undergradresearch

Niches for Publishable Undergraduate Research

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Undergraduate interest in research is a good thing; it's even…
coldquestioning

Very Little Excuse To Ask A Question Cold

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We frequently get questions such as these: "What is energy?" "What…
entanglement_entropy

Entanglement Entropy - Part 1: Quantum Mechanics

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Quantum Mechanics(QM) is one of the greatest intellectual achievements…
physicslab

Revamping Undergraduate Introductory Physics Laboratory

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This is a compilation of my blog entry on this singular "project"…
cameralense

New High Performance Ultra-wide Angle Lenses

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Note, unless otherwise specified, all focal lengths are in terms…
diffractiontheory

The Diffraction Limited Spot Size with Perfect Focusing

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Purpose:  The purpose of this Insights article is to give…
learned

What Is The Most Important Thing That You Learned?

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I mentioned in an earlier Insight on what I think are the most…
cornuspiral

Frenet Equations in 2-D Which Result in the Cornu Spiral

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This Insights article is intended as an introduction to the Frenet-Serret…
experimenthistory

History's First Science Experiments

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In this Insight I'm going to talk about two of the first science…
boatramps

Real Research in Unexpected Places - Boat Ramps

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Read part 1 -Backyards, Barns, Bayous Real Research in Unexpected…
geometrysimple

Simple Geometry, Deep Math

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Introduction It is a remarkable fact that consideration of…
quantumflux

Vacuum Fluctuations in Experimental Practice

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This Insight Article is a sequel of the Insight Articles ”The…
magnet

Permanent Magnets Explained by Magnetic Surface Currents

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Introduction: The purpose of this Insight is to explain permanent…
highercategorytheory

Why Higher Category Theory in Physics?

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  This here is my personal story. For an alternative…
SchwarzschildGeometry3

The Schwarzschild Geometry: Part 3

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  When we left off in part 2, we were looking at…
fakenews

Fake News and Science Reporting

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During and even after the recent US election campaign, there…
quantumapplitudes

Quantum Amplitudes, Probabilities and EPR

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This is a little note about quantum amplitudes. Even though quantum…
fishresearch

Real Research in Unexpected Places - Backyards, Barns, Bayous

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21st century science labors under the myth that good experimental…
representations

Representations and Why Precision is Important

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First of all: What is a representation? It is the description…
angledimensions

Can Angles be Assigned a Dimension?

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1. Some Background on Dimensional Analysis ... if you are…
whystudyphysics

Why Study Physics? A Bit Goes a Long Way!

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If you don’t plan to become a scientist or an engineer, is…
vaccummyth

The Vacuum Fluctuation Myth

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This Insight Article is a sequel of the Insight Articles ”The…
anyon

Anyon Demystified

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Every quantum physicist knows that all particles are either bosons…
frameofreference2

Frames of Reference: A Skateboarder's View

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My essay Explaining Rolling Motion raised some commentary about…
relativitygauge

General Relativity as a Gauge Theory

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The fundamental interactions of the Standard Model are described…
govandteachers

Blaming Government for Teacher and Scientist Failures in Integrity

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The article, "Governmental policy is wrecking science," makes…
quantumparticle

Spectral Standard Model and String Compactifications

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    The Connes-Lott-Chamseddine-Barrett model…
cmbprimer4

A Poor Man's CMB Primer. Part 4: Cosmic Acoustics

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  Before decoupling, photons and charged particles…
spacetimecon

Struggles with the Continuum - Conclusion

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  We've been looking at how the continuum nature…
11dgravity

11d Gravity From Just the Torsion Constraint

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  It is familiar that Einstein gravity may be formulated …
spacetime7

Struggles with the Continuum - Part 7

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  Combining electromagnetism with relativity and…
ohmslaw

Ohm's Law Mellow

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At first I wanted this title to say “Ohm’s law is not a Law.” …
carcapacity

Why Road Capacity Is Almost Independent of the Speed Limit

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Let us start with a familiar situation. Take a familiar part…