Physics Essays & Term Papers

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Mrs. Olivieri Robert Bruno Me21 due 12-22-99 MATH Math is one of the basic sciences of life; it can be said that is the most basic science, the first thing a person learns, apart from reading and writing, is how to add and subtract. But, is math a part of nature, or was it made to measure or understand nature? It is really hard to know, but in my point of view, math is a method created by men to measure nature. If math was a part of nature, man would be born with math knowledg

Guglielmo Marconi Born April 25, 1874 - Died July 20, 1937 Transmitting Electrical Signals Patent No. 586,193 In 1895 Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi built the equipment and transmitted electrical signals through the air from one end of his house to the other, and then from the house to the garden. These experiments were the dawn of practical wireless telegraphy or radio. Marconi was born in Bologna, Italy. His father was Italian, his mother, Irish. He was educated first in

ALBERT EINSTEIN Albert Einstein was one of the greatest scientists of all time. Best known as a physicist for developing his famous theory of relativity, Einstein was born on March 14, 1879, in Ulm, Württemberg, Germany. When he was five years old, his father showed him a pocket compass. Young Einstein was deeply impressed by the mysterious behavior of the compass needle, which kept pointing the same direction no matter which way the compass was turned. He later said he felt then th

Marie Curie Polish/French Physicist 1867-1934 Maria Sklodowska (sklaw DAWF skah) was born November 7, 1867 in Warsaw, Poland. She would become famous for her research into radioactivity, and was the first woman to win a Nobel prize. Marie Curie grew up in a family that valued education. As a young woman she went to Paris to study mathematics, chemistry and physics. She began studying at the Sorbonne in 1891, and was the first woman to teach there. She adopted the French spelling of

The Physics of a Yo-yo In everything that we do, there is some aspect of physics involved in it. Even if we are just standing still on the ground, or leaning up against a wall, there are still numerous forces acting upon us. This paper will tell of the physics involved in throwing a yo-yo. When you release a yo-yo, gravity acts on its center of mass to pull the yo-yo downward. Because the string of the yo-yo is wrapped around the yo-yo's axle, and because one end of the string is attached

The Key to Putting (Pelz, Dave. "Back on a Roll." Golf Magazine. September 1998. Being able to drive a golf ball 300 yards to the green is a huge benefit for a golfer, but the ability to putt is a true skill. There are many great golfers, but is the great putters that win the trophies. Even if you are not the greatest putter in the world, you should not get down on yourself, because you can still be helped. The best way to improve your putting skills is to understand the physics of it.

Albert Einstein Albert Einstein, a Jew by birth and one of the fathers of the atomic age, was born in 1879 in Ulm,Germany.After public school in Munich and Aarau, Switzerland, Einstein studied mathematics and physics at Swiss Polytechnic Institute in Zurich.In 1914 he assumed a professorship of physics in the University of Berlin. While he was visiting the United States in 1933, the Nazi government of Germany took his property, and divested him of his German citizenship.

Madame Curie Discoverer of Radium Originally named Marja Sklodowska, Marie Curie was born in Warsaw on Nov. 7, 1867. Her father taught high school physics. In 1891 she went to Paris (where she changed her name to Marie) and enrolled in the Sorbonne. Two years later she passed the examination for her degree in physics, ranking in first place. She met Pierre Curie in 1894, and they married in 1895. Marie Curie was interested in the recent discoveries of radiation. Wilhelm Roentgen had

This American physicist, born in Los Angeles, California, Maiman in his teens earned money by repairing electrical appliances and radios. He was educated at the University of Colorado and Stanford University. At the University of Colorado, he received bachelor s degree in engineering physics in 1949. Then went on to do graduate work at Stanford University, where he received a master s degree in electrical engineering in 1951 and Ph.D. in physics in 1955. While employed at Hughes Research La

The Atomic Bomb On August 6, 1945, the world changed forever. On that day the United States of America detonated an atomic bomb over the city of Hiroshima. Never before had mankind seen anything like. Here was something that was slightly bigger than an ordinary bomb, yet could cause infinitely more destruction. It could rip through walls and tear down houses like the devils wrecking ball. In Hiroshima it killed 100,000 people, most non-military civilians. Three days later in Nagasaki

Georges Charpak Georges Charpak, a French citizen, was born on August 1, 1924 in Poland. Charpak's family moved from Poland to Paris when he was seven years old. During World War II Charpak served in the resistance and was imprisoned by Vichy authorities in 1943. In 1944 he was deported to the Nazi concentration camp at Dachau, where he remained until the camp was liberated in 1945. Charpak became a French citizen in 1946. He received a Ph.D. in 1955 from the College de France, Paris

Aristotle Aristotle was a Greek philosopher and was born in 348 B.C. He studied under another philopsopher Plato and later tutored Alexander the Great at the Macedonian court. In 335 B.C. he opened a school in the Athenian Lyceum. During the anti-macedonian agitation after Alexander's death Aristotle fled to Chalcis where he later died in 322 B.C. His extant writings, largely in the form of lecture notes made by his students, include the Organum (treatises of logic); Physics; Metaphysic

The Life of Madame Curie Madame Curie was born Maria Sklodowska on November 7,1867, in Warsaw Poland. Maria was the fifth and youngest child of Bronsilawa Boguska, a pianist, singer, and teacher, and Wladyslaw Sklodowski, a professor of mathematics and physics. Maria's accomplishments began at a young age; by the time she was sixteen she had completed secondary school and taken work as a teacher. In 1891 Maria went to Paris, while in Paris Marie attend Sorbonne University and began t

The Future At the beginning of the century, people thought that there were no major discoveries to uncover, in physics that is. But shortly after this was said, all sorts of atomic theories popped up; Einstein came up with his relativity theories and Neils Bohr and many others carried on those studies. What these geniuses came up with was a revolutionary proposal that nullified most of what was considered fact in physics. What they started was a completely new branch of physics: quantum physi

Amusement parks have been around for decades and they are just as popular as they have ever been. For the most part, the physics and theories used to build these wonderful theme parks in the early years have withheld the test of time and are still exactly the same. Most people don't stop to think about how many amusement parks really rely on physics. If these thrilling rides were just constructed like you might build a tree house and physics was never applied, then the millions of people t

Marie Curie Maire Curie was born in Warsaw, Poland on November 7, 1867. Her parents were both teachers, her father a teacher of math and physics. However working in Russian Poland and being polish he wasn't paid very well. As a young child Marie was very smart and eager to learn. She learned to read at the age of four and at he age of 15 she graduated high school and was at the top of her class. After her graduation, Marie and her sister went to study at the Sorbonne University in Paris.

In physics MC 503, we are required to write a paper twice a semester summarizing the previous four to six labs. In this, the first paper, I am writing about the previous four labs. As each lab comes around each week I start to get excited. I know that the lab is going to help me understand or comprehend some form of formula I am learning in the chapters. As we do one lab and look back upon the previous. You may notice that the foregoing lab is a part of a current lab. Such as in accel

Stephen William Hawking was born on 8 January 1942 (300 years after the death of Galileo) in Oxford, England. His parents' house was in north London, but during the second world war Oxford was considered a safer place to have babies. When he was eight, his family moved to St Albans, a town about 20 miles north of London. At eleven Stephen went to St Albans School, and then on to University College, Oxford, his father's old college. Stephen wanted to do Mathematics, although his father would ha

ufo's are realAstronomer Alan Hale provides an interesting perspective on unidentified flying objects. He states that there are three basic examples or principles he is guided by. The first principle says that extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. For example, to that aliens came from outer space and flew around at lightning speed would be an extraordinary claim because it defies the laws of physics and the fact that life can somehow evolve in temperatures, terrain, or a

ARISTOTLE AND PARMENIDES ON CHANGE Looking at the arguments for change derived by Parmenides and Aristotle there are many differences, yet there are also some similarities. While Aristotle may disagree with much of Parmenides argument, he does agree with some of the strongest premises in the argument. In this paper I will present Aristotle’s rebuttal of Parmenides denial of change, as well as play the “devil’s advocate” for each of them in defending their views. At the begin

Assignment # 2Expanded DefinitionSemiconductor The purpose of this definition is to create a better understanding of the very complex term "semiconductor". This definition would be very beneficial to any individual involved or interested in the highly technical field of electrical engineering. I believe that this definition would be best suited for students enrolled in electrical engineering, because the concepts are laid out in a clear format. A semiconductor is a solid material wh

While researching quantum physics, I realized that I had just finished a book that was based on quantum theory. At the time, I didn t quite realize that quantum theory and quantum physics were related except in name. Niels Bohr once said, Anyone who is not shocked by quantum theory has not understood it. He believed this because quantum physics makes the common laws of classical physics false on small scales. First, quantum physics is the physics of the incredibly small. It tries to exp

Resonance and Sound Physics and Music Since sound is the medium of music, most of the physics of music is the physics of sound. It's important to remember that sound waves are compression waves. You can imitate a compression wave by stretching out a slinky (you do have a slinky, don't you?) and flicking your finger against a coil at the end. Sound waves are not like the waves on the ocean or the waves you get by waving a stretched-out rope. Take a tuning fork (you do have a tuning fork, don

Physics I paper Eric Pevehouse, GPISP97, 10-26-00 I believe that the rationale of Robert E. Resh s article is quite simple: He tries to establish the brief history of air bags in his audience s minds. He commences his paper with the concept of an old school air bag. Resh enlightens us that the notion of air cushions first came about during World War II as an inflatable crash landing device for airplanes. He then goes on to inform the readers of the impediments that these life-saving

What is Logic? Topic: "There is no scientific evidence that civilization is synonymous with Aristotelian rationality the syllogism, the negation and the abstract classification are not discoveries of reality itself, of an eternal, absolute or self-evident truth-but simply linguistic inventions of conceptual tools which people find useful in varying degrees according to their life situation" Discuss this quote in reference to two different forms of knowledge: Physics and History. In ord

Physics is an ever changing description of the universe, Physics is the study of the fundamentals of everything in the universe. If you look around you and start asking questions like why does that happen or how does that work, and if you probe into the question to get at the root causes, you will be in physics.You will learn of laws and theories and it is tempting to say that a law is something that has proved to be true and a theory is speculative. Nonsense. The way the terms are used,

Quantim Mechanics is abranch of mathematical physics that deals with the emission and absorption of energy by matter and with the motion of material particles. Because it holds that energy and matter exist in tiny, discrete amounts, quantum mechanics is particularly applicable to Elamentry Pprticlesand the interactions between them. According to the older theories of classical physics, energy is treated solely as a continuous phenomenon and matter is assumed to occupy a very specific

Albert Einstein Albert Einstein was born on March 14, 1879 in Ulm Germany. He always hated the way the lessons were taught at school. He thought they were dull and unimaginative and would often ditch classes. He spent most of his childhood in Munich where his family owned a shop that made electric machinery. He didn t start talking until 3 but always showed the ability to understand difficult mathematical problems. When he was 12 he taught himself Euclidean geometry. When the family bus

Bernoulli's Principle Daniel Bernoulli, a Swiss scientist, stated that fast moving air results in lower pressure than slow moving air. Which means high pressure air always moves towards a lower pressure area. The force of the moving air is called lift. If this principle had not been discovered, airplanes may not even be here. Lift, pushing up on an airplane's wing, is the way airplanes stay in the air. The shortest distance between two points is a straight line. The bottom of the wi

Galileo Galilei Many individuals in history have been accredited for numerous accomplishments like Galileo Galilei, the first known physicist. Although he was not considered a physicist in his time, he provided procedures and results that lie at the heart of what is known today as physics. In Galileo Galilei, James MacLachlan explores the personality, thought processes, scientific discoveries, and life of an important figure who helped to shape our understanding of the natural world. As

Albert Einstein was born in Germany on March 14, 1879.As a kid he had trouble learning to speak. His parents thought that he might be mentally retarded. He was not smart in school. He suffered under the learning methods that they used in the schools of Germany at that time so he was never able to finish his studies. In 1894 his father's business had failed and the family moved to Milan, Italy. Einstein who had grown interested in science, went to Zurich, Switzerland, to enter a famous tec

ALBERT EINSTEIN Albert Einstein was born in Germany on March 14, 1879.As a kid he had trouble learning to speak. His parents thought that he might be mentally retarded. He was not smart in school. He suffered under the learning methods that they used in the schools of Germany at that time so he was never able to finish his studies. In 1894 his father's business had failed and the family moved to Milan, Italy. Einstein who had grown interested in science, went to Zurich, Switzerland,

Design This is the argument that the universe exhibits evidence of design because it contains order, complexity and life. The person using this argument simply assumes that without a creator, the universe could not contain order, complexity and life. Why? Since the universe is all that we know of, the entirety of our experience, we have no way of understanding how a "designed" universe would compare to an "undesigned" universe. However, we do understand how natural physical forces oper

Biography of Albert Einstein Albert Einstein is known all over the world as a brilliant theoretical physicist and the founder of the theory of relatively. He is perhaps the greatest scientist of the 20th century. While most of the people do not understand this man s work, everyone knows that its impact on the world of science and physics is enormous. Yes, many have heard of Albert Einstein s General Theory of relativity, but few know about his interesting life that led this great scientist t

The centrifuge will be 2.5 meters in diameter, which is about 8 feet. As the centrifuge rotates, it produces artificial gravitational forces upon attached that house various biological specimens. It is capable of producing controlled, artificial levels ranging from 0.01 g to 2.0 g. To create a 1.0 g field (Earth's gravity), the centrifuge rotates at 28 revolutions per minute. Slower rotations produce lower levels of artificial gravity, faster rotations produce higher levels of gravity.

Albert Einstein was born on March 14, 1879 in Ulm, Germany. His parents initially thought he was moronic as he was late in starting to talk. He entered school at the age of six and did very well. At the age of 12, he was given a geometry book. In 1905, Einstein received his doctorate from the University of Zurich for a theoretical dissertation on the Dimensions of Molecules, and he published three theoretical papers important to the development of 20th century physics. The first of these, on B

Question: How does the make and model of a shoe influence the m of the shoe? The weight of the four Shoes Ryan’s 4 newtons Will’s 4.5 newtons Bassel’s 4 newtons Behdad’s 5 newtons The pulling force of each force Ryan’s 140 grams Will’s 240 grams Bassel’s 230 grams Behdad’s 400 grams The Calculations of weight and pulling force Equation m= F pulling F weight Ryan’s shoe= 140 grams = .140 newtons times gravity of 10 = 1.4 newtons= .35 newtons 4 newtons

The term 'density' refers to the proportion of an object's mass to it's volume (Grasse, 1996). The ratio between the density of a substance and the density of water is called specific gravity and is used in many diagnostic tests. ONe example is the specific gravity of urine which is normally determined as part of a laboratory evaluation of the health of an individual. The specific gravity of urine is normally 1.003 and 1.030. The density of urine is expected to be greater than the densit

Individuals love to go to the amusement parks and try out the rides that are available. The most common and thrilling ride is the roller coaster. An amusement park is not an amusement park if it does not contain a roller coaster. What makes these roller coasters so fun that every amuse parks has one. A lot of people would say it is their extreme high speeds that makes it very exciting. That is a valid answer, but it is the wrong answer. The speed has nothing to do with the excitement.

String theory is one of the most exciting and profound developments in modern theoretical physics. Unfortunately it is a highly technical subject that can only be well understood using the tools of Quantum Field Theory. It also doesn't hurt to know some mathematics like Group Theory, Differential Geometry, and Algebraic Geometry. Needless to say this is prohibitive for most people who are far too busy doing other things. String theory is to be a theory of quantum gravity, then the ave

Common Raindrop Misconceptions  Raindrops look like teardrops when they fall  Gravity pulls the base of the water drop faster than the top  All raindrops are the same shape Raindrops look like teardrops when they fall. This is a common misconception for children and adults because of the common artistic representation of rain being in the form of teardrops. Due to this explanation, this misconception would be classified as episodic personal information. This

Why Is There Gravity? When you pick up a stone and release it falls to the ground. This seemingly simple concept has been known throughout history as gravitation. Isaac Newton managed to explain gravity in terms of its effects, but few have come up with a working explanation for the driving force behind it. The mysterious nature of some of the more peculiar effects of gravity, as well as the simple ones, indicate that explaining why there is gravity will be a long, difficult, yet intriguin

Airflow over an airfoil Flight is one of the most important achievements of mankind. We owe this achievement to the invention of the airfoil and understanding the physics that allow it to lift enormous weights into the sky. All flight is the result of forces acting upon the wings of an airplane that allow it to counteract gravity. Contrary to popular belief, the Bernoulli principle is not responsible for most of the lift generated by an airplanes wings. Rather, the lift is created by air

Since our "creation", man has always been interested in nature and her inner workings because she is what is all around us. Man's curiosity has lead him to physics, "the study of all of nature", because he is interested in what laws govern nature and how everything came to be as it is now. Scientists have been devising laws and formulas to explain the universe for centuries, but these laws all seem to be approximations that break down in certain situations. Now there is a new theory

Relativity and the Cosmos In November of 1919, at the age of 40, Albert Einstein became an overnight celebrity, thanks to a solar eclipse. An experiment had confirmed that light rays from distant stars were deflected by the gravity of the sun in just the amount he had predicted in his theory of gravity, General Relativity. General Relativity was the first major new theory of gravity since Isaac Newton's, more than two hundred and fifty years earlier. Einstein became a hero, and the m

Einstein: Cultural Icon What can a hero be defined as? A hero impacts the world around them in such a way as to effect the views of views of everyone from the average man to the rocket scientist. In the world today a paucity of these heroes is present. However, Albert Einstein can be considered a role model and hero. Einstein was born on March 14, 1879 in Germany where he developed his theories of relativity. In 1933 when Hitler came to power Einstein fled to the United States. At Pr

This German born physicist is considered one of the world's greatest thinkers in history. Not only did he shape the way people think of time, space, matter, energy, and gravity but he also was a supporter of Zionism and peaceful living. Einstein was born on March 14, 1879 in Ulm Germany, and spent most of his youth living in Munich, where his family owned a small electric machinery shop. He attended schooling in Munich, which he found unimaginative and dull. In addition to this he taught hims

MERCURY Mercury’s (The Planet of Fire and Ice) rotation period or the time it takes to circle around on it’s axis is 58.65 Earth days. The orbit around the sun or the length of the year is 87.97 Earth days. Mercury is 28.5 million miles from the sun. Mercury’s mass is only 0.055 of Earth’s. The temperature on Mercury is from -292 to + 806. Leaving it impossible to live their. The gravity at the equator is 0.28 of Earth’s. Since Mercury’s gravity is different than Earth’

Stars, comets, planets, they are all visible when you look up past our atmosphere. What if I told you that there were objects up there that you could not see, but had more gravity than an object 500 time larger than our sun. Objects, that are capable of swallowing whole planets within a split second of time. An object that would steal light right out of thin-air. These objects are more powerful than anything man made. Black holes are the most popular unknown object in science. A black

III. Results/Analysis: My lab partner and I worked diligently in this experiment to be as accurate and as precise in our measurements and calculations with the technology provided. In part one of the experiment, we calculated the amount of force on the planet at the closest distance to be approximately 18 F. We also calculated the force on the planet at the furthest distance from the star at approximately 0.1 F. We also chose two other planets at random places on the orbit. Planet 3