# All Questions

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### Can we derive Biot Savart law from Coulomb's law?

Can we derive Biot Savart law from Coulomb's law by setting a current source at an instant in place of one of the charges? Let's say $dl$ is the length of the conductor having $dQ$ charge which ...
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### Energy loss of photons crossing a dielectric medium

How much energy do photons lose when crossing an "isotropic" dielectric medium? What would be possible mechanisms. I assume the straight forward answer would be that the photon loses zero energy and ...
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### What is the irreducible decomposition of the tensor product of left and right weyl spinor representations, i.e. $(1/2,0)⊗(0,1/2)$?

What is the irreducible decomposition of the tensor product of left and right weyl spinor representations of the group $SL(2,\mathbb{C})$, i.e. $(1/2,0)⊗(0,1/2)$? I mean, the tensor product of two ...
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### Why does a blue book appear black in red monochromatic light?

Why does a blue book appear black in red monochromatic light? I found the question on this website but it doesn't provide an explanation.
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### How to measure the spin of a particle?

How we can measure the spin of a particle from the angular distribution of its decay products? for spin zero particle the distribution is flat while for spin 1 particle the distribution is different, ...
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### Acceleration as a function of time in Newtonian gravity [duplicate]

In Newtonian gravity, you have acceleration as a function of separation distance $r$ as $a(r) = GM/r^2$. I need to derive acceleration as function of time, i.e. $a(t)$. PS I got into this when I ...
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### Is the age of the Universe relative to where you are within it? [duplicate]

The accepted age of the Universe is 13 billion years give or take. If you were a super space being and hypothetically had spent a large portion of this time sitting next to a black hole then your ...
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### How would shrinking universe differ from this one?

Could it be that dark energy does not expand our universe but collapses it? A mental experiment: Say you had a rubber bouncing ball made of 2 or more materials. Imagine that one of the materials ...
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### Is measuring the speed of light using energy and wavelength cyclical?

I would like to measure the speed of light by directly measuring the frequency and wavelength of a light source. In order to determine the wavelength, I wanted to use a diffraction grating and the ...
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### How to find the Average Speed in this question? [on hold]

If the average speed of a spaceship is 32,000 km/h, how long would it take to travel the 80 million km from Earth to Mars? I applied the S = D / T Formula and got 0.0004 h Because this is a ...
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### Why does the Microwave disturb the Internet Signal?

I have no back round in physics but was wondering how come every time the microwave is turned on, the internet slows down dramatically?
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### Competition Physics Book for High School Physics

I am currently a high school physics student who has recently started participating in some physics competitions. Although I have an alright understanding of the physics and mathematics and can ...
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### Why does wet hair keep its shape when it dries?

When I wash my hair and go to sleep, my hair is impossible to comb in the morning, stubbornly sticking to the shape it assumed during the night. The only way to get it right is to wet it again and ...
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### Any good statistics books under the context of astronomy?

I just started a position as a research aide with the cosmology group at Argonne National Lab, and am working on creating and finding correlations within velocity dispersions of galaxy clusters. After ...
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### Friction, Dynamics question

In the given question $F=2t$ where $t$ is time in seconds for which the force has been applied. Friction exists only between $A$ and $B$ with coefficient of friction $\mu=1/2$. Here we can easily see ...
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### Physics without math [on hold]

If anybody could imagine an advanced civilization with advanced knowledge of the universe(s) but without a mathematical language, how would they use their knowledge? How could it be possible to ...
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### Are Fock spaces just a special type of tensor algebra?

Are Fock spaces just a special type of tensor algebra? The definitions I am using: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fock_space http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tensor_algebra From what I can tell, the ...
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### Is there a block spin renormalization group scheme that preserves Kramers-Wannier duality?

Block spin renormalization group (RG) (or real space RG) is an approach to studying statistical mechanics models of spins on the lattice. In particular, I am interested in the 2D square lattice model ...