As a physics professor, I’ve discovered that there is one thing more than any other that prevents students from finding success in my algebra-based college physics course, proficiency in algebra. Students who start the course without sufficient mastery of algebra are like students starting a English literature course without being able to read English. If
Need a little Friday afternoon light physics reading. This article by John Walker about a high-energy proton that struck our atmosphere in 1991 will blow …. your …. mind. Follow this link to the article.
This is a very creative video dealing with the second law of thermodynamics I found on Ars Technica.
One of the recent Farmers Insurance commercials featuring the Farmers Insurance University shows a professor and students considering hypothetical trajectories drawn on a blackboard of a cow sent flying by a tornado. Here is a picture. As physics students with knowledge of projectile motion, you are equipped with the tools to assess the accuracy of