Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Physics: How many transistors on a CPU

As mention in class:

The current AMD dual-core Athlon Processor has 154-233 Million transistor. An Intel Pentium D has 230 million transistors.

In the early 90's the pentium III had 100,000 - 10 million transistors.

In the early 80's the Intel 8086 had 5000-100,000 transistors.



History of Computers

Environmental Sciecne: China's One Child Policy Protest

China's has always had a problem with the "One Child" program in the rural countryside. It seems someone is taking thing to the extreme.

NPR: Activist Protest

Listen to the audio clip.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Astronomy: Apollo Mission - Hammer and Feather Drop

As mentioned in class, he is David Scott doing Galileo's gravity experiment on the Moon.

Watch the Movie Clip 8 MB

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College Physics Homwork

Chp.16: 1,4,5,8,12,13,17,22,26,30,31,33,34,35,40,57, and 59

Chp.17: 3,4,10,11,14,16,31,32, and 48