chain-reaction

Chain Reaction

January 6, 2013

Physics is just one department among many at Reed where strong mentorship paves the way for exploration, discovery, and a quantum leap for students in understanding the world around them. Source

Free-Fall Motion (Mapped Solution)

Free-Fall Motion (Mapped Solution)

November 1, 2012

There are many techniques to use to solve physics problems. One of my favorites is drawing flow-chart-like diagrams showing paths to solutions. The resulting “maps” are great visual summaries of the mental thought processes that went into solving the problems. At first glance it may seem overwhelming and confusing. Take some time to process the […]

Heat: A Visual Tour of whats Hot or Not in universe

Heat: A Visual Tour of whats Hot or Not in universe

November 1, 2012

What is the universe is hot and what’s not? Find out all the relevant levels of heat throughout the known universe from planets to chickens. Source

Visualizing Density: Having Fun with Mass and volume

Visualizing Density: Having Fun with Mass and volume

October 5, 2012

How dense are you when it comes to mass? How massive is your knowledge of density? Read more and you might just say, “eureka!” Source

Can Anything Go Faster Than Light?

Can Anything Go Faster Than Light?

September 13, 2012

Light is known to travel through a vacuum at 186,282.4 miles per second (about 700 million miles per hour, or 300 millions meters per second). So why can’t people travel faster? For more than 100 years, Alber Einstein’s special theory of relativity has ruled out the possibility of anything breaking the ultimate speed limit. Source

The Wonders of Gravity

The Wonders of Gravity

July 13, 2012

This visualization displays gravity. Source

The Hunt for the Higgs Boson

The Hunt for the Higgs Boson

June 20, 2012

Graphic explaining the significance of the LHC’s hunt for the Higgs particle, which could help explain how our universe came to be. Source

House of Quarks

House of Quarks

June 18, 2012

My diagrammatic musings aim to be stimulating distractions and a celebration of traditional graphic and mathematical methods taken out of context, or into new paradigms. But not necessarily useful. Source

Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Take Physics

Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Take Physics

June 14, 2012

Here are lists of reasons why Physics should be taken up in school. Source