DilithiumMatrix

Massachusetts

I'm a graduate student in Astrophysics, focusing on theory, and generally studying high-energy transients, compact objects and gravitational wave sources.

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revised Is there a doppler effect on the images of stars around rotating black holes?
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Feb
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answered Is there a doppler effect on the images of stars around rotating black holes?
Jan
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comment Will this rope break due to the tidal forces or not?
@AbanobEbrahim Damn, yes, you're absolutely right --- sorry about that!
Jan
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revised Will this rope break due to the tidal forces or not?
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Jan
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comment Will this rope break due to the tidal forces or not?
No. A to B --- the Earth is acting as the rigid rod, conveying the force to the rope.
Jan
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comment What happens to wheels of a car moving near speed of light?
@ACuriousMind you cannot perform a Lorentz Transformation between non-inertial frames. The comments of OP's question is not a good place for this discussion --- a good reason why you should post your answers as answers, instead of as comments.
Jan
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comment What happens to wheels of a car moving near speed of light?
@ACuriousMind ... special relativity only works in inertial systems, which also requires a flat metric. Even in GR one can always find a locally flat metric.
Jan
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comment What happens to wheels of a car moving near speed of light?
@ACuriousMind I disagree. I dont think this has anything to do with the rigidity of the wheels. The wheels would be limited to going less than the speed of light, thus COM of the car can only approach half the speed of light.
Jan
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Jan
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answered Open 'ipython notebook' as: IPython notebook vs Jupyter
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comment Open 'ipython notebook' as: IPython notebook vs Jupyter
For posterity: I don't think this is entirely (read: semantically) accurate. See the answer I've added.
Jan
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comment How gravitational waves are exactly produced?
Can you try to clarify your question. Gravitational waves arises when huge massive bodies do perturb the spacetime itself but here it's the unclear fact: it's the motion of masses itself that perturb the spacetime? What do you mean?
Jan
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answered What does it mean for a map to be "coadded"?
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comment Text alignment *within* bounding box
Interesting, thanks. This is basically the approach I had been using (except I hadn't seen the inverted method for transformation --- really cool!). I guess there isn't any built-in method for this.
Jan
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comment Text alignment *within* bounding box
This still changes the entire bounding-box, not just the text inside it.
Jan
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comment Matplotlib - hiding specific ticks on x-axis
I think this is deprecated.
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