Physics is Least Popular in July
As a physics blog, we're interested in the online popularity of physics, and when we can expect the largest number of readers. This graph shows the relative popularity of the term "physics" in worldwide Google searches from January 2010 to January 2015. Just a quick glance at the data shows that the popularity of physics is cyclical, with an annual peak interest every October when the Nobel Prize in Physics is announced.
|Data from Google Trends. Annotations by Tamela Maciel|
But what about all the people in the Southern Hemisphere? Yes, this data will be somewhat balanced by the Australian, New Zealand, and other Southern Hemisphere schools that are still in session during June, July, and August, but keep in mind that nearly 90 percent of the world's population lives in the Northern Hemisphere, which dominates online trends.
That means that very few of you will read these June musings; come back in October for some physics articles with truly global popularity.
Physics WorldwideBut if you are one of the dedicated few that wants your summer served with a splash of physics, here's another dataset: the following map shows the relative online interest in "physics" per country. Physics is most popular in the Philippines, which is given a relative search volume of 100. Next are Bhutan, Somalia, and Ethiopia. This doesn't mean that these countries have the largest total number of internet searches for physics, but simply that the concentration of physics searches compared to other search terms is very high.
The United States comes 17th with a relative search volume of 48. A closer look at the data reveals that the two US cities with the largest amount of physics interest are Houston and Seattle (read: NASA and Boeing/Microsoft).
You can check out the full, interactive data set here. Let us know in the comments below if you come across any other interesting physics trends!
By Tamela Maciel, also known as "pendulum"
I think July will be the least well-liked month for physics, marking the underside of a new decline which starts throughout May. This isn't really surprising provided that schools inside the Northern Hemisphere often finish throughout May or maybe June, and which July is the most used month for vacations for Americans. Physics is surely an academic phrase and it's wise that its popularity aligns together with students along with researchers accommodating the educational calendar.Anyway thanks for the great article and hope few best cheap essay writing service will help us to know more about this type article topic.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 12:50 AM