Physics Assignment

Here is the link to the Magnetism PhysicsQuest you will be completing.  If you miss class (perhaps for the SAT…) you can complete it for homework.

The AP Physic C assignment is to complete the Induction PhysicsQuest by the end of class on Monday.  We already demonstrated #3 in class last time, but you can still take a shot at explaining it.

Has Physics Been Broken?

There’s nothing in physics that says the EM Drive should work, but NASA has recently confirmed that it does work.  If their results can be confirmed then it would seem that physics has been broken.  Whenever that happens we tend to learn the most about how the universe works.

Final NASA Eagleworks Paper Confirms Promising EmDrive Results, Proposes Theoretical Model

Physics Phriday: Singing Tesla Coils

These tesla coils are amazing!  The music is made by the sparks you see.

This video is of a band named Arc Attack (with a robot drummer) who build and use these tesla coils as their instruments.

Here’s a similar setup (looks like it’s in someone’s driveway) playing Sweet Home Alabama.

Here’s an excellent interview with Arc Attack explaining how these tesla coils work, and how the band makes them.  It’s worth watching the whole thing, particularly for some electromagnetic destruction at the end.