Author Archives: Andy Rundquist

About Andy Rundquist

Professor of physics at Hamline University in St. Paul, MN

Virtual Physics Conference

I’m part of a grant team right now brainstorming a new project, and a part of it is potentially hosting a conference. We kicked around some ideas about it, and as usual in situations like this, we casually talked about … Continue reading

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Google Apps Script Physics Problem Database

I tweeted out the other day an opinion about using google apps script (GAS from now on) as a web framework: That led to some follow up from my awesome tweeps, including a nudge to write this blog post, so … Continue reading

Posted in HUWebApps, physics problem db, programming | 6 Comments

Shooting circuits

I’ve posted before about how I struggle teaching complex circuits (really just circuits that contain batteries and resistors in ways that can’t be analyzed with parallel and series tricks). There you’ll read about how I find that if I just … Continue reading

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App for facilitating calling on people

“Two posts in one day?” you ask? Yep, I’ve kind of forgotten how useful it is to organize my thoughts here and to get such useful feedback from you awesome folks. I’ve been working on a new web app and … Continue reading

Posted in programming, teaching | 3 Comments

Talking to parents of admitted students

One of the roles I have in the dean’s office is to talk to parents at admissions events. This week I talked with three different groups of parents of admitted students the day before their students registered for the fall. … Continue reading

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Scripting in the Dean’s office

Today I spent a good part of my day solving a couple of problems with a couple of colleagues. It was a pretty typical day in the Dean’s office (I’ve been the Associate Dean for undergraduate programs in the College … Continue reading

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Doppler Drum Corps

One of my favorite oral exam questions to give students in introductory physics classes is to ask them whether marching bands should worry about tuning because of the Doppler Effect (lots of details below but the short version: if there’s … Continue reading

Posted in fun, general physics, mathematica, parenting, physics | 4 Comments