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Just your standard Physics Major pushing for a Ph.D.


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comment What is a particle?
I'm glad that you understand the particle-wave duality, and I would say that would be sufficient to define what a particle is, especially if you have trouble internalizing the particle part. I've done a lot of self-education and had a fair amount of proper education ( university level ) education in the subjects, and particles are just flying balls of matter that we attribute physical characteristics to ie Spin, Charge, Mass, etc.
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answered What is a particle?
Apr
12
asked Information Preservation and Weather Forecasting for Black Holes
Apr
12
comment If the MH370 black box did sink to 15000 ft, how long would it have taken?
The Force Body diagram is going to include Gravitational force acting downwards of course, and the buoyant force acting upwards. Just need the latter force in terms of what you have.
Apr
11
comment Maxwell's Equations: Induction
Would the latter units be more formerly referred to as CGS units by chance? The particular text I have that makes reference of the latter equation typically operates in CGS units.
Apr
10
accepted Maxwell's Equations: Induction
Apr
10
asked Maxwell's Equations: Induction
Apr
9
comment Why “Dark Energy” is called energy instead of force?
Hate to digress, but Jim: Shakespeare ref?
Apr
9
revised Force between two charged particles
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Apr
9
comment Force between two charged particles
That could be viewed as the same situation as moving the origin of your coordinate system to the other particle. Since that distance between them still does not change, the force will be the same, however the direction will be changed. This is a restatement of Newton's 3rd Law ( Forces come in reciprocal pairs ) as well as showing how the distance between two objects doesn't change when you translate your coordinate system to a different point in space. That's a relativity concept.
Apr
9
comment Force between two charged particles
Thanks for cleaning up the Latex @Jordan!
Apr
9
answered Force between two charged particles
Apr
9
answered What happens when we bring an electron and a proton together?
Apr
9
comment What happens when we bring an electron and a proton together?
This question is a duplicate of physics.stackexchange.com/q/106020
Apr
8
comment Minkowski Metric Signature
Hmmm. So from what I understand, the assumptions and "guesses" that we make in mathematical physics are literally just that. The means to an end?
Apr
8
comment Minkowski Metric Signature
I just so happen to very much enjoy the work of Max Tegmark!
Apr
8
accepted Minkowski Metric Signature
Apr
8
comment Minkowski Metric Signature
Flawlessly. Thanks a ton. I'm glad I haven't gotten to deep in the theory using $x^0 = ict$ !
Apr
8
comment Minkowski Metric Signature
That makes much more sense. So could I go so far as to say the choice was motivated by the fact that we'll have only one type of worldline since the sign of s^2 can't change if the metric doesn't have at least one different element of it's signature, thus relativity isn't applied in this situation?
Apr
8
comment Minkowski Metric Signature
Have links or names to any Minkowski papers off the top? ( I'm searching now )