The Skeptic's Guide to Physics
a HyperReference by
Jess H. Brewer
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- Art and Science
(not Art vs. Science!)
- physics
vs. Physics:
the Poet meets the Engineer
- Representations
(poetry again)
- The Language of Math
(...and again)
Optional supplements: Calculus in a Nutshell
or just Simple Derivatives
- The Art of Measurement
(some nuts & bolts . . . )
- Falling Bodies
(kinematics)
- The Exponential Function:
Derivation &
Summary Sheet
- Vectors - in 3 Dimensions or
Generalized
- Force vs. Mass
- Celestial Mechanics
- The Emergence of Mechanics
(we're talking serious poetry now!)
- Equations of Motion
(a Physics favourite)
- Simple Harmonic Motion
( everyone's favourite!)
Optional supplements:
Complex Exponentials
&
SHM Presentation
(435 KB PDF file)
- Waves
(the most important topic in Physics)
- Thermal Physics
- Weird Science
- Introduction to Electromagnetism
Optional supplement: E due to a
Rod of Charge
- Gauss' Law
(not just for electric fields!)
The Magentic Field
explained at last!
The Lorentz Force (337 kB PDF file)
Optional supplement: B due to a
Current Loop (92 kB PDF file)
Optional supplement: B due to a
Rod of Current
- Ampère's Law (under construction)
- Faraday's Law (under construction)
- AC Circuits: RC
or LCR
Optional Supplement: Vector Calculus
- And Maxwell said,
"Let there be light!"
Dateline: "Modern" Physics
- Early History of Atoms
- Particle in a Box (Quantum Mechanics in a Nutshell)
Quantum Quotes
Second Year Quantum Mechanics:
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Last modified: Mon Nov 23 15:22:31 PST 2015