Monthly Archives: July 2012

Relativistic Baseball

A common exercise for physics students learning Einstein’s special theory of relativity (SR or STR) is to calculate how the characteristics of a familiar object would change if the object could be accelerated to some interesting fraction of the speed … Continue reading

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Scientific Skepticism or Denialism

When I tutor students in math and physics, most of my time is spent guiding them through mathematical problems with exact solutions. That’s all fine. I enjoy it, it’s the type of help they need most, and it builds the … Continue reading

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Street Physics for Victoria

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkFR_bPAmwg With the recent warm weather and tourist traffic, it finally feels like summer here in Victoria. This city has so much to offer but to keep the visitors coming back every year I think we have to add something … Continue reading

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The Other Physics Story of the Week

By this time, anyone who regularly reads this blog will likely have heard about the big physics story of the week. The above CBC story is only one of many to have described the recent results from the Large Hadron … Continue reading

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