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Feb
12
comment Two body problem with given start positions and velocities
If your time step is small enough, you can loop over all bodies and calculate the total acceleration on each of them (component-wise). Multiply with the time step to get the change of velocity and from that you get the change of location. That way, you implicitly have covered all 2-body problems.
Jan
19
comment Why are forces independent from the frame of reference?
No. It is the other way round: We derive the last equation and from that we conclude that $K'$ is an inertial reference frame. ma' is the sum of all forces in K'. There are no other forces (Eq. 1). This is expressed in the equation SUM(F')=ma'. Not more and not less.
Jan
19
comment Why are forces independent from the frame of reference?
Equation 1 says it all. Accelerations/Forces in both reference frames are the same. This is because $\underline{w}$ is constant. Can you explain what exactly is not clear to you?
Dec
18
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Dec
18
comment Does irregular reflection form images?
I think your teacher is right, because the reflection is irregular. Irregular means not organised in any way.
Dec
17
comment How far can light go?
After my answer including this cartoon has been upvoted, downvoted, flagged and deleted, I would like to share this with you as a comment. Merry christmas to all of you.
Dec
15
comment How far can light go?
Does this mean that individual photons lose energy? Or is it rather the decreasing number of photons that reach us, resulting in less energetic radiation?
Dec
8
comment Atmosphere model
I guess you need mesoscale forecasts? Why are you trying to make your own model? This will take months and years. Some model output can be obtained for free (e.g. GFS). Use that data to feed your glider software.
Dec
3
comment Introducing angular momentum for the first time to a class
Are you asking how to introduce the pseudo vector or how to introduce the concept itself?
Dec
2
comment Does anyone know the mechanism behind this double helix cloud formation?
It is difficult to judge the height at which this phenomenon occured. From the article mdornfe1 mentioned, I would guess that some obstacle in the air can trigger this slowly swirling motion. I must admit that I didn't read the article carefully enough, but the Reynolds numbers and stability mentioned there indicate that a scaling from wing tip swirls to some 100 m could really work. Maybe big platforms of television towers (imagine the bis ball of the berlin tower) can induce this double helix in just the right amount of wind speed and atmospheric stability.
Dec
2
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Dec
1
answered On what basis is it said that lightning does not strike the same place twice?
Aug
27
comment Calculating new temperature of an object when air temperature changes
However, with a controlled experiment you can estimate the conductivity: Start with a known air and object temperature, respectively. Then take readings of both at regular intervals. The average change in the temperature difference divided by the time interval yields the conductivity. With Fourier's law you can predict the object's temperature.
Aug
27
comment How do you add temperatures?
As long as you stick with one unit, you can interpolate as usual. The average of 400K and 500K is (400+500)/2. Your problem is probably to apply a proper interpolation method. Your 828 degrees are outside of the key value data set, so you need to extrapolate. Maybe you can change the question towards this direction?
Aug
27
comment Why isn't jumping against a wall an elastic collision?
Maybe there is something wrong with the wall. yhgdfg should be more specific about the setup of the experiment. How often did he jump against the wall? Which body parts hit it first? I only want to avoid closing of the question due to insufficient effort.
Aug
26
comment Increase contrast on the image taken by CCD camera
HDR means that you artificially increase the dynamic range (i.e. the range between over-exposed and under-exposed areas of an image) by combining images taken with different exposure times. Bright areas (e.g. sky, clouds) are well displayed on images with a short exposure time, whereas shadowy areas need longer exposure times to reveal details. The combination will show ALL details. So, if your pattern has darker and brighter areas you can simulate a higher sensitivity with low noise.
Aug
26
comment Relationship of multiple particles under collision
You assume that particle 1 reverses its direction after the first collision. This is wrong. Example: A=0.1, B=100.
Aug
26
comment Relationship of multiple particles under collision
I was trying to direct him towards am more focussed question in this homework. momentum = mass x velocity should be helpful.
Aug
26
comment Relationship of multiple particles under collision
Have you tried some scenarios? What if A>B, A<B, A=B? What about the momentums of the particles after first and second collision, respectively? Under which conditions can the particels meet twice?
Aug
26
comment Increase contrast on the image taken by CCD camera
Of course you have to use the lowest possible sensitivity value of your camera. Usually it is 80 or 100. The higher this value, the higher the noise level will be.