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Is this an example of a good electrical question on Physics?

Questions like this one are potentially on-topic on Electrical Engineering. However, that question is a little too basic for most of our users, and we don't get a lot of homework questions as it seems ...
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Where should a user ask home-and-exercises questions? [duplicate]

Post Closed as "Not suitable for this site" by Brick, Bob D, John Rennie, BioPhysicist, Jon Custer The above message is shown for homework-and-exercises. The message is saying that "...
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Is “here a problem and my solution with my reasoning for each step, where has my reasoning gone wrong?” question considered off-topic? [duplicate]

I specifically used the formulation in the title from here, the only place I found to deal with this. But I do not know, what to take from it. To elaborate: This question arose from comments on this ...
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Regarding asking a question [duplicate]

Actually when I was a new user to the site, I posted the homework-type questions. But as the time passes I learn, and understand how to ask a good question, as I learn a lot from the site. But now ...
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I am not able to understand what should I do on this question to avoid it from being downvoted?

Please help me understanding about How I should improve my questions like this- How does torque operate? What will be going on with disc? from being downvoted? I think I have given the specific ...
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How to address high volume of low quality questions?

I've noticed that there are an awful lot of people who come here, create new accounts to ask their homework questions, get downvoted and closed then leave. Obviously, we have flags, we can attempt to ...
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Having trouble understanding how to stay on topic

I have a question about my Physics Stack Exchange post: What governs the temperature rise inside an oven? I find myself frustrated with how questions need to be asked... and the pit of 'On Hold / ...
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Problem with questions

About five minutes before I posted this, a question came up in the feed asking users to come up with innovative project ideas for a highschool project with a photoresistor. The question had no ...
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Add “is your question on-topic” page for new users?

I was looking around on the mother meta, and I saw this interesting post. The second answer mentions this page on stack overflow for new users, where they must check the box at the bottom to confirm ...
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Why was my answer deleted?

My answer here was recently deleted. https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/148332/by-what-force-does-a-man-attract-earth/148336?noredirect=1#comment309273_148336 I never encountered such ...
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Why are homework questions not given proper answers and they don't have much value here?

I think you all are still correct but some of us have some personal problems due to which we come to sites like this. I think we should be treated well.
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Answering homework-like questions that will be closed

Sometimes I come across a homework-like question, like this one Terminal velocity of a sky-diver that is of little value to our collection, as any answer is only of interest and benefit to the ...
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Why are “homework questions” redundant?

I have already two questions on-hold and closed because they were considered as homework questions. I think these people are exaggerating. Who told these people that my questions were about homework ...
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Rules regarding home-work questions

Sometimes there are questions in one's mind which he needs answering but those are just confusion in his own mind not any homework question or any question he read in a book. But to explain the ...
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Just to be clear, we do support the homework tag, right?

I stumbled across this recent meta question on the computational science site. What struck me was one of the community associates pretty much declaring that the homework tag should be abolished, since ...
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Off-topic question

I posted a question on Phys.SE and the question was closed as off-topic. As a matter of fact I did a mistake when selecting the tags, since I used the homework tag. When I realized that I did a ...
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Homework questions physics

Just joined a week ago and wondering how homework questions should be dealt with. Maybe this is covered already but I noticed a sizeable amount of kids are getting sharp "don't bother me" type ...
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Why were these homework questions closed?

Friction influencing the motion of a mass and non-inertial frame of reference Kirchoff's rules and RC circuits It is pretty apparent that in both of these questions, the user was legitimately ...
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Has my question been put on hold because it seemed like “a check my work” question?

My question was re-opened but has been put on hold again by some members of this website. Is it due to the fact that I had posted free-body diagrams which made the question seem like a "check my ...
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Objective criteria of “do my homework” questions

In the FAQ it is said that "do my homework" questions are not welcome on physics.stackexchange. So far I was sure that I know what are that questions: Formulation of some non-conceptual problem: "...
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Notify users when homework-and-exercises posts are found acceptable for answering

Could this site somehow let contributors know if a homework and exercise question has been reviewed and found acceptable for answering? Right now we only know when a question is found to be ...
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Can I ask if my calculation is correct? [duplicate]

Let's say I've been working in a calculation which is reasonable simple but I didn't found it done anywhere else. Can I post is in physics.SE and ask what the community think about it? I know in ...
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Are questions asking for confirmation of a method off-topic?

I have asked a question relating to how I have approached a problem. My reason for asking the question was my answers seem to be unrealistic. The question is here: How to calculate force on a string ...
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I need to know if I can ask some homework problems on here?

This is my first post. I need to know if I can ask some homework problems on here? Not full problems but after I provide my attempt at the problem.
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Squelched on meta - Homework policies

I need to understand the actual stance of this place on homework type questions. The actual practice as I have recently seen on the Physics site seems unacceptable to me. A homework tagged question ...
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Why is this considered a complete answer?

Recently, an answer of mine was deleted for being a complete answer to a homework-and-exercises question. However, since I did not give the final value of the wavelength, why is this "a complete ...
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Could StackExchange serve as a resource for the physics subject GRE?

I recently went trough the marginally pleasant experience of having to take both the general and the physics subject GRE tests in order to apply to graduate programs in the US. I prepared exclusively ...
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Why is this question on rocket motion on hold?

Well I can read the reason why my question was put on hold " ask about a specific physics concept and show some effort" However I wonder if that would be the good action for questions like these. ...
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Why has my question about the Einstein field equation been closed? [duplicate]

I would not have wanted to write this. In fact, I am so sorry of the fact that many times some questions are not considered as they are too stupid. My question Scalar curvature is $0$ for ...
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Deleting answers due to the Homework policy is not beneficial

The homework policy doesn't seems like a counter-productive policy on Stack Exchange. I understand Stack Exchange policing their questions, but policing removing answers to "homework like ...
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Dismissal of Non-Homework Question

Recently, one of my non homework questions for which I'd provided my attempt at the solution and conclusions, was dismissed. The question was clearly not a homework question, and even some of my ...
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Where did this answer go?

Just interested in what happened, why would someone delete their accepted answer to my question question that actually helped me? And isn't ACuriousMind's comment just wrong?
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Someone other than the OP adding "homework-and-exercises' tag to a question, and then the question gets closed as a homework-type-question?

On this question by Kashmiri, here, it was originally posted without the "homework-and-exercises" tag. And if you look at the question itself, nothing about it seems homework-type. Later the ...
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Deleting an Answer

An answer of mine was recently deleted because it was decided AFTER my answer was posted and accepted that the question was off topic. I thought putting a question on hold simply prevented any further ...
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What constitutes a 'near complete' solution?

My answer (posted below) was deleted from the following question: Calculating mass of unknown object using center of mass. The deleter's comment read, "I'm deleting this in accordance with our ...
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Homework questions as a knowledge resource

I'd like to point on the idea of question as a knowledge resource. It has come to my knowledge that understanding a subject, especially Physics, requires experience with as many questions as possible....
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Why my question is put on hold?

I've posted one question here Please guide me. This question is related to electrical self energy from electrostatic but it was put on hold because it was a homework question. So I edited it following ...
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How can I reopen it?

What will be final velocity of three charges $q$, $q$, $2q$? How can I reopen it? All concepts come out from questions. If I know how to solve it, I would know concept automatically.
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What does conceptual mean?

I've told to come here by another user after my question was put on hold a few days ago for being "off-topic". What does "conceptual" mean? It's a word I see floating around a lot on this site and it'...
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Time lag for questions with homework tag

The amount of badly asked homework-like questions is considerable on physics SE. Although many of these questions are closed rather quickly, I feel that the chance to get an answer is still 20%. Which ...
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Why run the home-work and exercises tag? [closed]

Most people on this website, who happen to have some "reputation", don't want to solve homework questions, all they want to do is put questions on hold, because apparently , the questions are "off-...
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Revisiting the creation of a new site: Physics Learners

There has been a lot of discussion in the past in regard to this. And a page Physics homework questions on Area51. On that page you will find a suggestion, to change the name of the site to Physics ...
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Why can't the Homework policy be more lenient?

Sometimes very tricky problems that require quite a bit of ingenuity are removed simply because they're exercises in physics/maths. Well, what is the fundamental difference asking about a specific '...
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Reward closed question

I was thinking on add a reward to this question (not asked by me): Two blocks are placed side by side on a surface (friction is present). What is the frictional force distribution between two blocks? ...
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Can a new physical science SE for beginners in physics be created?

Can a simple physics SE be designed for people who have little or no training who are enthusiasts none the less? That way moderators can instant migrate lessor questions there instead of instant close?...
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Thoughts on meta post on homework question handling and basic questions

I spend most of my time on the TeX.SE and venture to other SE sites when looking for help. However, the atmosphere here seems to be going the way of the "old" stackoverflow SE. By old, I mean about ...
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Proposal: putting homework questions on hold - but only for a week

In most cases, a homework has a much shorter time limit. If it is longer, it needs also a lot of work, which won't be done here. I think, if a such question could be answered with a such delay, it ...
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Question was closed as homework

I am wondering why this question was closed as homework.As OP said ,It was from an exam ,but I think it was not a homework type question.
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Homework questions, on hold

As a newcomer, I'd like to give you my contribution to improve this wonderful site. In general, homework help is the gold mine of such sites, you do not shows statistics, but the sites that do that ...
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Physics Stackexchange rules?

From help pages: "If your motivation for asking the question is “I would like to participate in a discussion about ______”, then you should not be asking here. However, if your motivation is “I ...