Saturday, January 5, 2013

Advanced Physics and Other Enjoyable Activities

My cute middle kid, who is a junior in high school, is taking AP physics and, imagine such a thing, she is having a little bit of a struggle. It turns out, she is thinking that physics is a general requirement for all college undergrads. Well, if all colleges want to graduate ten percent of their entire student body it is.
Constructing free body diagrams and utilizing the coefficient of static friction is typically not a requirement for most entry level jobs. Poor kid. Focus on other things to stress about like the impending economic collapse of the globe or the release of terrorist engineered Ebola virus.
"Chaos Theory is a new theory invented by scientists panicked by the thought that the public were beginning to understand the old ones." Mike Barfield.
“All science is either physics or stamp collecting.” Ernest Rutherford
“I need physics more than friends.” J Robert Oppenheimer (Father of the Atomic Bomb)
“Black holes are where God divided by zero.” Albert Einstein

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