

December 1, 2013
By:
David W. Ball
The history of how the atomic number came to be


June 1, 2013
By:
David W. Ball
A logarithm is a mathematical function that shows up in some forms of spectroscopy. Understanding what it is can give us a better appreciation for its function in our fields.


April 1, 2013
By:
James A. Lock, David W. Ball
A detailed look at what makes the sky appear blue in color, using Rayleigh scattering, Maxwell's equations, and the Mie theory.


September 1, 2012
By:
David W. Ball
A look at how fluorescent lights are spectroscopically different from the oldfashioned incandescent light bulb.


June 1, 2012
By:
David W. Ball
Here, Maxwell's fourth equation of electrodynamics and how light is described in terms of Maxwell's four mathematical expressions is examined.


April 1, 2012
By:
David W. Ball
Results are generalized from the last installment and considerations are made for how it applies to one of Maxwell's equations.


January 1, 2012
By:
David W. Ball
Here, we continue the discussion of electromagnetism and Maxwell's second equation.


December 1, 2011
By:
David W. Ball
A discussion of magnetism, leading into Maxwell's second equation


September 1, 2011
By:
David W. Ball
Here's the fundamental calculus you need to understand Maxwell's first equation


