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Tachyon

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#1 14 years ago

I am very interested in physics (hence my name) and would like to start a thread about the afore-mentioned subject. If you have any interesting information/laws/theories about physics, please post them here. You can if you like write a article on a specific thing to do with physics, like you might get in a magazine. Have fun!




SpiderGoat

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#2 14 years ago

N/o, but on the age of 12, you probably don't know a lot about physics - yet.

Physics is an interesting subject.




Homer Gonerson

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#3 14 years ago

meh, not so much interested by it, more just not hate it or be bored by it..... and not too bad at it either




Tachyon

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#4 14 years ago

You're right, I don't know much about physics at my age, but I know a damn sight more (excuse my language) than anybody else in my class about it. My knowledge of physics includes:

  • A basic understanding of atomic structures
  • Names of different particles (including Tachyons :lol: )
  • Basic understanding of parts of Quantum Mechanics
  • Basic understanding of Einstein's Theory of General Relativity
  • Other trivia (too different and unrelated to list)

As you can see, my knowledge is limited, but I know more than most people of my age (based on the people in my year).




colonel_bob

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#5 14 years ago

Hmm... This thread might do better in the pub... I really don't have anything to add that wouldn't take a while to write, and I'm a bit pressed for time...

I will say this though. The law that light must travel the same speed for any observer is really strange, when you think about it.

Oh, and another thing. You know how, rather than being a continuous stream of energy, radiation (such as light) is transferred in tiny quanta (photons). Well, theres a theory of some sort out there that both space and time are discrete (sp?) as well. The divisions of both are around the Plank length, which is based on Plank's constant (somewhere around 6x10^-33, I think). I just think thats pretty interesting.

So, yeah...




*Soviet.Power

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#6 14 years ago

Bah, too much maths involved in physics.... Biology and Chemistry are great subjects though.




Fissure

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#7 14 years ago
*Soviet.PowerBah, too much maths involved in physics.... Biology and Chemistry are great subjects though.

uhh isnt there math in them too? But physics is fun, cant wait till I can take that class at my high school. Even though light is supposed to travel in a straight line it has been proven that it bends around objects of hugly high gravity, such as planets.




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#8 14 years ago

:beaming: <- thread moved




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#9 14 years ago

lol that was good use of that smily. I like physics:D. Espically in games:). I will take physics later in school. I can't right now.




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#10 14 years ago

Physics is just as important as Chemistry and Biology. Physics does have more math than in Chemistry and Biology. In basic Chemistry you'll probably learn Dimensional Analysis (Units conversions) and how to find density, where in Physics you should already know that, plus use many different formulae like how to find velocity, the slope of a line, and displacement. Plus many, many more. Those are probably the most basic formulae used in the beginning.

Many young people in the US don't know too much about Physics unless they are in private schools or decide to study on their own. I took Physics before in 8th grade and now in 11th. It is my second favorite subject. I have a 93 in it *all happy*. I don't think Physics is hard at all, just alot of thinking and toiling with experiments. Theres alot of math in it, but it's easy enough. I always get a kick out of people who can't even plug in the numbers to a formula.