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An Introduction to Theoretical Physics (Part 5 of 5)

October 20, 2011


Introduction to Part 5 At this point, let’s reflect upon the topics we have included in our little exploration.  I have tried to place the topics into two groups: Physics  Mathematics Resistor Addition (Series and Parallel) Combinations Ohm’s Law Factorials Kirchoff’s Laws of Electrical Circuits Pascal’s Triangle Electrical Potential Difference Summation Notation You’ll notice that a great… [Read more…]

An Introduction to Theoretical Physics (Part 2 of 5)

October 18, 2011


Introduction to Part 2 In Part 1, the importance of abstraction was justified as a way to satisfy the human goal of knowing and predicting the most, while remembering the least.  It enables physicsists to describe the workings of the universe with a small collection of simple patterns. Satisifed that the resistor addition equations can be mathematically… [Read more…]

An Introduction to Theoretical Physics (Part 1 of 5)

October 17, 2011


Introduction This is the first of a 5-part series of articles introducing the reader to the work of theoretical physicists.  It is my hope that they will elucidate some of the aspects of thought that this type of investigation requires. How often do you read new reports about the fantastical ideas of particle physicists describing… [Read more…]


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