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Physical Attraction

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Aug 31, 2018

In this episode, we'll discuss how you can use dimensional analysis to measure the yield of the blast of a nuclear bomb, and weird units from banana equivalent doses to the distance at which sheep remain picturesque.


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Aug 24, 2018

Units and Dimensional Analysis, Pt I: The Metric Revolution

No physicist would be anywhere without dimensional analysis. In this episode, we answer the surprisingly complicated question - how long is a metre?

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Aug 10, 2018

So in this episode, I am fortunate enough to interview Cornelius Schilt – perhaps better known to the world by his blog title, Corpus Newtonicum, which you can go and read at Corpus Newtonicum.wordpress.com. He is a DPhil student at the University of Oxford, studying the History of Science, and focused on the life,...


Aug 3, 2018

So in this episode, I am fortunate enough to interview Cornelis Schilt – perhaps better known to the world by his blog title, Corpus Newtonicum, which you can go and read at Corpus Newtonicum.wordpress.com. He is a DPhil student at the University of Oxford, studying the History of Science, and focused on the life,...