uwot's new blog

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uwot's new blog

Postby uwot » Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:44 pm

Finally got round to tarting up my blog (actually, I started afresh). The first two posts are here: http://willijbouwman.blogspot.co.uk Bit of Big Bang and atoms and stuff. Coming up: quantum mechanics and relativity. Easy peasy.

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Re: uwot's new blog

Postby Arising_uk » Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:56 am

Nice.

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Re: uwot's new blog

Postby A_Seagull » Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:21 pm

It is nice to see that you have contradicted yourself...:

"Everything we can see is made of atoms." .. and "It's actually impossible to be certain what the universe is made of."

It highlights the distinction between science and philosophy.

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Re: uwot's new blog

Postby uwot » Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:28 pm

A_Seagull wrote:It is nice to see that you have contradicted yourself...:

"Everything we can see is made of atoms." .. and "It's actually impossible to be certain what the universe is made of."

It highlights the distinction between science and philosophy.

Well, the thing is, the universe isn't only made of atoms; just the bits we can see.

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Re: uwot's new blog

Postby Greta » Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:58 am

So far I'm enjoying your ground-up systematic approach. Will keep reading.

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Re: uwot's new blog

Postby HexHammer » Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:32 am

It would be relevant to apply the scale of the Atom, that there's so must vast space of nothingness between nucleus and electron, why matter can be squeezed so much. Earth can be squeezed into a peanut sized object.
Also that Electrons has a pattern and Atoms has up, mid and down spin.

Don't really understand the point of all this, since I think it's mandatory school teachings.

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Re: uwot's new blog

Postby uwot » Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:33 am

Arising_uk wrote:Nice.

Cheers.
Greta wrote:So far I'm enjoying your ground-up systematic approach. Will keep reading.

Thank you. Please feel free to comment or criticise.
HexHammer wrote:It would be relevant to apply the scale of the Atom, that there's so must vast space of nothingness between nucleus and electron, why matter can be squeezed so much. Earth can be squeezed into a peanut sized object.

Thank you. I may well include that in the final draft.
HexHammer wrote:Also that Electrons has a pattern and Atoms has up, mid and down spin.

I'm working on it.
HexHammer wrote:Don't really understand the point of all this, since I think it's mandatory school teachings.

Not everyone had your stellar level of education.

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Re: uwot's new blog

Postby uwot » Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:24 pm

Just added another bit on photons; what they are and what they do. Usual place: http://willijbouwman.blogspot.co.uk

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Re: uwot's new blog

Postby Londoner » Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:04 pm

Beautiful - and informative - pictures.

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Re: uwot's new blog

Postby uwot » Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:24 pm

Londoner wrote:Beautiful - and informative - pictures.

Thanks. Very kind of you to say so.

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Re: uwot's new blog

Postby HexHammer » Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:45 am

uwot wrote:
HexHammer wrote:It would be relevant to apply the scale of the Atom, that there's so must vast space of nothingness between nucleus and electron, why matter can be squeezed so much. Earth can be squeezed into a peanut sized object.

Thank you. I may well include that in the final draft.
HexHammer wrote:Also that Electrons has a pattern and Atoms has up, mid and down spin.

I'm working on it.
HexHammer wrote:Don't really understand the point of all this, since I think it's mandatory school teachings.

Not everyone had your stellar level of education.
Thanks for listening to reason.
I think you misunderstood what I said, the things I added isn't taught in basic school here in Denmark, but it's advanced knowledge.

I said I don't understand why you would teach basic things, and not advanced things.

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Re: uwot's new blog

Postby RickLewis » Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:25 pm

uwot wrote:Finally got round to tarting up my blog (actually, I started afresh). The first two posts are here: http://willijbouwman.blogspot.co.uk Bit of Big Bang and atoms and stuff. Coming up: quantum mechanics and relativity. Easy peasy.

Good luck with your blog! I love the illustrations - very clear and colourful.


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