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Why are log scales so common?

I am currently reading a very nice book on scales in physics. There is a discussion on the different physical scales which are based on the effect of the corresponding phenomena, the given examples ...
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Do Physics concepts build on top of other concepts?

I am taking a calculus based physics class and I am struggling. I am wondering if I do not understand some concepts, will I be unable to understand future concepts introduced in the same class? In ...
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Scales and Hooke's Law

Bob weighs $B$ kg and when he steps on a scale, the spring inside gets compressed by $c$ meters. Assuming the scale obeys Hooke's Law, if Alice weights $A$ kg, how much work is done compressing the ...
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Chemical potential and origin of pressure in a solid

Pressure of a gas is related to the rate of change of momentum of the particles; the temperature is the mean kinetic energy of the particles. Can the chemical potential be given a similar physical ...