Monthly Archives: May 2012

Gyroscopic precession

There have been some interesting things on the interwebs, lately, about rotation, gyroscopes, precession, and helicoptors¬†(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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