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Interested in thinking about new things and new ways of looking at old things.

--Its better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation


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awarded  Notable Question
Nov
14
comment Nature of Cooper pairs
Cooper pairs are not bound states!
Nov
14
comment Wave Energy Flux Demonstration
Use the formulas for acoustic impedance of the reflection and transmission of the wave. Note speeds will be different due to different mass densities. This is known as an acoustic mismatch.
Nov
13
answered How large can an atom get? What's the farthest an electron can be from its nucleus?
Nov
12
revised Calculating the resistance of a 2d device with spatially-varying resistivity
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Nov
12
answered Calculating the resistance of a 2d device with spatially-varying resistivity
Nov
12
comment Challenging Magnetostatics Problem - the “blind spot” of a magnetic dipole
Hope this illustration helps. demonstrations.wolfram.com/…
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
2
comment Why are some variables summed infinitesimally and others aren't?
See Edit. I calculus, the second derivative is used to describe curvature. In transport theory, it is used to describe diffusion process.
Sep
2
revised Why are some variables summed infinitesimally and others aren't?
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Sep
2
answered Why are some variables summed infinitesimally and others aren't?
Sep
2
comment How cold would a bowling ball near absolute zero make a room?
Simple thermodynamics.
Sep
2
comment Is there a chance an object isn't where we think it is?
Do not push uncertainty principle too far, especially when discussing things like coins etc. that are macroscopic.
Aug
27
comment Photoelectric Effect - How are the electrons regained?
Yeah, you are right. I wanted to mention the conservation of charge, perhaps that would have been more clear, though less poetic.
Aug
27
answered Photoelectric Effect - How are the electrons regained?
Aug
19
awarded  Revival
Aug
14
answered How does a photon “know” that it's left one charge and that it's going to another one?
Aug
14
comment How does a photon “know” that it's left one charge and that it's going to another one?
I suggest you rephrase your question without such terms. perhaps you may find some insight there.
Aug
14
comment What interesting physics problems can't be solved because mathematics is not developed enough?
Sometimes, the mathematics is too complicated. An example I can think of a closed form solution for the Navier-Stokes equations.