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Eugene Wigner once said, "Give me enough parameters and I can describe an elephant, give me a me a few more and I can tell you it is wagging its tail." When it comes to this dynamical model of galactic structure there appears little need to include unseen or "dark Matter" in the theory. In presenting a simple dynamical model for a thin disk galaxy we are left with a single parameter, the arreal matter density, to fit to our experimental data and the challenge is to measure...
Topics: Thin Disk Galaxy, simple dynamical model, no need for dark matter, Pythagoras Publishing
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An original poem by Patrick Bruskiewich With women, as with flowers Bright pollen bursts from within Carried by the wind before the tower That dare cast shadows on our sins.
Topics: poem, eros, Canadian poetry
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A physics 12 talk that derives the wave equation for a string in two different ways.
Topics: Physics 12, Two Simple Derivations, Wave Equation for a String, Pythagoras Publishing
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A physics 101 talk about Black Holes and Gravitational Fields. An excerpt from Physics by Tipler is included in this assignment
Topics: Physics 101, Black Holes and Gravitational Fields Assignment, Pythagoras Publishing
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A presentation on the Physics of Medical Devices for British Columbia Physics Teachers given at TRIUMF in Vancouver in October 2010
Topics: Medical Devices, Physics, detectors, transistors, TRIUMF, Pythagoras Publishing
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The week five notes titled Moveable Type and the Gutenberg Bible, for Science 201, Vision Perception and Science taught by the author at the Emily Carr Institute for Art and Design (refer to Science 201 Course Outline).
Topics: Emily Carr Institute for Art and Design, Science 201, Moveable Type and the Gutenberg Bible
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The week two notes titled Leonardo da Vinci Science Notes, for Science 201, Vision Perception and Science taught by the author at the Emily Carr Institute for Art and Design (refer to Science 201 Course Outline).
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A January 2009 interview of Dr. Marc Garneau, Canada's First Man in Space first published in the Canadian Undergraduate Physics Journal. The achivist is one of two people who interviewed Dr. Garneau. Marc is a former RCN Naval Captain, a Canadian Astronaut, a former President of the Canadian Space Agency and now a Member of Parliament, Ottawa, Canada.
Topics: Marc Garneau, Canada's First Man in Space, MP in Canada, CUPJ
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This short article describes how the ATK MDA Radarsat Matter was resolved in 2008 by a recommendation proposed to the Canadian House of Commons by the author.  My friends know me as an Officer and a Gentleman, a Diplomat and a Scholar who has been providing wise counsel to the House of Commons in Ottawa for well over thirty-five years. Over the past decade (2008 - 2018) the ATK-MDA-RADARSAT Matter came Full Circle as a result of my recommendation and participation in the resolution of the...
Topics: MDA, Radarsat, Canadian Space Agency, Marc Garneau, Parliament, Parliament of Canada, Naval...
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A poem about the embers of the heart being snuffed out by dust.
Topics: embers of the heart, dust, unrequited love
This manuscript was co-written in 1982 with Dr. George Volkoff but remained lost in the primary author's papers, until recently rediscovered with other manuscripts. The crux of this paper stems from discussions that the primary author had with Dr. Volkoff, and prior discussions George had with his colleagues Stanislaw Ulam and the late John von Neumann. Using the Ulam Mapping Function an algorithm is developed to produce pseudo-random two and three state selection, such as coin tosses and...
Topics: Bruskiewich€“ Volkoff Von Neumann Algorithm, George Volkoff, John von Neumann, Stanislaw Ulam,...
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From The Elements of Physics by F.A. Kaempffer, Variational Principles Blaisdell Publishing Co. Toronto, 1967 `Man stretch thy reason hither, so thou mayest comprehend these things.` Johannes Kepler
Topics: The Elements of Physics, Kaempffer, Chapter 18, variational principles, Fermat's Theorem, Snell's...
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This is Radio Free Broadcast Forty Eight, 19 February, 2018.   In this broadcast I talk about how when you look at climate politics you have to recognize that the average temperature of planet has not changed, measured from space using satellite based bolometers.   There is the question of the standard deviation, which is not well understood by most commentators of climate is that the outliers in temperature are part of the standard deviation and is by itself not a sufficient measure of...
Topics: South Korea, 2018 Winter Olympics, North Korea, Peace Treaty, Parliament of Canada, Canada's...
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This is Broadcast Twenty of Radio Free Vancouver, 9 June, 2017. In this broadcast I talk about the seven excellent recommendations that were made to the Mayor of Vancouver Gregor Robertson on the 19th of May 2017 by the Vancouver Study Group of the Future City Program. The seven ideas include a new roundabout and fountain at Denman and Georgia, a new Autostadt at the corner, a new observation elevator at Prospect Point in Stanley Park, a new water slide for Second Beach, a tunnel under Georgia...
Topics: Vancouver Study Group, Future City, Stanley Park, UNESCO Heritage Site, Tunnel in Vancouver,...
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Organizing for Innovation: A Systems Approach for Technical Management By J.A. Morton, VP Electronics Technology, Bell Telephone Laboratory, Inc. Chapters 4 - 7 McGraw Hill, NY, 1971
Topics: Technology, Innovation, Organizing, Technical Management, Laboratory, Electronics
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This is a description of the presentation made to the Mayor of Vancouver Gregor Robertson by the Vancouver Study Group of the Future City Program.  The VSG met with the Mayor of Vancouver of Friday May 19th, 2017 and briefed him on seven wonderful ideas for the city of Vancouver.  these ideas include a traffic roundabout at Georgia and Denman, an autostadt near the same corner, a tourist elevator at Prospect Point in Stanley Park, a water slide for second beach at Stanley Park, a 7.0 km...
Topics: Vancouver, Stanley Park, tunnel, roundabout, autostadt, UNESCO heritage site, EXPO 86, EXPO 2026
The period of a pendulum in a resistive medium is derived. The value for the resistive constant k is determined using the fractional variation in the period of the pendulum. This paper was written in 1981. The manuscript remained lost in the authorâs papers for years, until recently rediscovered with other manuscripts.
Topics: Pendulum, resistive medium, k the resistive constant, second order differential equation, constant...
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This is Radio Free Vancouver Broadcast 100, dated 18 February, 2019.  In this broadcast I read into the public domain a Globe & Mail article about a Saudi fellow Kalifa who came  to Canada to get an education and the went and became the chief ISIS propagandist who is now in jail and wanting to be repatriated to Canada.   I argue that he has forfeited his citizenship for his war crimes and crimes against humanity.  His actions violate the R2P provisions of Canadian law.    I compare...
Topics: Kalifa, ISIS propagandist, war crimes in the Middle East, International Criminal Court, War Crimes,...
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This is Radio Free Vancouver Broadcast One Hundred and Seventeen, for Dec 2 2019. In this Broadcast I comment on this year's Nobel Prize in Physics recipient Dr. Jim Peebles who is a Canadian and I mention the quiet diplomacy by Canadian scientists to see more Canadians honored by the Stockholm Committee over the past decade.  I helped to prime that pump and to see Jim Peebles honored.  I have asked Dr. Peebles to mention Dr. Andrew McKellar and his 1941 measurement of the ambient temperature...
Topics: Jim Peebles, 2019 Canadian Federal Election, Nobel Prize, Rubidium, supernova
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An original poem by Patrick Bruskiewich All that eyes Do seek All that hearts Do find All this is inside My troubled mind.
Topics: poem, emotions, Canadian poetry
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A new look at Copernicus and his work De Revolutionibus including a hypothesis on how he may have been influenced in his thinking by the De Dondi's analogue computer - either the arm moves or the face moves on a clock, both are possible and provide similar relative motion. In essence some three hundred years would pass before Kopernik's seven predictions would be fully tested. Three of his predictions would be found false and would undergo amendment, while four of his predictions would survive...
Topics: Copernicus, De Revolutionibus, De Dondi Clock, Jagiellonian University, Poland, Pope John Paul II,...
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An original poem by Patrick Bruskiewich Beyond the trees, set rows away from the tortuous sun the Tuscan women know to wait, for they who come.
Topics: poem, eros, Canadian poetry
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This is Radio Free Vancouver Broadcast Fifty Two on the 19th of March, 2018. In this broadcast I pay tribute to the late Dr. Stephen Hawking who passed away recently at the age of 76.  In the first half of the 20th century Albert Einstein was an iconic figure.  In the second half of the 20th century Stephen Hawking became a modern day iconic figure. In this broadcast I made a small error describing the change of entropy (dS) to be the ratio of a change in energy dU to time.  I meant to say...
Topics: Stepehn Hawking, black holes, General Relativity, Albert Einstein, Sakharov, entropy, black hole...
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An original poem by Patrick Bruskiewich Those Eros lost and found And errors in a sorted life Skirt you disaster here and there Set thee coarse course, towards the dusk!
Topics: poem, eros, Canadian poetry
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The week ten notes titled the Plasticity of the Brain, for Science 201, Vision Perception and Science taught by the author at the Emily Carr Institute for Art and Design (refer to Science 201 Course Outline).
Topics: Emily Carr Institute for Art and Design, Science 201, Plasticity of the Brain
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The Renaissance is the period in Italian history from about 1450 to 1550. Modern science and art is said to have begun in Italy at that time. The week one notes titled the Renaissance, for Science 201, Vision Perception and Science taught by the author at the Emily Carr Institute for Art and Design (refer to Science 201 Course Outlined).
Topics: Emily Carr Institute for Art and Design, Science 201, Renaissance
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During the period 1592 - 1610 Galileo made some of the most important discoveries in mechanics. To begin, in or around 1590, he held the erroneous belief, probably borrowed from ancient script, that an object only experiences acceleration during a brief instant as it begins to fall; that is, the falling object experienced "instantaneous acceleration" and then settled down to constant speed. Measurements using the incline planes showed this belief in "instantaneous...
Topics: Briana Lyon, Galileo, incline plane, accelerated motion, Archimedes
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An original poem by Patrick Bruskiewich In the shade I sit, iced mint in hand. Tea is not enough to stave off this heat
Topics: poem, summer, Canadian Poetry
A simple model of an imploding sphere of trapped photons is presented. The collapse of a massive Wolf-Rayet star is an example of an imploding sphere of photons. In a simple model of an imploding sphere of trapped photons, such as the implosion of the opaque shell of a Wolf-Rayet star, gravitational collapse drives the heating of the photon gas. A sudden loss of opacity in the surrounding shell of material will make the Wolf-Rayet collapse process appear like some gigantic flash bulb, which...
Topics: Wolf-Rayet Star, Implosion of a Photon Sphere, Gamma Ray Burst
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by Patrick Bruskiewich
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This is a short and humorous look at a math question given by an elementary school teacher to a rather clever young student. The student took advantage of the ambiguous nature of the question and answered the question in a wise fashion. The teacher needs to revisit the question and deal with the ambiguity. this is a pithy little math article ...
Topics: fractions, the pizza puzzle, ambiguity in a math question
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An October 2005 article for the Graduate Magazine at UBC. The lives of my Grandfathers my deceased Godfather, father and myself in the service of the Crown and Parliament of Canada. A need to respect the Parliament of Canada and International Law. The importance of the Vienna Convention and the sad consequence of the 1997 APEC riot at UBC. Were in not for the 1997 APEC riot and its political aftermath, Canada would have most likely sent our servicemen, RCMP officers and relief volunteers to...
Topics: UBC, Vienna Convention, Geneva Convention, International Law, 1997 APEC Riot, Parliament of Canada
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An original poem by Patrick Bruskiewich She made me wonder about her secret collections of things dainty, pink and orange lace that fit her mood or place
Topics: poem, eros, Canadian poetry
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An original poem by Patrick Bruskiewich There is a coffee shop where has beans roll in from around the world where they aspire to ungrateful things to blings and black and polywacks
Topics: poem, existentialism, Canadian Poetry
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From The Elements of Physics by F.A. Kaempffer, The Interference of Probability Amplitudes Blaisdell Publishing Co. Toronto, 1967 `Man stretch thy reason hither, so thou mayest comprehend these things.` Johannes Kepler
Topics: The Elements of Physics, Kaempffer, Chapter 19, interference, probability amplitude
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From The Elements of Physics by F.A. Kaempffer, The Hierarchy of so-called Elementary Particles Blaisdell Publishing Co. Toronto, 1967 `Man stretch thy reason hither, so thou mayest comprehend these things.` Johannes Kepler
Topics: The Elements of Physics, Kaempffer, Chapter 23, elementary particles
The Parity Operator for the Quantum Harmonic Oscillator in the Jordan Representation.
Topics: The Parity Operator, Quantum Harmonic Oscillator, Jordan Representation
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This is Radio Free Vancouver Broadcast 59, on 7 May, 2018.   In this Broadcast I talk about how fear is found more and more in the body politic in Canada and abroad and how this is being used by some political figures to consolidate their power.  We need to introduce a sense of optimism back into Canadian politics. I talk about the recent Summit between North and South Korea - who are trying to reconcile.  The two presidents stepped into each other's country. I remind the world that 125...
Topics: fear, fear in politics, Korea, Naval Quarantine, House of Commons, Pope Francis, JFK, Stranway,...
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This is Radio Free Vancouver Broadcast Forty Four, dated 22 January 2018. In this broadcast I begin by speaking for a few minutes about why I did not include the cost of living in Vancouver as a cause of unhappiness in this city in the last broadcast. I go on to speak about the need for a new UN organization the International Civil Earth Observation Organization (I.C.E.O.O.) and how this would assist the work of the UN Security Council in a direct and timely fashion.  ICEOO would bring...
Topics: United Nations, Vancouver, Peacekeeping, Korean War, ICEOO, Radarsat, Parliament of Canada, Putin
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This is Radio Free Vancouver Broadcast One Hundred Eight, on April 15, 2019. In this Broadcast I talk about why we use the absolute or Kelvin Temperature scale in science (and not the day to day Celsius scale).  I make mentioned hos much of the climate change information is bad science, especially those items that speak about a 0.2 C change to a 15 C average temperature (in actual fact it is a 0.2 K change on a 288 K scale ... makes a difference doesn't it). I talk about how disingenuous to...
Topics: Absolute Temperature, Kelvin, Science and Environment, Oslo Committee, Nobel Peace Prize, Mauder...
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This is Radio Free Vancouver Broadcast Fifty Five on the 9th of April, 2018. This broadcast is a bit of a mash where I read the theater script Disbelief which is about a disturbing event involving religious and gender discrimination that occurred during the Lemkin-Tehlirian Poetry Event for the 2015 Centenary Genocide Commemoration for the Armenian Holocaust at UBC on March 29th, 2015. I happen to be Catholic and happen to write a poem That Circle of Death about the Armenian Holocaust.  The...
Topics: bigotry. sexism, discrimination, Armenian Holocaus
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This is Radio Free Vancouver Broadcast One Hundred and Fifteen, dated 3 June, 2019 In this Broadcast I comment on the upcoming talk by Mrs. Maggie Sinclair Trudeau at the Faculty of Education at UBC.  This is Justin Trudeau's ol' alma mater who have invited his mother to speak. In previous Broadcast of RFV I have wondered why the decrimilization of marijuana was based on politics and not on good medical or scientific policies.   Had the Faculty of Medicine or the Faculty of Nursing at UBC...
Topics: Maggie Trudeau, Drug Policy, UBC, Faculty of Education, Tenure, Charter of Rights and Freedoms
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Prime Numbers are of fundamental importance to number theory. The most direct way to find Prime Numbers is to use an algorithm, such as the Sieve of Eratosthenes. There is a simple algorithm, or Sieve, involving Prime Number Strings which will be presented in this short paper.
Topics: Prime Number, Algorithm, Prime Number String, Sieve, mathematics
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This is the ninth Broadcast of Radio Free Vancouver, 25 January, 2017. In this Broadcast I thank President Obama for a job well done, I also recommend to the Rt. Hon. Governor General of Canada, the Rt. Hon. Prime Minister of Canada and to the House of Commons in Ottawa that they grant Mr. Joe Biden an honorary Canadian Citizenship for his long friendship with Canada. We also had a guest visitor to the RFV studio, Salome, who is a Cordon Blue chef and someone who loves Paris and La Vie...
Topic: Radio Free Vancouver, President Obama, Vice-President Biden, Woman's March, President Trump
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This is an open letter to the leaders of the five Permanent Members of the United Nations Security Council and the leaders of nuclear weapon states regarding six doctrinal principles meant to protect humanity from the ravages of future nuclear war: 1. The Sanctity of National Capitals 2. The Sanctity of Diplomatic Means 3. The Sanctity of the Non-Combatant 4. The Sanctity of Cultural Heritage 5. The Sanctity of No First Use 6. The Sanctity of Restraint
Topics: nuclear weapons doctrine, protecting the non-combatant, protecting national capitals, diplomacy
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It appears the TB Bifurcation Parameter Model can be extended to describe exoplanetary star systems such as Beta Pictoris system.     For the Beta Pictoris system we have L*M = 15.225 which yields a value for the Bifurcation Parameter of B = 3.11.   Planet c is a feature of interest     For the Beta Pictoris system we have   D n = A + 3.11 * 2^ n   where we can use one of two values for A depending whether we want a near fit (A = 3.2) or a near/far fit (A = 3.0)..  We arrive at an...
Topics: TB Bifurcation Model, Beta Pictoris, exoplanetary system
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This is Radio Free Vancouver Broadcast One Hundred and Twenty Five for Thursday Jan 30, 2020. In this Broadcast I discuss the 2019 Coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan Province in China and make some suggestions to the Canadian Government. The First suggestion is you leave Canadians in Wuhan Province and not arrange to bring them back to Canada.  There is a lovely broadcast by a Canadian teacher and his family in Wuhan that says it is safer for all concerned to remain at home and in doors in Wuhan...
Topics: 2019 Coronavirus, Wuhan, Canada, influenza, Spanish Flu
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This is a short excerpt from the book Blaise Pascal and his Passion for Polynomials. The excerpt talks about Pascal being born prematurely, and as a result having a high I.Q. and attendant health difficulties. The book is available through Amazon / Kindle
Topics: Blaise Pascal, high I.Q., precociousness, brilliance, mathematics
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Copernicus Jubilee in Canada: 1473-1973 (Part One) Compendiuum book of the 1973 Copernicus Quincentenary Jubilee Events in Canada by Maria R. Lemanski sponsored by the Department of Secretary of State, Parliament of Canada
Topics: Copenicus, Quincentennary Jubilee, 1973, Canada
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This is Radio Free Vancouver Broadcast One Hundred and Thirty One. This is another in an inspirational broadcast to help us get through the COVID-19 pandemic. This is an excerpt from the First Inaugural Address by President Ronald Reagan from January 21st, 1981.
Topics: Ronald Reagan, Inaugural Address, COVID-19
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It appears that there may be a relationship between the composite function L*M and the Bifurcation Parameter B in the Titius-Bode algorithm for exoplanetary systems with G type stars.  The relationship appears to be linear and of the form B = 0.200 (L*M) + 0.065 In this short paper a randomly chosen exoplanetary system orbiting a sun like star the Nu2 Lupi system is assessed. The correlation between the measured value and the predicted value of orbital distance validates the relationship. The...
Topics: exoplanets, Nu2 Lupi, Titius-Bode Rule, Composite Function
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A Poem about the cold and how it gets into your bones and hollows you put. Part of a collection of twenty original poems by the author titled "It is What it is, They Say" also available through archove,org.
Topics: Poem, Cold, original poems, Canadian poems
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From The Elements of Physics by F.A. Kaempffer, The Law of Conservation of Energy Blaisdell Publishing Co. Toronto, 1967 `Man stretch thy reason hither, so thou mayest comprehend these things.` Johannes Kepler
Topics: The Elements of Physics, Kaempffer, Chapter 9, Conservation of Energy
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This is Radio Free Vancouver Broadcast Ninety Eight, on 4 February, 2019. In this Broadcast I talk about the soap opera presently going on in Ottawa - the Wilson Raybould Affair. I make mention ho in Case Law the punishment should fit the crime and how the former attorney general was ready to throw the baby out with the bath water. I mention her false dichotomy politics - you are either for me or against me, and how the fact she is an aboriginal woman has nothing to do with the SNC Lavalin...
Topics: SNC Lavalin, Wilson Raybould, aboriginal politics, drama queen, Parliament of Canada, laws of...
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This is Radio Free Vancouver broadcast twenty five dated 26 July, 2017.  In this broadcast I talk about how the Korean War is not yet over, since there is no formal Peace Treaty, and how the North Korean decision to develop and deploy nuclear weapons defies the common understanding that the United States, Russia and China have that the Korean War is a Limited War, and not to be considered by any of the superpowers as being a nuclear one.   In this broadcast I read the introduction to David...
Topics: Korea War, armistice, limited war, nuclear weapons, North Korea nuclear weapons
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This is Radio Free Vancouver Broadcast Seventy Five, dated 28 August, 2018. In this broadcast I begin with a tribute to Senator John McCain and make mention of a number of importance happenstances in his life, including his deployment during the Cuban Missile Crisis aboard the USN Enterprise in 1962 (he had a tactical nuclear weapon slung under his A- 4E Skyhawk) and his courage during the USS Forrestal fire of July 29, 1967. Both President B. Obama (Democrat) and G.W. Bush (Republican) will be...
Topics: Senator John McCain, poetry, free rides on the bus, West Vancouver, petty theft
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An original poem by Patrick Bruskiewich I am Bohemian ⦠really I am I am as flighty as the clouds The rain is my tears
Topics: poem, bohemian, mathematician, Canadian poetry
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This is Radio Free Vancouver Broadcast One Hundred and Eighteen, from 9 December, 2019. In this Broadcast I begin by reminding people that during the winter season if they have a cold or flu to stay home and not pass it on the everyone else.  The heart of this Broadcast is a tribute to one of the 2019 Nobel Prize Winners in Physics, the Canadian born astrophysicist Dr. Jim Peebles. Dr. Peebles' Nobel Address is available through the Nobel Prize Committee in Stockholm. In listening to his...
Topics: Jim Peebles, Nobel Prize, Physics, Astrophysics, Canada
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A paper on Zeropoint Fluctuations and the Suspended Charge Paradox as presented in Physics 506 at UBC.
Topics: Zero Point Fluctuation, Quantum Gravity, Electro-Gravitational Cross Section, Casimir Effect,...
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An original poem by Patrick Bruskiewich Your politics are all amiss Your prejudice is far from new In you, what naivety there is Wrapped in your point of view
Topics: poem, politics, Canadian Poetry
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A pregnant Japanese girl tries to kill herself by jumping off the Capilano Suspension Bridge in Vancouver ... so starts a film noir adventure that pits an unlikley hero against a villian who makes bath tub absinthe and seduces pretty woman ... you'll enjoy the chase scene, sushi a la mode, a hot bath Japanese style and meeting Lady Dada ... and the ending is fitting ... given the miscreant's behaviour. If you want to produce the film ... drop me an email at patrickb123@yahoo.com.
Topics: bath tub absinthe, film noir, unlikely hero, hot bath Japanese style, sushi a la mode, Tombo,...
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One very nice problem in calculus is determining the length of paper tightly wrapped up in a roll of paper. Such a system is known as a uniformly wrapped system. The problem is similar to that of a logarithmic spiral, but is governed by the constraint that the distance between each layer of the roll is a constant spacing c. The Logarithmic spiral has no such spacing constraint. This manuscript was written in 1984 but remained lost in the author's papers, until recently rediscovered with other...
Topics: Roll of Paper, Uniform Wrapping, Logarithmic Spiral, arc length
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What it is that most people find fascinating about the sinking of the RMS Lusitania on the 7th of May of 1915, in the midst of the Great War (1914-1918) is hard to put your finger on. If you ask a dozen people what their fascination is, even a century later, you get a dozen different answers. Some might even remember to mention Winston Churchill. They might all agree, though, that the sinking was the single most controversial act by the Germans during the First World War. This short article...
Topics: Lusitania, sinking by torpedo, lessons learned, Winston Churchill, U-20, Kapitanleutenant Walther...
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A short description of phosphoric acid and how pH affects its chemistry. The graphics are from Linus Pauling's excellent Chemistry book. This talk was presented to a high school chemistry class.
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A short analysis of the mortality of Aboriginal Canadian Servicemen who served the Crown and Parliament of Canada during the Second World War. The question of mortality rate and participation rates are analyzed.  The mortality rate amongst Aboriginal Canadians during wartime service appears comparable to the mortality rate of Canadian servicemen in general. It appears that participation rates amongst Aboriginal Canadians was around 28 % compared to 41 % as the general participation rate. Along...
Topics: Canada, Remembrance Day, Aboriginal Canadians, Mortality rates, participation rates
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A poem about the bravery of merchant seaman during the Second World War who lost their ship on the North Atlantic Run. The poem written in December 2012 and was inspired by an excerpt (p. 24-25) from the book Admiralty Brief by Captain Edward Terrell, RN George Harraps & Co, London 1958
Topics: Poem, Bravery, Merchant Seamen, North Atlantic Run, Captain Edward Terrell, Royal Navy
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The author's Ph.D. research proposal to Janis McKenna and UBC from 2005. The topic was approved and the author undertook this subject analyzing 100 Billion events and finding that there was no indication of physics beyond the Standard Model to a level of better than one part in ten to the eighth. In November 2006, by misfortune, the author was assaulted on the Campus of the University of British Columbia by a political activist with the Coalition Against War and Occupation (CAWO) brought on...
Topics: Flavour Changing Neutral Current, Electroweak Decay, CAWO assault, UBC
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by Patrick Bruskiewich
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An original poem by Patrick Bruskiewich The moon ⦠the half moon appears from behind its pink, silky cloud
Topics: poem, eros, Canadian poetry
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This is broadcast fifteen of Radio Free Vancouver, on St. Patrick's Day 2017. In this Broadcast I talk about Canada and NATO. I also talk about aspects of Canadian diplomacy over the past three decades. I recommend to the Parliament of Canada they procure a hospital ship HMCS Grace, as well as two light air craft carriers HMCS Hope and HMCS Charity for the RCN and for International Humanitarian Relief. near the end of the broadcast I challenge US President Donald Trump to change the designation...
Topics: Canada, NATO, RCN, air craft carriers, humanitarian relief, Mulroney, Reagan, Gorbachev, Trump,...
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by Patrick Bruskiewich
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Many students are curious how one can go from the familiar Newtonâs Law of Gravitation to the Galilean equation of kinematic motion of a falling mass. The math involved is not obvious ... it is presented here to assuage your curiosity.
Topics: Newton' Theory of Gravitation, Galileo's equation for falling masses, derivations
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by Patrick Bruskiewich
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An original poem by Patrick Bruskiewich Admittedly, they are quite small Twin curiosities at best deceptions that belie their age the true, the time ⦠the test
Topics: poem, eros, Canadian poetry
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This is Broadcast Twenty One of Radio Free Vancouver, 22 June, 2017.  In this broadcast Salome and I talk about the proposal sent to the Mayor of Vancouver Mr. Gregor Robertson for a new fountain and features at Lost Lagoon in Stanley Park.  The proposal is available under a separate cover at archive.org https://archive.org/details/LostLagoonFountainStanleyPark/page/n35
Topics: Lost Lagoon Fountain, Stanley Park
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This is Radio Free Vancouver Broadcast Twenty Three.  In this broadcast I share the lovely essay In Search of Beauty that was written in 1950 and published in a Royal Bank of Canada Newsletter.  
Topics: beauty, search for beauty, essay, Royal Bank of Canada
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This is Radio Free Vancouver Broadcast 95 on 14 January, 2019. In this broadcast I talk to the heart of the rift between China and Canada over the Huawei matter and how it relates to UN Security Council sanctions more than anything else.  I provide some public advice to the President of China and ask that he look at the long term and not the near term in his relationship with Canada.  Canada has been a friend of the People's Republic of China and was the first country in the English Speaking...
Topics: China, Canada, Huawei, UN sanctions, BC referendum, voting reform, Andrew Weaver, BC Green Party,...
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This is Broadcast Twenty Six of Radio Free Vancouver on the 24th of August, 2017.  In this broadcast I talk in passing about the state of the forst fires in the Province of BC as well as how the extensive rain in the spring of 2017 in Vancouver meant that the interior of BC did not get its anticipated spring supply.  I mention that the rain did not get over the Coastal Mountains (I called them the Rockies in error) because the air was cooler than normal. In this Broadcast I talk about D.H....
Topics: D H Lawrence, Lady Chatterley's Lover, the BC Forest Fires
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This is Broadcast Thirty One of Radio Free Vancouver on 22nd September, 2017.  In this Broadcast I talk about poetry and politics, and What is Culture?  I present the story of one of the most cultured souls I have ever met and how she changed the lives of my classmates and I.  She was a Catholic Nun who loved music and used his love of music to teach us how to sing like little angels - Bach's Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring.  I speak of the blindness of many Canadians towards the goodness of...
Topics: Canada, Poetry, Culture, Catholic, Catholic Nun, Music, Bach Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring, Khadr,...