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Magnetism and Electricity... Do you get it?...

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by trev333, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. jefrs

    jefrs Doctor of Teleocity

    Nov 20, 2007
    Newbury, England

    It is called "physics".

  2. winny pooh

    winny pooh Friend of Leo's

    Jan 24, 2006
    South London
    If you want to start a book for laymen few laymen finish then A brief history of time is great.

  3. hmmm fizzix .....

  4. beach bob

    beach bob Friend of Leo's

    Jan 31, 2008
    South Florida

  5. getbent

    getbent Telefied Ad Free Member


    what are you silly people talking about?

    If I am travelling in a vehicle at the speed of light... will I still turn you on?

  6. Telesavalis

    Telesavalis Friend of Leo's

  7. Triton Thrasher

    Triton Thrasher Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 8, 2010
    Wick, Scotland
    Everybody will flip their guitars like ZZ Topp.

  8. Justinvs

    Justinvs Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 31, 2008
    Wise River, Montana
    And they got so much more energy than they had expected it fried the wires and almost overloaded the equipment they were using.

    So I guess it would have been in the key of ARRRRRRRRRRRGHHHHH!

  9. getbent

    getbent Telefied Ad Free Member

    which is the key of Bb

  10. horsespatoot

    horsespatoot Tele-Holic

    Nov 4, 2011
    At age 6, i jumped up on the bathroom sink, unscrewed the vanity light bulb from the socket and stuck my finger in the hole. After picking myself up off the floor, I had a much clearer understanding of electricity.

  11. gandsfjord

    gandsfjord Tele-Meister

    Nov 7, 2010
    Talking about 'getting it'. In 1863 the Scot James Maxwell sat down with pen and paper and proved, mathematically, that electromagnetic waves - radio waves as we know them - existed. In 1897, 34 years later, the Italian Guglielmo Marconi made an experiment that actually worked according to Maxwell's equations. We still use Maxwell's equation to tune and calibrate advanced radio aerials.

    Now that's getting it!

    (for those of you building your own speaker cabinets, you may be familiar with the unit for magnetic flux - which is named in honour of James Maxwell)

    Edit; because I googled Maxwell to find the link above, I also came across this:
    So a guitar player as well. Ladies and gentlemen; we have a hero here!

  12. jeremypodom

    jeremypodom Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 5, 2010
    magnetism and electricity on a molecular scale are what keeps me from being able to phase through the walls and floors.... curse you, physics!

  13. max_twang

    max_twang Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 8, 2009
    New York
    If you'd like a really great explanation, get this book. Wonderfully easy to understand and very humorous explanation of electricity and magnetism.


  14. boneyguy

    boneyguy Doctor of Teleocity

    Mar 31, 2007
    victoria b.c. CANADA
    True story....I once accidentally swallowed a magnet and for 2 days my wife used me to keep the shopping list on the fridge. So yeah, I get it.
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2012

  15. MonkeyKing

    MonkeyKing Tele-Meister

    Jul 5, 2011
    Well, our whole civilization is based on about 5 of Maxwell`s equations -what about the rest of them? ? ? We haven`t even exhausted Maxwell and Faraday yet . . .
    Engineers work with fixed variables -they always `get` it - fixing those variables -that can be more arbitrary than we`re comfortable with. Getting the job done? Si!
    Total cosmic understanding? Let`s not hold our breath!

  16. RogerC

    RogerC Poster Extraordinaire Vendor Member

    Mar 30, 2011
    I don't get it at all. As far as I'm concerned it's all magic. I've tried studying on my own, but I'm evidently more right-brained, so I'm not wired like that (had to say it) and I couldn't even understand remedial stuff. It's something that I want to understand-- just basic electronics, not even the theoretical stuff-- but I think I'm doomed to remain completely ignorant of it all. All I can say for sure is that I know enough not to stick things in the outlets... anymore.

  17. Alamo

    Alamo Poster Extraordinaire

    Nov 15, 2006
    Berlin, Germany
    I had good use of a Physics book.

    It elevated my computer screen to the propper eye level height.

  18. R. Stratenstein

    R. Stratenstein Doctor of Teleocity

    Aug 3, 2010
    Loganville, Ga.
    I dunno, but I'd like to see the amp you need for it. Pedalboard the size of China. . .

  19. trev333

    trev333 Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    this Maxwell fellow.... was he the one with the silver hammer?....

    a guitar playing switched on kinda Scotsman, that bloke.... figured it all out with a pencil and paper.... under candle light probably...

    thanks Max... thanks for the twang...

    it's weird though.... current flows from negative to positive... but a negatively charged particle has extra electrons... which want to blast over to a positively charged particle that is lacking in electrons....

    negative is more, positive is less?.... mmmm?... I think, I get it...

  20. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Mar 17, 2003
    Spring City, Pa
    Uh, oh...sounds like Juggalo stuff to me.

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