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Semi retired old time computer nerd who started programming on a Commodore Pet.

Since I'm also active in the Physics forum I should add that I started as a theoretical chemist, moved into solid state photochemistry and finally worked in industry as a colloid scientist. I only became a full time computer nerd in 1997.


May
31
revised Is the acceleration at the event horizon of a black hole independent of the magnitude of its radius?
Clarify four acceleration
May
31
reviewed No Action Needed Capacitance: How to increase total charge drawn from a battery?
May
31
reviewed No Action Needed Is battery capacity proportional to Ampere-hour in every case?
May
31
reviewed No Action Needed What are nuclear isomers? What is isomeric energy?
May
31
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Omega-frequency or pulsation?
May
31
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Visualization of electromagnetic field
May
31
revised Why does magnet attract iron but not other metals?
Oops
May
31
revised Bernoulli's equation
Don't they teach students spelling and grammar these days?
May
31
comment What would be measured, under current technology, of a particle moving faster than light? (Somewhat duplicate)
Back in the 70s there was a flurry of activity around calculating the properties of tachyons though it all petered out quickly, because it never came to anything concrete. There is an excellent popular level summary in Time Travel and Warp Drives by Everett and Roman chapter 6.
May
31
comment Capacitance: How to increase total charge drawn from a battery?
I'm going to be a spoilsport and just point you to Capacitors in Parallel and Series. This will show you how to calculate the total capacitance, and you'll also see what garyp has been hinting at.
May
31
revised Is the acceleration at the event horizon of a black hole independent of the magnitude of its radius?
Typo
May
31
answered Is the acceleration at the event horizon of a black hole independent of the magnitude of its radius?
May
31
reviewed Leave Open Why does magnet attract iron but not other metals?
May
31
answered Why does magnet attract iron but not other metals?
May
31
reviewed No Action Needed Bi-vector in Minkowski space
May
31
reviewed Close Wikipedia's derivation of torque related to angular acceleration
May
31
reviewed Leave Open The speed limit is with respect to what?
May
30
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What are the prerequisites to study topological quantum computation/topological phases of the matter?
May
30
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Why does it take so long to get to the ISS?
May
30
comment Beginner Quantum Mechanics Questions and Theories
Andrew, even after the edit you're basically asking for a beginners guide to entanglement and that's just too broad a question. In any case all but the most superficial answers would be unintelligable. If you really want to pursue this you need to go off and learn the basics of QM. It actually isn't that hard, though you will need calculus (seems like a good excuse to learn it :-).