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Nov
6
comment Infinite Mirror Face to Face With Infinite Two Way Mirror
@Dimension You know very well that the popsci tag only applies to questions where the asker explicitly mentions that he wants laymanized answers. Please do not misuse it, otherwise the tag will be removed without further ado as mentioned in the past
Nov
5
comment Can one do the maths of physics without using $\sqrt{-1}$?
That is a great idea (FWIW, it's fine to quote it in every answer if you want, but cross linking works perfectly). As long as each answer has a modicum of uniqueness (after all, the questions are unique so the answers probably should be too), it's fine :)
Nov
4
comment If there were no space between nuclei, how big would the Earth be?
@coffee We aren't a discussion site. We have quite a few rules on which types of questions we allow (see tour, help center, and How to Ask). It's OK to raise doubt about the suitability of the question for the site, as long as it is done constructively.
Nov
4
comment If there were no space between nuclei, how big would the Earth be?
@Val Hints are OK, but try to be nicer when giving hints.
Nov
4
comment Formulation and probability of a wave-function
@DIMension10 Read the first paragraph (the tldr) of the homework policy.
Nov
4
comment Does antimatter curve spacetime in the opposite direction as matter?
@TobiasKienzler don't see how we would get inflation from that, inflation seems to come from the inside with each galaxy flying away from the others. But it's an interesting idea.
Nov
4
comment Does antimatter curve spacetime in the opposite direction as matter?
@TobiasKienzler Trudat. I don't see why it would be a far shot though, negative gravitational mass attracts negative gravitational mass if the inertial masses are the same. Pretty reasonable for clumping to occur, if the separation happened early on.
Nov
4
comment Does antimatter curve spacetime in the opposite direction as matter?
@TobiasKienzler Ah, good point. I usually look at these thing from the theoretical POV, since in the standard model and all we do not ascribe negative energies to these. Then again, that doesn't entirely exclude a negative gravitational mass.
Nov
4
comment Is this pseudo science or real: code found in superstring
/cc @JohnRennie ^^
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.