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Should history of physics questions be on topic?

Summary History questions are welcome on this site whenever they have any bearing on our modern understanding of physics. However, if a question has only minimal or null bearing on our current ...
Emilio Pisanty's user avatar
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What is the policy for linking? E.g.: Why should we link to abstract pages rather than pdf files? How do we cite arXiv preprints?

There are multiple reasons why it's better to link to abstract pages rather than directly to the PDF versions: Mobile users and users with slow internet connection prefer an abstract page over a PDF ...
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How do I ask homework questions on Physics Stack Exchange?

Bad: Your question looks like: "Here is my homework. Solve it instead of me, now". You scanned/photographed your textbook. You don't show effort or curiosity towards the solution. You don't bother to ...
16 votes

How do I ask homework questions on Physics Stack Exchange?

The aim of our site is to be an authoritative source of information for active researchers, academics and students of physics and astronomy, and we want the posts here to be interesting, informative ...
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My question was closed on Phys.SE. Can you recommend me another Internet site where my question might be on-topic?

Problem Solving Strategies chatroom This requires a rep of at least 20 points. Typical questions come from college/university exam preparation (mainly JEE) and undergraduate level physics courses, ...
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My question was closed on Phys.SE. Can you recommend me another Internet site where my question might be on-topic?

https://www.slader.com/ Live Tutoring Tutoring on Slader provides users a platform to chat and share concepts visually through images and a live shared drawing board. Slader users can request help ...
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My question was closed on Phys.SE. Can you recommend me another Internet site where my question might be on-topic?

https://www.wyzant.com/ is a tutoring site but where you can post your question (homework)
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Should history of physics questions be on topic?

In general, I'd say no, they should not be on topic here. However, I could see myself making an exception for questions asking how a problem in physics was historically solved. I don't mean a homework-...
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Should any check-my-work questions be made on topic?

What bothers me to a degree in the statements that the questions asking to check one's (home)work should be unconditionally closed, regardless of the level of the work done is that every working ...
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My question was closed on Phys.SE. Can you recommend me another Internet site where my question might be on-topic?

https://artofproblemsolving.com/community A good number of questions closed as off-topic are often of grade 12 level or sometimes of Olympiad Physics level. When PSE veterans see such questions, they ...
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