Cavity Definition and 17 Discussions

A body cavity is any space or compartment, or potential space in the animal body. Cavities accommodate organs and other structures; cavities as potential spaces contain fluid.
The two largest human body cavities are the ventral body cavity, and the dorsal body cavity. In the dorsal body cavity the brain and spinal cord are located.
The membranes that surround the central nervous system organs (the brain and the spinal cord, in the cranial and spinal cavities are the three meninges. The differently lined spaces contain different types of fluid. In the meninges for example the fluid is cerebrospinal fluid; in the abdominal cavity the fluid contained in the peritoneum is a serous fluid.
In amniotes and some invertebrates the peritoneum lines their largest body cavity called the coelom.

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  1. FEAnalyst

    Triangular cavity thermal radiation simulation

    Hi, I'm trying to solve a problem involving radiation in a triangular cavity: As you can see, lengths and emissivities of all surfaces are given. For two of them, the heat flux is known and the temperature has to be found while for the remaining surface it's the other way around. I have the...
  2. G

    Confusion on the distribution of charge

    The charges are q1,q2 & q. P,Q,O1,O2 refer to positions only. This is a conducting sphere with cavities containing charges. I'm interested in knowing how the charge should be distributed in the sphere. I know the charges induced on the charges of the sphere should be equal and opposite to the...
  3. Danny Boy

    A Query about an article on quantum synchronization

    I am currently studying this paper on quantum synchronization. The first page gives an introduction to synchronization and the basic setup of the ensembles in the cavity. My query is on the second page where the following statements are made. Can anyone see why the implication is that all...
  4. Danny Boy

    Quantum synchronization in a cavity

    I am currently studying quantum synchronization. I am reviewing a which describes quantum synchronization of two ensembles in a cavity. As such, I have a query regarding a cavity physics related...
  5. T

    Wavelength of a laser within an optical cavity

    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known date Homework Equations $$\delta v=\frac{c}{2nL} \:[1]$$ $$N=\frac{\Delta v}{\delta v}=\frac{2nL\Delta v}{c} \:[2]$$ The Attempt at a Solution I am having trouble with question 5, but have come to realize I think my cavity length is...
  6. Domenico94

    I How does a fluid behave inside of a spherical cavity?

    Suppose you have a spherical cavity, with a flow of a fluid ( in particular water), entering it from one side. What will happen to this flow? Will it create turbulences? Will speed increase? Will eventual waves entering the cavity be reflected, so creating waves with bigger amplitude? Suppose...
  7. H

    Number of Photons inside a Laser Cavity

    << Mentor Note -- thread moved from the technical forums, so no Homework Help Template is shown >> Let's say you have a laser cavity with two mirrors at either end, one is considered 100% reflective, the other 99.9%, so that a wave beam is emitted through this lower reflectivity mirror. I know...
  8. kal

    I Trouble understanding the idea of a cavity radiator being a Black Body

    I have been trying to understand the role of a cavity as a black body radiator in the derivation of planks black body radiation law but it has left me with 5 main questions: 1. If an object is a perfect absorber it must also be a perfect emitter, meaning that (allowing for a cavity not being a...
  9. F

    A Rajlich's Hypothesis - Ultrasonic Cavitation

    'Rajlich's Hypothesis is a physical hypothesis with a significance for geology. There exist macroscopic white lamellae inside quartz and other minerals in the Bohemian Massif and even at another places in whole of the world like wavefronts generated by a meteorite impact according to the...
  10. Tspirit

    How to deduce the solution of normal modes of a cavity?

    Homework Statement In the book "Quantum Optics" written by Scully and Zubairy, there is an equation (1.1.5). The equation is presented directly and not explained how to be deduced. The content is as follows. Homework Equations The Attempt at a Solution I know the solution should have the form...
  11. M

    I Probability of one-photon loss from a cavity

    Why is the probability of one-photon loss from a cavity in the time interval ##[t, t+\delta t]## is: ##\kappa \delta t\langle \psi(t)| \hat{a}^{\dagger}\hat{a} |\psi(t)\rangle## where ##\kappa## is the decay rate. It looks like the Fermi Golden rule but it's not exactly it.
  12. K

    B Layers in a Resonant Cavity?

    I want to build a Resonant Cavity to play with frequencies around 100-700 mhz. I'd like to try different shapes, so I was thinking in using a cheap malleable material like aluminum foil. Questions: - I think one layer of aluminum foil might be too thin.. If I paste a couple of layers will do...
  13. W

    Spherical cavity

    hello, I am studying spontaneous decay of an atom in spherical cavity - but I am not getting any good book on that can anyone help me in this regard. thanks wasi
  14. C

    Wavelength/Frequency inside a cavity I've been doing some reading and I came across a mathematical step that is confusing me. Could someone explain to me how they get from equation 3.45 to equation 3.46 in the link that I have posted...
  15. S

    What a different single-mode-cavity and 'single'-mode-cavity?

    Hi, I'm Sungdae studying in Korea. In common, making a energy state in the photonic energy gap. but i don't know exactly what a different single-mode-cavity and 'single'-mode-cavity? Thanks
  16. Domenico94

    Electric field outside of a cavity

    Homework Statement Hi everyone. I m just studying capacitors but I have problems with gauss law. In one exercise it says that we have a sphere(cavity) of radius r, with a charge q placed inside the sphere of it. Wie have to find the electric field inside and outside sphere. The solution says...
  17. C

    Given Ez, with Bz = 0, how to find other components?

    Hey there, I have a quick question, and it can be answered with a reference to a book chapter of article. If I'm given the z component of the electric field inside a resonant cavity, and furthermore, if it's set that Bz = 0, how do I determine the other components for both E and B?