User talk:Guy vandegrift

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Welcome![edit]

Hello, Guy vandegrift, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are a few links to pages you might find helpful:

Please remember to sign your messages on talk pages by typing four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically insert your username and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or ask your question on this page and then place {{help me}} before the question. Again, welcome! 78.26 (I'm no IP, talk to me!) 19:10, 4 September 2013 (UTC)

Electrostatics[edit]

Hello! I noticed you removed a large amount of material from Electrostatics. Your edit summary indicates this was completely unintentional. You are allowed to create as many sandboxes in your own user space as you would like. If you have questions on how to do this, let me know. All the best, 78.26 (I'm no IP, talk to me!) 19:12, 4 September 2013 (UTC)

Information.png Please stop removing material from the article. You may copy this to your sandbox, and print for you class, if that is what you intend, but you are causing disruption on the "live" article on Electrostatics. 78.26 (I'm no IP, talk to me!) 20:36, 4 September 2013 (UTC)

September 2013[edit]

Information icon Hello, I'm EuroCarGT. I wanted to let you know that I undid one of your recent contributions, such as the one you made with this edit to Electrostatics, because it didn’t appear constructive to me. If you think I made a mistake, or if you have any questions, you can leave me a message on my talk page. Thanks. ///EuroCarGT 20:53, 4 September 2013 (UTC)

Opting in to VisualEditor[edit]

As you may know, VisualEditor ("Edit beta") is currently available on the English Wikipedia only for registered editors who choose to enable it. Since you have made 50 or more edits with VisualEditor this year, I want to make sure that you know that you can enable VisualEditor (if you haven't already done so) by going to your preferences and choosing the item, "Enable VisualEditor. It will be available in the following namespaces: $1". This will give you the option of using VisualEditor on articles and userpages when you want to, and give you the opportunity to spot changes in the interface and suggest improvements. We value your feedback, whether positive or negative, about using VisualEditor, at Wikipedia:VisualEditor/Feedback. Thank you, Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 20:12, 11 October 2013 (UTC)

Physics equations II[edit]

I moved Physics equations II to your userspace: User:Guy vandegrift/Physics equations II – Njol #T·C 09:02, 8 November 2013 (UTC)

Thank you. Was this something I should have done myself? Guy vandegrift (talk) 09:40, 8 November 2013 (UTC)
The template {{user draft}} and the non-encypledic content suggests that you didn't want to create an article, but a user (sub)page, which should be created in your userspace, i.e. start with 'User:YourUsername/'. Thus next time directly create the article in the correct place to not "pollute" the article namespace. – Njol #T·C 09:48, 8 November 2013 (UTC)

December 2013[edit]

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  • when heat is transferred from the hot and into the cold reservoir. However, if <math>\eta_M>\eta_L</math>, then the net heat flow would be out of the cold and into the hot reservoir, since:
  • [[Heat_engine#Efficiency|Efficiency]], η, is defined as |W|/|Q<sub>h</sub>|). The figure is consistent with this definition for both engines:

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Gibbs Paradox[edit]

To the editors of Wikipedia,

I just wrote a section on Gibbs paradox, should I have instead submitted it to you?

The section I wrote is Gibbs_paradox#Making_the_entropy_of_an_ideal_gas_extensive_by_permitting_particle_exchange_between_systems

I got involved with Wikiversity about two months ago, and it took me a while to realize that Wikiversity and Wikipedia have different rules. I have been making small edits in Wikipedia up till now until I decided to write the section on Gibbs Paradox. ---guyvan52 (talk) 05:28, 10 January 2014 (UTC)

Hello there Guy. You don't need to submit this particular piece to articles for creation because it is an addition to an existing article. We only deal with completely new articles at AfC. I think what you need is some guidance and encouragement from the folks at the tea house.Rankersbo (talk) 09:39, 10 January 2014 (UTC)


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January 2014[edit]

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  • the theory of special relativity, we must adopt a different convention. Continuing to work in the (non-relativistic [[Classical mechanics|Newtonian limit]] we begin with a [[Galilean transformation]]

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March 2014[edit]

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  • can be ignored, and then electric potential is equivalent to [[pressure]]. The [[voltage]] (or [[voltage drop]] or ''potential difference'' is a difference in pressure between two points.

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I might be violating the rules, but no harm is being done.[edit]

Hello, I have made a number of contributions to Wikipedia, and many more to Wikiversity, which I believe has growth potential. The goal is to create open source textbooks for college students. Two Wikiversity projects are sufficiently developed for current use in two courses that I teach. (See v:Physics equations and v:Astronomy college course.) I have also contributed these images to commons.

My Astronomy course focuses on scientific literacy, and for my students Wikipedia articles are too long. Up to now, I have ported Wikipedia articles into Wikiversity, using a permalink to credit the authors. Then I heavily edited the articles in Wikiversity. A couple of days ago I realized that it is much easier to place these essays in my Wikipedia user space, where I do not need to waste time fussing with redlinks and templates that are incompatible with Wikiversity.

Is this allowed?--guyvan52 (talk) 00:31, 26 June 2014 (UTC)

Quizzes for this article[edit]

I added a quiz specific to this article and used a Wikiversity template on quizzes. Then I noticed that you already have a generic sisterlink template that leads to a Wikiversity redlink. If you want, I could link my Quizzes through that redlink instead. I would prefer not to because that requires an extra link on the part of the reader before a quiz is actually reached. I plan to write 3±1 quizzes on Nuclear Power before I move on to another Wikipedia article.--guyvan52 (talk) 19:24, 31 July 2014 (UTC)

Please review this article[edit]

Hello! I have done a substantial rewrite of the Geiger-Marsden experiment article and would like to have it assessed. I submitted it for peer review but nobody took notice. Nobody ever takes notice. I am resorting to directly contacting Wikipedians with a background in physics. If you have the time, would you care to review this article, and tell me if it is worthy of being featured on the Main Page? Kurzon (talk) 16:47, 11 August 2014 (UTC)

I never thought about "featured articles" so I looked around and found this list: Wikipedia:Featured_lists#Physics_and_astronomy

The list seems somewhat meaningless to me, so I see no reason for attempting to make any article "featured". Wikipedia is not peer reviewed. At least that is how I understand it. I glanced at your work and it seems that you made the article better, but I tend to carefully watch only pages where I have been active. Apparently the other "watchers" of that page like what you did. Does that answer your question?--guyvan52 (talk) 19:52, 11 August 2014 (UTC)

Response.[edit]

A response is on my page. DoctorTerrella (talk) 20:12, 13 August 2014 (UTC)