So I thought I would update you all on my current status in Physics, which I’m taking at the highest level the Academy offers. We just started doing Electricity and Magnetism this semester, and already it is getting pretty much impossible.
Basically, we learn stuff like this:
V = IR.
Easy enough, right? Voltage equals current times resistance. Then maybe we learn that the voltages in a loop all add to zero. Okay, sure. That makes sense. Then, maybe, that at a junction current in equals current out. Sure, that makes sense…
THEN WE GET THIS:
And I’m all “okay… awesome… sweet… yeah I can’t solve that.” (note: that’s actually a diagram with way more labeled that we usually get. It has current… we never get current. Current is the bane of my existence.)
Anyway, that basically SUCKS because I can never figure stuff out. It is kind of cool that we’re working with real-world-ish stuff now. All our Mechanics problems had to be done in the physics lab at the center of the universe where there’s a vacuum and no gravity… Unless we needed gravity, then we had to find somewhere more complex. So the real-world applications were a little… limited.
Jane and Fred got into a bit of a fight today. I’m hoping that settles out and resolves itself without my having to take any action… I’d like to avoid having to mediate a conflict between the two of them.
In other news, SWIMMING IS OVER! That means I have a strange, awesome, wonderful thing called TIME. It’s absolutely wonderful. I love it. AFTERNOONS ARE AMAZING.
Big tests coming up this week: one in Physics, one in Math. Yikes. Here goes nothing. Well, all I really have to do is pass…
As always, thanks for reading. I apologize for not posting as much as I have been, but I found a few episodes of Doctor Who that I had not yet seen. Once I am done, daily posting should re-commence. Allons-y!
P.S. I met Rose’s friend Violet today. She’s also a big Doctor Who fan (YAY!) and pretty cute. Needless to say we hit it off immediately. Sadly, she lives very far away so I can only communicate with her via Skype, but still… a good addition to my small group of friends, methinks.
P.P.S. Okay, fine, I lied. She’s very* cute.
P.P.P.S. …fine, I guess I’m giving a brief update on girls now. Really, nothing has happened. I’m still pretty set in my feelings towards Rose; as for the others, I’m happy with them as friends. Girl 1 was the only one I was debating, and I’m now completely set in my decision that she is just a friend to me. An awesome friend, but no more than that. No idea about the other guys… I should really ask them. Actually, I’m just going to encourage them to post something about their progress/plans… I have some suspicions, but nothing confirmed, so I’d rather they tell you!