If possible, show the equation, mention its name and indicate why you consider it special.
Great, I've had this kind of conversation with my father too.The simplicity behind oxidation and reduction. It's amusing how my old man taught me about refilling old lead batteries with water, and how I'm now teaching him about equation imbalance and electrolysis
I'm not very good with this. If at any time you have some chance to explain this to me, I would appreciate it, but don't feel compromised.At the top of the white board in green there's just some acidic behavior.
Differential equations are really fascinating to meI'm not a big fan of integration and differential equations
What happens when you derive them? Sinus turns into Cosinus, and Cosinus turns into negative Sinus (I don't have the formula in front of me), and then there's the product rule.I will share the equation that I have chosen: Snell's law
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It is honestly not my favorite, it is not the most spectacular, as you can see. I could say that I am fascinated by Maxwell's equations, but I have made a more personal choice. I like this equation for its derivation from the electric and magnetic fields corresponding to the incident electromagnetic wave. This derivation seems particularly beautiful to me since I saw it in an electromagnetic theory class.
Ok, i've got it!Take it with a pinch of phosphate (You'll get it.)
There are weak and strong acids, and the only thing I can tell you about strong acids is that their chemical compound differs from weak acids. H3xO4 is considered a weak acid, where H3 and O4 are constant, and x is an atomic variable. The particular acid used on the board is P (phosphor), making it a "phosphoric acid" (H3PO4). In Norwegian the naming convention is "x-syre", while in English it's "x-ic acid". The naming convention for acids should be all the same whether they're weak or strong.
Whenever a Hydrogen splits from this acid (H3xO4), the Oxygen loses the electron that the Hydrogen provided it with. The H-atom then becomes positively charged and the O-atom becomes negatively charged (ionization). This new compound is not considered an acid anymore.
In Norway, we simply refer to H2PO4, HPO4, and PO4 as "phosphate" (or "fosfat"; "x-at"), and when we want to go into depth we call them "dihydrogen phosphate" and "hydrogen phosphate", respectively. The "di-" is greek for two, indicating that there are two Hydrogen atoms. These are all called salts, or "leftover salts".
The basic rule of thumb here is that they can go both ways (equations after all). So, these leftover salts can turn into acids again .
Chemical equations uses basic algebra, so once you know how electrons work and you've seen how it's done, you should be able to get the hang of it relatively quick.
Well, by "derivation" I was referring rather to the deduction of Snell's Law (Also known as "Law of Refraction")What happens when you derive them? Sinus turns into Cosinus, and Cosinus turns into negative Sinus (I don't have the formula in front of me), and then there's the product rule.
I agree with you, it's a fascinating equation!I like it because it's a pretty mean equation
Amazing!and I used it extensively during the final year of my undergrad to study and derive a shitload of very interesting laws in geophysical fluid dynamics.
Beautiful!It's special because it sets the basis for the entire human understanding of how oceans and atmospheres flow around a planet.
I'm not a physicist at all haha. I studied physics for undergrad and fluid dynamics was a favourite topic, and then in my final year geophysical fluid dynamics was the icing on the cake. Super interesting! But, aside from that, I got pretty bored of academia and went into programming.I agree with you, it's a fascinating equation!
Would you mind telling me a little more about your work?
I have been working in the geophysics area for a long time, but never with fluid mechanics.
I don't consider myself good at fluid mechanics. Despite that I think it is one of the most fascinating areas of physics.
I honestly haven't studied much about applications to geophysics.
Are you a physicist or did you study a different career?
thanks for your answer @HAL !