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Garrett Eastman

Flooved - 7 views

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    Growing open educational resources platform featuring online texts in maths and physics (so far!)
Garrett Eastman

Does infinity exist? - 4 views

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    Text from an interview with John H. Barrow, Professor of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Cambridge, discussing history of cultural understanding of infinity, as well as different understandings of infinity - mathematical, physical, cosmological
Garrett Eastman

Just Six Numbers: The Deep Forces that Shape the Universe by Martin Rees - review - 3 views

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    Review of 1999 book on cosmology demonstrating universal phenomena contingent on six numbers. "Forget those 1,000 things you need to do before you die, the 10 commandments and seven deadly sins. Concentrate instead on six impossible things that, as the White Queen advised Alice, you must try to believe before breakfast. Without them there would be no galaxies of stars, no chemistry, no people, no books and no breakfast."
Garrett Eastman

How We Measure the Universe, Animated | Brain Pickings - 10 views

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    A video from the Royal Observatory Greenwich explaining how maths are used in measurement in astronomy and cosmology.
Brian Mull

Wired: The Physics of the Hulks Jump - 9 views

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    VEERRRRYYYY in depth Math/Physics problem about The Hulk's jump in the movie, The Avengers
Garrett Eastman

Mathematicians say magnetic fields can send particles to infinity | R&D Mag - 1 views

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    "Researchers in Spain have recently proved, mathematically, that particles charged in a magnetic field can escape into infinity without ever stopping. When this happens, under a certain set of conditions, particles will either never stop, as in a loop, or actually escape the limits of a spherical surface, no matter how big the surface may be."
Garrett Eastman

Physicist uses maths to avoid traffic penalty - 2 views

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    "A physicist faced with a fine for running a stop sign has proved his innocence by publishing a mathematical paper, and has even won a prize for his efforts. Dmitri Krioukov is a physicist based at the University of California in San Diego."
Garrett Eastman

Emmy Noether, the Most Significant Mathematician You've Never Heard Of - 11 views

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    "Albert Einstein called her the most "significant" and "creative" female mathematician of all time, and others of her contemporaries were inclined to drop the modification by sex. She invented a theorem that united with magisterial concision two conceptual pillars of physics: symmetry in nature and the universal laws of conservation."
Garrett Eastman

Music & Noise - The Physics Hypertextbook - 10 views

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    "the distinction between music and noise is mathematical form":
Garrett Eastman

Egyptian tomb mystery may be world's first protractor - physics-math - 29 July 2011 - N... - 9 views

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    A physicist argues that an unidentified device found in an ancient Egyptian architect's tomb is a protractor
Roland O'Daniel

Nature's building blocks brought to life - physicsworld.com - 8 views

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    "Don't know much about the French I took..." but this looks like some interesting analysis of shapes in the physics world. Worth looking at if you 
Garrett Eastman

Levi, M.: The Mathematical Mechanic: Using Physical Reasoning to Solve Problems. - 7 views

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    Well received book on using physics to demonstrate mathematical concepts by Mark Levi, professor of mathematics at Pennsylvania State University
Garrett Eastman

Measuring hell - The Boston Globe - 7 views

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    Mount Holyoke physics professor Mark Peterson argues that Galileo's applications of mathematics to Dante's Inferno laid the groundwork for his later discoveries (to be expanded on in a forthcoming book: ""Galileo's Muse: Renaissance Mathematics and the Arts" )
David Wetzel

Making the Most of Wikis in Your Science or Math Classroom - 15 views

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    Wikis are the most popular Web 2.0 tool being used in science and math classrooms. Based on a survey of readers - 43 percent use them to support their teaching and student learning.

    A Wiki is appealing, encourages participation, supports collaboration, and promotes interaction by students who love to use technology.

    By the way - this includes most students today!
Darren Kuropatwa

Sixty Symbols - Physics and Astronomy videos - 5 views

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    includes some mathematical symbols too.
Martin Burrett

Khan Academy - 2 views

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    800+ videos
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    Khan Academy is a widely know and used cross-curricular educational video site. While there is some content for younger students, most videos are for older students and adults.
    http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/Cross+Curricular
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    The real power lies in the practice problems. It allows to deep differentiation within a class.
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