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Nov
4
comment Is this pseudo science or real: code found in superstring
@DIMension10 see meta.physics.stackexchange.com/q/4918; the answer is good, but just a video doesn't make for a good question.
Nov
4
comment Is this pseudo science or real: code found in superstring
...or it could be reopened right now as well; that's fine, but please substantiate the question with some description of what is going on in the video.
Nov
4
comment Is this pseudo science or real: code found in superstring
Not really sure if it should be opened, yet. @Muhammad, if you could edit some description of what is being talked about in the video, that would be great. I already linked to the arXiv paper, which lends some credence to the question/theory.
Nov
4
comment Does antimatter curve spacetime in the opposite direction as matter?
@abhishek when Dirac first discovered antimatter, he modelled it as holes inthe topmost filled state of negative energy states stretching infinitely down, which are already all filled by "ghost electrons"
Nov
3
comment Particle sliding on a semisphere - solving the differential equations analytically
I edited this to migrate over to Mathematics as there really isn't any physics left to be done here; it's all mathematics. However, I realized that the post can't be migrated at this stage; feel free to cross post it to Mathematics if you wish, with emphasis on the differential equations.
Nov
2
comment Is the “Doctor Who” spacetime affected by Hawking's chronology protection mechanism?
@ChrisWhite Good point, however I'm not asking if we can disprove the physical-ness of the spacetime. I'm pretty sure that the spacetime isn't physical. I'm just wondering if it plays nice with Hawking's mechanism -- as far as I can tell, research in CTCs died down after Hawking proposed his mechanism. Not sure, though.
Nov
1
comment Is the “Doctor Who” spacetime affected by Hawking's chronology protection mechanism?
@chris yes, but there's a chance (albeit a small one) that this manages to not have a divergent T. IIRC Hawking's proof has caveats and need not apply to all CTCs. Causality may be preserved in some other manner. If it is indeed blocked by Hawking's mechanism, well, I have something to point people to when they tell me about the new time machine they read about in the paper.
Nov
1
comment Is the “Doctor Who” spacetime affected by Hawking's chronology protection mechanism?
@MichaelBrown Ah, I have only scanned through it (plan to read it tomorrow), so I didn't notice that it didn't do any nonclassical analysis. I understand that it's not yet published, though as the media caught on to it IMO it may be a good idea to have this question or similar on the site. Yeah, even if the Hawking thing doesn't work there will be some other instability, somewhere.
Nov
1
comment How light causes increase in temperature
In addition to clarifying your problem, please put some more effort into your question. See How to Ask for more information.
Oct
31
comment Are matter waves transverse and can they be polarized?
Meta discussion on this question at meta.physics.stackexchange.com/q/5132
Oct
30
comment What to consider before taking a physics course (given a mathematical background)?
This question ... really isn't of the type we deal with on this site. It's broad and not really about physics concepts. You may wish to see How to Ask and the relevant page on the help center for more details on this. Sorry about this. You may have some luck discussing this in Physics Chat instead, there aren't many rules about chat.
Oct
27
comment Are all solids mono-atomic? Is there not any di-atomic metals or compounds?
Table salt? Most organic solids?
Oct
21
comment rotating an object without changing its orientation
@BLOB Ever used a drafter? This sort of construction is pretty common, really, but not always noticed.
Oct
16
comment Are Stephen Crothers' claims legitimate?
Maybe you could edit this to talk about a specific part of the claims which you would like evaluated?
Oct
15
comment Is $E=mc^2$ false?
@WilliamNeill Sometimes people use $m$ to mean relativistic mass and $m_0$ for rest mass. And FWIW, $E=mc^2$ works both ways, you can either say that $m$ is rest mass and call it a special case, or say that $m$ is relativistic mass. Both are correct.
Oct
15
comment Are Stephen Crothers' claims legitimate?
@BenCrowell That's interesting. I would have pegged the timeframe in centuries, not decades. Then again, optical resolution is improving at an astonishing rate.
Oct
10
comment My conundrum with Gauss’ law in electrostatics
@LisaLee We do not approach the rest of the charges, so the $r$ for them is not zero. Each one is a finite distance away, and as each one is infinitesimal charge the force by each one is infinitesimal. In this case, the infinite sum of infinitesimals converges.
Oct
6
comment Temperature of thermochemical reaction between propane and nitrous oxide
Note that ThermoD is on topic for Chem too. I don't mind migrating this (I mod Chem too, it seems OK for both sites), but if you want it to stay here I can go with that :)
Sep
28
comment Does the term “dark matter” apply to nonluminescent bodies which still interact electromagnetically?
(Also, the wording here, especially the first sentence, seems to suggest that "baryonic DM" $\in$ "DM". )
Sep
28
comment Does the term “dark matter” apply to nonluminescent bodies which still interact electromagnetically?
Hmm, alright. Though that brings up the question: Why does this term exist?