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I know almost nothing about physics. What I do know is hopelessly mixed up with what I don't know.

Full disclosure: Most of my questions go back to cold fusion in some way. You can find me on Vortex-L.


Jul
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awarded  Curious
Jun
25
comment internal conversion and the electromagnetic force
Is the fall in field strength also a function of the energy of the transition, in addition to 1/r^2?
Jun
25
revised internal conversion and the electromagnetic force
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Jun
25
comment internal conversion and the electromagnetic force
Thank you. I note that the Wikipedia article mentions that the electron interacts with the field of the nucleus as a whole rather than individual protons or quarks. (This might not qualify anything you've said.)
Jun
25
revised internal conversion and the electromagnetic force
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Jun
25
asked internal conversion and the electromagnetic force
Jun
25
comment How do we know that internal conversion creates no intermediate photon?
Note that there's also the (gamma) photoelectric effect, where the nucleus emits a gamma and the gamma then kicks out a high energy photon.
Feb
16
comment Does the pilot of a rocket ship experience an asymptotic approach to the speed of light?
@JohnRennie -- how does the following section in the Wikipedia article on FTL relate to my question and your answer? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faster-than-light#Proper_speeds Is it that the pilot does not perceive FTL, but when he does the calculation across different inertial frames, he gets a proper velocity that is faster than light?
Nov
19
awarded  Scholar
Nov
19
accepted Does the pilot of a rocket ship experience an asymptotic approach to the speed of light?
Nov
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asked Does the pilot of a rocket ship experience an asymptotic approach to the speed of light?
Aug
22
comment Is there any reproducible tested evidence for Ni-H cold fusion?
"since the scientific evidence is that Pd-d cold fusion is bogus." -- You're mixing up current theoretical understanding with experimental evidence. Your challenge at this point is an empirical one. You must show why every experiment is invalid in some way. Theory is only distantly relevant at this point. As a practical matter, your most effective strategy will be to discredit everyone looking at this stuff as crackpots.
Aug
22
comment Can Rydberg states exist within the bulk of a metal?
@BenCrowell: As an assistance to anyone who might be confused on that point, I am adding a note to my profile to this effect. Feel free to point people to it.
Aug
22
comment Can Rydberg states exist within the bulk of a metal?
@BenCrowell: you're not outing anyone -- I freely acknowledge that this is related to cold fusion. All of my questions are related to cold fusion. But I think you're missing the interesting physics of it, outside of that context, which is what is relevant to this site. (Interesting, at least, to amateurs who are still learning about this stuff.)
Aug
22
revised Can I treat a quantum process as a Markov process?
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22
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