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comment Are elliptical orbits really elliptical?
Were you only using 2 objects? This sounds like an example of the 3 body problem. Also, how large was the second object? This may be (as one Guillermo pointed out) a result of inaccuracies, but I would like to add in the wobble effect as a possible culprit. Also, if you get too close to the center of a massive object, (such as a black hole) you will have some odd effects (I once was using my own custom physics engine and forgot to add a collider to one of them, also didn't give any initial velocity. An interesting effect).
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revised Harmonics of an infinite cylinder
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comment Harmonics of an infinite cylinder
Oh wait, I'm off. v/2l would be undefined. Although I don't think my original question was clear enough.
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comment Harmonics of an infinite cylinder
@dmckee The problem with that approach is that the limit of v/2L (or v/4l) as L approaches infinity is zero.
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asked Harmonics of an infinite cylinder
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revised Distribution of pressure inside a capsule
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comment Distribution of pressure inside a capsule
The Navier-Stokes equations don't apply to what I'm asking about. They refer to some form of motion; I'm referring to a static system.
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comment Distribution of pressure inside a capsule
Even after the edit it doesn't help. Your formula is for liquids; I specified an ideal gas.
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Distribution of pressure inside a capsule
May
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comment Distribution of pressure inside a capsule
This doesn't say how it would be distributed over the different parts. I'm looking for how much force would be on the two different types of sections.
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comment Distribution of pressure inside a capsule
Might I ask, why was this downvoted?
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asked Distribution of pressure inside a capsule
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comment Upward force on a object at rest
I don't think this is relevant; you're referring to electrostatics in a very newtonian situation.
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accepted Speed of light in a given direction based on frame of reference
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comment Speed of light in a given direction based on frame of reference
@Kyle No, because I'm asking just about the measured speed and its relation to relativity, while that question is dealing with the pulses used to measure that speed.
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comment Speed of light in a given direction based on frame of reference
If I understand what you are saying correctly: If our reference frame is moving, then since time is measured differently in the direction we are moving, the speed of light will still be measured as 3e8 m/s in that direction?