Infectious diseases spread exponentially, yes, but only in the beginning. Thank God.
4 million years ago, a burst of hot rock heated the planet, causing ocean acidification, massive storms, and extinctions. What can we learn from this early example?
How about some fun (and bouncity) physics puzzles to solve while you’re stuck at home?
Infectious diseases grow exponentially, not linearly. The number of cases seems small—until they’re not, and then it’s too late.
With high schools and colleges closing, the key to teaching is finding creative ways to make learning meaningful. A physics professor weighs in.