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Dec
28
comment Energy storage and battery banks
This question is off-topic here as it is an engineering problem and not physics. VTC.
Dec
27
comment Can magnets rotate infinitely?
With the proper rewording, this question would fit on Skeptics. Please do not migrate, but the OP may want to open it there.
Dec
27
comment Why is the colour of sunlight yellow?
related: physics.stackexchange.com/q/17/66
Dec
27
comment Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle scientific proof
@Dilaton it would then be a dupe of physics.stackexchange.com/q/10362/2451
Dec
26
comment Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle scientific proof
@Qme physics.stackexchange.com/questions/24116/…
Dec
26
comment Calculating the speed of an object moving relative to another moving Object (Frame of reference)
This doesn't really make sense: Einstein's formulas are supported by experiments. You can't prove anything physically just by using maths. Not everything that is valid mathematically, is also a valid physical law. Both Newton and Einstein velocity composition laws are solid, mathematically speaking. Only one is right though. VTC.
Dec
26
comment Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle scientific proof
This is not an answer anymore, after the OP clarified (in a comment) that he's looking for experimental proof. I've changed the question accordingly, but I am not really sure if this answer is appropriate anymore.
Dec
26
comment Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle scientific proof
This is not an answer anymore, after the OP clarified (in a comment) that he's looking for experimental proof. I've changed the question accordingly, but I am not really sure if this answer is appropriate anymore.
Dec
26
comment Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle scientific proof
@Qmechanic not a dupe: the OP is looking for experimental proof as you can deduce from physics.stackexchange.com/questions/24116/…
Dec
26
comment Is the Mendeleev table explained in quantum mechanics?
Given the answer below, it would be better to include a proof that the answer to"there is a mathematical proof of the Mendeleev table" is yes. This could be done by pointing to any evidence that this has been done. In other words, the question is not asking whether it's doable in line of principle, but whether it's done. Big difference.
Dec
26
comment Is the historical method of teaching physics a “legitimate, sure and fruitful method of preparing a student to receive a physical hypothesis”?
This question is IMO about teaching, not about physics. The accepted answer below, while specifically crafted for physics, could be perfectly appropriate for any subject once the examples are substituted. VTC.
Dec
26
comment What differs string theory from philosophy or religion?
Asking ourselves if anything is science or not, is clearly asking a philosophical question and not a scientific one. It's something that should be answered by philosophers on Philosophy, certainly not by physicists on Physics - unless your find ramblings about Popper, Kuhn and Russell are best discussed here :-) Also note: many people here are scientists and do study ST as their life's work. Obviously they are going to be not very objective when answering this question...
Dec
24
comment Using Einstein's Relativity: Who is younger?
possible duplicate of How is the classical twin paradox resolved?
Dec
24
comment Are We Living in a Simulated Universe?
@mathcal only a moderator has the ability to migrate this.
Dec
24
comment Curvature of the Universe imaginary?
Froum our FAQ "You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face. Chatty, open-ended questions diminish the usefulness of our site and push other questions off the front page. [...] avoid asking subjective questions where [...] we are being asked an open-ended, hypothetical question: “What if ______ happened?”"
Dec
24
comment Are We Living in a Simulated Universe?
Froum our FAQ "You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face. Chatty, open-ended questions diminish the usefulness of our site and push other questions off the front page. [...] avoid asking subjective questions where [...] we are being asked an open-ended, hypothetical question: “What if ______ happened?”"
Dec
24
comment Does Quantum Physics really suggests this universe as a computer simulation?
From our FAQ "You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face. Chatty, open-ended questions diminish the usefulness of our site and push other questions off the front page. [...] avoid asking subjective questions where [...] we are being asked an open-ended, hypothetical question: “What if ______ happened?”"
Dec
24
comment Are We Living in a Simulated Universe?
possible duplicate of Does Quantum Physics really suggests this universe as a computer simulation?
Dec
24
comment Are We Living in a Simulated Universe?
Welcome to Physics! Can you explain a bit better the physics side of this question, because while there's clearly a philosophy question here, that would belong on Philosophy.
Dec
23
comment Is special relativity an exact description of reality?
Great answer @annav.