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Electric field outside a sphere

The sphere $K\subseteq R^3$ with radius $R$ has a homogeneous charge density $\rho$. Find the electric field E, produced by K outside of, meaning, find the integral ...
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What does this equation mean?

So I have just entered 11th grade and started limits on my own but my Physics textbook has an equation which I don't understand, I suspect it uses integration which I haven't learned yet. So can ...
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What is the fraction of the incident intensity passing through polarized sheets?

Unpolarized light is incident on a set of three polarizing sheets as shown in the figure at right. The polarizing directions of the sheets make angles 10°, 55° and 85° to the vertical. What fraction ...
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Would any interference maxima be missing in the double slit experiment?

An aperture in the form of a narrow slit of 0.9mm wide forms a diffraction pattern on a screen placed 6.0 meters away when illuminated with light of wavelength 600 nm; would any of the interference ...
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Amplitude of electric field produced by satellite dish

A telecommunications satellite is in geostationary orbit and it has a 1 m transmitting dish optimised for coverage of Europe. If the output power from this dish is 100 W, very roughly estimate the ...
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Relation of current with frequency and voltage

I tried to solve a numerical problem but I got stuck and I think it very necessary I will drwa certain basic conclusions when I would found its solution. The question is: An incandescent lamp ...
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Derivation of impedance matching formula

When matching impedances with a quarter wavelength coupler, how do I derive that its impedance has to be $$ Z_2=\sqrt{Z_1 Z_3} $$ where $Z_1,Z_3$ are the impedances of the adjacent materials?
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Calculating work needed to move a charge between plates of an uncharged capacitor

My first guess was zero work because there's no electric field(I think). E.g. a parallel-plate capacitor $4.9 cm$ on a side, spaced $1.0mm$. The work needed to move $6.8\mu C$ seems to be $1.1J$ And ...
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Finding the initial velocity of projectile

What is the formula for calculating initial velocity of projectile using the conservation of energy given the mass, height, angle ?
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Are $Q1$ and $Q2$ attracted or repelled to the sphere shown in the figure below? [on hold]

Can you tell from the image below if Q1 and Q2 are attracted or repelled. Will Q2 only be attracted to the sphere if Q2 is enough bigger than Q1? Will the positive charge inside the shell attract ...
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Find direction and magnitude of net electrostatic force on a point charge

Question: Find the direction and magnitude of the net electrostatic force exerted on the point charge $q_2$. Let $q = +2.4μC$ and $d = 33cm$. What I tried: I used the formula $F = kq_1q_2/d^2$ to ...
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Conservation of angular momentum - exercise

A sphere of mass $M$ is rotating with constant $w_0$ regarding the axis that intersects the north and south pole of the sphere. A bug of mass $m$ sits on the north pole and starts to walk along a ...
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Resistors in series [on hold]

Let $P$ be the equivalent power of three resistors of powers $P1$, $P2$, and $P3$, and let $I$ be the current flowing through the circuit. We know that voltage is $V = v1 +v2 + v3$ and: $$V = PI\\ ...
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Non zero accetion, varying speed

Can an object have non zero acceleration without having varying speed? How? Can you explain with an example please.?
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Max speed of a turning disk for an object to stay at rest

A coin is at rest relative to a disk moving with a angular speed of w: The coin weighs 0.010 kg The distance of the coin to the center of the disk is of 0.20 m The static friction is of 0.45N ...
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Finding the magnetic field [on hold]

A mechanical pendulum is made of a metal rod, one end of which is attached to a string. The mass of the rod is $m$ and the string length is $l$. The oscillation period of the thus obtained pendulum ...
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Initial current, RC Circuit

The task goes like this: The voltage between the points A and B, in the circuit diagram below, is 100 V. What's the initial current through the resistor when we close the switch S? (Other components - ...
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Finding displacement of spring [on hold]

Q) A block lies on a horizontal frictionless surface, and the spring constant is $50\,\mathrm{N/m}$. Initially, the spring is at its relaxed length and the block is stationary at position $x=0$. ...
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The minimum force required to lift a triangular prism

If I have an isosceles triangular prism of mass m with the angle at the top being $2\theta$ I want to work out the minimum force I would need to apply to the upper faces to lift the prism. Lets say ...
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Solving the Three-body problem numerically

I want to create a program in $Mathematica$ that solves numerically the Three-body problem by Euler-Lagrange's equations. I was searching some methods to sucessfully do it. So I found a way to solve ...
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Magnetic field size from electric field [on hold]

An electric charge oscillates about the origin along the y axis. A distant observer is located at a point on the +z axis. You observe the wave from a given location and find that at a given ...
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Derivation of $v=u+at$

I read the derivation of $v=u+at$ using integration. The steps are as follows - $$\frac{dv}{dt}=a dt$$ $$dv=adt$$ $$\int dv=\int a dt$$ $$\int dv=a\int dt$$ $$v=at+c$$ My questions are as follows - ...
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How much is time slowed down inside a planet or star?

An answer to What would be the rate of acceleration from gravity in a hollow sphere? states "that according to General Relativity time passes more slowly inside a hollow massive sphere than it does ...
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Potential difference inside charge distributions

Always when I think about potential difference inside a symmetrical charge distribution, I think of it being equal to zero because it's dependent on the field and I imagine the directions of each of ...
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Is Marshmallow solid or liquid?

A marshmallow is a sugar candy that, in its modern form, typically consists of sugar, whipped to a spongy consistency, molded into small cylindrical pieces, and coated with corn starch. Link ...
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Electrostatics question cbse 2015 [on hold]

''The outward electric Flux due to charge +Q is independent of the shape and size of the surface which encloses it.'' Give two reasons to justify this statement.
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Question on heat

Is this statement correct? The oxygen and nitrogen molecules in a box has equal average kinetic energy but the oxygen molecules are faster. I am not sure because I thought oxygen molecules should move ...
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Sliding ladder kinetic energy in generalised coordinates [on hold]

This is a problem from Hand and Finchs' Analytical Mechanics, in a chapter looking at holonomic constraints and generalised coordinates in Lagrangian Mechanics. A ladder of length $L$ and mass $M$ ...
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Proof of definitions of scalar product [on hold]

I am looking a problem (no 1.7) from the first chapter of book classical mechanics by John Taylor. I have spent so much time but can't find solution how to relate the definition of scalar product. ...
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Two isobars they differ in binding energy, will they differ in radius as well?

It is a problem from introduction to nuclear physics- by krane, chapter: nuclear properties, problem 7. It goes like this: From the known masses of $_{~~8} ^{15}\rm O$ and $_{~~7}^{15}\rm N$, compute ...
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Find distance vs. time for a space ship moving through cloud of dust of uniform density [on hold]

Here's a problem: We have a cylindrical spaceship with cross-sectional area $A$ moves through a stationary cloud of dust of uniform density $\rho$. Initially the ship has some speed $v_0$ and some ...
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Magnetic field due to long current carrying conductor at a point near its end [duplicate]

How can one show that the magnetic field due to an infinite long current carrying conductor (length a) at a point near its end is given by $$B = \frac{\mu_0I}{4\pi a}$$ using Ampere's Circuital ...
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Time for two relativistic objects to meet

How do you prove that the time for two objects traveling towards each other at relativistic velocities is still d/(v1+v2). Answer seems to have something to do with velocity addition but I'm ...
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3 point masses;circumference [duplicate]

3 gravitating mass points of mass m are on the circumference of a circle with the same distance r to each other. At $t=t_0$ one lets go of the mass points and each of them moves within the ...
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Dirac field creation and annihilation operators [on hold]

i have to prove the following equations. Can someone give me a hint please?
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Changing the melting point of ice

Myself and a friend have been stuck on this problem for a while now. We know that we should end up with an answer of $-0.007K$ however, cannot get to this solution. Help with the method we should use ...
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Can't derive FRW Christoffel symbol

I'm trying to confirm that the $\Gamma^1_{01}$ Christoffel symbol of the FRW metric is $\dot{a}/a$. I have the FRW metric: $$ds^2=-dt^2+a(t)^2\left[\frac{dr^2}{1-kr^2}+r^2(d\theta^2+\sin^2\theta\ ...
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Yaw angle calculation for a two-wheeled inverted pendulum

[Sorry, if this is a basic question. I'm a software engineer, learning mechanical engineering concepts by trying to build a self-balancing robot] I'm unable to understand the yaw angle equation: ...
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Two charged rods placed along the x and y axis respectively [on hold]

Two charged rods of equal length $L$, $OA$ and $OB$, are placed along the $x$ and $y$ axis, respectively, $O$ being the origin. The rod $OA$ has a charge $+Q$ while the rod $OB$ has a charge $-4Q$. ...
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What does this problem about lenses really want? [on hold]

This is the problem: The distance between the lens of a simple remote camera (means it's not used to take pictures of close things) and the film is 40mm. how much should we move the lens to get ...
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A solid non-conducting sphere of radius $R$ carries a non uniform charge distribution [on hold]

A solid non-conducting sphere of radius $R$ carries a non uniform charge distribution with charge density $ ρ = k r/R$, where $k$ is a constant and $r$ is the distance from the center. Show ...
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A charge $Q$ is placed at a distance $a/2$ above the center of a horizontal square surface of edge $a$ [on hold]

A charge $Q$ is placed at $a$ distance $a/2$ above the center of a horizontal square surface of edge $a$, while a second charge $Q$ is placed below one of the vertices of square. Find the flux of ...
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Mechanical energy? [on hold]

A particle of mass $2\,\mathrm{kg}$ is attached to one end of a model spring that is hanging vertically from a fixed point O. The spring has stiffness $4$ and natural length $1\,\mathrm{m}$. ...
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Potential (which only depends on the length of a position vector) [on hold]

a) A potential $U$ only depends on the length $r=|\vec{r}|$ of the position vector $r$. Show that $$\vec{\nabla}U(r)=U'(r)\frac{\vec{r}}{r}. $$ What properties does this vector field have? ...
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Gravitating masses on a circumference [on hold]

3 gravitating mass points of mass m are on the circumference of a circle with the same distance r to each other. At $t=t_0$ one lets go of the mass points and each of them moves within the ...
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Velocity of a car in circular circuit

Prior apology for any violation of rules and regulation and poor expression of question. Statement: A racing car moves along a circular circuit with a constant speed of $20\text{ms}^{-1}$ in 5 ...
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How do I calculate the energy flux for this toroid?

My question is how do i calculate the total energy flux through the walls of the torus in this situation? The Poynting flux is given by $\vec{N} = \frac{1}{\mu} ( \vec{E} \times \vec{B})$ but the ...
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How can we prove that electric field originate from and terminate on charge using Gauss Law?

We already know that electric field originate and terminate on charge only and they doesn't make any closed path. But is it possible to prove this statement using Gauss Law ? If yes then how ?
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String wrapping around a motionless cylinder

A particle is connected to the end of a thin, weightless string, which has its other end connected to the cylinder, in such a way that motion of the particle causes the string to wrap around the ...
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Parallel-plate capacitor working voltage $V={Qd\over{\epsilon_0 A}}$ relationship with plates' distance

I don't understand why the working voltage of a capacitor increases with the plates' distance. Suppose we have 2 capacitors in series where $C_1=12,0\mu F$ and $C_2=4,0\mu F$. The voltage over both ...