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Theory, lab and space experiments, and calculations related the physics of [plasmas](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plasma_(physics)), i.e., matter constituted by [ionized atoms](https://en.wikipedia.o…
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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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solid material whose constituents, such as atoms, molecules or ions, are *arranged in a highly ordered microscopic pattern*, a crystal lattice that extends with regularity in all directio…
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Questions related to the Continuum Mechanics Division of Elasticity. The bending of beams, deflection of rods, or in general, applications of Hooke's Law generalized to three dimensions.
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The study of the movements of a collection of connected bodies subject to external forces in the absence of deformation. This tag should be used for questions on the analysis of 2D/3D dynamics of rigi…
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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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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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For questions involving consideration of the shortest (or longest) path between two points in a curved space (e.g. a straight line between two points on the surface of a sphere such as the earth).
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The quark model postulates that the hadrons such as protons and neutrons have an inner structure; quarks.
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Techniques and methods for computing, estimating, or placing bounds on the errors of expressions (formulas) based on knowledge of error distributions, error intervals or bounds of variables and parame…
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the unknown form of energy that drives the acceleration of the universe's expansion.
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Could refer to (1) A hydrogen molecule; two hydrogen atoms bonded together or (2) A hydrogen atom; One electron electromagnetically interacting with a nucleus made of a single proton. Hydrogen atoms a…
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the spatial period of the wave—the distance over which the wave's shape repeats, and the inverse of the spatial frequency or wavenumber. Determined by consideri…
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A fundamental and empirical law quantifying the electrostatic force between two charges.
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Discrete means as opposed to continuous. For, instance, people may ask questions about discrete electric charges, discrete spacetime, discrete energies, etc. If discretization is vital/essenti…
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The study of the physical processes and properties of the planet Earth. Applicable to many subjects about Earth, such as its shape, its magnetic field, and ocean currents.
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Use "buoyancy" for any question where an object is suspended or submerged in a fluid. Buoyant force is the force that acts upward on a partially or completely submerged object.
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the study of electric circuits and electrical components, and the design of useful devices. Some questions in this tag may be more appropriate for the [Electrical Engineering(http://ele…
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A linear operator (including a matrix) acting on a non-zero *eigenvector* preserves its direction but, in general, scales its magnitude by a scalar quantity *λ* called the *eigenvalue* or characteri…
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Numbers of the form $\{z= x+ i\,y:\;x,\, y\in\mathbb{R}\}$ where $i^2 = -1$. Useful especially as quantum mechanics, where system states take complex vector values.
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A basic principle of solutions of *linear* differential (often wave) equations, ensuring that the sum ("superposition") of two solutions is automatically a solution as well. Conversely, solutions (amo…
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The observed behavior in which light falling on certain metals can eject electrons from the surface.
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Many body covers questions about systems consisting of a great number of particles and techniques used to tackle them.
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a branch of mechanics that deals with the analysis of the kinematics and the mechanical behavior of materials modeled as a continuous mass rather than as discrete particles.