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I am a physics ignoramus. I enjoyed three semesters of college honors physics, but only scraped through a semester of quantum physics by having my physics-major friend translate the physics homework into mathematics for me, then doing the mathematics parts, and having him translate the mathematical answers back into physics.

I am quite handy with mathematics, so this got me a passing grade, but I never did understand the physics, and my later revisits to the material didn't help.

I write a blog that often carries articles about science and mathematics. I have written a few blog articles about physics.


Jul
6
comment Parabolic polarization of a hanging chain
Why wouldn't the same problem stymie the same mode number in each plane?
Jul
6
revised Parabolic polarization of a hanging chain
added 74 characters in body
Jul
6
asked Parabolic polarization of a hanging chain
May
7
awarded  Yearling
Jan
20
awarded  Nice Question
Jan
7
comment Why was the original definition of meter abandoned?
The original definition wasn't the length of an arbitrary meridian, which as you point out depends on the choice of meridian. Rather it was based on the length of the meridian through Paris.
Dec
12
awarded  Good Question
Dec
12
suggested rejected edit on What's the Cause of Quantum Entanglement?
Dec
12
revised What is the theoretical upper limit on the rigidity of a material?
remove confusing and irrelevant issue of rod torque force by making the rod twice as long and applying the force to the midpoint
Dec
2
awarded  Popular Question
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awarded  Popular Question
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jul
1
awarded  Nice Question
Jun
27
comment Why does sand stick to my shoes?
I tried to tag this with adhesion, but it seems you don't have that tag yet, and I don't have enough rep to create it. Please feel free to add additional tags as appropriate.
Jun
27
asked Why does sand stick to my shoes?
May
31
awarded  Nice Question
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18
awarded  Nice Question
May
18
awarded  Popular Question
May
7
awarded  Yearling