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Writing about physics
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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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If I haven't responded to this within 2 days, poke me. I have things to say but I am tired (& a little drunk) right now and am not at the PC where I can mark things for later feedback easily.

Took a little while, but I remembered what it was I was going to say :)

I would definitely be interested in reading some physics for laymen stuff - I gave it up very early because of frustration with the teachers who were teaching me mostly.

The thing that I would be particularly interested in, especially with the more esoteric stuff is context on what it's supposed to be for. There's a lot of physics type headlines that I see over Alex's shoulder in New Scientist and I think "why do they particuarly want to do that?". So, yes please and if possible, stuff about (a) what the people involved where hoping the result might help with and (b) for older stuff, what actually did it end up helping with?

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