# Shared Flashcard Set

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physics revision
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Physics
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09/18/2005

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Definition
 a system in a state of thermal isolation, no heat transferred
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Definition
 no heat transferred
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 conservative force
Definition
 the work it does, when its point of application moves from one point to another, os independent of the route followed between those points
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 the magnitude of the induced EMF around the boundary of its surface is equal to the |derivative of magnetic flux| through that surface
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 explain the born interpretation
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 the wavefunction of a partical determined the probability of findingthe partical in a given region
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 boson
Definition
 partical that has zero spin and does not obey the pauli exclusion principle
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 fermion
Definition
 particle with half integer spin that obey the pauli exclusion principle
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 derivative
Definition
 for a given function f(y) it is the rate of change of f(y) with respect to y
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 conservative force
Definition
 the work it does when its point of application moves from one point to another, is independent of the route followed between those points
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 simple harmonic motion
Definition
 a form of oscillatory motion about an equilibrium position, the acceleration is always directed towards the equilibrium position and proportional to the displacement from that point
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 conservation of angular momentum
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 the total angular momentum about any point remains constant as long as no net external torque about that point acts on that system
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 PVT surface
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 for an ideal gas P represents the pressure V represents the volume and T represents the temperature they characterize the equilibrium states odf a given macroscopic system
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 vector field
Definition
 a quantity that can have a definite magnitude and direction ascribed to it at every point, i.e electric field.
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 Lorentz transformation
Definition
 coordinate transformation of special relativity.if an event occurs in frame of reference A then the coordinates of the same event in frame of refernece B is x'=x-Vt/sqrt(1V^2/c^2) t'=t-(Vx/c^2)/sqrt(1-V^2/c^2)wher V is the relative speed of B with respect to A
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 de Broglie formula
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 the equation lambda=h/p for the de broglie wavelength of a material in terms of planks constant,h, and the magnitude of the (relativistic) momentum,p,
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 de Broglie wavelength
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 the wavelength which de broglie's theory of wave particle duality assigns to a material particle of given momentum
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 binding energy of a nucleus
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 the least amount of energy required to seperate a system into its components
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 Kepler's laws
Definition
 three laws describing the motion of the planets around the sun1. the orbit of each planet is an ellipse with the sun at one focus2. a radial line from the sun to a planet sweeps out equal areas in equal intervals of time3. the square of the orbital period of each planet is proportional to the cube of its semimajor axis
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 Newtons law of universial gravitation
Definition
 every particle of matter attracts every other particle of matter with a gravitational force whose magnitude is directly proportional to the product of the masses of the particles and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them
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