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the practice of separating a signal by frequency (or sometimes energy or momentum) and analyzing the resulting spectrum.
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the rate of repetitive aspect in the amplitude over a given dimension.
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A research field within general optical physics concerned with light and its material interaction: where light is modelled by full quantum mechanical description.
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astronomical bodies that are (usually) mainly composed of Hydrogen, Helium, and Lithium. They are massive enough that their gravity compresses the matter to the point where nuclear fusion oc…
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Circular motion about a central point or axis
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Path integral formulation (Due to Feynman) is a major formulation of Quantum Mechanics along with Matrix mechanics (Due to Heisenberg and Pauli), Wave Mechanics (Due to Schrodinger), and Variational M…
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quantify location in space.
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An object such as a metal coil or air-filled tube which provides a force opposing the direction of deformation.
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The Sun plus the collection of bodies in orbit around the Sun such as planets, dwarf planets, moons, asteroids, comets, etc.
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Polarization characterizes the oscillations in time the electromagnetic field is doing in the plane perpendicular to the propagation direction of a wave
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The time rate of change of energy
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light, uncharged leptons. The neutrino tag should be applied to question relating to neutrino properties or interactions involving neutrinos.
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Matter not observed directly but inferred to exist based upon its gravitational effects
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The force on a body resulting from it's motion through a fluid (gas or liquid). This force is directly opposed to the direction of travel.
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Analogous to matter, but with charge of the particles opposite to their ordinary matter counterparts.
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The four fundamental fundamental equations of electromagnetism.
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particles with an intrinsic angular momentum (i.e. spin) equal to a "half integer" number of fundamental units: $\frac{(2n+1)}{2} \hbar$ for integer $n$. Fermions are required to be in a …
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study the effect of applying two operators in succession.
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any of several principles that find the physical trajectory of a system by minimizing or maximizing some value computed over the proposed path (for instance geometric optics can be reproduced by insis…
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the magnitude of velocity.
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A vector space $\mathfrak{g}$ over some field $F$ and kitted with a bilinear, antisymmetric and Jacobi-identity-fulfilling product ("Lie Bracket" or "commutator"). In physics, most often arises as the…
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A gas that behaves as randomly moving, non-interacting molecules. This allows a simplified equation of state.
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The subfield of optics in which light propagation is approximated in terms of rays. It mainly includes reflection and refraction on surfaces.
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A law in Classical Electromagnetism and Newtonian Gravity.
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must be answered in a manner that can be understood by a general audience with at most a basic understanding of physics, mathematics and related sciences. Apply it to questions w…
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A fully relativistic (Lorentz covariant) description, first put forward by Paul Dirac in 1928, of the first quantized, spin one half fermion with nonzero mass. Physical notions to do with this equatio…
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The study of the composition or dynamics of the gaseous layers around planets, often applied to questions on Earth's atmosphere but can be applicable to all planets & moons in the solar system.