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    Reflection and Film Problem

    Homework Statement You are designing a thin transparent reflective coating for the front surface of a sheet of glass. The index of refraction of the glass is 1.52 and when it is in use, the coated glass has air on both sides. Because the coating is expensive, you want to use a layer that has...
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    Diffraction Grating Relationship Question

    Homework Statement A diffracting grating casts a pattern on a screen located a distance L from the grating. The central bright fringe falls directly in the center of the screen. For the highest-order bright fringe that hits the screen, m=x, and this fringe hits exactly on the screen edge. This...
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    Simple Circuit Problem

    Homework Statement Assume the electric potential is zero at the negative terminal of the battery. Calculate: a). the equivalent resistance of the circuit b). the electric potential at position a c). the magnitude and direction of the current through each resistor Homework Equations The...
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    Nichrome and Copper Circuit w/ Electron Mobility

    Homework Statement In the circuit shown, two thick copper wires connect a 1.5 V battery to a Nichrome wire. Each copper wire has radius R = 0.009m and is L = 0.17m long. Copper has 8.4 \times 10^{28} mobile electrons/m^3 and an electron mobility of 4.4 \times 10^{-3}(m/s)/(V/m). The Nichrome...
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    Wire with current and field problem

    Homework Statement An electric current is uniformly distributed throughout a long, straight wire that has a diameter of 0.05m. If the current through the wire is 6.0A, calculate the magnitude of the magnetic field: a). 0.02m radially away from the wire center b). 0.05m radially away from the...
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    Question regarding current & magnetic field/force

    Homework Statement An electron moves in a straight line at a speed of 6.0 \times 10^7m/s. Calculate the magnitude and direction of the magnetic field at a position 0.005m behind the electron and 0.015m below its line of motion. Homework Equations F=qv \times B The Attempt at a Solution I'm...
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    Magnetic field uniformity problem

    Homework Statement While at an engineering internship, you reminisce about the similarities between gravitational fields, electric fields, and magnetic fields. You know that two infinite sheets of opposite charge can be used to create a uniform electric field (for points between the two sheets)...
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    Simple Statistics Question

    The assignment was already turned in a while ago, but I am currently reviewing all the past homework and trying to resolve the problems I couldn't understand. The website software gives the correct multiple choice or numerical answer, but not the steps. They gave me a weird answer and I didn't...
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    Magnetic Force/Field, Current, Inclined Plane Problem

    Hello! I just need someone to check my work here. I already turned in the homework with my hunch, but now I just want to check my work because it is killing me not knowing 100% :) I am having strong conflicting thoughts on particular parts and thought I'd post it here for clarification. I will...
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    Poisson Probability Distribution Problem

    Homework Statement An article suggests that a Poisson process can be used to represent the occurrence of structural loads over time. Suppose the mean time between occurrences of loads is 0.4 year. a). How many loads can be expected to occur during a 4-year period? b). What is the probability...
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    Charge and Electric Field Problem

    Homework Statement You have been hired by Brockovich Research and Consulting (BRC) to research a new water purification device that uses seeds from the Moringa Oleifera trees.1 A protein in the seed binds to impurities causing them to aggregate so that the clusters can be separated from the...
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    Charge/Field/Velocity Problem

    Homework Statement Homework Equations F=kqQ/D^2=Ma E=kQ/D^2 D=vt? The Attempt at a Solution So far, I've been able to label the forces on each ship through superposition. But that is all I currently able to understand. I know that my end solution is a speed/velocity, but I am not sure how to...
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    Simple capacitor problem

    Homework Statement A capacitor connected to a battery initially holds a charge of +q on its positive plate and -q on its negative plate. The electric field between the plates is initially E. A dielectric material is then inserted that polarizes in such a way as to produce an electric field of...
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    A positively charged wire bent into a semi-circle

    Homework Statement A positively charged wire is bent into a semicircle of radius R, as shown in the figure below. The total charge on the semicircle is Q . However, the charge per unit length along the semicircle is non-uniform and given by λ=λocos(θ) What is the relationship between λo, R...
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    Electrostatic Problem

    Homework Statement You are studying Gossamer Spiders in a biology research lab and marvel at their ballooning stunts. These Spiders disperse by spinning strands of silk in open air. The flight of these spiders is electrostatic in nature because everything that moves through air develops static...
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    Electrostatics Deflection Problem

    Homework Statement In inkjet printing, a rapidly moving nozzle horizontally squirts drops of ink that form letters and images on paper. A common problem is horizontal white lines running through the print due to a clogged nozzle. Another common problem is paper dust. (a) Within the context of...
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