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

                 


Jun
14
comment Why don't rockets tip over when they launch?
@karthikeyan: The author has accepted the answer, which implies that he's convinced ;-)
May
19
comment Why does a system try to minimize potential energy?
Shouldn't the conversation be other way around? Physicists develop theories based on experiments, and don't really ask "why" questions (that applies to physics students too) as they're aware of the fact that "why" questions can't be answered! Only beginners find it hard to interpret.
May
9
comment Black-holes are in which state of matter?
(sigh) Blackholes aren't infinitesimal. They're finite in size, and have a finite mass. You're talking about the center of the blackhole (the singularity) where the laws break down while I'm talking about the entire blackhole!
May
9
comment Black-holes are in which state of matter?
The text you've quoted mentions about the mathematical singularity which isn't matter (yeah, but) the question which I intended to ask then, was about the form of matter that makes the black hole itself, not the singularity!
May
9
comment NO Uncertainties for particles in their own frames!
The uncertainty principle doesn't mean that particles jiggle back and forth. Instead, it places a fundamental (quantum mechanical) limit to the precision of our classical instruments. And, we're in a perplexed state of mind, that we've already been confused by the particle-nature and wave-nature of the so-called particles. In such a state, how can we imagine a frame for such an inconceivable thing?
May
1
comment Why can't an excess of electrons or holes by themselves cause current flow?
In addition to what others said, I don't think the definition of electron holes work out for usual metals. A hole is just the absence of electron in an otherwise full valence band. In your case, the valence band is full only because of the excess electrons and holes.
Apr
23
comment What is charge?
@user5462: If it did help you solve your problem, please consider accepting the answer, just to prevent your question from queuing in the unanswered list ;-)
Apr
22
comment What is charge?
@user5462: I don't understand what you're getting there. As far as I can see, it still circles around our usual definition, except that confusing (& weird) start. You could define it any way you want, to convince yourselves, but I won't comment on whether it'd be useful for anyone!
Apr
22
comment What is charge?
@user5462: The theory-of-everything has got nothing to do with our "definition" of stuff. Yeah, these properties are much like axioms. We can only speak of their observable characteristics
Apr
19
comment What determines the speed required to pull a table cloth?
I guess the entire problem depends on friction between different objects in the table and the cloth, which adds complexity to the problem.
Mar
6
comment Does evaporation decrease entropy?
@annav: That would serve as a nice answer ;-)
Feb
20
comment Temperature and resistance?
Okay, but what about the other kind? o_O
Jan
22
comment Why doesn't a fly fall off the wall?
@CeesTimmerman: I did mean "capillary action" back there :)
Jan
19
comment Why does electricity flowing through a copper coil generate a magnetic field?
@Pacerier: I meant that the answer to such a question (interdependency of E&M) is the basic principle of electromagnetism.
Jan
19
comment Very strange shadow phenomenon
I guess that phenomena doesn't occur for high-def. cameras. Am I right? Or, is it a property for all detectors?
Jan
19
comment Where is radiation density in the Planck 2013 results?
Wow! It's truly amazing that a negligible quantity has such a tremendous influence :)
Jan
19
comment Where is radiation density in the Planck 2013 results?
It'd be useful if you gave us the link for your simulator. I'd love to enjoy it ;-)
Dec
25
comment Why are the laws of thermodynamics “supreme among the laws of Nature”?
Wow, you've bombed the definition of information itself. I call this an "entropic" poetic sketch :P
Dec
24
comment What software programs are used to draw physics diagrams, and what are their relative merits?
Moreover, GG can also generate Tikz/asymptote codes, which is awesome :)
Dec
21
comment Could Dark Matter form black hole?
Here's a synopsis of a Physics review letter on the topic ;-)