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Negative charge on capacitor, Kirchoff differential equation with step function

I'm solving a differential equation of the form $$200q'+\frac{200}{3}q=3U_o-6U_6+3U_{12}$$ Where $U$ is the Heaviside step function. $q(0)=0 [Coulombs] $ After solving it, I get that at time $t=18$ ...
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Rotational Inertia of Two rods

In the figure, two particles, each with mass $ = 0.82 \text { kg}$ are fastened to each other, and to a rotation axis at $O$, by two thin rods, each with length $d = 5.3 \text { cm}$ and mass $M = 1.0 ...
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Sum of energy from torques of several disks in double rotation [on hold]

Here the study: 2 Layers of red disks turn at $w_1$ clockwise around green axis (center of the image). All red disks are link together with green stems. All red disks turn at $w_2$ anticlockwise ...
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Finding the balance point of a walking stick with a curve (centre of mass) [on hold]

There is a thin walking stick with a straight section of 80cm, and a semicircular handle of diameter 10cm. Let A be the point of the stick which touches the ground (i.e. away from the handle), and B ...
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Finding angular accleration [on hold]

Your car tire is rotating at $3.2\,\,\rm rev/s$ when suddenly you press down hard on the accelerator. After traveling $240\,\,\rm m$ , the tire's rotation has increased to $6.2\,\, \rm rev/s$ . The ...
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Correlator of the harmonic oscillator at finite temperature

The correlator $G_\beta(\tau, \tau')$ of the harmonic oscillator at a finite temperature $\beta$ is given by $$ \DeclareMathOperator{\Tr}{Tr} G_\beta(\tau, \tau') = \frac{1}{Z_\beta}\Tr ...
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Quantum Mechanics in Electric Field

I am working on a problem which looks like this. Consider a charged particle with charge $q$ trapped in a box of length $L$ with finite constant potential $ V_0 $ on both ends. A constant (static) ...
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Capacitance between multiple conductors [on hold]

So, I am having trouble figuring out the capacitance of systems like these( 3 parallel wires) First and third are connected so their potentials are the same, and since their radii are also the same ...
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Negative Feedback [on hold]

In the circuit in figure below the narrow resistor is made of the same material as the thick connecting wires. (a) Sketch a graph of the electric field’s magnitude at different locations. (b) ...
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What happens when ice melts? [on hold]

Case 1: You take x litres of water and cool it to solid ice(say 0 degree) and measure the volume of ice as ...
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Friction Force and Applied Force for Acceleration [on hold]

A person needs to move a 565 N object. The coefficient of static friction for the surface it's sitting on is 0.63. How much force is required to accelerate the object at an initial rate of 0.4 m/s2? ...
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Problem with commutator [on hold]

My area is mathematics; however, told me about a problem that can solve with simple math, it says: Using $[\hat{J_{z}},\hat{O}]$, show that $\langle\alpha,j,m|\hat{O}|\beta,j',m'\rangle$ can be ...
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Principle of electrical machine by vk R mehta complete ebook needed [on hold]

I need the ebook for my exam on Wednesday(expecially dc generator and dc motor chapter)
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Wave displacement with phase difference 180

The variation with distance x along a wave of its displacement d at a particular time. A second wave has the same frequency and speed as the wave shown in Fig. 2.1 but has double the intensity. The ...
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a charged particle path [on hold]

A particle of mass $m$ and charge $e$ enters a homogeneous and stationary electric field $E$ with velocity $v_0$ perpendicular to the direction of the field. Calculate the particle's path? What does ...
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Finding potential energy of a solid hemisphere on top of another solid hemisphere [on hold]

A solid hemisphere with radius $b$ has its flat surface glued to a horizontal table. Another solid hemisphere with radius $a$ rests on top of the hemisphere of radius $b$ so that the curved ...
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2 masses are attached to hanging string and one is released. What is the max height reached by the other?

A spring is in static equilibrium (not moving) with two masses ($m_1$ and $m_2$) attached to the spring. The spring constant is: 22.0 N/m, while $m_1 = 0.16\,kg$, $m_2 = 0.13\, kg$ and mass 1 ...
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Projectile motion, solved with perturbation theory [on hold]

A ball is dropped from rest, the initial height is $h_1$. There is air resistance given by $-mkv$. In the downward motion, the equation of motion can by written as $$\dot v = -g-kv$$ with the y ...
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Finding most/least tension between 5 cars attached to a train [on hold]

I am currently doing Grade 11 physics and I have been troubled by this one question for homework for quite a while. Hopefully most of you will be able to help me out. Question: A 40,000kg train ...
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Calculate the density of this liquid and determine general formula for finding density of a liquid [on hold]

a) A 3.8 kg aluminum ball is found to have an apparent mass of 1.9 kg when completely submerged in a particular liquid. Calculate the density of the liquid. b) Determine a general formula for ...
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Having trouble understanding some stuff about delta functions [on hold]

I was going through one of the examples in Griffith's Quantum book and there was a few things in Example 3.3 that I didn't understand that I was hoping to get some clarification on. For instance, we ...
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Finding the initial velocity of a vertical circular motion [on hold]

A particle P is suspended from a fixed point O by a light inextensible string of length a. When hanging at rest under gravity at A it is given a horizontal velocity u. The particle moves freely ...
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Tangential velocity of a parabola

For an experiment on the parabola motus we decided to calculate the velocity of the object thrown in three phases: When the object leaves the spring that throws it (we solved it using conservation ...
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Batteries connection to get maximum intenisty [on hold]

The question states: There are 72 batteries, each of which has a 1.5V and the internal resistance of each is 1 Ohm. The external resistance is 3.5 Ohm. What is the maximum intensity that we can ...
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The physics behind Balloons lifting objects?

Apologies for the super basic question, but we all have to start somewhere right? Can somebody please explain exactly how you would calculate the number of helium balloons it would take to lift an ...
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How to drive quadrotor moments of inertia

I would like to know how moments of inertia (i.e. around x,y and z axes) of a quadrotor is driven given the total mass and the distance from the origin of the quadrotor to the center of a $i$th ...
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A box up an inclined ramp with a coefficient of friction [on hold]

A 6.25 horsepower motor to pull the boxes a distance of 8.35 meters up a ramp inclined at an angle of 36.2º with respect to horizontal. The boxes have a coefficient of kinetic friction of 0.381 as ...
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Is a double integral required to find the moment of Inertia of a non-uniform sphere?

Consider some ball of given radius $R$, with a mass density function that depends on the radial variable, $\rho=\rho(r)$ where $r$ is the distance from the center of the sphere. What is the moment ...
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What is the force of the wind resistance? [on hold]

A sled of mass 15.0 kg is pulled forward with a force of 35 N. Also a frictional force of 12.2 N acts on the sled. Finally a wind resistance acts on the sled. Over a period of 18.0 s the sled ...
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Two carts connected by spring on frictionless track

I have the following homework problem: Consider two carts of equal mass m on a horizontal, frictionless track. The carts are connected by a single spring of force constant k, but are otherwise ...
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Flea jumping question [on hold]

During takeoff, a flea develops an acceleration of $3m/s^2$. It reaches a max height of 36mm. How long does this acceleration last? Finding the initial velocity was fairly easy, but finding the time ...
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Projectile Aiming [on hold]

I'm having a but of trouble with a game I'm programming. What I have is an enemy who periodically shoots a laser at the player if they're close enough. I've been trying to come up with a way to make ...
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Hooks Law and acceleration [on hold]

A 435 gram sharpened piece of iron rebar into a spring loaded device. It takes a force of 355 Newtons to compress the spring by 27.5 cm. With what speed does the rebar shoot out of the device? ...
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Determine which circuits are parallel and which are in series

I need to find the Equivalent Resistance across A and B. The problem is, I don't know which one's are in series and which ones are in parallel. How do I identify which ones are parallel or series?
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Uniform motion - need help with this problem [on hold]

Body A is moving towards body B (which is moving to A) with speeds v1 (for A) and v2 (for B) on the road s.Body B starts moving after time Δt compared to the body A (so t2 = t1 + Δt).I want to know ...
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These two operators commute…but their eigenvectors aren't all the same. Why?

The Hamiltonian $$H = \left[ \begin{array}{cccc} a & 0 & 0 & -b \\ 0 & 0 & -b & 0\\ 0 & -b & 0 & 0\\ -b & 0 & 0 & -a \end{array} \right] $$ commutes ...
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A flight attendant on a plane - special relativity problem [on hold]

the question goes like this: on a plane, flying at 0.8c which is 100m long (in plane system), at the back of the plane there is a flight attendant moving at 0.55c (relativitly to the plane system). ...
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Determining energy stored in capacitor and inductor in RLC circuit

I've been stuck on the following homework problem for a few hours now with little progress. As you can see, it's a relatively simple RLC circuit with a couple independent sources and a ...
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Question about a spring-mass-damper [on hold]

The following diagram shows the problem I have. The equation I derived using Newton's second law is also shown in the figure. M is the mass of the object the system is attached to and needs to be ...
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What is the mass of the unstable particle? [on hold]

Consider a massive particle at rest. This particle is unstable and decays into three massless particles: the first and the second are moving at right angles to each other and have 100 GeV energy ...
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Calculating the induced emf without knowing the change in magnetic flux [on hold]

A conducting rod of length $\ell$ moves on two horizontal frictionless rails, as in Figure P20.30. A constant force of magnitude 1.00 N moves the bar at a uniform speed of 2.00 m/s through a ...
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How to find the moments of A and B [on hold]

1) A 4.5m beam of weight is 1200N, supported by two points pivots A and B. A is x metres(m). Determine x, given that B is twice A
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Quantum Mechanics: Eigenstates for Quantum operators [on hold]

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Suppose that a state |Ψ> is an eigenstate of operator B, with eigenvalue bi. 2. Relevant equations i. What is the expectation value of ...
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How to compute the normal ordered angular momentum of a Klein-Gordon real scalar in terms of ladder operators?

I'm trying to compute the angular momentum $$Q_i=-2\epsilon_{ijk}\int{d^3x}\,x^kT^{0j}\tag{1}$$ where ...
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Heavy beam suspended by nylon and steel cables, angle problem [on hold]

I'm having trouble with the following simple physics problem: A heavy uniform beam of mass 8000kg and length 2,0m is suspended at one end by a nylon rope of diameter 2,5cm and at the other end by a ...
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Forces exerted on legs of a table

This is actually for a computer science homework problem, but I haven't studied any physics in five years so I'm having a bit of trouble. I'm given a table of three legs with their coordinates and I ...
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Proportionality and units

This might be very easy, but I'm not 100% sure how it's done. Lets say I have this equation: $$R = R_{0} \cdot \left[1 - \frac{P_{0}R_{0}}{GM_{0}\rho_{0}}\right]^{-1},$$ where I know $P_{0}$, ...
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Position operator in QFT

My Professor in QFT did a move which I cannot follow: Given the state $$\hat\phi|0\rangle = \int \frac{d^3p}{(2\pi)^3 2 E_p} a^\dagger_p e^{- i p_\mu x^\mu}|0\rangle,$$ he wanted to show that this ...
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Electric field due to continuous volume charge distribution [duplicate]

Since the Electric field at point (0,0,z) is $$dE = \frac{\rho vdv}{4\pi\epsilon_0R^2}\hat{R}$$ $$\hat{R} = \cos\alpha \hat{z} + \sin\alpha \hat{\rho}$$ where $\hat{R}$ means unit vector $R$. ...
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Find the current/potential difference across each bulb [closed]

I need help solving this problem: Two identical bulbs are connected in parallel to a different source, one with E = 8.0 V and internal resistance 0.8 ohm. Each light bulb has a resistance R = 2.0 ohm ...