Distributions

Frequently Made Errors in Probability - Continuous and Discrete Distributions

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1. Classifying as discrete, continuous or mixed These statements…
cheshirecat

Weak Values Part 2: The Quantum Cheshire Cat Experiment

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In a previous Insight, Weak Values Part 1: "Asking Photons Where…
askingphotons

Weak Values Part 1: "Asking Photons Where They Have Been"

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In a previous Insight on retrocausality, I explained an experiment…
negative temperature

Negative absolute temperatures

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It's a famous result in thermodynamics that you can't reach absolute…
publishing in journals

Guide to Publishing in Peer Reviewed Journals

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From Concept to Manuscript You've done the science.  You had…
What is Energy

What is Energy?

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What is energy? For some reason, this perfectly legitimate…
alternative careers

Alternative Careers for a Physics Graduate

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    We are still discussing the final year…
Coriolis

Frequently Made Errors - Pseudo and Resultant Forces

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  1. Real versus Fictitious Pseudo, or "fictitious",…
LHC

LHC Part 3: Protons as Large as a Barn

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  See also part 1 and part 2 of the series. The…
physics blogs

Physics Blogs You Need to Be Reading

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These are some of the best physics blogs, updated regularly,…
renormalization2

Why Renormalisation Needs a Cutoff

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This is a follow on from my paper explaining renormalisation.…
errors springs

Frequently Made Errors in Mechanics - Springs

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  1. Springs in Series "A spring of constant ##k_1##…
earth year

Measuring How Many Days Are in a Year

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How many days are there in a year? Ask pretty much anyone and…
natural language errors

Frequently Made Errors in Probability - Conditionals in Natural Language

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  1. Turning a verbal condition into Algebra An actual…
physics career

The US Graduate School System

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    We are still stuck in the discussion…
impact errors

Frequently Made Errors in Mechanics - Momentum and Impacts

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    An impact is an impulse (change of momentum)…
matlab errors

5 Common MATLAB Error Messages and How to Fix Them

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In this Insight, I'll go over 5 common MATLAB error messages,…
hydrostatics

Frequently Made Errors in Mechanics - Hydrostatics

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  1. Archimedes' Principle X "When a body is placed…
Alzheimers

Can Gene Editing Eliminate Alzheimer's Disease?

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The development of the CRISPR/Cas9 system has made gene editing…
before grad school

What to Expect from Graduate School Before You Get There

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  We are still discussing the final year of your…
variables

Conceptual Difficulties in the Roles of Variables

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1. Variables and Constants When is a constant not a constant? …
gausslaw

A Partial "Derivation" of Gauss's Law

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Gauss's law was formulated by Carl Friedrich Gauss in 1835. It…
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

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  Part III: Mathematical Preparations In 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 Renormalisation If you have an interest…
electrical wire

Misconceiving Mutual Inductance Coefficients

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  A commonly used formula for mutual inductance M between…