Basic Mechanics: Motion on an Inclined Plane
Inclined plane motion is one of the most basic concepts of kinematics that is taught in the higher-secondary level. In this article, I discuss how to solve problems related to this topic, with or without considering friction.
What Is the Relationship Between Quantum Mechanics and Consciousness?
Though a tricky topic to discuss without going into pseudoscience, this will attempt to look at some serious inquiries into how these two fields are potentially beneficial to each other.
Do Quantum Effects Play a Role in Consciousness? Roger Penrose's Theory
The mystery of consciousness has intrigued philosophers and scientists for centuries. The dominant modern scientific view is that consciousness occurs as a consequence of brain function. However, the British physicist Roger Penrose believes that quantum effects might better explain the phenomenon.
What Is a Force? Mass, Velocity, Acceleration and Adding Vectors
In this tutorial, we learn about what a force is and the different types of forces we encounter every day.
Solution of the Schrödinger Equation for a Simple Harmonic Oscillator
The Simple Harmonic Oscillator is one of the most basic applications of the Schrodinger equation and can be used as an excellent case study for a student's foray into the world of quantum mechanics. This article also discusses the quantization of energy for a quantum simple harmonic oscillator.
Maxwell's Equations and Displacement Current
Maxwell corrected Ampere's law by including displacement current and published the four relations known as Maxwell's equations that form the foundation of Modern Electrodynamics. Learn what is displacement current and the failure of Ampere's law in this article.
What Is the Implicate Order and the Holonomic Brain Theory of Mind?
Through strange methods and concepts, one can conclude that our perception of ourselves and our reality is fundamentally not what it seems to be.
What Are Causal Loops and How Can We Fix Time Travel?
Time travel is really weird. What if we could find ways to circumnavigate the problems it presents us with?
What Is the Relational Universe and Quantum Cosmology?
We see the Universe as a bunch of discrete objects interacting with each other, but maybe the relationship between us and our surroundings has even deeper levels to it. Such is the goal of the relational universe theory, conceptualizing how we see the world in an entirely new way.
What Are Bohmian Mechanics and the Pilot Wave Theory?
Many subsets of quantum mechanics offer different interpretations of reality. One dates back from nearly the beginning of the field and is gaining steam in recent years, in the form of Bohmian Mechanics.
What Are Some Shocking Surprises in Quantum Mechanics?
Surely you have heard of them all, right? Sometimes though, there are new ones hidden within old ones...
What Is the Mach Effect Gravity Assist (or Mega Drive)?
New propulsion methods are needed if we are to explore outer space in a timely (and cost-effective) manner. But does this drive violate physics? Read on for my opinion on whether or not far-space travel is possible.
What Was the Debate of Time Between Einstein and Bergson?
Science versus philosophy, and at stake is our fundamental understanding of time!
How Does a Ship Float?: A Scientific Explanation of Buoyancy
Why do ships made of steel float, while any other pieces of iron sink into the water? The density and buoyancy of the items play a major role in floating. This article explores the science behind the floating of a ship.
Why Does Time Slow Down as You Approach the Speed of Light?
Why does time slow down as you approach the speed of light? Find out why in this article featuring Einstein, space travel, light clocks and more.
What Are Some Quantum Entanglement Experiments and Results?
Quantum entanglement is a tricky topic. Experimentation can help clarify a few things, so check out some examples.
Phonons, Magnons, and Their Applications to Spin Wave Theory
Quasiparticles? Spin Waves? What is going on here?
What Are Superconducting Quantum Interference Devices or SQUIDs?
As we gain deeper understanding of quantum systems, technology will also improve because of it. SQUIDs are but one example of this fascinating field.
What Are Some Tests for Quantum Gravity and the Theory of Everything?
We may be on the threshold of some serious answers to how physics is all connected. But first, we need to do some testing and find out our viable options.
What Are Some Special Flight Properties Inspired by Nature?
Man has taken many inspirations for soaring the skies, but nature has held some secrets that we are only now uncovering...
Archimedes' Principle, Buoyancy Experiments and Flotation Force
How to understand the principle of Archimedes, buoyancy and how it affects ships, divers, buoys, submarines, hot air balloons and other submerged and floating bodies.