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Nov
1
comment Have red shifted photons lost energy and where did it go?
@bobie Asymptotic is asymptotic, regardless of the size. I never didn't accept that energy can be drained out. It can. However, again, the photon started with a net negative "potential energy", so everything evens out.
Nov
1
comment Have red shifted photons lost energy and where did it go?
@bobie It can't be completely drained out until it reaches infinity (or if it is beyond an event horizon). General relativity doesn't have a nice concept of "potential energy", however remember that a gravitational well has negative PE, so throwing an energetic photon up (and having it redshift into oblivion) conserves energy.
Oct
24
comment Does a force really act on a body during a collision?
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Oct
21
comment Green's function for a dielectric with a charge
It needs to ask about a specific concept, too. Showing work is secondary (see the linked policy for mode details)
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
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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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
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
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.
Jul
25
comment Why do we care about black hole interiors' physics?
@dcgeorge Predictions are the final goal; but a mathematically rigorous model is how you get there -- most of the theoretical research is driven by model-making rather than immediate predictive ability.
Jul
25
comment Which ball touches the ground first?
Please continue this discussion in Physics Chat.
May
23
comment Countersteering a motorcycle
I don't think the wheels are actually moving laterally here. The motorcycle is tipping, that doesn't need the wheels to slip. I suggest you post an answer, I'm not really clear on what you're talking about.