#The Schrodinger Equation Consider a particle constrained on the x-axis, with mass $m$, subjected to a force $F(x,t)$. - In Classical mechanics, we determined $x(t)$, the position. Then we find $v = \frac{dx}{dt}$ the velocity, and momentum $p = mv$. Finally, we determine the kinetic energy $T … [Read more...]

## Griffith's Quantum Mechanics | Preface

- QM was not created by one individual, and retains 'scars' from its traumatic youth. >'I think I can safely say that nobody understands quantum mechanics.' -Feynman - One cannot understand what quantum mechanics *means* until one understands what it *does*. That's what this book is … [Read more...]

## Notes: Spivak's Calculus Prologue C1 Inequalities

**Note: I lost a page from my notepad, so this is not a continuous stream of notes in that if we let $\epsilon … [Read more...]

## Sydney, Homelessness and Education

I've spent about a week back in Sydney now, finishing off my research project over at USyd on open-ended science investigations for the ASELL schools program. I'll get around to writing a project update, or two, or four...I promise. It's actually been a lot of fun, and I've learnt a lot - not in the … [Read more...]

## Mathematics and the Physical World - Book Review

There's a few books which have created true inspiration and passion for physics and maths. This book *Mathematics and the Physical World*, by the late Morris Kline, is one of them. I chanced upon this book in the depths of the ANU library, searching for a few mathematics textbooks. With an … [Read more...]

## Notes: Spivak's Calculus Preface and Prologue Chapter 1

- Book is driven by a 'desire to present calculus not as a prelude, but a first real encounter with mathematics'. - Precision and rigour shouldn't be deterrents - they are the natural medium for formulating mathematical questions - 29 Chapters, with 2 'starred' as optional - Presented as an … [Read more...]

## Assassin's Creed - Movie Review

I had been anticipating this movie for quite some time - ever since it was first announced. As a long time fan of the series; not just for the gameplay, but the mostly the characters and story - I was totally hyped. [You can watch the trailer … [Read more...]

## Study, Relax...Rinse Repeat

It's already been a week into 2017, and it feels like I'm already well into the swing of things. Due to holiday and family things I missed my planned weekly blog-vignette thingo, so I'll talk a bit about the past fortnight as a whole. Being back at home and spending a week there was exactly like … [Read more...]

## Bedrock of Truth and Reason

Why? A word which rattles incessantly in the minds of many, especially now. *Why Trump?*, *Why Brexit?*...*Why a Christmas market in Berlin?* It's easy to ask why of of friends, enemies, and groups of which you'd consider political or sociological opponents. It's also easy to 'ask' *why*, with … [Read more...]

## Reminiscing and a Complex Christmas

I spent the last week of the holiday period yanking myself away from books, studying and the occasional video game to spend time with family. *Insert exasperated sigh here* Well, it wasn't half bad. Maybe 1/4 bad. Not really bad though, more of an oddly...[searches for non-provocative … [Read more...]