Home Blogs Another fun problem by Snively '11 Skip if you don't want to do more physics. October 21, 2008 in Academics & Research, Classes If you liked last night’s dynamics problem, here’s a new and exciting one for you! Share this post Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on Facebook Share by Email Subscribe to the RSS Feed 30 responses to “Another fun problem” Timur says: October 21, 2008 at 3:02 am What tablet do you use? I have an old Toshiba M200, looking for a new one… do many kids at MIT use tablets, are they helpful? Alexander says: October 21, 2008 at 3:06 am These are fun. Keep em coming. Tree says: October 21, 2008 at 3:09 am Colourful! nice problem! oh and first? Snively says: October 21, 2008 at 3:14 am @Timur I actually use a Wacom tablet, not a tablet computer. My Wacom As for tablet laptops, they can be incredibly useful. I planned on getting on but they were too expensive and all had integrated graphics cards. I find that my Wacom works great though and in class I just take all of my notes with pencil and notebook. Efolse '11 says: October 21, 2008 at 3:27 am Isn’t a “D” passing when you’re not a freshman? Oasis '11 says: October 21, 2008 at 3:35 am I need to study like you. Perhaps those 5.12 equations will come more naturally. Reena says: October 21, 2008 at 3:52 am I seriously just like, got excited when I saw “physics” and “problem” in the title of this. XXXXXPPPPP says: October 21, 2008 at 4:21 am my god. that is confusing. Liz says: October 21, 2008 at 4:57 am Yay Anon. Troll says: October 21, 2008 at 5:21 am Just do it in Scheme! IIT-JEE Cracker 2008 says: October 21, 2008 at 7:23 am Hey Snively, If i just take that mass out of that tube and keep it ON the tube and then slide it (the mass M), then there will be friction involved in the problem also right? Meagan says: October 21, 2008 at 7:41 am Yay! Physics is beautiful! Keep posting these, Snively! Ivan says: October 21, 2008 at 7:51 am @Snively The Passing video, was that your project or homework for the Digital Poetry class? The physics problem is nice, luckily there is no Z axis yet. moose says: October 21, 2008 at 7:55 am awesome post! physics = good, especially when someone walks you through the problem =) i wish 8.012 was this colorful… Anna says: October 21, 2008 at 9:09 am Just wanted to say color is very helpful on the eyes! Not to mention the nice legible handwriting. Thanks a lot interested in MIT says: October 21, 2008 at 9:52 am Wow… I am patiently waiting for the day when physics will make sense. AP physics is killing me. Snively says: October 21, 2008 at 10:00 am @interested in MIT Amen. R.Z.F. says: October 21, 2008 at 11:24 am Whooo whoooo!! IS this for a course on dynamics or is it a physics mechanics course? Anonymous says: October 22, 2008 at 2:39 am Oh yeah! marcee says: October 22, 2008 at 2:54 am @rzf What is rzf? mugabo armand says: October 22, 2008 at 3:13 am that’s good but neat resolution would be welcome ! Ahana says: October 22, 2008 at 3:58 am @marcee RZF=Riemann Zeta Function ooh, I saw video lectures of 2.003(oct 07) through OCW…Prof Sarma is so cool! marcee says: October 22, 2008 at 5:51 am @ahana okay. have you studied it. i never heard of it in my classes. will you tell me something more about it Ruth '13? says: October 22, 2008 at 8:29 am This is why I want to go to MIT! I really want to drop everything and figure this out right now instead of going to school. Laura says: October 21, 2008 at 8:53 am Ahahaha you have to take 2.003. =D Sir Isaac says: October 23, 2008 at 12:19 pm 1 pseudo-flaw, could be called a simplicity OCD example: Kg *(m/s^2) -> Newton Great work, keep posting. lulu says: October 23, 2008 at 6:57 am dude, you guys have GOT to learn the lagrange equations in this class. a high school sophomore says: October 23, 2008 at 7:34 am wow i will not be able to do that in my life… i used to be a straight A student in middle school but now high school comes and i realize that im really just average, not a genius like my family thought. Now I’m happy with a 2.5, but just visiting back this website, remembering how i spent hours on it when i still had hope for getting into MIT, like when I was in 8th grade and a freshaman… Wow. Kyle says: October 24, 2008 at 10:24 am I am a senior in high school and I’m taking 211 which is my first year of calc based physics. We’re just starting angular velocity and acceleration. I hope one day I will be able to solve problems like this. @ lulu says: October 24, 2008 at 2:07 am Definitely. It is really interesting, they must have talked about functionals in such a mechanics course. Is there any math course at MIT that is devoted to the study of functionals and calculus of variations? A really good looking course is continuum mechanics (a math course). I really want to learn that stuff, it looks crazy fun.