So this will be the first of many (if I can be bothered) little notes about how my studies are going, ill just tell you all the cool stuff I’ve learnt or that I’m working on! (be warned i’ll only explain things to the extent I understand them and will probably be wrong occasionally!)
Alright to kick things off: I study electrical engineering and science (majoring in physics) at University in Australia.
So I study a beginners programming course for C (thats just the language of programming) and we just received our first assignment. Converting integers into Roman numerals and Roman numerals into integers. Relatively easy and uninteresting just using my knowledge of loops, arrays and if statements.
Static friction > kinetic friction (usually)
contact forces are a bit strange, surfaces are not smooth, they’re bumpy. Imagine two mountain ranges being smooshed into each other. So the coefficient (ignore this word if you don’t know what it means) of static(stationary) friction is greater than kinetic (moving) friction because in the mountain analogy some parts come into very close contact and weld together. Basically this explains why its easier to move something thats moving than something thats not. The famous fridge dilemma. Have you noticed when pushing large objects it requires a great deal of force to get it moving but once it starts moving its good to go?
yeah so I found that interesting and i hope you did too.