Einstein’s Annus Mirabilis

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By Avi Banerjee (Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Math, History tutor at The Edge Learning Center ) As I was teaching SAT Physics, I was reminded of the progress the science has made in the last hundred years. Take the year 1905, Einstein’s Annus Mirabilis. Over the course of a single calendar year Einstein published four ground breaking papers that […]

Focus on Your Goal as a Way of Success

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By Alfred Tang (Math, Physics, and Computer Science Instructor at The Edge Learning Center) Everybody knows that Michael Jordan was one of the greatest basketball players of all time. His signature move was his slam dunks that made him look as if he could float in air. But not everybody knows that he failed to make the […]

How much pressure is too much pressure?

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By Alfred Tang (Math and Physics Instructor at The Edge Learning Center) In my conversations with parents, I sometimes sense the worry that their children are being subjected to too much academic pressure. Other times, parents want me to put more pressure on their children because pressure plays a role in students’ success in school. What is […]

Misconceptions in Physics

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By Pratik Choudhury (Test Preparation (ACT/SAT/SSAT), IGCSE/MYP Math & Physics, IB Physics tutor at The Edge Learning Center) There is a common misconception that ‘There is no gravity in outer space’. This misconception gets further reinforced when phrases such as ‘zero’ and ‘micro’ gravity are often heard in videos that show humans floating around in their space […]

Projectile Motion

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By Pratik Choudhury (Test Preparation (ACT/SAT/SSAT), IGCSE/MYP Math & Physics, IB Physics tutor at The Edge Learning Center) Any object projected at an angle is said to be a projectile and the motion it undertakes is known as projectile motion, which is two-dimensional. Our study of the motion of a free-falling object through general observation – […]

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