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awarded  Teacher
Jan
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answered Why do I see things better when they're reflected through my iphone screen?
Jan
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comment Why do I see things better when they're reflected through my iphone screen?
Also now I noticed that you are looking at the image of an LCD screen which is in itself polarized. If the effect is ascrivable to polarization there are 2 angles that should matter: the angle you are looking at the covering glass from "aside" (look up Brewster's angle) and the angle at which the computer screen is tilted when you look at it since its light is itself polarized
Jan
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comment Why do I see things better when they're reflected through my iphone screen?
The reflected image is actually partially polarized. Perhaps you see images sharper when they are polarized. Just for curiosity you may want to try polarizing glasses
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accepted Is the physics of $j = \rho v$ questionable? What are the consequences?
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awarded  Commentator
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comment Is the physics of $j = \rho v$ questionable? What are the consequences?
@ACuriousMind It would be the same thing to say that $1/2I\omega^2$ and $1/2 m v^2$ are conceptually different because of the units
Nov
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comment Is the physics of $j = \rho v$ questionable? What are the consequences?
@ACuriousMind I actually fail to see the reason for them to be different. Perhaps you can help?
Nov
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asked Is the physics of $j = \rho v$ questionable? What are the consequences?
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comment Meaning of the chemical potential for a boson gas
But wasn't it the other way around? i.e. $dE=−PdV+TdS+\mu dN$ and $\mu= +\frac{\partial E}{\partial N}$...
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accepted If you dig a deep tunnel, will the rock sublimate?
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asked If you dig a deep tunnel, will the rock sublimate?
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accepted Is a superposition of (anti)symmetric states (anti)symmetric?
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asked Is a superposition of (anti)symmetric states (anti)symmetric?
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awarded  Tumbleweed
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asked Tricks at manipulating creation/annihilation operators
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awarded  Curious
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comment Does Earth really have two high-tide bulges on opposite sides?
If that is an oversimplification, how is tidal acceleration correctly described? Wikipedia uses extensively the model of the bulge
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accepted What are “parity considerations” in deciding the form of the Hamiltonian?
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comment What are “parity considerations” in deciding the form of the Hamiltonian?
Thanks! Now I understood that $\langle g | \hat{z} | g \rangle$ since it is the dot product of two electron states with different parity. I have a new question now (maybe I should start a new topic): shouldn't there be an "overall parity operator" that commutes with $\hat{H}_{el} + \hat{H}_{phot} + \hat{H}_{int}$, since even considering the electromagnetic interaction the overall parity should be conserved.