Learning Physics with Professor Mac

Does Earth accelerate towards you? Professor Mac is jumping from a step and the forces on him and on the Earth are shown by red arrows. 0

Does Earth accelerate towards you?

Does Earth accelerate towards you when you jump from a height? You may find it hard to believe but the answer is yes. You don’t see the acceleration since it is very small, but...

Professor Mac is stepping on to grey scales with two close-up pictures shown to the left. One of the scales shows his weight in kilograms and one in Newtons. 0

What do scales measure?

What do scales measure? The obvious answer is kilograms (or grams). That is what the reading on the scale indicates. However this is not what the scale is measuring. It actually measures force,...

Professor Mac is standing on a grey platform with a red arrow showing the pull of Earth acting on him 0

The force of attraction – Gravity

I’m working on the animation of Professor Mac demonstrating gravity. In the image above the gravity force acting on him is shown by the big red arrow and this is the force of...

Professor Mac is standing on the launch tower waving to the camera with his white shuttle on the top of the rocket in the background 2

Designing a Launch Pad

I’m still in the process of preparing the assets for my new video which will explain the concept of Gravity. Assets are computer models of objects which you would find in the real world...

The rear of the space shuttle is shown with engines and a ring structure for attaching to a space station 2

Gravity with a Space Shuttle

I’ve been busy over the summer months preparing the assets for my new video which will explain gravity. It will take some months yet to have it ready for release but I...

Professor Mac is standing in front of a broken wall lying on the ground with the words "Professor Mac Explains Force" in large yellow text in the background. 10

What is Force?

  My video explaining force is now available. In it I explain the concept of force and the effect forces have on objects through a series of high quality animated experiments. Force...

Professor Mac is standing in front of hundreds of apples which have fallen from a bag onto the laboratory floor. 0

When the bag fails

Oops this is what happens when a bag holding a lot of apples fails – they fall to the ground with a loud bang. In my new video explaining force I have...

Professor Mac is standing in front of a broken wall lying on the ground with the words "Professor Mac Explains Force" in large yellow text in the background. 0

Creating a title image

  I have been working on creating a suitable intro sequence for my video on Force. After a few attempts at slow motion I decided the best solution would be a dramatic...