# Read about dissipation | 10 Discussions | Page 1

1. ### A Successive iteration problem in quantum dissipation article

Hey Guys, Trying to figure out how to replicate the following from an article, but can not understand their notations; The main points are: The bounce action can be written as the equation \left( n^2 \Theta^2 + 2\alpha n\Theta -1\right)R_n = 2 \sum_{m=1}^\infty R_{n+m}R_m +...
2. ### I Resistance: Dissipated power in collision model

Hi. A simple model explains resistance in metals with collisions of the electrons with the stationary atomic cores. So I assume more collisions result in a higher resistance? But for the dissipated power we have ##P=U^2/R## , which is large for small resistance. I have difficulties combining...
3. ### Battery driven winch

Homework Statement A standard D cell can supply 10mA at 1.5 volts for about 300 hours. An alkaline D cell can do about the same. Assume - 2 - that the chemistry of the batteries will produce the same amount of energy and will maintain the same EMF regardless of the current drawn from the...
4. ### I The difference between capillary number and Laplace number?

It seems that both the capillary number and the Laplace number represents the relative effect of viscous forces and surface tension. Can anybody explain the difference between them? Thanks a lot. I have attach the Wikipedia- links to these two concepts...
5. ### I The typical and the exceptional in physics

For properly normalized extensive macroscopic properties (and this includes the center of mass operator), there is such a proof in many treatises of statistical mechanics. It is the quantum analogue of the system size expansion for classical stochastic processes. For example, see Theorem 9.3.3...
6. ### Power dissipated by resistor -- Right answer, but need insight

imgur: http://i.imgur.com/9VILpYL.jpg Now, I can easily solve this by applying the formula P_R = \frac{(\Delta V_R)^2}{R} and get all the correct answers. However, the answers feel strange to me intuitively. In the formula above, lowering the resistance increases the power that is dissipated...
7. ### Smoke Rising

Hi all, I have what I believe is a simple physics question. I was burning a sprig of incense in my apartment, and noticed that the smoke was rising from the burning section perfectly straight up into the air for a good meter, and then started to dissipate into the air. I know that a gas will...
8. ### Aluminum structure modifications for use near a very hot fire

I'm building an frame out of solid 5/8 inch thick aluminum square bars. this frame will be around a fire temps close to melting points but there will be insulation in make sure it won't melt. I was thinking about drilling holes in the free space of the aluminum to reduce it's weight and if you...
9. ### Power dissipated by a resistor in combined citcuit

Find the power dissipated by R2 given that V a-b=120 volts, R1=1, R2=3.33, R3=2, and R4=3 I've worked this problem, just want to confirm I worked it correctly. A---------R1-----------*------------------- | |...
10. ### Dissipation function in fluctuation dissipation theory

Hello every: Actually, there are 2 questions. The first one is how to understand the dissipation function used in the fluctuation dissipation theory. I notice that for a dielectric material with a complex dielectric function, this dissipation function will be the imaginary part of the...