Connect with us

Physics Capsule

Welcome to a new, learn-centric online magazine

Editorial

Welcome to a new, learn-centric online magazine

Here are some things we have lined up for 2015, a few small changes, some radical ones, all targeted to making Physics Capsule even better than before.

Some products start out with a small user group, an alpha, for testing and development. They move on to a beta for a wider audience before finally being released publicly. With Physics Capsule, we wanted to put it out there and see how it went before conforming it to our schedule, likes and time.

After considerable thought, both of us have come to believe that a strong shift in our ideology behind Physics Capsule was necessary to help it grow before it became what we originally intended — a one-stop platform for all basic and contemporary physics. While we started off addressing both, we have now decided to restrict ourselves mostly to the basics, or our well-received Learn section.

The Capsule

Indeed, henceforth, there will be no Learn section because all of Physics Capsule will be mainly Learn. In other words, we will wholly focus on basic physics, attempting to address the general audience without a mathematical background as well as one with.

When Roshan Sawhil suggested we archive the contemporary articles and retain the most important ones — an idea I had been throwing around myself for some time and hence readily agreed to — it struck me that the best solution to incorporate current research would be not to write about it all, but to catalogue what we believe will one day be the landmark physics research of our time.

We have decided to, quite fittingly, call this the Physics Time Capsule — which is what it is. They also have a dedicated section on the front page of the magazine for quick access and you can also subscribe to them specifically. All categories, subcategories and sections may be subscribed to by appending /feed to their respective URI.

You will find older articles missing, but archived safely so we can bring them back should we choose to sometime down the line. Currently, there is no way to read them, and we thought this was the best approach.

Site structure

Physics Capsule now has three sections: Learn (the main site), the time capsule of physics discoveries/research and (in)frequent editorials. Open articles are also allowed from authors and the general public. You will find this change neatly reflected in the menu above any page.

The best solution would be to catalogue the landmark physics research of our time.

In order to balance technicalities (optimization, duplication etc. which are the biggest potential dangers to Physics Capsule as any developer knows) the mathematically intensive and english-based versions of Learn articles are really the same. All articles will be written in plain language and carry an additional mathematical section at the end for the interested reader. You can find examples of this already in practice.

A lot of other changes have been made around the magazine to reflect this major shift towards a Learn-centric platform besides design improvements; even more changes have been made in the backend, logistically, structurally, security-wise and a few bells and whistles here. Notably, we have a contact form below every page, making it that much easier to get in touch with us, should you feel the need.

Do not forget to connect with us on Google+, Twitter and Facebook.

Continue Reading
Advertisement

V.H. Belvadi is an Assistant Professor of Physics. He teaches postgraduate courses in advanced classical mechanics, astrophysics and general relativity. When he is free he makes photographs and short films, writes on his personal website, makes music, reads voraciously, or plays his violin. He currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief of Physics Capsule.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More in Editorial

Advertisement

Recommended reading

Looking for a particular topic?

Turn to the contents page.

Watch this space for updates on our upcoming free to download handbook of formulae in calculus and trigonometry.

Are you a passionate writer with a good knowledge of physics?

Start writing for us.
To Top