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Search for a word string - how to.

  1. Sep 15, 2008 #1

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    Search for a word string -- how to.

    I have forgotten how to search for a string of words here using advanced search, e.g. 'Newton's laws" or "electrostatic potential". Could someone please remind me?
     
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  3. Sep 15, 2008 #2

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  4. Sep 15, 2008 #3

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    Re: Search for a word string -- how to.

    It seems strange that there is no local way of doing it, like enclosing it in quotes as in Google, or using some other operator, in our own search page. The worst thing is that I can't search for stuff from only one year ago, say. But thanks for the very prompt reply.

    Did I mention that your avatar looks more and more like my Principal in school? Well, OK (gulp), I'll do it the way you say, sure, just let me go...:uhh:
     
  5. Sep 15, 2008 #4
    Re: Search for a word string -- how to.

    Contributors can use boolean searching
     
  6. Sep 15, 2008 #5

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    Re: Search for a word string -- how to.

    Did you have that guy in "South Park", too? Someone commented a while back that it looks like Mr. Hanky. :rofl:
     
  7. Sep 16, 2008 #6

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    Oh no, not Hanky, then I could have flushed him down. You are the generic School Principal, but he never 'rofl'-ed like you. I'm not so scared any more. :cool:

    It would be helpful to know exactly what is the boolean operator for searching for a complete phrase.

    From post #5, by Greg, in https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?p=1537951#post1537951,

    "Only staff, contributors, HWHs and SAs can use boolean searching. You could would then either use "Laplace Transform" or Laplace AND Transform."

    Giving the double quotes or parentheses results in OR, and the AND is not what I was looking for. What will give exactly Laplace Transform and nothing else?
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    [(EDIT) I was viewing a saved page...]

    On a slightly different note, will the beloved "Forum Jump" ever come back?
     
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2008
  8. Sep 16, 2008 #7
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    The quotes is phrase searching and it requires boolean permissions. Forum Jump may return sometime in the future.
     
  9. Sep 16, 2008 #8

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    Re: Search for a word string -- how to.

    The following is the result of "Laplace Transform", within quotes, in advanced search. What am I missing?

    ===================================================
    vBulletin Message

    The search term you specified ("Laplace*Transform") is under the minimum word length (2) and therefore will not be found. Please make this term longer.

    If this term contains a wildcard, please make this term more specific.
    ===================================================
     
  10. Sep 16, 2008 #9
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    fixed, try again
     
  11. Sep 16, 2008 #10

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    You the man!
     
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