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The Physics of Marketing – Hooke’s Law

Scientist, Physicist, Mathematician and all around genius Robert Hooke lived in the mid 1600’s.  Much of his work revolved around his law of elasticity, which stated that elastic materials stretch in proportion to the force applied to them.  Some materials are more elastic than others.  Understanding this principle allowed for sailors to measure longitude, architects […]

The Physics of Marketing – Conservation of Energy

This week’s Physics of Marketing post is about energy. It is clear when someone has energy and more clear when they lack it. Starbuck’s has made a fortune on regularly selling me cups full of energy in the form of caffeine laden black coffee. Energy takes many forms, and is probably best thought of in […]

The Physics of Marketing: Newton’s Laws of Motion

Isaac Newton lived from 1643 – 1727, and is about as close to a superstar as any scientist could be. People far beyond the world of physics know Sir Isaac. He helped to invent calculus, and was actually the first scientist to be knighted in Britain. Newton’s work is widely known and has been the […]

The Physics of Marketing – Mach’s Principle

Ernst Mach, was an Austrian Philosopher and Physicist. He lived from 1838 to 1916. His principle proposed the idea that “mass there influences inertia here.” That means that the gravity of far away things affects how nearby things move. Thus motion is only meaningful when measured against another object. For example, we know the earth […]