Wednesday, April 29, 2015

neutrinos everywhere!

please estimate how many cosmic neutrinos are in the observable Universe. are there more or less photons than neutrinos?

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Lenz-Runge-Laplace vector

the Lenz-Runge-Laplace vector is stationary for the Newton-potential $\Phi\propto 1/r$. is that potential the only one with that property?

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

cosmic acceleration maxed out

what equation of state parameter and what density would a cosmic fluid need to have for producing a total deceleration larger than 1 or more negative than -1?

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

boosted electric and magnetic fields

electric and magnetic fields seem to transform into each other under Lorentz-transformation: is it possible to boost into a frame in which one type of field disappears completely?

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Darwin-term in the Kepler-problem

planets are not pointlike objects and the total force in a gravitational field would need to be integrated over the planet's volume, i.e. the acceleration of the centre of gravity would need to be corrected by tidal forces. can you estimate how large that correction would be?