by H. Trevor | Mar 14, 2022 | Equation of the Week

This week’s equation of the week is the kinematics position equation. We use this equation for objects that are moving in one dimension with a constant acceleration. An example would be a vehicle that is travelling on a straight road with a given acceleration....
by H. Trevor | Mar 7, 2022 | Equation of the Week

This week’s equation of the week is the friction equation. This equation shows us the relationship between the frictional force, the properties of the surface, and the normal (or contact) force between the object and a surface. Notice that this equation does not...
by H. Trevor | Feb 28, 2022 | Uncategorized

Our premier equation of the week is Newton’s 2nd Law. This law relates how mass, force, and acceleration interact. It is commonly written like this… In this equation, the sigma represents a sum, the forces are represented by F, the mass is represented by...
by H. Trevor | Feb 28, 2022 | Uncategorized

The equation of the week is a new feature at physicsthisweek.com. Each week I’ll pick a physics equation and share some info about it. See the next post for the first equation.
by H. Trevor | May 26, 2020 | Uncategorized

Surviving an Online Physics Course. Surviving an online physics course is simpler than surviving a zombie apocalypse. At least it is if you make a plan and stick to it. Some of the advice in this post will work for in-person physics classes or even other subjects, so...
by H. Trevor | Dec 5, 2018 | Uncategorized

H5P is a plugin for WordPress that allows you to make interactive games and other content to place on your website. It can also be used to place these items into other platforms like Blackboard. In this post, I’d like to share my first attempt at making a...
by H. Trevor | Oct 2, 2015 | Uncategorized

Next week, I’m presenting a talk at Activities Day at Finger Lakes Community College. Here are the details… Unravelling DNA: How physics helped solve the structure of DNA Watson and Crick had determined the chemical compositions of DNA, but they...
by H. Trevor | Jan 29, 2015 | Uncategorized

I’ve posted a video about the effects of cold air on the pressure of a closed vessel. Check out the video on its full page at deflategate physics. Enjoy the Big Game.
by H. Trevor | Nov 10, 2014 | Uncategorized

I’ve added several updates to physicsthisweek.com in the past few weeks. Radians vs. Degrees Microsoft Excel in Physics Coupled Oscillators If you haven’t stopped by, please check out these and many more.
by H. Trevor | Oct 8, 2014 | Metric System

Most students taking physics have to be pretty smart. The prerequisites for students in a college physics class include some amount of trigonometry, algebra, and, in many cases at least co-registration in the Calculus. However, I was correcting labs the other day,...