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The Physics of Everyday Life

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Physics is more than an abstract area of research, it is also a powerful lens through which to view the everyday world. Everyday phenomena, toys and puzzles offer many interesting challenges and some lead to deep, interesting problems, especially in nonlinear science and mathematics. And they remind us why we got into Physics in the first place.

Some topics in depth

Other fun stuff: video clips from the Discovery Channel

Check out the Daily Planet on the Discovery Channel. Some content may only be available in Canada, due to legal niceties. Sorry about the ads.

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Go to the Nonlinear Physics Group home page

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The Experimental Nonlinear Physics Group, Dept. of Physics, University of Toronto,
60 St. George St. Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5S 1A7. Phone (416) 978 - 6810