Articles about science and technology
Calculus of variations: a lunchbreak guide. My
attempt to explain the rudiments of this essential,but rarely-taught, branch of
engineering mathematics using no more than high-school calculus.
The Argleton affair: is the World-Wide Web turning into one vast Wikipedia?
Oh yes it's great to be an engine... A brief introduction to steam
Night of the living differential equations: how to simulate the zombie
apocalypse using a mathematical model of population dynamics.
Night of the living drag coefficients: using ballistic theory
to determine the best way to aim a rifle for effective zombie control.
How to build an inexpensive, robust plywood boat. Maybe.
Homeopathy: flushing science down the lavatory
Why, if homeopaths are right, everything else we know is wrong
Why science is the way, not a way, to understanding
Science as a simple extension of common sense
Snake oil: hi-fi mains cables
There's one born every minute
A ten-minute guide to electrical theory
Volts, amps, and ohms for beginners
A guide to the selection of electrial cable and breakers
For 'difficult' domestic wiring situations