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May
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awarded  Teacher
May
29
answered What are the physics behind the Coriolis effect?
May
23
accepted Will a spinning object come to rest?
May
23
comment Will a spinning object come to rest?
That's what I thought -- so the sphere can stop spinning, but does it?
May
23
revised Will a spinning object come to rest?
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May
23
comment Will a spinning object come to rest?
I don't think that's the case. If it were, then how does the earth tidally lock the moon? Can't the total angular momentum of the system be preserved in the particles of the sphere while the sphere itself stops spinning? You're absolutely correct for point-particle spheres (though it's not clear what it means for a point particle to spin), but I'm wondering about the internal stresses of macroscopic spheres, and whether there is a force resisting the rotation.
May
23
revised Will a spinning object come to rest?
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May
23
asked Will a spinning object come to rest?
Dec
31
accepted How does scattering work?
Dec
31
comment How does scattering work?
@MartyGreen, Kitchi is correct. The original motivation for my question stemmed from considering Rayleigh scattering, but I was wondering how a "particle" moving in a "straight line" can scatter as if it were waving all over the place.
Dec
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asked How does scattering work?
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21
awarded  Custodian
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13
awarded  Yearling
Aug
1
accepted How come a photon acts like it has mass in a superconducting field?
Aug
1
asked How come a photon acts like it has mass in a superconducting field?
Jul
21
comment Why Gravity attracts all objects with the same speed?
Great answer. Nitpick, though: you can sometimes prove that two quantities are exactly equal. For example, we know that electrons are identical due to their interference. I can't think of a way to do such a thing measuring gravity, but hey, never say never.
Jul
10
accepted How can coupling with the higgs field slow a particle down?
Jul
10
asked How can coupling with the higgs field slow a particle down?
Jul
7
accepted Quantum spin in a rotating reference frame
Jul
7
accepted Why Pauli exclusion instead of electrons canceling out?