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Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
25
awarded  Popular Question
Sep
18
revised Can a bullet really fly through space forever?
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Sep
18
comment How many wavefunctions are in a minimal basis set for benzene?
Note: Chemistry is fine with this question, but so is Physics IMO.
Sep
16
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
7
comment If it takes less than a year to accelerate to the speed of light at 1g why will it take the Voyager 10,000 years to reach Alpha Centauri?
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Sep
4
awarded  Nice Question
Aug
26
comment How to measure the energy consumption class of a home appliance?
Bounty refunded and question closed. This is off topic by our policy on engineering questions, as agreed upon on meta
Aug
22
comment Total Momentum From a Standing Electromagnetic Wave
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Aug
15
comment Does large acceleration have to cause damage to the human body?
Please be nice.
Aug
13
comment An electron has no known internal structure, does that imply it has an unknown one?
From whatever scattering experiments we have done, the electron seems to exhibit no further break down. Spin is a property that doesn't require "spinning" particles. It can just exist as a property of the particle.
Aug
11
revised Which form of the first law of thermodynamics should I use?
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Aug
11
comment Which form of the first law of thermodynamics should I use?
Ah, okay. I just used the symbols from the question (otherwise I almost always use $\delta$). I'll edit my answer later today.
Aug
11
comment Which form of the first law of thermodynamics should I use?
@Wildcat care to explain why?
Aug
8
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Aug
7
comment Is sea water more conductive than pure water because “electrical current is transported by the ions in solution”?
@AJP yes. This takes time (forever) though, since there is a solid-ion equilibrium for the impurities, when the ions start disappearing ions are created from the solid. But it will try to maintain the equilibrium so the number of new ions will be much smaller. This process will go on, effectively to infinity since the equilibrium laws won't let the amount of solid or ions disappear completely. Practically, there will be some point when these numbers become too small, but again, practically this is very far off.
Jul
30
comment How are magnetic fields transmitted?
Besides, when you have a rather established theory giving a prediction, when discussing theory it's pretty normal to assume the existence of the prediction.
Jul
30
comment How are magnetic fields transmitted?
@DeanK. there is no question of their speed of existence from the theoretical framework. It has also been verified a couple of times. There have been a couple of times gravitational waves seem to have been observed, too. I'm not sure, but I think LIGO has seen incontrovertible evidence of these waves, though they haven't seen anything interesting in them yet.
Jul
28
comment Why does the water rise?
@DaveCoffman look at the date on that comment. I moderate Chem.SE, I know about it :P
Jul
25
comment Why do we care about black hole interiors' physics?
Spacetime doesn't really end at the horizon.