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Elongation of a beam [on hold]

I am trying to figure out the following question while I am studying for an exam that I have tomorrow. Given is a hanging aluminium beam with a cross section $A = 100 mm^2, \rho = 2780 kg/m^3, E = 72 ...
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What metals much harder than steel can be met in real life? Like pins in clothes security tags [closed]

Once I bought a piece of clothes and forgot to remove magnetic tag in the store. I found, that it consists of two disks, connected with thin pin (of some metal). I was sure it is possible to break ...
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Breaking two ropes. What can be said about the tensions?

This is a theoretical problem. Suppose we have two ropes of the same material and diameter, but differing in length. We excert force on both ropes until they break. Let rope A be the longer one. What ...
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What Material for reflective surface of a solar grill/barbecue? [closed]

I have been planning on building a solar grill for quite a time now, and the one problem, which is also the biggest - I need to shape a mirror into a paraboloid, so it bundles solar energy ...
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How do I determine $\phi$ in a hollow circular cross section using torsion equivalence?

I know that the maximum shear stress $$\tau = \frac{T}{J}\rho$$ where $\rho$ is the radial distance from the center of the cross section. I have also determined the torsional constant $J$, which is ...
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How does air escape from a pneumatic tire?

Obviously, it is caused by the difference in pressure between the inside of the tire and its surrounding environment; but how specifically is the air escaping?
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4 element super conductor without oxygen and iron

I am trying to find a list with super conductors. In particular I am searching for a superconductor, that consists of 4 elements none of which is Oxygen. The reason I rejected Oxygen, is because(from ...
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Electrons of conductors Free? [duplicate]

Are electrons of any conductor really free ? I mean are they always already moving or do they move only when electrostatic field of some sort is applied across them. I suppose if they were always ...
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Why can we skate on ice? [duplicate]

I have known the reason why skate can slide over ice is that water's melting curve in terms of pressure and temperature has a negative slope. If the pressure due to our mass increases sufficiently ...
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How long will it take to temperatures of two solids to become equal?

If I have two solids with commmon area where they are touching each other, is there any way for calculating the time it will take to them to become equal? For example, I have two blocks of different ...
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Does the material of the slits affect the pattern of the electrons in the double-slit experiment?

The question comes from thinking about the way how electrons act on the slits. Do material of the slits affect electrons motion? Assume the radius or length of the slits are set in this case.
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How can counting the number of cracks in glass tell you about the speed of impact? [closed]

A recent article, Counting cracks in glass gives speed of projectile (Andrew Grant, Science News, May 1 2013) indicates that the number of cracks in a broken glass can tell you information about the ...
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Glass properties

This is a question about the properties and strength of glass. I know that glass is an amorphous solid but I am not sure if that is relevant to my question. My question is that if there's no physical ...
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Blocking an IR camera [closed]

What kind of material would be best to block an IR camera? Would Silicon work? (e.g the Silicon typically used in iPhone cases) Rather than covering the object/subject, I'm interested in fully ...
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Abacus about the thermal expansion of copper

I am currently working on the measurement of the coefficient of thermal expansion of copper. In order to compare my experimental results with theory or experiments made by others, I am looking for ...
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X-Ray transparent material [duplicate]

I am looking for a material which is fully transparent to X-rays. In addition, it should be solid enough to serve as a substrate on which I will deposit some biomolecules.
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Reflectance and Absorption properties of X-rays

Are there any materials that are mostly "transparent" to x-rays? Such as glass would be to the visible spectrum? What about materials or surfaces that reflect x-rays? Does most metal reflect x-rays? ...
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Where can I find a complete list of metamaterials up to today?

Where might I find a list of all the metamaterials up-to-date?
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Is there a Transparent, Non-Magnetic Conductor?

I am looking for a transparent (visual wavelength: 390 to 750 nm), non-magnetic (not attracted by a magnet) electrical conductor that could be used for a physics demonstration. Is there such a ...