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  1. Let's take a look and see if we can't prove it one way or the other with physics!
  2. Very cool... I spent last Saturday in Syracuse talking to two physics teachers who spent last summer at CERN... great to hear such interesting and groundbreaking research! I can hardly imagine the ramifications if this is verified!
  3. Excellent job extending theoretical concepts to real-world applications. So, if both mass AND velocity are important in analyzing a collision, what physics quantity do you think we should use when we look collisions in football?
  4. Nice job everyone. Just for future assistance, if you want to attach a file, use the "insert picture" button, and the server will put a local copy of your graphic on the server so it can be seen by everyone. [ATTACH=CONFIG]178[/ATTACH]
  5. Close, it was called Tatooine. :-) Trying to out-nerd a physics teacher... that's just silly. Great post, and I like how you're thinking about the physics of how such a situation could exist. Do you think it would be difficult to model the gravitational field in space for two suns, if the gravitational field strength is a vector? This sounds like a great opportunity for us to try out our new simulation software, Interactive Physics!
  6. AP-C Physics can be frustrating and challenging, and at times may seem overwhelming. It's also one of those courses that will leave you feeling out-of-sorts on various occasions. And I'd like to tell you that feeling will go away, but in all honesty, as you are finally pushed to these new challenges that are uncomfortable, it really doesn't go away. In fact, the challenges you're going to continue to face make this feeling grow and grow. BUT, I can tell you, that the more you stick with it, the more you get used to the feeling. You'll realize it's OK to be frustrated and confused, espec
  7. FizziksGuy

    Then A Miracle Occurs

    Well done, and great job sticking with a concept that was "fuzzy" upon first introduction... that'll happen a lot in AP-C, but familiarity will make it easier and easier!
  8. Physics of running and drafting -- very cool!
  9. I have a scanner we can use!
  10. FizziksGuy

    More physics!

    I do! I do! (Hint -- check your online course calendar).
  11. Interesting ride to understanding the Doppler Effect... and you found yet ANOTHER use for AP economics! :einstein)
  12. Welcome to APlusPhysics, gburkhart4210! Looking forward to reading your blog...
  13. FizziksGuy

    The New Year

    Welcome, MrPhysics, and best wishes on an amazing 2011-2012 school year! :wave)
  14. Have no fear BrightBulb -- over the next couple days we're going to lose everybody for a bit, but we'll also having you thinking this stuff is easy by the end of the week!
  15. Somehow I think you'll end up with more topics for weekly blog posts than you imagine. If you want a great example, check out Rhett Allain's dot.Physics blog!
  16. [ATTACH=CONFIG]161[/ATTACH] A motivational poster by Dr. Rhett Allain, author of the dot.Physics blog!
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    It is going to be tough, but it's going to be fun too! If it were easy, they'd call it chemistry! http://www.cafepress.com/aplusphysics.527644408
  18. Have no fear BrightestBulb, nobody gets this course 100% the first time through it. Every time I teach it I learn something more, and I don't think that'll ever change. If you make it through any physics class, and think you understand everything you learned, you probably weren't paying attention. It takes time for things to start making sense, sometimes a few hours, sometimes days, sometimes years. That's OK. Do your best, MAKE it fun, and you'll be a success!
  19. Have you ever seen the show Sports Science? It's a fun one to watch, not only from the physics and application side, but occasionally they "mangle" the physics a bit in their explanations -- would make a great blog topic if you catch an episode (I have a couple examples of snippets from the show we'll see in class this year too).
  20. FizziksGuy

    Physics C!

    Thrilled to have you aboard, goNavy51 beat Army!:labmate)
  21. I was amused... thrilled to have you aboard Entropy Fiend. The good news with your note-taking strategy is that if you ever do want to go back and reference our class notes, you can find 'em all online at http://aplusphysics.com/wordpress/regents/
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    I think you're going to enjoy physics breezy, and if you give your full effort, I have no doubt you'll be successful!
  23. Hiya redsox1! TONS of physics in golf... are you good? I get my money's worth -- really, I watch the pros on TV and they always play from the fairway. I like a challenge, and tend to play from the trees, the sand, deep rough -- adds some excitement to my game.
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