Singularities Explained

Math versus physical reality ... who wins? A short video discusses singularities, starting with division by zero in rational functions and moving on to real-world examples. It covers population growth doomsday equations, Navier-Stokes equations, and black holes.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Collaborate with the social studies and/or science departments
  • Have pupils conduct a web quest on singularities for a journal entry
Classroom Considerations

  • Learners should have basic physics knowledge (equation for gravity vs. distance)
Pros

  • Interesting graphics help cement the concepts
  • Thorough explanations of the topics
Cons

  • None