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Mar
25
revised Explaining Newton's Laws of motion to a 6 year old
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Mar
25
revised Explaining Newton's Laws of motion to a 6 year old
added 265 characters in body
Mar
25
answered Explaining Newton's Laws of motion to a 6 year old
Jul
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Jul
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accepted Why does inertia happen?
Jun
30
comment Why does inertia happen?
Thanks for answering. I guess I was looking for a more mathematical answer. What would inertia being "fundamental" mean?
Jun
30
comment Why does inertia happen?
@Qmechanic I know what inertia is, so I don't think the questions are similar.
Jun
30
comment Why does inertia happen?
@dmckee How does space-translation invariance imply inertia?
Jun
28
comment Are there old aged particles?
@Jack: I was going to say the same thing. "I was imagining, that a particle that has existed for a while is analogous to the 80 year old man, since it will probably die (decay) soon." That is a common probabilistic fallacy. A fair die has a $1/6$ chance of coming up $6$ no matter what the history of rolls is. Otherwise it would be a different kind of stochastic process (autoregressive), not uniformly random. The rest of what you said isn't related to the gambler's fallacy.
Jun
28
answered Inertia in an empty universe
Jun
28
asked Why does inertia happen?
Feb
22
asked What is the Willmore energy of the Earth (or the geoid)?
Feb
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awarded  Editor
Feb
9
revised Is it cheaper to boil water on high gas heat or low gas heat?
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Feb
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awarded  Supporter
Feb
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awarded  Student
Feb
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asked Is it cheaper to boil water on high gas heat or low gas heat?