3 August 2005

Scott has been asking for me to help him with his physics homework once in a while this summer. It has surprised me in a couple of ways. First, he doesn't ask for help very often. It's been nice getting more involved in his school work. Second, I've been surprised at how much physics I have forgotten over the years. Despite being a chemistry teacherI haven't given any thought at all to the equations of motion, forces, vectors, and the like. It has been fun relearning all these, reading through the excellent physics textbook chosen by the high school for Scott's summer class. Fortunately, Scott has not waited until the last minute to hit me up for help. This way I have a chance of keeping up with him as he works through the examples and homework problems.