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The original is unfaithful to the translation. -Jorge Luis Borges


Mar
13
comment Should a 1D Guassian wave oscillate?
@Kitchi, I am confident there are no errors in the code. I want to know if a pulse like solution should have oscillations as it travels. If I didn't make this clear please rephrase my question.
Feb
27
comment Yield Strength versus Ultimate Strength
@deadly appliedmechanics.asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/… Thornton CC. Coefficient of Restitution for Collinear Collisions of Elastic-Perfectly Plastic Spheres. J. Appl. Mech.. 1997;64(2):383-386. doi:10.1115/1.2787319.
Feb
26
comment What is light, and how can it travel in a vacuum forever in all directions at once without a medium?
@EmilioPisanty This attempts to answer What is light, and how can it travel in a vacuum forever. But SO has left me hardened and emotionless so I accept the down-votes.
Feb
22
comment Industry application of computational quantum mechanics?
Sounds like there aren't many.
Dec
15
comment Why is the transition into N proportional to N+1?
@LuboŇ°Motl Thanks for the comment, the quote is actually from a paper, I wonder if you could expand your comment into answer so that I can give you the award...
Dec
15
comment The Role of Gravity among the Fundamental Forces of Nature
Can you recommend some literature on new-age metaphysics :-)
Nov
30
comment Why does the universe exhibit three large-scale spatial dimensions?
I wonder if its possible to answer this question, as it asks for not merely the law but a reason for the law. Asking why gravity one should terminate at a phrase like because we observed... Likewise the 3+1 dimension theory exists because quantum experiments were observed - in the same manner as it is increasingly apparent more dimensions might not exist due recent LHC runs.
Nov
24
comment Can high charges (like $1\times 10^{-3}$ coulomb) be acheived?
@MichaelLuciuk does charge stored in a capacitor bank qualify? The largest capacitor is 50 MeJ at 24kV, which means about ~1K Coulombs depending on AC/DC, you may be surprised to learn the trade-off associated with capacitance...
Nov
24
comment Is the time reversed laser really a laser?
@MANIKANTABORAH you make me sad.
Sep
28
comment Does an oscillating electrical monopole radiate?
Its important to note that the directivity of this oscillation is the worst. You will have a field, but you won't be able to do much with only one.
Nov
9
comment Electron behavior changes when observed?
Don't let Dr Quantum touch you there... He's not a real doctor.
Nov
8
comment Yield Strength versus Ultimate Strength
Can you expound upon the difference between breaking and deformation, for materials such as steel? (i'll give you the check :-) )