My name is A. F. Steindler and I teach General Physics, Honors Physics, and AP Physics C at Catalina Foothills High School in Tucson, Arizona.  I am originally from Mentor, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland, where I began teaching.  I received my Bachelor's degree in Physics at Heidelberg University in Northwest Ohio, and I received my Master's in Education and teaching endorsement at John Carroll University right near Cleveland.  I am a long time fan of the Cleveland Indians and Browns.  I am not a fan of the winters, and I have accepted the challenge of teaching physics in a new frontier in the Southwest.

When most people think of physics, they cringe and feel that it is the most difficult academic subject.  I say that it is not necessarily difficult, if one has the curiosity and motivation to understand the most fundamental science of the physical universe.  Physicists around the world are trying to understand deep concepts about how the universe is structured, how the universe is changing, and how we as humans can manipulate the universe around us.  Michio Kaku, a Japanese physicist, believes that in a hundred years, we will be able to control our own weather on Earth, averting natural disasters like hurricanes and tsunamis.  In high school, we study basic principles of motion, such as how a far a football can land, how much time it takes to make a trip, how gravity varies on other planets, and many other studies of motion.  During the second semester, we discuss how our circuits are wired, how to keep safe from electrical hazards, such as a thunder storm, or an overloaded circuit.  All kinds of interesting things that occur around us are applications of physics.

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