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Components of gravity in an inclined plane

The reason the block accelerates down the inclined plane is that the resultant of $N$ and $mg$ acts down the incline. However, why is the force causing the block to accelerate down the incline often ...
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Why does a ball eventually stop?

I was wondering, if the force of friction with the ground does not make any work on the ball and just give it the necessary torque to rotate (hence the consideration of static friction coefficient in ...
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Dark energy and magnetic field

I have learned that a photon creates it's own magnetic field. Arno Penzias & Robert Wilson discovered the background radiation from the Big Bang. Could this also be the time of the creation of ...
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What do the batteries actually do to the electrons?

I am plagued by this simple question that what force exactly causes the motion of an electron in the middle of a lattice of electrons of a wire? a. Is it an electric field created inside a wire due to ...
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Rotation operation on spin-1/2 particles

How does rotation operators work on a particle? What does it do on the particle conceptually? Also does particles spin on its axis?
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Unified Theories

How can a unified theories help us? Like after unifying electromagnetic and gravitational forces will there be some ease on how we study forces? PS: This is my first SE post.
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What will happen to a man if he hangs from the power cable of train using one hand and secondly using two hands?

If a man holds and hangs from the power cable of trains with one hand, will he be alive or will he die if he holds and hangs from the electric wire using two hands without touching the ground ? I ...
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Maximum uncertainty in position of ground state in infinite square well

Could somebody please explain to me this statement: "In a square box of total width L we have L/2>Δx, with the value L/2 arising in the limit in which the wavefunction would peak symmetrically ...
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Solve for emf in the circuit

The ammeter is the circuit reads 2.0 A. What is the unknown emf?
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Where is the net electric field 0?

A positive charge +3Q is separated by a distance, d, from a negative charge -Q. What is the closest distance in which the net electric field is zero.
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Creasing of a material at the molecular level

What exactly happens when a material (particularly paper or even cloth or a metal) is folded to form a crease? Why is it that a creased material tends to retain form, while a lightly folded one, ...
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S-matrix and derivative interaction

I just read in some lecture notes that formally we can write the S Matrix as: $$S=T(e^{-\int_{-\infty}^{+\infty} H_{int}dt}) $$ Where $T$ is the normal product and $H_{int}$ is in the interaction ...
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what is the effect of temperature on the resistance of a photoconductor?

As we know, for a photo conductor resistance tends to decrease with increase in irradiance, but with greater irradiance comes greater temperature. Also we know, photo conductors are ...
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Why do some people support more electricity than others?

There is a game where people hold by their hands and two of them touch the electrodes of a shock box, then an electric current flows through them. I understand that since they are all making a single ...
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Question on weightlessness

An astronaut in an artificial satellite of the earth feels weightlessness. Do they feel weightlessness on the moon too? Why? An astronaut in all artificial satellite feels weightlessness due to the ...
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Based on newtons third law

If an elephant can apply 250N force and a rabbit can apply 25N force , and if they are pulling each other , then elephant will pull with 250N force and according to newtons third law the rabbit should ...
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Stokes-Einstein Relationship to find time taken to diffuse $x$ distance?

A molecule has a diffusion coefficient of 0.5 × 10-9 m2s-1. Calculate how long it would take on average for the molecule to diffuse 10 µm. So I have the above ...
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Meaning of Hamiltonian between two different states

If we have states $\left | 1 \right>$ and $\left | 2 \right>$, and the Hamiltonian operator $\hat{H}$, what is the meaning of the expression $$\left< 1 \right | \hat{H} \left | 2 \right ...
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2-D Ising model temperature of equilibrium

I have simulated 2-D Ising model in C#, but my scatter plot for magnetization versus temperature is an decreasing line (you know that the correct plot decreases quickly in a temperature near 2.3). ...
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To find the eigen energy from the relation magnetic field [on hold]

How to find the eigen-energy from this picture. I get $E_i=(n+1/2)\hbar\omega$, but I'm not sure I am using the correct way
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How does negative power lead to amplification?

I am currently investigating semiconductor superlattices and I am analyzing the negative differential velocity (NDV) after a certain limit. I understand how NDV leads to negative power, but I am ...
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Force Of Attraction between 2 rings

We have 2 rings of say equal radii (for simplicity) separated by a distance d. I ring carries +q charge and the other -q. I wish to compute the electrostatic force of attraction between these. Is it ...
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Thermal Capacity

An electrical heating coil of power $P$ is used to transfer thermal energy to a body of mass $m$. In a time $t$ the body changes temperature by $\Delta T$ . What is the thermal capacity of the body?
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Purity of reduced density matrix relation to concurrence

Given the quantum state: $$ |\psi\rangle=\alpha|0\rangle+\beta|1\rangle $$ If I perform the operation: I am pretty sure that the state after the CNOT operation: ...
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Bremsstrahlung in body tissue

As far as I know, the intensity of the produced radiation from bremsstrahlung is proportional to: $$I \propto \frac{Z^2}{m^2},$$ where $Z$ is the atomic number, and $m$ is the mass of the particle. ...
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Construct recurrence relation for the temporal evolution of a Master equation

Say that we have a system evolving over discrete timesteps. The quantity we are interested is X and is given by a distribution $P_X$. This distribution is evolving temporally, and we have a ...
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Which formula for the de Broglie wavelength of an electron is correct?

So, I have my exams in physics in a week, and upon reviewing I was confused by the explanation of de Broglie wavelength of electrons in my book. Firstly, they stated that the equation was: $\lambda = ...
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Determining Flight time Including Burst Time and Landing Time [on hold]

I really need your help, I am having a hard time to determine overall possible flight time on my High Altitude Balloon. I am part of a project and if you want I'll give credentials for the help. And ...
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Bent capillary tube

What would happen if I bend a capillary tube and use it as shown in figure? 1.Will the water(or any other adhesive liquid) level remain same as before bending? 2.or it will come up till end? 3.Or ...
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Constructing a POVM to “almost distinguish” $m$ quantum states. What if they're linearly dependent?

I've come across this problem in Nielsen & Chuang's Quantum Information book (problem 2.64) Suppose Bob is given a quantum state chosen from a set $|ψ_1 \rangle, . . . , |ψ_m\rangle$ of linearly ...
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Does density of air decrease or increase with altitude and relation of this with temperature?

I think the air density decrease as due to gravity more air woul be near the earth but as the hot air raises up doesn't it have momentarily increased the density at height (like in up troposphere) ...
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Net force of a falling down people by Resolution of Force. [on hold]

From the picture, I want to calculate the Force (F) when people fall down. I searched the internet, but I have no findings. Given that Mass (M) = 75 kg, Gravitational force (G) = 9.81 N. How can I ...
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Explain quality factor and bandwidth [duplicate]

Can anyone explain concept of quality factor and bandwidth with a mechanical example?
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Einstein and his idea about infinite electricity [on hold]

What did Einstein say about infinite electricity? Did he say that,it is impossible?
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Cosmic Rest Frame

Cosmic Rest Frame is defined in the paper "Adventures in Friedmann cosmology :A detailed expansion of cosmological Friedmann equations" by R Nemiroff and B Patla as the frame at a point where average ...
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What is the answer to the numerical given below? [on hold]

An electron revolves along a circular path of radius 20cm with constant angular velocity 120 rad/s about an axis passing through the centre and perpendicular to the plane of the circle. if the ...
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How to calculate impulse required to move an object vertically upward by given distance

Suppose I have a stationary object of mass $m$ and I want to apply a momentary force in the vertical direction so that it just reaches the height $h$. So how do I calculate the impulse required in ...
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Lorentz sphere correction

I am studying Lorentz surface correction for magnetic fields. I know that if we consider a uniform distribution of magnetization, the field can be computed as three contribution: $H+H'+H''$ where $H$ ...
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Force applied between neighboring atoms resulting in increase in separation

I am attempting a past paper question in practice for an upcoming exam and I am a little lost with the following question: Using lennard Jones model for potential. An external force $F$ is applied to ...
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2nd law of thermodynamics - simple steam power plant problem

A steam power plant consists of a boiler, a turbine, a condenser and a pump. The temperature of the inner walls of the boiler is 350 °C and the temperature of the condenser cooling water is 20 °C. ...
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Entropy for $N$ number of particles

If there are $N$ number of non-interacting and distinguishable particles which have either Energy $E_1$ or $E_2$ , then a. What will be the entropy $S(n)$ for such system? ($n$ is the number ...
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Why does internal resistance increase as current decreases?

Our class conducted and experiment to investigate internal resistance and terminal pd, using a cell, fixed resistor and variable resistor. The results were as follows: As the resistance of the ...
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How to calculate the vector potential $A$ inside an infinite cylinder using Poisson's equation?

Poisson's equation is : $$ \Delta \boldsymbol A = - \mu_0 \boldsymbol J$$ we want to calculate $\boldsymbol A$ inside an infinite cylinder with radius $a$ and the current density is $\boldsymbol ...
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Moment of inertia and gravity

Would the objects have moment of Inertia if there was no gravity? Because imagine a bar, if I put my hand at the center of the bar and rotate it, it would be easier than rotate the bar picking one ...
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Why does a pot start rotating when coffee is stirred inside?

I usually make Turkish coffee as my morning coffee. I have a small somewhat rounded pot with handle on one side. I noticed that when I pour water in and start stirring, pot has a tendency to start ...
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Why is more difficult for a DFT to converge with non-periodic conditions?

I am simulating a cubic amorphous silica system. When all boundaries are periodic the SCF iteration converges rapidly. However, when the boundary is not periodic in the $x$ direction, the SCF ...
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Path integral (sum over paths where $v>c$)

The path integral formalism is used to get for example the propagator of particles. In this formalism we integrate over all mathematically possible paths (and weight them with the non-relativistic ...
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Is it possible for dark energy density be decreasing?

I have an equation relating dark energy density and temperature, actually they have a linear relationship, according to that, the dark energy density must be decreasing with the temperature of ...
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Increase in entropy principle

If we consider a system to undergo an irreversible process from state 1 to state 2 and a reversible process from state 2 to state 1, then through Clausius inequality $\int_{1}^{2} \frac{\delta ...
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Dimensional Analysis Problem [on hold]

In the formula: $$ P = nRT/(V-b)* e^{-a/(RTV)}\ $$ Find the dimensions of 'a' and 'b', where P = Pressure , n = No. of moles , T= Temperature , V = Volume and R = Universal gas constant.

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