Portal talk:Particle physics

From Wikiversity
Jump to navigation Jump to search


- Sorry, I'm new to this, but is the photo up there really appropriate? I'd fix it myself (in true wiki-spirit), but I came here actually looking for some help with a physics problem from my homework on electron drift speed and found Tux? or a Penguin at any rate.

It sounds like you might be the Wikiversity editor who knows the most about particle physics. If you can suggest a better image, go for it. --JWSchmidt 21:41, 13 October 2006 (UTC)

Mathematical grounding[edit]

Might I raise the point of a student's schooling in mathematics? One thing I have noticed as a student is that there tends to be a split in approaches with regards to teaching physical theory - one assumes a prior knowledge of groups, sets, topology and so on. In my experience most texts on mathematical physics are written in this way. The other way - the way my university teaches - works everything out from first principles from a largely ad-hoc, algebraic perspective. This is just as well, because British students are no longer taught any of the aforementioned mathematical topics - the upshot of which is that many American textbooks and indeed many pages on wikipedia are incomprehensible. Worth bearing in mind. Sojourner001 19:53, 20 August 2006 (UTC)

Heeeeeeeeeeeere goes nothing![edit]

Well I added a ton of red links. Is this the "proper" way to do it? Or should "introductory physics" have a sub-page for its lessons? I really don't know what's right. I just threw it out there so we can start working on it. I'm picturing introductory physics to be an algebra-based introduction to more advanced physics, much like a high-school physics course in the USA. We can also integrate (pun, ha ha) calc-based physics into this, or maybe do a seperate course like "calculus-based physics." --The Winged Self 03:55, 21 August 2006 (UTC)

Might as well - at least now there's a structure. What I'd suggest is bullet-pointing the salient facts about each topic in its talk page before writing a big long spiel - that way we can ensure everything is there, correct and in a logical order, to save the possibility of wasting time on a class script that's inaccurate or confusing. Physics can of course be condensed down into little more than equations for those of us who understand it, but presenting facts and presenting a means of learning and understanding those facts are very different things.Sojourner001 10:24, 21 August 2006 (UTC)


There is now School:Physics. Originally suggested at Wikibooks was School of Physics and Astronomy, but we already have School:Astronomy. Please coordinate with Portal:Physics and Astronomy. The page [[Topic:Physics]] should be renamed/moved to a department of the School of Physics such as Topic:Particle physics. --JWSchmidt 04:00, 26 August 2006 (UTC)

I changed the page to a more specific topic as part of the School of Physics. --JWSchmidt 02:26, 4 September 2006 (UTC)

buggy page moved[edit]

Hello --Remi 01:23, 27 November 2007 (UTC)


Hello guys, I want to share this message with you: We should understand that life connect with the smaller parts of space because when we see, we can see infinite smaller points that form our vision and our consciousness, both properties of life in almost every living being. And every part of the space have an absolute union with each other, so only can be moved by life, so every particle is a god particle! --Javier José Moreno Tovar18 (discusscontribs) 14:08, 8 June 2016 (UTC)