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About SionR25

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  1. Hi everyone I was wondering how effective CSC cameras, e.g. Samsung NX1000 and similar, are for astrophotography? I am planning on buying one regardless but was wondering with its full sized sensor, light body and other DSLR features would it be good for astro imaging? Many thanks
  2. Had the interview today and got an offer . They didn't ask me about guitars though. I had a question on calculating distance of horizon, why you aren't pulled to the floor of the ISS and what happens to a sealed room if a fridge is left open inside it.
  3. For a particle moving with speed V don't you need to add on the kinetic energy (1/2 mv^2) as well. I know this probably won't make a massive difference at low speeds but I thought I read it somewhere.
  4. Just a little thing, don't get heat and temperature mixed up. Temperature flows to a cooler area via the process of heat. Heat is the transfer of energy via temperature. If your thinking of doing physics at a higher level in school, don't let this catch you out .
  5. Hi all, I have an interview with Lancaster University and have been tipped off that because I have put in my personal statement that I play guitar I will very likely be asked to explain what the physics are behind an acoustic guitar, but to be honest I'm not completely sure what it is. I have an idea it is to do with resonance and the natural frequency of the sound waves but could anyone help explain what goes on inside the box? Many thanks, Sion
  6. I think it is because photons are mass-less, the energy they contain is not needed to move it as a photon/wave is a way of transferring energy. The definition of a wave is a transfer of energy. A photon is one little part of a wave. Imagine it as water, a water wave when pushed will keep going until the energy you gave it in the push is dissipated by the water hitting a physical barrier. With light that energy is dissipated in the same way, transferring the energy to an electron. Don't know how clear that explanation is but hope it helps. Sion
  7. Here is the link for things created from particle accelerators. http://public.web.ce...cience3-en.html Scroll to about half way to the sub heading 'Spin offs and stimulation of industry'. Sion
  8. Do we know that features on other large bodies and planets won't move with time though? Sion
  9. I think you also have to consider things that have cropped up from CERN as well. Without CERN there would be no internet. Here is a list of things that have come about because of particle accelerators. Accelerators [*] semiconductor industry sterilisation - food, medical, sewage radiation processing non-destructive testing cancer therapy incineration of nuclear waste power generation (energy amplifier)? source of synchrotron radiation (biology, condensed matter physics...) source of neutrons (biology, condensed matter physics...) Particle detectors Crystal Detectors medical imaging security
  10. Couldn't you really say the same about earth as it is now. Hardly any land in the southern hemisphere, most of i concentrated in the north, or even either side of the pacific. Sion
  11. A good example of how this is used now is the detection of Muons. If we could see them they would disappear shortly after coming through our atmosphere. But they travel at extremely quick speeds so they do actually make it to the earths surface and we can detect them. Sion
  12. Found this picture on wikipedia showing the distribution of maria across the whole lunar surface. Not much at all on the far side.
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