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Gyroscope_precessionWe talked about the Earth precessing like a gyroscope. There is more about this in the screen shots from 11/17-11/21.

This animation shows that it doesn’t matter what order you add vectors in the Head-to-Tail method . . . the resultant is still the same.


Screenshot 2014-11-17 22.09.37

An amateur astronomer caught this accidentally in 2012. Jupiter captures another potential earth destroying asteroid that no one even knew was out there.  That visible plume from the asteroid exploding in Jupiter’s atmosphere is about the size of the Earth.   Jupiter is my best friend (sorry Randy). Image 2

A 3D projection of an 8-cell performing a 

double rotation about two orthogonal planes

(As in the Black hole in Interstellar)


  Definition of a radian:Image-5

Below is the complicated 10 year path of the Rosetta Probe as it traveled to the Comet.


Newton’s burst of colorful inspiration:

prism animated

Circular motion converted to Simple Harmonic Motion


Check out the pictures below.

Recent Posts

12/8 – 12/12 (Vectors; Meteorology; FINAL THT)

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