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## A Fourth Helping Of Random Thoughts About Physics

A Fourth Helping Of Random Thoughts About Physics A Fourth Helping Of Random Thoughts About Physics You’ll often note mathematicians and physicists expressing descriptive words like beauty and elegance when describing some mathematical equation or something that’s symmetrical. Of course this just exhibits evidence that scientists are human. However, there ...

## In 1926, An Austrian physicist

In 1926, An Austrian physicist In 1926, an Austrian physicist by the name of Erwin Schrödinger developed an equation known as the Schrödinger Wave Equation.  What’s interesting about this equation is that it brings into light the idea of de Broglie about the electron behaving like a wave and like a particle.  The ...

## Alpha – The Fine Structure Constant

Alpha- The Fine Structure Constant Alpha – The Fine Structure Constant “[1/137] is one of the greatest damn mysteries of physics: a magic number that comes to use with no understanding by man. You might say the ‘hand of God’ wrote that number, and ‘we don’t know how He pushed ...

## An Idiot’s Guide to: The Tides and Tidal Forces

An Idiot’s Guide to: The Tides and Tidal Forces What are Tidal Forces? An Idiot’s Guide to: The Tides and Tidal Forces It is a common misconception among the public that gravity is just a force going down. Of course, with Newton’s theory of universal gravitation, this simply isn’t so. ...

## A Brief Introduction to Quantum Mechanics (and Quantum Numbers)

A Brief Introduction to Quantum Mechanics (and Quantum Numbers) A Brief Introduction to Quantum Mechanics (and Quantum Numbers) Classical physics (also commonly known as Galilean physics) works quite well on the macro scale.  We can use Galilean physics to determine the velocity of a moving vehicle, the force of a 50kg ...

## Fundamentals of Nuclear Physics

Fundamentals of Nuclear Physics Fundamentals of Nuclear Physics This short animated video explains the fundamentals of nuclear physics – Binding energy, energy-mass equivalence, nuclear fission & chain reaction in simple terms. Adapted from “A is for Atom (1953)” The Ecole Polytechnique, one of France’s top academic institutions, has a longstanding ...

## Nuclear Physics Challenge | Space Time | PBS Digital Studios

Nuclear Physics Challenge | Space Time | PBS Digital Studios Nuclear Physics Challenge | Space Time | PBS Digital Studios Are you ready for some recreational nuclear physics?   On this episode of Space Time, we dive into a Challenge Question about Nuclear Physics. This includes traveling back into the ...

## Binding Energy – A-level Physics

Binding Energy – A-level Physics Units To thoroughly understand this work we must have a firm grasp of the units involved: Joules (J),   electron volts (eV)   and   atomic mass units (u)   There is a discrepancy between the mass of a nucleus and the sum total of the individual masses of its ...