Here are some resources that can be incorporated into a thermal physics course. “Entropy explained, with sheep“: An interactive tutorial by Aatish Bhatia. Highly recommended. COBE and COBRA: “The experiment that confirmed – and almost beat – COBE” from Physics Today (2018). I did not know about COBRA until I read this physics today article. […]
2018 was a fun year to teach thermal physics. At Drew, this course is offered every other year, using a textbook by the late Dr. Ashley Carter. The Chapter 18 in the textbook is about blackbody radiation, and students (and I) enjoy wrapping up the course with some reviews of Bose-Einstein statistics (i.e., counting the […]
Very interesting, thorough, and personal chronicle of neural network modeling by Sejnowski.
Packed auditorium… According to the former director of MIT CSAIL and founder of iRobot, we still have a long way to go until intelligence is figured out.