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Apr
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comment How do forces work
This seems like an interesting answer. If I understand the comment correctly it seems to say that force isn't quite the point. What's the point is the fact that acceleration occurs. Since acceleration implies an increase in energy in the accelerated entity, the question then becomes (at least in my mind) how does that energy transfer work/happen?
Apr
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comment How do forces work
Interesting how in the video Feynman spent 7 1/2 minutes talking around the question and ended up saying that he couldn't explain it in intuitive terms.
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asked How do forces work
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comment What does activation energy actually do?
No. I checked the check mark.
Feb
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accepted Simple question about a gas in a box with a moving wall
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accepted Simple conservation of momentum
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accepted Global warming and planetary thermodynamics
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accepted A terminological question about work and energy
Feb
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comment storing energy (as mass)
It sounds to me that this answer and the one by @Manishearth are both saying that the additional mass is stored in the field/space itself. That seems like a strange concept, but that's why I asked the question. So to summarize, if one had an isolated system of masses, enclosed, say, in a rigid container, and modified it by separating the internal masses, then the system as a whole would have more mass than before. That could be measured, say, by applying a force to the container and checking its acceleration. The before and after results would be different. Right?
Feb
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accepted storing energy (as mass)
Feb
13
comment What does activation energy actually do?
Thanks. I guess that answers it.
Feb
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accepted What does activation energy actually do?
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asked What does activation energy actually do?
Feb
12
comment storing energy (as mass)
I also asked the question on [ goo.gl/52V3t ] (Google+) and got a good answer in the comments. I can't post it here because I don't have authority to do so before 8 hours.
Feb
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asked storing energy (as mass)
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comment Terminology question about energy
Yes, that's it. Thanks.
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accepted Terminology question about energy