I am interested in the physics of ground penetrating radar.
1) Does anyone know where I can find a derivation of the formula in the attached jpg for the energy reflected? K=the dialectic constant.
2) An intuitive explanation of why the dialectic constant is important in determining the energy...
I read on the Internet that the work done by a (rigid) body = the change in Kinetic energy.
What if I lift a rigid body slowly and vertically by 1 meter above the Earth's surface so that the initial velocity = final velocity =0?
According to the Work Energy theorem as stated on many sites on...
In a vacuum, the plane wave solutions to Maxwell's Equations are...
ie they are in phase. (See for example
Does the Heisenberg Uncertainity Principle mean:
1) If a particle is confined within a length x then it must jiggle around with a momentum given by p ~ h/2x PI
2) If we measure the position of a particle to an accuracy of x then its momentum will be uncertain by ~ h/2x PI
Can someone please tell me the name of the theory describing the interaction of photons with charged particles eg electrons, protons?
Can you also suggest a good introductory web page describing that theory at First Year University level for self study? Better still, a good VIDEO lecture on...
I find it hard to believe that the only factor important in computing aircraft lift is Bernoulli's principle.
Doesn't good old Newton's Second Law play an effect? In other words simply deflecting the airflow downwards.
Does anyone know the relative importance of these factors? (EG for a...
I have reworked using a ruler length of L instead of 1m. I get:
1. The right end of the ruler passes the observer (in the observer's frame) (0,0)
2. The left end of the ruler passes the observer (in the observer's frame) (0,L/(u*gamma))
3. The observer passes the right end of the ruler (in...
A meter ruler moves at velocity u to the right past a stationary observer. The observer is at (0,0) in his rest frame. Give the (x,t) co-ordinates of the following events.
1. The right end of the ruler passes the observer (in the observer's frame)
2. The left end of the...
I know that if you have 2 observers, "A", one at rest and the other "B" moving wrt "A" and if the moving observer shoots a projectile, then we can calculate the velocity of the projectile wrt "A" using the standard equation shown below.
I was thinking what equation would...
1. So, if the universe is closed, there would seem to be no point in talking about monopoles. We could just talk about gigantic magnets?
2. And if the Universe is not closed, presumably one pole could move so far away from us that a light signal couldn't reach us from it (because of the...
1. Wouldn't this mean that there are as many north monopoles as there are south monopoles? In other words they come in pairs?
2. Suppose then there were just two monopoles in the (multi)universe, wouldn't this mean that the field would look identical to that of a (gigantic)...
It was sometime ago so I don't recall the exact video. I did attempt to watch the early Cosmology Lectures by Leonard Susskind so it was probably mentioned in one of those. Sorry, I can't be more specific.
Here are my current thoughts.
Taking down as positive:
For 8Kg weight, where a is the acceleration of the 8Kg:
For 14Kg weight where b is the acceleration of the 14Kg:
For Pulley (since the tension on both sides of the string acts down)...
Oops. Seems I skipped a step! Thanks.
=> (8+14)a= 14g-8g
which gives the correct answer after a bit of algebra.
ONE FURTHER QUESTION
If the down direction is taken as positive, shouldn't these equations be...
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A 14kg mass is attached to one side of a vertical pulley and an 8kg to the other.
The 14kg mass is 5m above the ground. The 8kg is just resting on the ground. The pulley is frictionless and weightless.
Find the velocity of the 14kg mass just before it hits the...