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Aussie in Los Angeles. My cork hat fends off Swipples.

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comment Measuring energy when no work is done — comparing push-ups to planks
@dmckee ah, thanks. The top answer at the link says that muscle cells will be contracting/expanding constantly, thus doing work. The question is -- how would you measure the actual work. I wonder if there is a rule of thumb, or if it varies considerably by individual.
Feb
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comment Measuring energy when no work is done — comparing push-ups to planks
I agree - I can't accept that resisting gravity on the one hand, and moving against it on the other, are completely incommensurate. And yet I can't see any way to compare them.
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revised Measuring energy when no work is done — comparing push-ups to planks
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asked Measuring energy when no work is done — comparing push-ups to planks
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awarded  Yearling
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reviewed No Action Needed How does the Milkovic Two-Stage Mechanical Oscillator Pendulum-Lever System work?
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reviewed Reviewed Why are so many forces explainable using inverse squares when space is three dimensional?
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reviewed No Action Needed What is meant by positive and negative gravity/energy/spactimecurvature?
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reviewed Reviewed Is there a simple way to compute some physical constant from Feynman diagram statistics?
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reviewed No Action Needed What is meant by positive and negative gravity/energy/spactimecurvature?
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reviewed No Action Needed What is voltage: strict but intuitive definition from accumulator's perspective
Dec
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revised How do electrons jump orbitals?
edited punctuation for clarity
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suggested suggested edit on How do electrons jump orbitals?
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reviewed Reviewed How did pre-Copernican astronomers accurately predict planetary position?
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reviewed Reviewed Effect variable cylinder radius has on airflow
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reviewed Reviewed Is the proper interpretation of temperature missing in this book?
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reviewed Reviewed Is the proper interpretation of temperature missing in this book?
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reviewed Reviewed Relatively how much energy do fluorescent light tubes take to turn on?
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reviewed Reviewed How much of the universe is observable at visible wavelengths?