Matter & Interactions I, Week 11

As (almost) usual, I’m writing this on the Monday after the week in question. This week we hit chapter 5, which is packed full of interesting physics and mathematics! We encounter the infamous time derivative of a unit vector (aka a direction), which I have found quite mysterious because of the rather hand waving ways […]

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Matter & Interactions I, Week 8

This post was written one week late. This week was devoted to chatper 3 of Matter & Interactions. The fundamental physics still centers almost exclusively on the momentum principle. Student are seeing more ways to apply it. I’m asking quite a lot of my students. I expect them to read an entire chapter, doing the […]

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Matter & Interactions I, Week 7

I will edit this post at a later date to include diagrams. This was a pretty good week. Students are beginning to ask deeper, more insightful questions and that tells me they’re engaging in the material more than before. We formally began chapter 2 on the momentum principle, but I did something quite different from […]

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