Tag Archives: AH Physics

using Excel’s LINEST function⤴

from @ fizzics

The period (T) of a simple pendulum can be calculated using where l is the pendulum length and g is the gravitational field strength. Using a single value of length and period, we can determine the acceleration due to gravity.  However, it would be better experimental practise to vary the length of the pendulum and ... Read more

pp chain reaction in stars⤴

from @ fizzics

Twinkle, twinkle little star, How I wonder what you are. Giant thermonuclear reaction; Held by gravitational attraction. Twinkle, twinkle little star, You look so small ’cause you’re so far. As you burn through constant fusion, Your twinkle’s just an optical illusion. That happens when your light gets near; distorted by our atmosphere. Twinkle, twinkle little ... Read more

AH: the Hertzsprung Russell diagram⤴

from @ fizzics

Our Sun is a typical yellow star, so its emission would be represented by the middle star in this image. image courtesy of kstars, kde.org – colour is exaggerated The colour of a star also tells us something about the expected behaviour of a star, it’s lifetime, and destiny. This is achieved by plotting stars ... Read more

pp chain fusion in stars⤴

from @ fizzics

Twinkle, twinkle little star, How I wonder what you are. Giant thermonuclear reaction; Held by gravitational attraction. Twinkle, twinkle little star, You look so small ’cause you’re so far. As you burn through constant fusion, Your twinkle’s just an optical illusion. That happens when your light gets near; distorted by our atmosphere. Twinkle, twinkle little ... Read more

the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram⤴

from @ fizzics

Our Sun is a typical yellow star, so its emission would be represented by the middle star in this image. image courtesy of kstars, kde.org – colour is exaggerated The colour of a star also tells us something about the expected behaviour of a star, it’s lifetime, and destiny.  This is achieved by plotting stars ... Read more

100 years of general relativity⤴

from @ fizzics

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It seems general relativity is 100 years old today. We’ve been struggling a bit with this topic, so I thought these videos might help.

Why Einstein is such a big deal from Fusion Media Network on Vimeo.

General relativity explained in under 3 minutes from Fusion Media Network on Vimeo.

Science Museum – Einstein’s Cosmos from ORDER Productions on Vimeo.

#Einstein100 – General Relativity from Eoin Duffy on Vimeo.