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One for Science: Elementary Particles, Mass and Forces of Nature

In pursuit of science, fitness, and happiness, this article is a continuation of the video shared here on fat loss. The chemical equation of human fat C55H104O6 decomposes into Carbon and Oxygen.  Ruben Meerman’s video on the mathematics of weight loss led to the genesis of this article. Dipped with a small dose of quantum mechanics, this article shares a very brief overview of the micro world of elementary particles and laws of nature governing our bodies and this Universe.

Carbon, Hydrogen and Oxygen atoms play a fundamental role in burning fat. About 96% of human body is made up of carbon, oxygen, hydrogen, and nitrogen. Hydrogen and Helium are also the elements which build the atomic mass of our universe. Hydrogen and Helium atoms make up 99.8 % of all atoms and 98% of all atomic mass in the Universe. An atom has protons and neutrons in its nucleus with electrons orbiting the nucleus.  Protons and neutrons have the same weight which is much more than the weight of electrons. Mass of electrons is negligible compared to the weight of protons and neutrons. The number of protons decides the elementary characteristics of the elements on the periodic table. The mass differs from the weight. Mass measured by mass of atoms in the body which is equal to the mass of protons and neutrons combined. Mass is constant while weight changes according to the gravitation pull of the planet. The movies Interstellar and The Martian are good examples of how weights can vary in different planets. Continue reading “One for Science: Elementary Particles, Mass and Forces of Nature”

Module on Structured Products

The first module I published on my blog was on Structured Products. Globally, structured products form an important part of asset allocation and portfolio management. It also a very good way of taking exposures across various asset classes ranging from forex, commodities, equities, interest rates etc. Digital options form an important part of some of the products detailed here. Digital options are binary options i.e. the payout would be zero or predetermined as defined in the investment mandate.

The presentation which was first published in 2015 on this blog, details brief outline on structured products, different types of structured notes, range accrual plans, knout out structured notes and valuation of a NIFTY equity lined structured note.

Check out this link

https://themiddleroad.org/knowledge-tutorials-presentations/

 

One for Soccer World Cup

Soccer world cup is starting soon and I want to write something on soccer. I want to cover Johan Cruyff, one of the greatest soccer players of all time. Johan Cruff is unarguably not only one of the greatest soccer players of all time but also one of the greatest coaches and managers of all time.

This article would include videos, photos to make it colorful and plan to release it before the world cup…Stay tuned…

Cherry Blossom Festival…Spell Bounding

Cherry Blossom festival is a huge event in Washington DC celebrated with gusto every year. Festival of flowers, kites, food along with music and pristine fun. It’s a must visit if you visit DC at this time of the year. Truly amazing and spell bounding…

On 7 April, there will be fireworks and look forward to the spectacle.

I had taken some videos and pictures of the festival and the museums I had visited. I had planned to share them here but I misplaced all the photos and videos. I think my mistake I deleted the folder where I had saved the videos and pictures. My apologies. I plan to visit again and share videos and pictures here.

https://www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org/about/history/