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I'm a Computer (Web) Programmer/Analyst based in Anchorage, AK and Minneapolis, MN. I use (among other things) ASP.NET, C# and SQL Server.

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Dec
23
answered What is the correct formula for gravitational time dilation for a satellite in a circular orbit?
Dec
23
comment 4- dimensional space geometry, what is the point?
I'm not thinking of any in particular, but brane cosmology was what I was alluding to. In short, even if M-Theory turns out to be not the correct model of our universe, we still be living in more than 3+1 dimensions, and it's worthwhile to test whether or not this is the case and the potential implications thereof.
Dec
22
comment 4- dimensional space geometry, what is the point?
String theory is by no means the exclusive proposer of extra dimensions. Some multiverse theories utilize them as well, but regardless of what theory is actually proposing it, we may be living in more than 3+1 dimensions, and it's important to test whether this is so.
Dec
22
comment 4- dimensional space geometry, what is the point?
I assume what the OP asked about was 4 spatial dimensions, rather than 3+1d (4d object). This would include things like hypercubes and hyperspheres.
Dec
22
answered 4- dimensional space geometry, what is the point?
Dec
15
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Dec
13
revised What would have been required to boost Mir into a stable orbit?
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Dec
13
revised What would have been required to boost Mir into a stable orbit?
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Dec
13
comment What would have been required to boost Mir into a stable orbit?
Why do you think specific models of rockets are not on the topic of physics? Payload capacity, lifting ability, thrust, horsepower, all these are physics related. While I asked about the Proton-M launch platform in particular, it was only because that was what was launched to deorbit Mir; another way I could have rephrased was 'was it physically possible to boost Mir into a higher orbit by the same launch that deorbited it?' However this is silly; how are questions that are quantifiable by physical models in the universe in which we live "off topic" because they name specific models?
Dec
11
accepted What would have been required to boost Mir into a stable orbit?
Dec
11
revised What would have been required to boost Mir into a stable orbit?
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Dec
11
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Dec
11
comment What would have been required to boost Mir into a stable orbit?
How are questions of rocket payload capacity and capability not physics questions, @DavidZ? Sure, there's a newer more specialized site on the SE network, but that surely doesn't make it off topic for 'physics'. Could you elaborate?
Dec
11
comment What would have been required to boost Mir into a stable orbit?
Could anyone please help to validate this?
Dec
9
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Dec
9
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Dec
9
answered What would have been required to boost Mir into a stable orbit?
Dec
9
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Dec
9
comment What would have been required to boost Mir into a stable orbit?
On a side note, it's extremely frustrating that there are more calculators and information available online for doing this in Kerbal Space Program then there are for doing it in our solar system or even Earth.
Dec
9
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