Monday, March 10, 2014

Monday Mathematics



Faraday: I wasn't named after a famous physicist for nothing, you know.

Just take a look at this: here you see me demonstrating that the period of a pendulum is independent of amplitude.


Aren't you impressed???

Maxwell: Yeah but dood, anyone can swing momma's lens cap (when she's not looking). 

You neglected to mention that's only for small displacement from equilibrium. And you didn't derive the formula:






Faraday:  *sigh-h-hhh* Maxie, seriouslies. 

You're obviously the Theorist in the fambly. 
I'm the Experimentalist.

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(Can you tell Daddy helped us with today's post? Mommy's down with the stomach flu!)

43 comments:

  1. Faraday you are quite the boffin. Hope mum is feeling better. We send healing vibes. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. MOL! Mommy had to explain "boffin" to our dad! SCORE!

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  2. We are extremely impurressed, Faraday!

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  3. mowzers yoo doods are smarty! I too am very impurressed! Hope mommy feels better very soon! *purrrrr*

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    1. Mommy's back to work today (boo) making green papers to buy us WAND Toys (yessss!).

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  4. Your daddy is very, very smart! We have no idea what he is talking about, but the photos sure are cute. Have a great week. Purrs and paw-pats, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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    1. Mommy loves Faraday's expression - she thinks he's so impressed with HIMSELF. (And Allie's pretty disgusted over the whole thing, actually, MOL!) ~ Maxwell

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  5. Faraday, we're in awe of you. You're far and above our intellectual understanding. :-p

    Purrs to your mom to feel better soon, though!

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  6. Wes LOVED all thje math! Your Daddy is funny. And wes is sending heathy purrs for your Mommy!
    Kisses
    Nellie

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  7. doodz....yur mom kneads ta roll in sum salmon...her will feel better rite off...smell grate....de stomach floo will head out de door

    AND yur dad iz a funny guy....

    we noe that form ewe la act shoo a lee meenz :
    trout = 2 pies with largemouth bass & grazz !!!

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    1. MOWZERS, all this time, we thought L = length and g = gravity. We like GRASS muuuch better!

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  8. You two are hilarious! And way smarter than Binga. Purrs to your human - I hope she feels better soon!

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    1. Fanks you! We try, we try. It's a dirty job but SOMEkitty's gotta do it! (MOL!)

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  9. We don't understand anything to the formula (Mum don't either !), but we're really impressed by your scientific experience ! Purrs

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  10. We think that motion was rapidly damped, and the cap needs a good whap to drive it. Simply done, but perhaps without brotherly harmony.

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    1. Mommy nearly fell outta her chair reading this! Guys, there's nothing like a little geek humor, and Aiti does it REAL GOOD! Simply? Harmony? *snicker* (She was referencing simple harmonic motion, which basically is a type of periodic motion where the force needed to make the lens cap swing out = the force needed to bring it back. Faraday is NOT doing this, btw. okay geek-out is over! ;-)

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  11. oh Faraday you look so pleased with yourself.

    I say the Daddy should have his own regular column on your blog, he helps good! ;)

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    1. Yes, that's what we thought too. Mommy snickers every time she sees Faraday's smug expression!

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  12. Faraday purrs to your Momma. Oh wow we were totally lost reading about amplitude and displacement from equilibrium. HUH? We did love watching you play with the camera lens and though that was a very cool new toy!

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  13. Doods...you lost us at physicist.

    We hope your mom is feeling better soon.

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    1. MOL! Sorry, we just had ta geek out on this one. *wink*!

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  14. Faraday, Your man human is going to be seriously in trouble for letting you have that cap.. And, how did he get you to swing that cap? You look marvelous doing it, but when momma yells at you, point your paw at daddy for letting you.

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    1. Allie: TOLD you, Brat. Maxwell: nah, he'll cover for us. All in the name of SCIENCE!

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  15. Nobody said there was going to be math!

    We hope your Mom feels better soon so there are more words and less math. And so she feels better, too.

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  16. Nice job Dad - Purrs to feeling better soon Mom!

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  17. good heavens - what the heck are you two talking about??? we got to camera lens and you lost us. hope your mom is better soon (we are sure your dad is a nice guy though)

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    1. Heheheh, every once in a while, the geek just hasta slip out and do the mad dance around the blog!

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  18. Hahahaha! Well we will just comment on how dang adorable you look! Mom says uncle Korey will have to explain the theory to us!
    Marty

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  19. You know, we've (rather Mommy has) often wondered about your name, Faraday...and do you know Mommy HAS derived that equation!

    She is a NERD.

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    1. *HIGHPAW* our mom too! She's so weird, she thinks it's FUN to geek out rom time to time!! BTW are you going to BlogPaws? Mommy's speaking there this year! WOOT!

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  20. Well, your daddy sure must be smart! Great photos of you Faraday! Hope your mom feels better.

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  21. Faraday I hope you were able to not only demonstrate the pendulum thingie but have some fun with that lens cap before your Mom found you with it......nice of Dad to let you continue your experiment though.....I bet HE gets in trouble too!! HAHAHAHA

    Hugs, Sammy

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    1. Shhh-hh-h, what mommy doesn't know won't hurt us--- err, HER.

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  22. Plus one and shared on Pinterest... if only math teachers were this interesting... we wouldn't have students questioning why Math is applicable in their lives.

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    1. Maxwell: of course, you will notice that no one ever offers to make Faraday an English teacher....

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  24. We dont know maths, but we know those swingy things prove the earth turns...

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  25. Faraday, you are srsly intelligent!

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