Math

The Physics Philes, lesson 27: Math, Continuously

In which conditions are met, a new concept is defined, and the author begs to be corrected. After several weeks of limits, it’s finally time to move on. But for right now, it’s time for a new concept: continuity.

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The Physics Philes, lesson 25: Taking Math to New Heights

In which I do less than promised, a pinky swear is offered, and the universe does not explode. Ermahgerd, you guys. This week was rough. It took me a while to understand some things so I didn’t get as much new info crammed into my brain as I wanted to. …

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The Physics Philes, lesson 23: Take it to the Limit

In which a new frontier reached, limits are explained, and crappy graphs are drawn. After unexpectedly taking a week off I am back, refreshed and excited to talk math. I’ve gotten to that point in the book where I am, more or less, completely new to the topic being discussed. …

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The Physics Philes, lesson 20: Here’s Your Sine

In which graphs are drawn, I radiate radians, and periodic functions are defined. Welp, it looks like I’ve successfully made it through the algebra portion of my review. At least as far as learning calculus is concerned. However, I still have one more topic to review until I can get …

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The Physics Philes, lesson 19: How Do You Function without Math?

In which functions are solved, graphs are drawn, and fun is had. I’ve always had a heaping ton of math anxiety. Ever since I was very young, before I knew that girls weren’t supposed to like or be good at math. I consider myself a relatively intelligent person. I don’t …

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The Physics Philes, lesson 17: Oh, Snap…

In which springs are stretched, springs are relaxed, and gliders glide. You’ve been very patient with me, reader. I should have attempted to do elastic potential energy questions last week, but I spent a lot of time goofing off. But your patience will be rewarded this week. Let’s snap to …

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The Physics Philes, lesson 16: Appreciate the Gravity of the Situation

In which balls are thrown, gravity works, and energy is added. Holy cow, you guys. This is the 16th post of this series and, frankly, I long ago ran out of clever ways to introduce each installment. (You may have noticed.) So I’m just going to jump right into it. …

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The Physics Philes, lesson 15: Release Your Potential

In which gravity works, rubber bands are snapped, and energy is conserved. As I hope I’ve proven over the past couple of weeks, kinetic energy is fun and interesting. It helps explain how much energy is needed to move an object. However, we only have part of the story. We …

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