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Apr
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comment Why are cgs units the norm in astrophysics?
Of course, given the linked meta post, I can see the point in closing the question and would have nothing against it. :)
Apr
9
comment Why are cgs units the norm in astrophysics?
@Qmechanic: I hope I don't (or haven't) come across as confrontational, but I was not trying to argue "b-b-but SI is better". I was just trying to understand whether the fact that astrophysicists use cgs way more often than they use SI is just a matter of "symmetry breaking of physical units", or it is due to - I'm not knowledgeable at all on the subject, so I'm taking a wild guess here - what do I know, Maxwell's equations taking a form which is particularly suited to the electrodynamics of plasma in stellar conditions.
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asked Why are cgs units the norm in astrophysics?
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Feb
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accepted Dimension of Dirac $\gamma$ matrices
Feb
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comment Dimension of Dirac $\gamma$ matrices
@Vibert: I was actually going to use the term "dimension", but I just went along with the choice of words in the quoted work.
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Jul
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revised Coefficients in V-A interaction
Question clarification
Jul
23
comment Coefficients in V-A interaction
Yeah, at a later step one proves that $C_i = \pm C'_i$, but my question is "why does time reversal-invariance imply that the $C_i$ must be real"? I edited my question accordingly, since it seems I haven't been clear enough.
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revised Why do wheels appear to revolve opposite to the direction they are rotating?
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17
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