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7580 questions have been answered online since 1998, by volunteers from the Department of Physics at the University of Illinois' Physics Van outreach program.

Ask the Van has tried hard to make this the most reliable physics Q&A site on the Web, but no site is perfect, as they explain on this note. The Ask the Van Baloney feature provides examples of how shaky many other sites are.

If you'd like to ask a new question, not already covered, please read the answering guidelines first. Ask the Van tries to answer as many questions as they can, but it's not always possible to answer them all. Questions from kids are especially welcome.

Although Ask the Van recommends not using the informal site as a cited reference, students who are in a rush and can't find a more proper peer-reviewed source can check the citation information section.

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