What is Specific: Definition and 1000 Discussions

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  1. N

    I A specific case of an exception to Archimedes' Principle?

    First post on this forum, hopefully in the correct category and conforming to forum rules. Will the object in below scenario move upwards, downwards or will it remain stationary? An object is submersed in a container 'A' which contains a fluid 'B' (e.g. water) The trapezium shaped object...
  2. C

    Deriving general specific heat capacity formula

    For this, Dose anybody please know of a better way to derive the formula without having ##c = \frac{\Delta Q}{m \Delta T}## then taking the limit of both sides at ##\Delta T## approaches zero? I thought ##\Delta Q## like ##\Delta W## was not physically meaningful since by definition ##Q## is...
  3. G

    Chemistry How to compute specific surface energy for cubes of varying sizes?

    I got these values but I wanted to make sure I was doing it the correct way a) 0.548 J/g for system of 1 µm cubes b) 9.131 x 10^19 J/g for system of 1 nm cubes c) 273.890 J/g for system of 1 nm radius spheres
  4. O

    I Question on Baryons and Specific Decays

    1) We know in case of beta decay if there is excess of protons or neutrons in the nucleus beta decay take place. Force involved - weak interaction Reason involved - to stabilize, to obtain proton neuton 1:1 ratio in the nucleus. E. g., Beta minus - Carbon 14 transforms into Nitrogen 14 2) Case...
  5. lxhull

    Specific Heat Capacity of a metal bar placed into water

    Previously solved thermal energy gained by water as Eth= 0.15(4180)(17.6) = 11035.2 J Not sure if its relevant
  6. E

    I Confusion about the interpretation of specific volume

    So I'm reading through Cengel's thermodynamics textbook, and came across this solved example: Firstly, pressure in this context I'm assuming is vapour pressure? Since we're dealing with pure substances in this chapter. But what's confusing me is, here's the diagram I have: They've not...
  7. Anyname Really

    Position pointer to specific line in a file

    I would like to read a specific line of a file. Everything I have seen does it by reading the file from the top, ignoring what is read until the line of interest is reached. Is it possible to move the pointer of the reader to the line directly, say by counting the number of line end sequences...
  8. J

    Specific volume and enthelpy of mercury

    I have been away from thermodynamics for a while, and there is a young mechanical engineering student who asked my help in solving the question. For the life of me I am unable to solve this problem and I am at my wit's end. I believe I can solve the problem if some pointers are provided. Also...
  9. BurpHa

    Find angles such that the motion travels a specific distance

    We know the time it takes the water complete the whole parabola is (sin(x) * 6.5 * 2) / 9.8. So I come up with (sin(x) * 6.5 * 2) / 9.8 * cos(x) * 6.5 = 2.5, because the x component of the velocity is the same for the whole time. But I get the results like these: x≈0.30929171+πn,1.26150461+πn...
  10. N

    I Can I send an electromagnetic wave to a specific point?

    Since I'm computer engineer and don't have much experiences with electromagnetism, I'd like to know if it is possible to make an electromagnetic signal (250khz - 500khz) and send it to a point (with an error of maximum 1cm) in a room. If yes which devices do I need to setup my experiment?
  11. B

    Looking for a Specific Kind of Research Study (Neurostimulation)

    I'm doing a master's degree, and I would like to research the long-term effects of neurostimulation on the brain. It would be really helpful if I could find at least one research study that: (1) Performed MRI scans on a cohort of patients, preferably using diffusion MRI. (2) Had this cohort of...
  12. J

    I Calculating the specific heat capacity for the 2D Ising model

    So I'm looking at the book "Equilibrium Statistical physics" by Plischke and Bergersen. I'm doing the calculation of the specific heat of the 2D Ising model. I can't seen to quite get out the same expression as in the book - there are a coupe of minus signs that are different. I don't know if I...
  13. Rlwe

    I Determinant of a specific, symmetric Toeplitz matrix

    Let us define matrix ##\mathbf{B}_n=[b_{ij}]_{n\times n}## as follows $$[b_{ij}]_{n\times n}:=\begin{cases} b_{ij} = \alpha\,,\quad j=i\\ b_{ij}=\beta\,,\quad j=i\pm1\\ b_{ij}=1\,,\quad \text{else}\end{cases}\,,$$ where ##\alpha\,,\beta\in\mathbb{R}## and ##n\geq2##. ##\mathbf{B}_4##, for...
  14. D

    Specific heat in for the Otto cycle

    A class project requires us to model the Otto cycle using ideal gas properties. We are not given the value for qin (specific heat in) and are told to make an intelligent approximation. My approach to this has been to find the calorific value of petrol, multiplying this by the density of petrol...
  15. JD_PM

    Finding specific heat C_p coefficients using NIST

    I am trying to find the specific heat (at constant pressure) ##C_p## coefficients linked to the JANAF model, which basically assumes that ##C_p## is a polynomic function of ##T##, for liquid nitrogen (at ##\approx## 97 K). Before doing that, I am trying to find those for water (at ##\approx##...
  16. shivajikobardan

    MHB What is minimum requirement vs specific requirements to be called in as intelligent agent for any software code piece?

    https://uobrep.openrepository.com/bitstream/handle/10547/223815/ESWA%20agent%20paper%20-v2.pdf;jsessionid=16B243A8F6C1FC1242A75969D18D00B7?sequence=5 here is some information but i am unable to dcode what is minimum requirement vs specific requirements. can you help me a bit in this case?
  17. Hananism

    The distance traveled by a molecule at a specific temperature

    I found this equation: and kB and T are Boltzmann constant and temperature, respectively.
  18. S

    I Essential Math Topics for GR: Semi-Riemannian Geometry (Newman)

    I'm reading the book "Semi-Riemannian Geometry: The Mathematical Langauge of General Relativity" by Newman. There are definitely other questions on math background needed for GR, but my aim is to find which topics from that particular book aren't essential so that self study is more efficient...
  19. C

    Why does a specific temp feel different inside depending on the temp outside?

    If it's 20degrees outside and 68degrees inside it's warm when you come in from the cold. If it's 100degrees outside and 68bdegrees inside if feels cool. 68degrees is constant. Why does it feel different depending on the temp outside?
  20. N

    Why Is My Calculation of Heat Energy Incorrect?

    At first, I tried to calculate the heat energy required by doing this: I realized I should calculate heat energy separately instead of grouping glass and water together so I did this: But the answer is supposed to be 6.29 x 10^4. I don't know how to solve this. Can anyone help please? Thank you
  21. bluesteels

    Confusion about whether to use the specific heat of water or ice

    My thought process of how i do the ice melting part: (note I just ignore the copper/lead part cause I already know how to do that part) Q_ice + Q_melt + Q_liquid so, it 0.018(2100)T+0.16(4190)T+0.018(334*10^3) but on chegg they didn't use 2100 but they just use 4190 instead and I am confused...
  22. Stefan H

    A Solving Laplace's equation in polar coordinates for specific boundary conditions

    Hello everybody, Currently I am doing my master's thesis and I've encountered a physics problem which is very difficult for me to solve. The problem I have is finding equations for the magnetic scalar potential inside and outside a ferromagnetic wire for specific boundary conditions...
  23. user366312

    How can I calculate hydrogen bonds in a specific direction w.r.t. a C-

    I need to calculate H-bonds in a specific direction of a C-alpha atom of a protein. And, I need to calculate that from a PDB file. Can anyone give me a general guideline/direction/idea regarding how to do that? N.B. I need to write a python program.
  24. F

    "Trick" for a specific potential function defined with an integral

    Hello, To first clarify what I want to know : I read the answer proposed from the solution manual and I understand it. What I want to understand is how they came up with the solution, and if there is a way to get better at this. I have to show that, given a vector field ##F## such that ## F ...
  25. Solitron

    Battery - theoretical specific energy

    I want to learn how to calculate maximum theoretical specific energy of various battery combinations consisting of a single metal and single oxidant, like for example Sodium - Sulfur, Potassium - Sulfur or even crazy stuff like Rubiddium - Iodine. I asked this question on stackexchange but I...
  26. newjerseyrunner

    I Creating a function with specific shape, intercepts, integral....

    I'm trying to see if I can calculate the peak draw weight of my bow based on the draw length and the velocity of the arrow and a known shape of a curve, but I'm not quite sure how to make such a function, if there even is such a way. This is the shape of the draw weight plotted against...
  27. Dario56

    I Why Does Molecular Potential Energy Curve Have That Specific Shape?

    Molecular potential energy of hydrogen in dependence with atomic distance for bonding orbital is given by picture below. We can see that at large distances force between atoms is attractive and potential energy drops to minimum which corresponds to bond energy and length. This part of the...
  28. sarahjohn

    Finding Specific Heat of a solid

    I thought it might me a ratio of the atomic masses. 27 / 63.6 = x / 900 x = 382 J/kg-K
  29. korwynkim

    Intro Physics General introductory physics books compared to specific books on each topic

    What exactly is the difference in the way an general physics book (Halliday and Resnick, Young and Freedman) covers topics like mechanics, EM, and thermodynamics, compared to respective books like Kleppner and Kolenkow, Griffiths, and Schroeder, other than the amount of material covered for each...
  30. kyphysics

    Why Age-Related Memory Issues Can Be So Oddly Specific?

    My father has some sort of elderly, age-related cognitive decline and/or disease (possibly dementia or Alzheimer's) that we haven't officially diagnosed yet (beyond his primary care physician simply saying that some cognitive decline is natural with age). One thing that puzzles me is why he...
  31. B

    I How can there be an Uncertain Momentum at a Specific Energy?

    It's been a few years since I failed my physics degree but I still really want to reach an understanding of QM, and I'm currently going through a QM textbook. One thing I cannot understand no matter how much I think about it, is momentum uncertainty. In classical mechanics a specific kinetic...
  32. B

    From weatherstation data to solar irradiation on specific surface

    So, at home I have a weatherstation which measures solar irradiation in the east, south and west in lux. I can read in these measured sensordata. From these measurements, I would like to calculate the solar irradiance on my windows. The solar energy formulas could help me with that. The work of...
  33. E

    I Calculating the Area of an RN Event Horizon with Specific Heat Formula

    By definition ##C = T_H \dfrac{\partial S}{\partial T_H} \bigg{)}_Q## so given ##A=4S## we first need to work out the area of the event horizon. More specifically, let ##\Sigma## be a partial Cauchy surface of constant ##v## in ingoing EF ##(v,r,\theta, \phi)## co-ordinates then ##A## is the...
  34. M

    MHB How to show that T_k is the only polynomial of degree k with the specific properties?

    Hey! :giggle: Let $U\subset \mathbb{R}^n$ be an open set and $f:U\rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ is a $k$-times continusouly differentiable function. Let $x_0\in U$ be fixed. The $k$-th Taylor polynomial of $f$ in $x_0$ is $$T_k(x_1,\ldots ,x_n)=\sum_{m=0}^k\frac{1}{m!}\sum_{i_1=1}^n \ldots...
  35. E

    A query about heat capacity and specific heat capacity

    Homework Statement:: why does heat capacity depend on the mass/size of the object when it's units is J/K , and why is specific heat capacity dependent on the material/substance when it's unit is J/kgK? Relevant Equations:: Q=Cθ Q=mcθ -
  36. E

    Specific heat capacity & heat capacity

    the answer is 1/2 , but when I did the working out, I got 2/1.. so I'm quite confused
  37. A

    Calculating specific heat capacity from entropy

    Hey guys! I'm currently struggling with a specific thermodynamics problem. I'm given the entropy of a system (where ##A## is a constant with fitting physical units): $$S(U,V,N)=A(UVN)^{1/3}$$I'm asked to calculate the specific heat capacity at constant pressure ##C_p## and at constant volume...
  38. WMDhamnekar

    MHB Multiple choices question on specific heats of gases

    Two cylinders A and B fitted with pistons contain equal amounts of an ideal diatomic gas at 300 K. The piston of A is free to move, while that of B is held fixed. The same amount of heat is given to the gas in each cylinder. If the rise in temperature of the gas in A is 30 K, then the rise in...
  39. R

    I Some Specific Questions Regarding Nuclides

    My first question is about the mass distribution plot (43.11). Since fission involves two fragments, you would think that for each point there may be a corresponding point on the other side that is connected by a horizontal line. This is further reinforced by the fact that in the middle of the...
  40. T

    Other Finding academic expertise in specific areas

    I wonder how to find theoretical physics labs which have high level expertise in specific areas. Is there an online DB or "ranking" by area rather than by country? Also looking for HCR in TP. Cheers!
  41. M

    Specific latent heat of fusion of ice question

    a) Ew = EL + Ei mwc(T2-T1) = miL + mic(T2-0) 160 x 4.2 x (30 - 20) = 20L + (20 x 4.2 x 20) L = (6720 - 1680)/20 = 252 J/g b) accounting for 3 gram of melted ice 160 x 4.2 x (30 - 20) = (20 - 3) + (20 x 4.2 x 20)...
  42. M

    MHB Give a basis to get the specific matrix M

    Hey! :giggle: We have the following linear maps \begin{align*}\phi_1:\mathbb{R}^2\rightarrow \mathbb{R}, \ \begin{pmatrix}x\\ y\end{pmatrix} \mapsto \begin{pmatrix}x+y\\ x-y\end{pmatrix} \\ \phi_2:\mathbb{R}^2\rightarrow \mathbb{R}, \ \begin{pmatrix}x\\ y\end{pmatrix} \mapsto...
  43. F

    Calculate a specific boost and rotation

    Let's begin with the first point. a.I) Apply a generic boost in the y-z plane (take advantage of the arbitrariness in deciding the alignment of the y and z axes). \begin{equation*} B_{yz} = \begin{pmatrix} \gamma & 0 & -\gamma v_y & -\gamma v_z \\ 0 & 1 & 0 & 0 \\ -\gamma v_y & 0 &...
  44. cwill53

    Specific Heat Capacity Derivation

    The specific heat capacity at constant volume and the specific heat capacity at constant pressure are intensive properties defined for pure, simple compressible substances as partial derivatives of the functions u(T, v) and h(T, p), respectively, $$c_v=\left ( \frac{\partial u}{\partial T}...
  45. B

    Finding specific weight of unknown fluid in a manometer

    Hey everyone! Here is the problem I have been tackling but did not end up with the correct answer The extra red arrows I have labelled in myself and called these distances h1,h2 and h3. I assumed the pressure to be the same at levels A & B, hence i have established expressions for both of...
  46. N

    What's the car's acceleration at a specific point?

    I did (0.9-0.1)/(1.5-0.5) = 0.8/1 --> 0.8 m/s^2 This doesn't look right to me. Is this actually correct or do I need to solve the problem a different way?
  47. M

    Specific work done by an adiabatic & reversible compressor on air

    Hi, A quick question on a conundrum I seem to have encountered. My main question is: why is it wrong to use the formula above instead of the SFEE approach? My approach: Use the formula: $$ w = \frac{R}{1-n} (T_2 - T_1) $$ From the data book, ## R = 0.287 ## kJ/kg K and ## n = \gamma = 1.4 ##...
  48. Steven Ellet

    Medical How to find a scientist who researches a specific field?

    I have a Hypothesis on one potential cause for allergies and a potential cure based on that hypothesis. Unfortunately I have absolutely no way to test my hypothesis, Is there any way for me to get in contact with people studying that field?
  49. T

    Finding Specific Extrema when grad(F)=constant & Lagrange Gives y=-z/2

    I found that f= x -2yz. To maximize f, I can first inspect the solutions to grad(F)=0. z=y=0 pops out, but I'm not sure what to do with the x-component equaling 1. Do we just include (x,0,0) as a solution? I think the problem wants specifics though, based on what I've seen previously from...