Theory of Relativity Series Day 1

Theory of Relativity Lecture Series #1 This is an introduction to my favorite physics topic:  The special theory of relativity. In my career as a physics tutor I have always wanted to teach this subject in a one-on-one format.  This is my opportunity. I’ve spent years studying this topic and have developed a curriculum to … Continue reading Theory of Relativity Series Day 1

Unicorn Meteor Shower!

The Physics of a meteor Shower We’ve all seen a meteor shower, but do you understand the physics behind it?  A giant rock hurdling through space?  Nope.  It’s actually dust burning up in the atmosphere.   Most meteors are no larger than a grain of rice.  The most interesting thing about a meteor shower is that … Continue reading Unicorn Meteor Shower!

Stephen Hawking’s Ph.D. Thesis Crashes Cambridge Site After It’s Posted Online

Stephen Hawking’s Doctoral Thesis Interest in “Properties of Expanding Universes” is at an all-time high: Stephen Hawking’s doctoral thesis of that name crashed Cambridge University’s open-access repository on the first day the document was posted online. The Cambridge Library made several PDF files of the thesis available for download from its website, from what it … Continue reading Stephen Hawking’s Ph.D. Thesis Crashes Cambridge Site After It’s Posted Online