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    Studying What is your academic reading strategy?

    Does anyone have any good reading strategies which they use to plough through academic papers? I'm currently a little bit daunted by the amount of stuff out there that would be worth reading, and it's almost paralysing me a little. Advice on any of the below would be useful: - Deciding what to...
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    Insights Interview with a Physics Mentor: Nugatory - Comments

    I like this passage: "This sense that clarity and completeness come from working through the hard corner cases… That’s applicable everywhere in life." Great little motivator. P.S How do I quote something properly from the actual interview?
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    Biology A Career in nanomedicine

    What sort of stats?
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    What moves the piston in a Carnot heat engine?

    Thank you, this alleviates my confusion. I'm glad I asked.
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    Does ice do work when it melts or freezes?

    It is still able to burst pipes and cause plumbers headaches though :-p
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    What moves the piston in a Carnot heat engine?

    Thank you very much Chestermiller, a very helpful response. So would you say that the weights lifted can in theory just be put back on to the piston to do the work necessary for the compression phases, and this means that you are offsetting the work required to lift the weights in the first...
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    What moves the piston in a Carnot heat engine?

    Hi everyone, I have been looking at Carnot heat engines in a bid to better understand entropy, and I can't figure out how it actually does work. Why does the piston move? In some diagrams I have seen weights being removed from the piston, reducing the pressure at constant temperature and...
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