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Jun
22
answered Why don't most physics programs study the primary sources?
Jun
22
comment Does a static electric field and the conservation of momentum give rise to a relationship between $E$, $t$, and some path $s$?
Jackson and Griffiths don't say anything about this stuff so can you recommend a good book that goes into this?
Jun
3
comment How did L.H. Thomas derive his 1927 expressions for an electron with an axis?
I know that Goldstein and Jackson do it in the spirit of Thomas via the Lorentz matrix.
Jun
3
comment How did L.H. Thomas derive his 1927 expressions for an electron with an axis?
You don't understand what Thomas is doing. He's setting up a set of parallel moving frames in the lab. The electron enters comoving frame1 at $t$, enters comoving frame2 at time $t+ dt$ etc which are parallel to one another, whereas in the electron's frame, they're generally rotated through an angle. You seem to think there is a frame attached to the electron rather than seeing the electron as simply moving from one inertial frame to another.
Jun
3
comment What are the increasingly sophisticated ways to perform a Lorentz transformation?
Thanks for your answer and I'll have a look at HansdeVries's chapter
Jun
2
comment What are the increasingly sophisticated ways to perform a Lorentz transformation?
sure, they're the same transformation, but carried out using increasingly sophisticated methods that offer greater insight, and that seems to be what the question is asking for.
Jun
2
comment What are the increasingly sophisticated ways to perform a Lorentz transformation?
-1 the people before Einstein merely wrote down the transformations, whereas Einstein did indeed derive them from his two postulates, and not in a matrix form. Secondly, Minkowski reinterpreted the lorentz transformations as rotations in hyperbolic space, emphasising the invariance of the space time interval.
May
20
revised Is the electric field zero inside an ideal conductor carrying a current?
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May
20
comment Is the electric field zero inside an ideal conductor carrying a current?
I said an ideal conductor - meaning zero resistance
May
20
asked Is the electric field zero inside an ideal conductor carrying a current?
May
16
comment This sentence makes no sense, electrostatics and electrons moving in a conductor - current
+1 I love this answer, but the first paragraph answering the op's question was measley
May
16
revised Why isn't the force modelled which confines excess charge to remain inside a conductor?
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May
15
asked Why isn't the force modelled which confines excess charge to remain inside a conductor?
May
15
comment This sentence makes no sense, electrostatics and electrons moving in a conductor - current
@ron it'll do for engineers - as long as they don't ask too many questions
May
11
comment Which main physics journals publish the main types of physics papers?
@Qmechanic that question was closed here because it was concerned with mathematics journals.
May
11
comment Which main physics journals publish the main types of physics papers?
@DavidZaslavsky yes it's borderline, since it doesn't fall into the type of questions that can be asked, nor those those that shouldn't in the faq. On the other hand, it does say: "You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face" which is true in my case - I want to publish a physics paper.
May
11
comment Which main physics journals publish the main types of physics papers?
I can see how some may vote to have this question closed as being too subjective; I don't think it is because certain types of journals definitely publish certain types of physics papers only
May
11
asked Which main physics journals publish the main types of physics papers?
May
11
comment Can the big bang be “light turning into space” at the edge of the universe?
-2 "light turns into space" means what it says and is speculative. Contrary to what you say, all of this is still an idea of the universe, albeit worthless compared to what's known.
May
11
comment Why did Feynman's thesis almost work?
This answer could be improved vastly if you could add references in the style of user Qmechanic.