Monthly Archives: October 2012

Mood

Mood sets the mood for me to write about mood. Education sets the mood to study, but should cater room for pacing and rest. Deadlines/stress sets the mood to work, but there should also be time for rest. Mood sets … Continue reading

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maximising the angle to view a portrait at the gallery.

How is the angle affected by the distance, x, away from the portrait? But is this model realistic? What does maximising angle really mean? Does making the angle largest give the clearest view of the picture? would the person standing … Continue reading

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comparing the probability fallacy and the percentage fallacy.

What is the probability that you obtain 1 six given 4 trials of rolling a six-sided dice. correct answer: What is the overall percentage discount of getting first an r% discounted followed by another s% discount? r+s %? correct answer: … Continue reading

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How is Horner’s method linked to synthetic division?

Horner’s method is a computationally efficient algorithm for evaluating a polynomial at a certain point or value. But how does Horner’s method link to synthetic division? The process of Horner’s method gives coefficients that are identical in the synthetic division. … Continue reading

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God, reason and intuition

Artistic people may prefer to wonder more in their intuition than to keep driving back down to theory and reason. “Know something about everything, And everything about something.” – …Richard from cryptography class?

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triunal tensions of desire and development

In desire lies the source of inspiration and motivation. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Shield-Trinity-Scutum-Fidei-English.svg#mediaviewer/File:Shield-Trinity-Scutum-Fidei-English.svg

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Hamiltonian mechanics?

Laziness of particle to move from one place to another in order to save energy. sum of KE and PE = particle action? minimise particle action? eg. Snell’s law where light travels to minimize time taken to reach from one … Continue reading

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