"If you weigh something like yourself for example you have your own specific weight right, right. My question is do air, light, or heat weigh anything?"
-Savannah (age 11)
Magnets Sticking Forever?
Intuition And Magnetic Fields
Newton, Kepler, Inverse-square
Conservation Of Energy In Springs
Is Hooke's Law Always Obeyed?
Deriving Speed Of Light?
Time Dilation And Astronomy
Equations For Decelerating Car
Do Magnetic Monopoles Exist?
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