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Mar
5
revised Comprehensive book on group theory for physicists?
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Mar
4
answered Why does gravity attract non-metallic objects?
Mar
3
comment How to prove the covariant derivative cannot be written as an eigendecomposition of the partial derivative?
A bunch of your equations here are not inverting the index of the denominator ($\frac1{B_\mu} = C^{\mu}$, not $C_\mu$ for some quantities $B,C$)
Mar
1
comment Silicon-based life
Was meaning to post this anyway after coming back from class: moved to meta. Please continue further discussion there.
Mar
1
comment Silicon-based life
@Dilaton The first question itself is way too broad, since it first requires you to make some delineation on what one means by life. Nor is it an astrobiology question, it is a general biology question. And the rest are not so related, they could be asked separately. Again, my point about the community members was that not all may have noticed the broadness, they just noticed that it was closed for the offtopicness.
Mar
1
comment Silicon-based life
Besides, IIRC xenobiology was not allowed on the old Astronomy.SE. This is one of those questions where the astronomy/physics of the post has been tackled and what is left is the biology. But the topicality is debatable.
Mar
1
comment Silicon-based life
Also, there is a good reason to closing old posts, not for the heck and fun of it. People tend to see posts on this site and ask questions similar to them. Having broad posts / off topic posts / open basic homework posts left open lead to more of the kind being asked.
Mar
1
comment Silicon-based life
Some people reopened it because they felt that it was not off topic (which was what it was closed as). And they may be correct on that. However, look at the question again, it is four questions. Topicality aside, it's objectively broad, @Dilaton. You can vote to reopen again if you feel that it isn't broad. Feel free to bring it up on meta instead. Moderators are entrusted with the binding vote and are allowed to apply it on posts where they are reasonably certain that the post is closeable. In this case, I agree that the post is probably on topic, which is why it was opened, but broad.
Feb
28
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
24
revised Which component shows spin squeezing under twisting Hamiltonian?
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Feb
22
reviewed Reject suggested edit on What am I doing wrong finding the eigenvectors of this rotation matrix?
Feb
21
reviewed Approve suggested edit on $\tau$ pair production question
Feb
21
comment Why isn't $F = \frac{\partial \mathcal{L}}{\partial q}$?
The quantity you call force above is actually known as "generalized force" in the context of lagrangian mechanics
Feb
16
comment Why is light speed the limit?
@SachinShekhar ... so do it manually. You can still create a room.
Feb
16
comment Why is light speed the limit?
@SachinShekhar you can do it manually, or the link will appear when you try to add another comment.
Feb
16
comment Why is light speed the limit?
Please continue this discussion in an new Physics Chat room. Long comment discussions on the main site will be removed.
Feb
12
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
8
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Regarding the centrifugal force in a 3-body system
Feb
8
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Partial Differentiation of a Tensor
Feb
8
comment Is this derivation of Black Hole entropy viable?
Please continue any further discussion in a new Physics Chat room. In general, try to avoid long comment discussions as these may get cleaned up later; instead creating a chat room and linking to it in the comments. Thanks :)