How I taught myself calculus – Some intuitive reasoning 18/01/2018 Mathematics: Tracing Curves When I first taught myself calculus prior to more formal learning, I already had an idea of the concept of differentiati...

Bohr vs. Electron Cloud, Neutrons and Basic Interactions 03/01/2018 Physics Diary: A Day without Yesterday Name of particle Relative charge Relative mass Proton +1...

Why 0!=1 – Talking math and terminal access code decryption in No Man’s Sky 01/01/2018 Mathematics: Tracing Curves Several months ago I made a video on a particular terminal access code decrypt problem that I had come across in No Man'...

Electronegativity: Why does sodium chloride (NaCl) dissolve in water but not silicon dioxide? 30/11/2017 Physics Diary: A Day without Yesterday R.C. Smith This was one of my favourite types of questions when first learning the physics of chemistry. The answer...

Law of conservation of energy and common states of matter 27/11/2017 Physics Diary: A Day without Yesterday There are four common states of matter. Thinking about them raises some interesting points of insight regarding systems ...

Brownian Motion 02/10/2017 Philosophia Prima, Physics Diary: A Day without Yesterday R.C. Smith In the past I have regularly written about and reflected on numerous examples with regards to the practice...

Euler’s Identity Proof 08/09/2017 Mathematics: Tracing Curves This quickly became one of my favourite derivations. And with the launch of my blog, I couldn't wait to write about it. ...

Proof of the Quadratic Formula (by completing the square) 27/08/2017 Mathematics: Tracing Curves With the launch of my new mathematics blog, I thought I would start with something of a nostalgia post: a note on the qu...

Binomial Expansion – A Neat Trick 21/08/2017 Mathematics: Tracing Curves There's a neat trick when it comes to binomial expansion. Perhaps 'trick' is the wrong word. It seems more like an algor...

A Moment with Newton 02/08/2017 Physics Diary: A Day without Yesterday R.C. Smith Over the summer break I set myself the task of reading through a fantastic recently published edition of t...

First entry: The aims and title of this blog (plus a story about when first studying the Standard Model) 30/07/2017 Physics Diary: A Day without Yesterday This is my first entry - the inaugural post to fill the first page of this diary or blog. I prefer the more quaint descr...

Exponents, History, Civilization 03/07/2017 Mathematics: Tracing Curves I decided to make a video the other day on exponent properties. I like to think about mathematical concepts and to explo...