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Power of the Prism and the Nature of Light

Power of the Prism and the Nature of Light

| August 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

One of the most fascinating things about modern physics is that this apparently highly complex and abstract branch of science is, for the most part, based upon very simple and elegant principles. A good example would be simple harmonic motion, which, in mathematics and physics, describes periodic motion. Even though this piece of elegant mathematics […]

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Physics Olympiad Problems and Solutions

Physics Olympiad Problems and Solutions

| July 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

As every student knows, physics problems can be quite a challenge. And when it comes to challenges, physics olympiad problems are way up there. So here are a few great links for various international physics olympiads. These include problems and corresponding solutions. For more physics problems and solutions check out this link: 10 Free Physics Problem […]

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10 Fun Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Richard Feynman

10 Fun Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Richard Feynman

| July 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Richard Feynman is not only one of the greatest physicists of the last century, but also one of the most charismatic personalities. Feynman, besides his achievements in theoretical physics, was a passionate drummer, a practical prankster, a great educator and a relentless optimist. So, given that everybody enjoys a good Feynman story, here are 10 […]

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An Observatory for Everyone

An Observatory for Everyone

| June 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

For those of you who haven’t heard about Kickstarter yet, it’s an innovative crowdfunding platform with a mission to help creative projects come to life. The idea is quite simple — each project has a deadline and a minimum sum required to kickoff; then people from all around the world can backup the project by […]

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Life According to Einstein

Life According to Einstein

| June 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

There has been a lot of speculations regarding the worldview and philosophy of Albert Einstein. And the best source to clear up the speculations and to see how life looks in the eyes of the great scientists is, of course, his book titled The World As I See It.  In this book (that is available for […]

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Einstein in the Public Domain

Einstein in the Public Domain

| June 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

One of my favorite websites is the great archive.org. It’s basically a collection of (almost) everything that is in the public domain. This usually refers to works that are either very old or the ones that nobody has copyrighted. Examples of important public domain works include the art of Shakespeare, Mozart, Beethoven, papers of Newton, […]

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The Great Unsolved Problems in Physics: the End of the Universe

The Great Unsolved Problems in Physics: the End of the Universe

| May 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

After the scientific model of the big bang has become the (almost) universally accepted theory for the beginning of the universe, such questions as the ultimate fate of our universe became possible to answer scientifically. Today, with the recent theoretical advancements and ever-more-accurate observational data, scientists are able to make quantifiable predictions about the end […]

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5 Highly Recommended Physics Textbooks

5 Highly Recommended Physics Textbooks

| May 16, 2014 | 6 Comments

Today, when thousands of lectures and books can be accessed online easily, learning physics is easier than ever. Ironically, when there’s so much learning material available, choosing a textbook or a lecture course can cause a headache. That’s why we’re gonna take a look at some recommended textbooks, starting with a list of physics books. […]

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