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Guitar(acoustic)

Acoustic guitars work a lot like electric guitars and basses(see previous blog posts). They have six strings. The note the string plays depends on the frequency. The frequency depends on the length, mass and tension of the string. So that means that you'll have to tune and string your guitar differently depending on what strings you use. When you play a note, the strings vibrate and produce a sound. The note produced depends on the frequency. This is pretty much universal in all string instru

DanDuguay

DanDuguay

 

QuantumTunnelling

In Quantum Mechanics, there is a phenomenon called Quantum Tunneling. This is where a particle "tunnels" through a "barrier". I know you're probably saying, Dan! Why should we car about this??? well listen up, and I'll tell you. This is important because this explains the nuclear fusion that occurs in the main sequence stars like the sun. Normally nuclear fusion requires a lot of energy to get these particles to collide but quantum tunneling uses a lot less energy. Quantum tunneling is very

DanDuguay

DanDuguay

 

Bass(electric)

People have heard electric basses for a very long time. People know you plug the bass into the amp and it makes sound. But people don't really know why.... until now. First, if you take a look at a bass, look in between the bottom of the neck and the bridge. you will see the pickups there. these pickups are actually magnets. These magnets have a north and south pole. these magnets have a wire coiled around them. If you move a conductive material through a static field, then the material, the

DanDuguay

DanDuguay

 

Quantum Mechanics Part 1

The first step in learning more about Quantum Physics is understanding what Quantum Physics means. Newton was a brilliant man and was great at explaining all the big things. But as things get smaller and smaller, these classical laws of physics break down. As we get down to macroscopic matter, they posses properties unlike those of bigger objects that Newton knew of. The basic idea behind quantum physics is that matter has both wave like and particle like properties. Quantum physics deals wit

DanDuguay

DanDuguay

 

Quantum Mechanics Part 2

Now that the History and base of Quantum Physics has been established, we can start the fun stuff. The first question of any good scientific theory is this, How can I prove this? I'll start with my personal favorite, the double-slit experiment, also known as Young's experiment. A double slit is basically a diffraction grating. When light goes through a diffraction grating, well a basic double slit one, it has a banded pattern, the same thing happens with any wave. When a particle Is shot thro

DanDuguay

DanDuguay

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