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Saturday, December 27, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
I came upon a very neat architecture advertisement (click on the Winsler & Kelly Consulting Engineering picture above for higher resolution), I especially like the rooftop landing strip for St. Nic, partially because I am a flying car enthusiast and also because I like the Santa Clause and His Reindeer Mythology that comes along naturally with Christmas and Eggnog.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Here is a hypothetical Birkeland Current, not that it necessarily looks like that or anything, but just for rough (yet still inexact) scaling purposes and possible computation purposes.
Inspired by this artical: NASA: A Giant Breach in Earth's Magnetic Field
Sunday, December 14, 2008
The magnitudes of the electric field and the circulation of the magnetic fields should be 90 degrees out of phase of each other as the photon travels along its path, like in this picture:
In a photon, the electric field vectors are always orthogonal to the magnetic field vectors (actually, picture some concentric loops of circulating arrows and then picture some loops looping around those loops).
A light wave, in classical physics, works like a superconducting LC Circuit (RLC without the resistance), minus the charge flow.
Update: Maxwell's Equations do not apply to the photon traveling the speed of light in a vacuum due to einstien's special relativity preventing time and thus a time derivative of electrical fields from passing relative to an observer. Rather, it is when a photon enters an change an index of refraction greater than that of a vacuum (which is to say the magnetic permeability and dielectrical permittivity are different from free space)
The following demonstrates how a photon really behaves according to quantum theory. Note that all photons have either a positive or a negative spin and that it doesn't change direction due to relativity, the photon frequency it seems is actually a way of describing it's resonant frequency upon impacting with another wave or particle:
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
(2) When you have a loose charge that is not oscillating, you have virtual photons being released which have and electric field vector pointing toward the charge (by convention, I use blue for negative and red for positive here)
(4) If the Charge is accelerated up and down, then that causes the virtual photon to manifest as a real photon with an oscillating electromagnetic field in the plane perpendicular to the oscillation.
If you are looking for a more accurate mathematical explanation of photons as relating to Maxwell's Equations, relativity, and quantum mechanics then check out my other post Photons and Parametrics.
If you are looking for a mathematical explanation of photons as relating to the index of refraction/absorption then check out EM Frequency and the Index of Refraction
If you are looking for a mathematic explanation of relativity as it relates to time dilation (eg. redshifting frequency for wave particles) then check out special relativity
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
Tis the season when the Spaghetti Monster showed up at your house;
And then dropped a meatball on the ground for a magical mouse;
The Luinguini was baking and not a moment to soon;
For Spaghetti Monster reached out an appendage and said “here is my spoon!”;
After the supper, it came up the stairs;
And it pulled out a present from it’s big bag of prayers;
It may leave you a box of jolly good cheer;
For in this box is a year’s worth of beer;
But so you will see, as many have seen;
That if you disbelieve, you will get something obscene;
It is a raw fishbone, one of great magnitude;
And it is so awful, you will surely get booed;
So you too, my friend, have a mission at stake;
That in order to win beer, there is a risk you must take;
For you must accept, without any proof;
That what I have just told you, is absolute truth!
Source: Tis the Season
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Every night, people go into a delta-dreamland. When they first wake up in the morning or prior to falling asleep at night (or if just on a daydreamy vacation), they are in the great in-between aka the Alpha Zone. People with ADHD tend to have a tough time getting out of the alpha-delta zones during the day (not always a bad thing), which is why they require stimulents large amounts of energy to fuel those stimulents in order to get their brainwaves up higher (they also have higher metabolisms and are better atheletes to). The brain on the left is that of the ADHD person, and the brain on the right is that of a normal person (kind of a low performance braindead sort of thing compared to ADHD person).