Saturday, August 15, 2009

Do Not Stop

When I wish to regret my unplanned past,
But still can't make full sense of what I in this life want?
When powerful myths i see wrapping me and many people i meet,
The killing heat of ego replacing the placid truths composed in peace!
When i realise entities living for themselves are getting rare,
Copy-cats behaving as originators have started spreading everywhere
People laughing at me or others in open echo their own fear(s),
For sure my own courage missing to move forward my mind's gears
Do NOT stop, Do NOT stop,
Let my mind fail a dozen to rise one more a dozen
Fear NOT, Fear NOT,
!You live to rise, not to fall with the fear!
--A tribute to the first 115 pages of the legend THE FOUTAINHEAD read till now--

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Physics Mania

Physics had always scared me times infinite in the past, be it the IIT entrance i took a decade back or any physics lab practical i was required to perform without fail!

Logics would not go inside howsoever hard i tried; i remember the 2 great books i used to have; Irodov and H.C. Verma..

Mathematics was an all time favorite and Chemistry somehow looked comprehensible.

Today i try to analyze what role did Physics play in shaping my career..from a non-medical student to a blogger to a telecom engineer!

Like Fountainhead compares a building to a human body; i feel the same link for any system and the physics internally governing it!

Somwhere during my secondary education, i failed to establish that link in my mind; primarily due to my interest in other activities like understanding social systems, english and hindi language and literature and mathematical models.

I dedicate today's post to all those logics of physics whom i could have appreciated better if i had worked in a more planned and efficient manner!

Physics of Light!
Physics gave me a new definition for light..something which is an electromagnetic wave..which can be expressed in formulas like speed of light = wavelength * frequency!
If i had not been gifted with Physics, i would have died thinking of light as something like flourescent light of a tube or the light from a bulb or an irritating situation often faced in developing countries when there is no light!

Physics of Semi-Conductor Devices:

I liked studying analog devices in my college times; surely Physics has taught me how a correctly programed micro chip can do wonders be it a running BTS or a nano wonder called mobile phone!

I had attended 15 days training in 2002 in CSIO Chandigarh which laid emphasis on tracing logic detection similarity between DNA flowing in our blood stream to the diode working inside a chip.

Physics of Mass:

Perhaps this was one area i had started studying from my 7th std in form of Newton's laws of motion; i also made good attempts of solving spring-mass numericals!

In a normal world, i often feel like associating mass with carbohydrates. Einstein also declared mass to be another form of energy with his short and simple equation E=mc(square).

Physics of Temperature:

This was one of my favorites as the formulas were comparatively simpler and examples were interesting!

It was a chapter in physics book which explained me how keeping the refrigerator open for an hour will not turn the room colder!

I loved making solar cooker in my Xth std summer vacations and was equally excited to see that it works!

Physics of Sound:

And though last for today's post ( as i am feeling drenched of energy with all these applications of brain :-) , understanding sound in terms of science was another interesting revelation.

Science taught me that just like light sound is also a wave, which is medium dependant to a great extent. waves are so much like our thoughts, can be standing, constuctive or destructive during interaction! Science taught me something called vacuum, which practically i have never experienced though visualized it while cleaning home with a vacuum cleaner!

I salute all the maestros of Physics!

Let the world of Physics keep on producing ripples in all the budding scientists of today and tomorrow!