Fizyx for Felines: A Physics Textbook for the Curious Cat

Chapter 0

Posted in Uncategorized by skonabrittain on 29 January, 2010

The introductory chapter is named after my own cats, because their names are mentioned in it. Future chapters will be named after famous scientists’ cats, some real and some imaginary (but all complex, of course).
A photo of Femto Chan is featured. (I wanted it to be a photo of Atto Chan, because her diminutive size makes Gravitation appear to be even larger, but she is the least cooperative, whereas Femto Chan is the most prone to restfulness. Zepto Chan is the most cooperative but, despite his name, he is also the largest. If you don’t understand what his name indicates about his size, you will after reading Chapter 0.)
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Preface

Posted in Uncategorized by skonabrittain on 22 January, 2010

The preface is my favorite part of the book. Even people who hate physics and fear math like it. And cats adore it because it affirms their superiority. A delightfully relevant “Hobbes and Calvin” cartoon sets the tone.     (more…)

Introduction

Posted in Uncategorized by skonabrittain on 22 January, 2010
I thought I would never, ever blog, but I am launching this blog today in observance of National Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day (I didn’t make this up – see http://tinyurl.com/ykpw5ml) .

It will contain excerpts from a book I am writing: Fizyx for Felines: A Physics Textbook for the Curious Cat.  All excerpts are copyright 2006-2010 by Skona Brittain. Note that to see each actual text excerpt, you must click on the (more . . .) at the end of the post intro.

Comments from humans as well as felines are very welcome.