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Dan Russell's Acoustics and Vibration Animations. Today is Thursday, March 8, 2018. The contents (and links) on this page were last updated on February 18, 2014. I am in the process of attempting to bring all of the pages on this site into compliance with current HTML5, CSS3, and W3C Web Accessibility standards. The bullet symbols used in the lists below identify pages as (open circle) still needs to be updated (filled disc) updated to HTML5 and CSS3.

As far as I can tell most of the updated pages work correctly with Firefox v.41, Safari v8 (but NOT with Safari 9.0), Google Chrome v24, Maxthon 4, and Explorer v10. I am trying to figure out and fix the style problems with Safari 9. Please let me know if you find page errors or pages that don't load correctly. The Physics Careers Resource. News - Science of the Olympic Winter Games 2014. Science and engineering of the Olympic Winter Games 2014 The National Science Foundation has partnered with NBC Learn (the educational arm of NBC News) to release the "Science and Engineering of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games"--the latest installment in the Emmy Award-winning "Science of Sports" series. This enlightening 10-part video collection, narrated by NBC Sports' Liam McHugh, delves into the physics, engineering, chemistry, design and mathematics behind the world's foremost sporting event.

The segments feature a variety of sports stories, as told by some of the world's top athletes and record holders, along with perspectives and innovative research from leading NSF-supported engineers and scientists. The series' diverse topics reveal how key engineering and science concepts and cutting-edge technology play an integral part in each athlete's respective sport and help maximize their performance at the 2014 Sochi Games.

View video (4:58 min.) View video (5:22 min.) View video (5:50 min.) If the Moon Were Only 1 Pixel - A tediously accurate map of the solar system. Mercury Venus Earth You Are Here Moon Mars Jupiter Io Europa Ganymede Callisto Saturn Titan Uranus Neptune Pluto(we still love you) That was about 10 million km (6,213,710 mi) just now. Pretty empty out here. Here comes our first planet... As it turns out, things are pretty far apart. We’ll be coming up on a new planet soon. Most of space is just space. Halfway home. Destination: Mars! It would take about seven months to travel this distance in a spaceship. Sit back and relax. When are we gonna be there? Seriously. This is where we might at least see some asteroids to wake us up. I spy, with my little eye... something black.

If you were on a road trip, driving at 75mi/hr, it would have taken you over 500 years to get here from earth. All these distances are just averages, mind you. If you plan it right, you can actually move relatively quickly between planets. Pretty close to Jupiter now. Sorry. Lots of time to think out here... Pop the champagne! We're always trying to come up with metaphors for big numbers.


Circular Motion. Video. LinReg for physics class data graphing « Physics! Blog! What is LinReg and how can I get it? Note: This is not meant to be an advertisement. I was in no way solicited by, nor am I affiliated with, the creator of the program. This is a recommendation and love letter about a tool that has made a huge difference in my classes this year. Here is the link to the page where you can download LinReg. Scroll down just a little bit; it is under “For All Units”. LinReg is a free program created for use with Thomas A. Moore‘s Six Ideas That Shaped Physics series of books. I found it this past summer either through the Global Physics Department talk or through John (see the mention in his Physics Teacher Camp post).

As soon as I saw it, I thought LinReg might be the answer. Examples of student graphs made this year Before I get too far into it, I should post a few examples of what my students have produced using LinReg so far. Click any of the images to open the gallery and see the full-size version. LinReg Walk-through Names screen Data screen Graph screen. Graph | Plotting of mathematical functions. Science Niblets. Modeling dyi equip.


AP Physics. Light and Optics. Electricity. Next Time Questions. Most of these have been published over the years as Figuring Physics in The Physics Teacher magazine. They have also been in ancillaries to my Conceptual Physics textbooks, and physical science textbooks as well. My hope is that teachers will pose the questions, and withhold answers to “next time,” which could be as early as the next class meeting. Their educational value is the long wait time! Although these are copyrighted, teachers are free to download any or all of them for sharing with their students. But please, DO NOT show the answers to these in the same class period where the question is posed!!! Do not use these as quickie quizzes with short wait times in your lecture. Taking this easy and careless route misses your opportunity for increased student learning to occur.

You may wish to project these Next-Time Questions rather than post them. These Next-Time Questions are the outcome of my long and wonderful teaching career. . ~ Paul Hewitt.