Tagged: Physics

waves diagram ftloscience post

Relationship Between Wavelength, Frequency and Energy

What’s in a wavelength? In chemistry and physics, we come across this parameter in a range of calculations, often to do with photons and light. In this concise guide, we’ll cover all you need to know about the relationship between...

ionizing radiation graphic ftloscience

Alpha, Beta, Gamma: Types of Ionizing Radiation

Radiation is all around us. From radio waves transmitting information to the visible spectrum that gives our world color. Heck, even talking produces radiation in the form of sound. But what about the more dangerous forms of radiation: alpha and...

niels bohr ernest rutherford atomic theory ftloscience post

Origins of Atomic Theory

If all the knowledge of humanity was to be completely erased save for a single concept, which one should we choose to keep? The great physicist Richard Feynman once hypothesized that our best bet would be for the concept of...

trex model ftloscience post

How To Date A Dinosaur (Fossil) with Radiometric Dating

No, not that kind of dating… Rather, ‘dating’ a dinosaur bone dug out of the ground involves a series of processes that allow us to estimate its age on this Earth. This helps us to understand how that species fits...