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Nov
7
comment Will Determinism be ever possible?
that QM is a feature of the universe is opinable. Even its founding fathers believed it to be a temporary theory. It also doesn't play nice with gravitation and it has not been extended yet with anything sensible. It could be a feature of the universe, but it's not clear-cut that it is. Any successful theory seems right, but may be fundamentally wrong (see Newton's law of gravitation)
Nov
7
answered Why does water make a sound when it is disturbed?
Nov
7
awarded  Scholar
Nov
7
accepted Law for tap water temperature
Nov
7
revised What determines the pitch of an explosion?
edited body; edited tags
Nov
6
revised What determines the pitch of an explosion?
added 48 characters in body; edited title
Nov
6
asked What determines the pitch of an explosion?
Nov
6
revised Why does the sky change color?
edited tags
Nov
6
awarded  Editor
Nov
6
revised What really allows airplanes to fly?
added 1 characters in body
Nov
6
comment Is energy really conserved?
they can have very real consequences as long as they don't violate the conservation of energy, for example, Hawking radiation (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawking_radiation)
Nov
6
comment Is energy really conserved?
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Nov
6
comment Is energy really conserved?
neither. I mean that energy can increase or decrease locally for an amount of time which is inversely proportional to the fluctuation size, and that any fluctuation must disappear within that time frame. The overall balance of energy is constant.
Nov
6
answered Is energy really conserved?
Nov
6
answered What really allows airplanes to fly?
Nov
4
comment Why can you “suck in” cooked spaghetti?
I merely live in the UK ;-) Actually, if you need to suck in a spaghetti and you don't want to make a slurping noise, then you need an airtight seal. It's italian food bon-ton ;-)
Nov
4
answered What property of objects allow them to float?
Nov
4
comment How should a physics student study mathematics?
@Mark C - whatever your interpretation of the stackoverflow system is "too localized" is actually a valid reason for closing. Note that i just voted to close, and not closed. very big difference there. finally, i think i gave an explanation. you didn't like it, but that doesn't mean i didn't give one.
Nov
4
comment How should a physics student study mathematics?
Also the "Please do not rush your answer or try to be comprehensive." is flamebait, or at least meta- material!?
Nov
4
comment How should a physics student study mathematics?
not all university systems allow one to choose the curricula. not all university systems have undergraduate/graduate separation. i don't even know exactly what "adding a major" means. this said, the question has merit, and can be saved. note that university specific stuff is also sort of off topic. the basic question which has merit is: what approach/topics in maths are useful to study physics (or mathematical physics)? the rest of the question basically confuses me... i don't know how your university works (nor should i care).