Numerical calculations are such an integral part of real world physics that it would be wrong to not include them in the intro courses. The post You Physics Teachers Really Ought to Teach Numerical Calculations appeared first on WIRED.
Here is a numerical calculation to determine the path between two points that gives the quickest time - the Brachistochrone problem. The post Let's Tackle a Classic, Wicked Physics Problem. It'll Be Fun—Promise appeared first on WIRED.
Modeling the motion of a pendulum is often included in introductory physics courses, but it's not as easy as you think. The post Modeling a Pendulum's Swing Is Way Harder Than You Think appeared first on WIRED.
Here is a stunt that launches humans into the air with a giant slingshot. The humans then parachute down. It's a great introductory physics problem. The post Hey Let’s Do the Physics of a Crazy Person Launching From a Huge Slingshot appeared first on WIRED.
What is the three body problem and how do you solve it? Really, the only way to solve this problem is with a numerical calculation. The post This Is the Only Way to Solve the Three-Body Problem appeared first on WIRED.
During the 2016 US Masters Oosthuizen had a shot that deflected off another ball to result in a hole in one on a par 3. Here is a look at the physics of this event. The post The Physics of That Crazy Ricochet Hole in One at the Masters appeared first on WIRED.
The classic quantum mechanics problem is a particle in a 1-D box. Here is a numerical solution to that problem. The post You Can Solve Quantum Mechanics' Classic Particle in a Box Problem With Code appeared first on WIRED.