Grandma Moon Speaks: The Doppler Effect

Topics Covered: The Doppler Effect I don’t care if anybody gets it. I’m going as the Doppler effect. If I have to, I can demonstrate. NYEEEROOOOM – Sheldon, The Big Bang Theory The Doppler Effect is the change in frequency of a wave for an observer moving relative to its source. It is not exclusive […]

Professor Sampler’s Notes: Wave-Particle Duality and Uncertainty

Topics Covered: Wave-particle duality Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle Wave function Function vs Equation God does not play dice – Einstein Einstein, stop telling God what to do – Niels Bohr If you feel you have a solid footing on all things science, you feel exactly like every other scientist did before the terrifying prospects of quantum […]

Professor Sampler’s Notes: Waves

Topics Covered: Definition of a wave Wavelength Frequency Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion – Democritus A wave is a disturbance. Since everything is in motion constantly, waves are everywhere. Anything that moves displaces another thing. This ‘thing’ can be objects, particles or even spacetime. It’s one of those phenomena […]