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TimWescott
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Is there a reason (in terms of the physics involved) why it is better to push start a car in 2nd gear rather than 1st?

8 votes

Why not build container ships from plastic?

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Is there any reason why "inner-flange" style trains are almost universal?

7 votes

Does a motor suffer damage when resistance to the intended motion is met?

6 votes

Why aren't gravity batteries everywhere?

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Root locus: ambiguity on which branch goes where?

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What are the design difference of a steel tank that would withstand 136atm inside and 1atm ambient compared to 1atm inside and 136atm ambient?

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Will electroplating a ventilated brake rotor with copper improve its cooling capacity and maximum its lifespan?

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PID-control of undamped system

3 votes

Difference between Hysteresis, low pass filter and deadband in control theory?

3 votes

Push button design for small gadget

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Amount of thrust needed to Hover on the moon?

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Why use steam instead of just hot air?

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Basic question about PID controller

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Limiting the integral to a time window in PID controller

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High frequency TIG welding and Bluetooth or WIFI frequency

2 votes

Why do custom engines typically specify a type like "Ford" or "Chevy"?

2 votes

Sizing an AC Servo Motor for lifting pallets

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Kalman filter for sensor fusion — what is the advantage?

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Can a Peltier's device (i.e.Thermoelectric cooler) achieve cryogenic temperature efficiently?

2 votes

Do modern, easily-opened tincans have the same "life expectency" as the classic, hard-to-open tincans?

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Where to find springed pegs with screws for a CNC mill?

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Purpose of normalization of Jacobian in a parallel manipulator

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Controller vs Micro controller?

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Flat Fading vs Selective fading, which one is better?

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How to calculate the moment of inertia of a worm gear?

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How much rain water run off do I need to power an LED greenhouse

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Why do we analyse frequency response for step inputs?

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I just learned about signed magnitude ,1's complement and 2's complement representation and I want to make sure that I understood them

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Do crank-sliders require some minimum amount of momentum to work in linear-to-rotary convertions?