Daily Archives: March 14, 2011

Nuclear Disasters: A Logarithmic Scale

Yesterday I read an intriguing article that showed how the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) placed nuclear disasters on a seven point scale [1].  The scale is a logarithmic one where each increasing number is ten times as much of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Introduction to the Basic Concepts of Modern Physics

Introduction to the Basic Concepts of Modern Physics: Special Relativity, Quantum and Statistical Physics, by arlo Maria Becchi and Massimo D’Elia This is the longest 150 page book you will never read.  It meets all of the qualifications of a … Continue reading

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