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22 votes
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Field between the plates of a parallel plate capacitor using Gauss's Law

21 votes
3 answers
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Why do lines in atomic spectra have thickness? (Bohr's Model)

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4 answers
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Why is the candela a base unit of the SI?

15 votes
4 answers
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Can an LC oscillator be used to generate visible light?

13 votes
1 answer
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Why does the light at the bottom of the pool form this awesome pattern?

13 votes
8 answers
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How is this process not quasi-static yet reversible?

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3 answers
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Why does the tension on the pulley in an Atwood machine not equal $(m_1 + m_2)g$?

9 votes
4 answers
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Does the displacement in the definition of work correspond to the displacement of the object or the point of application of the force?

8 votes
2 answers
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Work done by isothermal expansion from two different viewpoints

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1 answer
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Why doesn't the potential energy of any object equal 0

6 votes
3 answers
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Does evaporation decrease entropy?

6 votes
4 answers
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Why does light diffract only through slits?

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2 answers
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Why don't forces on two surfaces of a fluid need to balance?

5 votes
2 answers
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Why do powers of lenses get added?

4 votes
3 answers
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What is the direction of area vector while calculating magnetic flux?

4 votes
1 answer
950 views

How is the direction of propagation of the wave function related to the direction of motion of the particle?

3 votes
2 answers
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Does the induced charge on a conductor stay at the surface?

3 votes
1 answer
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Good resource for geometric optics [duplicate]

3 votes
5 answers
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Which one acts first: friction or tension?

3 votes
1 answer
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Why don't we include the adhesive and cohesive force while calculating rise in a capillary tube?

3 votes
1 answer
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Why is the gravity in a mine shaft independent of depth if the local density is 2/3 of the average density? [closed]

3 votes
3 answers
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Minimum height of mirror required to view image

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1 answer
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Atmospheric pressure in a mercury barometer in an upward accelerating elevator

3 votes
3 answers
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Does the equation of continuity hold for turbulent flows?

3 votes
3 answers
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Different directions of frictional force when objects are rolling

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2 answers
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Entropic force in polymers

2 votes
1 answer
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Why is the potential energy of a particle $mgh$ regardless of force?

2 votes
1 answer
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Time to immerse in a fluid

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2 answers
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Derive that $P = I^2R$

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3 answers
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Problem on apparent height of postage stamp underneath paperweight