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study the effect of applying two operators in succession.
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A tag for questions about rotational motion, including angular velocity and angular acceleration.
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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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Massive systems held together by gravitational attraction, consisting of stellar associations, star systems, star clusters and types of interstellar clouds, stellar remnants, gasses, cosmic dust and a…
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A theorem that relates continuous symmetries (continuous transformations that don't affect the value of the lagrangian) to quantities conserved in time.
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Dimensional analysis means to obtain results by analyzing the units in question, etc. DO NOT USE THIS TAG if your question is about degrees of freedom or spatial dimensions.
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This higgs field breaks electroweak symmetry and provides mass to particles though a process called the higgs mechanism. The excitation of the higgs field is called a higgs boson.
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Cosmological inflation refers to an era of expansion that lasted for approximately $10^{-34}$ seconds, during which the universe expanded by a factor of approximately $10^26$ in every direction. This …
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Colloquially referred to as one of the hardest professions, rocket science is actually a common name for spacecraft/space-systems engineering. However, one can also generalize this to include all form…
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To be used for linear algebra, and closely related disciplines such as tensor algebras and maybe clifford algebras.
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a special case of the holographic principle. It states that a quantum gravitating theory in Anti-de-Sitter (AdS) space is exactly equivalent to the gauge theory/Conformal Field Theory (CFT…
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the integral of the Lagrangian over time, or the integral of the Lagrangian Density over both time and space.
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Perturbation theory refers to methods for understanding physical systems by treating them as small modifications to exactly solvable systems.
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defined as the mass per unit volume of a substance.
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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 rank-2 tensor in relativity, which expresses the flux of energy-momentum along timelike and spacelike axes. Also known as the energy-momentum tensor. In the Einstein field equations, it is the sourc…
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Theory, experiments and calculations related the physics of plasmas, i.e., matter constituted by ionized atoms.
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The property of some materials by which individual atoms decay, emitting energy or particles often transforming into different elements in the process.
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any force responsible for maintaining an object on a curved path around a fixed center. In introductory coursework this is usually "uniform circular motion" and yields several simple and useful relati…
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Surface tension occurs due to the tendency of liquid molecules to favor their own kind. Surface tension is important in fluid multiphase systems typically at small length and velocity
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Analysis of a system of bodies where all forces are in balance and there is no motion relative to a chosen reference frame.
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