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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.


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reviewed Close Upper division physics lab — Project ideas
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awarded  Good Answer
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answered Gravitational time dilation, does time of the observer at a lower gravitational potential looked slowed down in the frame of the higher one
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comment Positivity of Bulk modulus and shear modulus in isotropic materials
Wouldn't a negative bulk modulus mean the more you tried to compress the body the more it expanded?
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comment Period of oscillations for hanging and standing spheres
Try it! You can easily assemble a system like this. Just tie thead to one end of a stick, hold the stick horizontal with the thread vertical then let the stick go.
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comment What happens to an orbiting body moving with the Earth's angular speed at various altitudes?
@JoshuaLin: a hyperbolic orbit starts at infinity and ends at infinity i.e. in a hyperbolic orbit the velocity of the object is everywhere greater than the escape velocity. For $r < r_e$ the object has a velocity less than the escape velocity so it's orbit can never be hyperbolic no matter how small $r$ becomes.
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comment Is light emitted in zitterbewegung?
Larara, the link I've suggested is a duplicate in the sense that it answers your question. Zitterbewegung doesn't really exist.
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comment Why (and how) do foods stick to a pan?
This question appears to be off-topic because it belongs on the Chemistry Stack Exchange
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comment aCould it be possible that the universe doesn't exist
This question appears to be off-topic because it is nonsensical
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reviewed Approve How does light speed up after coming out of a glass slab?
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reviewed No Action Needed Does quantum entanglement arise from quantum theory or is it merely an experimental observation?
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comment Momentum in the frame of reference of the center of mass
The second part of your question contravenes our homework policy, and I'd guess that's why your question got closed. Your first sentence is a fair question though. You could try editing your question to have just the first sentence. I would vote to reopen if you did that.
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reviewed Approve Why don't we have a theory of everything?
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reviewed Leave Closed Critical engine failure just after rotation: what percent of accelerated slipstream lift does the wing loose?
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reviewed Leave Closed Momentum in the frame of reference of the center of mass
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reviewed No Action Needed Does quantum entanglement arise from quantum theory or is it merely an experimental observation?
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comment Does quantum entanglement arise from quantum theory or is it merely an experimental observation?
@CuriousOne: you're a devil for giving good answers as comments. Can't you expand this to an answer as a Christmas special? :-)
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reviewed Reviewed How to calculate the solid-liquid interface energy knowing the surface free energy and liquid contact angle?
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comment How to calculate the solid-liquid interface energy knowing the surface free energy and liquid contact angle?
Do you really mean free energy? I suspect ypu actually mean surface tension. If you know $\gamma_{SA}$ (20mN/m), $\gamma_{LA}$ (73mN/m) and the contact angle just draw the forces acting at the edge of the drop. The three forces must sum to zero so you can calculate $\gamma_{SL}$. This is exactly what Young's equation does.
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reviewed Reject Prove the relation between relative velocity ,momentum and energy