physics grad school

Applying for Physics Graduate School

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 We have now reached the final year of your undergraduate…
subway

A Brachistochrone Subway Is Not a Cost-effective Idea

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It is apparent that a subway tunnel could be built without the…
error handling

Frequently Made Errors in Equation Handling

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  1. Algebra versus Arithmetic When numerical values…
physics major

The Life of a Physics Major

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 So far, I have covered what I believe a student…
kinematic errors

Frequently Made Errors in Mechanics: Kinematics

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  Kinematics is the subset of dynamics…
medical physics

How to Become a Medical Physicist in 3653 Easy Steps

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For many physics students, Medical Physics is that branch…
math preparations

Mathematical Preparations For a Physics Major

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 Part III: Mathematical PreparationsIn most…
periodic table

It's Elemental! The Periodic Table Quiz

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The periodic table is something we all are made aware of early…
mistakes moments

Frequently Made Errors in Mechanics: Moments

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 The term "moment" is used in various ways in Physics…
renormalization

Renormalisation Made Easy

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What Is The Issue With RenormalisationIf you have an interest…
electrical wire

Misconceiving Mutual Inductance Coefficients

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 A commonly used formula for mutual inductance M between…
redlights

The Greenberger-Horne-Zeilinger Experiment

In two previous Insights, I shared Mermin's explanation of…
mermin

The Quantum Liar Experiment: An Instantiation of the Mermin Device

In 1981, Mermin published a paper[1], "Bringing home the atomic…
surviving college

Surviving the First Year of College As a Physics Major

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 Part II: Surviving the First Year of CollegeThis…
friction

Frequently Made Errors in Mechanics - Friction

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  1. Direction of the normal Definition: The normal…
Early Physics Education in High schools

Early Physics Education in High Schools For Physics Majors

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So You Want to Be a Physicist: 22 Part Guide Introduction:…
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Some Sins in Physics Didactics

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Introduction There are many sins in physics didactics. Usually…
differentiable function 2

A Continuous, Nowhere Differentiable Function: Part 2

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This is Part 2 of a series of articles in which the goal is to…
forces mistakes

Frequently Made Errors in Mechanics: Forces

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 Notation: In this page, a circumflex signifies…
Richard Feynman

Think You Know Richard Feynman?

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Richard Feynman is one of the most popular and highly regarded…
ADHD studying

How I Overcame Learning Challenges That I Faced Studying Science

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For the past few days, during my summer break, I have been intensively…
2D Animation

Visualizing the 2-D Particle in a Box

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The particle in a box is a staple of entry-level Quantum Mechanics classes…

LHC Part 2: Commissioning

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 Last month, I wrote a FAQ about working at the…
differentiable function

A Continuous, Nowhere Differentiable Function: Part 1

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When studying calculus, we learn that every differentiable function…
Thermodynamics

Understanding Entropy and the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics

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Introduction The second law of thermodynamics and the associated…
Einstein Quiz

How Well Do You Know Albert Einstein?

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Albert Einstein is arguably the most famous scientist of all…
CrispR DNA

Why CRISPR Technologies Won't Lead to Designer Babies

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The prospect of designer babies has been a staple of the dystopian…
abstract_algebra

Is Zero a Natural Number?

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Using: Anderson-Feil Chapter 1.1Is zero a natural number?This…
micro1

What is a Property Formally

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** Hrbacek-Jech Chapter 1.2Hrbacek and Jech do not go into…
space law

7 Basic Space Law Questions Explored

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*This Insight is intended to have logical basis but not to be…
bioethics

The New Bioethics | A 21st Century Overview

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It used to be that worrying about the future meant worrying about…
crackpot

A Layman's Guide to: Lies, Damned Lies and Pseudoscience

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It seems nowadays that we are getting swamped with science. But…
solar_eclipse

Solar Eclipse Viewing Basics

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Safety Information Before attempting to view a solar eclipse:NEVER…
supernova

The Fates of Massive Stars

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Introduction Deep in the vastness of space, beyond our solar…
crackpot_index

Physics Forums Crackpot Index and Bingo

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Discussing science online can often be a frustrating experience…
hand_to_hand_combat

Physics in Hand-to-Hand Combat

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Civilizations wax and wane but principles of physics remain steadfast.…
integral - Electronics

Interview with Mentor Integral

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Meet a Mentor is a biweekly (twice a week) series to help you…
DH - astrophysics

Interview with Astrophysicist D H

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Meet a Mentor is a series to help you get to know your wonderful…
georgejones - physics

Interview with Physicist George Jones

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Meet a Mentor is a weekly series to help you get to know your…
evo - physics

Interview with Mentor Evo

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Meet a Mentor is a biweekly (twice a week) series to help you…

Interview with Mentor LisaB

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Meet a Mentor is a fun series to help you get to know your wonderful…
ryan_m_b - biology

Interview with Biologist Ryan_m_b

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Meet a Mentor is a fun series to help you get to know your wonderful…
mark - math

Interview with Mathematician Mark44

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Meet a Mentor is a series to help you get to know your wonderful…
jtbell - physics

Interview with Physicist jtbell

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Meet a Mentor is a weekly series to help you get to know your…
dale physics

Interview with Physicist Dale

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Meet a Mentor is a fun series to help you get to know your wonderful…
engineering - chestermiller

Interview with Engineer Chestermiller

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Meet a Mentor is a fun series to help you get to know your wonderful…
evolution_faq

Evolution Frequently Asked Questions

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Q: Isn't evolution just a theory? A: As opposed to what? Yes,…
evolution_evidence

5 Pieces of Evidence for Evolution

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Evidence for evolution Here's some of the evidence available…
amplifier

Studio in a Box: Digital Modeling Amplifiers

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Musical-recording age Since the dawn of the musical-recording…