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Crazy amateur studying Aeronautics learning Physics (Wanna know how much I love Physics?). I spend most of my time reading stuff in the internet, especially Stack Exchange (Wanna know how SE changed me?). Then, I'll be coding, gaming, and (sometimes) lurking in my new blog. When situation forces me to get up from my PC, I juggle...

                 


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reviewed Close Is Physics really a rigorous subject?
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reviewed Close Good introduction to classical mechanics with math
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reviewed Close Does the magnification equation help you determine the type of eyeglass lenses?
Nov
22
revised What keeps electrons on a negatively-charged conductor from leaving?
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Nov
16
comment Is it possible to increase temperature of sun using radiation of sun itself?
Right! BTW, practical mirrors (so far designed) have reflectivity only around 85% or something. Thermodynamics always holds, that the efficiency is never 100% :)
Nov
15
reviewed Close Minimum power to pull a sheet of paper
Nov
15
reviewed Close $E=kT$ or $\frac32kT$?
Nov
15
reviewed Reviewed Is a photon really massless?
Nov
15
reviewed Leave Closed What happens to a white dwarf star if it has mass higher than the Chandrashekhar limit?
Nov
14
reviewed Reopen Is the gravitational acceleration at the event horizon constant?
Oct
22
revised Can neutrino detectors tell what direction the neutrinos came from?
Changed the link...
Oct
13
revised How would gravity change on a planet rotating around itself very fast?
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Oct
13
comment How would gravity change on a planet rotating around itself very fast?
@OlinLathrop: Oops... Correction made! Thanks :)
Oct
13
revised How would gravity change on a planet rotating around itself very fast?
Added a brief explanation based on comment...
Oct
13
comment How would gravity change on a planet rotating around itself very fast?
@NPSF3000: True. Obviously, the $g$ can't match the $mr\omega^2$ component, especially when $\omega$ is that large. Okay, I'll add it to my answer. Thanks for bringing that up. :)
Oct
13
comment How would gravity change on a planet rotating around itself very fast?
@NPSF3000: Not exactly. That's what I mentioned above. The net acceleration might be zero, but not the "g" itself! When stuff is in orbit, the centripetal acceleration balances the "g", that doesn't mean "g" is zero... ;-)
Oct
7
revised Why less temperature at high altitude
Briefly edited to mention that this argument holds only for troposphere!
Oct
5
reviewed Leave Closed How does the divergence theorem justify the integral interpretation of the continuity equation?
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
19
awarded  Nice Answer