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Light and Matter: open-source physics textbooks
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Suprathreshold stochastic resonance Suprathreshold Stochastic Resonance (SSR) is a variant of stochastic resonance (SR) that occurs for a specific set of conditions that are somewhat different from those of stochastic resonance. Like stochastic resonance, suprathreshold stochastic resonance describes the observation of noise enhanced behaviour in signal processing systems. Unlike conventional stochastic resonance, suprathreshold stochastic resonance does not disappear when the signal is no longer "subthreshold." Introduction Suprathreshold stochastic resonance was first demonstrated in arrays of identical threshold devices in 2000. Most importantly, stochastic resonance occurs regardless of whether the input signal is entirely subthreshold or not, and indeed the suprathreshold stochastic resonance peak in performance is maximized when the threshold levels are set equal to the signal mean, and diminishes otherwise. Figure 1 shows a simple example that satisfies these properties. Key theoretical results Auditory nerve See also

Free Downloads | Mechanics of Materials The material currently available for download is all intended for intermediate mechanics of materials. The sample syllabus in pdf file shows the syllabus in readable format. The syllabus in text for is uploading it into a spreadsheet or a word processor. This online material has been created for educational use by faculty and students. SyllabusSyllabus as PDF file Syllabus as TXT file SlidesChapter 1: Stress and Strain Chapter 2: Material DescriptionChapter 3: Basic Structural MembersChapter 4: Composite Structural MembersChapter 5: Inelastic Structural BehaviorChapter 6: Thin-Walled Structural Members Chapter 7: Energy MethodsChapter 8: Elasticity and the Mechanics of Materials Sample Exams: If images appear distorted, download the file rather than view it in the browser

Motion Mountain - The Free Physics Textbook for Dowload schoolphysics Videos | Mechanics of Materials I recorded the short videos below to help with questions that I imagined might arise for users like yourself. If you would prefer to view the written version, here is a transcript of the questions and answers in the videos. I hope you find the videos and transcripts useful. In the first video, I introduce myself and describe why I am creating this website. Next, I provide a short explanation of where mechanics of materials fits into the engineering world: Here I discuss the relevance of mechanics of materials to everyday life: Then I share the philosophy that underlies my work in writing text books: I explain the differences between the Introduction, Intermediate, and Advanced. Finally, I outline the timeline for the development of this site.

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Physics | Main Richard Feynman is a hero of mine. If you like physics, you should get to know his work. You can find a list of Feynman resources here. A note on how I teach mechanics The kinematic equations are commonly presented and used in the mechanics portion of introductory physics courses. The problem I have with introducing them too early is that they lead to a rote approach to problem solving that in the end won't serve you well in your study of physics. Instead, I strongly suggest that you solve every problem as if you were "re-inventing the wheel" every time. Think about problems in the simplest terms: What is happening physically? You'll find that in no time, as you repeat similar kinds of problems and as you notice patterns, that you'll start to take shortcuts. All of the problems solved in problem sets and examples in this section are solved using this approach.

Mechanics of Materials | Expanding Educational Horizons, LLC Einstein for Everyone Einstein for Everyone Nullarbor Press 2007revisions 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 Copyright 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 John D. Norton Published by Nullarbor Press, 500 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260 with offices in Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15222 All Rights Reserved John D. An advanced sequel is planned in this series:Einstein for Almost Everyone 2 4 6 8 9 7 5 3 1 ePrinted in the United States of America no trees were harmed web*bookTM This book is a continuing work in progress. January 1, 2015. Preface For over a decade I have taught an introductory, undergraduate class, "Einstein for Everyone," at the University of Pittsburgh to anyone interested enough to walk through door. With each new offering of the course, I had the chance to find out what content worked and which of my ever so clever pedagogical inventions were failures. At the same time, my lecture notes have evolved. This text owes a lot to many. i i i

Einstein for Everyone Title page, Preface and Table of Contents for Einstein for Everyone Introduction: the Questions Special Relativity Special Relativity: the Principles Special Relativity: Clocks and Rods Special Relativity: Adding Velocities Special Relativity: the Relativity of Simultaneity Is Special Relativity Paradoxical? E=mc2 Origins of Special Relativity Einstein's Pathway to Special Relativity Spacetime Spacetime Spacetime and the Relativity of Simultaneity Spacetime, Tachyons, Twins and Clocks What is a four dimensional space like? Philosophical Significance of the Special Theory of Relativity. Skeptical Morals Morals About Theory and Evidence Morals About Time The Conventionality of Simultaneity Non-Euclidean Geometry Euclidean Geometry: The First Great Science Euclid's Fifth Postulate Non-Euclidean Geometry: A Sample Construction Non-Euclidean Geometry and Curved Spaces Spaces of Constant Curvature Spaces of Variable Curvature General Relativity General Relativity Gravity Near a Massive Body Cosmology and Black Holes

La Brachistocrona | Giocando con la Gravità | Fandom powered by Wikia Il problema della brachistocrona consiste nel trovare la particolare traiettoria che un corpo, soggetto alla sola forza peso, deve compiere nel passare da un punto ad un punto posto ad una quota più bassa, che sia tale da minimizzare il tempo di percorrenza. La ricerca di questa curva può avvenire notando l'analogia con quanto avviene per la rifrazione della luce. e si trovano agli estremi di due strati di materiali diversi e di uguale spessore h. e percorre i tratti con tempi di percorrenza . . Dove con abbiamo indicato gli angoli di incidenza e di rifrazione dispetto alla normale alla superficie di separazione. con una opportuna costante. Si può generalizzare questo risultato applicando più volte ad una successione di strati contigui di uguale spessore e di materiali diversi. al una velocità e resta determinato il punto di passaggio tra ciascuno strato. al punto è dato da: allora sarà tanto piccolo quanto più è piccolo e quindi se la velocità nel primo tratto tende a zero allora Sia costante L'angolo

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