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Jan
27
comment Dimensional aspects of the imaginary unit $i$ in physics
I personally think the two questions are a bit different, but I'll let the community decide here.
Jan
27
comment Why touching tooth filling with aluminum foil feels so weird?
@JohnRennie Ah, sorry, too many tabs open. Thought I had reverted this :p
Jan
24
comment How do I explain to a 6 year old why people on the other side of the Earth don't fall off?
<comments removed> Please do not hold long discussions in the comment, create a room in Physics Chat if you wish to discuss
Jan
24
comment Mass in terms of special relativity
Try to ask a separate question instead of rewriting this one.
Jan
16
comment What are the AdS/CFT papers which study the stringy effects in the bulk?
If it is specific, then this is a reference request. But it's not as specific as most reference requests as it is not addressing a particular study, more of a class of studies. As a resource recommendation it seems too narrow. Not sure, bring this up on meta if you wish, @Dilaton. There is a fuzzy region between ref-req and resource-req that is not clear policywise.
Jan
15
comment What keeps mass from turning into energy?
@dmckee good point, added
Jan
12
comment Is it possible to split baryons and extract useable energy out of it?
@ChrisWhite Nah, was just on mobile when I wrote the answer. Fixed.
Jan
12
comment Is it possible to split baryons and extract useable energy out of it?
@DavidZ Oops, forgot to mention that. Thanks, fixed
Dec
28
comment Really nothing special when falling into a black hole?
I'm a bit fuzzy on this though, it would be best if someone more experienced answered :)
Dec
28
comment Really nothing special when falling into a black hole?
@MartinDrautzburg from here "In terms of visual appearance, observers who fall into the hole perceive the black region constituting the horizon as lying at some apparent distance below them, and never experience crossing this visual horizon". The falling observer does cross a "point of no return", but that point is nothing special otherwise. But from their point of view (moving frame), light particles ahead of them have a different point of no return.
Dec
28
comment Really nothing special when falling into a black hole?
@MartinDrautzburg Well, the other thing is that from the observer's point of view, the true event horizon always lies below him. When he passes the externally visible event horizon, nothing special happens.
Dec
28
comment What happens when a charged (negative or positive) object touches an insulator?
To be precise I interpreted it correctly, but in the midst of writing an answer I mentally switched "insulator" with "conducting shell"
Dec
28
comment What happens when a charged (negative or positive) object touches an insulator?
Ah, oops, I misinterpreted the question.
Dec
28
comment What happens when a charged (negative or positive) object touches an insulator?
A battery is not a source of charge. It creates potential difference and is capable of separating charge, but the battery terminals are uncharged (almost). Also, charges do spread over the surface of insulators as well.
Dec
28
comment Transforming a lagrangian to hamiltonian and vice versa
@NickKidman I can try, but it really seems like you're in a better position to write an answer like that :P
Dec
28
comment How are anyons possible? (another version)
<comments deleted> Please try to use a Physics Chat room or similar to hold lengthy discussions.
Dec
27
comment Exactly how much lift is needed to overcome the weight of an average person?
@User58220 The kilogram. In the case of the fps system, as I was taught, pound is a unit of force (weight) and there is no corresponding fps mass unit
Dec
27
comment Book on optics in curved space-time
@Dilaton yes. Try to improve the question up to plicy before flagging, though.
Dec
27
comment Book on optics in curved space-time
Cleaned up and reopened due to change of policy.
Dec
27
comment Exactly how much lift is needed to overcome the weight of an average person?
@User58220 My bad, you're correct, the pound is a unit of mass. Strange; I was explicitly taught that the pound was a unit of weight and not mass.