May 022016
 

Circular Motion 0

From the orbits of celestial bodies, to cars hurtling around a racetrack, to electrons zipping around the nuclei of atoms, examples of objects in circular motion can be found in a wide variety of scales and speeds. This post is about the generic case: a point particle moving at a constant speed along the circumference of a circle. This is known as uniform circular motion.

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Nov 152014
 
Leonhard Euler

Leonhard Euler

Besides being an obvious lady killer, Swiss mathematician Leonhard Euler gifted the world with some pretty important mathematical concepts, notational conventions, and formulas. I almost feel bad about the fact that I couldn’t even spell his name correctly until I was well into adulthood.

You are probably thinking, “Sure, he had a bitchin’ robe, and for an old-timey dude he was pretty good looking, but was he really all that?”

I can’t find any quotes from the ladies, but his peers, both contemporary and modern have had a few things to say about him and his work.

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