“Do you have a Tumblr?”A student asked in class today.I do, because it helps me,Think about teaching in other ways.
The right hand rule got me all tangled up,In a situation that could be quite miserable.Took a moment to think, made it through alright.But could have done better at making thinking visible.
Maxwell’s equations summarize E&M,In a way that is very curt.You know your stuff is important,When your equations are on a T-shirt.
Class was mostly lecture today,Of worksheets, clickers, it did lack.Although it feels like lots gets done,It’s hard to say without more student feedback.
Logistics in a big class are tough,It can make some things off limits.Handing back 200 books today,Took a nice full round ten minutes.
Lecture in the morning,After an evening midterm two.I think the test may have been fairBecause students didn’t seem too blue.
If voltage mapped to the midterm,And current to student questions and needs,The system would be like an AC capacitor,As relative to the voltage, the current leads.
Gauss’s Law is fantastical,But just a few examples are main.That’s because it’s only easy to compute,For spheres, cylinders, and the plane.
Above a charged plane, E is constant.What?! How could it even be?Doesn’t even matter how far away.The answer: It’s all about symmetry.
“Anything else you’d like me to know?”Was the last feedback q for students to fill.One person revealed their special power:“Through concentration, I can raise and lower my cholesterol at will.”