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I've had a long standing, amateur, interest in physics ever since school. I watch science documentaries on the BBC (still the best) and while I don't read text books (I'm not that masochistic!) I do read popular physics books, I even read A Brief History of Time.

However, I've found that many of them go over the same ground as all the others and don't tell me anything new. That's one reason I'm here.


Nov
5
revised If there is no gravity on the moon why is the american flag waving?
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Nov
5
awarded  Reversal
Jun
9
awarded  Yearling
Jan
20
reviewed Reviewed According to relativity, can a statement be true and false in same time?
Jan
20
reviewed No Action Needed How do you prove $S=-\sum p\ln p$?
Jan
15
reviewed No Action Needed Are the Maxwell's equations enough to derive the law of Coulomb?
Jan
9
awarded  Enlightened
Jan
9
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
8
reviewed No Action Needed is lightning attracted to pointy objects?
Dec
30
reviewed No Action Needed Large deflection of cantilever beam
Dec
21
comment Age of the universe and age of stars
@Anixx - If the star is 13 billion years old it probably isn't still shining "today". Don't forget we're seeing it as it was when it's light left it. If HD140283 is an appreciable distance from us then it has probably long since died.
Dec
21
answered Age of the universe and age of stars
Dec
15
awarded  Popular Question
Nov
6
awarded  Notable Question
Aug
22
comment How can sunlight be white , but pictures of the sun be orange?
@leftaroundabout - indeed now you mention it, it would be hard, but not impossible.
Aug
21
comment How can sunlight be white , but pictures of the sun be orange?
@fffred - Hmm. The question isn't clear. I thought that the satellite mentioned in the question is in the photo rather than taking the photo.
Aug
21
answered How can sunlight be white , but pictures of the sun be orange?
Jun
16
reviewed Reviewed Is there an equation that tells you more about the amplitude of an object which is in resonance?
Jun
16
reviewed Reviewed Why isn't V. A. Fabricant given the credit for the discovery of the laser?
Jun
16
comment Why isn't V. A. Fabricant given the credit for the discovery of the laser?
It appears that what you have written is not a translation of the quote. Can you please translate the quote for the benefit of those of us who don't read Russian.