I recently flew to Seattle to talk to an electrical engineer regarding the electricity/magnetism segments for Physics 101. You would think that for all we know on electricity, this would be a no-brainer. But some parts of electricity are very odd; maybe a brainer or even a two-brainer!
We talked for over 8 hours. The main question was: "What physically causes the filament of a light bulb to glow hot?"
To actually show what is happening at the atomic level
can be so complex that by the second year in college they abandon the attempt
and just switch to mathematic models.
Incredibly, the segment on electricity and magnetism was more challeging
to write and edit
than light or sound or gravity or even quantum mechanics!
There were a few perks on the trip: Seattle coffee!
We are still aiming for a release date in Spring of 2015. If you'd like to be notified when Physics 101 becomes available and if I met my deadline (**ahem**) --
is one of the chemists
noted in Chemistry 101 that Wes admires most.
He is seen as
one of the most influential discoverers of his time and is largely
responsible for our understanding of electricity. Nearly every biographer comments
on the strength of Faraday's belief in God and the Bible noting that,
"Faraday found no conflict between his religious beliefs and his
activities as a scientist and philosopher...a strong sense of the unity of
God and nature pervaded Faraday's life and work."
When asked if he ever pondered what his
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