Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Some hard things are easy if explained well

Proof of the Pythagorean theorem:


Dark matter:


Chemical reactions, fire, and photosynthesis:


How trains stay on their tracks and go through turns:


And just for fun, the broken window fallacy:

3 Comments:

Anonymous Extrafarian said...

The Laffer Curve to "La donna รจ mobile" in 1:44.

10:15 PM  
Anonymous nick said...

How the wheel slippage problem Feynman explained for trains is solved in cars, namely the differential gear, using motorcycle acrobats and Tinkertoys. Longer but worth it.

11:12 AM  
Blogger Julien Couvreur said...

I like this one, which explains how differential gear works.

2:35 PM  

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