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asked Can a super-positioned human be used to differentiate between the Copenhagen interpretation and many-worlds?
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accepted Does a tidally locked planet have seasons?
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asked Does a tidally locked planet have seasons?
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accepted What would happen if the Earth was tidally locked with the Sun?
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asked What would happen if the Earth was tidally locked with the Sun?
May
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accepted Where do I start with Non-Euclidean Geometry?
May
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comment Where do I start with Non-Euclidean Geometry?
I already "know" GR (as in, I can apply the formulas and understand the results), but I want to understand how they work and why. I have a pretty strong math background, so I can move the numbers around and get the right answers, but I don't yet have an intuition as to where the equations come from in the first place, or what they really "mean". Sounds like "Gravitation" might be a good book for me.
May
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asked Where do I start with Non-Euclidean Geometry?
May
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accepted What's the relationship between an object's color and it's energy?
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comment What's the relationship between an object's color and it's energy?
Correct. I'm wondering if you can glean anything about the chemical by knowing only what color it reflects. In other words, what is the minimum difference between chemicals to cause the reflection of different colors; and what does that difference entail.
May
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comment What's the relationship between an object's color and it's energy?
Interesting. So what is it, then, that differentiates two teacups in a dark box not interacting with the outside world but wich would reflect different colors? Does it have to do with the configuration of the surface?
May
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comment What's the relationship between an object's color and it's energy?
Assume opaque teacups. The question becomes trivial if one absorbs high-energy light and the other reflects it: a better phrasing might be "Assume you have two otherwise-identical materials. One reflects only red light, the other only violet. In darkness, with no light shining on them, can we say definitively that one has more energy than the other?" (Also, if so, what form does this energy take? Potential energy of the electrons orbiting the atoms?)
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comment What's the relationship between an object's color and it's energy?
Yes, I know. But what is the relationship? Can we say that, all else held equal, the red teapot has "more energy" than the blue? If you have otherwise identical materials, but one is reflecting blue light and the other red, which is more energetic?