To better appreciate energy, let’s go back a few hundred years, to before the concept was made clear. In fact, even Isaac Newton did not fully appreciate what energy was!
The abstract gobbledygook definition of energy is that it measures “how much change” can or has happened. What does this look like in experiments, or in real life?
One of the earliest expe...(more)
When Joseph Fourier published his Fourier Transform, he didn’t know that a thousand years earlier, King Arthur already invented the mechanical version thereof.
The Royal Tax System
Once upon a time, Britain was ruled by the legendary King Arthur, who had invented a very modern, monthly tax system. To prevent corruption, Arthur shared out the twelve mont...(more)