This isn't a homework question but if it belongs in another thread please tell me so I can switch it.
I was just wondering if there is an "agreed-upon" speed that an electron would travel in say a vacuum? I understand that one can continue adding energy until the electron reaches very nearly...
If you think of it from the point of view of the kid's hands then there is some motion to the kid. He doesn't just catch it with his hands and they (his hands) stay still, rather they move back a certain distance, albeit a relatively small distance. So yes, the ball does do work on the kid...
displacement = x(final)-x(initial)
s = 0-132
When you used 52 m/s (which was your initial velocity) for your motion equation, you get an initial position.
Did you use a positive acceleration or a negative acceleration? Always remember which way you set up your coordinate system (i.e. down is negative and up is positive.) If you used (-8)m/s for the velocity than we assume down is negative.
"Find the displacement of the ball."
Since you throw the ball straight up and it comes back down to where you initially threw it from, then I believe the displacement should be zero. It would be like running a lap around the track. Sure you have ran a 1/4 of a mile but your total displacement...
Homework Statement
At t=0, a grinding wheel has omega=24.0rad/s, alpha=30.0rad/s^2 until a circuit breaker trips at t=2s. From then on it turns through 432rad as it coasts to a stop at constant alpha.
a) through what total angle did the wheel turn between t=0 and the time it stopped?
b) what...
set bernoulli's equation equal to zero and solve for v. Now since this is an ideal fluid the velocity of fluid flowing through point a, 1.84m, is going to be equal to the velocity of fluid through point b, 0.45m. So you then use the equation for volume flow rate which is
dV/dt= A1v1= A2v2, where...
http://www.intmath.com/
This is an excellent site for what you're looking for...just scroll down to "Higher Calculus" and you should see "Fourier Series."
"No, we will not just skip checking posts"
You misunderstood me here, I was referring to the smug comments that could be done without. You said you saw the thread and just decided to not enter it. Everyone who feels there time will be wasted shouldn't enter it, but you must remember that there...
"I think that there is a "Banned Topics" list someplace here, with explanations for why they are banned as non-useful topics. Maybe we need to work more at expanding that list as a FAQ for newbie posters..."
perhaps..or create a section where hypotheticals can be freely asked...
All I'm trying to get at is that it should be fine to talk about almost anything as long as it is in the correct thread of course. You said:"Boy, that's an unproductive thread. Not a possibility from the get-go, so why waste time on it instead of on something real and potentially productive."...
What you call "uptight" is what 200,000 people call "quality control".
Quality control is one thing but what upset me was a post I read about what it would be like to be light, hypothetically of course. The main antagonist, i.e. one of the moderators, couldn't seem to open up his mind and...
why lock the thread? are you guys afraid to hear peoples' opinions on how you choose to run things? I think you should hear what some of us have to say...after all this is the feedback section...geez
Guidelines on Language and Attitude:
Foul or hostile language will not be tolerated on Physics...
to the people who operate this website...
i've browsed through so many posts that are simply hypothetical or simple thoughts intended to spark others' imaginations. And within these posts I see so many PF Contributors and whatnot getting their panties in wad over questions they feel aren't...
Homework Statement
\int sin(2x)dx
Homework Equations
I know the integral of sin(x)dx = -cos(x) + C
The Attempt at a Solution
What I did was to say that the integral is -cos(2x) +C, which isn't the correct answer...I should have gotten -1/2(cos(2x)) +C. I can see that this is the correct...
ds^{2} = -c^{2}(1 - \frac{2Gm}{c^{2}r})dt^{2} + (1 - \frac{2Gm}{c^{2}r})^{-1} dr^{2} + r^{2}d\Omega^{2}
This equation was posted on a different website and the O.P said:"Applying variational principles to that metric describes a black hole!"
I was wondering if anyone could explain it a...
I believe it has something to do with how a capacitor only stores electrons. A capacitor works via the use of two plates; one hooked up to the positive terminal of say a battery and the other to the negative end. The electrons become stored in the plate attached to the negative terminal of the...
I understand how directions work. Of course we wouldn't say that. I'm ultimately getting at how east and west (and even north and south) are just constructs of the human mind. In particular, east and west were created to compensate for the way in which the sun seems to rise and set. What I want...
Ok I'll give into it not being time travel :approve:, but what about the directions? Is it safe to assume that east and west are just illusions of Earth's rotation?
For someone flying in say a SR-71 which holds an absolute speed record of 1,905.81 knots (2,193.2 mph; 3,529.6 km/h); if they flew long enough in the direction opposite of the Earth's rotation from somewhere like NC(35° 38' 27" N / 79° 50' 35" W) would they be traveling backwards in time?
Or...
Sunset-Sunrise reversal?
If you got in your airplane an hour after the sun has already set, say in North Carolina, and traveled west towards California, would you end up seeing the sun rise in the west and eventually (if you could travel fast enough and head towards China) see the sun set in...
Light consists of packets of energy called photons which are massless particles, so the short answer would be no. However, it really depends on what kind of mass we're talking about. According to E=mc^2 mass and energy are the same thing, and since light has energy, it should have a mass. But...
The voltage of the battery and the current times the resistance are equal. Voltage as pressure in a water tank is the example that comes to mind. Think of it as the pressure in the water tank doesn't go anywhere (it is the h2o that moves because of the pressure) but it just kind of dissipates in...
Homework Statement
A 20.0-kg crate slides down an inclined plane that is 3.00-m high and 20.0-m long. If friction is negligible, what is the speed of the crate when it reaches the bottom of the plane?
Homework Equations
W= F*D
K= 1/2 m*(v^2)
The Attempt at a Solution
They don't...
Say if we had the gun at a distance A from the slit, and the slit a distance B from the plate and we ran the experiment to obtain our first pattern. We then proceed to run the experiment again with both A and B increased by a particular factor.
I guess my real question then, is whether or not...