Monthly Archives: May 2012

Gyroscopic precession

There have been some interesting things on the interwebs, lately, about rotation, gyroscopes, precession, and helicoptorsĀ (all of it brought to my attention, or literally done by, Derek Muller of Veritasium fame). It got me thinking about the modeling I’ve done … Continue reading

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going deep with oral exams

I thought I’d share an interesting coincidence that happened in my standards-based Physical Optics class this past week. It was the last class-day of the semester and I told the students that they could orally assess any standard they’d like. … Continue reading

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college academic recruiting

This weekend I finished my share of recruiting phone calls that my department decided to do. We were a little late this year, but we still feel it’s worth it to make a connection with potential physics majors. The whole … Continue reading

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