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Writing about physics
delirium happy
One more exam done with, and it only sucked a little bit. Just one more to go (friday) and then I'm done for the year. Huzzah. And I realised on the bus home that when that's done I'm actually half way through my degree. Scary.

I've also been pondering more stuff that I can do over the summer to stop myself from spiralling ito boredom and apathy, and one of the thoughts that I had was "write more LJ", which was immediately followed by the counter-thought "what about?" One thing I pondered was the idea of writing a series of "physics for laymen" type entries. This sounds like it could possibly be fun and interesting to do, but only if anyone would actually be interested in reading them.

So, who here would actually read if I did something like that? Which bits would you would you be more interested in? The esoteric (relativity, quantum mechanics, etc.) or the familiar (classical mechanics, electromagnetism, thermodynamics, etc.)? Would you care about the historical context and the people involved, or just in the science? How much maths should I include? And so on and so forth.

Essentially, I want to tell me whether the idea sucks, whether you'd actually read any of it, and any other thoughts you have.

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I would like to read about the stuff that's useful in real life sometimes - e.g. electricity and how it's used in day to day life, and why some things are dangerous and some things aren't, and how the way things work is influenced by the limitations of the medium (as it were). Some history could come into that - e.g. why do the UK and US have different standards for domestic electricity? etc.

Not bothered about arcane string stuff & that kind of thing.

I can do maths (or at least I have done in the past), but I think on LJ I'd rather the maths was relatively metaphorical (or at least accompanied by metaphors or text summaries), so I can sort of get it intuitively rather than having to do actual working-out thinking-it-through type thoughts.

In general: Sounds like a cool idea :-)

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