After recently binge watching Star Wars, Star Trek, and Battlestar Galactica as part of another attempt to put off Calc homework, I realized an error common to almost all space related moving pictures. During their frequent shots of large ships flying through space, the sound of the ships' engines can often be heard. However, because space is a vacuum, there can be no sound in space. Without air molecules to vibrate, how can the sound of the ship's engines be heard? While it does make those ubiq
It being near October 25th and having nothing else to do (with the obvious exception of last week's calculus homework), I found myself re-watching the Back to the Future trilogy. While the verity of the physics in these movies regarding time travel are questionable at best, I was more concerned with another facet of the film. In the second movie, there is a scene in which Marty McFly steals a hoverboard from a defenseless child in 2015 to escape Griff Tannen and his gang of futuristic toughs. Mc
During the football unit in gym class last week, I was balling so hard that one might confuse me with a diamond when I noticed witnessed a spectacular catch. A fellow baller, let's call him Duron (as that is his name), leaped up to snag a wayward pass with one hand. Somehow he was able to bring it down with him to much admiration from his classmates. Hating to be shown up, I later attempted a similar catch, but the ball simply bounced off my hand and I was left looking like a fool. I later reali
This is the first post on a blog. This blog is about physics. I am the author of this blog. I hope this blog will help me improve my spelling and grammar, which are terrible but do not prevent me from making fun of other people's. There is nothing remarkable about me other than the fact that I can make minute rice in 58 seconds. I am writing this blog for AP Physics C, a class which I took by accident but have grown to love. I have grown to appreciate the rigor of this class and recognize it as
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