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  1. Partners in Crime (I Mean Physics)

    you're welcome
  2. The Sound Shadow

    Mechanical waves move through matter as a medium and as such many of the natural laws that pertain to motion and dynamics have special places in the study of mechanical waves. One type of wave is sound which most easily propagates through air however because of the laws of momentum one could expect that a mechanical wave is maintained through any matter. A solid barrier for example would be so rigid that it would absorb the impact of a wave and impede passage slightly beyond the barrier. This would produce a sound shadow where the sound loses its momentum in passage through the solid. Anyways this is the last blog post. Thanks FizziksGuy, even in the darkest of nights, you were by my side all along, my true mentor,
  3. Magnetic magnets

    At the time of writing the Magnetism unit has come and gone and perhaps writing this is more for show than anything. Nevertheless, I have something to prove by showing the internet that for a mediocre high school student I can be resourceful yet in paraphrasing the magnetism Wikipedia page. It is enough to know the math of something and then venture to take an exam where the capability to succeed is at your fingertips but the concept of magnetism defines the models that work, so the underlying mechanism of magnetism is a pressing issue indeed. In the ancient world, magnetism is observed in naturally occurring lodestones, magnetite and iron alloys whereupon the natural philosophers of bygone times poured over speculations and experiments formulating the modern model that our current science is based on. So what I can grasp of magnets is that electrons have a quantum angular momentum directed in a certain way. This angular momentum is intrinsic and because the Pauli exclusion principle, no two electrons with the same spin. So imagine the mass movement of an uncountable number of electrons oriented the same way there would be a larger magnetic movement throughout the material which is normally iron and thus creates ferromagnetism.
  4. What's in a Name?

    @ThePeculiarParticle read this lmao. Mine would be the Jerm it would measure the amount of energy or information possible in discrete spaces.
  5. Generators, Enough Said

    We live in an electric world and knowing a thing or two about the contraptions that sustain the way of living in this era may help a few of us reconstruct society after a devastating impact event so let us get to the point. Electric generators simply convert the force of motion into current using magnets. When the link between magnetism and electricity was discovered and became electromagnetism, generators followed soon after using electrostatics (triboelectric effect and electrostatic induction) to create charge. The homopolar generators were the first to become a reality when some guy whose last name was Faraday (we all know who it is, he needs no introduction) found that moving a magnet though of a conductive coil and vice versa generated voltage. Hmm, interesting. So long as there is some relative motion between the two, it can generate energy. Many of our dynamo-type generators operate on this principle, say if a magnet were mounted on an axle near a coil and turned by a force such as radial fins beneath a waterfall or blades of a wind-mill like structure then induction could bring the whole world electricity. I learned all of this today but think with a few years of study one could bring a centuries worth of human knowledge to the world over. Maybe that is our strength and fault as human beings, mimicry.
  6. Humans... How do they work?

  7. Okay dear readers, put on your tinfoil caps, wave goodbye to the friendly NSA agents and put a piece of tape over your webcam because I have a theory that may cause the collapse of organized society as we know it so listen up, you may just weep with profound enlightenment and then go to your local grocer for some Tylenol P.M. for that philosophy insomnia. Know bear in mind this is not founded on any fact or science, I thought this would be more of an exercise in 'metaphysics' or something of the like that would give me this liberty so admittedly this is probably the wrong place to be writing something so unscientific but whatever. My theory starts with the premise that life itself converges upon one single destiny, which I will call the "Monad" for the sake of the theory, which describes the maximum amount of 'knowledge' or 'highest gradient' possible in space and signifies the termination of all prevenient forms of life or technology. If primeval life did arise spontaneously, say from the primordial collision of organic matter and energetic phenomenon, then the occurrence must be one of profound rarity because no where else in the cosmos has this sort of sophisticated life-forms. Now imagine these very humble, transitory reactions becoming self-rearanging, self regulating structures akin to primitive endosymbionts and then through symbiogensis, becoming the first cells. It follows that the cells that were able to reproduce from raw, inert matter and natural energy via thermal vents or the sun would become the Common Universal Ancestors (CUA), progenitors of all life. The changes that occur in these steps seem to create higher extents of energy, matter and life through the proliferation of a single or mere few CUA into the diverse species of our planet, whereupon evolution has acted since. Natural selection can be understood from the eradication of early, microscopic life to the death even complex organisms by an extension of 'entropy'. The 'thermodynamic' systems that early life developed from must have been of sufficient 'heat' and requisite organic richness to go through as many permutations of 'micro-states' as needed to create cells, the probability of which falls squarely against the 'equilibrium state' and 'entrophic' tendencies. In a similar fashion an organism that degenerates under sufficient entropy-like conditions (e.i. mutation or damage) to sustain life is recycled during deterioration and energy is lost to systems other than detrivores. It is this same entrophy which causes the mutations that give rise, potentially to evolution. WARNING: More Insane (I was tired when I wrote this last part) The organisms to follow are of a higher degree of complexity and specificity determined by the circumstances that the environment and the selective pressures the organisms themselves acts upon them. Keep in mind that the various species (multi-cellular, colonial, prokaryote or eucaryote) are actually all the mass proliferation of the self-same CUA that would seem to gather 'energy' for higher trophic levels from producer organisms to apex species via food chain. This is not merely a cycle or a transfer but a contribution to the reproduction of descendant, evolved organisms which we know to normally be of higher accumulation than the previous, all as steps to developing the 'Monad'. That is when the advent of Mankind began as evolution created an organism capable of devising their own means to ensure survival through sentience and sapience. Gradually humanity shows evidence of the formation of knowledge (record keeping) and organization (civilization) as forms of this evolutionary accumulation. The ramification of this knowledge would naturally be the hatred of the CUA that progressed far enough to create Mankind's beliefs, emotions and minds that are tormented by an entrophic universe that despises all life. Now recognize that society and civilization are machinations created by fundamental functions to channel the entire collective exertion of humanity into higher forms of life or perhaps in the form of digital technology or transhuman life-form and ultimately the 'Monad'. This is a mere speculation after all which I have not explained well yet I cannot be rid of the certainty that this could be despite my indifference to scientific conclusions, it may seem possible that organic life terminates and transforms into some information-energy dense technology or higher organism without the human soul and this terrifies me.
  8. Singing Glasses

    I accidentally hit four stars and now I cannot take it back. My bad, I would give you six stars if I could.
  9. I am bad student (Yeet)

    If you are familiar with me, I am not a good person. I say "I aim to please" but far too often I miss the mark (and possibly end up letting loose a shot that nabs someone in the knee). These past two weeks I have not had a Blue's clue what to do with myself our how to move on from one assignment to another when I realize the bitter reality that my work is mediocre and I do not have the excuse of saying I put forth my best. While I suppose I perform well enough for some merit, I fall woefully short of being some lauded scholar or the pride of my family. I would like to have been a good, high achieving student that goes to bed on time, studies with friends and eats his vegetables but I know I am too forgone for that to be a possibility at this point. In fact, I realize that this point of my life is a pivot which the future swivels and turns upon. How bleak could this be for the average underachiever or the slothful thinker? I would hate to think of it. Even in saying this, it is too common a thing to be a matter of pity because I am not destitute enough to warrant compassion nor mighty enough in any measure to have condolence. Could a poor sinner as I even ask for gracious mercy? This feeling is a bizarre one betwixt shame, guilt, regret and mortal insignificance which I has faced all too often but lack any means to understand. Perhaps drawing comparisons gives rise to these sentiments but how could that possibly be so wrong? Even if I "don't think about it too hard" (@brandyboy72) there would still be the invisible truth grasping at my throat, choking the future and strangling all hope. The very last thing I clasp with confidence is that one day the laws that sustain such a merciless dynamic would fail and time would reverse upon an infinite permutation of recursive universes giving rise to a perfect and timeless Elysium but this is just a mere dream overcast with the brooding, lonesome stars of an unsmiling firmament.
  10. Snowboarding Slopestyle

  11. Is Math Invented or Discovered

    I wholeheartedly love this question! For so much of math to seem true the question should begin where math draws its truth from and why it would seem it explains so much. Some say that our universe is composed purely of math independent from any human mind and we see only a sorry resemblance of it. Others may say that math only exists as long as there are humans to define it or only when math itself is manifest.
  12. In AP Chem, my schoolmates and were using a colorimeter to measure the absorbency of certain concentrations of a colored solution. I notice how any color of light, except for the color of the solution, would be absorbed an amount proportional to the amount of solute disassociated in solution. I wondered why this was? A red solution would absorb blue or green spectrum of light but not red light, in fact from the reading of the colorimeter it would seem that an incarnadine solution would emit red light, give us a negative absorbency constant. A relevant bit of information would come from the fact that a perfectly white-colored object may reflect all incoming light and a perfectly red colored object would reflect only red light and a dark object would absorb all incoming light. Imagine a ruddy colored mineral, if a blue or green light shone on it the mineral would appear nearly black because it absorbs the light spectrum however if a red light shone on its face it would appear as a brighter red. This was a revelation that occurred to me late Friday during that lab and I would hope that it proffers someone, somewhere some insight into the nature of light. @BrandyBoy72
  13. What Will a Muzzle Brake Break?

    Personally I am a trebuchet guy but that is neither of our faults simply things are without reason, explanation or blame. People deserve to be happy.
  14. A common underestimation of our forebears in their histories and scientific achievements is that it was common in many archaic cosmological models that the Earth was a flat, disc-like plane. Without a doubt, there are people that persist to this very space-age day that trust in a flat Earth but it was in no way exclusively an ancient phenomenon or a common one. Even with few scientific instruments, the elder humans, unequipped with the internet and latest edition of The AP Physics C Companion: Mechanics (full color edition) by Dan Fullerton for only $19.99 on Amazon and free shipping with Amazon Prime, saw how boats would disappear over the horizon and observed that the stars would seem to swirl about an axis which also was an idea supported by the Christian church. The idea that people did not know the Earth was round stems from several fabrications made to support a popular thesis at one point that religion and science could not co-exist. Which brings me to this point: the resurgence of the Flat Earth Society. It is caused solely by social media's way of spreading disinformation and allowing people to assemble into a Facebook group of over thirty thousand apparently sincere believers of a flat Earth model. So I leave off with question: should you even believe in this post because it is social media?
  15. Superionic Ice

    Imagine people selling this, bottled, at silicon valley. I would be a rich man.

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