Uncertain Dots, Episode 6

This week’s episode of Uncertain Dots is, if anything, even more free-form than previous weeks, including a brief cameo from one of Rhett’s kids:

Topic covered include the arrangement of faculty offices, the relative lack of demos for E&M (compared to mechanics, where there are endless videos to analyze, etc.) a little bit about science journalism and sports journalism, how we deal with (or don’t) the problem of including background information in our blogs, the need to sometimes bring your kids to campus or cancel classes, teaching while sick, tracking the flu, precision measurement and tiny perturbations, exam writing, and the difficulty of figuring out how long students will take to do an exam.

So, you know, kind of a grab-bag. But there you go.