Fundementals of Physics

Day 13 - Fundamentals of Physics - 1.7 - Significant Figures

What I found surprising while investigating this point in preparation for writing my blog, is that the significant figures includes not only the digits of certainty, but the first digit of uncertainty as well - I would have expected that the significant figures would represent only that which science is certain of, but I was wrong, and it's actually a cool point to consider, because it implies that the uncertainty is as significant as the certainty.
Within our process we find ourselves facing a lot of uncertainty, yet we tend to want to walk only in the known paths, were we experience ourselves as certain, where we don't have to face the "dangers" of the unknown, though it is within the levels of uncertainty where we can expand in and actually find the "missing pieces" of ourselves, the pieces we have suppressed to such an extent that they are unknown to us. Read more
Day 12 - Fundamentals of Physics - 1.6 Estimations and Order of Magnitude

In physics, as in life, we find ourselves having to make estimations in order to get an approximation as a general view of the situation, we might not have all the accurate details, we actually never do - thus, everything in physics is only accurate up to a degree of error, this degree of error can be anywhere from small to big where as in every situation we will demand or compromise on a different degree of accuracy / error.  Read more

Day 11 - Fundamentals of Physics - 1.5 - Conversion of Units
An interesting point to consider within looking at the point of having different systems of units that require conversion, is how ineffective we, as humanity are, how we waste resources to indulge in useless systems of units instead of uniting to one system that will be agreed upon, and thus can be perfected to be the most effective and accurate.
The same goes for the mind, as we waste resources to indulge in useless systems of the mind, as memories / beliefs / ideas / interpretations, instead of uniting to one system that will be agreed upon, such as the physical reality which we all exist within / as and share equally. Where, once realized that the common system we share for communication is the physical reality, we can perfect our communication and thus relationships to be the most effective and accurate. Read more

Day 10 - Fundamentals of Physics - 1.4 - Dimensional Analysis 

What I am going to discuss is a point that we can derive from this regarding equations in general, as it is now clear that both sides of any equation must have the same dimensions to it, what this means is that the input will be equal to the output, in other words, the starting point of ones actions for example, will have the same dimensions as the outflow and consequences of ones actions - As within so without, as above so below. Whatever I put into one end of the equation will have to manifest something of the same dimension as the result on the other end of the equation. Read more

Day 9 - Fundamentals of Physics - 1.3 - Density
Now, back to density, it has been found that every atom has a different amount of particles, but one could assume that the more particles the bigger the atom, and thus the density would remain constant for all substances, but it has been found that the size of the atom is not in direct relation to the amount of particles, thus you have atoms that have more particles but are smaller in size than atom with less particles, as well as the distance between the atoms, as they "hold on to each other", is not constant as within each substance the connections and interactions are different - this thus brings us to the obvious conclusion that each atom mast have a different density of particles within it, as well as, as we've shown above, each substance has a different density.

How can we now take this information, as the principle of density, as a unique property of the different expressions of substance, into application of our process of understanding ourselves and the reality around us in a more profound and insightful way? Read More

Day 8 - Fundamentals of Physics - 1.2 - The building blocs of matter

Today I will discuss the atom. The atoms have been referred to by scientist as the basic building blocs of matter.

The concept came about through a philosophical question regarding whether or not matter could be divided again and again into infinity and maintain it's original properties, this question dates back to ancient India and Greece, over one thousand years ago, where they have concluded that there must be a basic particle / structure that matter consists of and that cannot be divided. The term Atom comes from the Greek word átomos, which means indivisible, "uncuttable" or "the smallest indivisible particle of matter", this term was coined by the Greek philosopher Democritus, the student of Leucippus in approximately 450 BCE. Read More

Day 7 - Fundamentals of Physics - 1.1 - Standardized Quantities

The three basic quantities in Mechanics are length [L], mass [M], and time [T], while all other quantities in mechanics can be expressed in terms of these three. For instance, as has been shown in previous blogs, velocity is defined by how much length a body moves in a period of time, thus it would be expressed by length divided to time, thus [L]/[T], volume is three dimensions of length as height times width times depths, thus will be expressed by [L]^3, acceleration is the change in velocity through time and thus will be expressed as velocity divided by time which will give us [L]/[T]^2, and force as we've seen is mass times acceleration F=ma, thus force will be expressed as [M][L]/[T]^2. Read More

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