The great physicist Richard Feynman (1918-1988) is renown among scientists as being a genius. Feynman had lightning insight into how nature works and he was one of the greatest performers of calculations by hand. Nature presents her answers to many physics problems in the form of integrals and Feynman could evaluate integrals in a few lines using a basket of simplifications and tricks that able physicists and mathematicians could only do in several pages. How is it that such talent is awakened and developed? In his books and his video recordings, now available on YouTube, Feynman indicates how his curiosity was built. It was through conversations with his father.
Physics and Mathematics
What are the concepts in Physics and Mathematics that students find difficult? In this blog I will post tutorial points that I hope will stimulate thinking and so broaden the knowledge and understanding of students allowing them to write thorough examination responses. Tutorial sheets, structured from a student's point of view, will be posted on the HSC, IB and university level topics of Relativity, Electromagnetism, Mechanics, Quantum Physics and Calculus. The overall purpose of these pages is to encourage and promote learning in Physics and Mathematics and so open new horizons in learning.