Monthly Archives: April 2012

Helmholtz coil approximations

My friend Joss Ives got this blog post rolling with this tweet: When measuring the radius of a Helholtz coil which has some decent thickness in the r-direction, do you measure to inside, outside or middle — Joss Ives (@jossives) … Continue reading

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unbalanced 20-sided die?

My son recently bought a 20-sided “spin down” die. Here’s a similar one: It’s really useful in the game “Magic The Gathering” because you use it to keep track of your life points. My other son and I, however, were … Continue reading

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