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comment Proving standing waves equation for open-open pattern
@yolo123 regardless of whether this is homework or not, the purpose of this site is not to help people with this kind of question. I explained why this is on hold in my previous comment, but for more information I'd encourage you to read our homework policy, and also I can clarify my reasons to you in Physics Chat.
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comment Help with parametrization of surface if I'm given the metric
@RedAct just confirming that it would indeed be inappropriate to give your answer in a comment to bypass the on-hold status. In fact, it's always inappropriate to give a complete answer to a homework-like question (whether it's on hold or not), and also it's always inappropriate to give an answer to any question in a comment. But giving hints (as you did here) is generally okay. (It depends on the extent of the hint, I suppose.)
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revised Help with parametrization of surface if I'm given the metric
remove unnecessary "edit" wording
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comment Proving standing waves equation for open-open pattern
@soumyadeep as the post notice says, there are two requirements for a homework-like question not to be put on hold: it must ask about a specific physics concept and it must show reasonable effort on the part of the questioner. This question doesn't ask about a specific physics concept, which is why it's on hold. I would argue that just asking what to do next doesn't really show effort either.
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comment What is the fluctuations of the energy of a simple harmonic oscillator?
No problem. For integrals, I'd suggest giving Wolfram Alpha a try (or Mathematica if you have access to it), and searching for websites that may show how to go through the same problem. If that doesn't yield anything, you could perhaps post a question at Mathematics; they have different guidelines about what is on topic there.
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comment What is the fluctuations of the energy of a simple harmonic oscillator?
Hi slek120, and welcome to Physics Stack Exchange! This question doesn't seem to be asking about a physics concept; you're just asking for help doing an integral, which isn't what this site is for. If you edit your question to ask about the specific concept that's giving you trouble, it can be reopened (taken off hold).
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revised What is the fluctuations of the energy of a simple harmonic oscillator?
improve math formatting
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revised Proving standing waves equation for open-open pattern
improve math formatting and add homework tag
16h
comment Is there a reason why the spin of particles is integer or half integer instead of even and odd?
@DanielSank that could probably be an answer. (Of course there is also room for an answer that explains the history of $\hbar$ coming to be the unit of spin, but I think you can write a perfectly valid answer without getting into that.)
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comment What technology can result from such expensive experiment as undertaken in CERN?
I moved the comment conversation on this question to chat. Go forth and discuss away :-) just not here.
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comment Is it true that 3 different types of sound produces at different stages while boiling a water?
I'm going to mark this as a duplicate, because the answer to the linked question does seem to address it, although I could see a case for this being handled differently.
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comment References on experimental realization of quantum one-dimensional infinite-well model
It wasn't clear what about the experimental realization of the square well model user36125 was asking about. E.g. is it possible to realize physically? Has it been done? Does it show the same properties as predicted theoretically? Does it have practical applications? What materials need to be used? What are the experimental pitfalls? The question could be asking any of these things, or more, and I think it should have been clarified which one(s) before the question was reopened.
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comment Why does this condition ensure that the residue of the propagator is 1?
I will note this was already answered elsewhere: reddit.com/r/Physics/comments/2gigu8/… (and by the way 0celo7, the fact that nearly the same text is posted here and there may constitute a violation of our plagiarism policy... I'll be looking into this)
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comment Any good resources for Lagrangian and Hamiltonian Dynamics?
I'm adding the post notice because there's no reason not to, but I think this may be a duplicate of a question we already have, perhaps this one.
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comment Is there an alternative to dark matter?
What have you looked at so far to try to find an answer?
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revised Is there an alternative to dark matter?
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comment Buoyancy / Drag Problem
@BrysonS. that should be an answer.
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revised Why are some forces not included in the sum of forces?
transcribe image, improve formatting and title
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Group velocity and phase velocity of a wave packet
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comment Can we add any two vectors?
In that case you could try Physics Chat or another chat room, but regardless, this is not the place. (And it's not deleted.)