http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21328515.100-ocean-current-slowdown-made-earth-spin-faster.html?nsref=climate-change&DCMP=OTC-rss Did you know that in November 2009, when the Antarctic Circumpolar Current slowed down for 2 weeks, the Earth actually spinned faster as a result, by 0.1 milliseconds per day!?!
Looking for some history and explanations, using every day language, of some of the concepts you’re learning in engineering? Here’s a cool 3 minute video about: The Wave Equation – the acceleration of a point on a vibrating string is proportional to the string’s tension – led to the development of radio Maxwell’s Equations –… Continue reading The World’s Hidden Equations
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/local_g.png To my statics & dynamics students: this is good for a chuckle!