' = -∫GF' However from what I know integral by parts to be, there i missing a +FG on the righthand side, or something... since I...
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    Linear functions/operators conflicting understanding

    So in my theoretical physics class my professor was reminding us ("reminding") of what "linear" means, such as a linear functions or a linear operator. He said the definition was: 1. f(ax) = a f(x) 2. f(x + y) = f(x) + f(y) Functions or operators are "linear" if they meet the above 2...
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    ODE, bernoulli equation -> leads to crazy integral !

    ehild, thank you!! How do you know to do that substitution? thanks again, Jonny
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    ODE, bernoulli equation -> leads to crazy integral !

    But how could I get it even in terms of the integral? I need a constant of integration to solve for so y(1) = 1/2
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    ODE, bernoulli equation -> leads to crazy integral !

    ODE, bernoulli equation --> leads to crazy integral ! Homework Statement An Initial Value Problem, ODE (Bernoulli equation) ODE: [x^2]*y' + 2*[x^3]*y = [y^2]*(1+2*[x^2]) IV: y(1) = 1/2 Homework Equations general form of Bernoulli's equation: y' + a(x)y = b(x)*[y^n] First...
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    Simple ODE problem, Bernoulli's Equation

    Well it turns out I forgot how to multiply both sides of an equation. 3rd to last step I multiply half of the right side by t^2, I'm not sure how to make this thread "solved."
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    Simple ODE problem, Bernoulli's Equation

    [SOLVED] simple ODE problem, Bernoulli's Equation Homework Statement Initial value problem: Relation: t*y' - 2*[t^2]*sqrt(y) = 4*y Initial value: y(1) = 4 Homework Equations general form of Bernoulli's equation: y' + a(t)y = b(t)*[y^n] First order, linear ODE form: y'...
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    Integral of 1/x = ln(x) Problem has missing absolute value?

    My solution is that, it is an Initial value problem, (there is only one t which we care about) and with that t the argument in the natural log is positive and so u can ignore the abs value!
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    Integral of 1/x = ln(x) Problem has missing absolute value?

    Integral of 1/x = ln(x)... Problem has missing absolute value!? This is an ODE problem and solution, but what I'm not understanding here is calculus based: Why does the argument to the red-boxed ln() not in absolute value signs?? ( | | ) u = cos(t) so the numerator can be negative. I am just...
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    Programs Changed major to physics

    I switched my major to physics from Electrical Engineering, (I am finished with freshman year and will be starting sophomore year as physics major), and many people seem disappointed with the decision. I think it has mainly to do with how much money is made; physics vs. engineering. I have to...
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    A very good video on quantum mechanics

    In the fourth video of that series, he says space and time are quantized. I thought that wasn't fully accepted yet? Am I wrong or if not, where is evidence that planck time and distance are really the shortest?
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    10^(trillion) years from now

    congratulations!
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    10^(trillion) years from now

    Interesting, I was though asking specifically 10^1,000,000,000,000 years from now.
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    If wormholes connect two areas in spacetime, wouldn't that require 5

    Nabeshin, that is what I understood from the first couple of posts and I realize I just need to study General Relativity to understand curvature fully.
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    If wormholes connect two areas in spacetime, wouldn't that require 5

    The paper is supposed to be 2d, that is the point. The real fact that it is 3d, (has thickness) is irrelevant. Then your saying our spacetime has thickness in some 5 dimensions?? EDIT: I should say, the fact that a real piece of paper is 3d is irrelevant, because it's not really a piece of...
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