Miscellaneous stories and links about How to Teach Physics to Your Dog:
- Kathy Ceceri, who wrote the story about the book that ran in the Times Union, has posted the full article on the Home Physics blog. The link to the paper itself may very well disappear behind a paywall, but this post should remain accessible.
- There's an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education that I can't read because I'm not a subscriber, and I don't remember the password needed to access it via the library subscription. If anybody has access and would like to tell me what it says, that would be cool. (UPDATE: I've got it now, thanks very much.)
- How to Teach Physics to Your Dog is used as an example in a German presentation about problem solving. Google translate is good enough to get the idea of the way it's being used, but is no help at all with the embedded presentation slide. I think it's a translation of part of the Introduction, but my German is nonexistent.
That's the best of this week's vanity searching. Again, I will be on KSOO radio Tuesday evening, 6:30 pm ET, if you'd like to hear what I sound like live. I'll also be at Boskone next weekend, reading book-related stuff on Sunday morning.
The German slide basically says: Quantum mechanics shows us a bizarre world where particles do stuff we're not used to. Dogs are more suitable to understanding than most people, because they have less preconceptions and more of a sense of discovery: they can visit the same street every day for a year and still enthusiastically check it out. If you see the world like a dog does, as an infinite source of surprises and wonders, you're much more suited for studying quantum mechanics.
Good luck with the radio stuff :)