Sunday, 13 March 2011

I have returned!

Okay, so I wasn't away for that long, but it felt like millennia. I haven't really been anywhere, it's just that I realized that I had about two weeks of physics and chemistry work that I haven't even started, so I got to it over the last few days. It wasn't really complicated stuff, as it was just an introduction to both the subjects which mainly meant mathematics, atomic theory and scientific method and measurements revision; easy stuff. On the subject of beginner physics, I bring you my newest comic.

Probability of someone making a portal-related cake joke; 95%.

For those of you who don't know the Σ symbol means sum of and the F means forces. When something is not moving, the sum of all forces acting upon it are not netting any movement in any direction, so ΣF=0. So the comic is saying that the sum of forces (choosing between the cake and the ice cream) acting of the little fatty is equaling zero. Funny, right?

That's enough of that, I now come to last posts' winner; Burger! Burger correctly stated the venturi effect in regards to my drawing in my last post. A quick explanation about the effect is this; when a substance is traveling at a faster speed, it is at a lower pressure and the venturi tube (as illustrated) demonstrates this. When a non-compressible fluid is traveling through a pipe of a particular size at a particular rate and then subjected to a narrowing of the pipe, the velocity of the liquid must increase to maintain the same rate of flow. As a result of this increase in speed, there is a notable decrease in pressure of the fluid, as is evident in the difference in levels of the fluid on the vertical pipes.

As promised, I drew a picture just for Burger. I apologize for not doing anything more intricate, I really could not think of what to do. Anyway, I hope you like it!


Never thought of practicing calligraphy on the computer. Oh wait, I was suppose to type something witty here... Mission accomplished.
I think it's time to get back into physics for a little while before I get some sleep. Thanks again for reading!

52 comments:

  1. Unless a body is already moving without any forces acting upon the body, the body still moves.

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  2. Yeah, I should have added that, thanks for reminding me though.

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  3. My wife is in her 2nd year of surgery residency. She used to be on the student committee to give advice and talks to college kids who wants to go into med school. If you have any questions on how to improve your chances, feel free to post on my blog and I will pass it along to her.

    In the meantime, following!

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  4. Shouldn't it just be just F? because there is only one source, the fat guy. or is it the F of both the sweets? Anyway this made me lol.

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  5. I feel so stupid having to have a joke explained to me haha.

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  6. Yay your back, this makes me happy

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  7. Chris, I'll definitely be taking advantage of your offer.

    Stare Dad, yes it is both of the sweets acting as forces.

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  8. Lagavulin is generally pretty highly rated. Problem is, being from Islay Scotland, it is extremely peaty (meaning smoky) in flavor. For a beginner, this may be overwhelming. People compare it to be drinking a cigar. Some people like it, some people dont. Hit or miss imho. If you do drink it, consider adding some water or even ice to it.

    Sorry for stupidly assuming you are from America. I will pass along your question to my wife and get back to you

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  9. Funny math joke. I laughed, and I had to bite my tongue to prevent a portal joke from coming out.

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  10. good luck with physics and chemistry

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  11. That is one tasty looking burger..

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  12. I feel so clever when I get nerd humour.
    Not this time however ; /

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  13. Funny comic lol. I needed your description to get it :p

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  14. EPIC :D troll physic is epic :D

    followed :)

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  15. makes perfect sense, except for the burger part :)

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  16. LOL @Logar's comment because i felt the same way

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  17. the detail of your burger drawing actually made me crave a burger...

    randomramblingggg.blogspot.com

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  18. awesome love the comic and the burger drawing

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  19. Ay good one! i majored in physics, so this was funny LOL.

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  20. ahaha great comic! welcome back

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  21. An artiste, certainly!

    Clearly, the correct response is to roll forward, grab the cake and icy-cream mid-tumble, and then enjoy both in an effort to combat the spontaneous use of energy.

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  22. Really cool post. Want a hamburger now

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  23. uhh.. I don't like physics. Too many formulas and all that.

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  24. That comic was pretty funny... after explaining it...

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  25. haha, good comic. my first thought was that the cake is a lie.

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  26. Nice comic, made me laugh.

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  27. the burger is winning

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  28. Loved the comic! and Welcome back ! :)

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  29. first of all, that "easy stuff" you described doesn't sound very easy to me. secondly, great post! after you explained it i thought it was funny.

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  30. I know that feel man, midterms everywhere for me.

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  31. The cake is a lie ;). I'll take the ice cream! Congrats to The Burger! Following and supporting!

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  32. Your drawings are very cool =) Keep up the great work!

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  33. Aw, got in there with the Portal cake before me. Darn it.

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  34. Oh man, I'm so sorry. I've been unbelievably busy, but rest assured, I'll be posting more soon. Really sorry my loyal followers. :(

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  35. One week in blogosphere feels like a year in real life.

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  36. I love what you've done with your blog, definately followed. :)

    Hit me back!

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