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Another way to define resonance?

Considering descriptive (and not necessarily applied) physics, would it be proper to define resonance as: "One of the fundamental means of storing energy" ? Of course there are other ways to store ...
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Could someone explain the Forster Resonance Energy Transfer?

My understanding of it so far is rather messy, and I haven't found a good source yet that describes WHAT it is rather than just stating lots of equations! I have read a source that mentioned it having ...
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Standing sound wave in a tube and energy

We know that there is standing wave in a tube if we excite it with a source (ex:speaker). The energy "leaks" from the open end and we hear amplified sound. It seems strange to me: $Intensity = {power ...
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Non-resonant but efficient frequencies

I understand that if the frequency of a driving force coincides with the natural frequency of an oscillator (say a pendulum), the rate at which energy is transferred to the same is maximized. However, ...
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What frequency is the scratching of finger nails on a blackboard?

This is the frequency/intensity that sets my teeth on edge. Does anybody know what frequency (roughly) it is? I am guessing it is near the top of normal human hearing, 20kHZ, but I'm not sure if ...
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Efficiency of resonant inductive coupling as a function of distance

What is the relationship between the efficiency of energy transfer between resonant inductive coupling between two coils, and the distance between the coils?
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Trying to understand why energy must be quantized/discrete [duplicate]

So I'm reading about bound systems right now in my quantum text. It is beginning to explain why energy must be quantized, and is doing so by introducing the reader to the one dimensional "quanton in a ...
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What determines the point of energy spillover to higher modes of a standing wave resonator?

One of the better known physics demonstrations for standing wave resonance is the singing rod . By holding the rod exactly in the middle the demonstrator constrains the first mode of excitation - the ...
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In general terms, what key elements are necessary for resonance to exist in a physical system?

I found a related question An Analogy for Resonance, and John Rennie gives a good explanation using description of the harmonic oscillator. But I'm really looking for an accurate and complete list of ...
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What really happen with resonance inductive coupling

I can't figure out the picture of resonance inductive coupling I can image how magnetic inductive coupling works, It scatter magnetic around one coil and if second coil being near it then induce ...
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What is the source of energy in this system? (resonance realated)

This is curiosity question, sorry if description is too vague. Suppose we have a string attached to some small frame on both sides Then we apply a force by plucking it with a finger, lets say 5.0 N (...
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Energy transfer to a driven oscillator

Why is the amount of energy transferred to a driven mechanical oscillator largest when the drive frequency is the same as the natural frequency of the oscillator? Why are they exactly out of phase by ...