Mike and I had a little laugh about how I’ll need to make the last week of this month “Project Dave Blitz Week” in order to make any progress on my stated month theme! Which may actually happen, we’ll see. In the meantime, I’ve decided I want to do something physics-y… that is, relearn a lot of the physics I have forgotten through disuse, and teach myself enough to really teach others.
I looked through some of the texts I still have from college, and they are kind of beyond my ability to grok at this stage. I think what I really need to do is plot a plan using a GRE study guide or something – many of the classes I remember taking did not follow the texts linearly (if at all!) I browsed some books online, but I think I will probably want to go to a university-type book store to find what I want. Although… maybe e-books are a way to go, as another reasonable way to utilize my iPad?
I really enjoy helping people understand crazy things about physics, and I feel bad when I feel like I *should* remember how something works, but I don’t. This happened at work with a few conversations about relativity and quantum mechanics (not that I had the strongest intuitive grasp of them back in the day, either!) and I’d love to maybe be involved in a, I don’t know, study group or book group style gathering that was like an exploration of concepts in physics weekly/monthly.